BISC seeks a motivated and proactive self-starter to support the Executive Director and the Development Director and their fundraising activities. Duties include, but are not limited to, a wide range of executive and administrative tasks which include managing an active calendar of appointments, fundraising, travel, speaking engagements, and media interviews; creating and editing presentations; conducting research and preparing materials for meetings with funders and donors; and maintaining the organization’s contact & funder database, among other responsibilities. Experience supporting a high-level executive preferred. Must be organized, self-motivated, and an excellent communicator.
BISC is a mission and values-driven organization that recruits and seeks to retain a staff committed to excellence by providing a work environment that is flexible, fairly- compensated, respectful, and fun.
The Executive and Development Coordinator is a Washington, DC based position and reports to the Executive Director and Development Director.
- Managing the Executive Director’s calendar and correspondence, including responding to all scheduling requests, letters, invitations, and managing travel arrangements
- Supporting meeting/conference call preparation, logistics, and follow-up including;
- Ensuring that all follow up from the Executive Director and Development Director’s meetings is completed and documented in a timely manner
- Reporting out content from ED’s funder calls and meetings to the Development Team
- Preparing and sending donor acknowledgments Donor research as directed by the Development Director Supporting funder events as well as funder and sponsor engagement at our annual Road Ahead conference
- Supporting and participating in activities related to BISC’s annual Road Ahead conference
- Creating and editing PowerPoint presentations for the Executive Director and the Development Director
- Maintaining, updating, and taking ownership of the organizational & funder database
- Greeting office visitors and answering the main office phone line
- Monitoring and responding to the organization’s general information email address
- Other related administrative duties such as photocopying, filing, and collating
- Supporting other BISC and BISC Foundation projects and activities as requested
- 1 to 3 years of relevant experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
- Demonstrated attention to detail and follow-through on job responsibilities
- Sound judgment and discretion
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Ability to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines
- Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as to accept direction on given assignments
- Intermediate to advanced mastery of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Familiarity with E-Tapestry and/or other content management systems
- Long-term commitment to the progressive movement and demonstrated commitment to social, economic, and racial justice
Salary & Benefits
- $50,000-60,000 per year
- 100% Medical insurance for family paid for by employer
- Dental insurance
- Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage
- Paid vacation
- Sick leave
- Generous 401(k) plan with employer contribution
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Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.
Ballot-measure campaigns affect everything progressives fight for. Yet, for forty years, well-funded regressive and corporate interests have dominated ballot measures to the detriment of working families, public education, women, the LGBT community, communities of color, immigrants and the poor.
The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center is changing that. BISC strengthens democracy by building a national progressive strategy for ballot measures. In ten years, BISC envisions a future where progressives change the game and use ballot measures as a political and civic engagement tool for victory.
BISC recognizes that ballot measures are a permanent part of the process in the 24 initiative states and that well-crafted measures can be a force for good public policy, civic engagement and infrastructure building.
We strengthen the progressive movement by conducting innovative research, providing technical assistance, hosting convenings, facilitating collaboration, offering strategic advice, conducting campaign assessments and helping funders make the best decisions about allocation of scarce resources.
BISC helps progressives take back the initiative.
BISC’s Stance on Racial Equity
At the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, we work to transform our country into one that is equitable and just. In our work, we strive to challenge structural racism, and center the people most impacted. BISC works with commitment to racial equity inside our organization in our operations and management processes, and externally through our research, training and organizing work with ballot-measure campaigns, partners and funders.
BISC follows an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and employs personnel without regard to: race, ethnic or religious background, descent or nationality, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy), gender identification, disability, marital status, age, height, weight, or military service. This policy applies to employment, internships, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with vendors, use of contractors and consultants and in dealing with the general public.