JOIN OUR MISSION

Thank you for your interest in joining the Close Up team to inform, inspire, and empower young people to embrace the rights of being active citizens in our democracy. Close Up endeavors to attract and retain top-quality talent in order to guarantee excellent service to our customers. How do we achieve this? By providing an environment that challenges, motivates and equips you with the tools necessary to succeed. If you're looking for job satisfaction, excellent benefits, and professional development, Close Up is where you want to be.

Our Benefits

In addition to our fun and rewarding environment, Close Up offers a number of benefits for our core staff (full-time, full-year):

  • Competitive Salary & Growth Potential
  • Paid Annual & Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays (10 per year)
  • Health/Vision/Dental Coverage (premiums mostly paid by Close Up)
  • Life Insurance/AD&D, 4x salary (100% of premiums paid by Close Up)
  • Short & Long Term Disability Coverage (100% of premiums paid by Close Up)
  • Transportation Subsidy (Metro-accessible)
  • 403 (B) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account – Medical & Dependent Care
  • Direct Deposit
  • Free Gym Access

Benefits packages differ between employee classes and may not include all of the above benefits for every position.


Open Positions

Alumni Coordinator

Position Overview: The Community Relations department is responsible for leading the Foundation’s outreach and engagement efforts. Reporting to the Community Relations Manager, the Alumni Coordinator works collaboratively with multiple departments to develop cultivation and engagement strategies, expanding our vast network of participants from across the nation.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Close Up’s database of alumni; ensure data is updated in a timely manner and alumni volunteers are tracked appropriately.
  • Develop alumni cultivation and activation strategies, identifying potential speakers, volunteers, donors, and program participants.
  • Create content for quarterly alumni newsletter, alumni profiles on website, and outreach campaign correspondence.
  • Plan, execute, and provide on-site support for alumni events in Washington, DC, and metropolitan areas throughout the US.
  • Assist with departmental fundraising initiatives nationwide.
  • Provide on-site support for student and teacher programs as needed.
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
  • One to two (1-2) years’ experience in at least one of these areas: alumni development, alumni relations, project/program management, event coordination, and cultivation of philanthropic relationships.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.


Other Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Adobe Creative Suite, and social media outreach.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel and work occasional evening and weekend events as needed.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as thrive in a team environment to achieve goals.
  • Ability to work on several projects and tasks simultaneously, managing conflicting priorities, meeting deadlines.

Application Information
Apply here. Only applications with a cover letter AND résumé will be considered.

Marketing & Design Intern (College Student)

Internship dates: January 21 - April 30, 2019 (flexible)

Commitment: Up to 18 hours per week at $50/day

Benefit: Up to $120/month metro subsidy or free garage parking

Position Overview: Our Marketing department goes beyond the boundaries of a typical marketing firm. In this position, the Marketing & Design Intern will gain exposure to a variety of experiences that will give them insight on how non-profit marketing operates. The Marketing & Design Intern will work closely with our team to ensure that on-going and intermittent projects are executed seamlessly and efficiently.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and send reminder emails to enrolled participants
  • Regularly maintain an accurate inventory of all marketing materials
  • Create teacher fulfillment packets for newly enrolled schools
  • Proof various marketing materials and program schedules
  • Assist in creation of program schedules (proofing, printing, folding, etc.)
  • Assist in development of e-newsletter for enrolled participants
  • Conduct research on marketing best practices and other as-needed topics
  • Assist in development and implementation of new online resource library
  • Other special projects as assigned


Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program for Spring 2019.
  • Applicants must provide proof of undergraduate enrollment in a related major.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Interest in non-profit work and learning about marketing and design is helpful.

Expectations:
The successful Marketing & Design Intern will be a self-starter who is able to work independently as well as part of a team. S/he will pay close attention to detail, use problem-solving skills, and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Apply here.

Program Instructors

Program Instructors engage Middle and High School students from across the United States in controversial public policy discussions while using the nation’s capital as our classroom. Program Instructors will lead students through a life-changing educational experience which includes historic sites, iconic monuments and memorials, Smithsonian museums, meetings with elected officials and key public policy experts, as well as facilitating issue-based debates.

Close Up’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. As a non-profit/non-partisan leader in civic education since 1971, we believe that a strong democracy requires active and informed participation by all citizens; therefore we seek to reach participants of every race, creed, geographical community, socio-economic level, and academic standing.

