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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.

CHCI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and inclusion in our leadership programs. CHCI prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type on the basis of race, color, religion, belief or spirituality, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, matriculation, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, personal appearance, political affiliation, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Positions Available:

Job Title: Vice President, Development and Corporate Relations

Reports To: President & CEO

Location: Currently Remote, Permanently in Washington, DC

POSITION SUMMARY

The Vice President of Development and Corporate Relations provides comprehensive guidance and overall strategy to grow CHCI’s donor base and increase revenue to help expand the organization’s mission and programs. Current organizational budget is approximately $8-9 million.

The Vice President of Development and Corporate Relations reports to the President & CEO and serves as a member of CHCI’s Senior Leadership Team and key strategic advisor. The Vice President manages the fundraising team, overseeing innovation and best practices in all aspects of CHCI’s major fundraising streams including corporations, foundations, and individuals.

CHCI is seeking a candidate who excels in managing donor and partner relationships. The ideal candidate is an experienced manager that supports and motivates the development team to meet their fundraising goals. The selected candidate enjoys building relationships and is driven by working with and for young leaders and is committed to advancing the Latino community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

Strategy

  • Creates, implements, and manages fundraising strategy for stakeholder engagement including corporate, foundation, and individual donors.
  • Leverages the CEO in the cultivation of relationships with major donor prospects.
  • Collaborates with the Senior Leadership team to fully leverage fundraising messaging and initiatives, including programs, marketing, communications, and events.
  • Works with Congressional Relations team to engage Members of Congress and congressional staff to participate in key convenings, such as the Public Policy Conference, quarterly briefings, graduations, and industry summits.
  • Evaluates trends in external environment and provides input for short and long-term strategic fundraising, operational planning, and positioning for the organization.
  • Develops strategies and tactics to increase revenue from existing and new funding streams.
  • Participates in content development for key convenings, including annual public policy conference and industry summits, as well as planning for annual awards gala.
  • Oversees development of foundation grant proposals and reports, and manages development of foundation fundraising strategy, as well as an individual giving program.

Operations and Team Management

  • Leads, manages, and evaluates the fundraising team of 6 staff members.
  • Cultivates and sustains strong relationships with key stakeholders from all sectors in the community.
  • Oversees department’s implementation and full utilization of CRM, Salesforce.
  • Collaborates with communications and program staff to maximize program successes for branding and outreach opportunities to increase visibility and recognition, including development of collateral and outreach materials for corporate, foundation, individual donor proposals and solicitations.
  • Manages annual department budget, serving as the liaison to the Finance department.
  • Fosters a culture of philanthropy in the department and throughout the organization, ensuring that organizational culture and systems support fundraising efforts.
  • Occasional travel, as required, to regional and national events.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • 8+ years of experience managing fundraising goals and providing strategic direction to grow donorship and the organization’s revenue.
  • Experience creating and implementing revenue-generating programs to support organizational goals and objectives.
  • Prior experience as a manager of multiple direct reports.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the Latino community.
  • Experience leading multiple projects and managing a variety of resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to work strategically and collaboratively across the organization.
  • Demonstrated sound judgement and ability to make educated decisions based on data.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to perform under pressure, on tight timelines, with heavy workloads.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institut

Preferred:

  • Experience working with policy organizations, Capitol Hill, and or large corporations.
  • Comfortable delivering presentations and speaking to different audiences.
  • Spanish language proficiency (written and spoken)

BENEFITS

CHCI offers an array of competitive benefits to its employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance Coverage
  • Life Insurance Coverage for Dependents
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • WMATA SmarTrip Benefit/Parking Subsidy
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid federal holidays
  • Paid Time Off – Vacation and Sick Leave

About the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1978, dedicated to developing the next generation of Latino leaders in the United States. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences in the nation’s capital to outstanding Latino students and young professionals from throughout the nation. CHCI manages a network of over 4,400 highly accomplished alumni, providing a pipeline of Latino talent to corporations, government, and nonprofits, to ensure the interests of the Latino community are represented across all sectors of society. CHCI also convenes a variety of thought leaders that include Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the Latino community and our nation, and identify solutions that can be implemented in policy and practice.

CHCI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, belief or spirituality, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, matriculation, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, personal appearance, political affiliation, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Please submit requests for additional information and qualified resumes and cover letters to: hr@chci.org.

Job Title: Director, Fellowship Programs

Reports To: Vice President, Programs

Location: Remote through Q3 2021, in person in Washington, DC after

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Fellowship Programs will lead our Public Policy Fellowship and Graduate Fellowship programs, as well as work on CHCI’s curriculum and program evaluation. This individual will have the opportunity to mentor and guide approximately 21 fellows each year, coordinating their professional development and growth throughout their CHCI experience. This will be an exciting opportunity to help institutionalize CHCI’s curriculum, strengthen its data collection, and impact the lives of the next generation of Latino leaders.

The Director of Fellowship Programs will lead programs that help build the confidence and skills of a population often overlooked in the public policy narrative. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to manage and develop people and programs, enjoys building relationships, is driven by working with young adults, and is committed to advancing the Latinx community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Program Management (45%)

  • Provide oversite and management for CHCI’s Public Policy Fellowship and Graduate Fellowship program.
  • Work closely with the Manager of Fellowship Programs.
  • Oversee the selection, development, evaluation, and promotion of fellowship program participants.
  • Create and monitor budgets for fellowship programs.
  • Actively seek opportunities to contribute to positive outcomes for program participants, stakeholders, and sponsors.
  • Assess and identify areas of improvement in our systems and processes that can enable more effective program management. areas where systems and processes can be improved or created for more effective program management.
  • Ensure that program supporters receive periodic as well as end-of-year reports. Assist in the submission of grant reports and proposals.
  • Work collaboratively with staff to ensure that fellows receive proper communication and coaching regarding CHCI experience and expectations.
  • Collaborate with Communications team to ensure that CHCI participant experience is communicated via the proper channels and directed to the proper stakeholders.

Curriculum Development, Facilitation, and Coaching (40%)

  • Oversee and execute weekly professional development sessions for fellows, providing content on the development of leadership, public policy and advocacy, and professional skills.
  • Lead approximately 6-8 days of programming for each cohort, as well as facilitating regular dialogue about fellow experiences, current events, and challenges.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching to fellows on topics ranging from professional behavior, managing up, driving the federal public policy-making process, and navigating life in Washington, DC as a person of color.
  • Seek, develop, and promote relationships with potential placement hosts, sister organizations, alumni, and other institutional stakeholders, engaging these organizations in programmatic offerings for fellows.
  • Work with external partners, CHCI Alumni, Staff, and current program participants to review and develop overall goals for CHCI curriculum and programming.
  • Work with staff to formalize lesson plans and develop syllabi for each program, as well as develop program evaluation tools.
  • Identify measurable goals and objectives for each component of CHCI curriculum to reflect and meet the Institute’s mission.
  • In cooperation with staff, identify and strengthen links between curricula for each CHCI program to create a pipeline approach.

Staff Management (10%)

  • Manage a team of one direct report, one indirect report, and occasional consultants.
  • Guide program staff in establishing work plans and assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
  • Monitor progress towards goals and intervene at an early stage to ensure that agreed-upon deliverables are met with quality and within timelines.
  • In conjunction with Vice President of Leadership Programs, develop and communicate performance standards that are specific and measurable.
  • Work closely with his/her team through the problem solving and creative thinking process to develop and implement new approaches, systems, structures, and methods in the programs when needed. Coach and guide others in developing and implementing innovative approaches.

Other Support (5%)

  • Post-pandemic, occasional travel to regional and national events important to CHCI.
  • Participate in occasional evening and weekend events, important to CHCI.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • At least 5 to 8 years of experience managing programs focused on leadership, civic engagement, or professional development.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience/expertise) in higher education, leadership development, human resources, adult learning, public policy, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the Latino community, with a specific focus on first-generation college students and graduates.
  • Demonstrated an understanding and embrace of cultural diversity in all its forms and be able to navigate group processes while accounting for this type of diversity. (Ex: ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, political affiliation, and religious background).
  • Proven experience managing and developing employees effectively.
  • Experience facilitating small and large group discussions and activities.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Experience with program and/or project management.
  • Proven ability to make data-driven business decisions.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

Preferred:

  • Experience working with policy organizations and/or Capitol Hill.
  • Comfortable delivering presentations and speaking to different audiences.
  • Experience managing and developing junior-level employees.
  • Experience managing a budget.
  • Spanish language proficiency (written and spoken).

BENEFITS

CHCI offers an array of competitive benefits to its employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance Coverage
  • Life Insurance Coverage for Dependents
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • WMATA SmarTrip Benefit/Parking Subsidy
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid federal holidays
  • Paid Time Off – Vacation and Sick Leave

About the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowship Program

CHCI Fellows are recent graduates of undergraduate or graduate programs who spend nine months in public policy placements, including at least half of their program on Capitol Hill. Fellow cohorts have been on average: 26 years of age; 57% first-generation college graduates; 29% born outside the United States; and 62% from families with an income less than $65,000 per year. This position entails leading programs that help build the confidence and skills of a population often excluded and overlooked in the public policy narrative.

About the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1978, dedicated to cultivating and empowering the next generation of Latino leaders in the United States. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences in the nation’s capital to outstanding Latino students and young professionals from throughout the nation. CHCI manages a network of over 4,400 highly accomplished alumni, providing a pipeline of Latino talent to corporations, government, and nonprofits, to ensure the interests of the Latino community are represented across all sectors of society. CHCI also convenes a variety of thought leaders that include Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the Latino community and our nation, and identify solutions that can be implemented in policy and practice.

CHCI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, belief or spirituality, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, matriculation, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, personal appearance, political affiliation, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Please submit requests for additional information and qualified resumes and cover letters to: hr@chci.org.

