Development and external affairs coordinator

Third Way Development and external affairs coordinator
Location Washington DC
Application deadline 31 January 2020
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Commensurate with experience
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Third Way is a national think tank that champions modern center-left ideas.

Our work is grounded in the mainstream American values of opportunity, freedom, and security. But we identify as center-left, because we see that space in U.S. politics as offering the only real path for advancing those ideals in the century ahead.

Our agenda is ambitious, aspirational, and actionable. It is built on the bedrock belief that for political movements to succeed in our political system, they must relentlessly re-imagine their policies, strategies, and coalitions.

We are fighting for opportunity, so everyone has the chance to earn a good life; progress on social issues, so all have the freedom to live the lives they choose; and security, so we are protected from 21st century global threats.

The role

Third Way is seeking a Development & External Affairs (DEA) Coordinator to provide support to execute high-impact campaigns that expand the reach of Third Way, promote fundraising activities, assist administratively, and perform essential research.

Key roles and responsibilities

As the DEA Coordinator, a typical day might include:

  • Planning and executing a steady stream of events and briefings with Members of Congress and key influencers — including logistics management, coordinating with participants, audience engagement and follow-up;
  • Drafting briefing documents for donor and campaign-related engagements;
  • With internal policy teams on upcoming products and the production calendar;
  • Managing the day-to-day logistics of the DEA team’s outreach, including scheduling with outside partners, internal planning meetings, tracking financial metrics and preparing expense reports;
  • Overseeing the day-to-day management of the team’s intern and intern hiring process; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Experience and skills

This might be the job for you, if you:

  • Have excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills;
  • Have an ability to thrive working under short deadlines and can deliver in a fast-paced environment juggling multiple projects with competing priorities and various stakeholders;
  • Understand how to exercise diplomacy and professionalism when communicating with external contacts and staff and maintain a high level of discretion; and,
  • Have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field or exceptionally relevant work experience.