League of Conservation Voters
Title: Prospect Research Associate
Reports to: Director of Prospect Research and Portfolio Management
Positions Reporting to this Position: None
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: A
Salary Range (depending on experience) : $47,000 - $55,000
General Description :
LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.
Our over 2 million members, our volunteers and staff, and our more than 30 state affiliates (together, the Conservation Voter Movement) work for a more just and equitable democracy, where people—not polluters—determine our future. This movement is an influential national network with unparalleled influence in Washington, DC, in state capitals, and in communities around the country. We are unmatched in our ability to ensure meaningful action on our key issues. We aim to bring people and communities together across racial, geographic, political, religious, economic and other differences toward collective goals instead of dividing us from one another.
LCV is hiring a Prospect Research Associate to enhance our individual and institutional major gifts fundraising program. The Prospect Research Associate is primarily responsible for creating full length donor briefings, preparing donor research summaries, supporting the research team’s Racial Justice and Equity goals, and ensuring accuracy of database records. This position is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, curious, analytical individual to build a career in fundraising with a prominent environmental issue advocacy organization.
Conduct thorough research of public records, databases, media, internet, and proprietary resources to identify information regarding existing and prospective donors.
Produce coherent briefing documents (written reports) summarizing research conclusions for LCV’s President, Executive staff, and the Major Gifts team prior to donor contact such as meetings and events.
Develop a broad awareness of LCV and LCVEF’s programs to support the identification of individuals and institutions whose philanthropic interests align with our work.
Work with the Director of Prospect Research and Portfolio Management to increase the racial diversity of each Major Gift Officer’s portfolio and continue to identify new prospective donors of color.
Compare data from various sources to identify meaningful patterns. Show initiative in identifying new sources of information as they become necessary and/or available.
Develop and maintain an up-to-date familiarity with top existing and prospective donors; proactively share new information when identified.
Take ownership of data accuracy and integrity in the donor database.
Support the maintenance of portfolios and outreach lists used by LCV’s president and the Major Gifts Team. Support preparation for prospect and portfolio review meetings.
Contribute to organizational and department efforts to infuse racial justice and equity into all aspects of our work, including our fundraising.
Create relationship maps and find connections between our universe and potential donors and document them in the database.
Develop and implement a strategy and process for a regular and consistent refresh of contact information for prospects to ensure access to donors is as easy and streamlined as possible for major gifts officers.
Assist with research and projects for the Institutional Giving team.
Set up and manage news alerts for the Principal and Major Gifting Teams.
Assist the Director of Prospect Research and Portfolio Management with creating more racially diverse portfolios and identifying potential avenues to further engaging donors of color.
Maintain and update the Prospect Research and Portfolio Management manual.
Other duties as assigned.
Required - Must have at least 1 year of work experience in administrative support; experience with Microsoft Excel; experience with online research and understanding of reliable sources. Experience using a database.
Preferred - Experience using Salesforce. Experience using Wrike, Asana, or a similar project management software. Experience with one or a combination of the following: LexisNexis, ResearchPoint, Spokeo, iWave, or other prospecting or research software. Experience at a political or environmental organization. Experience looking up contact info, writing biographies, or confirming identities.
Required - Strong attention to detail and the ability to recognize patterns and anomalies. Strong synthesis and writing skills. Should be able to multitask, be flexible enough to shift priorities based on urgent needs, the confidence to ask for help when needed, and have the ability to clearly communicate and support relevant conclusions drawn from the analysis and synthesis of disparate data sources. The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Preferred - Advanced Excel skills, including understanding of dependent formulas, pivot tables, and other complex spreadsheet functions.
Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. The location of this position is flexible. Travel will be required a few times per year for staff retreats and conferences. Please note that all LCV staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To Apply : Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Prospect Research Associate” in the subject line by May 27, 2021. No phone calls please.
LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.
