Director, External Affairs
Edison Electric Institute (EEI), one of the nation’s premier trade associations, has an outstanding opportunity for a Director, External Affairs. The Director will have the primary responsibility for leading and managing the state government program for EEI. In addition to working on state legislative issues, the Director will assist in developing the strategy and priorities for EEI’s engagement at the state, local and grassroots level. The Director will work with member companies, government officials, community leaders, advocacy groups and other stakeholders. He/she will serve as spokesperson for the industry, representing EEI and its members.
The job requires a BA/BS; a graduate degree is a plus. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of applicable experience with a proven track record of tactical implementation of a national state government affairs program. He/she must have issue advocacy campaign experience, including the use of digital and social media. EEI needs a strategic and creative thinker, who can identify and create opportunities, with outstanding written and oral communication skills. Energy experience is preferred, but the primary requirement is expertise in handling federal legislative priorities at a local level. Extensive travel is a job requirement. The position is based in Washington, DC. EEI will provide an outstanding compensation package. Benefits include medical insurance, a 401(k) with a generous match, fitness center and more. To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Edison Electric Institute, please visit our Web site at www.eei.org.
*Full-time Executive Director Position Available
Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty Foundation *
Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty Foundation (NADP), a nonprofit
501(c)(3) organization, seeks a motivated, experienced executive director to
lead our campaign to repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. NADP is comprised
of individuals and partner organizations across the state, united in our
efforts to end the death penalty. NADP is a state affiliate of the National
Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. See www.nadp.net for more details.
This full-time position will be located in NADPs office in Lincoln and will
report directly to the NADP Board of Directors. The Executive Director will
work with the board, a part-time field organizer, and volunteers to design
and implement grassroots strategies to mobilize NADP members and supporters
to take meaningful action on NADP’s mission. The position will require
travel within the state.
- Coordinate the statewide educational and legislative campaign to repeal
the death penalty in Nebraska.
- Supervise a part-time field organizer and volunteer leaders.
- Coordinate NADP’s public policy advocacy at the Nebraska Legislature.
- Implement a communications strategy involving media outreach, event
publicity, website and social media maintenance, and constituent contact
through email, postal mail and phone.
- Represent NADP in public forums, including coalitions, community
groups, and various public speaking engagements.
- Expand the network of individual and organizational supporters
throughout the state, build common ground and cultivate a diverse network of
- Develop and implement a fundraising plan focused on increasing small
donations, cultivating large donors, and writing grants.
- Obtain general support and program grants and fulfill their
implementation and reporting requirements.
- Conduct administrative duties including creating and monitoring an
annual budget of over $80,000, tax compliance, and office management.
- A bachelors degree (or equivalent experience) and experience in
grassroots, issue-oriented organizing or other relevant experience.
- Excellent leadership and communication skills, both written and oral;
experience as a public spokesperson and advocate a plus.
- Experience in supervising and motivating staff and volunteers and
working cooperatively with a team.
- Proficiency with computers, including Microsoft Office software and
online organizing tools; experience with Salesforce.com database and
Wordpress website platforms a plus.
- Experience with online organizing and communication.
- Ability to work effectively with legislators and other professional
- Comfort with analyzing and articulating complex issues and
communicating them to a variety of audiences; a quick study on a dynamic
array of death-penalty related issues.
- Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to
manage several projects simultaneously, and to adjust to frequently changing
- Familiarity with and a demonstrated commitment to death penalty
abolition; personal enthusiasm and a confident, professional presentation.
- Direct or personal experience with the criminal justice system, law
enforcement, or murder victims family members a plus.
- Commitment to diversity; a personal approach that values the individual
and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual
orientation, religion, ability, political affiliation, and socioeconomic
- Ability to work occasional overtime or irregular hours, to attend
evening meetings, and to travel.
*Salary & Benefits:* $32,000+/year full-time, vacation, sick, and
compensatory leave, and reimbursement for health insurance.
*To Apply:* Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com, or
call Nic Swiercek at 402-659-1420 with questions. Interviewees may be
requested to provide a writing sample and references. Applications will be
accepted through June 10, 2011. Incomplete applications will not be
*Target start date:* July 2011, negotiable. Final Candidates will be asked
to interview in Lincoln.
