We’re Hiring: LWVGO Offering 1 Paid Internship

Please note: Submissions for this position are now closed. LWVGO is considering applications and will be in touch with candidates.

We’re looking for an administrative intern for 20 hours per week at $15 per hour. Read more about the position and how to apply below.

About the Position

LWVGO Purpose: The League of Women Voters of Omaha, a non-partisan organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Accountability:  This position reports directly to the Vice President of the League of Women Voters Greater Omaha. This administrative position is the only paid staff person for LWVGO and requires a great deal of self-motivation and accountability.

Hours: 20 hours per week primarily Mon-Fri/regular schedule flexible/TBD. Salary range: $15 per hour/no benefits. Responsibilities to begin immediately and ending in December, 2019—with chance of extension.

Job Location: The League office is located in the AIM building at 1905 Harney Street. This position’s work location can be flexible, but at least 10 hours a week must be spent in the office during pre-scheduled hours.

Essential Responsibilities

This position will assist the League Directors with their various duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to the following:

  • Assist with general office duties, including correspondence, filing, responding to phone calls and emails
  • Assist with the preparation of materials for promotion, board meetings, presentations
  • Attend events and speak on behalf of the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha
  • Attend board meetings and perform secretarial duties when required
  • Assist with preparation and distribution of the League materials
  • Help organize diversity and recruitment efforts
  • Utilize technology for organization, communication, website maintenance, and resource utilization
  • Assist with grant administration and follow-up reports
  • Assist with membership and fundraising initiatives
  • Assist with clerical and support services for ongoing and adopted projects
  • Track and manage voter services requests and data
  • Coordinate our collaborative and partnership efforts
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Clearances

  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to operate proficiently a personal computer, windows office, fax machine, printer, projectors, and copier
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software, including Microsoft Excel, Word & Publisher. Knowledge of software such as Adobe applications desirable
  • Passion for voting rights and civic engagement

About the League

  • The LWVGO serves the Omaha metropolitan area. The League is non-partisan and its members are of all genders. The LWVGO does not endorse political candidates. We do not label ourselves as liberal or conservative. We do not strictly side with Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, or any political party.
  • The League is political, and although the LWVGO does not endorse political candidates, we do take a stand on issues that arise in the political arena that affect us all. The organization as a whole supports or opposes laws. The deciding factors in deciding to oppose or support laws is directly influenced by whether or not the implementation of specific laws will hurt or help the communities we live in. The LWVGO follows the policies and programs set forth by the national League of Women Voters. If there is no specific policy or program on a given issue, we initiate a study. Only after this study has been completed, do we support or oppose an issue.
  • The LWVGO’s largest focus is to educate those in the community on how government works and how we can all be involved in it. We offer voter information on our website to make it as easy as possible to understand who is eligible to vote, how they can register to vote. We also pride ourselves on our ability to provide the community with un-biased information on candidates; what they stand for and against. We do this so that voters are informed and ready to vote on Election Day. League members and volunteers are also trained and equipped to speak on a number of topics.
  • The League’s ultimate goal is to see democracy in action! The LWVGO wants everyone to be informed and know how to take part in the democratic process. We aim to increase voter participation, educate citizens on the voting process, and see those around us actively taking part in government. Our ultimate goal is to see individuals around us standing up for what they believe in and taking action in the political arena by voting and advocating for what they feel strongly about.

During the tenure of this position, anyone accepting this job cannot be affiliated with any candidate campaigns, or political issues other than those issues that are formally endorsed with a position by the LWVGO.  

How to Apply

To apply, or for more information, please email cover letter and resume to:

Rebecca Langle, Vice President
League of Women Voters Greater Omaha
vicepresident@lwvgo.org

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