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NCoC Seeks Director of Civic Health Index (apps due Aug. 6)

Sorry for the late posting on this one, but it’s a great job opportunity for someone in our field. NCoC is looking for a DC-based entrepreneurial leader who can help expand their groundbreaking Civic Health Index program into all 50 states and over 100 cities within the next few years.

National Conference on Citizenship Seeking Director of the Civic Health Index

Please send resume/CV and cover letter to David B. Smith at dsmith(at)ncoc(dot)net
All applications due by August 6, 2010

Founded in 1946 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a leader in promoting our nation’s civic life. We track, measure and promote civic participation and engage in partnership with other organizations on a bipartisan, collaborative basis. We focus on ways to enhance history and civics education, encourage national and community service, and promote greater participation in the political process. Through our programs, research, and reports, NCoC defines modern citizenship.

Many distinguished Americans have been involved with the growth and development of the NCoC over the years including Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justices Earl Warren and Warren Burger. The roster of board members, advisors and guest speakers at NCoC events represent a diverse spectrum of leaders from across government, industry, academia, community and nonprofit organizations and the media; people like Senators Robert Byrd and Lamar Alexander, Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer, philanthropists Ray Chambers and Eugene Lang, authors David McCullough and Walter Isaacson, scholars Robert Putnam and Stephen Goldsmith, Ian Rowe (formerly of MTV), ABC’s Cokie Roberts, Jean Case of the Case Foundation, Facebook’s Sean Parker, former Clinton Administration advisor William Galston and former Bush Administration advisor John Bridgeland.

Director, Civic Health Index

America’s Civic Health Index (CHI) is the definitive measure of our nation’s civic engagement. This annual report elevates the discussion of how our country and communities are building a more informed, engaged, giving, and trusting citizenry. Through measuring a variety of civic indicators, the CHI educates Americans about our civic life and motivates citizens, leaders and policymakers to strengthen it.

NCoC, in partnership with the Civic Health Indicators Working Group, launched the Civic Health Index in 2006, measuring the civic trends over the last 30 years. In 2008, NCoC released three state level reports, localizing the data and telling the story of how changes in civic health affect specific communities. In 2010, we will be publishing our fifth annual report focused on these national trends, and expanding our local report to 15 states and cities.

NCoC seeks an entrepreneurial leader, based in Washington, DC, who can help expand this program into all 50 states and over 100 cities within the next few years. This individual will be responsible for managing the growth and operation of this program and assist in crafting a strategy that ensures these tools are helpful and informative to local nonprofits, foundations, corporations, and lawmakers. This position reports to the Executive Director of the National Conference on Citizenship.

Demonstrable skills should include:

• Analytical skills
• Outstanding writing and editing abilities
• Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills
• Experience in building partnerships with local institutions and universities
• Experience in raising funds from organizations and foundations
• Computer literacy (MS Office, Google Tools, Social Media)
• Experience in producing quality publications
• Ability to work efficiently independently and as part of a team

Duties will include:

• Analyzing civic health indicators and suggesting strategies to promote greater civic participation
• Recruiting and maintaining relationships with local partners/clients and vendors
• Raising money from local partners and foundations
• Managing production and publishing of state indexes
• Production of announcement events
• Expanding NCoC’s presence and brand awareness into communities around the country
• Working with leading social scientists and government researchers to improve civic indicators
• Serving as a spokesperson and champion for NCoC’s products.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

NCoC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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