Jobs

Independent Sector recognizes that talented staff are at the center of a successful organization. Join us as we lead, strengthen, and mobilize the charitable community. Apply your passion for making a difference by joining our efforts to advance the common good.

Current Openings

Associate, Graphic Design

Job Summary

The Associate, Graphic Design, is a part-time position designed to amplify Independent Sector’s digital and web presence. This position’s primary responsibility will be to develop dynamic visual content for both digital and print media. The goal of the position is help bring Independent Sector’s work to life in creative ways. The Associate will work closely with the Director, Marketing and Digital Strategy. This position will be approximately 12 hours a week and work in the Washington, DC, office.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Work with the Director, Marketing and Digital Strategy to maintain Independent Sector’s website.
  • Assist in the management of designed content to ensure freshness, accuracy, and consistency.
  • Work with Communications and Marketing team to align organizational priorities with web presence.
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Desired Skillsets and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2–4 years of full-time work experience.
  • Advanced creative and graphic design skills.
  • Experience in photo editing.
  • Fluency across the Adobe Creative Suite with a focus on Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Superb organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and solve problems, yet ask for help when needed.
  • Be a self-starter and critical thinker, who is looking to acquire new skills and motivated to learn and contribute.
  • Adaptable and flexible in an evolving organization.
  • Interest in learning about and supporting the work of the nonprofit and philanthropic community.

The salary for this part-time position is $30.00 per hour.

Associate, Conference Content

Job Summary

We are looking for a great content producer to help promote our national conference, where thousands of changemakers find the inspiration and know-how they need to make the world a better place. This role provides a marketing student with real-world experience, as well as helping the ideal candidate build an invaluable professional network. This position will work closely with the Director, Marketing and Digital Strategy.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Write blog posts and social media posts (Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn), all based on our conference speakers.
  • Create content for weekly e-newsletters and direct mail campaigns.
  • Monitor social media accounts for dozens of conference speakers, looking for ways to leverage their content in a way that builds buzz for attendees.
  • Interview and profile some of the smartest people in the nonprofit sector.
  • Produce customized digital toolkits for conference speakers that promote the conference and their personal brands.
  • Use Adobe Photoshop templates to produce digital assets.
  • Package targeted content to appeal to specific audiences.
  • Attend and contribute social media posts at the conference (October 25–27, 2017).
  • The ideal candidate is someone who can commit roughly 20 hours a week for up to 15 weeks (July–October 2017). We prefer that you work from our offices in downtown DC, though occasional teleworking is also possible.

The salary is $20.00 per hour (approximately 20 hours a week).

Associate

Reports to: Director, Networks & Member Engagement
Direct Reports: None

Job Summary

The Associate supports membership, fundraising, and communications initiatives, as well as provides operational support to various cross-functional teams throughout the organization. This role provides the opportunity to interact with, contribute to, and learn from various teams and bodies of work across the organization. The Associate will also work closely with the Director, Networks & Member Engagement to build capacities and skills in support of organizational goals.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assist with in-person and digital event logistics and planning.
  • Conduct research on prospective donors/members.
  • Enter and analyze data using our CRM database.
  • Assist in the grants management process, which includes tracking gifts and grants, writing grant reports, acknowledgement letters, and tracking cultivation of donors in CRM database.
  • Research and prepare briefings on current and prospective donors/members to support cultivation activities.
  • Support the production and distribution the Daily Digest—the members-only newsletter about IS and sector-wide news—by quickly scanning Google Alerts, Meltwater, and various media sources for stories featuring IS Members and topics relevant to the sector; work with communications team on finalizing content for newsletter to distribute by noon each day.
  • Provide customer service to our membership.
  • Assist in membership/partnership outreach (recruitment, renewal, and engagement).
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Desired Skillsets and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or 2–4 years of full-time work experience.
  • Superb written communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Experience with event logistics.
  • Experience with and comfort adapting to new technology, which may include event management systems, data capture and analysis systems, media platforms, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and website content management.
  • Analytical and interested in data.
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and solve problems, yet ask for help when needed.
  • Be a self-starter and critical thinker, who is looking to acquire new skills and motivated to learn and contribute.
  • Adaptable and flexible in an evolving organization.
  • Interest in learning about and supporting the work of the nonprofit and philanthropic community.

The salary range for this position is $40,000–45,000.

How to apply

Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualification for the position, and a resume to:

  • To: resumes@independentsector.org
  • Subject: Human Resources – [Job Title]

Independent Sector is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Benefits

IS team members have access to the services and resources they need to maintain healthy, balanced lives. We offer a variety of rich benefits, ranging from health and welfare to a fun and active workplace.

Health and Welfare

  • Medical Plan
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with generous matching program
  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • SmartBenefits Program

Paid Time Off

  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Personal Leave
  • 10 Paid holidays

Workplace Learning and Events

  • In-house training
  • Annual Volunteer Day
  • Regular ongoing social activities – on and off-site