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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 for full time staff including medical, dental, 401K with a company match, 15 days vacation and sick leave upon hire, and a transportation subsidy. These are just a sample of the benefits provided to all full-time employees.

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 $8 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 3,700 highly accomplished alumni have successfully continued their journey beyond CHCI into the workforce as powerful leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

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Job Title: Vice President of Communications & External Affairs

Reports to: President/CEO
Status:
Full time, Exempt

Job Summary
The Vice President of Communications and External Affairs is a key member of the CHCI senior team, working closely with the CEO and other senior staff to contribute to CHCI’s strategic planning and management. Specifically, the Vice President will be responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of CHCI organizational strategy around engaging external audiences and stakeholders. This individual will build and manage relationships with the media and other key entities to advance the organization’s position with relevant constituents, as well as to drive broader awareness and donor support for the organization. This includes the following key activities:

Communications/External Affairs Strategy, Vision, and Leadership

  • Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications/external affairs plan to advance CHCI’s brand identity, broaden awareness of its programs and priorities, and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences.
  • Create marketing/public relations strategy that will allow CHCI leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers.
  • Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization. Work with leadership team and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and to define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
  • Serve as communications advisor to CHCI leadership.

Communications Operations

  • Oversee all print and online communications such as event programs, promotional materials, annual reports, etc., social media activity including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other online platforms, as well as maintenance of brand and messaging consistency, and advancement of brand awareness and visibility efforts.
  • Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations, and other supporting material as needed.
  • Attract, engage, and maintain relationships with funders, donors, and sponsors in concert with development staff.
  • Promote and share information about CHCI’s leadership development programs, attract highly competitive applicants, and highlight program activities and participant profiles in concert with programs staff.
  • Promote events and convenings, and recruit registrants and attendees for CHCI’s leadership conference and gala, industry summits, and other events in concert with events staff.

External Affairs Operations

  • Oversee management of a portfolio of Congressional relationships, balancing effective communication and relationship-building with Members of Congress and their staff, with persuasive messaging that highlights their involvement with and support for CHCI.
  • Build and nurture relationships with the CHCI alumni network, highlight alumni achievements, and promote alumni activities in concert with alumni relations staff and CHCI Alumni Association.
  • Manage stewardship of relationships with community partners – nonprofit organizations, institutions of higher education, and other key stakeholders to develop strategic partnerships.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as advisor to the CEO, leadership team, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council.
  • Assist CEO in facilitating effective decision-making.
  • Coordinate the execution of strategic initiatives.
  • Manage and develop communication/external affairs staff.
  • Manage strategies that draw attention to CHCI’s work including: crafting messages, identifying target audiences, and preparing material for internal and external distribution.
  • Support the prospecting and cultivating of new strategic partnerships.
  • Assess inquires directed to CEO, determine the proper course of action, and delegate to appropriate staff to manage.
  • Manage copy/content for materials including: email blasts, e-news articles, web content, invitation letters, conference session descriptions, talking points and event recaps.
  • Develop online and print communications including: annual reports, marketing collateral materials, and website.
  • Coordinate with in-house team and outside contractors to ensure streamlined and cohesive messaging across all platforms.
  • Oversee marketing efforts such as performing market research, analysis and trends, branding, and public relations via publications, events and web design and content.
  • Develop and track marketing and brand awareness opportunities with external partnerships that support and enhance revenue generation efforts, engage sponsors, and communicate the CHCI value proposition.
  • Manage messaging across all department communications.
  • Manage relationships with associated vendors as appropriate ensuring that key deliverables and deadlines are met.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/expertise in one of the following fields: English language, journalism, public relations, public policy, communications, or related field.
  • At least 8+ years of communications, and or marketing experience, including at leadership/executive level.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills resulting in cultivating high-impact relationships with internal and external stakeholders with a variety of print and online communications media.
  • Proven track record of effectively interacting with diverse stakeholders including executives, congressional members (or other public officials) and Board of Directors.
  • Impeccable managerial and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across the organization.
  • Effective, versatile, and action-oriented.

Benefits

CHCI offers an array of competitive benefits to its employees. All benefits with the exception of enrollment in the 401k are effective on the date of hire. Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • WMATA SmarTrip Benefit/Parking Subsidy
  • 401K
  • Paid federal holidays, vacation and sick leave

Please send cover letter and resume to info@chci.org.

