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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 4,000 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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Positions Available:

Job Title: Senior Manager of Alumni Programs

Department: Programs

Reports To: Vice President of Leadership Programs

Manages: n/a

Status: Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Senior Manager of Alumni Programs will lead all aspects of CHCI’s alumni engagement, programming, activities, and support. They will lead organizational efforts to continue the leadership development and advancement of CHCI alumni, build and strengthen connections with the growing network of over 4,000 alumni worldwide – including incorporating new alumni into the network, strengthen pathways for alumni integration into other aspects of CHCI’s work, and managing the CHCI Alumni Association. The Senior Manager will report to the Vice President of Leadership Programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of alumni locally, regionally, nationally and internationally through regular outreach
  • Manage all aspects of alumni programming, including budget stewardship
  • Manage the daily operations of the CHCI-AA, including its national board and regional chapters
  • Oversee the recruitment of alumni volunteers to engage with participants across CHCI’s leadership programs and in CHCI’s signature events
  • Manage alumni database and online community
  • Work with CHCI’s communications team to both promote CHCI alumni-focused activities and programming, and highlight alumni achievements
  • Effectively represent CHCI and CHCI-AA externally to potential applicants, program participants, partner organizations, and other key stakeholders

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience
  • Six to eight years of applicable experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by, and the ability to effectively work with, the Latinx community
  • Excellent communicator (oral/written)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of having managed projects in the past (full project life cycle)
  • Versatile team player able to work well independently and under pressure, able to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and priorities
  • Ability and willingness to staff/participate in periodic local events on evenings and weekends and approximately 10% travel to regions where CHCI is convening events
  • Acceptance and respect for cultural diversity in all its forms, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, political affiliation, and religious background
  • Commitment to the mission of CHCI

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or accomplishment in nonprofit management, adult professional development, alumni relations, association management and/or volunteer engagement
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish proficiency
  • Functional knowledge of Google Suite, Salesforce, WordPress

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
  • Basic Life Insurance Coverage
  • 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 Human Resources at hr@chci.org.

Job Title:         Manager of Fellowship Programs

Department:    Programs

Reports to:      Director of Leadership Programs (Fellowships)

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 the 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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 the ability to effectively work with the Latinx 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.
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with leadership and/or professional development programs
  • 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 Human Resources at hr@chci.org.

 

TITLE: Development Manager

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 Human Resources at hr@chci.org.

TITLE: Donor Relations Specialist

REPORTS TO: Corporate Relations Associate Manager       

Position Summary:         

The Donor Relations Specialist contributes to the continued stewardship and expansion of CHCI’s donor program by developing and implementing effective benefits fulfillment strategies to maintain and grow long-term relationships with CHCI’s donors. The Donor Relations Specialist will serve as the primary liaison between the development team and, the communications and events department. He/she/they will also serve as the Salesforce Lead on the development team.  The role will also require contributing to CHCI’s funding base to cultivate, pitch, acknowledge, track, steward, and renew support. The Donor Relations Specialist is an integral member of CHCI’s Development team in charge of identifying and handling all communications and marketing needs of the department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Salesforce Lead 

    Work closely with Director and Vice President of Corporate Relations to ensure that Salesforce use is maximized and accurately capturing donor data and touchpoints.

  • Salesforce: ensure that all donor data is up to date in Salesforce Customer Relations Management System. This will require working proactively with the senior development team members to ensure all donor data on salesforce is up to date.
  • Document and track all fundraising efforts on Salesforce, including creating opportunities for secured sponsorships, creating and updating appropriate contacts under each donor account, creating and updating donor accounts, entering appropriate GAU allocations, price books and campaigns.
  • Pull reports from salesforce for benefits fulfillment purposes.
  • Ensure all contracts, presentation, and relevant donor documents are uploaded and saved in Salesforce.
  • Serve as Development Team’s Benefits Fulfillment Lead 

    Develop and implement a system of tracking key deliverables due to donors including: grant reports, social media posts, email blasts, etc.Tasks include:

    • Benefits Tracking: track and update sponsor benefits
    • Digital Sponsor Benefits: Work with CHCI’s Communications team to track and implement digital sponsor benefits including social media and email blasts. Work with the development team leads when they relate to their respective sponsors.
    • CHCI Website: check CHCI website on a regular basis ensuring donors are properly recognized and information relating to donors is accurate.
    • Stewardship: assist with donor stewardship as needed.
  •  Donor Stewardship
    • Lead the development team’s “Thank you” letter process to ensure donors are being thanked on time and learn about the results of their giving.
    • Lead the “Tax Acknowledgement process for CHCI’s donors
    • Assist with Board Stewardship and keep updated Board and Advisory Council Scorecard
  •  Communications and Events Liaison and Lead for Development Team 

    Serve as communications and events liaison and lead for the development team including marketing, communications, public relations and media counterparts.

Tasks include:

    • Updated Donor Collateral
      • Update content for and manage collateral for donor stewardship including: sponsorship opportunities, calendar of events, and donor circle packages.
      • Work with Communications Team to ensure that Donor Toolkit materials are up to date.
      • Sponsorship Opportunities: manage content and updates of donor sponsorship opportunities such as: signature events, regional events, industry summits, etc.
      • Calendar of Events: prepare and update a calendar of events shared with donors and prospects.
      • Donor Circles: develop and update donor circle packages
    • Events Support
      • Work alongside Events and communications team to manage donor benefits such as: event invitations, online registration, email blasts, updates of website and microsite, selected webpages and digital apps.
  • Grant Management, Proposal and Reporting 

    Prepare proposals and grants for donors as needed. Serve as team lead to track reports due to donors.

Tasks include:

    • Proposals: serve as team lead on preparing proposals to major donors and prospective donors.
    • Grant Preparation and Management
      • Develop and implement system for tracking grant application deadlines and deliverables.
      • Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage the full life cycle of grant proposals.
    • Reporting: Track reporting as required by CHCI’s donors, including foundations and corporations.
  •  Prospecting of New Donors
    • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
    • Identify prospects locally, nationally and globally who can be cultivated to support the organization with unrestricted, programmatic, and/or event sponsorship gifts.
    • Share relevant news about top donors and prospective donors.
    • Perform research and analysis of corporate policy, legislation, current events and brief team.
  • Manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, communications, or a related field of study
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience providing administrative support in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly organized and versatile
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, database management, web platforms, digital skills and Salesforce is highly desired. Ability to work with graphic design software a plus.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with research tools relevant to donor engagement
  • Ability to prioritize, juggle multiple assignments, and meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Enthusiasm, high-energy and a positive attitude
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, collaboratively, and as an integral member of the team
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Commitment to the mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at hr@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

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 acknowledgment 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.

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