Job Openings

Citizen University teaches and promotes the art of powerful citizenship. We work with a national array of partners to help Americans cultivate the values, systems knowledge, and skills of effective citizenship. Citizen University is currently hiring for:

 

Citizen University – Senior Program Manager

Citizen University (CU) is a national platform that generates and disseminates social technologies to foster responsible and empowered citizenship by way of activation, communication and education. CU engages, relies on and cultivates networks in all of its work – embracing the value of mutuality; recognizing the need for interdependence; and believing in the power of collective and connected effort.

Working with the programming team as well as the CEO and COO, the Senior Program Manager will advance and drive the development and execution of CU programs, partnerships, and new initiatives; represent the CU organization in various settings; liaise with community partners, groups and individuals; participate in team meetings; and fulfill other programming needs as they arise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage diverse portfolio of projects and programs
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships and organizational partnerships
  • Design and create new projects and initiatives
  • Plan and execute events and programs in Seattle and nationally
  • Research and develop curricular content in line with project goals
  • Manage project budgets and reports
  • Collaborate on communications to develop and implement comprehensive communications strategies for Citizen University projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to work with people across disciplines, perspectives, opinions and ideologies;
  • Participate in team meetings and organizational planning
  • Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Undergraduate degree, plus 3+  years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of the civic leadership, civic education and democratic practice nonprofit and philanthropic landscape;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership across organizations;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities and adhere to timelines;
  • Knowledge of or experience on issues of planning, evaluation and measurement;
  • Computer literacy including spreadsheets, email, and word-processing
  • Attention to detail, self-motivated, and entrepreneurial.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Experience and ability to function effectively as an integral member of a larger multidisciplinary team.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Passionate about organization’s goals
  • Ability to adapt quickly and have comfort with ambiguity;
  • Commitment to learning and continuous improvement;
  • Critical and creative thinking;
  • Optimistic and problem-solving orientation;
  • Sense of humor, creative, and ready to improvise

Full time. Salary $58,000 to $60,000. Health care and transit benefits. Must live in Seattle. Some travel necessary.

More information on Citizen University and our team can be found at www.citizenuniversity.us. Please send résumé and cover letter to tera@citizenuniversity.us.

Position open until filled.

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Citizen University Conference Planning Internship

As a key part of the Citizen University Conference team, you will reach out to community partners, groups and individuals; maintain a Citizen University presence on social media; participate in team meetings; and fulfill other programming and logistical duties.

You will gain experience playing a crucial role in nonprofit programming, make valuable connections with local and national leaders, and be part of an exciting movement to rekindle citizenship in America. We hope you’ll join us!

Responsibilities:

• Provide logistical support for Citizen University’s portfolio of programs including the Civic Collaboratory, Joy of Voting, Sworn Again America, and the Power Curriculum
• Support ongoing outreach programs and activities for our 2017 conference
• Develop and maintain strong social media presence
• Research, suggest, and arrange partnerships with fellow organizations

Qualifications and Skills:

• Knowledge/Experience with Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites
• Interpersonal: Tact and diplomacy, empathy, problem solving, team player
• Communication: Good verbal and writing skills
• Passionate about Citizen University’s goals
• Goal-oriented, self-motivated
• Strong attention to detail
• Sense of humor, creative and ready to improvise

15-20 hours per week through March 2017. Flexible schedule. Position open until filled. Pay is $300/wk.

Please send résumé and cover letter to arista@citizenuniversity.us.

Citizen University Summer Internship

Citizen University teaches and promotes the art of powerful citizenship. As a key part of the Citizen University team, you will reach out to community partners, groups and individuals; maintain a Citizen University presence on social media; participate in team meetings; and fulfill other programming and logistical duties. You will gain experience playing a crucial role in nonprofit event promotion and execution, make valuable connections with local and national leaders, and be part of an exciting movement to rekindle citizenship in America. We hope you’ll join us!

Responsibilities:

  • Provide logistical support for Citizen University’s portfolio of programs including the Civic Collaboratory, Joy of Voting, Sworn Again America, and the Power Curriculum
  • Support ongoing outreach programs and activities
  • Assist with developing and maintaining strong social media presence
  • Research, suggest, and arrange partnerships with fellow organizations

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge/Experience with Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites
  • Interpersonal: Tact and diplomacy, empathy, problem solving, team player
  • Communication: Good verbal and writing skills
  • Passionate about Citizen University’s goals
  • Goal-oriented, self-motivated
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sense of humor, creative and ready to improvise

10-15 hours per week for 3 months, starting June 2016. Flexible schedule. Position open until filled.

Weekly stipend awarded. Internship may be applied for course credit.

Please send résumé and cover letter to ben@citizenuniversity.us.