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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 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.

Over the past ten years, CHCI has transformed itself into a leading nonprofit organization that has significantly expanded access for the Latino community. It has grown its budget to $10 million and its staff to roughly 30 people. Through its programs, CHCI has been directly impacting more than 1,700 students annually. Also, more than 3,600 highly accomplished alumni have successfully continued their journey beyond CHCI into the workforce as powerful leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.

Please send cover letter, resume to info@chci.org. No phone calls please.

Positions Available:

Job Title: Human Resources Manager

Reports to Chief Financial Officer

JOB DISCRIPTION

The HR 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 HR functions of the organization. The HR Manager will partner with Senior Managers providing counsel and advice on Company policies and best practices in all areas of HR Operations. This position will have a focus on talent management, including performance management, talent acquisition and retention, learning and development, and succession planning. The person in this role will be the sole practitioner requiring a strong Human Resources Manager background and demonstrated experience driving results.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for coordinating and administering activities in all stages of the employment life cycle: attraction, recruitment, on-boarding, development, retention, and separation
  • Develops, implements and administers company programs
  • Analyzes organization challenges and HR programs to identify improvement opportunities
  • Understands all applicable federal and state laws and regulatory requirements, in areas including but not limited to FLSA, FMLA, ADA, and Workers’ Compensation
  • Provides consulting and business partnering to President & CEO and Senior Leadership Team in achieving company objectives
  • Counsels and guides management in carrying out their day-to-day employee performance management responsibilities (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Reviews and explains HR policies and programs to management and staff
  • Leads the rollout of updated or new HR programs and initiatives
  • Spearheads the formulation of various HR policies and procedures
  • Leads human resources policy and program development in partnership with Senior Management
  • Participates with President and CEO to establish strategic plans and objectives
  • Viewed as a subject matter expert in talent management

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • At least 8 years of experience as Human Resources Generalist/Manager, preferably in non-profit
  • Possesses full knowledge of non-profit business operations, including HR policy and regulations relevant to the company
  • Utilizes level of knowledge to address operational issues of the company
  • Demonstrates advanced business and functional acumen by leading and influencing work to align business and HR strategy
  • Advanced proficiency in the use of sophisticated HRIS Systems
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, customer service skills, and an ability to independently follow up as required

CERTIFICATIONS

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

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

Position Summary:

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 info@chci.org.

  • 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.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHCI) is seeking a Leadership Programs Intern (non-paid position) who will provide support to the Professional Programs Specialist and other Leadership Programs Department members as assigned by performing the following tasks:

  • Assist in logistics and coordination of educational programming. This may include scheduling speakers and panelists, exchange correspondence with congressional staffers and organization leadership, and researching programming opportunities with other leadership programs or organizations.
  • Support execution of the selection and interview process for the 2018-19 class of fellows. This will include outreach to prospective applicants, scheduling interviews, coordination of schedules, and collating scores and reports.
  • General support of fellowship program which may include preparing documents, reviewing timesheets, processing payment requests, or other duties as assigned.

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 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 have the opportunity to be involved in other CHCI events including networking receptions, department meetings, speakers, and fundraisers.

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

CHCI interns are expected to learn quickly, work independently and groups, take directions, be organized, resourceful and collaborative.

  • Must be fully fluent in English – writing, reading, and speaking (Spanish language a plus)
  • Outstanding organizational and administrative skills, including ability to interact with staff, elected officials, corporate/business representatives, and the general public
  • Professional office demeanor and presentation
  • Ability to type accurately at 45 wpm and be computer literate, particularly using Microsoft Office Suite software programs
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and to organize and prioritize workload efficiently
  • 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
  • Undergraduate college student with a minimum of one year of college completed

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: Leadership Programs Intern application to: Marie Chough, Vice President of Leadership Programs at: mchough@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:

For all positions, please send your resume and cover letter to:

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

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

Job Title: College Programs Intern
Organization: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Department: Programs
Location: 1128 16th St. NW, Washington D.C.
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:

Marie Hughes Chough, Senior Director of Leadership Programs, mhughes@chci.org

Larissa Ramos, Director, External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, lramos@chci.org

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