Development Director

Deadline to apply is November 12th

Full job description here

The Panel is dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups across Arkansas, supporting them to be more powerful and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. We engage communities often overlooked by the political process to create structures and strategies that meet community needs. The Panel supports The Arkansas Citizens First Congress (CFC), a statewide, multi-issue and non- partisan coalition of over 50 community organizations who work together to win progressive changes in state policy.

The Development Director leads the development and communications team to advance the mission of the Panel and CFC through grant and individual donor fundraising and communications about the activities and positions of the Panel and CFC. The Development Director reports to the Panel’s Executive Director and is responsible for the following:

Deadline for applications will be midnight on November 12, 2018.  A short cover letter and resume should be emailed to panel@arpanel.org.

 

Legislative Fellow Job Description

Deadline to apply November 20th


The Panel is dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups across Arkansas, supporting them to be more powerful and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. We engage communities often overlooked by the political process to create structures and strategies that meet community needs. The Panel supports The Arkansas Citizens First Congress (CFC), a statewide, multi-issue and non-partisan coalition of over 50 community organizations who work together to win progressive changes in state policy. Together we have a long history of successful advocacy for a safe, healthy and sustainable environment.


The Legislative Intern will monitor the Arkansas Legislature and strengthen the capacity of grassroots members to influence the legislative process. The position will be based in Little Rock, report to Panel’s Policy Director, and is responsible for the following:


Advocacy

Assist Policy Director to implement legislative strategies

Monitor the legislative process and update Policy Director and members with legislative filings and actions

Assist with communication and outreach efforts to membership and public

Assist with events and meetings that engage members in building relationships with their lawmakers

Organizational Development and Management

Assist staff in supporting the CFC Steering Committee and leaders to maintain a strong organization

Required Experience and Skills:

Experience with data analysis and research

Experience with event planning

Experience with grant writing

Experience with performance measurement and project coordination

Strong written communication

Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word

Database

Ability to work independently

Layout and design a plus


Personal Qualifications:



Compensation and Benefits:

We hire full-time legislative interns who will earn $300 a week for a 15-week period.

We have several volunteer part-time positions where we ask for a minimum commitment of consistently working 8 hours a week for a 15-week legislative session.

Academic credit is often available. Contact us or your school advisor.


About the Arkansas Public Policy Panel:

Our Values: Social and economic justice is our highest value. This value is advanced through respect for human dignity; embracing diversity and inclusiveness; empowerment; and a political process that is inclusive, fair and transparent.

Our Mission: Arkansas Public Policy Panel is a statewide organization organizing citizen groups around the state, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks. The Panel seeks to bring balance to the public policy process in Arkansas.

Our Operating Principals: High performance; Collaboration and teamwork; Recognition and reward; Mutual respect; Confronting oppression through alternative models; Supportive of professional and personal development; Personal responsibility and mutual accountability; Creating a learning organization; Fostering personal and organizational health; and Creativity.