Coordinator, Grassroots Advocacy

01 Sep, 2020


Coordinator, Grassroots Advocacy

Susan G Komen

Basic Function:

Empowered by our expansive grassroots network, Komen is leading the fight for those impacted by breast cancer locally, in our states and in Washington, D.C. Komen works to identify, through a transparent and broad-based, intensive vetting and selection process, the advocacy issues that have the greatest potential impact on Komen’s mission.

The Coordinator, Grassroots Advocacy supports and promotes Susan G. Komen’s grassroots advocacy initiatives related to breast cancer and public health policy. This individual will provide project management and administrative support for advocate engagement programs and training platforms; assist in implementing grassroots campaigns for local, state and federal legislative priorities; support recruitment efforts to grow Komen’s grassroots advocate database; and responds quickly, efficiently and professionally to oral and written inquiries from advocates, as well as grassroots advocacy inquiries from Affiliate and HQ staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

Oversee day-to-day implementation of advocate engagement programs and training platforms designed to achieve policy objectives.
Build, nurture, and retain grassroots advocates through recruitment of new and strategic supporters with an emphasis on key congressional districts.
Manage online public policy advocate database.
Respond to advocate inquiries and requests via phone and/or email.
Assist with online public policy and advocacy communication, including monthly Advocacy Insider newsletter.
Maintain Advocacy section of and myKomen.
Assist with the management of Komen’s Center for Public Policy social channels (e.g. Facebook, Twitter)
Identify volunteers to participate in multimedia bank of personal stories used in support of state and federal campaigns.
Track and evaluate advocate engagement programs to ensure successful completion, impact, and growth, and reports metrics to internal and external stakeholders.
Promote an organizational culture that values trust, commitment to the mission, scientific integrity, and professional and organizational growth.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, political science, government affairs, communications or another relevant field
At least one year of directly related experience via work experience or internships in federal policy acceptable.
Ability to work independently, meeting strict deadlines, in a fast-paced environment.
Solid organizational skills and advanced-level proficiency with MS Office products.
Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required for effective interaction with advocates.

Work Experience:
1-2 years

Bachelor’s Degree: Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Government Affairs, Communications

Preferred Experience Includes:

Working knowledge of the breast cancer public policy and advocacy environment.
Experience working with volunteers and/or volunteer management.
Prior experience with social media, digital advocacy and/or digital training platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Phone2Action, LearnUpon)

Management Responsibility: None

This position supervises the following positions: None

Describe travel requirements. None



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Job posted: 2020-09-01