09 October 2010

Women's Campaign Forum Spring 2011 Fellowship

Post date: 09 October 2010
Deadline: 10 December 2010

WCF is seeking applications for our 2010 Fall Fellowship Program. Each Fellow will specialize in one of five categories: Political Programs, WCF PAC, Online Communications, Development & Donor Management, or WCF Foundation Research.

Political Programs Fellows will work with the Political Director, Programs Manager, and Programs Coordinator to build on WCF’s She Should Run program and WCF PAC’s current and past endorsements. The fellows will assist with She Should Run marketing and alumnae services operations, track candidate progress, build profiles of newly endorsed candidates, and manage the creation of monthly newsletters. To qualify, candidates should have a high level interest in politics, strong research skills, and exceptional writing skills.

PAC Fellows will work with the Political Director to support WCF PAC's outreach and state strategy. The fellows will research state requirements for registering a PAC for contributions at the state and local level and create a system with steps required for filing in each state where WCF PAC endorses candidates and file state reports. The fellows will also work to create a deadline tracking system for the states where WCF is registered and create a state prioritization report for PAC activities based on research of filing requirements. To qualify, candidates should have exceptional research and writing skills, a high level of computer savvy, experience with using excel, and an interest in campaign finance law and regulations.

Communications Fellows will work with the Communications and New Media Manager to enhance WCF’s national profile, online and off. The fellows will assist in managing WCF’s social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace), website, Women and Politics blog, video projects, email campaigns, and data maintenance. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how nonprofits use new media and technology to complement traditional communications work. To qualify, candidates should have knowledge of new media and web 2.0, a high level of computer and web savvy, excellent writing skills, and the ability to multitask and learn quickly.

Development & Donor Management Fellows will work with the Events and Scheduling Manager and Call-time Manager to cultivate donors to expand the membership of WCF. Development fellows will be working closely with the development team on event planning, fundraising research, and member outreach. To qualify, candidates must have political savvy, work well in a small team environment, have the ability to multitask and learn quickly, and have an interest in fundraising and related events.

WCF Foundation Research Fellows will work directly with the WCF Foundation Research and Operations Manager to support and expand the foundation's research and development activities. Foundation fellows will assist with research on grant deadlines and future grant opportunities. The fellows will also assist in the development of the new WCF Foundation research projects. To qualify, candidates must have a strong interest in research relating to women's issues and experience in grant writing and research is necessary.

To compliment specialty roles, all WCF Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in training in areas such as:

* Donor cultivation and event planning
* Candidate research, tracking, and support
* New Media efforts within a non-profit atmosphere (blogging, Facebook, Twitter and more)
* Political database basics and non-profit infrastructure

Qualifications: Applicants should have excellent research, writing, and communications skills as well as the ability to work independently and in a small group setting. Applicants must have excellent computer skills. A strong interest in progressive women’s issues and increased representation of women in political office is critical.

* Location and Compensation: Fellows will work at the WCF office in Washington D.C.
* Full-time Fellows: $2,000; 14 weeks; 36 hours per week
* Part-time Fellows: $1,000; 14 weeks; 23 hours minimum per week

WCF, founded in 1974, is the only non-partisan political venture capitalist organization supporting women leaders at all levels of office, during the earliest stages of their public life. By focusing on the woman, not only the race, WCF provides women candidates the personalized care and tools they need throughout their political careers. WCF is dedicated to advancing the political participation and leadership of women who support reproductive health choices for all. We are building a national network of women voters, donors, and activists to ensure women’s voices are heard. Through our affiliated political action committee, WCF PAC, we provide candidate endorsements early, when the need for support is greatest. Our sister organization, WCF Foundation, produces original research relevant to women in politics to help women build the skills and infrastructure they need to become more effective leaders in public life.

Application Process:

1) Online Application: http://www.wcfonline.org/webforms/wcf-2010-fellowship-sign-up.html
2) Submit Resume
3) List of References
4) Fellowship Essay

To Apply: Please complete the online form and submit a resume, a list of references and the WCF Fellowship Essay. In your essay, please describe your interest in WCF and women's issues and describe a project that you would like to focus on during your fellowship. http://www.wcfonline.org/webforms/wcf-2010-fellowship-sign-up.html

2011 Spring Fellowship program – Application deadline is December 10th, 2010. All interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as we receive applications. Early applications are highly encouraged.

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