Career Opportunities



Campaign Director

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


Campaigns + Organizing

  • Engage in high-level strategic thinking to identitfy issue campaigns, coalition-building opportunities, and organizing opportunities.
  • Support the development and implementation of our policy advocacy agenda that increases the capacity of grassroots leadership, organizational members, and community allies.
  • Oversee the creation, tracking, and reporting of program goals, outcomes, and benchmarks.
  • Represent TIRRC in local, state, and national campagin coalitions. Identify and build coalitions with key community partners. 
  • Facilitate communication between organizing and campaign 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. 
  • Coordinate with Organizing Director to align policy campaigns with base building and leadership development goals, ensuring directly-affected communities lead campaign strategy.




  • Supervise and train a team of organizers through developing and instituting clear goals, benchmarks, and practices. 
  • Provide consistent support for supervisors including weekly check-in's and managing schedules. 
  • Oversee team budget and manage costs associated with campaigns.
  • Align team priorites TIRRC's long-term goal and core values.


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. 
  • Support the National Immigrant Integration Conference (December 11-13, 2016).




  • 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 two years of experience with grassroots organizing campaigns, including policy and electoral 
  • Prior experience in supervisory role
  • Ability to work on deadline, stay organized, and work with little supervision
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills
  • Proven ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends
  • Basic literacy with Microsoft Office suite, Google Hangout, and data management systems 
  • Must have a car and valid Tennessee drive license 
  • Fluency in English required, fluency in an additional language preferred 



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





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 2016 Fall 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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Childhood Development Intern

We are seeking an intern to plan, coordinate, and host children's programming on Friday evenings in conjunction with committee meetings taking place at Casa Azafran. This intern would coordinate with TIRRC's community organizers to prepare activities and materials relevant to TIRRC's mission and vision. This volunteer must: • Be at least 18 years old • Have reliable transportation • Be available from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday nights

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