Job Opportunities: Two Full-time Jobs, a Fellowship, and an Internship, Marijuana Policy Project, DC

Submitted by dguard on (Issue #543)
Consequences of Prohibition
Politics & Advocacy

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Job I: Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

The Office Administrator/Bookkeeper manages MPP's main office, does all bookkeeping, and assists the executive director. This position is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of operating a fast-paced grassroots lobbying organization. The successful candidate will be a highly organized self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, and a professional demeanor and appearance. Experience with accounting, bookkeeping, or QuickBooks is strongly preferred.

Job II: Director of State Policies

The Director of State Policies manages MPP's grassroots and direct lobbying efforts in all state legislatures, as well as managing MPP's State Policies department staff. The overarching goal of the position is to pass medical marijuana legislation and/or marijuana regulation legislation in state legislatures, while preventing bad bills from being enacted. The position requires strong political instincts, solid political or government relations experience, and exceptional management skills.

Fellowship Opportunity: Membership and Events Fellowship

The membership and events fellow assists MPP's Membership and Grants & VIP Outreach departments. The Grants & VIP Outreach department coordinates MPP's special events and manages MPP's grants program, which dispenses $1.5 million annually in support of efforts that foster measurable changes in marijuana policy. The Membership department coordinates MPP's fundraising, conducts donor research, oversees communications with members, maintains MPP's member database, processes donations, and submits grant applications. The fellowship begins in late August or early September, pays $9 per hour and requires a minimum four-month commitment.

Internship Opportunity: State Policies Internship

The state policies intern works in MPP's State Policies department, which is dedicated to reforming marijuana laws on the state level through direct lobbying and by inspiring lobbying at the grassroots level by individuals and allied organizations. This is an unpaid, part-time internship, with class credit available. Interns work 16-20 hours per week and have the chance to play a responsible role in a successful nonprofit organization.

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