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).


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


• 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.

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.


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


  • 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

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Data Systems Manager

    Reports To: Director, Community Engagement

    Job Description:

    This is a unique and exciting opportunity to support the efforts to produce a pipeline of talented leaders of the future. Working closely with Director of Community Engagement, the position will ensure the organization’s strategic and tactical challenges are addressed through the management of CHCI’s Salesforce CRM system. The role requires both responsive support to CHCI leadership requests and proactive engagement to drive positive changes in how CHCI team members use Salesforce. The position will include a significant amount of cross-departmental communication, and an emphasis on integrating Salesforce into the daily tactical and long-term strategic requirements of CHCI’s development efforts.

    • Responsible for developing, defining, planning, and implementation of solutions that are targeted towards measuring our organization’s impact and understanding how our organization allocates staff and other resources
    • Coordinates with team members and serves as an internal champion of all things system-related
    • Networks with internal and external partners within own area of expertise and pulls input from multiple projects or applications to ensure that organization maintains a holistic view of its data and impact
    • Interfaces with staff and executive team and acts as a subject matter expert and advocate for the staff involved. Provides strong collaboration and partnership within the organization in order to identify and resolve problems
    • Leads efforts to identify improvements to ensure data quality and integrity, operational efficiencies, quality staff user experience, organizational scalability, and quality client experience
    • Utilizes understanding of organization to translate project requirements into system requirements
      1. Uses initiative to find solutions in the community for common organizational database needs, and interfaces and coordinates consultants when needed. Serve as the subject matter expert and provides oversight 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:

    • BA/BS required.
    • Minimum 3 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, business, public relations, annual, corporate or foundation giving
    • Proficiency in using CRM (SalesForce) to analyze, advocate and advise strategies relationship management
    • Fundraising operations knowledge
    • Ability to consistently provide a positive end-user experience
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Significant data analysis and project management experience preferred
    • Must be a self-starter with strong attention to detail, and who is willing to find answers to questions and ask broader Salesforce community members for help where applicable
    • Must be able a strong communicator who can both rally the team and set boundaries when needed
    • Experience with Salesforce Lightning version a plus

    Desired Skills:

    • Data management experience desired to include data modeling
    • Ability to translate technology requirements into user defined needs
    • Project management
    • Self-motivated
    • Comfortable making technical presentations to non-technical groups
    • Multi-tasking
    • Ad hoc reporting design
    • Please email cover letter and resume to Linda Thoms, HR Director at

    Scholarship and Administration Specialist

    Department: Programs
    Reports To: Senior Director of Leadership Programs
    Status: non-exempt, 40 hours per week (Temporary Position)
    This is a temporary position slated to run through at least December 29, 2017 with the possibility of extending.
    The Specialist works closely with the Senior Director of Leadership Programs and his/her team, facilitating and monitoring all aspects of CHCI’s Scholarship and Scholar-Intern programs. In addition, the Specialist will provide administrative support to all CHCI programs.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


    • Manages all aspects of CHCI’s scholarship program including Scholarship and Scholar-Intern renewals, check disbursements, and regular scholar communication
    • Collects intern supervisor evaluations, intern exit interviews, and program evaluations
    • Tracks and reports data collected from program participants for funding and measurement purposes
    • Handles all administrative duties of CHCI’s scholarship and Scholar-Intern program including faxing, filing, mailing, copying, and phone and email inquiries. Prepares memoranda, composes letters and routine correspondence, and researches information
    • Supports Manager of Recruitment in efforts to recruit a strong applicant pool for each scholar-intern program

    Programs Administration

    • Assists with scheduling programming, including coordination of event space, communication with speakers, ordering lunch, preparing supplies, and processing payments
    • Tracks program spending against budgets and maintains financial records
    • Answers questions from potential applicants and assists with application system
    • Prepares memoranda, composes letters and routine correspondence, and researching information
    • Assists in programs specific special events like graduation, community service projects, and off-site events
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

