After leaving the White House, I was committed to continuing the legacy of progress that I became a part of. I chose to join RALLY to continue advocating for the greater good.”
The one thing we all have in common is our unafraid and unapologetic desire to change the way things are, to the way things should be. Which explains why we have so many Libras on staff.
“RALLY was my first job out of college and I was lucky enough to find myself at a firm that valued my voice and perspective that invested in my success and that gave me every opportunity to succeed.”
RALLY’ers go the extra mile. One of us, not saying who, drove all the way to Canada just to see the Spice Girls.
Our work is personal. We care about the issues we work on so much that many of us have uprooted our lives for various causes and campaigns over the years.
Los Angeles Read More
RALLY is seeking an enthusiastic, talented and experienced HR manager and office professional who is interested in further developing and deepening the culture of our firm.
As imagined, this role is broadly defined to include coordinating the development of our talent pipeline; facilitating our on-boarding, mentorship, and employee review process; organizing RALLY’s employee professional development program (including company retreats, monthly educational seminars, curating interesting reading specific to our industry, etc.); and playing a significant role in ensuring RALLY remains a vibrant and wonderful place to work. Additionally, we would like this individual to assist with, and often lead aspects of, the management and functioning of our three offices (Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco). This role reports to RALLY’s President.
Recruiting and Talent Pipeline
- Develop and Execute Recruiting Plans
- Lead the creation of a recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position;
- Keep job descriptions up to date;
- Help efficiently and effectively fill open positions;
- Look for way to improve the company website recruiting page to assist in recruiting;
- Research new ways of using the Internet for recruitment;
- Use social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates;
- Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting;
- Post positions to appropriate locations;
- Conduct regular follow-up with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation;
- Create pipeline of qualified candidates in advance of need;
- Implement and Coordinate College Recruiting and Internship/Fellowship Initiatives
- Assist in leading RALLY’s paid internship/fellowship program, including helping to secure appropriate candidates from local educational institutions and other sources;
- Develop working relationships within college career centers or with specific departments to aid in recruiting;
- Schedule presentations at colleges and student group meetings, and increase college awareness of the company before and after career fairs, as needed.
Administrative Duties and Record Keeping
- Screen ALL applications to evaluate if candidates meet basic position requirements;
- Arrange phone and onsite interviews;
- Assist in performing reference and background checks for potential employees;
- Assist in writing and forwarding rejection letters;
- Assist in preparing and sending offer packages;
- Assist in preparing and sending new employee orientation packages;
- Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data in a tailored tracking system;
- Lead new employee orientation and on-boarding;
- Serve as HR and payroll liaison to our operations team, responsibilities include new hire set-up and paperwork, address changes, vacation tracking, and time sheet processing.
Culture and Professional Development
- Help shape RALLY culture
- Coordinate the programming of RALLY’s annual retreat, holiday party, and other social events, including birthday celebrations, etc.
- Drive RALLY employee growth
- Support with staff development, including managing the operations of the review process and internal learning programs;
- Propose refinements to the evaluation and mentorship process and manage the latter;
- Serve as an initial point of contact for employee relations and disciplinary matters and escalate these issues when necessary;
- Help ensure consistency in addressing HR issues.
- Assist in developing RALLY’s way of working
- Be a partner in thinking about how RALLY does what it does.
Office Management Responsibilities
- Manage the offices’ operations such as subscription renewals, office equipment, IT, and accounting processing;
- Assist with keeping our offices looking professional and motivating;
- Serve as point of contact for fellows and interns.
This individual must be deeply interested in helping to build a thriving, principled, quick-paced business by playing an important role in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of the people it takes to run such a business. The ideal candidate will be effective working both independently and as a team member, creative and bold, and eager professional. In addition, the successful candidate must have:
- Previous experience working in an HR/culture position;
- Effective oral and written communication skills;
- Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills;
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
- Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work;
- Excellent organizational skills;
- Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner;
- An energetic, self-starting, and resourceful approach and a problem-solving attitude with a knack for getting things moving and keeping them on track;
- Keen eye for detail, with the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities;
- Commitment to diversity;
- Constant professionalism and strong judgment;
- Proven candidate sourcing and relationship building skills a plus;
- Competitive with benefits
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle Read More
The Account Associate is a junior-level position responsible for providing support to RALLY mid- and senior-level team members in the strategic development and implementation of client projects.
Associates are fully integrated on account teams and are expected to think creatively and independently and take ownership of assigned projects. Primary responsibilities include: research, writing, pitching stories to reporters, social media and administrative tasks. Because we are a small firm, Associates are also exposed to a wide variety of tasks and issue areas beyond their primary responsibilities.
- Performing fundamental public relations tasks, such as developing and editing high quality media materials (e.g., press releases, briefing memos, media advisories, pitch sheets) and pitching and placing stories by and about clients in print, online and broadcast outlets
- Organizing and staffing events, desk-side briefings, and other out-of-office client functions
- Monitoring trends and changes in news media, social media, and in the political and nonprofit landscapes
- Conducting research, with the ability to distill key points and offer strategic insights on the information gathered
- Contributing at least one new business idea per quarter
- Managing and executing multiple, detailed tasks and projects for assigned client accounts
Staff Development/Firm Management
- Attending regular staff meetings and team meetings and providing input and feedback on business improvement, including client service, staff development, and office procedures
- Pursuing professional development plan developed in collaboration with supervisor
- Executing administrative responsibilities as assigned
- 2-3 years of experience in public interest advocacy, public relations, or demonstrated equivalent experience, with preference for communications experience at a firm/agency, foundation/association, or in a campaign
- Strong written and verbal communications skills and proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities
- Strong understanding of public relations concepts and tactics, including drafting press releases, building press lists, pitching, and engaging with reporters
- Experience with campaigns using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format, with varying levels of company staff, clients, vendors and media
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and working knowledge of web-based tools and platforms
- Ability to manage project workflow, juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
- Innovative and solutions oriented – demonstrated resourcefulness, optimism, and flexibility in approach to project assignments
- Highly organized and detail-oriented
- Intellectual curiosity and sense of humor
- Team player with the ability to step into leadership roles
- Competitive with benefits
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle Read More
The application period for Spring 2018 has closed for Los Angeles and Seattle. The application period for Spring 2018 in San Francisco has been extended until November 15. Applications for Summer 2018 are due by March 1.
The RALLY Fellows Program is a competitive, full-time, 12-16 week program during which fellows are exposed to a wide-range of consulting work in the fields of strategic communications, campaigns, public affairs, public policy, and media strategy. Fellows have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the creative process and final work product in our fast-paced and team-oriented setting. Fellows are matched with an experienced mentor with whom they work one-on-one to set goals for and get the most out of the fellowship. As full-time members of the RALLY team, fellows have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific set of RALLY clients’ campaigns. This fellowship provides a bi-weekly stipend.
We seek motivated self-starters with experience or demonstrated interest in strategic communications, public policy, or advocacy. Recent college graduates or graduate students preferred. The fellowship program is not open to current undergraduate students, except for those who will graduate before the fellowship begins. Candidates must have excellent writing, research, and analytical skills, strong attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and the ability to balance multiple projects at once. Candidates must also have a demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with creating and managing organizational social media accounts on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter is preferred. Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Suite software is a plus.
- Assist senior staff in the full spectrum of strategic campaign planning
- Research and write memos on topics ranging from education and healthcare policy to opportunities for new business and new campaign tools
- Draft press releases, media advisories, op-eds, blog posts, and social media content
- Plan and assist with the execution of media events
- Participate in client calls and team meetings
- Track the latest news on a given topic and compile media clips
- Perform administrative tasks when necessary
Please submit your application for the spring session (January-April) by November 1; for the summer session (May-August) by March 1; and for the fall session (September-December) by July 1. Start and end dates for each session are flexible, depending on fellows’ school calendars and availability.