• Henry Manning

Seeking new Executive Director

Updated: May 31

Cville Immigrant Freedom Fund (CIFF) supports immigrant families and individuals in paying for legal defense and ICE bond. We are a volunteer-led organization with a board that includes impacted individuals, direct service providers, and professionals from the wider community. CIFF is active in immigration advocacy efforts both locally in central Virginia and nationally, and is a member of the National Bail Fund Network. CIFF’s Executive Director reports to the Board.

Job Description

Title: Executive Director

Wages: $25/hour

Time: 25 hours/week

Start Date: July 1, 2021

Location: Remote position, ideally candidates will reside in Charlottesville, VA or

surrounding counties.


The CIFF Executive Director is a professional position requiring the ability to provide strategic direction as well as manage a wide variety of daily administrative and programmatic tasks. The chosen candidate must have strong communication skills and ease in maintaining working relationships with a wide constituency ranging from people who live in our community without legal status, to attorneys, donors and partner organizations. Fluency in both oral/written English and Spanish and familiarity with local and regional needs are essential. Desired qualifications include: experience in nonprofit administration, staff management, community organizing, volunteer coordination, and board relations; proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Quickbooks; knowledge of social media and other non-traditional forms of communication; and willingness to engage in both major donor and foundation fundraising.


  • Daily financial management and administrative oversight, with volunteer bookkeeper and accountant

  • Work with staff to handle bond and legal support applications, including intake, connecting with attorneys, families, convening board votes, document storage

  • Coordinate with staff, volunteers, and attorneys to post bond at the ICE facility in Richmond

  • Recruit and train volunteer obligors

  • Collaborate with part-time staff and volunteers to manage communications (website, regular emails, newsletter, fundraising, and SM)

  • Work in conjunction with the board’s fundraising committee to raise funds for CIFF, including write grants and reports, research new funding sources, engage with donors, draft and coordinate fundraising campaigns, manage donor / fundraising administration (timely thank yous, entering contributions into a database, providing tax receipts, etc.)

  • Network with local, regional, and national organizations/activists

  • Maintain membership and best practices as a community bond fund alongside National Bond Fund Network

  • Work with Board Chair to recruit and manage the board, advisers, and lead volunteers

  • Organize monthly board meetings and committee calls, with board chair

  • Conduct banking needs as signatory on bank account

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to by June 15.

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