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The Policy Circle is Hiring!

By The Policy Circle Team

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.


Position: Development Coordinator

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About the Role

The Policy Circle is seeking a responsible, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial Development Associate. This role will be the hub of the development department and an integral component of our success in funding The Policy Circle’s mission. 

If you are the perfect blend of people-person and systems-thinker, who likes to connect the dots, this is the job for you. Daily work will include interacting with potential donors, partner organizations, and team members as we strategize, conduct research, create pitch decks, and prepare to seize opportunities to fund the mission of The Policy Circle. This role has potential for growth and advancement within our growing organization and will provide ample opportunities to expand your fundraising skillset.

This role reports to the Executive Director and the Director of Strategic Partnerships. This is a full-time, fully remote position with excellent benefits offered after 90 days of employment including PPO, Simple IRA match and generous PTO. The entire staff at the Policy Circle works virtually. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Data Guru: serve as the development team lead on all things Salesforce, including processing & recording gifts, updating and enhancing donor records, building out donor dossiers, and owning donor data gift records and integrity
  • Research & Donor Intelligence: conduct research regarding potential donors, sponsors, and funders through various platforms (including WealthEngine), compile into dossiers, help prioritize prospects, and systematically capture information in CRM
  • Prepare Pitch Decks & Schedule Prospect Meetings
  • Foundation Tracking: Conduct research regarding foundation prospects, keep Grant Calendar up to date, and share tasks/deadlines with team/grant writers to ensure timely submissions and reports.  
  • Community Engagement: Seek to deliver exceptional service to all Policy Circle community stakeholders by understanding their needs and pain points to personalize each interaction to build active and enduring relationships
  • Product Knowledge: Develop and cultivate a strong knowledge of The Policy Circle mission, products, programs, and events; ability to connect the dots between various stakeholders and relevant programs to identify opportunities and suggest value-added solutions
  • Professional Development: Engage in and attend regular team-building meetings; seek out best practices and strive to strengthen your skill set through available resources provided by The Policy Circle and other relevant partners 

 

Key Results/Metrics for Success

Assist the development team in meeting fundraising goals by:

  • Streamline and maximize Salesforce implementation and use to boost the effectiveness of fundraising and stewardship efforts
  • Ensure timely, thorough, and accurate interactions with prospective donors, foundations and other key partners
  • Manage development team tasks to strengthen the organization and enhance productivity
  • Help identify new opportunities for funding through strategic research and relationship-centered approach to development
  • Create and manage donor prospect and current donor reports and communications lists

 

Requirements & Preferred Proficiencies

  • 2-3 years of professional nonprofit experience is required (volunteer roles do not count)
  • Ability to travel 2-3 times per year for team meetings
  • Proficient with Salesforce (SF Certification a definite plus) with a willingness to engage in weekly training
  • Excellent research skills with knowledge of wealth screening tools (e.g. WealthEngine, Foundation Directory, etc.) 
  • Ability to synthesize research and identify areas of opportunity and alignment 
  • Proficiency with Canva preferable 
  • 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

This Job description is not all-inclusive, and certain activities, duties, or responsibilities may be required of the employee as needed. 

 

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing:
    • Your interest in the position 
    • Your alignment with, and passion for, the mission of The Policy Circle 
    • Your salary requirements
  • Writing sample no longer than 5 pages in length (samples relating to The Policy Circle’s work preferable, any writing sample will do) 

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. 

Questions can be directed to Stephanie Keaveney, Network Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: stephanie@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.


Position: Policy Brief Editor

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About the Role

The Policy Circle (TPC) is looking for a full-time Policy Brief Editor who can sift through significant resources and data to identify key points, clarify complex topics, and provide balanced resources for our diverse community. As TPC curates and aggregates from a wide range of sources, this candidate must be an organized, systems thinker, with at least two years of experience in all stages of research, drafting, and editing of policy-oriented projects. The ideal candidate is a collaborator – comfortable receiving, prioritizing, and incorporating feedback from experts, members, and fellow teammates. Their ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously will be critical to the success of this role as well. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and track and analyze legislation, news, and content related to TPC’s Policy Brief Library
  • Collaborate with the Director of Education & Experiences to draft 8-10 new Policy Briefs, Deep Dives, and Resource Guides per year
  • Update existing Policy Circle Briefs on a systematic basis
  • Oversee 1-2 Policy Fellows that assist with updates and research
  • Conduct research to identify key policy challenges and then highlight innovative solutions rooted in free-market principles, entrepreneurship, and personal agency (e.g. nonprofits, local businesses, public/private partnerships)
  • Attend and participate in team meetings (virtual and/or in-person) and other events related to federal, state, and local policy

 

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years of experience with or knowledge of public policy, economics, or government or in a substantive writing/research role
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to bring clarity to complex topics
  • Highly efficient in time management and able to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to collect, synthesize, prioritize, and process information quickly and with accuracy
  • Possess a keen interest and curiosity in policy research and analysis affecting Americans
  • Agreement with and enthusiasm for The Policy Circle Mission & Core Values
  • Keep up to date on relevant news related to US policy
  • Proficiency with G-Suite applications and a willingness to learn new technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree – graduate degree is a plus 

 

Salary and Benefits

  • $5,500 – $6,000 per month
  • 35-40 hours a week
  • Fully remote
  • Generous PTO*
  • Healthcare*
  • 3% retirement match*
  • Technology allowance*

*Available after 90 days of employment

 

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document: 

  • A cover letter detailing your philosophical interest in the organization, why the position interests you, how your experience has prepared you for this position, and your salary requirements. 
  • Resume
  • Relevant writing sample 

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talent market.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/. 

There is no application deadline for this position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This job will remain posted on our site until it is filled. 

Questions can be directed to Lydia Ocampo, Network Engagement Specialist at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: lydia@talentmarket.org 

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.