Established in 1995, the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute (WCPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring together a community of bipartisan women policymakers and trusted partners to advance issues of importance to women, develop the next generation of women leaders, and foster a more effective and representative democracy. WCPI sponsors programming for women Members of Congress and women congressional chiefs of staff, a congressional fellowship program, policy briefings on Capitol Hill, and several signature events focused on key bipartisan women’s issues.
Our board, staff, programs, and events reflect our goal to empower voices that often are underrepresented in public policy dialogues, and create a culture of mutual respect and shared success. Following the election of a record number of women and women of color to Congress, WCPI has reached a critical phase in its development and is seeking to expand its outreach and impact.
We are seeking a proactive, energetic communications professional to increase WCPI’s reputation among its key audiences; promote WCPI programs; fundraise; and improve overall communications capacity. This position reports to the Vice President and will be a valued member of the WCPI team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Create, schedule, and publish program-specific content for the website, email, and social media platforms;
- Collaborate with WCPI’s fundraising efforts to better engage with existing and potential donors;
- Develop, use, and report on metrics/analytics for continued improvement of communications and engagement;
- Build relationships with key Women’s Caucus press/communications staff;
- Improve coordination of existing technology and communications efforts;
- Ensure constituent relationship management (CRM) databases are up-to-date;
- Provide communications support for all WCPI programs, including, but not limited to, live-tweeting at WCPI events and providing virtual technical support;
- Help supervise the Communications/Development Intern; and
- Other duties as assigned.
This position requires:
- Excellent oral and written communications skills;
- Political acumen, especially focused on bipartisanship; congressional experience is a strong plus;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Fluency in various social media platforms;
- Adept with website administrator tools, especially WordPress;
- Experience with CRM and fundraising platforms, especially Bloomerang, a plus;
- Previous work on development/fundraising communications a plus;
- Graphic design abilities/experience a plus;
- Creativity and a sense of humor.
WCPI promotes equal opportunity and welcomes qualified applicants of any age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, experience, and political affiliation.
We offer regular working hours and a generous benefits package.
Qualified candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, and 1-2 samples of your communications work to firstname.lastname@example.org; please list “WCPI Communications Associate” in the subject line. Interviews will begin immediately for selected candidates.
No phone calls please!
As part of our efforts to help build the pipeline of young women considering careers in public policy, we host interns throughout the year.
Communications/Development Interns and General Interns support WCPI’s programs, as well as its legislative and fundraising efforts.
These paid internships are open to current undergraduate students and those who have graduated within the past 6 months.
The application deadline for each application cycle is 5 p.m. Eastern (no exceptions) and are as follows:
- Summer internship application cycle: Opens December 15- February 1
- Fall internship application cycle: Opens May 1- June 10
- Winter/Spring internship application cycle: Opens September 15- November 1
The Communications/Development intern plays a key role in helping expand our outreach and fundraising initiatives. Successful interns will have their finger on the pulse of social media and digital outreach and a genuine interest in development/fundraising work.
The General Internship program strives to develop the next generation of women leaders in public policy and in the nonprofit sector. Interns are responsible for assisting WCPI staff in our programmatic and administrative work. Such work includes publishing our Weekly Legislative Update and assisting with congressional briefings.