Career Opportunities

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the nation's premier Hispanic nonprofit leadership development organization. CHCI’s mission is to develop the next generation of Latino leaders through its award-winning leadership development programs. CHCI employs an exceptional and dynamic staff and offers a wide of array of competitive benefits including medical, dental, 401K with a company match, 15 days vacation and sick leave upon hire, tuition assistance, and a transportation subsidy. These are just a sample of the benefits provided to all full-time employees.

Currently, CHCI is seeking to fill the following position(s).

Internships

The internships are unpaid but offer an excellent opportunity to learn and experience the inner workings of an exciting nonprofit organization. If interested please email your cover letter and resume to Lthoms@chci.org

Requirements:

• College graduate or pursuing a college degree.
• Strong computer literacy is necessary.
• Work a minimum of 30hrs/week.
• Must multi-task and work well under pressure.
• Excellent logistical and organizational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Must be a self-starter and independent; understands the need for detail.
• Bilingual skills (Spanish-English) is a plus.
• If participating in a school internship program, requirements for that program must be submitted.
• Make a final presentation of your choice on how your newfound skills will help your career and personal goals.

PLEASE SEND RÉSUMÉ AND COVER LETTER TO:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Attention: Linda Thoms
Director, Human Resources & Administration
lthoms@chci.org
Fax (202) 546-2143

DISCLAIMER

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

CHCI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Communications Intern

Position Summary:

CHCI seeks a bright, motivated college student or recent graduate to provide integral support to its Communications team. This is an excellent opportunity to further a career in communications and marketing in the nonprofit sector. CHCI internships provide interns with hands-on experience in the organization's mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders while honing their own leadership skills and making important career development connections. This is a paid position with the requirement the intern works a minimum of 20 hours weekly.

Responsibilities:

The intern will engage in a wide variety of projects and initiatives to include:
• Research and identify new sources and opportunities to promote organization’s work
• Explore relevant speaking engagements for CEO
• Draft press releases, op-eds and website content
• Ensure social media visibility is strong and engaging
• Monitor and compile social media statistics
• Help develop collateral to assist with branding and marketing efforts
• Assist in the development of profiles, videos and other collateral showcasing program participants and alumni
• Routinely assess website to ensure content is relevant, engaging, and fluid
• Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Current undergraduate or graduate student interested in communications, public relations or marketing
• Ability to multitask with autonomy
• Ability to independently conduct research
• Strong writing and presentation skills
• Working knowledge of Adobe software to include Photoshop, InDesign and a familiarity with web design and content management
• Familiarity navigating social media platforms required

Please submit cover letter, resume and writing sample to Linda Thoms at lthoms@chci.org

Title: Development Manager

Reports to: Director, Corporate Relations

Position Summary:

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to help grow the revenue stream to produce a pipeline of talented leaders for the future.

The Development Manager contributes to the continued expansion of CHCI’s major donor program to ensure that CHCI has optimal and diversified resources to meet its mission. The Development Manager works closely with the Director, Corporate Relations in advancing general unrestricted funding.

The Development Manager is responsible for securing renewals of current major donors and partners through mindful and proactive stewardship, identifying and engaging new donors and partners, and supporting fundraising efforts across CHCI.

Responsibilities:

