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Programs and Policy Assistant
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is seeking candidates for the role of Programs and Policy Assistant.
 

Position Summary:

The Programs and Policy Assistant is responsible for supporting US SIF’s public policy work, education programs and local and national events. The ideal candidate has strong project management skills, some knowledge of the public policy process and an interest in helping to promote US SIF’s programs. A successful candidate will be capable of effectively engaging with US SIF members and staff, detail-oriented, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. This is an exciting role for an early-career professional who will enjoy working across a broad range of US SIF initiatives and learning about the rapidly expanding field of sustainable investment. This position reports to the Director of Policy and Programs and is based in Washington, DC.
 

About US SIF:

US SIF is the leading voice advancing sustainable investing across all asset classes. US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF. 
 
Our vision is a more sustainable and equitable society where environmental, social and governance impacts are meaningfully assessed in all investment decisions. To advance this vision, we aim to shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts.
 
Since 1985, US SIF and our 200+ members have advanced the field of sustainable investment, but today there is greater interest than ever before. Climate change, social and economic inequality, gender and racial diversity, human rights, loss of biodiversity, and political spending are all urgent issues for sustainable investors. Increasingly, individual retail investors are joining institutional investors to use their assets to achieve better environmental, social and governance outcomes.
 
To achieve our mission, US SIF works with our members as well as global and domestic sustainability organizations, policymakers and members of the media. Our talented team provides services to our members, undertakes research about the field, offers education and training for financial professionals, interacts with the media by placing content and providing expert commentary, engages with policymakers in the legislative and executive branches, and holds events and convenings around the country, including our well-regarded annual conference.
 
We are a small team, aiming high and accomplishing much. We are passionate about sustainable investment and about creating a more sustainable private sector. We are based in Washington, DC, with a 12-person board located across the country.
 

Benefits:

  • Three weeks’ paid vacation and additional sick leave
  • 11 holidays and 2 personal days
  • 401k plan with up to 5% employer match
  • Employer-subsidized health and dental insurance
  • FSAs and Dependent Care Spending accounts available
  • Employer-paid long-term and short-term disability
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Commuter benefit program for employees
 

Job Responsibilities:

The Policy and Programs Assistant is responsible for duties which include, but are not limited to:
 
Policy and Member Programs
  • Provides legislative and regulatory research and tracking.
  • Provides support for the work of the active Policy Committee, including taking meeting minutes and preparing agendas.
  • Assists in organizing Hill Days and Congressional briefings, including assembling packets, scheduling meetings on Capitol Hill for members and managing logistics.
  • Attends policy-related meetings and events.
  • Supports the work of the Member Programming Committee, including helping plan US SIF Member Day and webinars for US SIF members.
  • Updates US SIF website policy pages and the archive of member webinars.
 
Education Programs
  • Supports the Education programming via scheduling meetings and calls, managing speaker information and assembling packets.
  • Helps market all education offerings by editing and distributing marketing e-mails and social media postings.
  • Creates and updates registration pages and the US SIF website for course offerings.
 
 
 
Events
  • Supports the work of the Agenda Committee for our Annual Conference, including drafting speaker invitations and taking meeting notes.
  • Supports the speaker confirmation process by managing speaker information, such as photos, bios and release forms, and drafting and sending follow-up correspondence and confirmation letters.
  • Supports staff in conducting sponsor follow-up, including confirming sponsor details and registrations, sending confirmation and follow-up letters, and confirming exhibit booth details.
  • Provides excellent customer service to registrants before and during the conference.
  • Helps market the conference by editing and distributing marketing e-mails.
  • Ensures the Annual Conference website is up to date with compelling content.
 
 
Additional Support
  • Uses Canva and Adobe to update existing graphics to support events, courses and member programming.
  • Suggest opportunities to improve US SIF systems and offerings.
  • Support senior staff and specific projects as needed.
 

Salary:

Salary range of $40,000 – 50,000, commensurate with experience.
 

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter and resume to info@ussif.org using the subject line “US SIF Programs and Policy Assistant.” Applications are due by May 6, 2022, and will be reviewed as they are received. Final candidates will also take a writing test. No phone calls, please.
 
US SIF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Position: Programs and Policy Assistant
Organization: US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Inc.
Location: Washington,  DC 
United States
Salary: $40,000 - 50,000 depending on experience
Posting Start Date: 4/15/2022
Date Posted: 4/18/2022
Requirements

Competencies and Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or two to four year’s work experience
  • Previous work experience or a demonstrated interest in sustainable investment, corporate responsibility or a related field is a plus
  • Interest in and familiarity with the congressional legislative process
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated ability to organize and track multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative work style and capacity to anticipate the needs of colleagues
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Takes initiative and has problem-solving skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a small, flexible team
  • Sense of humor and a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) software
  • Experience with website editors (CMS systems), Mailchimp or similar mass-mailing marketing platforms, CRM or AMS systems are a plus
  • Able to work in a hybrid situation, including at least three days per week in the DC office
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination (including one booster) required
Status: This listing expires on: 6/2/2022
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Name:
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment Inc.
Address:
1660 L Street NW
Suite 306
Washington,  DC 20036
United States
Email:
jbulnes-fowles@ussif.org
Phone:
(617) 899-2481
Fax:
Contact:
Jane Bulnes-Fowles