*California Coalition Against Sexual Assault*
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
PURPOSE OF POSITION
Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Director of
Finance is responsible for the treasury, accounting, internal controls,
budget, cash flow reporting, disbursements, receipts, payroll, taxes, office
management, financial information, and grants administration of CALCASA. The
Director of Finance works collaboratively with CALCASA’s management team to
provide leadership related to: strategic and business planning; budget
forecasting and projections; fiscal management and accounting; grants
compliance and management; employee benefits administration; and process
improvements/systems innovation (e.g., initiating internal review processes
and corrective systems improvements, etc.).
This position is responsible for maintaining positive and beneficial working
relationships with outside entities such as banks, independent auditors, tax
authorities, insurance brokers, and funders along with CALCASA’s staff and
constituents. This position is responsible for keeping abreast of recent
developments in financial, EDP, tax requirements of administering a
non-profit organization. This position is also responsible for supervision
of financial staff and staffing monthly Finance Committee meetings (with
CALCASA’s Board of Directors and Executive staff). Full-time, exempt
*Financial Management*: Maintain PC based accounting system, policies,
procedures, internal controls, monthly budget and project cash flow
forecasts; prepare internal and external financial reports that meet
CALCASA’s management, government, and funding requirements. Update and
maintain CALCASA Finance and Accounting Handbook. Maintain and manage
accurate, updated financial and confidential records for the agency. Initiate
and implement quarterly internal financial review process with management
team. Manage and coordinate financial systems improvements as needed.
staff, and present reports for monthly Board and Finance committee review. In
collaboration with the Executive Director and management team, develop and
prepare an annual agency budget and mid-year budget revisions for each
*Business Plans and Strategic Development*: Work closely with the Management
Team to develop business plans for financial and programmatic development,
systems improvements, budget projections, and budget preparation of
agency-wide and project budgets. Prepare financial documents and supporting
materials that will assist with development efforts, both public and
private. Provide leadership for staff on financial matters/systems in terms
of development/implementation of sound fiscal procedures, policies, etc.
*General Accounting Operations*: Perform and manage full range of
accounting/bookkeeping activities (accounts payables and receivables, etc.),
review source documents, analyze/record accounting entries, maintain input
documents and files for payroll and accounting operations; prepare and enter
monthly journal entries; monitor payables and receivables, cash status,
complete bank reconciliations; review expenditure requests for completeness
and accuracy, process and record disbursements, prepare timely monthly
billing invoices for reimbursement from funding agencies. Prepare monthly
and requested financial statements in a timely and accurate manner for
internal management and Board/Finance committee review.
*Grants Compliance*: Prepare annual agency and government contract budgets
for approval by the Executive Director and cost allocation plans. Develop
and submit timely budget/fiscal documents (i.e., budget modifications, etc.)
to grant sources in a timely fashion and complete/coordinate requested grant
audits. Maintain liaison with grant management personnel; ensure compliance
with contract regulations; develop and implement corrective systems
improvements to ensure grants compliance; and coordinate annual A-133
*Grants Administration*: Ensure the appropriate and timely fiscal management
and reports of grants; particularly specific administrative aspects of the
grants (e.g. drug-free workplace policies, proper insurance amounts,
affirmative action requirements, etc.) Ensure compliance with federal and
state funding regulations. Work collaboratively with management staff in
preparing submitting timely budget and fiscal documents to funding sources
along with development and implementation of appropriate corrective systems
improvements for grants compliance.
*Personnel and Benefits Administration*: Process payroll through payroll
service bureau, prepare and enter related journal entries, administer agency
benefit plans. Supervise the development, maintenance, and ongoing update of
assigned personnel documents and records including, but not limited to:
current job descriptions, personal information, annual & sick leave request
forms, and staff leave accruals, etc.
*Administrative Management*: Manage lease and contract agreements with key
CALCASA vendors/consultants and space/rental needs of the agency. Manage
the data information systems.
*Miscellaneous:* Other duties as assigned.
1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field. Current CPA
certificate or MBA preferred.
2. Extensive and demonstrated leadership and financial experience
(minimum 5 years) in a multi-funded, non-profit agency preferably funded
with government grants; accounting, budgeting, payroll, cash management,
benefits administration and personnel supervision experience.
3. Working knowledge of grant compliance requirements (Government
Auditing Standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circular
A-133, and federal/state funder agencies).
