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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileOutreach Associate Responsibilities: Serves as a member of the outreach team and works with other staff to develop grass-tops/grassroots and community engagement strategies and tactics to advance advocacy priorities as part of issue campaigns. Helps to organize and maintain effective coalitions and partnerships dealing with organizational priorities. Expands awareness of CRL and our priorities among community and public policy leaders. Identifies and positions CRL as a critical voice and thought leader in protecting families and communities from abusive financial practices. Monitors, compiles, and tracks the positions of allies and opponents through research and community engagement. Initiate new relationships and aid in sustaining existing partnerships. Builds and maintains strong key contacts at allied organizations for the purpose of impacting public policy officials on behalf of CRL’s advocacy goals and objectives. Represent CRL at presentations, workshops, booths, and conferences to educate coalition partners and community members on strategies to eliminate abusive financial services. Provide support and organize the management of programs and events such as webinars, conference calls, and community meetings for coalition partners, policy briefings, and calls to action during critical campaigns. Produce and issue educational documents, handouts, comment letters, and presentations that interpret complex financial issues. Provide support to Outreach Directors on various projects. Manages the outreach team’s contacts in CRL’s new contact management database including working with the team developing the organization wide database, developing and maintaining outreach team contacts. Also, maintains a team-wide calendar, and communicates with the policy and research teams to secure appropriate information for events. Team liaison for all forms of social media including Facebook, Blogs, and Twitter to promote CRL’s emerging issues priorities. Create newsletters, blog submissions or other materials for constituent publications. Provide research and support for constituency engagement. Perform other duties as may be deemed necessary.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required with major in Business, Law or Public Policy preferred. 2-3 years' relevant experience dealing with issue education and event planning with a social justice foundation. Demonstrated ability to utilize all forms of social media as well as working knowledge and proficiency with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to demonstrate Self-Help’s corporate competencies: Mission and Values, Standards of Excellence, Teamwork and Collaboration, Initiative and Follow-Through, Customer Focus, Excellent communication and demonstrated writing skills. Ability to multi-task and work in a faced paced environment while maintaining strong attention to detail and ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work. Ability to form and maintain trusting relationships and exercise discretion with internal/external partners and social constituents. Ability to effectively present information both orally and in writing and to appropriately and skillfully respond to questions from groups and/or individuals. Ability to learn quickly and work independently. Desired: Advanced degree helpful. Experience with Access and Adobe highly desired. English/Spanish fluency highly desired.
Center for Responsible Lending
910 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006