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  • 23 May 2020 8:30 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    Statewide Poverty Action Network is a state level grassroots, legislative advocacy organization working to build political power in low-income communities and communities of color throughout Washington State. We work to change state policy by lobbying lawmakers and organizing community members to take action during the public policy process. Poverty Action works to ensure everyone in Washington State is able to meet their basic needs and have the opportunity to prosper. We unite thousands of people across the state to take action for change through building alliances, organizing communities and holding government accountable. Our goal is to build a movement of people who are directly impacted by issues that are advocating for systemic change. Our strategies are deeply rooted in the community's needs and are led by people in the community.

    Job Description: Voter education and engagement is an important component of Poverty Action’s work. The Voter Research & Engagement Intern will play a crucial role in Poverty Action’s work to facilitate and amplify the democratic process throughout Washington state, specifically through the creation of voter guides. Using research and social media strategies to inform their work, the Voter Research & Engagement Intern will compile community concerns and priorities, use this information to write and send questions to candidates running in select 2020 elections; compile candidate responses; assist in the design and creation process of the 2020 Voter Guide; conduct relevant outreach and education, and perform other tasks as needed.

    How to Apply

    adriana@povertyaction.org

    https://povertyaction.org/jobs-internships/

    Please submit resume and a response to the following prompt to Poverty Action Communications Manager, Adriana Lasso-Harrier (adriana@povertyaction.org). Deadline to submit is June 5 by 5pm.

    People of color, low income, and bilingual applicants are highly encouraged to apply. 

    Prompt: What is your experience and approach working alongside low income communities and communities of color to effect change, and how would you apply that experience to this internship?  

    Skills Required:

    • Strong writing and research skills
    • Strong anti-racist and social justice analysis, or an interest in developing such analysis
    •  Demonstrated organizational skills, detail-oriented
    • Basic understanding and comfort using social media websites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
    • Basic proficiency using Wordpress, or willingness to learn
    • Solid proficiency using Microsoft Word

    Preferred Skills: Knowledge and experience using Adobe Suite

    Start and end date are flexible.

    Benefits

    • The Voter Research & Engagement Intern will build skills around community engagement through a social justice and racial equity lens, and skills of using communications tools to enact social change.
    • Intern will have the opportunity to engage with community members through social media efforts, engage with candidates, and build their knowledge of the statewide political process.
    • As such, we are happy to accommodate the work schedule of the chosen applicant and can discuss flexible weekly hours if necessary.
    • Poverty Action staff is committed to supporting and developing the professional growth of interns.
    • $1800 Stipend or Work Study eligible


  • 23 May 2020 8:27 AM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    Oikocredit US (OUS) seeks an Impact Investment Research Fellow as an independent contractor to play a central role in the design, implementation and analysis of its next phase of research into the US impact investment market. The purpose of this research is to help shape OUS' product offerings, and refine its business model and strategy. While OUS is headquartered in Seattle, the duties of this fellowship will be performed remotely and are not limited by geographic location. The length of this engagement may be extended beyond July 31, depending on research results and availability.

    How to Apply

    jobs@oikocreditus.org

    To apply, submit the following via email to jobs@oikocreditus.org:  

    1. Cover note with a brief description of your relevant experience and qualifications, and why this position interests you 
    2. Resume  

    We will follow up to confirm receipt of your message and request further information, if needed.   

    Oikocredit US is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment as an independent contractor without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability, age, military or veteran status, familial status, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

    Location

    Seattle, WA

    About Oikocredit US 

    OUS is the US affiliate of Oikocredit International (OI), a 45 year-old global cooperative and social investor that that makes impact investments in Africa, Asia and Latin America to sustainably improve the living standards of low-income people. OI provides loans, equity investments and capacity building grants to small to medium size enterprises that are active in financial inclusion, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. The organization currently has more than €1.3 billion in assets under management, primarily invested in 674 partner organizations in more than 70 countries worldwide. Individual and institutional investors from 12 countries including the United States have provided the capital needed for these investments. We seek a triple bottom line: modest financial return, and strong environmental and social impact. For additional information on OI’s mission and operations, please visit www.oikocredit.coop.

    OUS is a 34-year-old, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the impact of OI. We generate financial support for and raise awareness of OI’s impact investing and capacity building activities in the Global South. OUS is led by a volunteer board of directors, which currently consists of members located in California, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington State. More details are at www.oikocreditus.org.

    Primary Responsibilities   

    Assist with development and implementation of product development research, including but not limited to:

    • Design and carry out web research and selected, follow-up, remote interviews regarding the nature of currently available impact investment products, such as privately-held securities offered nationwide in the US through Reg A or Reg A+ offerings, and recoverable grants.
    • Research the structure of the US impact investment market (supply, demand, markets, and regulations) as well as the terms and conditions of available impact investment products.
    • Assist in scheduling and convening remote interviews with selected stakeholders, including high net worth individuals and faith-based organizations.
    • Join Interim Executive Director in conducting stakeholder interviews, documenting and distilling notes and observations, analyzing the resulting qualitative data, and drafting preliminary findings.
    • Participate in briefings to the OUS Product Development Committee and the Board of Directors.

    Qualifications   

    Education and work experience

    • Qualified candidates should, at minimum, be a rising junior or senior in a college or university. 
    • Ideal candidates would be enrolled in or hold a degree from a MBA, public policy, or related graduate-level field of study. 
    • Previous work experience in nonprofit organizations or cooperatives, or in the domain of impact investing, is not required.   

    Desired competencies

    • Excellent oral and written communications skills, specifically across virtual platforms.  
    • Sound judgment, ability to use discretion, keep matters confidential, listen well, and be objective.  
    • Strong project management skills, ability to adapt to the changing needs of a fast-paced organization while remaining focused on a project’s goals and deadlines.  
    • Demonstrated research skills, and the ability to effectively present qualitative and quantitative information.
    • Excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.  
    • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and G Suite, and the ability to master new cloud-based software quickly, as needed.  
    • Comfort level with working independently and as part of a collaborative team via a remote working structure, ability to participate in ongoing video calls.   


  • 21 May 2020 2:01 PM | Elizabeth Lee (Administrator)

    Still taking applications as of May 21, 2020. Visit https://boards.greenhouse.io/98point6/jobs/4733345002 to apply today.

    The mission of 98point6 is to deliver high-quality primary care that is accessible, convenient and affordable for all. Every single day you’ll be working on challenging problems with an exceptional team to profoundly transform primary care and improve people’s quality of life. 

    Your role and impact

    We are seeking an intern to support the work of our legal team during the summer of 2020. This is a unique opportunity to be a contributor in a healthcare tech startup and gain a legal perspective into both the technology and healthcare industries. You will contribute in important areas such as cutting-edge research, tracking organization obligations and actions, and setting the groundwork for growth.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform state research to provide insight and guidance on the regulatory aspects affecting our healthcare technology product 
    • Perform research related to the practice of medicine, corporate governance, privacy laws and other subjects
    • Assist with developing policies and procedures for HIPAA and other healthcare compliance issues
    • Assist with other corporate legal needs

    Qualifications

    • Available to work full-time (remotely) during the summer of 2020
    • Student at an accredited law school
    • Completion of two years of law school preferred
    • Some experience in healthcare or privacy 
    • Interest in the intersection of technology and healthcare
    • Experience using macOS, G Suite and Westlaw preferred 
    • Flexibility and creativity

    98point6 provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), national origin, age, disability, genetic information or other protected status.


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