Employment Opportunities


ScienceSaves Campaign Manager

The Center for Inquiry is launching a new campaign and we’re looking for a highly qualified, driven, and experienced person to run it.

The Center for Inquiry
The Center for Inquiry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting reason, science, and secular values, including the rights of atheists, the separation of church and state, and the end of pseudoscience. The ScienceSaves campaign is a new initiative designed to get the public and thought leaders to understand the essential and valuable role science plays in modern life and to understand the serious and demonstrable harm caused by the denial or rejection of science. The express mission of ScienceSaves is “to champion the life-saving value of science and scientific thinking.”

The campaign is envisioned as a multi-pronged effort, bringing public relations, marketing, and advertising to bear to shift public attitudes, as well as a coalition-building enterprise to enlist a range of allied organizations and individuals to support the underlying thesis. 

Job Description
The Campaign Manager will be responsible for developing clear strategies and creative tactics to reach the goal of building the campaign into an impactful, sustainable, and national enterprise. With the support of a team of vendors specifically enlisted to assist the campaign, the Campaign Manager will oversee and help execute all elements of the campaign including public relations, marketing, and grassroots organizing.  In addition, personnel within CFI’s communications, marketing, digital product development and analytics, graphic design, development, accounting, legal, and outreach departments will be available on a limited basis to assist the campaign. The Campaign Manager will report to CFI’s Director of Communications.

Pay & Benefits
Full-time, exempt position with a nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, sick leave, holidays, and vacation. Employees may qualify for student loan relief under the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Responsibilities
Campaign Strategy

  • Develop and execute strategies and tactics for a nationwide ScienceSaves campaign through:
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Coalition-Building
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Media Coverage
  • Endorsements
  • Message Development

Public Relations/Marketing/Advertising

  • Develop a marketing communications plan including strategy, goals, budget, and tactics.
  • Develop media relations strategy, seeking attention-grabbing placements in print, broadcast, and in particular online media to build campaign name recognition and increase public support for science.
  • Coordinate content to engage audiences across traditional and new media.
  • Monitor, analyze, and communicate public relations/marketing/advertising results on a regular basis using data-driven metrics.
  • Build relationships with influencers thought, and opinion leaders to grow awareness and support

Coalition Building

  • Identify, reach out, and work with organizational and individual partners who can collaborate with the campaign and help the campaign reach measurable goals

Vendor Recruitment and Development

  • Engage public relations firms, marketing, and advertising firms
  • Partner with vendors to address needs and intensively supervise output and outcomes

Qualifications

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience coordinating and supervising all components of national issue or candidate campaigns
  • Track record of campaign leadership, excellent judgment, and strategic thinking
  • Goal-driven and results-oriented with the ability to work collaboratively and establish positive relationships with the full spectrum of stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and analytical skills
  • Metrics-driven with a significant focus on data analysis 
  • Ability to manage a demanding schedule and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to supervise multiple vendor relationships 
  • Proven ability to run digital marketing and advertising campaigns

Locations
CFI maintains offices in Amherst, NY, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, CA. This position may work out of any of these office locations or fully remotely.

Application Process
Please formally apply online at: https://thegriffinpartnership.applytojob.com/apply/SsqlXvbUdI/Campaign-Manager Position open until filled. CFI encourages those currently in election-related jobs to apply. Timing for hire may be adjusted to accommodate this election cycle.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The Center for Inquiry is an equal employment opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. People of color, women, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you need assistance or accommodations to complete this application, please contact Sybil R. Griffin at 313 549-5925 or sgriffin@thegriffinpartnership.com


Accounting/Human Resources Manager

Full-Time Salaried Position

Location: Center for Inquiry headquarters in Amherst, NY (near Buffalo)
No telecommuting

The Accounting/Human Resources Manager is a management position with the Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit organization that promotes reason, science, and secularism. The Accounting/Human Resources Manager reports to the Chief Financial Officer. Demonstrated accounting experience and skills are an essential requirement.

Duties Include:
ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS DUTIES

  • Manage Business Office procedures; implementing new and existing procedures with the business staff. Coordinate procedures with other managers for better accuracy, ease, or new methods.
  • Supervise, train, and manage business staff.
  • Manage organizational cashflow and forecasting.
  • Coordinate all banking processes, liaise with bank representatives.
  • Manage all aspects of the day-to-day accounting activity including, but not limited to, financial postings, income processing, fund transfers, wire transfers, and monthly account balancing. Familiarity with Sage 100 a plus.
  • Compile payables: Computer entering of invoices, G/L posting of payables, check writing as well as automatic debit payments, wire transfer and online payments.
  • Manage subcontractor and vendor management, payment, and recordkeeping. Process year-end 1099s.
  • Coordinate the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors, and prepare 990F schedule for government reporting of International grants sent during the year.
  • Track donations and budget allotments for all programs.
  • Manage grants and reporting.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices.
  • Produce reports as required.
  • Manage conference and meeting logistics.
  • Perform other duties as required.

HR DUTIES

  • Manage recruiting and staffing.
  • Implement and oversee performance management process; maintain personnel records.
  • Oversee compliance with employment laws.
  • Act as ombudsman for employee internal issues.
  • Manage employee onboarding and orientation.
  • Manage and supervise online training in accordance with company policy.
  • Manage compensation and benefits administration, including managing payroll system, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, retirement account, health, and dental insurance benefits plus.
  • Process and G/L post bi-weekly payroll for all employees; Paylocity system experience a plus.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Educational Requirements:

Graduate of accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business, or a closely related field.

Essential Requirements:
At least five years of accounting experience
Knowledge of FASB requirements and GAAP statements
General knowledge of labor law and HR best practices
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
Commitment to CFI’s mission

Preferred Requirements:
Human Resources experience

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, retirement plan contributions, paid vacation, holidays and sick time, among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
The Center for Inquiry is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to diversity. Members of minority groups and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter outlining why you would like to work for the Center for Inquiry to Pat Beauchamp at careers@centerforinquiry.org.