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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileState Director Responsibilities: Program development: Evaluate the research on the issue, create viable policy solutions, and propose the right political strategy and messaging. Advocacy: Take policies directly to key decision-makers in regulatory agencies, statehouses, the administration, Congress or wherever important decisions are being made. Campaign strategy: Assess opportunities for building political support for agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media coverage, and message development. Media outreach: Serve as a chief spokesperson for campaigns at media events, editorial board meetings, and in press releases. Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with major donors. Work with citizen outreach staff to build and develop membership base. Staff recruitment and development: Recruit new staff and volunteers. Oversee program staff to develop and implement work plans; provide training and leadership development opportunities.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Advanced degrees like a JD or a master’s degree are preferred. 3+ years of relevant professional experience. Experience with related policy issues and how the Legislature works preferred. A demonstrated commitment to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership. Excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work.