National Wildlife Refuge Association
Washington, DC or remote telecommuting
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) In collaboration with the President, Vice-President of Government Affairs, and the Director of Development is a member of the Refuge Association’s executive management team. Helps develop and implement strategic plans and programs. Serves as lead financial officer and works closely with the Board treasurer and Executive Committee. Oversees federal and non-federal grant management, reviews and approves payment of invoices, and personnel management. Assists President with operational oversight and decision-making with respect to fundraising, staffing and resource allocation. In coordination with President and staff develop annual workplans. The headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and the position reports directly to the President.
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Financial: In collaboration with the President, financial consultant, office manager, and board treasurer, the COO coordinates the development of annual budgets and monitors their monthly progress. Review and approve all invoices for payment.
Grant Administration : Submit required paperwork for federal and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grants. Ensure all required progress reports and financial updates are submitted on time. Manage all financial draws from Federal ASAP payment system. Work with financial consultant to develop Indirect Rate submissions for federal grants.
Contract/MOU administration: Prepare all contracts and MOUs for the organization, whether it is for a specific, one-time occurrence or for longer term work. These are reviewed by legal counsel before finalized.
Personnel: Primary contact person for coordinating the on-boarding of new staff, full or part time and establishing any contracts or employee agreements. Supervise all field personnel, full or part time, as well as the office manager and financial consultant. Provide support to field staff as needed and provide initial review of the documents/reports they prepare for particular refuge issues.
Planning : Work with executive team to develop both long term and short-term plans. With staff input, draft annual work plans and prepare updates on work plan progress prior to each board meeting.
Board of Director Support: Prepare all board meeting agendas coordinating with the Executive Committee and with staff. Provide support to the Board committees as needed.
SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinate weekly with the financial consultant and office manager on financial matters.
Review cash flow statements and approve bills for payment.
Perform the draws from the federal grant website (ASAP) for federal grant reimbursements.
Work with financial consultant to prepare annual indirect rate (NICRA) requests.
Work with audit firm on annual audit reviews.
Prepare required federal and foundation forms for grant requests. Monitor and provide required progress and financial reports.
Coordinate frequently with board treasurer to prepare and monitor the dynamic cash budget and monthly status.
Prepare board meeting agendas.
Prepare annual budget for board approval.
Prepare annual work plans and progress reports on the work plan and five- year strategic plan.
Lead preparation of all contracts, employee agreements, and MOUs.
Supervise and support direct reports, prepare performance plans and track progress.
KEY COMPETENCIES AND THE IDEAL PROFILE
The Refuge Association seeks a passionate, experienced team player who is excited by the opportunity to play a pivotal role in leading and managing a non-profit conservation organization with a focus on defending and protecting the National Wildlife Refuge System. The threats to wildlife conservation and the refuge system are many yet the organization has a small staff. This individual is not daunted by the lean infrastructure and few established processes, but rather embraces the fact that the Refuge Association is a growing organization with tremendous impact.
Independent-minded and entrepreneurial, the ideal candidate possesses a flexible attitude and the highest degree of integrity. This individual is self-motivated and driven to get things done. Ideally, candidates will have spent some part of their career working in conservation.
Key success factors include an understanding of non-profit management and operations and the ability to establish effective communications and working relationships with board and staff as well as with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and conservation partners.
A flexible, nimble, and collaborative style is critical to success in this position; the culture of the National Wildlife Refuge Association is highly independent, creative, and entrepreneurial. This individual will show sensitivity and the ability to establish respect, credibility, and trust with Staff and Board.
The position requires travel, especially if working remotely. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher and at least five years of strong independent leadership experience. Experience in advocacy and fundraising is desirable, as is experience working with small, non-profit boards. Applicants should have a strong interest in and commitment to wildlife and conservation.
Center for American Progress
Requirements and qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training; advanced degree or equivalent experience are a plus.
Approximately seven years of relevant work experience.
Strong quantitative skills and familiarity with a variety of economic data.
Ability to use economic data to make creative, compelling policy arguments.
Ideal candidates will have experience with at least one microeconomic dataset—such as CPS, ACS, or SIPP—or other large survey datasets.
Ability to manipulate, probe, and clean data sets to ask interesting questions and share findings in a clear and convincing manner. This includes mastery of statistical software, such as STATA, R, Python, or similar statistical programming language.
Data visualization skills and interest are a plus.
