National Legal Director

African Communities Together
New York
Position Description: 

African Communities Together (ACT), an organization of African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for our families here in the U.S. and worldwide, is seeking applications and nominations for the position of National Legal Director. With current chapters in New York City and Washington, DC, ACT works to support and empower African immigrants to integrate socially, advance economically, and engage civically. It connects African immigrants to services, develops members into grassroot leaders, and drives action to make social change.ACT’s African immigrant membership comes from a diverse range of nationalities, cultures, and languages, is religiously diverse, majority women, and predominantly working-class and low income. ACT has three strategic focus areas, that include:

  • Providing services. ACT helps African immigrants find free or low-cost assistance with immigration, jobs, and other needs. Each year it helps hundreds of African immigrants with free, high-quality immigration legal services and provides free referrals to trustworthy nonprofit and government agency partners. ACT’s staff and volunteers speak multiple languages and actively outreach to underserved African communities.
  • Developing leaders. Through its Monthly Membership Meetings, Leadership Committees and trainings, ACT gives African immigrants the tools and information they need to become leaders on the issues that matter to them. Members engage with civic and political leaders, participate in political education, and plan ACT campaigns and actions.
  • Creating change. ACT mobilizes African immigrant communities to speak out on the issues that affect our lives and the lives of our families. It works on the local, state, national, and international level on issues including fair immigration reform, jobs in the African community, and language access.

In response to the draconian immigration measures of the previous administration, ACT has tirelessly worked to provide and connect immigrant communities with critical resources and to fight the administration’s draconian bans that targeted ACT’s constituent communities. It has worked to extend temporary protection status, expand language access in New York’s language access program and led and supported effort to increase wages for thousands of workers. For more information on ACT, visit the full position description and to apply, please visit:  New York City, Atlanta, Philadelphia or Washington, DC (currently remote/hybrid)More information about African Communities Together may be found at:

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Application Instructions: 

This search is being led by Callie Carroll, Julian Jackson, and Yuniya Khan of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s candidate portal.African Communities Together is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Country/US Territory: 
United States