Position Overview:

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) seeks a detail oriented, independent professional to provide high level support to the organization’s President & CEO, Board of Directors, and Advisory Council. As the Manager, Executive Office and Board Liaison, this individual will be responsible for providing strategic and administrative support to the President & CEO as well as serve as the primary point of contact for CHCI’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council. This is an exciting opportunity to engage with a variety of stakeholders and advance CHCI’s mission of developing the next generation of Latino leaders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic and Administrative Support to President & CEO

  • Support the execution of the President & CEO’s short- and long-term goals and responsibilities.
    • Research, prioritize, and follow up on issues and concerns identified by and/or addressed by the President & CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature. Recommend appropriate course of action, referral or response.
    • Translate goals into daily/weekly action plans; design and support execution of plans
    • Manage the President & CEO’s calendar, working with colleagues to ensure his schedule is handled in an efficient and professional manner
      • Organize and coordinate travel plans as needed
    • Plan remote and in-person meetings by compiling agendas, coordinating logistics and materials, inviting guests, taking minutes, and providing follow up materials or information where needed.
    • Work closely with President & CEO to keep him informed of and prepared for upcoming commitments and responsibilities and to ensure appropriate follow up.
      • Prepare briefing materials for the President & CEO in preparation for meetings and travel, working closely with the senior team
      • Coordinate and manage routine administrative duties as needed for the President & CEO such as filing expense reports, ensuring timely approval of contracts, and other authorizations.
    • Draft acknowledgement letters, personal correspondence, agendas, as well as compile presentations and reports, and other materials that facilitate the President & CEO’s ability to effectively lead the organization.
    • Assist President & CEO with prioritizing requests.
    • Communicate in a clear and timely fashion on behalf of the President & CEO with Board members, Advisory Council members, donors, and other external stakeholders.
    • In collaboration with Programs and Development, follow up on contacts made by the President & CEO and support the cultivation of ongoing relationships.

Board of Directors and Advisory Council Liaison

  • Serve as a key liaison to the organization’s Board of Directors;
    • Establish positive working relationships with Board and Advisory Council Members in verbal, written, and electronic correspondence
    • Monitor Board and Advisory Council communications calendar and coordinate with assigned staff to prepare and deliver their assignments
    • Monitor Board and Advisory Council notable events and calendar
    • Monitor Board and Advisory Council budget and prepare quarterly reports for President & CEO and Finance department
  • In conjunction with the Events department, plan and execute all meetings, retreats and Board- and Advisory Council-specific events
    • Create meeting timelines; prepare and distribute meeting notifications, agendas and materials; manage correspondence around meeting execution
    • Coordinate with Senior Team to compile presentations and data
    • Attend Board and Committee meetings, record and circulate minutes
    • Coordinate Board and Advisory Council member travel for biannual Board and Advisory Council Retreat
  • Manage Board information
    • Support Board and Advisory Council nomination and election process
    • Track Board and Advisory Council engagement, communications, and terms via Salesforce
    • Maintain Board documents and Board Manual
    • Support onboarding of all new Board and Advisory Council members

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in high-level, administrative support.
    • Experience working with a Board of Directors and/or Board appointed committees strongly preferred
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish-English) preferred
  • Excellent logistical and organizational skills
  • Outstanding communication skills (in-person, phone, electronic, status reports, managing documents, remote meetings)
  • Ability to anticipate and use judgment, business/organizational knowledge, motivational techniques and personal leadership to meet President, Board, and Advisory Council needs
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and handle sensitive material concerning the organization and the President & CEO’s role
  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining attention to detail
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred
  • Flexibility with time both during and after typical work hours
  • Commitment to the mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Benefits

CHCI offers an array of competitive benefits to its employees. Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • WMATA SmarTrip Benefit/Parking Subsidy
  • 401K
  • Paid federal holidays, vacation and sick leave

Job Title:         Manager of Fellowship Programs
Department:    Programs
Reports to:      Director of Leadership Programs (Fellowships)
Supervises:     No Direct Reports
Status:             Full time, Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Manager of Fellowship Programs will work closely with the Director of Leadership Programs and serve as the lead for managing much of the day-to-day operations of CHCI’s Public Policy Fellowship and Graduate Fellowship Program. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is well organized, good with people and passionate about empowering emerging Latino leaders with recent bachelor’s and graduate-level degrees to make a difference in public policy.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Program Management

