Advocacy Corps Coordinator

28 Aug, 2022

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Advocacy Corps Coordinator

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
Washington, D.C.

The Advocacy Corps Coordinator will oversee, coordinate and guide the work of the Advocacy Corps and Campus Advocates programs. The Advocacy Corps program hires up to 20 organizers every year to lobby their legislators and build grassroots power for a particular issue with a goal that each organizer brings 30 people into Congressional offices and publishes 6 media publications. The Campus Advocates program will have its inaugural launches in Fall 2022, and it will provide young adults with a structure for creating advocacy clubs on their campuses.

By running these programs, and assisting with other Young Adult Program projects, the Advocacy Corps Coordinator will play an integral role in not only bringing new advocates into our network, but also ensuring that a diverse community of young adults acquires the skills, experience, and expertise to change federal government policy. This position reports to the Young Adult Program Manager.

Specifications – This coordinator manages the hiring process for the Advocacy Corps, organizes and staffs the Washington Summer Intensive, and supervises the Advocacy Corps organizers to ensure they reach the goals of the program. The staff person travels regularly to visit organizers and the position will need to travel throughout the year to provide in-person support to all Advocacy Corps organizers and the campus advocates.

ADVOCACY CORPS PROGRAM

  • Coordinates the Advocacy Corps under the supervision of the Young Adult Program Manager
  • Collaborates internally with other teams and departments in outlining the strategy and tactics needed to source candidates for Advocacy Corps including but not limited to social media sources, research of advertising means and outlets, etc. Collaborates internally with key stakeholders to assess, gather, and implement changes in communication materials leading to a successful Advocacy Corps recruiting and application process.
  • Manages the opening of the Advocacy Corps application in December of any given year – this includes choosing the legislative issue and editing the online application
  • Onboards the lobbyist who will be working with the Advocacy Corps that year and manage their interactions with the cohort
  • Working with the Young Adult Program Manager and the Program Assistant for Young Adult Outreach, leads the recruitment for the Advocacy Corps program
  • Plans, organizes, and hosts the Washington Summer Intensive training
  • Supervises the Advocacy Corps program to meet goals – 30 constituents lobbying and 6 media deliverables per organizer
  • Organizes logistics of the Advocacy Corps organizers’ trips to DC for the Washington Summer Intensive, Annual Meeting/QPPI, and Spring Lobby Weekend
  • Organizes Advocacy Corps-specific programming at Annual Meeting/QPPI and Spring Lobby Weekend
  • Travels to provide in-person support to Advocacy Corps organizers and complete recruitment sessions while on the road
  • Connects Advocacy Corps organizers to local Friends or Quaker Meetings and ensure those connections are maintained throughout the program
  • Hosts monthly calls with the full Advocacy Corps group, and plan these calls as opportunities for external speakers, further training, and general check-ins
  • Hosts individual check-ins with each Advocacy Corps organizer to keep them on track of their goals
  • Works with the Young Adult Program Manager and the finance team to ensure the Advocacy Corps organizers comply with the terms of their consultancy.
  • Provides annual evaluations of the program

CAMPUS ADVOCATES PROGRAM

  • Shape the first year of this program by working with the Young Adult Program Manager and the Advocacy Teams Manager on launching our first 5 clubs
  • Onboard/train the first set of leaders to launch their clubs in Fall 2022
  • Host monthly check-ins with club leaders
  • Oversee the advocacy work done by our Campus Advocates clubs around the country
  • Develop advertising/branding material with the Communications Team
  • Develop outreach strategy with the Young Adult Program Manager and the Advocacy Teams Manager to ensure the growth of the Campus Advocates Program

OTHER YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support with the planning and organizing of Spring Lobby Weekend
  • Assist the Young Adult Program Manager in developing programming to engage the Advocacy Corps after their terms have ended and integrate participants into the rest of the organization
  • Assist with other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • At least two years of administrative experience in advocacy, community organizing, or direct service work
  • Interest in the legislative process, politics, and public policy;
  • Very well-organized, detail-oriented, and thorough;
  • Proven time management and project management skills; ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast‐paced work environment;
  • Ability to take initiative, be creative, and work independently, but knows when to seek guidance;
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment; works well in groups;
  • Ability to travel around the United States
  • Ability to study issues and can quickly absorb information;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Comfortable working in an office environment that reflects the Quaker testimonies of peace, equality, simplicity, and truth; and working within the Quaker process of FCNL;
  • Commitment to involving, promoting, and respecting participants from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Proven skills in creating and holding space for a multicultural, diverse group of young adults

PREFERRED

  • Experience in event planning/management
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of a college campus

Compensation and Work Expectations

Salary would range from $45,000 to $50,000 per year, DOE. This is a full-time non-exempt position, based on a 37.5-hour workweek. Some weekend and evening work, as well as some travel within the United States, will be required.

This position needs to be located in Washington, DC. The employee will work with the supervisor to determine the in-office time and available telework times.

Benefits include health and dental insurance; disability insurance; life insurance; paid holidays; vacation; sick leave; maternity/paternity leave; and a generous retirement plan.

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Job posted: 2022-08-28