• Develop effective strategies to engage major donors and grow this funding base and work side-by-side with other members of the Development Team to cultivate, pitch, acknowledge, track, steward, and renew support.
• Responsible for stewardship and renewal of all major donors as well as identifying prospects locally, nationally and globally who can be cultivated to support the organization with unrestricted, programmatic, and or event sponsorship gifts.
• Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
• Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and full cycle management of grant proposals to foundations and corporate sources.
• Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects.
• Work with finance team to compile information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders.
• Comply with all grants reporting as required by foundation/corporate funders.
• Provide stewardship to current donors in portfolio and provide regular updates to donors.
• Support Director and Chief Development Officer in performing advance work including research and securing meetings with prospective corporate and foundation donors.
• Serve as a liaison to manage engagement with high level major donors, alumni, prospects, and other VIPs during events.
• Ensure all relevant data is maintained and current in the donor management data base
• Track relevant statistics and develop collateral for donor stewardship
• Be independent and reliable on administrative tasks within projects and campaigns like updating data, mailings, and presentations.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree with graduate work or advanced degree welcome
• A minimum of 3 years progressive fundraising experience required, ideally with major donors and foundations.
• Minimum two years grant writing experience with demonstrated results required
• Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
• Knowledge of fundraising information sources and basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
• Working knowledge of techniques to conduct effective prospect research.
• Experience/aptitude with fundraising database products or other constituent relationship management systems preferred. Salesforce experience desired.
• Previous experience with nonprofit fundraising desired.
• Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment handling multiple projects
• Absolutely professional approach and willingness to support the team fully, including peers and leadership, to fully meet the needs of a growing CHCI.
• Highly organized and able to set objectives, manage, and see projects through to completion.
• Unwavering commitment to CHCI’s mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders and a positive, can-do attitude.
• Innately curious, creative, and hungry to make a strong contribution to CHCI.
• Position requires some travel and occasional evening and weekend work for events and donor meetings.

Job Title: Staff Accountant

Department: Finance

Reports to: Controller

Supervises: N/A

Status: Exempt

Organization Background:

Over the past ten years, CHCI has transformed itself into a leading nonprofit organization that has significantly expanded access for the Latino community. It has grown its budget to $10 million and its staff to roughly 30 people. Through its programs, CHCI has been directly impacting more than 1,700 students annually. Also, more than 3,300 highly accomplished alumni have successfully continued their journey beyond CHCI into the workforce as powerful leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

The staff accountant will be responsible for day-to-day operations including but not limited to general ledger analysis, the proper recording of all financial transactions that impact the general ledger, maintenance and reconciliation of asset and liability accounts, cash management, bank and investment reconciliations, accounts receivable and accounts payable process, fixed asset management and preparation of monthly journal entries.

Please email cover letter and resume to Linda Thoms, HR Director at lthoms@chci.org

The Senior College Programs Specialist works closely with the Director and his/her team, facilitating and monitoring all aspects of the Congressional Internship Programs (summer, fall and spring semesters)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Complete monthly general ledger work in a timely, accurate manner to expedite month-end close:

  • Prepare and input all allocation journal entries (salary, benefits, postage)
  • Complete monthly reconciliations (of all asset and liability accounts) and input related journal entries
  • Record monthly investment income and reconcile investment accounts
  • Input all recurring, month end and adjusting journal entries (e.g, prepaids, payroll, taxes, depreciation/ amortization, deferred rent, etc.)
  • Produce monthly accounts receivable and multi-year grant reports

2. Responsible for accurate revenue recording:

  • Preparation and delivery of timely, accurate invoices and accompanying docs to supporters

3. Cash management/ bank accounts:

  • Ensure timely deposits
  • Perform all bank reconciliations and related adjusting entries
  • Ensure all outstanding items on bank recs addressed on timely basis

4. Maintain general ledger and subsidiary accounts:

  • Prepare opening, adjusting, recurring journal entries
  • Post entries with approval from Controller
  • Document monthly reconciliations (all asset and liability accounts)
  • Ensure agreement between subsidiary accounts (such as receivables, investments, fixed assets) with financial reports

5. Ensure all regular weekly, monthly, annual deadlines met

  • Weekly – invoicing, accounts receivable, revenue recording, AP review and posting
  • Monthly – monthly close, general ledger account reconciliations (all asset and liabilities)
  • Annually – 5500, 1099s, audit schedules as assigned

6. Review and post accounts payable

7. Assist in documenting and monitoring internal controls

8. Assist pulling audit samples

  • Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assists Controller with regular duties as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Education - Bachelor’s or higher degree in accounting or finance.
  • Prior experience (3-5 years).
  • Intermediate level knowledge of accounting functions and related internal controls, including accounts receivable, accounts payable, and cash and fixed assets.
  • Strong understanding of accounting theory and its application.
  • Great Plains experience desired.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines and produce timely, accurate work product.
  • Strong analytical skills needed.
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task is a must.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong Microsoft office applications skills (especially excel, word, powerpoint, outlook)
  • Must maintain highest level of confidentiality.

