The Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.
As a leading Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations with former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who possess views from across the political spectrum. We are currently focused on policy issues related to health, energy, national and homeland security, the economy, education, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.
In 2016, EPP released the final report of its Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings, a two-year effort co-chaired by former Senator Kent Conrad and the Honorable James B. Lockhart III, former Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration. The 19-member commission reached consensus on a comprehensive package of bipartisan recommendations aimed at: increasing access to workplace retirement savings plans, improving financial capability, strengthening Social Security and making it sustainable, and facilitating lifetime-income options to protect against outliving savings.
As part of continuing its work on retirement policy, BPC is currently seeking a Project Manager to support the Funding Our Future campaign as part of BPC’s Economic Policy Project (EPP). Funding Our Future was launched early this year by the Bipartisan Policy Center and financial advisor Ric Edelman to raise the profile of challenges facing the American retirement system and to strengthen people’s ability to retire securely in America by improving public policy. The campaign is now made up of a diverse set of more than 30 partner organizations, each with a deep expertise in retirement policy. These partners are combining their voices to strengthen retirement policy in three key areas:
- Make saving easier for all ages
- Help people transform their nest egg into a lifetime of income
- Save Social Security
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The position of Funding Our Future Project Manager is a versatile one and involves a variety of tasks, often simultaneously. The manager will be responsible for executing the day-to-day activities of the Funding Our Future campaign, including coordinating with the campaign’s partners, working closely with other BPC staff to develop content for the campaign, and ensuring that the campaign is effectively achieving its goals. The position will report to the director of economic policy and work closely with others on BPC’s economic policy team.
Specifically, the manager will have the following responsibilities:
- Coordinate day-to-day campaign activities and workflow, including organizing and executing events, managing and contributing to development of the campaign website and other research content, and coordinating with campaign partners
- Manage the campaign’s social media accounts and identify ways to increase the scope and quality of the campaign’s media presence
- Coordinate integration of the campaign with BPC Action and BPC functional areas including development, operations, and communications teams
- Conduct research into specific issue areas related to retirement security and policy
- Manage planning, coordination, and execution of local public and private external stakeholder meetings and events
- Provide administrative support by scheduling meetings with BPC staff, campaign leadership, consultants, and external organizations; arranging travel and accommodations for project members and meeting attendees; planning logistics for project-related meetings; and managing reimbursements
- Prepare agendas for, attend, and take and circulate notes on all campaign meetings
- Draft external communications, advocacy, and development documents
- Represent the campaign at select external meetings/events, including congressional briefings, conferences, stakeholder roundtables, and other events as needed
Periodically, opportunities will arise to contribute to new or expanding projects in other policy or functional areas.
- Computer skills required. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Attention to detail a must, including the ability to quickly and accurately proofread project documents
- Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms is essential
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
- Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Works well independently and as part of a team
- Event planning and coordination experience
- Knowledge and interest in retirement policy, experience conducting policy research, and experience in project management a plus
- Applicant must minimally have completed a four-year undergraduate degree. At least three years of work experience (or a graduate degree and some work experience) is strongly preferred.
BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send a resume, cover letter, writing sample, transcript (if a recent graduate), and references to [email protected]. Please include the title of this job, Project Manager, Funding Our Future, in the subject line of the application email.
BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.