Now Hiring: Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)

Now Hiring: ELGL Project Assistant

An immediate opportunity has arisen for a Project Assistant to join the staff of the Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

 Key responsibilities of the Project Assistant job will include:

* Assisting with ELGL application for nonprofit status

* Communicating results of 2011 Member Survey

* Enhancing ELGL’s online presence through blog and social media outlets

* Coordinating ELGL monthly meetings

 The ideal Project Assistant will possess the following attributes/skills:

* Must have a pro-active approach to work

* Strong aptitude in social media

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Fantastic problem solver who can execute any task

* Must be adaptable

The position will be paid a small stipend and free lunches at ELGL meetings.  The position will receive full recognition amongst the ELGL membership for the work contributions, with the goal of providing quality networking opportunities for the intern with the ELGL membership.  The intern could work from home, school, or other area location with internet access.

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to by Friday, January 13.

About ELGL

THE mission of the Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network is to enhance communication between emerging and experienced government professionals; provide for professional advancement in the field by identifying employment opportunities and through targeted training and education; and support the advancement of professional local government management.

The Emerging Local Government Leaders (ELGL) group is a growing network of local government professionals who meet regularly to discuss topics of interest; share knowledge and information; and support one another in their career aspirations in public service. ELGL is comprised of more than 220 local government professionals, in the early to middle stages of their government careers, from city managers to management analysts. Over sixty governmental entities are represented, including graduate students from Portland State University, Washington State University, and Willamette University. The overarching goal of the group is to address the issue of mentoring the next generation of local government leaders. An active listserv, monthly luncheons, and our website are some of the communication tools our network utilizes.

For more information on ELGL, you can visit, ELGL Facebook, Twitter (@OregonELGL), Google+ (ELGL Oregon) or ELGL LinkedIn.