Program Associate (PT)

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organization:Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP)
position summary:

The Funders' Committee for Civic Participation (FCCP) seeks a part-time (24 hours per week) Program Associate to support FCCP’s communications and programmatic work and take the lead on select projects. This position will be based in FCCP’s Portland office and will report to the FCCP Executive Director.

FCCP brings together grantmakers who are committed to enhancing democratic involvement in all dimensions of civic life. FCCP believes that a vibrant and inclusive democracy is critical to the health of our country. We serve leaders in the philanthropic community working to further this vision with heightened attention to issues of equity and historically disenfranchised and underrepresented communities. Our members support non‐partisan efforts to engage voters, eliminate structural barriers to voting, advance reforms to improve government and electoral systems, and inspire public involvement in civic life. FCCP has been a driving force in the donor community for over twenty years.

FCCP is a project of Public Interest Projects (PIP), a 501(c)(3) public charity that operates grantmaking, technical assistance and strategic planning programs for institutional and individual donors interested in social justice and human rights issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Program Associate will fulfill the following responsibilities by working closely with FCCP’s three full-time staff, the Executive Director, Program and Communications Director and the Administrative Coordinator.

Program Support - Participate in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of select FCCP programs including (but not limited to) annual conferences, committee work and all phone briefings. - Assist in the development of products and services that successfully advance FCCP’s mission. - Seek ways to serve as a resource to the larger grantmaking community and fosters cooperative programming. - Help track national, regional and local trends in civic/voter engagement. - Provide administrative support where necessary.

Information Resources and Communications - Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with colleague affinity groups, regional associations of grantmakers and other philanthropic trade institutions. - Assist in the development of resource materials and dissemination plans. - Contribute to the production and editorial content of the FCCP website, e‐newsletter, publications and brochures.

Salary / Pay Rate:$20-25K annually (DOE) plus excellent benefits
Required Skills and Abilities:SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS Required - Working knowledge of voter engagement campaigns, issue or political campaigns and/or building membership organizations that organize and move a policy agenda. - Ability to assist in the implementation of innovative and strategic programs. - Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities, including balancing multiple needs and interests and effectively managing time. - Ability to work with funders representing a broad range of interests. - Excellent facilitation and problem solving skills; ability to move a process forward. - Strong writing and communication skills; good editorial skills. - Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to listen effectively. Great sense of humor required! - Detail oriented with excellent follow-through. - Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and desktop publishing. - Demonstrated effectiveness in working with a small team in a fast‐paced environment with high standards for quality. - Willingness to be flexible and adaptable. - Ability to travel. Preferred - Working knowledge of the field of philanthropy. - Knowledge of issues and trends related to civic/voter engagement and democracy issues. - Experience with writing for a broad audience, including developing content for websites and newsletters. - CiviCRM experience. - Experience with new media (web design, e-mail, video, bogging, social networking, online organizing, technology and data)a strong plus.
Qualifications:EXPERIENCE - Minimum of three years programmatic experience; foundation, nonprofit or public service experience required. - Experience working on civic engagement activities and in philanthropy preferred. TO APPLY Please send a resume along with three references and a cover letter highlighting your interest and qualifications to Nanci Champlin at nchamplin(at) before the closing date of Friday, January 22nd, 2010. Please only send applications via e‐mail in Word or PDF format with your name in the file title and “Program Assistant” in the subject line. No zip files. Please follow these instructions carefully. Interviews will be held in early February with an expected start date of February 10th.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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