  • Manages coordination of Fellow onboarding and weekly leadership and professional-development programming, including scheduling, communicating with speakers and logistical needs
  • Assists in the development of programming sessions, and facilitates some sessions
  • Creates and ensures adherence to project timelines
  • Assists with the gathering, analyzing and reporting of Fellowship program results
  • Practices effective project management and organization for all tasks, and develops processes for streamlining and replication of program activities and tasks
  • Manages the coordination of program-specific special events like graduation ceremonies in collaboration with CHCI’s events team, and off-site visits

Fellow Management

  • Assists in day-to-day management of Fellows, including coordinating check-ins and tracking assignments
  • Maintains strong working relationships with program participants and stakeholders, including sponsors, alumni, partners and educational organizations
  • Assists in introducing Fellows to professional contacts to expand their network and tracking contacts in CHCI’s Salesforce database

Recruitment and Selection

  • Assists in Fellow candidate recruitment, which may include some travel to designated locations to establish long term relationships with proper institutions and recruit candidates for CHCI programs
  • Tracks the needs for recruitment of CHCI Leadership Program based on sponsorships.
  • Manages the intake, review and selection processes for applicants to the Public Policy Fellowship and Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Manages website information about programs and online application management system
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)
  • Experience working with adult students and/or emerging professionals
  • Experience facilitating interactive training sessions and group discussions
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by, and ability to effectively work with, the Latino community
  • Excellent logistical, organizational and project-management skills
  • Excellent people skills for building positive working relationships
  • Ability to meet deadlines and multitask
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player and the ability to work well independently and under pressure
  • Effective problem-solving skills and ability to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
  • A positive attitude and desire to find the best in each situation.

Preference given to candidates who have one or more of the following additional qualifications:

  • Experience with leadership and/or professional development programs
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish skills
  • Experience with curriculum development and/or program evaluation

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
  • Infrequent travel to events out of town
  • Occasional night and weekend events

BENEFITS

CHCI offers an array of competitive benefits to its employees. All benefits with the exception of enrollment in the 401k are effective on the date of hire. Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • WMATA SmarTrip Benefit/Parking Subsidy
  • 401k
  • Paid federal holidays, vacation and sick leave

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.

Please send cover letter and resume to Ben Colmery, Director of Leadership Programs, at bcolmery [at] chci.org

Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer
Status:
Full time, Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Human Resources Manager provides hands-on support in the achievement of the strategic goals and objectives of Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI). This position is responsible for both the transactional and strategic human resource functions of the organization. The Human Resources Manager will partner with senior staff providing counsel and advice on Company policies and best practices in all areas of human resource operations. The person in this role will be the sole human resources practitioner requiring a strong Human Resources Manager background and demonstrated experience driving results. In addition to handling all administrative responsibilities pertaining to HR, this position will oversee talent management, including performance management, talent acquisition and retention, learning and development, and succession planning.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Administration

  • Annually reviews and makes recommendations to executive management for improvement of the organization’s policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters.
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures organization’s compliance.
  • Communicates changes in the organization’s policies and procedures and ensures that proper compliance is followed.
  • Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the CEO, on personnel matters.
  • Develops and maintains a human resource information system that meets the organization’s personnel information needs.
  • Coordinates interface with other internal systems such as payroll, time and attendance records, vacation and sick time entitlements and usage, FMLA recordkeeping, 401(k) reporting, medical, dental, and disability benefits, workers’ comp.
  • Serves as liaison with third-party vendor (CBR).
  • Administers various employee benefit programs, to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost-effectiveness, and initiation of benefits.
  • Develops and maintains affirmative action program; files EEO-1 annually; maintains other records, reports and logs to conform to EEO regulations

Talent Management

  • Responsible for coordinating and administering activities in all stages of the employment life cycle: attraction, recruitment, onboarding, development, retention, and separation
  • Counsels and guides management in carrying out their day-to-day employee performance management responsibilities (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions), and counsels managers regarding personnel practices, policies and employment laws.
  • Recommends, evaluates and participates in staff development for the organization.
  • Assists executive management in the quarterly review, preparation and administration of the organization’s compensation program.
  • Oversees and manages complete performance appraisal process. Computes salary changes, prepares status forms and communicates appraisal results to employees.  Prepares status changes and increases.
  • Develops, recommends and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains handbook on policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five to eight years of experience in a human resources department.
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) credential.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve employee morale
  • Demonstrates advanced business and functional acumen by leading and influencing work to align business and HR strategy
  • Comprehensive understanding of local, state and federal employment laws
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship-building skill
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service skills, and an ability to independently follow up as required
  • Creativity and flexibility in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
  • A positive attitude and desire to find the best in each situation.

