This is a full time, paid position.
The Internet Education Foundation is hiring a Congressional Operations Coordinator to work on its Congressional App Challenge project. This is a paid position, and is based in Washington, DC.
About the Congressional App Challenge
The Congressional App Challenge’s mission is to inspire, include, and innovate efforts around stem, coding, and computer science education. The CAC is an initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host contests in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. The House of Representatives created the Congressional App Challenge (CAC) through the passage of H. Res 77 in 2013. The non-profit Internet Education Foundation provides the CAC with supplemental staffing and support. In the six years of the Congressional App Challenge, the program has yielded 1,442 App Challenges across 49 states. Thousands of functional apps have been created by over 32,000 students, and participant demographics surpass all industry diversity metrics.
This position opens immediately. The Challenge itself runs from summer to late fall, and the #HouseOfCode DC Reception takes place each spring (March/April).
This position is based in Washington, DC. The Congressional App Challenge team is currently working from home, and remote candidates will be considered provided they are willing to relocate to Washington, DC upon the resumption of in-person work.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
The Congressional Operations Coordinator will be responsible for supporting Congressional staff in both Washington DC and district offices. This will involve:
- Spearhead outreach in Congress to raise App Challenge visibility and status.
- Correspond with Member offices on anything related to the Congressional App Challenge.
- Organize a weekly newsletter and monthly check‐in call with Congressional staff across the country.
- Organize the check‐in information to assess what concerns the offices have and reporting that information to the Executive Director.
- Strategize and Recruit Members of Congress to host an App Challenge.
- Brief and on-board Member offices when they sign up to host the Congressional App Challenge.
- Serve as the liaison between Congressional Stakeholders (Committee on House Admin, House Ethics, etc.).
- Organize information for the offices and composing that information in a clear and concise manner.
A good fit for this position is a person who has worked on Capitol Hill and is interested in working with Congressional staff in addition to a people who believes in the importance of STEM education.
Most importantly: the person must have very strong communication skills. This position will have high visibility with Congressional staff and this person must be capable of doing so in a professional manner.
To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected].