Tax Credit Outreach Campaign Associate

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a high-caliber strategic policy institute that informs and shapes public policies to reduce poverty, promote equity, and build opportunity and engages on how to raise the revenues necessary to support public investments. It has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing evidence-based policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes and program implementation. It focuses its efforts on improving people's lives with low and moderate incomes and examines how policies affect particular groups, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. In addition, the Center is known for its unique capacity to blend rigorous, timely analysis with effective communications that enable policymakers and the media to use its work.

The Center seeks an Outreach Associate to support the operation of the Center’s Get it Back campaign. This position will provide enhanced capacity to the campaign during a critical time of tax credit expansions. The Outreach Associate will create resources for campaign partners, help ensure the campaign’s website remains current, and support campaign partners to implement local outreach efforts across the country.

Responsibilities

  • Support maintenance of the Get it Back campaign’s WordPress website including identifying changes needed to keep the site current, making updates, developing new content, authoring blog posts, and optimizing the site’s SEO.
  • Create templates, training materials, graphics, and other resources for outreach groups to use.
  • Research and track tax law changes.
  • Develop graphics for presentations, webinars, outreach materials, and social media.
  • Identify opportunities for and co-present webinars and trainings about the tax credits, free tax filing assistance, and the need for outreach.
  • Assist outreach groups to identify strategies to deepen and expand their partnerships and provide technical assistance on reaching eligible workers who are not claiming the tax credits and using free tax filling assistance.
  • Coordinate logistics for webinars, meetings, and other external partner events.
  • Administer the Campaign’s Facebook page, post content, and respond to comments.

Qualifications

  • A commitment to the Center’s mission to improve the well-being of low- and moderate-income people and advance racial equity as part of the Center’s work.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills, including attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with a wide array of partners including nonprofits and businesses.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team.
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office, Office 365, SharePoint, etc. Comfort with social media and other web-based programs.
  • Experience using and communicating via social media.
  • Demonstrated ability using graphics and other mediums for presentations.
  • Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience in outreach, advocacy, community organizing, or communications.

While not required, the following additional qualifications are desirable:

  • Familiarity with the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).
  • Experience with WordPress.

While we are currently operating virtually during the pandemic, we are developing policies to support a return to in-office work that may include both telework and in-person work. This position will be subject to those policies.

This position reports to the EITC Campaign Director.

Terms of Employment: Full-time, exempt. Two-year term position.
Bargaining Unit Status: This is a bargaining unit position.

Please upload a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please include a discussion of what draws you to the mission of the Center.

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including three health insurance options, dental and vision care, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and generous vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

Please submit your application here.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, color, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, credit information, pregnancy or parental status, family responsibilities, personal appearance, creed, military or veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, union activities, disability, or other status protected by applicable law.