The Team 2018-06-10T23:23:46+00:00

TEAM PRANA
Commitment. Determination. Perseverance.

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Our team members are immigrants and descended from immigrants and We are all united by our passion for ending xenophobia and furthering and improving immigration reform.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JUVE LIMA
JUVE LIMAFounder, Board Chairman
TINA TWYMAN
TINA TWYMANChair, Governance Committee
SHARMA KIM WILLIAMS
SHARMA KIM WILLIAMSBoard Director Member, Community Engagement Committee
ARBEN ZAJMI
ARBEN ZAJMIBoard Director
ELAINA COHEN
ELAINA COHEN Board Director
MARIE ELLEN CURTO
MARIE ELLEN CURTOBoard Director

OPERATION DIRECTORATE

ARBEN ZAJMI
ARBEN ZAJMISr. Vice-President, Communications & Public Relations
ASACIA RANKIN-WRIGHT
ASACIA RANKIN-WRIGHTVice President, Human Resources
JUVE LIMA
JUVE LIMAPresident & CEO
ELAINA COHEN
ELAINA COHENSr. Vice President, Strategic Partnership & Development
MARIE ELLEN CURTO
MARIE ELLEN CURTOVice President, Strategic Partnership & Development
TIM COOK
TIM COOKVice President, Community Engagement & Advocacy

ADVISORY BOARD

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JOIN PRANA

The PRANA Consortium takes pride in striving to advocating for the rights of immigrants while educating Americans and promoting social awareness about immigration issues. We are a non-profit organization looking for volunteers to join our team of passionate civil rights advocates. We can only thrive by acquiring great Talents.

Background:

Permanent Residents and Naturalized Americans (PRANA) takes pride in advocating for the rights of immigrants while educating Americans and promoting social awareness about immigration issues. We are a non-profit organization looking for volunteers to join our team of passionate civil rights advocates.

Job Description:

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sr. Vice President, Strategic Partnership & Development, serves as a key leadership team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting PRANA. In partnership with the CEO, this position is responsible for all fundraising and development activities.

The successful candidate will help forge new relationships and strategic partnerships to build PRANA’s visibility, impact, and financial resources. The Sr. Vice President, Strategic Partnership & Development will also design and implement a comprehensive and strategic action/business plan for achieving PRANA’s goals and objectives by cultivating individual and philanthropic support, through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants , corporate and foundation support and the initiation of special events, projects, and programs.

She or he will expand and diversify PRANA’s donor base/pipeline and work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. In addition, the VP will work closely with the Board of directors and support board members as they take on a more active fundraising role. It is expected that the amount raised by PRANA will increase in future years as the Sr. Vice President, Strategic Partnership & Development systematically and effectively strengthens the organization’s overall fundraising capacity.

Responsibilities:

  • Co-chair the Development Committee with the Board Treasurer
  • Support and partner with the CEO and Board Directors on all major fundraising initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Operating Officer (CEO), the Board Treasurer and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to develop and implement PRANA’s financial strategy.
  • Actively work with the CEO and senior staff to develop and implement a comprehensive development and management strategy for corporate, foundation, government grants, etc.
  • Have primary responsibility for development and execution of all proposals; write and archive all proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach0
  • Oversee the research of funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position PRANA ahead of major funding changes or trends.
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to the Board
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors
  • Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the development programs
  • Identify, develop, and mentor the Development Committee.

Qualifications:

  • 7-plus years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources)
  • Tangible experience of having expanded, developed an organization and cultivated existing donor relationships over time
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, but also a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside PRANA
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement organization vision into annual strategic development plan
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Customer focus
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time

Location:

Remote – occasional in person if Washington D.C Area

Application Process:

We will accept applications until May 31, 2018. The hiring process will include an interview in person or by telephone. However, we will make hiring decisions on a rolling basis.

Interested students should submit their applications via

– our website: https://prana-c.org/the-team/

– or email to hr @prana-c.org with the subject line “Internship Application.” Candidates should include the following materials as a single PDF file: resume transcript (official or unofficial), writing sample (maximum 10 pages), three references, and a cover letter indicating their interest in the position and how you will bring value to PRANA.

Job Description:

The internship will require a commitment of 10-25 hours per week. The position will involve in-depth research and analysis of constitutional and immigration legal issues, as well as preparation of legal memoranda and draft proposal that immigration judges, local, state and federal Lawmakers will take under advisement.

Throughout the internship, interns will report directly to their assigned mentor for supervision and feedback on their written work. Interns will also have the opportunity to discuss their written work and research with the Board. Interns can expect to complete assignments, which they may later use as writing samples, with the authorization of the Board, as PRANA will own the copyright. In addition, at the discretion of the mentor or the Board, interns will be given the opportunity to argue/defend/present the final proposals brought before local, state and federal Judges or Lawmakers. Interns will also be eligible, to participate in field trips to other government offices when necessary.

Qualifications:

Applicants should demonstrate a strong background and interest in immigration law and constitution law. All interns must be living legally in the United States, enrolled in law school at the time of their application, and must be willing to successfully complete a background check Investigation before beginning their internships. A Plus: L3 Students and above preferred but not required.

Compensation:

Although the internship is unpaid, interns may be able to obtain academic credit with the permission of the intern’s law school. Obtaining the permission from intern’s law school is the sole responsibility of the intern.

Location:

Remote + Washington D.C Area

Application Process:

We will accept applications until March 31, 2018. The hiring process will include an interview in person or by telephone. However, we will make hiring decisions on a rolling basis.

Interested students should submit their applications via email to hr@prana-c.org with the subject line “Internship Application.” Candidates should include the following materials as a single PDF file: resume transcript (official or unofficial), writing sample (maximum 10 pages), three references, and a cover letter indicating their interest in the position and how you will bring value to PRANA.

Background:

The Permanent Residents and Naturalized Americans (PRANA) s a non-profit organization that advocates for the fair and civil treatment of immigrants all over the United States. We promote awareness surrounding social, racial, and economic issues which immigrants face every day. We also work to fight against unjust immigration laws in the United States while aiming to educate communities on cultural differences. Through this education we hope to reduce the stigma and stereotypes associated with immigration which lead to discrimination and xenophobia.

The PRANA Consortium takes pride in advocating for the rights of immigrants while educating Americans and promoting social awareness about immigration issues. We are a non-profit organization looking for Professional individuals Interns to join our team of passionate civil rights advocates.

Job Description:

Are you passionate about social justice for immigrants? Do you advocate for social and political change surrounding immigration in the United States? Do you want to educate others about immigration issues? If you have experience or background in constitutional and immigration laws and rights and are looking to gain experience in a non-profit organization through our work, PRANA wants to hear from you.

PRANA is looking for Professional to join our team. We are seeking a passionate advocate with experience in constitutional, civil or immigration law to help manage and organize our team’s efforts while cultivating deep relationships with team members and immigrants.

Your task will be to help educate Americans about the importance of immigration in the United States while developing and advocating social justice programs and immigration legislation. You will work closely with local and federal government and lawmakers to publicize the positions elected officials may have on certain immigration issues. You will work to educate communities about cultural differences and strive to eliminate discrimination against immigrants.

Your Duties and Responsibilities:

– Achieve and embody PRANA’s goals and values while promoting our philosophy of restoring the American dream.

– Raise awareness about social justice issues for immigrants.Educate communities about cultural diversity and aiming to abolish immigration stereotypes.

– Conduct research while working with local and federal government and lawmakers.

– Advocate for immigration legislation and reforms.

If you are passionate about social justice for immigrants and are an advocate for the fair and equal treatment of immigrants in America, apply to join our team of passionate advocates.

Qualifications: The applicant must have at least one of the following:

  • 3-5 years of immigration law experience required (clinical experience will be considered) or
  • 2-5 years of Constitutional law experience required (clinical experience will be considered) or
  • 2-5 years of civil law experience required (clinical experience will be considered

Other Qualifications:

  • Practicing Attorney or Lawyer Preferred but no required
  • Commitment to serving indigent community members
  • A high level of cultural competency
  • Ability to work with sensitivity and patience
  • Ability to speak a foreign language strongly preferred
  • Management and research Skills
  • Highly Organized

Salary:

$0.00 /year but will allow college credit for 5th year Students
For more information on our cause and advocacy efforts, please visit our website at http://prana-c.org/.

Job Type:

Internship

Salary:

$0.00 /year
For more information on our cause and advocacy efforts, please visit our website at https://prana-c.org/.

Background:

Permanent Residents and Naturalized Americans (PRANA) takes pride in advocating for the rights of immigrants while educating Americans and promoting social awareness about immigration issues. We are a non-profit organization looking for volunteers to join our team of passionate civil rights advocates.

Job Description:

Executive Admin. Assistant – Intern

Background:

Permanent Residents and Naturalized Americans (PRANA) takes pride in advocating for the rights of immigrants while educating Americans and promoting social awareness about immigration issues. We are a non-profit organization looking for volunteers to join our team of passionate civil rights advocates.

Job Description:

Duties Include

  • Must have experience creating press releases and newsletters.
  • Manage social media accounts.
  • Increase following on social media platforms.
  • Contribute 1-2 blog articles per week for the duration of the internship.
  • Must be available for telephone and occasional google hangout meetings.
  • Maintain the Organization’s website

Required:

  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Must possess a passion for human service and Philanthropy
  • Should have previous experience with Marketing, Communications, PR or strong desire for the field
  • Must have Web design experience, (WordPress, PhP, HTML5, X)
  • Graphic Design a must
  • Fluent with all social media
  • Willing to provide portfolio

Compensation: Internships are unpaid, but we are happy to provide letters of recommendation, references or work with your university so that you can receive credit.Time Commitment: 20 hours per week

How To Apply:

Applicants can email a resume, cover letter, writing sample, and links to online work samples . Interns are hired on a rolling basis. Interviews are conducted via telephone and Google Hangouts.

Deadline:

Until filled

Job Type:

Volunteer or Internship

Location:

Remote but occasional in person should candidate reside in DC area

Salary:

$0.00 /year but will allow college credit for Students

Job Type:

Part-time

Salary:

$0.00 /year