4. Solid accounting and spreadsheet skills. Demonstrated ability to
establish financial reports and internal controls and work well with
independent auditors. Ability to create timely and accurate agency budget
and project cash flow documents.
5. Ability to communicate, orally and in writing, financial, grants
management, office management, and employee benefits information.
6. Maintain cooperative and professional demeanor with CALCASA staff,
board of directors, member programs, and funders. Must possess strong
interpersonal, customer-service skills and teamwork approach. Demonstrated
sensitivity to working with diverse populations and organizations.
7. Experience in supervision of staff and knowledge of California
employment law. Ability to coordinate staff to meet task objectives and
promote a professional, customer-service oriented work environment.
8. Demonstrated ability and experience to work independently and
pro-actively to manage multiple projects and strict timelines. Must be
detailed-oriented and possess/demonstrate strong organizational
to work in a fast-paced organization.
9. Experience with and knowledge of computer systems and networks.
with MS Office and accounting software (e.g., Accufund).
10.Willingness to accept and abide by the mission and philosophy of CALCASA.
11. Physical demands are typical for an office environment. The noise level
in the working environment is usually quiet to moderate.
12.Availability to travel, occasional overnights and weekends, and to
complete office-related errands. Must possess a valid California driver’s
license and automobile insurance.
Starting Salary range is $66,000 - $76,512 per year, depending on
qualifications. Benefits include medical/health insurance, dental, vision,
term life insurance and 403(b) plan.
*Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three
professional references in single pdf file to:*
*Ellen Yin-Wycoff, Associate Director*
*California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) *
*1215 K Street, Suite 1100 *
*Sacramento, CA 95814 *
*E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org*
*Application Deadline:** Open until filled.*
*CALCASA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals. All
employment actions are based solely on an individual’s qualifications
without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion,
cancer-related medical condition, disability, age, sexual orientation,
veteran status, ancestry citizenship, or marital status. *
*CALCASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer*
The Minnesota House DFL Caucus is seeking applications for Finance
Application Deadline: May 20, 2011
Position Description: Temporary, full-time position (through November
2012) assisting the DFL House Caucus in the supervision and
administration of fundraising services.
Duties will include, but not limited to, developing and implementing
fundraising programs and strategies; developing and managing events
calendar for low-dollar and high-dollar donors; conducting donor
research; developing prospecting strategies; managing a finance
assistant and recruiting and managing finance interns, overseeing
telemarketing and direct mail programs; ensuring prompt and adequate
donor acknowledgement; handling required reporting to the Campaign
Finance Board and the Federal Election Commission; supervising the
maintenance of the Caucus’ financial books; assisting members and
candidates with finance related questions and problems; and preparing
regular reports to the Finance and Steering Committees.
Location: St Paul, Minnesota
Position Supervisor: Campaign Director
Qualifications: We prefer a completed undergraduate degree, 1-3 cycles
of fundraising experience in a campaign setting, knowledge of Federal
and State Finance Laws and Regulations, experience with NGP required
and Quickbooks strongly preferred.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Please send cover letter, resume and references in one document to
email@example.com with subject line: “Finance Director.” Body of
email should only include name, email address, phone number and salary
requirements/range. Resumes not sent properly will be rejected.
*WHO WE ARE:*
The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) is
seeking an Executive Director to lead a dynamic grassroots based
organization. Key political events during the 1990s including the 1992 LA
Civil Unrest and the passage of state and federal anti-immigrant legislation
prompted local community centers to come together to form NAKASEC.
Thus, NAKASEC is a unique organization among national organizations: the
local organizations were the driving force and creators of NAKASEC to ensure
that the national voice reflected the local issues and that NAKASEC is
firmly grounded in grassroots organizing. NAKASEC was founded in 1994 to
advance a progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean
Americans within a diverse, national social justice movement. In the
current political and fiscal climate, the need is profound to ensure that
the dynamics of the national social justice movement are realized and
NAKASEC is currently based in D.C. with staff based in Los Angeles, along
with affiliate organizations in Los Angeles (The Korean Resource Center) and
in Chicago (The Korean American Resource & Cultural Center). For more than
15 years, NAKASEC and its affiliates have formed a strong and unique network
that forwards a holistic empowerment model. Our affiliates provide programs
in education, social services, culture, civic engagement and organizing that
address the full human & political needs of community members. NAKASEC
develops sound and informed policy advocacy goals, produces relevant
educational materials and coordinates results-oriented national grassroots
campaigns. These campaigns are informed by our participation in national
strategy formations and directed by the leadership of our affiliates.
