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Jobs and Internships

Job Opportunities:

Global Grassroots Expansion Manager

ACTION Director

Internship Opportunities:

U.S. Poverty Campaigns Intern — Fall 2014

Global Poverty Legislative Intern — Fall 2014

Development and Expansion Intern — Ongoing

Operations Intern — Ongoing

Job Opportunities


Global Grassroots Expansion Manager

RESULTS Educational Fund and its sister organization RESULTS (REF/RESULTS) are seeking a dynamic go-getter and motivator for a full time position as Grassroots Expansion Manager. The Grassroots Expansion Manager will recruit, inspire, educate, and engage new advocates on our efforts to eliminate extreme global poverty. He/She will also supervise and support other Grassroots Expansion Agents. The Grassroots Expansion Manager must lead a national volunteer recruiting effort, personally generate numerous new contacts, provide issue and advocacy skills training, develop partnerships with like-minded organizations, and inspire people about the difference they can make with REF/RESULTS. The Grassroots Expansion Manager must have demonstrated advocacy skills and the ability to build high performance expansion team. This position requires significant cold calling, travel, and virtual communication. The person hired for this position must be outgoing, persistent, personable, organized, and determined. He/She must also have solid supervisory skills and the ability to lead a national expansion effort. This position may be based in DC or elsewhere in the U.S.

Background

The mission of REF/RESULTS is to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty by empowering individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power. We act on our mission by training and supporting advocates to develop deep relationships with Congress, the media, and community, and moving them into action. We organize our advocates into chapters and provide an intensive structure of support via conference calls, webinars, Regional Coordinators, national and regional meetings, and one-on-one coaching. The support structure provides the inspiration, courage, and knowhow to our advocates to meet face-to-face with their elected officials, generate editorials and opeds, and mobilize their communities to put poverty solutions in place.  Through the model average citizens exert more influence on issues they care about than they ever imagined possible.

We are committed to ending preventable child deaths through child and maternal health interventions and to ending child malnutrition that negatively impacts the brain and physical development of over 165 million children under age 5. We are committed to stopping diseases of poverty like AIDS, TB, malaria, pneumonia, rotavirus from killing children and adults. We are also committed to ensuring that every child around the globe has a quality education and that families in poor nations are connected to economic opportunity. Ultimately, we are committed to ending extreme poverty by 2030.

To generate the political will necessary to achieve our mission, more people must understand the problems and solutions of poverty and must possess the skills and courage to advocate that their political leaders to put existing and new poverty solutions in place.

Responsibilities

  • Lead efforts to achieve REF/RESULTS expansion goals of having chapters and/or advocates in all 50 states and two-thirds of congressional districts.
  • Build a pipeline of engaged individuals who can start new chapters, and support existing advocates to contribute to expansion efforts with new leads and direct outreach to additional districts.
  • Develop a national volunteer recruitment strategy using online recruitment, volunteer and staff assets, existing databases, partnerships, and other tactics and tools.
  • Coordinate the expansion team to conduct outreach into new target states and districts. Recruit individuals and organizations interested in becoming REF/RESULTS global poverty advocates. Form chapters and provide initial training and support before integrating new chapters into the Regional Coordinator support structure.
  • Create 15-20 new chapters annually and ensure REF/RESULTS has a presence in all 50 states and at least 270 congressional districts by the end of 2015.
  • Maintain a detailed database of contacts made, dates, and their progress toward engagement, and use individual conversations and technology to create new leads, recruit, communicate, market, and share stories of our work.
  • Manage the Global Expansion Team of part-time contractors located around the US including setting deliverable targets, building a positive team culture of accountability, providing on-going training, improving expansion tools.

Qualifications

  • Extensive community and/or electoral campaign organizing experience including using online tools
  • Strong supervisory and team building skills, and ability to manage relationships remotely
  • Strong interpersonal skills, sales and marketing mentality, and strong networking skills
  • Strong training and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated advocacy skills and experience
  • Knowledge of global poverty issues and/or the ability to quickly learn about them
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in an off-site/home-office environment
  • Ability to travel 2-3 times each month for several days at a time.
  • Strong aptitude in using technology including Skype video, social media, Google Docs, Dropbox, webinar software, networking websites like Volunteer Match, Idealist, MeetUp, and others.
  • Strong work ethic

Benefits

REF/RESULTS provides comprehensive benefits including health care at the beginning of employment and retirement benefits after two years working for the organization. REF/RESULTS also offers life and disability insurance as well as flexible benefit plans for health care, dependent care, metro, and parking costs.

Application

Please e-mail resume, cover letter specific to this position, and three work-related references to kpatterson@results.org. Please include "Global Grassroots Expansion Manager" in the subject of your email. For more information about REF/RESULTS, please visit our website at www.results.org.


U.S. Anti-Poverty Campaigns Internship

Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs. This internship is unpaid and requires at least a 3 day/week commitment for 2.5 months or more. We are accepting applicants for Fall 2014. 

Position Description

#1: Collaborate on strategic planning for both legislative strategy and grassroots expansion of RESULTS in the U.S.

  • Participate in weekly Domestic team meetings and help strategize on our U.S. Poverty Campaigns. This may include message development, grassroots expansion planning, and legislative/advocacy planning.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and other staff gatherings.
  • Attend briefings, conferences, and other meetings on behalf of RESULTS and providing the domestic team with notes and recommended strategies from such meetings.
  • Set up lobby meetings with members of the intern’s congressional delegation to urge action on our campaigns, and perhaps with other Hill offices where RESULTS has a presence in the district/state.

