Director of Policy

17 Sep, 2022

Jobs

Director of Policy

National Hispanic Media Coalition
Washington, D.C.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY

National Hispanic Media Coalition

LOCATION

Washington D.C.

SALARY

$100K – $120K

THE ORGANIZATION

NHMC is a woman-led 501c(3) non-profit civil and human rights organization that was founded to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism toward Latino communities. We educate and increase Latinx visibility, from our policy work in Washington D.C. to our media advocacy work in Hollywood, where we collaborate, create, and connect Latinx talent with the entertainment industry. At NHMC, we focus on all forms of media because it is one of the most influential and powerful institutions that shape society’s attitudes, values, and beliefs.

We lead the work to eliminate online hate and disinformation across media platforms. We advocate for the Affordable Connectivity Program, Lifeline Program, Net Neutrality protections, and closing the digital divide for Latino and other marginalized communities. NHMC works in partnership with other social justice organizations to safeguard democracy in the United States of America.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Policy will execute NHMC’s digital equity, telecommunications, technology, civil rights, and media policy and media advocacy portfolio, including expanding broadband access and closing the digital divide, restoring net neutrality, defending the Lifeline program, spreading awareness for the Affordable Connectivity Program, combating online hate and disinformation, holding social media platforms accountable, increasing diversity in media ownership, and more.

The Director of Policy will play a lead role in eliminating hate and disinformation online at the state, federal, and global levels and will be responsible for conducting policy analysis, participating in policy and civil rights discussions, and advocating NHMC policy and media advocacy positions on behalf of the Latinx community. The Director of Policy will take an active, proactive, and progressive role in leading NHMC’s policy team, portfolio, and third-party relations in coalition with allied organizations, policymakers, and lawmakers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

● Serve as senior telecommunications, digital equity, technology, and media policy expert

● Build strategic relationships with key congressional offices, committees, caucuses, and task forces, as well as with White House staff and executive agencies.

● Analyze and advise on the impact of communications and media policies on Latinx people and other marginalized communities

● Help raise public awareness and advance support for NHMC policy and media advocacy priorities in addition to campaigns

● Perform substantial writing, including completing issue briefs, filings, talking points, meeting briefs, advocacy letters, blog posts, draft op-eds, policy statements, monthly member communications, and reports

● Lead all policy subject matter research, filings, and projects, including policy white papers and other frequent publications

● Develop policy and legal strategies to eliminate hate, discrimination, and racism towards Latinx and other marginalized communities

● Collaborate with strategic partners to integrate more Latinx people into telecommunications and media

● Attend a myriad of civil rights and social justice meetings representing NHMC, take notes, report back to the team, and complete follow-up actions items

● Respond to media inquiries and opportunities pertaining to telecommunications policy, in close collaboration with communication team members

● Strengthen the policy and media programs by developing and maintaining relationships with allies, funders, and academic partners

● Generate grant reports documenting NHMC’s policy work and achievements in collaboration with the Development Manager

● Collaborate with the Event Manager to produce fundraising and educational virtual and in-person events

● Lead in producing Washington D.C. reception fundraiser

● Create partnerships with Foundations to support NHMC civil rights initiatives and educational workforce programs

● Collaborate with Digital Media Manager to produce social media copy, strategy, and visuals

● Lead the policy team, which can include fellows or interns

● Provide support to the President & CEO as needed and other duties as assigned

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications

● Graduate degree in studies related to social justice, civil rights, policy, or digital equity (Ph.D. or JD preferred)

● 5-10 years of experience working in digital equity, telecommunications, or technology policy

● Experience leading and managing a team

● Deep understanding of the structures, procedures, and inner workings of the United States Government, especially Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission

● Strong existing relationships within the Latino advocacy community in Washington, D.C.

● Experience writing policy filings, like comments and letters

● Experience developing policy positions and related public-facing materials

● Passion for civil rights, social justice, and equity

● Deep understanding of the Latino culture and community

The ideal candidate:

● Has experience working on Capitol Hill

● Has significant writing and publication experience

● Is a strong public speaker and can conduct presentations to varying audiences

● Enjoys networking and is motivated to represent NHMC at public events

● Is a self-starter who can lead and manage projects with moderate direction and oversight

● Thrives in small, close-knit teams

● Welcomes constructive feedback and mentorship

● Is interested in investing in and coaching up-and-coming young fellow/intern talent

● Wants to build and grow with NHMC

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

This is a full-time, exempt position with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

The salary band for this role is $100,000 – $120,000, depending on experience.

TO APPLY:

Send an email to communications@nhmc.org with ‘DIRECTOR OF POLICY’ in the subject line. Attach your 1) resume; 2) a cover letter detailing your interest in working for NHMC and your relevant skills and experience; and 3) three to five relevant writing samples. Only submissions that include all of the requested materials will be considered. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The National Hispanic Media Coalition provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual expression and identity, veteran status, national origin, age, or disability. The National Hispanic Media Coalition strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, LGBTQ+, and other underrepresented applicants.

Job posted: 2022-09-17