Preference given to candidates who have one or more of the following additional qualifications:

  • Experience working with young professionals (19 – 30 years of age)
  • Experience working with the Latino community

CERTIFICATIONS

  • PHR/SHRM-CP required, SPHR/SHRM-SCP preferred

Benefits
CHCI offers an array of competitive benefits to its employees. All benefits with the exception of enrollment in the 401k are effective on the date of hire. Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • WMATA SmarTrip Benefit/Parking Subsidy
  • 401K
  • Paid federal holidays, vacation and sick leave

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm and Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. This position regularly requires long hours and occasional weekend work.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Please send cover letter and resume to info@chci.org.

Position: Social Media and Content Specialist
Department: External Affairs and Communications team
Reports to:  Senior Manager, Communications

The Social Media and Content Specialist is responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring CHCI’s social media strategy in order to improve communications efforts, increase marketing opportunities and brand awareness.

CHCI is looking for a creative Social Media and Content Specialist to join our External Affairs and Communications team. The Social Media and Content Specialist reports to the Senior Manager, Communications and will be responsible for developing and implementing our social media strategy in order to increase our online presence and improve our communications and brand awareness.  A large part of this role will be researching good, compelling, shareable content, and occasionally writing content for CHCI’s website and Virtual Leadership Institute (VLI).

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and manage CHCI social media strategy
  • Create the daily written content for digital media platforms including, but not limited to; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, CHCI and Virtual Leadership Institute web pages
  • Work with CHCI departments to ensure content is informative and appealing
  • Create and select appropriate graphics and images to go along with posts
  • Collaborate with CHCI Development, Programs and Events teams on program on social media and content deliverables
  • Measure the success of social media campaigns
  • Keep abreast of the latest social media best practices and technologies
  • Help to coordinate Facebook Live and Instagram Live segments
  • Monitor SEO and user engagement and suggest content optimization
  • Communicate with industry professionals and influencers via social media to create a strong network

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Digital Journalism, Journalism, or related field
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Social Media Coordinator or similar role
  • Basic knowledge of Creative Suite programs for creating and editing graphics
  • Experience using social media for brand awareness and impressions
  • Excellent knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ a other social media best practices
  • Experience with doing audience research for social media reach and impact

Please send cover letter and resume to info@chci.org.

TITLE: Manager, Development

REPORTS TO: Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Position Summary

This position is an integral part of the Development team which is crucial to the overall organization success in its ability to identify, cultivate and steward relationships to engage donor support for all programmatic initiatives, regional events and special events. The Manager will report to the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations and will support development and fundraising activities designed to expand the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’s (CHCI) fundraising base in Washington DC, New York City and across key regions within the United States.

The candidate will play an essential role in the strategy, implementation, and execution of fundraising campaigns and sponsor cultivation, and in meeting revenue goals for the organization. He/She will work to cultivate and steward existing sponsors and prospective individual and corporate donors to expand the annual and major gifts revenue streams. The ideal candidate for this role will be able to thrive independently and as part of a team, balance multiple priorities, and possess strong oral and written communication skills. The Manager will also be responsible for spearheading regional events and major gifts operations, particularly as they relate to cultivating high net worth individuals.

Responsibilities

  • Develop effective strategies to engage major corporate donors, continue donor retention, and expand CHCI’s funding base to ensure that CHCI has optimal resources to meet its mission.
  • Manage relationships in his/her assigned portfolio of corporate sponsors and high-network individuals.
  • Develop, propose, and implement strategies for solicitation of corporate sponsorships and major gifts, including:
  • developing and strengthening relationships with current donors and prospects in assigned portfolio;
  • recommending specific purpose and level of gift;
  • identifying high net worth individuals and corporate donors for cultivation and subsequent solicitation;
  • assuring that solicitations are implemented.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time to regions where CHCI is convening events.
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors in order to develop relationships between them and the Institute.
  • Conduct prospect research for individuals, and plan engagement in regions where there are active alumni and/or CHCI associated persons such as CHCI board and advisory council members.
  • Steward prospective and existing donors
  • Track current fundraising progress in assigned portfolio
  • Database entry and management: Input and update basic contact information on prospects and donors; update the database (Salesforce) on an ongoing basis with any donor/prospect communication/touchpoints; enter gift information; pull lists regularly to serve strategic development goals.
  • Track proposal deadlines and report due dates of prospective and existing donors in assigned portfolio.
  • Manage and coordinate meeting and event logistics for regional fundraising events.
  • Collaborate with the communications team on the development of marketing materials to promote regional events.
  • Stay informed of relevant news and attend events on behalf of CHCI
  • Provide administrative support and perform other duties as needed.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to travel nationally up to 25% of the time
  • Minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with individual giving trends and multi-channel fundraising within the nonprofit sector.
  • Ability to meet time-sensitive deadlines and manage multiple tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoy working as part of a team
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, web platforms, digital presentation skills and Salesforce is highly desired.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