    Qualifications & Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • Two years of Administrative experience
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Knowledge and or relevant coursework in IT applications and database management preferred
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Understanding of basic accounting principles a plus
    • Bilingual – English / Spanish skills required
    • Must be comfortable with data, numbers, and tasks that require attention to detail
    • Strong team player; works well under pressure
    • A professional appearance and telephone manner is essential
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be a self-starter with strong organizational skills
    • Must be creative and flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities
    • Demonstrated commitment to helping Hispanic youth
    • Please email cover letter and resume to Linda Thoms, HR Director at

    Senior Communications Manager

    Department: Executive
    Reports To: Director, Executive Affairs
    Manages the following positions: Communications Intern
    Status: Exempt

    The Senior Communications Manager is involved in all aspects of public and media relations and serves as a point of contact for media inquiries on CHCI events, press releases, programs, program participants, and alumni. This person serves as a lead communicator for internal and external stakeholders and plays a key role in developing and planning key CHCI events throughout the year.



    • Develops annual strategic public relations and media outreach plan.
    • Create, implement, manage, and oversee both internal/external communications programs to promote the organization and its programs
    • Researches and identifies trends and opportunities in key issue areas to promote CHCI’s work and its President & CEO; drafts opinion editorials and blog posts for President & CEO and pitches them to traditional media outlets and media partners, and posts to social media.
    • Responsible for email marketing, website management and content development
    • Actively pitches media to secure stories promoting CHCI’s programs, events, program participants, alumni, products, and leadership.
    • Produces interesting and effective press releases and media advisories.
    • Develops and maintains press kit and acts as a point of contact for media at all events.
    • Maintains updated annual CHCI Fact Sheet.

    • Secures new media partnerships, and maintains and enhances current partnerships, to promote CHCI’s mission, products, and programs.
    • Assists with media partnership deliverables including the development of digital ads and public service announcements.
    • Assists in developing strategic plan and content for CHCI’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month events.
    • Prepares event memos and script documents for CHCI programs and events.
    • Prepares talking points and speeches for CHCI Chair, President & CEO, and other speakers for CHCI programs and events.
    • Produces and distributes invitation letters and facilitates confirmations for all CHCI events.
    • Manages process of tracking speaker confirmations, and collecting bios and photos.
    Metrics and Reporting
    • Produces and evaluates monthly tracking reports on CHCI media hits and other key metrics and catalogs all CHCI media coverage both electronically and hard-copy
    . • Tracks news stories relevant to CHCI and produces bi-weekly reports to be shared with CHCI staff and stakeholders.
    Develops and evaluates surveys targeted to CHCI stakeholders to enhance CHCI’s impact message. Posts relevant news stories to CHCI website and maintains media highlight page. Miscellaneous
    • Supervise Communications intern.
    • Coordinates quality control of all organization’s printed material with attention to the Associated Press (AP) Style.
    QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum Education:
    • College degree required in public relations, communications, journalism or marketing.
    • Minimum three-five years relevant experience in public relations, journalism or media relations field.
    • Bilingual – English/Spanish a plus, but not required.
    • Proficient writing, editing, layout and design, professional printing and publishing skills
    • Knowledge and understanding current trends in digital and social media
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and working knowledge of website platforms.
    • Knowledge of Associated Press (AP) Style.
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    Analytical/Interpersonal Skills:
    • Excellent editorial, logistical and organizational skills required.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Strong presentation skills.
    • Strong team player; ability to multitask.
    • Ability to work under pressure of tight deadlines.
    • Must be a self-starter and independent-minded who understands the need for detail.
    • Must be creative and flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
    • Must be flexible with time both during and after work hours.
      Physical Demands:
    • Work performed in an office environment.
    • Required to sit for long periods of time.
    • Infrequent light physical effort required.
    • Ability to work effectively using program management and other tools on a personal computer for long periods of time.
    • Some travel required.
    Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Linda Thoms at


    The preceding job descriptions have 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.