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Organization TypePublic Interest
Date Last Verified
Years of Experience
ProfileSenior Policy Advisor/ Counsel
Qualification and Experience
Preferred qualifications: JD Degree, MPA, MPP or other related graduate degree with 7+ years of policy or legal advocacy experience preferred; responsibilities will be adjusted based on experience.
Experience working in legislative advocacy government affairs or related to criminal justice reform preferred. Working knowledge of state and federal legislation and policies impacting pretrial detention and processes and experience with US or state agencies serving pretrial or justice-involved populations. Significant experience with legislative advocacy, coalition building, and issue advocacy working to dismantle mass incarceration, ideally related to decarceration, bail reform, and/or pretrial reform. Exceptional written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate well to a variety of stakeholders, including media, and the capacity to articulate legal concepts and complex policy issues to a variety of audiences. Demonstrated skill and comfort in identifying and building relationships with diverse audiences (e.g., community organizers, community members, local stakeholders, coalition partners, public officials). Strategic thinker with an ability to anticipate challenges and address roadblocks as they arise. Ability to meet quick deadlines, work with efficiency, and execute multiple tasks while responding to different priorities. Willingness to work in a collaborative, entrepreneurial, team-based environment and possess an innovative spirit, sense of humor, and ability to adapt to the change inherent in a growing organization.