Managing Director, Policy and Advocacy
|About Robin Hood
Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization. In addition to funding 200 of the most effective nonprofits serving New Yorkers experiencing poverty, we amplify financial support with a range of management assistance.Building on our 30 years of experience, Robin Hood is expanding our impact with an explicit focus on lifting families sustainably and measurably out of poverty through influencing policy, raising our thought leadership profile, importing and exporting effective ideas and strategies nationally, and building new collaborations with strategic partners.
Robin Hood is seeking a seasoned, battle-tested Director of Policy and Advocacy to join its newly created Public Policy department in engaging and influencing city, state, and federal policymakers in the service of our poverty-fighting and economic mobility agenda. Working with the Chief Public Policy Officer and other members of the Public Policy department, the Managing Director of Policy and Advocacy will play a leading role in the development and execution of Robin Hood’s public policy agenda with the aim of lifting New York City households sustainably and measurably out of poverty.
To build on Robin Hood’s success and reputation as a top poverty-fighting organization in New York City, a more comprehensive approach with respect to policy, government, and advocacy is needed. More than ever before, the fate of people experiencing poverty in New York City will be determined by policy makers in NYC, Albany, and Washington, DC. To achieve our core mission, Robin Hood cannot afford not to be part of those conversations. Robin Hood must be seen as more than a grant-making organization. It must be seen as a thought leader and powerful voice for mobility from poverty.
We know what works in the fight against poverty – high quality schools, affordable housing, workforce development, healthcare and a strong safety net. It’s time to start supporting not only organizations, but policies and initiatives that provide and safeguard these needs. Moreover, by supporting over 250 New York City nonprofit organizations, Robin Hood has the unique ability to mobilize grassroots support for the causes it chooses to champion.
We realize that philanthropy is not enough to combat poverty. Poverty is a complex, multifaceted problem demanding a renewed antipoverty policy agenda. We intend to create a clear strategy behind engagement with policy makers to support advocacy and legislative impact. The goal is clear: Robin Hood will enter the public policy arena in order to address the structural forces that limit mobility from poverty.
This position will be based at Robin Hood’s headquarters in New York City and will require limited travel to other locations across the United States.
Advance Robin Hood’s public policy agenda through the development and execution of strategies to build power for low-income New Yorkers and to advance and win our public policy agenda.
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Salary and Benefits
Robin Hood is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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Job posted: 2019-08-29