#2: Provide support to RESULTS volunteers via existing system of conference calls, weekly action alerts, and e-mail newsletters. Activities may include:

  • Write and edit U.S. Poverty Weekly Updates, Domestic Outreach Actions and Monthly Actions, U.S. Poverty Campaigns background webpages, action alerts, blogposts, and other written communications.
  • Provide materials requested by RESULTS volunteers to assist them in their campaign work.
  • Assist in planning and producing monthly conference calls (second Saturday of every month).
  • Participate in occasional evening training calls with our grassroots network.
  • Possible participation in generating media coverage that is supportive of our campaigns. This may include submitting letters-to-the-editor and opinion pieces, helping plan and organize issue-specific conference calls for editorial writers and other journalists, writing and editing background materials for media campaigns, contacting media outlets and providing them with necessary information, as well as supporting RESULTS volunteers in their efforts to generate local media.
  • Participate in grassroots support of targeted campaigns. Often RESULTS will construct a focused and intensive campaign to accomplish specific short- and long-term goals. The intern will likely be involved in supporting grassroots on these campaigns.
  • Potentially laying groundwork for starting a RESULTS chapter on a campus after the completion of the DC internship.

#3: Administrative work.

  • RESULTS will make every effort to minimize the level of administrative work for the intern. However, some will be required.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to social change and political activism.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including a sense of humor.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong research skills, especially ability to find resources on the World Wide Web.
  • Knowledge of/interest in anti-poverty policies.
  • Knowledge of/interest in legislative process.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged.  RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to Meredith Dodson at internships@results.org.


Global Poverty Legislative Intern

Description

RESULTS Educational Fund is seeking 1 intern to support its U.S. legislative and policy work to support campaign priorities around ending global poverty, which include education for all, global health and microfinance. This intern will:

  • Work directly with senior team staff to support overall project needs.
  • Prepare, update, review and edit fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, policy briefs, reports, press releases, or other written materials related to projects.
  • Assist research efforts (including literature reviews, data analysis, internet searches, etc.) and supporting the development of briefing materials on U.S. and global policy issues, TB surveillance, Education for All, foreign assistance reform, advocacy opportunities, etc.
  • Assist with staff travel arrangements and logistics for events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Support media efforts, grassroots activities, congressional work, and other advocacy activities.
  • Support U.S. legislative campaign efforts coordinated by legislative and grassroots staff.
  • Provide overall administrative support to staff and project needs.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues and US foreign aid.
  • A background in Business Management, Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

All internships are unpaid though a metro reimbursement will be provided

Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to internships@results.org

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.


Development and Expansion Intern

RESULTS Educational Fund (REF) is seeking a highly competent, enthusiastic Development and Operations intern. This is an unpaid position.

Position Description

The Development and Operations intern will assist Development and Operations staff with a variety of duties, including those listed below. Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs:

  • Working directly with Development and Operations staff to support overall project needs.
  • Preparing, updating, reviewing, and editing fact sheets, website content, memos, correspondence, reports, or other written materials.
  • Assisting research efforts and identifying foundations/ potential funders to advance program areas and supporting the development of grant proposals.
  • Supporting program development and expansion projects.
  • Supporting preparation and providing logistical support leading up to a major International Conference in DC.
  • Assisting with staff travel arrangements and logistics for events, conferences, and meetings.
  • Providing logistical support for fundraising and grassroots events.
  • Providing overall administrative support such as: phone coverage, photocopies and faxes, preparing envelopes for bulk and mass mailings, and setting up conference calls.
  • Support office manager in managing database of volunteers and donors, along with learning the donor database and mail-merge systems to produce donor acknowledgments.

Desired Skills and Qualifications                    

This position could be part-time (15–20 hours a week) or full-time (40 hours a week). Candidates who can work full days (9 am to 6 pm) are greatly preferred. Part-time intern candidates must be available on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday or Tuesday-Thursday schedule for full days. Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience and/or interest in international development/poverty issues.
  • A background in Business Management, Public Health, International Affairs or other related fields.
  • Experience and/or interest in grant writing or proposal development.
  • Experience and/or interest in fundraising.
  • Office experience desired, preferably in a non-profit setting on a team-oriented project.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills, including a good telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail are absolutely necessary.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively articulate ideas.
  • Must be personable and able to work well with others
  • Excellent follow-up, time management and organizational skills.
  • Be a team player and hard worker, able to thrive in a fast paced, open environment.

To apply please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples (no more than 3 pages), and your availability (days and times) to internships@results.org

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.


Operations Intern

RESULTS Educational Fund is seeking an operations intern to support the Office Manager in daily functioning of the RESULTS office.

  • Organize monthly mailings to RESULTS/REF volunteers.
  • Assist in planning national conference calls with RESULTS/REF volunteers.
  • Manage ordering and tracking of office supplies.
  • Maintain various logs for internal business use.
  • Assemble materials for staff meetings.
  • Manage large database of volunteers and donors.
  • Prepare materials and packets for staff and guests.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume with subject line: RESULTS Operations Intern to Cynthia Stancil at cstancil@results.org.

Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis thus early submission is encouraged. RESULTS Educational Fund is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, handicap, gender, or sexual preference.

All internships are unpaid.

Any duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs.