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NIIC 2019 Expo Coordinator


Will need to be onsite at NIIC in Detroit, MI October 19-22, 2019

Negotiable rate based on experience or a straight 20% commission of Expo income

Now in its 12th year, NIIC is the largest conference on immigrant and refugee issues in the U.S. and plays a central role in the powerful, diverse and broad immigrant and refugee rights and integration field. A core project of the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and its member organizations—39 of the largest regional immigrant rights organizations in 28 states—NIIC convenes policymakers, academics, corporate and community leaders, researchers and practitioners, faith and labor leaders and funders from across the country. The conference, which runs for three days, includes plenary sessions on the mainstage, over 30 break-out issue area track sessions, affinity group caucuses for informal networking and strategizing, film screenings, author talks, and more.

NIIC 2019 is currently hiring for a temporary, part-time Expo Coordinator June 2019-November 2019 to build and execute the NIIC Expo, a vibrant space that showcases businesses, products, services, art and crafts of interest to, produced/owned by and/or servicing immigrant and refugee communities and communities of color. This is a contract position, begins immediately, and work can be conducted from anywhere in the US, though NIIC has a strong preference to make a hire from Detroit or MI if possible (additional preferences are for someone located in Chicago or NYC). The Expo Coordinator will work closely with our national team and report to the NIIC Conference Coordinator and NPNA’s Chief of Staff. Compensation is negotiable and may include a base rate based on experience or a straight 20% commission of Expo income; a daily rate for onsite conference days and related lodging will also be provided.

Temporary Part-Time Position June 2019-November 2019

Strong preference for someone based in Detroit or elsewhere in MI, or Chicago or NYC

Will need to be onsite at NIIC in Detroit, MI October 19-22, 2019

Key Responsibilities

Coordination of:

Outreach and solicitation to build the Expo, including:

Development of public facing outreach materials;

Development of outreach strategy and targets;

Management of all Expo inquiries and confirmations;

Expo Reporting, including:

Coordination with NPNA on tracking of all Expo income;

Expo contact database;

Summary report;

Onsite management of Expo, including:

Confirmations with all Expo participants;

Coordination of site needs including shipping, storage, set up and strike;

Coordination of Expo staff and volunteers;

Other related Expo matters to be determined.

Reports to:

NIIC Conference Coordinator and NPNA Chief of Staff

Required skills/experience:

Strong English language verbal and written communication skills;

Prior successful expo, exhibit, event, trade show or sales experience;

Strong proficiency with general office softwares/technologies including: Google docs, Word, Excel;

Consistent access to a computer and cell phone;

Self-starter who requires minimum supervision;

Attention to detail;


Ability to work with diverse teams and groups of people;

Commitment to immigrant and refugee rights.


Preferred skills/experience:

Proficiency in Spanish or Arabic;

Successful management of expo, exhibit, event, trade show or sales operations;

Knowledge of Metro Detroit and/or Michigan organizations, businesses, artists and/or community.

NIIC, which is a project of NPNA, is an equal opportunity employer; we celebrate and value diversity. All employment and positions are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and organizational need.

To Apply

Submit your resume, a brief cover letter and 3 references to no later than July 12, 2019.

Qualified applicants will be contacted and interviewed on a rolling basis.

The position is open until filled.

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