Migration Policy Institute
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of migration policies, is seeking a new President. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the premier global migration think tank and influence immigration policy around the world.
The new President will be responsible for providing a new generation of leadership for MPI and, together with MPI’s Board of Trustees, implementing the Institute’s mission and guiding its overall agenda in a challenging new era. This position requires strategic vision, leadership and management ability, proven fundraising skills, and the ability to engage effectively with diverse constituencies in the public policy arena, as well as broad knowledge of the migration field. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a staff of 35 and an annual budget of $6 million, and will lead a team of analysts and communication specialists in developing and promoting policy ideas that improve outcomes for all who engage the immigration system in the United States and other countries. The position will be located in Washington, DC, with frequent travel, including internationally. Salary and benefits will be highly competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Background, Mission, and Programs
Founded in 2001 by Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Kathleen Newland, MPI grew out of the International Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. It has since gained a reputation as the leading source of expert nonpartisan analysis, policy recommendations, and empirical data relating to migration phenomena in the United States and internationally. Headquartered in Washington, DC, MPI has an office in New York and a presence in the United Kingdom. In 2011, MPI founded a sister institution in Brussels—the Migration Policy Institute Europe—which builds upon the work that MPI has done for years in Europe.
MPI is guided by the philosophy that international migration needs active and intelligent management. When such policies are in place and are responsibly administered, they bring benefits to immigrants and their families, communities of origin and destination, and sending and receiving countries. MPI’s policy research and analysis proceed from four central propositions:
MPI’s work is organized around four research pillars:
In addition, MPI publishes a respected online journal, the Migration Information Source, which provides policymakers, journalists, researchers, and nongovernmental organizations with accurate information on international migration.
In the 15 years since its founding, MPI has played an influential role in the immigration policy discussions that have taken place in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, and beyond—providing an evidence-based, pragmatic, nonideological approach to sound migration management and immigrant integration policymaking designed to benefit all stakeholders. The Institute’s work has been advanced through the publication of more than 500 reports and books; testimony before the U.S. Congress, national parliaments and blue-ribbon commissions; hundreds of public briefings; and countless private meetings and convenings with key government and civil-society leaders around the world.
The President of MPI will be required to carry out the following responsibilities:
This position is based in Washington, DC.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “President” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. Due to the expected large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
The Migration Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion, or physical ability. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the study of national and international migration policies, seeks a dynamic individual to work in its National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP). The Program Assistant’s primary responsibility will be to provide administrative and programmatic support to several NCIIP projects.
This position is available immediately.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Salary and Benefits:
This position comes with a competitive salary and generous benefit package.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and short writing sample to email@example.com. Please reference “Program Assistant- NCIIP” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position.
Hard copies may be sent to:
Migration Policy Institute
1400 16th St NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Applications are due by close of business on January 25, 2017. We encourage all candidates to apply as early as possible. Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
The Migration Policy Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion or physical ability.