Careers at The Policy Circle

Want to join a growing, thriving group with a mission to inspire women leaders?

The Policy Circle informs and equips women to be more effective and impactful civic leaders. We do this through a variety of programs that educate members on the impact of public policy and highlight specific ways that women can take ownership of solutions in their communities.

 

Interested in applying for one of our current opening? Please email a cover letter and resume to Sara Hill, Director of People and Leadership Development, at sjhill@thepolicycircle.org.


Current Openings:

Download Full Job Description (PDF) here. 

Reports to Chief Executive Officer

Job type: Full-Time 

Location: Remote

Core Competencies:

  • Strategic
  • Relational
  • Collaborative
  • Motivated
  • Connected

Role Summary: 

  • In concert with the CEO, create a comprehensive philanthropy strategy that promotes mission achievement and financial growth
  • Effectively steward portfolio of existing major donors and cultivate new potential funders
  • Evaluate existing strategies and pipelines, make recommendations for improvements, and identify new opportunities/pathways to secure $3M in 2024 with 20% growth every year thereafter
  • Evaluate, refine, and execute The Policy Circle’s philanthropy plan with yearly and quarterly targets – monitor performance (using existing tools and metrics) and maintain accurate projections/pipeline to share with the Leadership Team
  • Determine optimal roles and resources required to achieve fundraising goals and manage the Philanthropy budget
  • Manage and develop the Philanthropy team (3-4 members) and other contracted support, including setting quarterly and yearly goals (using EOS model) and conducting weekly L10 meetings with the Philanthropy team
  • Inform and inspire all team members to have a philanthropic mindset and seek out opportunities for cross-collaboration across departments to maximize fundraising and member engagement
  • Identify and secure potential strategic partners/funders depending on initiative, event, or Policy Brief focus
  • Evaluate and optimize existing systems for gift acknowledgment, benefit fulfillment, and donor communications for each level of giving alongside the Philanthropy Coordinator
  • Develop and execute a mid-tier giving strategy to secure and steward gifts from new prospects
  • Develop and execute (alongside team members from programming, leadership, and communications) grassroots giving, member drives, and end-of-year campaigns
  • Develop and execute (alongside team members from events and communications) stewardship and cultivation events, as well as quarterly National Advisory Council virtual meetings
  • Build Summit Sponsor Strategy and assemble/manage the team and resources needed to assist with sponsorship acquisition and fulfillment
  • Utilize and maximize internal systems, especially Salesforce, to ensure Philanthropy team members track donations and maintain complete and accurate files for each donor/gift, including monthly reconciliation with the finance team

What You’ll Need:

  • 5-10 years of major donor fundraising experience and 3+ building and managing a team
  • Demonstrated track record of raising five and six-figure gifts, building pipelines, and prospecting programs
  • Established network and relationships amongst The Policy Circle ecosystem
  • Adept with technology, especially GSuite, Basecamp (project management), and Salesforce
  • College degree required
  • Experience managing budgets, building forecasts, and creating reports for leadership/board review

If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to sblakeley@thepolicycircle.org and sjhill@thepolicycircle.org. 

Download the Job Description (PDF) here.

Direct Report(s): Policy & Project Assistant

Job Type: Monday to Thursday, 32 hours

Location: Remote

Core Competencies/Values:

  • Strategic
  • Detail Oriented
  • Collaborative
  • Connects the Dots

Role Summary:

The Senior Manager of Policy is an innovative and disciplined communications and marketing professional passionate about educating American women on policy and driving The Policy Circle’s network to action. The successful candidate will have extensive nonprofit experience and high policy acumen. Success will be defined by public and member engagement with briefs, virtual events, increased reach through all channels, and boosted brand awareness.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Policy Brief Oversight and Development:
    • Content Strategy for Member/Public Engagement on Policy Briefs

    • Brief Creation – research and write new briefs in line with The Policy Circle’s strategic plan, and research the appropriate partners to launch new briefs

    • Brief Editing – create a Brief calendar to edit and review all existing briefs to ensure updates to content, links, etc.

    • Oversee and manage the Policy & Project Assistant

    • Policy Content and Public Outreach

    • Tracking Legislation, Politics, SCOTUS – connecting dots to ensure we are up-to-date and on point with our content approach

    • Weekly Blog or VLOG posts – regularly create new blog and VLOG posts to be distributed amongst TPC platforms

    • Represent The Policy Circle at policy conferences

    • Feed facts, updates, and content to social that is brief-oriented – oversight to ensure accuracy, tone, and timely updates on news and legislative cycles.

