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Location:
Saint Paul, MN
Salary:
57,500
Posted:
December 20, 2019

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CHRIS NIKOLIC

763-***-**** – ada32w@r.postjobfree.com

**** ********** **, ***** ****, MN, 55117

EDUCATION

May 2017 University of Saint Thomas Minneapolis, MN

M.A., Public Policy and Leadership

May 2014 Saint John’s University Collegeville, MN

B.A., Political Science and Economics

EXPERIENCE

POLICY INNOVATORS IN EDUCATION “PIE” NETWORK

Associate, Research and Advancement – April 2017 – Present

Associate, Programs – September 2016 – March 2017

DEVELOPMENT, STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS, EVALUATION

Raised over $4 million in philanthropic funding to support the growth of the Network with the common mission of helping all children achieve a future without limits.

Helped manage first-ever event sponsorship initiative—totaling over $150,000 since inception.

Increased staff and board engagement in development programming to leverage expertise on pitches and encourage scouting of funding opportunities.

Evaluated the organization’s impact through an updated data and metrics collection process, including the creation of new measurement tools and implementation of a new CRM platform.

SERVICE, COMMUNICATIONS

Delivered high-quality learning and engagement experiences to convene candid conversations necessary to drive innovation, improvement, and impact.

Curated and shared digital resources to help advocates build campaigns, shape legislation, and craft policy reports.

PUBLIC POLICY, POLICY ANALYSIS, RESEARCH

Lead research on K-12 education reform organizations, data, policy, news and issue areas to support member organizations.

Lead creation of a playbook highlighting the importance of coalition-building in advocacy.

CHIEF CLERK’S OFFICE-MINNESOTA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Administrative Aide – March 2016 – May 2016

Disseminated information to legislators, staff, and the general public relevant to the legislative process.

Tracked and documented legislative action in House Chamber to help with the daily calendar and Journal of the House.

OTHER ACTIVITIES & SKILLS

Policy Fellow, Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network, 2016

Campaign experience in 2012, 2014, and 2016 elections

Extensive knowledge of the legislative process and public policy

Proficient in Microsoft Office, CRM databases, Google Analytics, and WordPress



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