The Virginia Public Access Project is hiring. They’re looking for a researcher/writer with some decent computer skills. The details follow.
About the Job: The primary responsibility will be to implement VPAP’s initiative to track money raised by candidates for local office. This person will be VPAP’s resident expert in local elections, manage logistics for obtaining campaign finance documents from courthouses across the state and make them available on the Internet.
The local elections coordinator also will be responsible for the “narrative content” on VPAP.org, including daily updates and communication through social-networking channels.
As part of a three-person team based in Richmond, the local elections coordinator will be called on when needed to assist with a variety of tasks, including helping with the processing of state campaign finance reports during peak periods.
Qualifications: We’re looking for a unique individual who combines the analytical approach of an accountant and the narrative eye of a journalist — someone who can crunch numbers one minute and turn a phrase the next. Must be honest, hardworking and inspired by the mission of nonpartisan political transparency. Must have lightning fast keyboard skills, be a strong writer and proofreader and be able to juggle multiple tasks under deadline. Must have an outgoing personality to work as part of a team and interact with external audiences. 1-3 years experience in politics, government, journalism or related field. Bachelors degree or higher. Knowledge of MSAccess, MSSQL or MYSQL a plus.
Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time salaried position starting in May 2009. Competitive nonprofit compensation package includes health insurance, retirement match and parking.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org