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We are Hiring: Program and Development Coordinator

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About the job

The Program and Development Coordinator of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) works with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and program staff to advance our nationally recognized work to build the nation’s capacity to engage differences more constructively. As partisan rancor in the United States escalates to historic levels, NICD’s work has never been more important.

NICD was established by the University of Arizona in the aftermath of the 2011 Tucson shooting that killed six and injured another 13, including US Representative Gabby Giffords. Founded by honorary co-chairs George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, NICD’s National Advisory Board is the most impressive bipartisan group of leaders in the nation working to bridge the bitter partisan divide.

NICD’s offices are located in the University of Arizona’s new DC Center for Outreach and Collaboration at 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC. These offices include a state-of-the-art conference center that accommodates 100 in-person participants as well as the latest technology to engage participants across the nation virtually.

The Program and Development Coordinator will play significant roles in fulfilling NICD’s mission, including crucial roles coordinating NICD’s programs and development. In terms of program coordination, the chief responsibilities will be with NICD’s CommonSense American program. The more than 35,000 members of this program come from across the country and political spectrum and work with NICD to identify and champion solutions wise enough to attract broad, bipartisan support. CommonSense American program roles will include direct engagement with Members of Congress and their staff.

The ideal candidate possesses exceptional skills in data organization, analysis, visualization, and reporting, as well as exceptional technical skills in advanced uses of spreadsheet, word processing, CRM, and data visualization software. Competitive candidates should also have a keen interest in, and understanding of, American politics and the US Congress.

Compensation is $60,000 to $70,000 (DOE, includes base salary and geographical stipend). Outstanding University of Arizona benefits include generous health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; and paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program roles:

  • CommonSense American program: Coordinate recruitment and engagement of the more than 35,000 members, including supporting execution, reporting and analysis of paid social media recruitment campaigns. Conduct reporting and analysis of results from issues polls with members. Also coordinate outreach and scheduling briefings with Members of Congress and their staff on issue poll results, including, in some cases, conducting the briefings.
  • Next Generation program: Work with Next Generation staff in coordinating and conducting workshops for state legislatures and annual meetings of national network of state legislators.
  • Engaging Differences program: Work with Engaging Differences staff in coordinating the production of new video modules, including scheduling and conducting recorded video conference interviews with National Advisory Board members and everyday Americans.
  • Golden Rule 20/20 program: Work with Golden Rule 20/20 staff in coordinating and conducting events such as programs with the Washington National Cathedral.
  • Research Network program: Work with Research Network staff in coordinating and conducting research network convening events.
  • Development roles:
  • Help conduct research identifying promising potential donors, including foundations and high net worth individuals.
  • Coordinate outreach and scheduling of meetings with potential donors
  • Track, report, and analyze monthly and annual giving and make recommendations for improving development strategy and execution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.A. or B.S. degree.
  • Exceptional data skills, including data organization, analysis, visualization, and reporting.
  • Exceptional technical skills, including the efficient use of Microsoft Word/Google docs (including mail merge), Excel/Google sheets (including building spreadsheet formulas, V-lookups, pivot tables, and charts), PowerPoint, and Outlook/G-mail (including email merge).
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to help write policy briefs that are both accessible to everyday Americans and substantive in articulating the strongest arguments for and against proposed legislation.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Highly organized and proficient at leading multiple initiatives at one time.
  • Driven, tenacious, organized, and resourceful in the pursuit of extraordinary results.
  • Orientation as a team player who understands internal and external stakeholders from a diverse range of backgrounds and political perspectives, treats them with dignity and respect, and delivers excellent service to them.
  • Politically savvy and diplomatic.
  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization and the nation.
  • Flexible, capable of navigating ambiguity, and succeeding in a fast-paced environment.Excellent judgment, integrity, and commitment to personal responsibility and accountability.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of post-college experience.
  • Congressional or agency staff, management consulting, policy analysis, or business intelligence experience are all pluses, but not required.

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