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Legislative Assistant

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a national non-profit law reform organization, seeks a full-time Legislative Assistant to join the organization’s staff in downtown Chicago. The Legislative Assistant would provide administrative support to the ULC’s Legislative Program Director and team of four Legislative Counsel. Examples of tasks include scheduling conference calls, maintaining internal databases and spreadsheets, preparing documents and PowerPoint slides, writing press releases and social media posts, and formatting documents for distribution through the organization’s website.  The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have a strong attention to detail, excellent time management skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite

Preferred:

  • Previous legislative or governmental experience
  • Interest in state law, government, and politics
  • Experience using social media in a professional context
  • At least one year of experience working in an office environment
  • Commitment to public service

Salary: $46,000 annually.  The ULC offers a competitive benefits package, including health, disability, dental, and vision insurance, and a retirement plan with employer contribution.

The deadline for applications is Friday, September 20, 2019.  An equal opportunity employer, the ULC welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

Please send a cover letter and résumé to apply@uniformlaws.org and include “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.

About the ULC:

The ULC drafts nonpartisan, carefully considered, and well-crafted state legislation in areas of the law for which uniformity among states is desirable.  The ULC legislative staff works to enact uniform laws in the legislatures of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  All ULC drafting projects are open to the public and stakeholders are encouraged to provide input.  ULC acts include the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, and over a hundred other acts in areas including commercial law, family law, civil procedure, criminal justice, real property, trusts and estates, and business organizations.

Grant Writer

The Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a national non-profit law reform organization, seeks a part-time Grant Writer to join the organization’s staff in downtown Chicago. The Grant Writer will primarily be responsible for developing and writing grant proposals to grant-makers, and will persuasively communicate ULC’s mission, vision and legislative achievements to potential funders.

Responsibilities

  • Research and identify government, corporate and foundation grant funding opportunities for the purpose of developing additional funding resources
  • Write and submit funding proposals, grant applications, and reports to funders under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director
  • Coordinate all related information on the eligibility, application cycles, special stipulations, grant application deadlines, restrictions, grant submission processes, including the narrative review, budget development, packaging, presentation, and follow-ups to ensure compliance with funder guidelines
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with funder contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines
  • Develop procedures for consistent, effective grant application and administration methodology

Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills, and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form
  • Proven track record in conceptualizing, writing, administrating, and winning private and public sector grants
  • Expertise in use of online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information
  • Solid understanding of budgets as they relate to grant proposals
  • Knowledge of budgeting and reconciling financial data for grant recipients and funding sources
  • Ability to interpret grant contracts and agreements
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience

Desired qualifications:

  • Located in Chicago
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Government, Communications, or a related field
  • Previous legislative or government work experience
  • Commitment to public service

Salary: $75 - $100 per hour based on experience.

The deadline for applications is October 4, 2019. An equal opportunity employer, the ULC welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

Please send cover letter and résumé to apply@uniformlaws.org and include “Grant” in the subject line.

About the ULC:

The ULC drafts nonpartisan, carefully considered, and well-crafted state legislation in areas of the law for which uniformity among states is desirable. The ULC legislative staff works to enact uniform laws in the legislatures of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. All ULC drafting projects are open to the public and stakeholders are encouraged to provide input. ULC acts include the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, and over a hundred other acts in areas including commercial law, family law, civil procedure, criminal justice, real property, trust and estate law, and business organizations.