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    Apply today by emailing a cover letter and your resume to jessica@vica.com. Please include in your cover letter why you want to join VICA and why you think you would be a good fit. In the subject line, please include the Position Title - Your Name.

  • Legislative Affairs Associate - Position Opening Legislative Affairs Associate - Position Opening

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    Job Description:The Legislative Affairs Associate will support the legislative affairs team advocating on issues impacting business at the local, state and federal levels. This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate to work in a fast-paced environment on a wide range of policy issues, with opportunities to learn, grow the role, and gain valuable networks and experience.

    Responsibilities and Expectations:

    • Track and research state bills, local agendas, local motions and ordinances, and other policy developments; maintain advocacy database; keep legislative team informed on issue development
    • Support legislative team with research and preparation of policy position papers, letters, op-eds, action alerts, press releases, talking points, and blog entries
    • Work with other staff writing and developing content for member communications and weekly newsletter
    • Maintain website content and advocacy action center
    • Prepare and post content for social media channels; track and engage with social media
    • Provide support before and during events including speaker invitations/management/registration
    • Proactively identify communication and advocacy opportunities that fit with VICA’s goals and strategy
    • Manage multiple projects and priorities; work with legislative team to prioritize workload
    • Develop a strong network with key members of city, county, regional, state and federal governmental staff
    • Engage with VICA members to understand their policy/issue priorities and how VICA can advocate for them

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in political science or communications
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and produce a large quantity of accurate, high-quality work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work well with VICA volunteers and staff at all levels
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet research.

    Highly Desirable:

    • Legislative or other government/policy experience
    • Proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator
    • Experience in project management, policy analysis and issue development
    • Communications/social media experience

    Salary and Hours: 40 hours/week, Competitive Hourly Pay $17-19 DOE, Excellent Benefits Package including: employer covers 100% of Medical/Dental/Vision premiums, Paid Vacation (Years 1-2: 10 days, Years 3-5: 15 days, etc.), 11 Paid Holidays, and 12 Paid Sick Days, Retirement Investment Plan with Employer Matching, Life Insurance 

    About VICA:  VICA is widely considered one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Southern California. With its knowledge of the legislative process and economic issues, VICA's access to public officials ensures that the San Fernando Valley's business perspective will be heard in the interest of improving our business climate and quality of life. With input and guidance from its members, VICA maintains a regular presence at all levels of government to effectively represent Valley businesses.  For more information, visit www.vica.com.

    Please submit resumes and cover letter to VICA Vice President Jessica Yasukochi at jessica@vica.com with subject line Legislative Affairs Associate – Your Name. Please include in your cover letter why you want to join VICA and why you think you would be a good fit.

    Membership & Development Manager - Position Opening Membership & Development Manager - Position Opening

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    Position: Membership & Development Manager

    Reports To: President/CEO and Vice President

    Come and join the San Fernando Valley's premier advocacy organization. VICA is the largest business organization in the valley and we have been serving the San Fernando Valley since 1949 - celebrating 70 years of service.

    Job Description: The Membership & Development Manager is an “at-will” salaried and commissioned sales position. The Membership Manager shall be responsible for recruiting new members, retention, selling sponsorships and advertising and developing a strong membership program and ambassador committee.

    Responsibilities and Expectations:

    • Selling new memberships ranging from $660 - $40,000 per year
    • Retention of members (both keeping those members that have already joined, as well as reselling to those that have dropped)
    • Maintaining excellence in customer service for increased member retention
    • Prospecting for new members by identifying and qualifying new leads
    • Conducting both field and telephone presentations to prospective new members
    • Coordinating the organization’s ambassador committee
    • Selling sponsorships, advertising packages to VICA events and publications
    • We are hoping that this person will take the lead in establishing and implementing a strategy for new member outreach and solicitation and current member retention. The strategy should be developed in collaboration with the Pres/VP and membership committee and presented to the Exec Committee as a recommendation.

    Required:

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently and produce a large quantity of accurate, high-quality work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to work well with VICA volunteers and staff at all levels
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet research

    Salary Range:
    The Membership & Development Manager shall receive an annual base salary of $46,000 yearly and commissions of up to 30%. An ambitious person could easily make between $70,000 - $100,000 with new member/sponsorships/renewals.

    Excellent Benefits Package including: employer covers 100% of Medical/Dental/Vision premiums, Paid Vacation (Years 1-2: 10 days, Years 3-5: 15 days, etc.), 11 Paid Holidays, and 12 Paid Sick Days, Retirement Investment Plan with Employer Matching, Life Insurance, Mileage and a small expense account for meetings with members.

    About VICA:
    VICA is widely considered one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Southern California. With its knowledge of the legislative process and economic issues, VICA's access to public officials ensures that the San Fernando Valley's business perspective will be heard in the interest of improving our business climate and quality of life. With input and guidance from its members, VICA maintains a regular presence at all levels of government to effectively represent Valley businesses. For more information, visit www.vica.com.

    Apply today by emailing a cover letter and your resume to jessica@vica.com . Please include in your cover letter why you want to join VICA and why you think you would be a good fit. In the subject line, please include Membership Manager Position.

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