Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Featured Nonprofit Job: Public Policy Associate

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) in Washington, D.C. is looking to hire a Public Policy Associate. Read on to find out more about this newest nonprofit job.

Reporting directly to the Director of Public Policy, this position is responsible for supporting the organization's day-to-day advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and federal agencies. When you're not busy on the government scene, you will have a wide array of other responsibilities, including:

  • Providing administrative support for public policy;
  • Conducting policy research, writing and editing and issues analysis;
  • Acting as a liaison to governmental and non-governmental organizations, and Association board committees;
  • Helping support the planning and administration of the annual National Legislative Summit; and,
  • Developing and oversee distribution of a variety of information materials.
Sound interesting to you? Before you click that "apply" button, you should be aware of the qualifications that ACCT is looking for in its applicants. Make sure that you meet the following requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, government or related field with 1 – 3 years related experience in legislative affairs as legislative aide, lobbyist, analyst, or staff for a government agency.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have ability to exercise sound judgment, initiative and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Must have the ability to work as a team member and able to deal effectively and courteously with supervisor, peers, and governmental agencies and their representatives.
  • Must be familiar with and interested in working with elected and appointed college governing boards that represent their communities.
Once you are sure that you meet the above credentials, head over to our career center to find out how you can apply for this position.

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