Advocacy Director, Greater Houston

09 Sep, 2020

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Advocacy Director, Greater Houston

Latinos for Education
Houston, TX

THE ROLE IN A SENTENCE
Reporting to Executive Director, Greater Houston, the Advocacy Director,
Greater Houston will build and manage our local advocacy strategy from the
ground up, uniting and lifting the voice of Latino children and families across
Greater Houston in pursuit of better educational outcomes.

ROLE OVERVIEW

Greater Houston Advocacy Strategy and Execution 50%

In partnernship with the Executive Director, design Latinos for Education’s
local advocacy vision, strategy, and execution plan.
Develop and manage a wide-range of pathways for Latinos for
Education’s Fellows and network to get involved with education
advocacy.
Lead and oversee the organization’s local education research efforts.
Stay up-to-date on latest education policy developments in Houston and
state-wide.
Engage and activate our broader Latino network in Greater Houston to
elevate the Latino voice in education and advocate on behalf of Latino
students and families.
Serve as a key leader externally related to education policy issues and
liaise between our senior leadership and elected/ appointed officials,
legislative aides, and community leaders.
Design and execute advocacy-related events and convenings.
Track relationships and engagement in Salesforce.
Maintain project plans and effectively manage teammates to outcomes.
Participate in team meetings, retreats, and contribute to a positive team
culture.

OUR ORGANIZATION

Mission: Develop, place and
connect essential Latino leadership
in the education sector.

Core Values:

Lead From Our Identity
Work Con Ganas
Agitate When Necessary
Bridge Across Cultures
Rise As A Collective

Fast Facts:

Founded in Boston in 2016,
Launched in Houston in 2019
Organization budget of $3M
13 team members across the
country; 3 based in Houston

Benefits: 401k match, flexible PTO,
health/dental/vision/life
insurance, competitive
compensation

Our Person:

Based in Greater Houston
Bachelor’s Degree
7+ years’ experience in education
policy/advocacy and/or
community organizing; 10-15 years
of professional experience
Entrepreneurial spirit and enjoys
variety in their work
Cultural competence in working
with the Latino community
Committed to our core values and
mission

Preferred:

Master’s Degree in policy or
related field
Fluent in Spanish
Experience with Salesforce or
similar CRM

Learn more here

Job posted: 2020-09-09