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For more than 30 years, the National Council of Nonprofits has served as a trusted resource and leading advocate for America's charitable nonprofits. As the nation's largest network of charitable nonprofits, with more than 25,000 organizational members, the National Council of Nonprofits connects, champions, and informs nonprofits from coast to coast, creating a powerful force for good that benefits all 1.3 million charitable nonprofits throughout the country and the people they serve. The state association network – combined with the Council's staff expertise, action-oriented approach, and ability to engage mainstream media for influence – have made the National Council of Nonprofits a leader with the breadth, depth, and scale that no other entity can match as we work with and for nonprofits in all three branches (legislative, executive, and judicial) and levels (local, state, federal) of government. The National Council of Nonprofits, as a charitable nonprofit, is strictly nonpartisan.

The Public Policy Associate promotes the policy objectives of the National Council of Nonprofits, as outlined in the organization’s Public Policy Agenda, and the state association network through a combination of policy research and analysis, advocacy, network support, and communications activities.

Title:                           Public Policy Associate

Classification:           Exempt, full time

Reports to:                 Vice President of Public Policy

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a vital member of the public policy staff and work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • In conjunction with our Vice President of Public Policy, prepare our Nonprofit Advocacy Updates newsletter for bi-weekly publication
  • Coordinate our monthly Public Policy Forum, a network call featuring policy news and updates
  • Manage our Nonprofit State Policy Tracker©, a database of legislative and other policy developments in state legislatures
  • Research and develop educational content about public policies that affect the work of charitable nonprofits for our networks and our website
  • Participate in the National Council of Nonprofits’ policy initiatives and advocacy efforts
  • Provide technical assistance to network members to further the Council of Nonprofits’ policy goals and priorities
  • Research and draft policy briefs, reports, memos, one-pagers, and other policy-related documents as needed

Expectations for Success

  • Strategic thinker who can work both independently and collegially as an integral part of a small interdisciplinary team in an entrepreneurial environment, always committed to shared success.
  • Natural commitment to ethics, respecting others, and earning, maintaining, and building trust with people within and outside the organization
  • An enthusiastic team player who is dependable (gets it done) and exemplary (gets it done exceptionally well)
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, written and oral
  • Demonstrated an unwavering commitment to equity internally and externally as a personal and professional value
  • Commitment to the nonprofit sector and serving the public, with a demonstrable appreciation of the vital role charitable nonprofits play in society
  • Ability to track multiple, and often complex and nuanced, policy issues in many jurisdictions and explain them in easy-to-understand terms
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with state association staff
  • Highly organized with excellent time-management skills and ability to meet deadlines

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in policy, communications, or a related field
  • Two to five years of experience with charitable nonprofits
  • Two to five years of experience in public policy
  • Strong writing skills, preferably in journalistic writing
  • Strong verbal skills
  • Ability to read and analyze legislation
  • Ability to work well with and for others
  • Flexible and able to adapt quickly to change or deal with uncertainty
  • Self-motivated
  • Sense of humor

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work at a computer station for extended periods of time
  • Ability to travel two or more times annually


The National Council of Nonprofits is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, people experiencing disabilities, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The National Council is conveniently located near Metro Center. Learn more about the National Council of Nonprofits at https://www.councilofnonprofits.org

For more than 30 years, the National Council of Nonprofits has served as a trusted resource and leading advocate for America's charitable nonprofits. As the nation's largest network of charitable nonprofits, with more than 25,000…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 27, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$52,000 - $58,000

Benefits

The Council believes in a healthy workplace and offers excellent benefits including: health, dental, vision, life insurance; participation in 401k retirement plan with employer contribution; paid annual and sick leave; monthly stipends for transportation and cell phones; and generous holiday schedule. 

The Council believes in a healthy workplace and offers excellent benefits including: health, dental, vision, life insurance; participation in 401k retirement plan with employer…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1001 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States
Suite 700 East

How to Apply

To be considered for this position you must send the following four items to employment@councilofnonprofits.org by July 27, 2021:

·        An error-free cover letter telling us how you qualify, and your availability;

·        An error-free resume;

·        A short writing sample; and

·        Three references. 

Thank you in advance for your submission. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to respond to those who BEST match our needs.

To be considered for this position you must send the following four items to employment@councilofnonprofits.org by July 27, 2021:

·        An error-free cover letter telling us how you…

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