Job Title: Manager, Information Technology & Data

Department: Human Resources & Administration

Reports To: Director, Human Resources and Administration

Status: Exempt

Organization Background:

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit, non-partisan organizations in the country. CHCI was established in 1978 by a group of Congressman to develop the next generation of Latino leaders. To fulfill its mission, CHCI offers nationally recognized educational and leadership programs, services, and activities that promote the growth of its participants as effective professionals and strong leaders. These vital opportunities empower Latinos for great personal and professional achievement. Latinos who participate in CHCI’s programs have boldly chosen to explore new opportunities and expand their horizons.

CHCI’s extensive convening power connects young Latinos to an influential and expansive network of leaders who are shaping our country’s future by keeping critical Latino issues on the national agenda. Additionally, CHCI helps maintain a pipeline of emerging Latino talent for government entities, corporations, nonprofits and other organizations.

Over the past ten years, CHCI has transformed itself into a leading nonprofit organization that has significantly expanded access for the Latino community. It has grown its budget to $10 million and its staff to roughly 20 people. Through its programs, CHCI has been directly impacting more than 800 students annually. Also, more than 3,400 highly accomplished alumni have successfully continued their journey beyond CHCI into the workforce as powerful leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Job Description:

  • Plays an integral role in supporting the development, implementation, and maintenance of cost-effective systems and efficient operation of the physical and virtual technology infrastructure.
  • Manage information technology and computer systems
  • Evaluate IT and electronic data operations
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure data and systems are secure; train staff on system related policies and procedures.
  • Work in concert with IT vendor to ensure the security of data, network accessibility, and appropriate protocols for data back up and audit functions.
  • Proactively identify potential problems, and in concert with IT vendor, identify and implement strategic solutions in a timely manner
  • Maintains a strong and current working knowledge of leading-edge technology both hardware and software to ensure the organization remains relevant and on the cusp of the most advanced technology.
  • Serve as single-point-of-contact for the current IT and telecom infrastructure to include:
  • Work with IT vendor for individual or organization-wide IT issues, trouble-shooting, and implementation as required, data security
  • Serve as primary contact for all telecom (VoIP) needs, oversight and maintenance
  • Assess and make recommendations for the upgrade and deployment of existing hardware and software
  • Assess current and future inventory of hardware and software in concert with technology providers; collaborate with vendors to identity what and when upgrades and or changes should occur recommend other platforms and applications that facilitate efficiency and collaboration.
  • Plays an integral role in supporting the development, implementation, and maintenance of cost-effective systems and efficient operation of the physical and virtual infrastructure.
  • Ability to research and recommend best practices to ensure data and infrastructure security and business continuity in tandem with IT provider(s)
  • Capacity to construct and deliver system and data related trainings to staff
  • Aptitude to assess compliance by staff to system related policies and procedures
  • Foster alignment with user needs and system(s) functionality to contribute to organizational efficiency and productivity
  • Serve as the subject matter expert and provides oversight of salesforce once implemented and all other current or future systems to:
  • Ensure data is current and accurate
  • Train staff on system usage and provide on-demand support as needed
  • Maintain data integrity and security
  • Serve as the custodian of data, report design, and output
  • Stay abreast of relevant system(s) enhancements
  • Working knowledge of a customer relationship management system and its administration
  • Demonstrated experience regularly structuring data collection processes for reporting purposes
  • Working understanding of organizational programming metrics and demonstrated ability to establish measurable metrics
  • Provide primary oversight for data collection systems, data analytics, and other strategies that optimize statistical efficiency and quality
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Education – BS degree or higher degree in computer science, MIS or a related field
  • Proven working experience as an IT manager or relevant experience
  • Strong working knowledge of technical management, information analysis, and of computer hardware and software systems
  • Education and or experience with system implementation desired
  • Experience with cloud-based management a plus
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce or comparable CRM system desired
  • An inherent ability to grasp the evolution of technology and its impact on organizational goals and programmatic impact
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines and produce timely, accurate work product.
  • Strong analytical skills needed.
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi-task is a must.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal).
  • Ability to work independently
  • Advanced computer literacy
  • The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Please forward cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Linda Thoms, Director, Human Resources and Administration at lthoms@chci.org