Please send resume and cover letter to devjobs@chci.org.

TITLE: College Programs Specialist
REPORTS TO: Director of Leadership Programs 

POSITION OVERVIEW: This is an exciting, entry-level opportunity to support CHCI in its efforts to produce a pipeline of talented leaders of the future. The Specialist works closely with the Director of Leadership Programs, Manager of College Programs, and CHCI staff to provide administrative support for CHCI’s Congressional Internship Program.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Programs Administration

  • Handles all administrative duties of CHCI’s Congressional Internship program including reviewing and processing applications, scheduling interviews, collecting and processing paperwork, preparing background information for congressional placements, and tracking community service hours.
  • Assists with scheduling programming including coordination of event space, communication with speakers, ordering lunch, prepping supplies, and processing payments.
  • Tracks program spending against budgets and maintains financial records
  • Collects intern supervisor evaluations, intern exit interviews, and program evaluations.
  • Manages intern move in/move out including maintaining inventory of household supplies, coordinating on-site housing orientation and assisting with move out.
  • In conjunction with communications and design team, updates and produces materials related to CHCI programs including reports, programs, business cards, student profiles and brochures.
  • Composes and edits materials related to CHCI programs including bios, reports, website content, and other materials.
  • Answers questions from potential applicants and assists with application system.
  • Supports CHCI in efforts to recruit a strong applicant pool for all CHCI programs.
  • 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.
  • Assists with gathering and analyzing evaluation data, development of program reports, and creating periodic program updates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be a self-starter with strong organizational skills.
  • Strong team player; works well under pressure.
  • Must be creative and flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to helping Latino youth.
  • A positive attitude and desire to find the best in each situation.

Preference given to candidates who have one or more of the following additional qualifications:

  • Experience working with InDesign
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish skills
  • Experience working with college students
  • Experience working with student leadership programs
  • Experience with curriculum development and/or program evaluation.
  • Capitol Hill experience
  • Ability to lift approx. 25 pounds during intern housing move in/out

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to programs@chci.org

Job Description

Position: Strategic Events Intern
Department: Strategic Events
Reports to: Senior Manager, Strategic Events

Position Summary:

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHCI) is seeking a Strategic Events Intern (non-paid, for college credit position) who will provide support to the Senior Manager of Events and other Events team members as assigned by performing the following tasks:

Responsibilities:

The intern will engage in a wide variety of projects and initiatives to include:

  • Support the Strategic Events department with administrative duties and logistical planning of CHCI Hispanic Heritage Month Events – Leadership Conference & Annual Awards Gala
  • Data entry for all elements of events including registration, meeting minutes, sponsorship benefit tracking, etc.
  • Assist in preparation of events, consistent with established standards, including menu and site selection, preparation of contracts, and acquisition of needed supplies and equipment, travel coordination, onsite set-up and implementation, etc.
  • Making calls to sponsors, vendors and/or event attendees
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student interested in event planning/management
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for the mission of CHCI
  • Must be detail-oriented; possess strong logistical and organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, required
  • Ability to multitask with autonomy
  • Ability to independently conduct research
  • Familiarity navigating social media platforms required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Knowledge of or familiarity with Salesforce (or other CRM platforms)

Schedule and Compensation:

  • Flexible schedule: Minimum 20 hours a week; length of commitment is negotiable
  • Compensation: This is an unpaid internship.
  • If participating in a school internship program, requirements for that program must be submitted

Please send resume and cover letter indicating availability dates to events@chci.org.

Job Title:  Fellowship Programs Intern
Department: Programs
Reports To: Director of Leadership Programs
Status: Non-Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is seeking a Fellowship Programs Intern who will provide support to the Graduate Fellowship and Public Policy Fellowship Programs. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to strengthen their foundational professional skills in nonprofit programs, and who is well organized and has effective communication skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports execution of the selection and interview process for the 2019-20 class of Fellows. This will be the primary focus of the internship, and will include outreach to applicants, scheduling interviews, coordination of schedules, and collating scores and reports.
  • Assists in general support of Fellowship program, which may include coordinating logistics for educational programming and program events, preparing documents, processing payment requests, exchanging correspondence with organization stakeholders and other duties as assigned.

This internship involves a range of tasks, many of which are administrative. The intern’s supervisor will work to make tasks and projects during the semester align, as much as possible, with the intern’s expressed interests. CHCI’s internship opportunities provide well-rounded, hands-on experience and valuable professional skills. CHCI is conveniently located near Farragut North and West metro stations.

CHCI’s interns are exposed to networking, shadowing, and mentoring opportunities with Latino leaders, and receive ongoing professional development training from staff. While CHCI office interns are not part of CHCI’s Congressional Internship Program (CIP), they may have the opportunity to participate in some of the professional development sessions offered to our CIP participants. They may also be involved in other CHCI events including networking receptions, department meetings, speakers, and fundraisers.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

CHCI interns are expected to learn quickly, work independently and groups, take directions, be organized, resourceful and collaborative.
The ideal candidate has:

  • A minimum of one year of college completed and is enrolled as an undergraduate college student
  • Experience with logistics and event planning
  • Outstanding organizational, multitasking and administrative skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, and ability to interact with staff, elected officials, corporate/business representatives, and the general public
  • A professional office demeanor, and email and telephone manner
  • A demonstrated commitment to helping Hispanic youth.
  • A positive attitude and desire to find the best solution to each situation.
  • Ability to work respectfully with people from any cultural and socioeconomic background
  • Full fluency in English – writing, reading, and speaking (Spanish language a plus)
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information

Equal Opportunity: CHCI internships are awarded on an equal opportunity basis; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status.

Background check: A criminal background check will be conducted prior to extending an offer of employment.

BENEFITS

Academic credit may be available; please inquire with your academic institution.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume with Subject Line: Fellowship Programs Intern application to: Ben Colmery, Director of Leadership Programs at: bcolmery [at] chci.org

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has an immediate opening for a Development Intern (non-paid position). The CHCI Development team works to ensure that CHCI has the financial resources to accomplish its mission of developing the next generation of Latino Leaders. The team maintains relationships with members of the Congressional, corporate and nonprofit community, connects them to the work of CHCI, and makes the case for investing in the organization’s long-term goals.

Development interns learn many of the basic skills it takes to become a development professional in a nonprofit from a front-row seat. The work of the Development team requires constant communication and collaboration with multiple departments, and interns are involved in all core activities of the team and are assigned day-to-day activities to help the team operate effectively, such as:

DUTIES

  • Staying up-to-date on the activities of the organization, supporters, and prospect supporters
  • Researching prospective donors across multiple fundraising channels
  • Preparing Donor Profiles for identified prospects
  • Scheduling, calendaring, and confirming meetings with prospects and supporters
  • Assisting with event planning, production, logistics and marketing, and event follow-up
  • Assist with managing donors’ database and maintaining Development records current
  • Writing and sending acknowledgement and recognition communication
  • Ensuring sponsor benefits are fulfilled according to grant specifications
  • Assisting with the development of sponsorship proposals and Development marketing materials
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

CHCI interns are expected to learn quickly, work independently and in groups, take directions, be organized, resourceful and collaborative. Other qualifications include:

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to interact with elected officials, business executives, and the general public
  • High level of professional demeanor and presentation
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize efficiently, while working under tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and collaborating with others
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with Salesforce desirable but not required
  • Commitment to the mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
  • Undergraduate college student with a minimum of one-year of college completed

Flexible Schedule: Interns typically work 20-hours a week for a minimum of 3 days a week. CHCI is conveniently located just a few blocks from both the Farragut North and Farragut West metro stations. This position is non-paid but may qualify for college or internship credit, depending on your educational institution.

About CHCI: CHCI is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt leadership development institute. CHCI internships are awarded on an equal opportunity basis; women, minorities, people across genders, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  CHCI conducts a criminal background check prior to extending an offer of employment.

HOW TO APPLY

Instructions: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (1-5 pages) to development@chci.org. Please title your email: CHCI Development Intern Application.

Position Summary:

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHCI) is seeking a Communications Intern (non-paid position) who will provide support to the Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Communications and the Communications Manager and other Communications team members as assigned by performing the following tasks:

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 send cover letter and resume to info@chci.org.

Job Title: CHCI Alumni Relations Intern
Department: External Affairs
Reports To: Manager, Alumni Relations
Status: Temporary

POSITION OVERVIEW:

CHCI seeks a bright, motivated college student or recent graduate to provide essential assistance to its Alumni Relations 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. The Alumni Intern works closely with the Manager of Alumni Relations and the Director of Community Engagement, assisting in the day-to-day operations of the CHCI Alumni Association and its membership of over 3,700 alumni and eight regional chapters across the country. The Intern will help promote the CHCI Alumni Association and build valuable, professional contacts in the Washington D.C. area.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the creation and dissemination of content across Alumni web pages, social media platforms; updates relevant Alumni marketing materials as needed.
  • Assist in the planning and development of Alumni programming throughout the year.
  • Conducts research of Alumni according to region, sector and area of expertise.
  • Supports the maintenance of the CHCI Alumni database.
  • Practices effective organization for administrative tasks including but not limited to filing, mailing, copying/scanning, phone and mail inquiries.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completed – or working toward – college degree
  • Strong computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook and PowerPoint) required
  • Working knowledge of social media tools and platforms (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram) required
  • Working knowledge Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, InDesign, Photoshop) preferred
  • Working knowledge and some proficiency in database management preferred
  • Ability to exercise discretion when handling confidential alumni records
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, required
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work well independently
  • Must be detail-oriented; possess strong logistical and organizational skills
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for the mission of CHCI

SCHEDULE/COMPENSATION:

  • Flexible schedule: Minimum 20 hours a week; length of commitment is negotiable
  • Compensation: This is an unpaid internship.
  • If participating in a school internship program, requirements for that program must be submitted

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Chauntay Mickens, Manager, Alumni Relations at cmickens@chci.org

Job Title: College Programs Intern
Organization: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Department: Programs
Hours: 30-40 hours per week, depending on availability (part-time/full time)

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, providing leadership development programs and educational services to students and young emerging Latino leaders. For 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has forged a critical pathway to Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders®, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation.

THE POSITION:
The College Programs Intern will have the opportunity to assist in logistics and coordination of major educational and programmatic areas of the organization. This may include scheduling speakers and panelists, exchanging correspondence with congressional staffers and organization leadership, and researching programming opportunities with other leadership programs or organizations.

CHCI is seeking a College Programs Intern who will provide support to the Program Manager and other members of the Programs department as assigned. An ideal candidate will be expected to learn quickly, work independently and in a team, take directions, be organized, resourceful and detail oriented.

CHCI’s interns are exposed to networking, shadowing, and mentoring opportunities with Latino leaders, and receive ongoing professional development training from staff.

Requirements:

  • Outstanding organizational and administrative skills, including ability to interact with staff, elected officials, corporate/business representatives, and the general public
  • Competency with Microsoft Office Suite programs (strong excel skills preferred)
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to organize and prioritize workload efficiently
  • Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Ability to work respectfully with people from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Supportive of the mission and the philosophy of the CHCI
  • Demonstrated passion for leadership development and advancing communities of color
  • High professional and ethical standards for handling confidential information

Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling speakers and panelists for internship seminars and workshops
  • Exchanging correspondence with congressional staffers and organization leadership
  • Researching programming opportunities with other leadership programs or organizations
  • Supporting logistical operations of the Congressional Internship Program*

This internship involves a range of tasks; some are administrative. The intern’s supervisor will work to make tasks and projects during the semester align, as much as possible, with the intern’s expressed interests. CHCI’s internships opportunities provide well rounded hands-on experience and valuable professional skills.

*While CHCI office interns are not part of CHCI’s Congressional Internship Program (CIP), they may have the opportunity to participate in some of the professional development sessions offered to our CIP participants. They may also have the opportunity to be involved in other CHCI events including networking receptions, department meetings, speakers, and fundraisers.

Physical and Mental Demands:
Once hired, employees requiring reasonable accommodations to perform the demands of the position should contact Human Resources.

  • Ability to see and hear within normal ranges;
  • Dexterity to read, write, type, operate office equipment such as a computer, telephone, calculator, copier, fax machine, pencils, pens, and stapler;
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pound

To apply, e-mail your cover letter and resume to:

Dennis Gonzalez, Director of Leadership Programs, dgonzalez@chci.org