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Title Compliance Specialist (Washington, DC)
Location Washington, DC
Job Information

The Compliance Specialist researches new and changing requirements for the filing of federal and state political financial disclosure reports. The Compliance Specialist drafts documentation and specifications for the programming team to update reports within Aristotle’s proprietary software products.

Job Function

•Participates in quality assurance testing
•Interfaces with state and federal election and campaign finance officials
•Provides technical guidance to staff and customers regarding compliance matters
•Creates and manages technical compliance documentation
•Works closely with programmers, support teams and customers to identify and resolve compliance questions

Job Requirements

•College degree
•Previous experience in election/finance compliance operations
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Ability to work in a deadline driven environment
•Extreme attention to detail
•Any programming experience is a plus

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Title Quality Control Specialist
Job Function

The QA Analyst/Specialist measures and validates software quality via use of industry standard testing tools and methodologies. The QA Analyst identifies and documents program defects; researches root causes, and ensure fixes are made.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree plus 1-3 years of experience in computers and/or applications development and testing coursework or equivalent.
One to three years of quality assurance and testing experience within a system/networking development environment
Prior knowledge and experience with HP QTP for defining and running automated tests of web applications.
Experience with development and maintenance of Internet applications;
Understanding of QA principles and the software development lifecycle;
Experience with preparation of formal test plans, test cases and bug reporting (using an automated bug tracking system);
Demonstrated proficiency with Windows, MS SQL, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, as well as Excel, Access and other databases.
Analysis and problem solving skills;
Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment and initiative on a day-to-day basis and to initiate and successfully manage testing cycles requiring cooperation among diverse groups;
Demonstrated ability to communicate well with others on technical subjects in both written and oral form;
Experience with the US political system and CMS, fundraising or voter contact systems strongly preferred;
Campaign, Grassroots or PAC experience is a plus.

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Title PAC Outsourcing Account Manager
Location Washington, DC
Job Function

Perform day-to-day activities required to manage our client’s PACs, including issuing checks, importing receipts, data entry, merging letters, working with excel spreadsheets, creating compliance reports, and performing research. Provide outstanding customer service, establish positive relationships with clients and continuously meet their expectations for PAC outsourcing needs. Takes initiative in fulfilling assignments in deadline driven environment, actively seeks ways to accomplish tasks, and is proactive.

Job Requirements

1-2 years of professional experience in accounting, political finance, and/or disclosure filing, recent college graduates with equivalent
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Knowledge and understanding of FEC/State disclosure and compliance issues preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding customer service skills

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Title Marketing Coordinator
Location Washington, DC
Job Information

The marketing coordinator will assist the marketing team with various tasks such as collateral development and inventory, sales programs, product branding, event planning, social media, public relations, website management and advertising. Candidates should be able to multitask, have strong communication skills and business knowledge.

Job Function

Manages Google AdWords and AdSense, reporting success on a monthly basis
Manages and analyzes social media efforts, company-wide
Keeps promotional materials ready by coordinating requirements with graphics department; inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
Supports sales staff by providing sales data, market trends, forecasts, account analyses, new product information; relaying customer services requests.
Researches competitive products by identifying and evaluating product characteristics, market share, pricing, and advertising; maintaining research databases.
Plans meetings and trade shows by identifying, assembling, and coordinating requirements; establishing contacts; developing schedules and assignments; coordinating mailing lists.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications.
Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Assists with press tracking and outreach
Manages website updates and changes to ensure a high SEO score
Drafts and sends promotional emails
Compiles and builds upon email distribution lists

Job Requirements

Direct Marketing, Marketing Research, Coordination, Project Management, Social Media, Public Relations, Advertising, Planning

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Title Sales Representative (San Diego)
Location San Diego, CA
Position Type Full Time
Job Information

Aristotle International, Inc. is looking for a sales representative in its San Diego office. We provide web-based campaign management software that assists state and local political campaigns with fundraising, government reporting and voter outreach.

Job Function

Job duties include:
•handling inbound leads over a specific territory;
•outbound cold calls to businesses, campaigns and candidates;
•guiding potential clients through the sales process;
•performing detailed product demonstrations;
•assisting clients through the setup, import and training process;
•managing ongoing client concerns, such as adding or removing products.

Job Requirements

•possess an understanding of politics and the processes and requirements of political campaigns;
•work with campaigns and candidates from across the political spectrum;
•be proficient and versed in software and technology, particularly with the web and new media;
•demonstrated experience with solution or consultative sales.

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Title Account Manager (Washington, DC)
Location Washington, DC
Position Type Full Time
Job Information

General Description: The Account Manager will serve as the point of contact and relationship manager for our clients. The incumbent will oversee all activities associated with the client and will be responsible for ensuring that client projects are delivered on time and within budget. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing client expectations, communicating project status, increasing customer satisfaction, ensuring customer retention, engaging in proactive communication, identifying and pursuing up sell opportunities, and resolving product/business issues experienced by the clients.

Job Function

• Serve as primary point of contact and overall relationship manager for assigned customers.
• Measure and monitor ongoing customer satisfaction and identify and deliver programs to increase satisfaction when necessary.
• Provide strategic guidance to customers on the implementation of their Political Action Committee (PAC) programs.
• Create presentations, fundraising campaign emails, or web content for clients as needed.
• Serve as the project manager for the setup and launch of the client’s software suite.
• Train clients on the proper use of the software to meet their PAC program goals and objectives.
• Serve as the liaison between the customer and the internal technical teams and translate general business requirements into high level technical specifications.
• Document custom technical product requirements originating from clients and test those custom features once deployed by the development team.
• Identify and pursue upsell opportunities.
• Attend events and conferences as a representative of the company and the department.

Job Requirements

• BA/BS in political science, communications, business, international affairs or related field.
• 2-5 years of relevant work experience
• Proven track record in the area of customer relationship management.
• Professional and interpersonal skills required to develop and foster positive relationships.
• Project management proficiency.
• Technical proficiency in the areas of web based applications.
• Basic HTML knowledge.
• Outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written).
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
• Strong problem solving skills.
• Ability to research issues quickly and thoroughly and develop succinct messaging based on research.
• Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, as well as a part of a team.
• Proficiency in Microsoft software suite and tools.
• General knowledge of the legislative process and interest in politics.

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Title Client Support Analyst (San Diego)
Location San Diego, CA
Job Information

A Technical Support Representative provides phone and e-mail support for issues pertaining to Aristotle software and data products. Moreover, they serve as a front line support professional helping candidate committees, state parties, political action committees and voter data users troubleshoot and solve problems.

Job Function

•Troubleshoot, resolve and respond to client questions received via phone and e-mail
•Provide quality telephone and e-mail support with a high degree of customer service, technical expertise and timeliness
•Display teamwork with Senior Tech Support Representatives and other departments
•Maintain current knowledge of all product offerings and technical support procedures in order to provide accurate and timely information and solutions to customers
•Accurately document client information and detailed problem/issue description(s) as well as troubleshooting steps and resolutions
•Provide training on specific tasks in Aristotle applications
•Available to work extended and weekend hours as needed

Job Requirements

•Minimum two years software help desk experience
•BA/BS preferred
•Microsoft or similar computer-related certifications a plus
•Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server, FoxPro and SQL a plus
•Excellent troubleshooting, problem solving, judgment and communication a must
•Ability to present technical information to non-technical audiences a must

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Title .NET Web Application Developer (Washington, DC or Utah office)
Location Washington, DC
Position Type Full Time
Job Information

Design, build and test software solutions to new or existing systems in according to project plans and specifications. Incorporate and adhere to requirements defined by project and initiative plans, in alignment with company’s technology standards. Provide accurate and timely completion of technical development and support tasks in accordance with software development standards and methodologies.

Job Function

* Operate effectively in technical environment, including operating systems, technology platforms, hardware/support tools, and relevant methodologies, standards and best practices.
* Review and contribute to the definition of business and functional requirements
* Participate in generation of architectural solutions and technical specifications along with development planning and design reviews, including estimation of effort for design and development tasks
* Deliver accurately coded solutions from verbal and written specifications
* Correct bugs in code identified through self-testing and detected through QA and UAT testing, tracking resolutions appropriately
* Document work, including code comments, design documentation, screen and report layouts, data and process models, and other technical artifacts related to new development work

* Define and establish policy & procedures, guidelines, and technology standards; assess and refine aligned with future direction

* Act as an internal consultant and leader in developing others; may train and develop training

Provide Technical Application Support
* Acquire working knowledge and subject matter expertise in various applications and technology systems
* Assist Application Support and end users to identify and resolve issues with applications and technology systems, including providing technical support and options to ensure effective and efficient resolution of concerns
* Maintain and update documentation of existing systems as needed to ensure accurate content and issue identification for ongoing support

Advance IT Procedures and Methods
* Foster collaborative ongoing dialogue, communications, and results orientation among the department and across others areas within the organization
* Stay current with technology, best practices and industry trends. Provide feedback and related recommendations as applicable
* Participate in and contribute to process and procedure improvements in support of overall role, department, and organization strategies and objectives
* Share important and relevant technical concepts and practices with other team members

Job Requirements

* BS degree in computer science or related discipline plus 2 years of experience (or) MS degree in computer science or related discipline plus 1 year experience.
* Strong background and expertise in the current version of the Microsoft .NET framework and associated development tools and methods required, including Visual Studio 2008/2010, C#, ASP.NET and SQL or other relational database. Experience with AJAX and JQuery required. Experience with LINQ, JSON, WCF and T4 preferred.
* Solid experience and skills designing and implementing object-oriented software solutions with an emphasis on industry best practices and design patterns, and/or expertise in designing and implementing solutions.
* Strong analytical and decision-making ability. Ability to see the big picture and develop long-range strategies while attending to details.
* Strong interpersonal, team building, and teamwork skills.
* Ability to use Microsoft Office products, including Excel, Project, Visio and PowerPoint proficiently.
* Maintain confidentiality of sensitive organization topics and issues.
* Willingness and ability to become familiar with organization programs, products and services
* Commitment to his/her own professional development
* Strong work ethic

REQUIRED:
* Broad technical knowledge, skills & experience
* Ability to consistently apply processes and policy and/or exercise discretion
* Remain current with systems/technology. Sound forward thinking; anticipates and assists in driving change in planned direction
* Able to effectively apply and work with formal SDLC methods within an enterprise environment
* Act as an internal consultant and leader in developing others; may train and develop training

DESIRED:
* Ability to convey broad business perspective. Can build a sound business case, convincingly and accurately portrays the view of the client, and can guide consensus building/decision-making
* General working knowledge of high-level systems architecture, platform and enabling technologies.
* Identify, specify and drive improvements to procedures and methods, including SDLC within an enterprise environment.
* Experience working in an enterprise-level environment and with formal SDLC methods and procedures.
* Familiarity with installation, administration and maintenance of development environments and use of development and administrative tools including Subversion, nUnit and nAnt.
* Consistently achieve planned business results.
* Proactive leadership and development of subject matter acumen to help drive results in needed direction

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Title Account Manager, Grassroots (Washington, DC)
Location Washington, DC
Position Type Full Time
Job Information

General Description: The Account Manager, Grassroots will serve as the primary point of contact and the overall relationship manager for a number of grassroots technology and website services clients. The incumbent will oversee all post-sale activities associated with the client and will be responsible for ensuring that client projects are delivered on time and within budget. The incumbent will also be responsible for managing client expectations, communicating project status information, increasing customer satisfaction, ensuring customer retention, engaging in proactive communication, identifying and pursuing up sell opportunities, and resolving product/business issues experienced by the clients.

Job Function

Duties & Responsibilities:
•Serve as the primary point of contact and overall relationship manager for assigned customers.
•Measure and monitor ongoing customer satisfaction and identify and deliver programs to increase satisfaction when necessary.
•Provide strategic guidance to customers on the implementation of their grassroots programs.
•Counsel clients on grassroots best practices for achieving legislative, membership and/or communications goals.
•Write newsletters, calls to action, or web content for clients as needed.
•Serve as the project manager for the setup and launch of the client’s grassroots software suite.
•Train clients on the proper use of the grassroots software to meet their program goals and objectives.
•Serve as the liaison between the customer and the internal technical teams and translate general business requirements into high level technical specifications.
•Document custom technical product requirements originating from clients and test those custom features once deployed by the development team.
•Identify and pursue upsell opportunities.
•Attend events and conferences as a representative of the company and the department.

Job Requirements

Required:
•BA/BS in political science, communications, business, international affairs or related field.
•2-5 years of relevant work experience
•Proven track record in the area of customer relationship management.
•Professional and interpersonal skills required to develop and foster positive relationships.
•Project management proficiency.
•Technical proficiency in the areas of web based applications.
•Basic HTML knowledge.
•Outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written).
•Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
•Strong problem solving skills.
•Ability to research issues quickly and thoroughly and develop succinct messaging based on research.
•Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, as well as a part of a team.
•Proficiency in Microsoft software suite and tools.
•General knowledge of the legislative process and interest in politics.

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Title Web & Graphics Designer (Washington, DC)
Job Information

Work closely with the Product development group to create a suite of cutting edge political software products for mobile and the web. Develop UI on new products, existing products and new features of existing software. Work with the Marketing Department to create web ads, marketing emails, websites, and other marketing collateral.

A successful candidate will be able to turn around high-level design work in a fast-paced environment and must be able to interact directly with clients in order to discuss design ideas and requirements for mobile deployment and websites. You will be expected to design creative web site mockups and have the ability to produce usable HTML/CSS/images for our development teams. You must be able to implement components including RSS feeds, embedded video, slideshows, and elements from the client’s primary website, but can include others as well.

Job Requirements

•3 years of experience.
•An impressive design portfolio.
•UI design experience (Software or App Design)
•Strong written and verbal communication skills
•The ability to build websites accessible from mobile and desktop browsers (Chrome, IE 7-10, FF, Safari, iOS, Android).
•Experience creating HTML pages and emails that render properly in a wide array of web and email clients.
•Working in a PC or MAC environment with Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDraw, Dreamweaver, HTML5, CSS, Word Press, JavaScript.
•Experience working with Word Press, WP template design and multi-site administration.
•Work on-site at the Aristotle DC offices on Capitol Hill

A PLUS BUT NOT REQUIRED:
•An understanding of the fundamentals of search engine optimization.
•SharePoint Site Design and Content Authoring
•Copywriting experience
•Ad Words experience
•Freelance experience
•Ad design experience

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