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E-M:/ CCP State Voices - Program Assistant - Job Announcement

Title: October 1, 2005


Center for Civic Participation

Job Announcement:  Applications Due July 14, 2008





The Center for Civic Participation’s State Voices initiative is a multi-year project to support and serve 15-20 state based civic and voter engagement tables. Over the last four years, CCP and its predecessor National Voice have provided more than $7 million in strategic grants to some of the strongest national, state and local organizations in the country.  The tools CCP built to foster coordination and efficiency have saved millions of dollars through economies of scale – central voter files, polling, targeting and mapping – and supported hundreds of thousands of voter contacts.


The Program Assistant for the State Voices initiative will work with the CCP’s Executive Director and National Coordinator to develop and implement a plan to support and connect 15-20 nonpartisan state networks or tables of voter and civic engagement organizations.  Responsibilities include:


  • Support services (grants, online tools, evaluation) for state network leaders
  • Plan conference calls, gatherings and trainings for state network leaders
  • Manage office, data collection and up-to-date files, spreadsheets and records
  • Assist with communications, including online content and list-serv management


Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.  Work experience with advocacy organizations and campaigns a plus.  Strong writing and communications skills required.  Proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint and QuickBooks programs.  Must be organized, high attention to detail, and be able to work effectively under pressure individually and in team-settings.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work across multiple communities and in diverse settings are a must, as well as a demonstrated commitment to civic engagement, non-profit capacity building and collaboration.


Compensation: Salary negotiable depending on background and experience. Full benefits package included.


To Apply:  Materials accepted until position filled. Apply by July 14, 2008.  Send resume and cover letter to Ryan Friedrichs, Executive Director, CCP State Voices, at jobs@ccp.org or fax: 313-557-0533.



Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at the Center for Civic Participation, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or _expression_,  pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.