Retirement security is an issue that affects all Americans. Whether it’s a young person getting a head start on their planning, someone caring for an aging relative, or a retiree figuring out how to make their nest egg last, financial health is critical and is heavily impacted by public policy. Millions of workers are struggling to save. Longer life expectancies mean that more Americans are outliving their savings. And the Social Security system is facing serious financial challenges, with the threat of significant benefit cuts on the horizon. Without action by policymakers, this serious policy challenge could soon become a crisis.
The newly formed Funding Our Future campaign housed at the Bipartisan Policy Center is seeking a public engagement coordinator. This position requires someone with the ability to handle a variety of tasks while coming up with creative ways for the dozens of campaign partner organizations to collectively raise the profile of the challenges facing the American retirement system. The coordinator will be responsible for executing the day-to-day activities of the campaign, including liaising 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.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specifically, the coordinator will have the following responsibilities:
- Manage day-to-day campaign activities and workflow, including organizing and executing events, overseeing 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
- In collaboration with others, generate an achievable work plan and goals for the campaign.
- Periodically, opportunities will arise to contribute to new or expanding projects in other policy or functional areas at BPC.
- 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 coordination a plus
Applicant must minimally have completed a four-year undergraduate degree. At least two 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, Public Engagement Coordinator, in the subject line of the application email.
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, BPC 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.
BPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.