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Jan

NHLA leadership telephonic press conference

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NHLA leadership had a telephonic press conference on January 25, 2017.

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28
Apr

Hiring now: Policy and Communications Coordinator

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Policy and Communications Coordinator

About: The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of the nation's 40 preeminent national Latino organizations, was established in 1991 to advance and raise public awareness around the major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole. We are looking to hire a proactive and professional Programs and Communications Coordinator in our Washington, D.C. office to support the coalition’s leadership and policy work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This individual will work closely with the NHLA Chair, Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy and Consultants to support the coalition’s work through the following duties:

Communications

  • Assist with communication/digital engagement to amplify all of NHLA’s priority issues through aggressive communications outreach, duties include print and digital media, online engagement through social media, draft and write press releases, talking points, op-eds, media advisories and bi-weekly newsletters; plan press conferences; oversee distribution of targeted e-blasts; monitor press coverage of NHLA members and issues featuring Latinos; create and implement social media and website outreach plan; actively work to expand national press coverage; monitor press coverage of NHLA, its coalition members and issues impacting the Latino community.
  • Be proactive in coordinating social media and use it as a tool to drive campaigns.  Develop NHLA’s social media calendar, write digital content, update website and create infographics for social media distribution on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other popular sites. Promote coalition member’s social media material and events. 
  • ​Develop strategies to assist the coalition’s member organizations in involving their networks in NHLA’s activities -- and support the independent work of NHLA’s member organizations.
  • Assist with content development and maintenance of the NHLA website.

Policy and Programs

  • Support the policy, advocacy and research needs related to the coalition’s policy committees and priority campaigns on immigration, economic empowerment, education, voting rights, health care and Latino representation in the public sector.
  • Support NHLA’s Latino Appointment Program and LatinasRepresent Initiative.
  • Organize and prepare for meetings and presentations across the nation with appointment program candidates, elected officials, Congress, federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist in producing grant reports.

Other

  • Some travel required.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • 3+ years of work experience and carry a blend of experience in communications and public policy.
  • A passion for advocating and communicating about the Latino community.
  • Professional communications or press experience, a background working with both print and electronic media, and a foundation in social media strategies are required.
  • A successful candidate will be an excellent writer, have a strong attention to detail, thrive at multitasking, flexible in working long-hours, and have impeccable judgment.  
  • Demonstrated higher-level effectiveness in creating and executing social media campaigns including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, blogs and websites.
  • Creative in using new media to communicate NHLA priorities, including experience producing infographics.
  • Self-starter who is able to self-manage, with input from other staff.
  • Excellent project management skills, demonstrated experience meeting deadlines and providing fast turn-around of quality products and working in a high-pressure environment.
  • Able to innovate and excel while working with wide ranging coalition partners, demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate and work well with internal and external staff at all levels.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus, though not required.
  • The candidate must be a great team player who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

 

How to Apply:  Looking to fill immediately.  The position will remain open until filled. Email coverletter and resume to info@nationalhispanicleadership.org with the subject line “NHLA Application: Your Name.”

NHLA is an equal opportunity employer.  This is a full-time position with health and travel benefits included.  Salary commensurate to experience.

 

 

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15
Dec

NHLA Women and Public Policy Intern

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Women and Public Policy Intern

About

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of the nation's 40 preeminent national Latino organizations, was established in 1991 to advance and raise public awareness around the major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole.We are looking for an enthusiastic intern in our Washington, D.C. office to support the coalition’s leadership and policy work.

The NHLA Women and Public Policy intern will have the opportunity to learn about a wide-array of policy issues that impact Latinas in the United States. The individual will also have the chance to meet with professionals who employ multi-faceted strategies to advance the rights and interests of Latinas in the U.S. This internship will also provide an individual with the chance to sharpen his/her skills in data analysis, research, writing, event planning and meeting management.

Responsibilities

  • Research, edit and, occasionally draft blogs for website
  • Conduct research relevant to Latinas in politics and policy issues that impact Latinas
  • Assist with social media related to stories, events and issues that impact Latinas
  • Prepare talking points for meetings, media interviews and other venues
  • Track news that is relevant to Latinas and issues that impact Latinas, including political leaders and political issues
  • Assist with data collection and documentation efforts
  • Help with follow-up with meeting and event participants
  • Search for data, facts, statistics and information for articles and research projects
  • Prepare summaries of news articles and other relevant information
  • Assist with the coordination of events, including arranging mailings, preparing information packets and assisting with on-site logistics
  • Assist with administrative tasks, such as maintaining contacts and files.
  • Attend NHLA meetings and events, as time permits.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate or graduate student majoring or concentrating in Law, Government, Political

    Science, Public Policy, Gender or Women’s Studies, or a related area of study

  • Interest and track record in promoting gender equality and empowerment
    • Experience working in a professional environment
    • Solid writer, editor, and researcher
    • Strong organizational and communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and sound proofreader
    • Self-starter
    • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
    • Skilled at online research
    • Proficient with social media, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, blogs and websites
  • Team player

Reports to NHLA Chair and NHLA’s Director of Gender Equity and Advocacy

Candidates are considered on a rolling basis. Interns are provided with a stipend and transportation benefits

To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references to monica@nationalhispanicleadership.org with the subject line “NHLA Women and Public Policy Intern: Your Name”

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15
Dec

NHLA Communications and Public Policy Internship Opportunity

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Communications and Public Policy Intern

About:  The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a coalition of the nation's 40 preeminent national Latino organizations, was established in 1991 to advance and raise public awareness around the major policy issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole.We are looking for an enthusiastic intern in our Washington, D.C. office to support the coalition’s leadership and policy work.

The Public Policy and Communications Intern will have a unique opportunity to learn all the facets of advocacy and policy making to advance the interest of Latinos in the United States. NHLA is dedicated to providing each intern with a meaningful experience focused on professional development. This opportunity will allow individuals to hone their analytical and communication skills while having latitude to contribute ideas to the team.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in policy, advocacy and research needs related to the coalition's priority campaigns on immigration, economic empowerment, education, voting rights and health care.
  • Perform research and attend policy briefings, as time permits.
  • Assist in managing communications/digital engagement, write content for external communications including press releases, blogs and newsletter articles.
  • Update NHLA’s website and social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn by crafting new and relevant content.
  • ​Carry out some administrative tasks supporting the coalition.
  • Organize meetings, presentations, and events with national leaders or elected officials

Qualifications:

  • The position is open to all current or recent college undergraduates and graduate students in Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, or a related area of study.
  • Passion for helping the Latino community and interest in emerging national policy issues.
  • Be flexible, organized and able to meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and strong communication skills, including written and verbal.
  • Self-starter and able to use sound judgment.
  • Familiarity with the latest social media platforms including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, blogs and websites.

Reports to:

  • NHLA Chair and Director of Policy and Leadership Programs

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Provided with a stipend and transportation benefits

How to Apply: Candidates are considered on a rolling basis.

Email Coverletter and Resume toteresa@nationalhispanicleadership.orgwith the subject line “NHLA Internship: Your Name.”

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09
Dec

Professional Mentoring Event, December 22, 2015 by NAHFE

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Information about the event location (L'Enfant Plaza) is available here: 

http://nahfe-closing-ceremony.eventbrite.com  

                         NAHFE event December 2015

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