This position will be based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to defending liberty, freedom of speech, due process, academic freedom, legal equality, and freedom of conscience on our nation’s college campuses. Please visit thefire.org to become familiar with our work and mission.
FIRE is seeking a Program Officer with strong networking and interpersonal communication skills to join our FIRE Student Network team. The Program Officer will report to and work directly with FIRE’s Director of Campus Outreach, in addition to corresponding with outside organizations and students.The duties for this position include, but are not limited to:
This position will also perform other support functions for the day-to-day operation of FIRE and will frequently collaborate with other staff members and departments on general duties and specialized projects, including but not limited to contributing to FIRE’s online Newsdesk and working closely with our outreach staff, Policy Reform team, and the Individual Rights Defense Program.
This position involves a moderate amount of travel. Work on weekends and evenings should be expected.
The expected start date for this position will be late June.
A successful candidate will be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently. Most importantly, the candidate must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact and network with diverse audiences. A candidate must also be able to demonstrate:
Starting salary is negotiable and depends upon experience and education level. FIRE conducts periodic evaluations where employees may receive raises or bonuses for outstanding and excellent work. FIRE also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and life insurance; a Section 125 Flexible Spending Account option; matching retirement contributions; and a generous paid time-off plan.
Applicants should provide a resume, cover letter, writing sample, salary requirements, and contact information for at least two professional references. All applications are confidential. Please address applications to Peyton Cudaback, Director of Human Resources. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIRE is an equal opportunity employer.