Our successes span from the restoration of critical benefits such as SSI and
food stamps in the late 1990s to the reauthorization and expansion of the
state children’s health insurance program in 2009 and the registration,
education and mobilization of tens of thousands of voters in 2008. In recent
years, NAKASEC’s reach has broadened as it developed partnerships with local
Korean American organizations in various cities and states including East
Bay, CA, Dayton, Ohio, Doraville, GA, Anchorage, AK, Dallas, TX,
Minneapolis, MN, and greater Washington DC area.
NAKASEC has secured the support of leading foundations, including the Four
Freedoms Fund, Ford Foundation, and Atlantic Philanthropies among others,
and its financial picture is cautious but stable. The organization has a
staff of eight plus interns, based in both DC and Los Angeles, and a
national board of 17 representing all major regions of the United States.
The board is comprised of a healthy mix of newer and long-term supporters,
and is diverse in perspectives, skills and careers, ages, and first and
second-generation Korean Americans.
*Program areas include*: Census 2010, Civic Engagement & Voter Empowerment,
Civil Rights (Hate Crimes, Language Access, Voting Rights), Financial
Empowerment (Foreclosure counseling and prevention, financial literacy, and
Low Income Tax Clinics), Health Reform, Immigrant Rights (Immigration Reform
and Immigrant Integration), Youth Leadership Development, and Workers’
*Coalitions and Campaigns:** *NAKASEC plays a leadership role in the
following campaigns and coalitions: Campaign for Community Values, Fair
Immigration Reform Movement/Immigrant Organizing Committee, Health Rights
Organizing Project, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Reform
Immigration For America, Rights Working Group, United We DREAM, and the We
Are America Alliance
*WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:*
The ideal candidate should possess the following critical attributes for
*Passion and Authenticity:
*As a genuine organization that prioritizes the needs of the most vulnerable
in our communities — those with the least resources or representation —
NAKASEC needs an executive director that practices leadership that is
grounded and realistic but also ambitious and aspirational. The candidate
should have a true dedication to the social justice movement and commitment
to playing an essential role in raising the voices of our community. The
candidate should believe that long-lasting and effective change is only
possible if it is grounded in community organizing. *Engaged Leadership:
*NAKASEC seeks an executive director that understands that it is not about
the amount of resources but about the effective utilization of those
precious resources. The ability to successfully recruit and cultivate talent
is important. The candidate is expected to create a work environment that
fosters the development of new skills and perspectives and values
participatory leadership. *Organizational Capacity Building:
*The organization has grown significantly in the past 5 years from its
staffing, budget and offices to the partnerships it has developed with local
Korean American organizations across the country. Our community is just
coming of age and there is great potential as we mature politically. NAKASEC
needs an executive director that can sustain current operations and programs
and also creatively envision and realize a multi-year strategy for growth.
· *Political analysis and strategy:** *Strategic thinking and
leadership in developing annual plans, new programs, and national grassroots
· *Fundraising**:** *Develop, manage and maintain fundraising plan
including building and maintaining relationships with funders, grant
writing, event organizing, and maintaining and expanding membership base.
· *Financial Management:** *Develop annual budget with the board and
manage funds effectively.
· *Collaborations and Strategic Partnerships*: Build strategic
alliances and collaborations with organizational and institutional partners
locally and nationally.
· *Personnel Management and Board Development:* Maintain effective
relations with the Board of Directors and assist in Board cultivation and
development. Hire, supervise and evaluate staff and contractors.
· *Programs:** *Oversee, develop and evaluate all programs.* *Oversee
provision of program and technical support to affiliates and members.
· *Media and public relations:* Oversee media and communications
activities including press events, production of media materials and
publications, and public speaking at conferences and events.
Salary range: Competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience.
Full health, dental, vision, and life insurance provided.
*Job Location:** *The successful applicant may be based in DC or Los
*Application Date*: Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis; based on
the anticipated timing of the search, we highly recommend all applications
and recommendations are submitted by May 31, 2011
*To apply*, email (preferred method), fax or mail cover letter, resume, 3
relevant writing samples (such as policy analysis, fundraising letter,
funding proposal), salary history and three references to:
NAKASEC Executive Director Search
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