DRCNet is currently seeking part-time and temporary help for two positions -- Outreach Coordinator for the Coalition for Higher Education Act Reform, doing work in the campaign to repeal a federal law that delays or denies financial to students because of drug convictions; and Administrative Assistant.
OUTREACH COORDINATOR: The Coalition for Higher Education Act Reform (CHEAR) represents education, addiction recovery, civil rights, religious, criminal justice, and drug policy reform organizations that support repealing the Higher Education Act Drug Provision, which has delayed or denied college financial aid to over 150,000 people with drug convictions. Visit http://www.raiseyourvoice.com for further information on our campaign.
CHEAR is hiring one or more part-time and temporary outreach coordinators to: (1) identify and contact organizations in target states and Congressional districts to expand the number of organizations endorsing repeal of the HEA Drug Provision; (2) mobilize these organizations and their members to contact their members of Congress, (3) identify outreach opportunities; and (4) identify and contact people who have lost their financial aid because of drug convictions. Other responsibilities include: preparing mass mailings and faxes; corresponding via e-mail with coalition members; and other administrative duties.
Applicants should be self-motivated, outgoing, articulate, and willing to speak extensively on the phone. Experience using e-mail, conducting Internet-based research, and using Microsoft Excel and Word are required. Microsoft Access experience is a plus. Prior coalition-building, organizing, or telephone sales/fundraising experience are a plus. Interest in social justice, higher education or drug policy reform is definitely helpful.
Applicants should be able to work in the office 20 hours a week, between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm. Exceptions for working at home or later in the evening, or for a different number of hours, will be considered for the right candidate. Starting pay is $10/hour, negotiable for the right candidate.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail, fax, or mail to: Scott Ehlers, Coalition for Higher Education Act Reform, 1623 Connecticut Ave., NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20009, fax: (202) 293-8344, e-mail: [email protected].
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: DRCNet is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to work with the Executive and Associate Directors and the Member Coordinator. The Administrative Assistant will assist with all manner of clerical and administrative tasks.
Applicants should be experienced in using e-mail, Microsoft Word and Excel, filing, and other typical office duties, and must have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. The ability to deal competently on the phone on issues such as billing and ordering of supplies and other items is a plus, as is enthusiasm for the cause of drug policy reform.
Applicants should be able to work in the office 10-20 hours per week, between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm. Within those constraints, we will show flexibility and work with the right applicant to find a mutually workable schedule. College students are encouraged to apply. The job will last from now through the end of the year, and is likely to be renewed in 2005 as well. Starting pay is $10/hour, negotiable for the right candidate.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via e-mail, fax, or mail to: David Guard, Associate Director, DRCNet, 1623 Connecticut Ave., NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20009, fax: (202) 293-8344, e-mail: [email protected].