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Government Relations Specialist

Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Brooklyn
Reports To: Director of Development and Communications
Salary: $49,000 – $54,000

Job Summary

AAFSC is looking for a dynamic and detail-oriented professional to oversee key external relations, research and development & communications projects to advance the organization’s goals. A successful person in this role will have a record as a trusted partner to senior leadership and a strong work ethic. The Government Relations Specialist will be organized, have high attention to detail, strong writing and presentation skills, and the capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple projects. A commitment to immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities is essential for this role.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

External Affairs and Research

Development and Communications

Ambassador and Champion

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Background and Position Requirements

Benefits

Apply

Please submit 3 references (other than relatives), a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to hiring@aafscny.org.

No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

About AAFSC

The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks through our doors, over nearly 25 years, we have developed expertise in serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and refugee communities.

AAFSC works across four priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.