Manager of State and Local Advocacy

Girls Incorporated

Posted: 10/23/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Advocacy/Lobbying

Primary domain: Youth Development

City: Washington

Postal code: 20005

State: Washington, DC

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$10M - $20M

Website:

www.girlsinc.org

Mission statement:

Girls Inc. is the national organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, through direct service and advocacy. Our 80 local affiliates in the U.S. and Canada serve girls ages 5-18, primarily through afterschool and summer programs. We target underserved communities; 61% of the girls we serve come from families earning less than $30,000 a year, and 77% identify as girls of color. Our comprehensive approach to whole girl development equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. We also advocate, with our girls, for policies and practices that will help break down barriers so that all girls and young women can learn and thrive, with a particular focus on the needs of girls from low-income communities and girls of color.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Overall Function: The Girls Inc. Public Policy Office seeks a full-time Manager, State and Local Advocacy to advance our advocacy work to improve girls’ rights and opportunities, with particular attention to supporting state and local efforts undertaken by Girls Inc. affiliates. The position will be based in D.C. and will report to the Director of Public Policy.

Job Responsibilities:  The Manager, State and Local Advocacy will be expected to:

     Develop a plan to expand Girls Inc. affiliate engagement in advocacy aligned with the Girls Inc. Network-Wide Policy and Advocacy Platform and support Girls Inc. affiliates in identifying opportunities to engage in advocacy at the state and local levels;

     Support Girls Inc. affiliates’ work on state and local advocacy projects, including by providing strategic advice and technical assistance to affiliate staff members and youth advocates;

     Conduct or arrange trainings to build advocacy capacity of the Girls Inc. network, including advocacy skills as well as substantive knowledge of policy issues affecting girls;

     Develop resources such as policy briefs, fact sheets, talking points, toolkits, and other materials for dissemination to Girls Inc. affiliates, policy makers, the media, partner organizations, and other advocates as appropriate;

     Conduct policy research and analysis as necessary to support advocacy initiatives;

     Collaborate with coalition partners as appropriate to further Girls Inc. legislative and policy priorities;

     Represent Girls Inc. at events and in meetings with congressional offices and administrative agencies as needed;

     Coordinate activities with staff on other teams, across the organization;

     Co-manage national youth advocacy program (Girls Inc. Teen Advocacy Council) and develop ideas for program expansion; and

     Carry out other duties as assigned by the Director of Public Policy.

Qualifications:  Girls Inc. seeks hard working, enthusiastic, and flexible individuals with a passion for the rights and advancement of girls and young women. Other qualifications include:

     Bachelor’s Degree;

     3-5-years of professional experience (in policy, government, or nonprofit work strongly preferred but not required);

     Experience in grassroots organizing, particularly assisting grassroots organizations (and/or youth advocates) in developing effective issue campaigns;

     Experience working with and representing diverse and multicultural populations;

     Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in women’s and girls’ issues preferred;

     Knowledge and/or strong interest in policymaking and legislative processes;

     Strong research, writing, and oral communication skills;

     Attention to detail;

     Ability to work under pressure and to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment;

     Ability to initiate projects, manage projects independently to meet deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once;

     Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team; and

     Commitment to Girls Inc. mission and goals, including advancing gender, racial, and economic justice.

Applicants also must possess a commitment to honor and support Girls Inc. Values, which are:

     Recognize and support the strength in every girl;

     Respect the dignity of each human being and demonstrate genuine care and concern for the well-being of others;

     Understand and appreciate diversity, embrace inclusiveness, and advance equity;

     Drive for results anchored in integrity and accountability; and

     Collaborate for Impact.

Qualifications:


Qualifications:  Girls Inc. seeks hard working, enthusiastic, and flexible individuals with a passion for the rights and advancement of girls and young women. Other qualifications include:

     Bachelor’s Degree;

     3-5-years of professional experience (in policy, government, or nonprofit work strongly preferred but not required);

     Experience in grassroots organizing, particularly assisting grassroots organizations (and/or youth advocates) in developing effective issue campaigns;

     Experience working with and representing diverse and multicultural populations;

     Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in women’s and girls’ issues preferred;

     Knowledge and/or strong interest in policymaking and legislative processes;

     Strong research, writing, and oral communication skills;

     Attention to detail;

     Ability to work under pressure and to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment;

     Ability to initiate projects, manage projects independently to meet deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once;

     Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work well on a team; and

     Commitment to Girls Inc. mission and goals, including advancing gender, racial, and economic justice.

Applicants also must possess a commitment to honor and support Girls Inc. Values, which are:

     Recognize and support the strength in every girl;

     Respect the dignity of each human being and demonstrate genuine care and concern for the well-being of others;

     Understand and appreciate diversity, embrace inclusiveness, and advance equity;

     Drive for results anchored in integrity and accountability; and

     Collaborate for Impact.

Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

11/25/2019

How to Apply:

How to Apply: Send cover letter (with salary expectations) and resume with salary expectations to [email protected] later than November 25, 2019. Please include Manager, State and Local Advocacy in the subject line.  No phone calls, please.

Girls Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

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