Job Details

Director Of Policy

Company name

The Fortune Society

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Non-practicing Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 17,2018

Posted on

Aug 09,2018

Years of Experience

2-4 yrs required


Long Island City, NY
Practice Area
Criminal Law >> Criminal Law
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
Health Care >> Health Care
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Director of Policy Duties: Monitor and analyze policy issues and related developments around a portfolio of policy and legal issues; Prepare written materials for a wide range of audiences and purposes, including policy analyses, testimony, minutes of key meetings, funder reports, conference proposals, presentations, model policies, etc.; Help to staff key initiatives such as replication of Fortune’s housing model; Represent Fortune at advocacy and outreach activities (such as: press conferences, rallies, coalition meetings, and community education events) with relevant government agencies, key coalition partners, and other organizations Manage and participate in research on existing legal policing policies and national best practices related to criminal and social justice reform on the city, state, and federal levels to help determine and advance a yearly advocacy strategy; Provide support to the Development Team regarding generating ideas for crafting DRCPP grant proposals and reports; Create a timeline and execute hosting internal advocacy/policy trainings, community education activities, and advocacy events that bring together diverse audiences to advance our mission and priority issues for DRCPP, and Utilize innovative approaches to engage clients and staff in daily workload, and Perform other job-related duties as needed. Provide supervision to full-time and/or part-time staff, and volunteers/fellows/interns as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Master’s and/or Juris Doctor degree valued (preferably in law, criminal justice, social work, human services, public health, or related field); equivalent, transferrable life/professional experience accepted; Must possess excellent research, writing, communication, analytic, and public speaking abilities; 2-4 years relevant management work experience (in a non-profit, social service, advocacy or academic setting); Committed to criminal justice reform, systems change work, and social justice; Self-motivated, highly organized, critical-thinker, with excellent personnel and project management skills; Ability to take complex issues and concepts from vision to implementation leveraging Fortune’s resources and external partnerships Demonstrated ability to translate research into compelling and persuasive, issue-oriented information and educational materials. Relevant personal experience is a plus.

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Hiring Coordinator
The Fortune Society
29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101

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