The Center for Public Justice (CPJ) seeks a program associate responsible for a range of policy research, outreach, event management, and logistics support activities for CPJ’s Families Valued initiative. This position reports to the Families Valued Project lead (Resident Fellow, Rachel Anderson), and works with CPJ’s Director of Communications and other team members.
Families Valued promotes public policies and workplace practices that better support family life and respect the family responsibilities of all workers. The project deploys a three-part strategy: research and listening, creating tools for Christian citizens and institutions to advance family-supportive practices, and holding forums in which Christians can share ideas and advance common ground. Each of these strategies is grounded in CPJ’s principled pluralist approach to politics and public policy.
A commitment to Christ in all that we do is essential to the fulfillment of CPJ's mission, therefore any interested candidate should be able to demonstrate their faith commitment in practice and explain how they envision their faith connecting with their role at CPJ. After submission of the required application materials, qualified candidates will be asked to review the Standards of Conduct. Prior to setting up an interview, qualified candidates will be asked to affirm willingness to uphold these standards if selected for the position.
CPJ is a nonpartisan, independent, Christian civic education and public policy organization whose mission is to serve God, advance justice and transform public life. Through its initiatives CPJ equips citizens, develops leaders and shapes policy.
Competitive Salary, Excellent Benefits.
Main Job Functions:
• Organize and support meetings and events related to the project. During the first year, a significant portion of the program associate’s time will be dedicated to the organization of a40-person consultation on family policy. Manage consultation invitations and logistics including the following tasks:
o Identify and secure location, food, and other materials for consultation o Develop and monitor event budget o Develop event outreach materials, working with a graphic designer to produce materials o Work with project director and other staff and consultants to develop event agenda o Prepare communications for invitees and attendees o Maintain a list of invitees and attendees including any requirements or accommodations o associated with each participant o Manage and track participant lodging and travel when necessary
• Develop an understanding of the policy and institutional landscape affecting family-supportive policies such as paid family leave, fair scheduling, healthcare, and child care.
• Develop an understanding of theological frameworks relevant to these policy issues.
• Contribute to policy reports and ongoing policy analysis by gathering, comparing, and assessing news reports, social science, policy analysis, and historical sources relevant to paid family leave, fair scheduling, healthcare, and child care policies.
• Draft research and analysis memos on sub-issues within the project’s four main policy areas, as requested by the project lead.
• Manage and develop a system for tracking all narrative information gathered by the project.
• This includes transcripts of interviews with research sources, sample human resource policies, comments from faith-based employers, and other informal stories shared by contributors to the project.
• In consultation with project lead and director of communications, develop content on Families Valued for the CPJ website.
• Manage production of all written materials related to the project, coordinating authors, editors, graphic design providers, and printers.
• Manage social media promotion of project’s outcomes in coordination with CPJ Director of
• Communications, Shared Justice Editor, Editorial and Communications consultant.
• Conduct outreach as needed to identify, involve, and support advocacy partners.
• Coordinate lunches, meetings, conference calls, and email communications with allies and advocacy partners.
Persons applying for the position should:
• Have a personal, active and demonstrable commitment to Christ, and CPJ’s mission.
• Have a demonstrable commitment to stewardship of internal organizational information. Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Advanced degree or certification in a relevant field (social policy, theology, history or equivalent) preferred.
• Have two years of relevant work experience in public policy, advocacy, or community organizing.
• Demonstrated ability to research independently, to identify trustworthy sources, and to apply various policy assessment tools.
• Skilled in gathering and combining information from quantitative and academic policy sources as well as narrative sources such as interviews and outreach conversations.
• Ability to develop systems for managing information that can be utilized by multiple users.
• Commitment to consistent process and communications with colleagues and external partners.
• Experience in event management and logistics or willingness to learn event management skills including development and management of planning timelines, lists, and budgets.
• Be extremely detail oriented, highly organized and flexible.
• Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Be self-motivated and able to work alone and without continuous supervision.
• Have exceptional attention to detail in management of relationships at in-person events and via online communication.
Physical Requirements Include:
• Sitting for long periods of time at the computer • Climbing stairs • Occasional travel may be required for outreach and partner support
Applicants should submit a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three references with contact information including, relationship, address, e mail address, and telephone numbers. At least two professional references and one-character reference who can speak to the candidate’s spiritual maturity are preferred.
Inquiries and application materials should be sent via e mail (with the resume as a Word or PDF attachment) to the contact below. No paper applications or phone calls please.
Contact : To the attention of Mr. Oliver Mead email@example.com