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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:  Program Specialist
Department: Programs
Reports To: Director of Leadership Programs
Status: NonExempt

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is seeking a Program Specialist to provide administrative, and logistics support to key CHCI programs that are developing the next generation of Latino Leaders. These programs include the Graduate Fellowship and Public Policy Fellowship programs, and the Scholar-Intern Program. This is a great position for someone looking to strengthen his or her foundational professional skills in nonprofit programs. The position also has significant responsibility editing and updating CHCI’s online director of opportunities, CHCI NextOpp.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fellowships  (45% time)

  • Administers program finances such as processing expense reports and payment requests, and updating budget tracking systems
  • Updates and produces materials related to CHCI programs including bios, reports, programs, business cards, brochures and other materials
  • Supports 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.
  • Assists in logistics and coordination of educational programming. This may include scheduling speakers and panelists, ordering food, exchanging correspondence with congressional staffers and organization leadership, and researching programming opportunities with other leadership programs or organizations.
  • Assists in logistics for programs-specific special events such as graduation, community service projects and off-site events.
  • Updates tracking systems with Fellow assignments and data collected for funding and measurement purposes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

CHCI NextOpp (40% time)

  • Responsible for editing, updating, and adding opportunities to the CHCI NextOpp website.
  • Researches new opportunities and organizations to list in the NextOpp database.
  • Manages correspondence with users and maintains user database.
  • Creates and implements strategy for maintaining opportunities.
  • Seeks, develops and promotes relationships with organizations that can help promote and populate the NextOpp website.

Scholar-Intern (15% time)

  • Handles administration of CHCI’s scholarship program including scholarship renewals, check disbursements, and regular communication with scholars and universities.
  • Administers the CHCI Scholar-Intern Programs including recruitment, applicant screening, assisting with placements, tracking student progress, and stipend disbursements.
  • Collects intern supervisor evaluations, intern exit interviews, and program evaluations.
  • Tracks and reports data collected from program participants for funding and measurement purposes.
  • Handles all administrative duties of CHCI’s Scholarship and Scholar-Intern program including faxing, filing, mailing, copying, and phone and email inquiries. Prepares memoranda, composes letters and routine correspondence, and researches information.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate has:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or one to two years related experience and/or training.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Strong writing, editing and critical-thinking skills.
  • Experience with logistics and event planning
  • Ability to effectively work with data, numbers and tasks that require attention to detail.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • A professional appearance and telephone manner.
  • Good teamwork skills and works well under pressure.
  • Ability to take initiative with strong organizational skills.
  • Creativity and flexibility in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
  • A demonstrated commitment to helping Hispanic youth.
  • A positive attitude and desire to find the best solution to each situation.

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

  • An understanding of basic accounting principles.
  • Spanish language proficiency.

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

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.

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. The intern will be paid and work 30 hours per week for four months starting in late January. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to strengthen his or her 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

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
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:

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

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