Job Title: Senior Manager of Alumni Programs

Reports To: Vice President of Leadership Programs

Location: Remote through Q3 2021, in person in Washington, DC after

POSITION SUMMARY

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 in collaboration with other departments, including planning and execution of alumni-oriented professional development and networking events and content
  • 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 engagement, including CHCI-AA social media platforms
  • 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:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance Coverage
  • Life Insurance Coverage for Dependents
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • WMATA SmarTrip Benefit/Parking Subsidy
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid federal holidays
  • Paid Time Off – Vacation and Sick Leave

About the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1978, dedicated to cultivating and empowering the next generation of Latino leaders in the United States. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences in the nation’s capital to outstanding Latino students and young professionals from throughout the nation. CHCI manages a network of over 4,400 highly accomplished alumni, providing a pipeline of Latino talent to corporations, government, and nonprofits, to ensure the interests of the Latino community are represented across all sectors of society. CHCI also convenes a variety of thought leaders that include Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the Latino community and our nation, and identify solutions that can be implemented in policy and practice.

CHCI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, belief or spirituality, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, matriculation, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, personal appearance, political affiliation, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Please submit requests for additional information and qualified resumes and cover letters to: hr@chci.org.

Job Title: Senior Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Reports To: Vice President, External Affairs

Location: Remote through Q3 2021, in person in Washington, DC after

POSITION SUMMARY

The Senior Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations will work closely with the Vice President of External Affairs to help execute an engagement strategy for CHCI’s external affairs team, including fundraising, relationship management, and content development for CHCI convenings, based on insight from our partners and key stakeholders. This Senior Manager will help oversee and drive the growth of CHCI’s strategic partners that fund/underwrite CHCI’s programs and events with the goal of raising restricted and unrestricted revenue. The Senior Manager will help implement the strategy to drive collaborations with major strategic partners and identify priorities to help develop content for CHCI’s convenings on policy issues and other developments that impact the Latino/a/x community and the nation while at the same time fundraising for CHCI’s programs and events.

The Senior Manager will support recruitment efforts to fully staff the corporate relations team and will serve as the first line manager for this team. The Senior Manager will secure renewals of current major donors and partners through mindful and proactive stewardship, identifying and engaging new donors and partners, and supporting fundraising efforts across CHCI.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Senior Manager is a highly visible team member responsible for building, maintaining and developing relationships with corporations, foundations, trade associations, unions, and nonprofit organizations whose mission aligns with CHCI, with the ultimate goal of raising revenue for CHCI while at the same time helping funding partners meet their goals.
  • Manage the corporate relations team, including associate and manager level team members.
  • Work with CHCI’s Vice President of External Affairs to help execute the corporate engagement strategy and make recommendations that will add value to CHCI’s strategic partners, while also raising revenue for CHCI.
  • Write and oversee the timely submission of well researched, well-written concept papers, grant proposals, and supporting documents in response to solicitation requirements from major donors.
  • Serve as liaison between the External Affairs team and strategic partners within individual portfolio, to gather suggested content for convenings with the goal of raising revenue.
  • Provide input to Vice President of External Affairs and other CHCI staff on fundraising analysis of all CHCI initiatives, including programs, events and other activities.
  • Represent CHCI and attend external engagement initiatives and meetings that can help strengthen CHCI’s relationships with current strategic partners and build relationships with prospective funders.
  • Work closely with the Vice President of External Affairs to establish priorities for direct reports, such as individual fundraising goals, prospect targets, timelines and deliverables.
  • Provide insight on fundraising collateral, outreach materials and donor circles for strategic funding partners.
  • Participate in all CHCI fundraising events (including some after normal business hours and over the weekends) to solidify funders and strategic partners’ relationships.
  • Manage special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with corporate 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 communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Care deeply about the work produced and have an exceptional eye to detail.
  • Organizational ability should be a top strength and a high level of personal responsibility.
  • Be a team player and have an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Be flexible and have a positive attitude and willingness to step in where needed.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, web platforms, digital presentation skills and Salesforce is highly desired.

BENEFITS

CHCI offers an array of competitive benefits to its employees:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance Coverage
  • Life Insurance Coverage for Dependents
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • WMATA SmarTrip Benefit/Parking Subsidy
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid federal holidays
  • Paid Time Off – Vacation and Sick Leave

About the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1978, dedicated to cultivating and empowering the next generation of Latino leaders in the United States. CHCI provides leadership, public service, and policy experiences in the nation’s capital to outstanding Latino students and young professionals from throughout the nation. CHCI manages a network of over 4,400 highly accomplished alumni, providing a pipeline of Latino talent to corporations, government, and nonprofits, to ensure the interests of the Latino community are represented across all sectors of society. CHCI also convenes a variety of thought leaders that include Members of Congress, other public officials, corporate executives, advocates, and thought leaders to discuss issues facing the Latino community and our nation, and identify solutions that can be implemented in policy and practice.

CHCI is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, belief or spirituality, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, matriculation, genetic information, protected veteran status, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, personal appearance, political affiliation, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Please submit requests for additional information and qualified resumes and cover letters to: hr@chci.org.