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Director of Advocacy Responsibilities: Articulate and provide strong progressive analysis and leadership on civil rights issues. Communicate progressive vision to members, supporters and others in the community through public engagement, media, and community education. Represent with diverse local, regional and national stakeholders that include partner organizations, the general public and the media, and elected and government officials. Work with Executive Director and Director of Programs to spearhead development, implementation, and evaluation of external communications designed to increase the impact of advocacy. Work with program staff and others to develop and manage dynamic content for website, e-communications, blog and social media. Develop and implement a strategic policy agenda for established issue priorities. Partner with other programs to identify and integrate legislative, community education, and communications strategies Prepare policy analyses, reports, and recommendations within established priority issue areas. Build and nurture effective multi-organizational coalitions and alliances at the local and statewide level on priority issues and campaigns. Lead the development and management of effective working relationships with key public officials at the local, state and federal levels. Coordinate statewide policy efforts in conjunction with staff and partnerships. Fundraising Work with the Executive Director and development team to implement fundraising strategies for policy initiatives. Participate in developing and maintaining relationships with local foundations, major donors, members, corporations, government agencies and other supporters. Help develop, draft and review institutional proposals and reports.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Graduate degree in law, public policy or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience and education. Experience and cultural competence in working with low-income API communities in a social justice context. Thorough understanding and ability to perform complex analysis on issues impacting API communities. Proven track record of managing external relations including community coalitions/alliances. Strong writing and communications skills. Ability to work as part of a dynamic team, develop effective working relationships, share leadership, and build consensus. Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekend.
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