  • Public Outreach and Events:
    • Move the Needle Management – virtual program creation of topics, acquire speakers, develop messaging & conduct interviews as needed or secure TPC staff/leaders to do it

    • Full Circle Leadership series – creation of topics, acquisition of speakers, draft questions, conduct interviews, or secure TPC staff to do this. Partner with the Programs team to ensure alignment with leadership development programs

    • Speaker Salesforce Management – update speaker tracking and outreach in SF

    • Share policy insight with our ASAP leadership network to inform and equip them by strengthening their policy acumen

What You’ll Need:

  • Passion for and alignment with  The Policy Circle’s mission and agreement with Core Values
  • 5+ years experience working in policy or government relations; Experience with civic-focused groups, campaigns, women’s leadership organizations, elected officials, membership models, think tanks, or public policy is preferred. 
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and synthesize written materials, especially those related to the legislative process, economic trends, and public policy
  • 4+ years policy, editing, and research work is required 
  • 3+ years experience managing a team or vendors is preferred
  • Excellent writing skills with a demonstrated proficiency in grammar, proofreading, and AP Style 
  • Proven project management skills with knowledge of project management tools 
  • Virtual event programming and delivery experience
  • Strong knowledge of and passion for current trends in digital and social media marketing and communications 
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently to prioritize competing tasks, accomplish objectives, and meet deadlines 
  • Proficiency with Google Suite, Constant Contact, and WordPress
  • Knowledge of and experience using design and creative software including the Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, and others 
 
The Policy Circle is looking for a dynamic, creative, and digitally-savvy individual to join The Policy Circle’s Communications & Marketing team. The ideal candidate will be an undergraduate/graduate student or recent graduate looking to make an impact with a growing nonprofit organization that equips women to become more effective civic leaders. Excellent opportunity to explore a wide range of policy areas and become more skilled at explaining complex topics to a broad audience.
Responsibilities:
  • Background research for social media and digital platforms
  • Support social media and communications strategy for The Policy Circle
  • Assist with the design and execution of social media campaigns
  • Support the creation of social media and communication calendars
  • Create and distribute content such as blogs, infographics, videos and press releases on social media and traditional news outlets with the support of the Communications team
  • Track social media analytics and engagement to identify high-performing ideas and
    campaigns for scalability
  • Perform social media marketing research
  • Brainstorm and research ideas for original content
  • Create compelling graphics to share across social channels
  • Write social media captions that speak to the company’s target audience
  • Help create and edit short-form videos
  • Develop new strategies for increasing engagement
  • Assist with photo/video content
     
Requirements & Preferred Proficiencies:
  • Undergraduate or graduate student.
  • Experience with policy or law preferred.
  • Experience with Canva and Sprout (or other social media scheduling platforms and services)
  • Interest in digital marketing, social media analytics, and engagement on various platforms
  • Experience using Google Docs, Gmail, etc.
  • Strong research and communications skills.
  • Possess a keen interest and curiosity in policy research and analysis affecting Americans.
  • Agreement with and enthusiasm for Policy Circle Core Values.
     
How to apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to Sara Hill at sjhill@thepolicycircle.org
 
Role & Responsibilities:
  • CRM/data entry
  • Keeping existing trackers up to date
  • Research prospective donors
  • Event outreach
 
Key Results/Metrics for Success:
Assist the Philanthropy Team in meeting fundraising goals by:
  • Streamlining and Maximizing Salesforce implementation/use to boost the effectiveness of
    fundraising and stewardship efforts;
  • Manage Philanthropy Team tasks to strengthen the organization and enhance productivity;
  • Help identify new opportunities for funding through strategic research and
    relationship-centered approach to development
  • Creating and managing donor prospect and current donor reports and communications
    lists.
     
Requirements & Preferred Proficiencies:
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to synthesize research and identify areas of opportunity and alignment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Skilled using G Suite applications (Sheets, Docs, Slides, Calendar) – and willingness to learn
    new technology required
  • Project management experience required, preferably with knowledge of project
    management tools such as Smartsheet, Basecamp, Slack, etc.
  • Agreement with and enthusiasm for Policy Circle Core Values
     
How to apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to Sara Hill at sjhill@thepolicycircle.org