Broad familiarity with economic policy, particularly related to equity or labor issues. Specialized expertise in particular policy areas is a plus but not required.
Ability to explain complex policy ideas and data analysis clearly through written, visual, and verbal communication.
Meticulousness, attention to detail, and ability to quickly get up to speed on a new policy area or research question.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team.
Flexibility, commitment to working towards broader Economic Policy team goals, and willingness to apply analytical skills across a wide range of issue areas and team needs.
Political or legislative experience—or experience in the use of data analysis for narrative-building or advocacy—is a big plus. Experience using data or research to persuade or create calls to action is key.
Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.
American Progress offers full and competitive benefits packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position has a starting salary of $75,000 and is not represented by a union.
Center for American Progress
WASH-DC - REMOTE
Rapid Response Manager, War Room
Reports to: Director of Digital Engagement, War Room
Staff reporting to this position: None
Department: War Room
Position classification: Exempt, full time
With Americans facing an increasing onslaught of news and media content, it has never been more important to amplify progressive policies and build up the necessary communications infrastructure to break through the noise and reach key audiences—and American Progress is committed to leading the way.
American Progress has an immediate opening for a Rapid Response Manager to join the War Room. The Rapid Response Manager should have a keen understanding of how content gets disseminated across digital platforms, how to quickly and effectively draft and produce content that is tailored to and can break through in a fast-paced news cycle, identify rapid-response engagement opportunities, and execute on multifaceted digital communications campaigns.
Strong applicants for this position are highly-organized and detail-oriented with strong writing and communications skills as well as finely tuned digital instincts. American Progress is looking to hire someone who can do a lot more than copy and paste talking points into tweets or email drafts. This person should be excited by the challenge of producing engaging, compelling content that helps advance American Progress’ goals and meets target audiences where they are in terms of tone, substance, and platform.
The ideal candidate must be comfortable working both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment where they will need to multitask, set priorities, and quickly produce engaging content. Political acumen, sensitivity to the complexities of policy issues, and the ability to engage with communications and policy experts are musts.
Work closely with the Director of Digital Engagement, Email Manager, and Social Media Manager to plan, draft, and produce compelling content for the War Room’s social media and email channels that reinforces American Progress’ brand and amplifies key messaging.
Develop and implement engagement strategies that effectively tie rapid-response moments to American Progress’ core issue priorities and campaigns.
Monitor, clip, draft, and distribute content around live events, including congressional hearings, presidential, or administration events, debates, trials, and more.
Monitor social discovery tools and stay attuned to current events in order to identify strategic engagement opportunities.
Connect trending content with meaningful opportunities to take action.
Work with the Email Manager to plan, draft, and produce timely action alerts, fundraising emails, newsletters, and other emails and online actions that respond to relevant events in the news cycle and relate to American Progress’ priority campaigns.
Actively participate in and contribute ideas to team brainstorms and planning meetings.
Help monitor and manage American Progress’ direct message relationships with progressive partners.
Identify opportunities for engagement with other progressive brands and individuals.
Reply to and engage with community members.
Requirements and qualifications:
At least three years of professional experience in social media, email, or digital communications, ideally at a nonprofit, public policy, or political organization.
Excellent writer with strong proofreading skills and sound editorial and ethical judgment.
Strong ability to quickly synthesize complex policies and important political moments into content and engagement opportunities.
A track record of running successful social media campaigns.
A strong understanding of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Familiarity with social media listening and analytics platforms such as CrowdTangle, NewsWhip, Facebook Insights, Twitter analytics, etc.
Familiarity with CRMs such as EveryAction, Blue State Digital, ActionNetwork, or Engaging Networks.
Experience using live video clipping tools such as Snapstream is preferred.
Experience setting up, coding, and sending mass emails using basic HTML is strongly preferred.
Experience working in fast-paced advocacy or electoral environments.
Experience deploying timely content during rapid-response scenarios.
Detail-oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects for different stakeholders.
Open to developing new skills and experimenting with new strategies and tactics.
A positive team player with a passion for progressive change.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
American Progress offers full and competitive benefits packages. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. This position has a starting salary of $60,000.