Director Of Immigrant Community Affairs (management Analyst Iv)

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Fairfax, Virginia
$81,571.98 - $135,952.96 Annually
Sep 11, 2021
Sep 24, 2021
Full Time
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Under the general direction of the Chief Equity Officer, the Director of Immigrant Community Affairs (Management Analyst IV) supports the development and implementation of a strategic framework to better understand and address the unique challenges facing Fairfax County’s immigrant population and communities, recognizing the diversity based on culture, language, socioeconomic factors, and immigration status.

The position will develop and implement a comprehensive, countywide plan for ensuring that Fairfax County is a welcoming community for immigrants regardless of immigration status with opportunities for integration, community well-being, and economic success, with short- and long-term strategies and mechanisms to assess progress. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees the full implementation of the Public Trust and Confidentiality Policy (Trust Policy), working at both the systems and department levels to identify and address specific immigrant community concerns, ensuring County staff and departments are aware of and are following this policy and, that county policy and practice comply with the policy.
  • Develops and manages programs that support the development of the organization’s infrastructure and capacity for considering the diverse needs and interests of the county’s immigrant community.
  • Works with the community - nonprofits, faith organizations, and other stakeholder groups to create strong networks that facilitate coordination and the connection of Fairfax County’s immigrant community to the information, resources, and services that will support their success.
  • Performs a diverse range of planning, analysis, facilitation, change management and communications activities to catalyze organizational change, working in conjunction with the Chief Equity Officer and other staff.
  • Works with county leadership to foster partnership and alignment and effective policy and practice to support goals and priorities.
  • Leads cross-departmental and cross-system teams and as needed, provides consultative support to interdepartmental initiatives.
  • Develops and maintains strategic partnerships to inform and support goals and priorities, nurturing relationships with community stakeholders and participating in a range of activities and networks locally, regionally, and nationally.
  • To support the development of solutions to complex challenges, conducts research to inform program and policy decisions and develops innovative ideas and approaches to address new and/or emerging issues.
Note: The assigned functional areas of the position are public policy, immigrant affairs, strategic planning, performance measurement, project management, process management and redesign, change management, community outreach and engagement, and diversity, inclusion and equity.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list).
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques relating to the functional area of business operation;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and executive decision making processes;
  • Knowledge of the project management life cycle and its supporting phases;
  • Ability to identify organizational problems, evaluate possible solutions, and select and implement the most advantageous course of action;
  • Ability to identify and determine appropriate methods for gathering data;
  • Ability to make oral presentations to department management, other departments, or the public;
  • Ability to write detailed, accurate reports, grants, or solicitations for pertinent areas of administration;
  • Ability to manage professional and paraprofessional employees including coaching, counseling, training, and evaluation.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to")

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in fields related to the assigned functional areas; plus five years of professional work experience within more than one of the assigned functional areas.

Not applicable.
  • Master’s degree.
  • At least five years progressive professional experience relating to issues affecting immigrants and/or refugees, including at least three years f experience in advocacy on immigration policy.
  • Working knowledge, based on professional experience or education, of (a) federal, state and county laws and policies affecting immigrants, including barriers to benefit eligibility and (b) integration and safety net services required by the immigrant community.
  • Ability to fluently read, write and speak English and a second language (Spanish preferred). If fluent in a language other than Spanish, ability to speak Spanish conversationally required.

  • Positions in this may be subject to criminal history records checks and/or credit checks as a condition of hire or continued employment.
  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemptionprior to their start date.Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or religious reasons will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement. Otherwise, vaccinated employees will complete the attestation online in the first day of employment.

Job is generally sedentary in nature, however, visual acuity is required to read data on computer monitor, incumbent must be able to operate keyboard driven equipment. Employee may be required to lift up to 15 pounds. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.


Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314 . EEO/AA/TTY.


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