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Senior Coalition Manager, Funding our Future
The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.
BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.
BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.
BPC launched Funding Our Future in 2018 to raise the profile of challenges facing the U.S. retirement system and to strengthen Americans’ ability to retire securely by improving public policy. The coalition is now made up of a diverse set of more than 60 partner organizations across the academic, nonprofit, trade association, fintech, corporate, and media sectors, each with a deep expertise in retirement and financial security policy.
BPC is seeking a Senior Coalition Manager to support the Funding Our Future initiative as part of BPC’s Economic Policy Project (EPP). The coalition partners combine their voices to strengthen retirement policy and financial security in three key areas: make saving easier at all ages, help people transform their nest egg into a lifetime of income, and save Social Security. The coalition has recently acquired the American Savings Education Council (ASEC), which convenes executive branch agency leaders with other business, nonprofit, and public partners around key issues related to financial security.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- The position of Funding Our Future Senior Coalition Manager is a versatile one and involves a variety of tasks, often simultaneously. The manager is responsible for executing the day-to-day activities of the Funding Our Future initiative, including coordinating with the coalition’s partners, working closely with other BPC staff to develop content for the coalition, and ensuring that the initiative is effectively achieving its goals. The position will report to the director of economic policy and work closely with others on BPC’s economic policy team.
- Specifically, the Senior Manager will have the following responsibilities:
- Manage and coordinate the day-to-day network of the coalition, including development activities to maintain and grow membership
- Coordinate and manage day-to-day coalition activities and workflow, including organizing and executing events, overseeing and contributing to development of the website, and coordinating with coalition partners
- Seek out, expand, and manage existing media partnerships and the coordination of experts and partners on weekly/monthly podcast segments, live TV, and prerecorded opportunities. Manage the coalition’s social media accounts and identify ways to increase the scope and quality of the coalition’s media presence
- Prepare external communications, advocacy, and development documents
- Represent the coalition at select external meetings/events, including congressional briefings, conferences, stakeholder roundtables, and other events as needed
- Share key updates to partner organizations through a monthly newsletter and a quarterly report to Funding Our Future’s subscribers
- Integrate the initiative with BPC functional areas including development, operations, communications, and advocacy teams
- Manage planning, coordination, and execution of local public and private external stakeholder meetings and events
- Prepare agendas for, help lead, and take and circulate notes on all coalition meetings
- Conduct research and writing when needed
- Manage multiple Economic Policy Project interns
- Working with Director, assist in coordination of the hiring process
- Assist Director with grant management including written proposals, budget, project deliverables, and grant reporting
- Responsible for leading program/ project meetings to ensure execution of all project activities and objectives
- Manage timelines and production schedules for the research, drafting and release of written products
Periodically, opportunities will arise to contribute to new or expanding projects in other policy or functional areas.
- Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms is essential
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Works well independently and as part of a team
- Experience building partnerships with external stakeholders or managing coalitions a plus
- Attention to detail a must, including the ability to quickly and accurately proofread project documents
- Event planning and coordination experience
- Knowledge and interest in retirement policy or personal finance, and experience in project management a plus
- Applicant must minimally have completed a four-year undergraduate degree. At least four years of work experience (or a graduate degree and three years of work experience) is strongly preferred.
BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references in one document. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.
BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is requiring all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, and to receive a booster shot as soon as eligible as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodation for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law.
This position budgeted at $83,000, with flexibility on salary commensurate with experience
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Job posted: 2022-08-24