The Program Instructor schedule is not your standard nine to five work week. Each week will mirror the program schedule to which an Instructor is assigned, generally a 55-hour week. Program schedules typically run from 8am through 10pm most days, and programs usually start late afternoon on Sundays and run through Thursday night.

We are currently hiring for a contract period of January 3, 2019 - July 29, 2019. Beyond the initial contract, there is room for growth at the Foundation. The salary is $2,643 per month plus benefits including transportation subsidy. Also offered are all program meals and the opportunity to receive a free graduate credit upon completion of the contract with an accompanying research paper. Program Instructors are provided 120 hours of paid pre-program training in our curriculum, methodology and programming followed by on-going professional development.

If you are excited about the prospect of becoming a Program Instructor, we welcome you to apply and explore how you can be part of an amazing network of Program Instructors who have led more than 850,000 students over 45 years through a “once-in-a-lifetime” Close Up experience.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in political science, history, education, social science or related field)
  • Passion for working with diverse students in grades 6-12
  • Interest in current public policy issues, history, politics, government and experiential education
  • Capable of keeping up with the intensity of the Program schedule, hopping on and off buses throughout the day, preparing and leading daily program components, and coordinating the movement of a large group of students on all program activities in the Washington, D.C. area and other program locations

Applicants must submit a cover letter and résumé. Please address cover letter to Katie Whitmire, Manager of Student Programs. Selected candidates must provide proof of undergraduate degree prior to start date and submit to a criminal background check.

Apply here.

 

 

 

 

 

Student Needs Assistant

Student Needs Assistants manage the healthcare concerns of students on Close Up’s programs based mostly in Washington, D.C. They work under the direction of Program Leaders and our medical care partners to ensure students get the medical and non-medical care and assistance they need to make a speedy recovery and rejoin our academic program.

Close Up’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower young people to exercise the rights and accept the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. As a non-profit/non-partisan leader in civic education since 1971, we believe that a strong democracy requires active and informed participation by all citizens; therefore, we seek to reach participants of every race, creed, geographical community, socio-economic level, and academic standing.

Contract Dates & Schedule
This is a contract position from January 8, 2019 - June 14, 2019 with the opportunity for contract renewal. The Student Needs Assistant schedule is not a standard nine to five work week. Each week will mirror the program schedule to which you are assigned, typically a 48-hour week. Generally, this will be 8am-8pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and from 10am-10pm on Wednesdays, however, you may be asked to arrive earlier or stay later than those times. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are generally your days off, but there may be a few weeks where your hours are spread across Monday through Friday. There are also a number of weeks when we offer a 2-day New York City program that provides our Student Needs Assistant with the exciting opportunity to enjoy the city while working with students and receive an additional stipend.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Salary is $2,491 per month payable semi-monthly; additional compensation for New York City programs
  • All scheduled program meals and metro subsidy up to $120/month
  • Paid training including CPR/AED and First Aid Certification
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance


Responsibilities

  • Manage the overall safety and well-being of students who need medical care; follow student program and be available to assist any students who may become ill.
  • Assist in transporting students, liaise with Georgetown Medical Professionals to triage students’ concerns, and deliver the palliative care directed by nurses and doctors to get the students quickly returned to the academic program.
  • Escort students to a pharmacy for medicine, schedule doctor’s appointments and take students to the doctor, and return with students to the hotel for rest.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Ability to work flexible hours and work days
  • Ability to physically keep up with the intensity of the program schedule, hopping on and off buses throughout the day, and coordinating the movement of students on all program activities in the Washington, DC area and other program locations.
  • Authorized to work in the U.S. for any employer
  • Willing to undergo a criminal background check prior to employment


Other Qualifications

  • Passion for working with diverse students in grades 6-12
  • Exhibit patience, understanding, approachability, and flexibility to comfort ill students while away from home


Application Information
Apply here. Only applications with a cover letter AND résumé will be considered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Close Up is an Employer of National Service.

We support service to community, with national & international impact, & the ability to make a difference. As an organization committed to making Peace Corps stronger, and a partner of the National Peace Corps Association, we give special consideration to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. People of color and women are encouraged to apply.

Close Up Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, and other legally protected characteristics.

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"Without a doubt I have one of the most important and rewarding jobs in our country. Every week we inspire students to become active participants in our government and I get to watch the students grow into informed and engaged citizens with a new found passion for their civic responsibility. This job has enabled me to become more optimistic and inspired about the future of our country."

   – Andrew, Close Up Instructor
Educating for democracy since 1971