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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a national strategic policy organization that informs and shapes public policies to reduce poverty, promote equity, and build opportunity, seeks a State Project Associate/Assistant to support a new initiative to support state-based organizations that are working to protect and strengthen a range of policies and programs that improve child well-being and promote family stability at the federal and state level, including nutrition, child care, and income supports.
The State Project Associate/Assistant will be a part of a team working on this new initiative and will build and coordinate grant management systems; support internal coordination on the initiative, including internal workflow, meetings, and communications; ensure initiative goals and work is well-tracked; and support the Director of State Strategies and Engagement and Project Director with meetings, calls, webinars, and trainings.
The ideal candidate will be a confident and detail-oriented problem solver with exceptional organizational and people skills and an interest in gaining experience and skills in advocacy, grantmaking, and project management to drive policy change.
Roles and Responsibilities
The State Project Associate/Assistant will be responsible for:
- Establishing and maintaining grantmaking and tracking file systems to track grant proposals, deadlines, grant action, and sub-grantees’ progress and impacts;
- Supporting foundation communications by contributing to written materials on sub-grantees’ impacts;
- Logistics support for internal and external meetings related to the initiative, such as managing calendar appointments, group meetings, coordinating webinars and trainings, and site visits; and
- Assisting with state advocacy partner communications and grant-related inquiries.
- A bachelor’s degree;
- State Project Assistant: up to two years of relevant work experience; State Project Associate: two to four years of relevant experience;
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and general passion for building systems to track complex information;
- Demonstrated proficiency utilizing online information resources and data tools for research and data entry;
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills and a proactive spirit to make sure the project milestones are reached and all relevant stakeholders remain informed;
- Detailed knowledge of and demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office productivity applications, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
- An understanding of the role that racial inequity plays in our society, and experience with communities that are underrepresented in state policy debates; and
- Passion for reducing poverty and racial inequities, building opportunity, and state-based policy change.
The ideal candidate will also have exposure to philanthropic and/or issue advocacy organizations through other work or internship experience.
This is a grant funded-position for 18 months with a possibility of renewal and the continuation of the project.
Please submit your application here.
Please submit a cover letter with your application. In your cover letter, please include a discussion of what draws you to the Center’s mission.
Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including generous health insurance options and dental coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, MERP, DCAP, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law including Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.