Field Associate


Who We Are:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 230 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in America.  The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.  To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit www.civilrights.org.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US.  Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US.  To learn more about the Education Fund, please visit www.leadershipconferenceedfund.org.

About the Role:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund seek a dynamic Field Associate to accomplish a variety of administrative tasks within the Field department and to support the organizations civil and human rights campaigns.  This position will support the organizations’ critical advocacy and will be an integral member of one of the intra-departmental issue area teams. The employee will have the opportunity to help build and monitor administrative infrastructure that is critical to the success of the organization’s campaigns while also supporting outreach efforts to local partners across the country.

What You Will Do:

Assist in the coordination and maintenance of effective technical support for campaigns and department. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Coordinate materials, including working with outside vendors, shipping, etc.
  • Provide technical support to national, state, and local partner organizations and including the campaign strategy development, grassroots outreach and training, work plan development, etc.
  • Support the planning of events, conferences, and convenings
  • Track activities for the campaign work plans and tracking grids; manage calendar; and share these documents with team members and team leaders for reporting and tracking purposes.
  • Support outreach strategies to build state partnerships and provide coordination and strategic guidance to state partners.
  • Support state capacity building, trainings, and local/federal strategy.
  • Coordinate conferences and convenings, webinars, national and state-based calls, and state/local events as opportunities to educate and engage grassroots leaders on these critical civil rights issues.
  • Coordinate the field department’s organizational visibility and off-line list-building efforts, such as tabling and event attendance.
  • Coordinate and support local partners through travel to states, conference calls, and other opportunities to connect with allies.
  • Provide administrative support to teams, campaigns, and department.
  • Track and process memorandums of understandings, invoices, etc.

What You Will Bring:

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in organizing, outreach, and or/advocacy required.
  • Experience in MS Office including Word and Excel, Google Drive applications, and internet research tools.
  • Strong communications skills with a high degree of self-motivation and ability to work independently.
  • Desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to manage a complex workload and organize time efficiently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to get along well with all staff.
  • The ability to coordinate multiple administrative tasks under tight deadlines require
  • A college degree is not required for this role if candidates can demonstrate extensive experience working with large coalitions and/or organizations with membership bodies or affiliates.
  • A demonstrated commitment to civil and human rights.

What We Offer:

The Organizations offer employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time.  Employees can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and a retirement savings account.

Salary Range – $62,865.00 – $67,383.00

Office Re-opening Statement 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, staff may opt in to work from the office.  Most staff have chosen the option to work remotely.  Through an internal working group and staff input, we are assessing how and when we will return more fully to the office.  We anticipate that staff will return to the office in some capacity later this year.  For now, there is no requirement to work from the office through the end of 2022.

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and attach a cover letter. Internal candidates will be given first priority in the selection process.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

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