Career Opportunities



Campaign Director

JOB: Campaign Director 
HOURS: 40+ hours per week
BASED IN: Nashville, statewide and national travel required

The Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) seeks an established movement leader to join a dynamic and visionary organizaiton on the front lines of social justice in the South. The Campaign Director will oversee a skilled and diverse team of organizers, guiding our strategy to build a membership base and advance winning campaigns. 

For the past fourteen years, immigrants and refugees have organized with TIRRC to defeat more than 150 anti-immigrant bills, to advance pro-immigrant legislation, to stop deportations, defend refugee resettlement and combat hate, and to build a powerfully engaged immigrant electorate. Tennessee has one of the fastest growing immigrant populations in the country. TIRRC is building a base of members in the Latinx, black immigrant, South Asian, Middle East and Arab communities to leader powerful campaigns for justice and turn the tide in the South. 


Organizing Team Management

  • Oversee the creation, tracking, and reporting of organizing goals, outcomes, and benchmarks
  • Effectively supervise and develop organizers to achieve their membership and organizing goals
  • Provide consistent support for supervisees including weekly check-in's and managing schedules
  • Oversee team budget and manage costs associated with organizing
  • Align team priorities with TIRRC’s long-term goals and core value

Campaign Leadership

  • Engage in high-level strategic thinking to identify organizing opportunities, coalition-building opportunities, and issue campaigns
  • Represent TIRRC in local, state, and national campaign coalitions; identify and build coalitions with key
    community partners 
  • Align base building and leadership development goals with campaign goals, ensuring directly-affected
  • Facilitate communication between organizing and advocacy team and other TIRRC departments regarding research, communications, advocacy, and fundraising; coordinate with staff across issues to find opportunities​ for cross-campaign coordination and ensure alignment
    communities lead campaign strategy

Organizational Support 

  • Fundraise including but not limited to membership recruitment, grassroots fundraising, and grant writing.
  • Maintain organizational database with information from campaigns and events. 
  • Participate in organizational events as needed; represent TIRRC at community events.


  • Belief in TIRRC's mission and experience with social justice 
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equality and empowering low- and moderate-income communities, communities of color, and immigrant communities
  • A minimum of four years of experience with grassroots organizing campaigns, including policy and electoral 
  • Prior experience in supervisory role and ability to work and communicate with people of diverse background
  • Ability to work on deadline, stay organized, and work with little supervision
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills; fluency in English required, fluency in an additional language preferred
  • Proven ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends; must have a car and valid driver license
  • Basic literacy with Microsoft Office suite, Google Hangout, and data management systems

Immigrants, refugees, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and cover letter to by June 15, 2017. 




TIRRC offers internships to dependable high school, college or graduate students who are willing to dedicate regular hours over a long period of time. Interns are not required to have experience, however, they must desire to gain real skills and have an interest in immigrant and refugee rights.

All internships are unpaid.

Requirements: Interns must be willing to work a minimum of 10 hours a week and commit to 3 months, 6 months, or a year with a specific TIRRC program. Interns must also be able to provide their own transportation.

Ideal applicants are those who enjoy building relationships with people from diverse backgrounds that are very motivated and work independently with little supervision.

We are currently only taking applications for our Summer 2017 Internship Program. Please see current internship positions open below.

To apply for an internship please submit your resume and a cover letter to


Resources Intern

We are seeking an intern to assist with the TIRRC hotline/referral program. The intern would answer the phone, respond to voice mails, track client information in a database, provide referrals and information for various services, and assist walk-ins seeking referrals. The position would include helping increase TIRRC’s membership by enhancing our service referrals model.

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Policy Intern

The Advocacy Team is seeking an intern to work 10-15 hours a week from May until August 2016. The Policy and Advocacy Intern will assist the Advocacy Director and Policy Manager on public policy research and campaigns around issues affecting immigrant and refugee communities in Tennessee. Through this internship, you will gain skills, knowledge, and experience in policy research, campaign planning, and coalition building and organizing.

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