Migration Policy Institute
Migration Policy Institute Europe
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 email@example.com. 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 Europe (MPI Europe) is a nonprofit, independent research institute that aims to provide a better understanding of migration in Europe and thus promote effective policymaking. MPI Europe provides authoritative research and practical policy design to governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who seek more effective management of immigration, immigrant integration, and asylum systems as well as successful outcomes for newcomers, families of immigrant background, and receiving communities in Europe.
MPI Europe seeks a highly motivated Administrative Manager and Events Coordinator to join its dynamic Brussels team. Primary tasks will include administrative support, support with grant and project management administration, and events coordination for the MPI Europe team. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications to take up the position within a part-time contract, provided a daily presence at the MPI Europe offices can be assured (e.g. from 9am to 3pm), are also welcome.
Duties and Responsibilities
Grant/Project Management (in consultation with senior staff)
The position will begin in April/May 2017, and will be remunerated competitively, according to experience. The successful candidate will be granted a one-year contract, with possible extension. Applicants must have permission to work in Belgium.
Please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your application when you would be available to start.
March 17, 2017