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E.g., 03/29/2023
Work at MPI

Work at MPI

The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan think tank that seeks to improve immigration and integration policies through authoritative research and analysis, opportunities for learning and dialogue, and the development of new ideas to address complex policy questions. MPI is committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining staff at all levels who reflect the breadth of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives in the countries where we work. This breadth of experience encourages diversity of thought that enriches and adds greater credibility to our work. MPI is committed to making sure that staff members of all backgrounds work in an inclusive, equitable environment.

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Communications Coordinator

What if the next step in your career was to join a dynamic team of communications professionals who are passionate about achieving the greatest impact, reach, and visibility for one of the world’s premier think tanks on international migration? Join a team that values finding the most impactful ways to disseminate the research, analysis, and data generated by our experts, working across platforms to reach diverse audiences in the United States and internationally. We are a tight-knit, high-energy, collegial team looking for a new member with excellent writing, editing, and social media skills, with a preference for full oral and written Spanish language fluency.

As Communications Coordinator, you will immediately make an impact. You will contribute to the Migration Policy Institute’s work by managing the media tracking process and maintenance of mailing lists; crafting social media campaigns and designs, including infographics; assisting in the promotion of MPI’s public and private events, conferences, and webinars; doing multimedia editing; and playing a role in redesign of MPI’s website. While assignments will vary day to day, the successful candidate must be a creative, detail-oriented, versatile professional who can prioritize between quick-turnaround projects and longer-term deliverables, working collaboratively with colleagues across the Institute yet also able to operate independently. The position is based in Washington, DC, with a hybrid work environment.



  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience, with 1 – 3 years of relevant communications or journalism experience
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to write quickly and concisely, with great attention to accuracy and ability to translate policy writing into content accessible to non-specialist audiences (finalists will be asked to complete a writing and/or editing exercise)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe CS Suite (Illustrator in particular)
  • Experience crafting social media campaigns and effective digital strategies
  • Proven ability to be part of a fast-moving, dynamic environment and work effectively under pressure and under tight deadlines on multiple projects
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and able to work both independently and collegially in a team environment


  • Native standard of written and spoken fluency in Spanish
  • Substantive editing and copy-editing skills (Chicago Manual of Style preferred)
  • Knowledge of and interest in migration policy and trends
  • Graphic design experience
  • Proficiency with multimedia editing software
  • International experience
  • Experience dealing with print and broadcast journalists, bookers, and producers

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Director of Communications and communications team to implement the Institute’s strategic communications plan and communicate its message to the media, the policy community, related research and advocacy groups, and policymakers
  • Craft social media campaigns and strategy, and monitor engagement
  • Design infographics and other visuals
  • Take photos and record/edit podcasts and video content
  • Perform research as needed for media outreach and to update media mailing lists
  • Write and edit press releases, media advisories, press kits, talking points, and other materials
  • Assist in shaping and executing media and external constituency outreach
  • Assist with other communications, events, and marketing logistics.

Salary and Benefits

This position comes with a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and generous benefits package.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, writing samples, and salary history to [email protected]. Please reference “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position. No phone calls, please.

Hard copies may be sent to:

Human Resources
Migration Policy Institute
1275 K St., Suite 800
Washington, DC  20005

Applications are due by close of business on April 10, 2023. However, we encourage candidates to apply as early as possible as applications are being considered on a rolling basis. Due to the large number of applicants, only those being considered for the position will be contacted.

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.

Associate Policy Analyst/Policy Analyst for Early Childhood Education and Care

The early childhood education and care (ECEC) field faces numerous challenges in building capacities to work effectively with linguistically and culturally diverse families. Are you a dynamic individual eager to shape burgeoning policy and system-building efforts that can help address these challenges and lift long-term outcomes for young children from immigrant families? If so, consider joining our Washington, D.C.-based team as an Associate Policy Analyst/Policy Analyst (title will be determined based on prior experience) for ECEC.

In this position you will produce qualitative and quantitative analyses of ECEC issues, policies, and programs at federal and local levels that affect Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and young children from immigrant and refugee families. Your areas of focus will include policies and practices responsive to immigrant families that strengthen access to high-quality early childhood services, address the impacts of trauma and mental health on child development, and promote meaningful parent engagement. The successful candidate will also support key system actors at the state and local levels in understanding and addressing challenges and opportunities their policy and service ecosystems present.

Through policy research and analysis as well as technical assistance, the National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy (NCIIP) at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) supports state and local community leaders, elected officials, researchers, state and local agency managers, and others in identifying and promoting policy solutions that support successful integration trajectories for immigrants and their families. The NCIIP team is diverse in its areas of expertise, seeking to identify and support implementation of solutions to improve access and quality for immigrant families in ECEC, K-12 education, and adult education and workforce training systems. It also works to advance broader efforts to improve the governance of integration policy at the federal level and the inclusion of migrant-background families’ unique needs in federal efforts to advance equity for underserved populations. This position is based in Washington, D.C. and follows MPI’s hybrid work plan.


  • Master’s or equivalent graduate degree with relevant coursework
  • 3+ (APA) or 6+ (PA) years of experience involving relevant ECEC or health and social services policy or system administration issues in the NGO or government sectors
  • Knowledge of U.S. early childhood policy and system capacity-building issues relevant to young children’s healthy development and future success
  • Ability to understand and synthesize complex policy provisions
  • Superior writing, editing, interpersonal, and public speaking skills
  • Commitment to NCIIP’s mission and general interest in immigrant integration issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and write policy briefs and reports, memoranda, articles, etc. for external and internal audiences, analyzing policy barriers and solutions affecting the well-being and outcomes of young children from immigrant and refugee families
  • Help design data analyses for diverse audiences, including policymakers, government agency managers, and community stakeholders; draw out key trends and produce data visualizations and fact sheets.
  • Respond to technical assistance requests from community and system actors seeking to strengthen policies and programs for immigrant and refugee families with young children
  • Assist with facilitation of cross-state learning and discussion groups
  • Interact and build relationships with external scholars, policymakers, and community stakeholders to coordinate program events and activities
  • Represent NCIIP externally at conferences, with media outlets, and in other professional settings.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and two writing samples (2-4 pages and 8+ pages) to [email protected]. Please reference “APA-PA for ECEC - NCIIP” in the subject line and include a line telling us how you heard about this position. Applications are due by January 23, 2023, with early applications encouraged.

Hard copies may be sent to:

Human Resources
Migration Policy Institute
1275 K Street, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

Due to the large number of applicants expected, only those being considered for the position will be contacted. No phone calls or emails to individual staff, 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. 

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