Program Assistant

About the Position

Rise seeks a qualified individual to join its growing team working to protect the civil rights for sexual assault survivors everywhere. The Program Associate will wear several hats in a fast-paced and often-changing work environment. The Program Associate will serve as a regular contact for outward facing communications and will manage the daily operations of Rise’s social media accounts, as well as assisting in the organization of state legislative campaigns and management of Rise’s volunteer base around the country.

The position is located in Washington, DC, but remote location will be considered for the right candidate. Occasional travel will be required.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as secondary organizer for external communications on all matters pertaining to Rise

  • Create graphics and content for our social media accounts and use in internal and external materials and communications

  • Create content for and manage regular external communications, including a regular Rise newsletter

  • Assist in developing, edit, and review internal documents and briefing materials, including informational memos, internal policies and procedures, and training materials

  • Serve as secondary contact with media outlets and personalities, including developing and delivering story pitches and handling all media requests

  • Assist in the recruitment, training, and coaching of a team of Risers in states for Rise Up campaigns adhering to Rise Up’s values and mission

  • Monitor progress towards metrics for Rise Up state campaigns

  • Provide direct support to the CEO in media events, including staffing, research, briefings, and preparation of materials for events where media is present, and researching and pursuing opportunities for media

  • Emphasize and contribute to a strong professional culture among Rise Up employees and volunteers focused on accountability, specific goals, utilization of best practices,

  • innovation, and sense of purpose

  • Complete additional projects and other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher

  • 5+ years of work experience in communications positions, especially in political, nonprofit, government, or campaign fields

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and G-Suite

  • Demonstrated experience in social media management and content creation

  • Highly developed organizational, planning and management skills and oral communication skills and the ability to work effectively with others

  • Some graphic design experience preferred

  • Knowledge of the federal and state legislative processes preferred

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jhatmaker@risenow.us with “Program Associate” as the subject line. 

About Rise

Rise is a national civil rights nonprofit working to implement a Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights in all fifty states. The millennial-driven organization is comprised of advocates from the legal, health, business, and academic sectors and is one of the most successful grassroots legislative campaigns in modern history. To learn more about Rise visit us at www.risenow.us.

Rise is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all qualified applications to apply regardless of disability, sex or sexual orientation, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, protected veteran status (if applicable), or any other characteristic protected by law.