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Regional Campaign & Advocacy Manager Midwest

Regional Campaign & Advocacy Manager Midwest
Organization: Compassion & Choices
Location: Remote (IL)
Date Posted: 05/27/2024

Compassion & Choices is seeking an Regional Campaign & Advocacy Manager (Midwest) to advance our work to improve care, expand options and empower everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.

The Regional Advocacy Manager is primarily responsible for managing state teams to work on C&C campaigns including medical aid in dying, dementia, disparities in end-of-life care, Finish Strong initiative, and the full range of end-of-life options. This position is responsible for providing campaign management in collaboration with the National Director of Advocacy consistent with Compassion & Choices’ mission. This position is primarily responsible for effectively building the capacity of local groups and state campaigns in order to move Compassion & Choices medical aid-in-dying campaigns forward.

This is a full-time, remotely-located (but Illinois strongly preferred), paid position reporting to the National Director of Advocacy. Compensation offered will be commensurate with experience.

We offer excellent benefits including employer-shared medical and dental insurance premiums, employer-paid short- and long-term disability, life and accidental death & dismemberment insurance, flexible spending account for medical and child care, commuter pre-tax benefit, eligibility to participate in 401K with generous 5% employer match and 100% vested at time of eligibility, 12 paid holidays, 17 PTO days first year, and personal days.

This position will primarily be responsible for:

  • Applies campaign best practices to develop and implement customized, strategic technical assistance plans necessary to support campaign states and volunteers.
  • Oversees the day-to-day campaign operations in campaign states, near-next states, special states, and assigned constituency groups.
  • Provides assistance to local staff and volunteers.
  • Coordinates the entire range of campaign activities including strategic campaign planning, identifying contractors and overseeing contracts, developing and managing budgets,. coordinating the development of  materials/collateral, and managing internal structures and processes.
  • Works with the state campaign managers to write and execute effective campaign plans designed to move campaigns forward, taking into account areas such as grassroots activism, grassroots recruitment, fundraising, media and lobbying.
  • Promotes and demonstrates effective collaboration with all C&C teams.
  • Attends and participates in all relevant C&C and external meetings throughout the year, including but not limited to for the implementation calls, weekly staff check-ins with campaign managers, and weekly field calls.
  • Understands and operates under the structure and policies for c3/c4s.
  • Cultivates relationships with assigned constituency groups to build broader support for the end-of-life choice movement.
  • Assists Independent contractors  in navigating internal C&C structures, policies and practices.
  • Ensures campaign managers and team are meeting goals.
  • Using the appropriate means, communicates campaign status to the appropriate individuals within the timeframes defined.
  •  Support of all C&C efforts as requested; including, but not limited to, activities such as identifying prospects, briefing donors, alerting staff of fundraising opportunities, reaching out to donors, participating in phone-athons, etc.
  •  Timely and accurate completion of related reports (such as company credit card statements, performance reviews, time cards, etc.).
  • Demonstrates commitment to and active support of C&C’s Diversity & Inclusion program.
  • Other duties as required.

Preferred Qualifications (You will be a good fit):

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Political Science, Public Policy, Law, Journalism).
  • Five (5) year’s directly related experience (or an equivalency of related experience and/or education may be considered), which includes:
    • Demonstrated knowledge of local, state and federal government activities and structures; the ability to assess the local and state governments as they relate to policy/advocacy issues and activities.
    • Demonstrated understanding in advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, media/communications, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.
    • Hands-on experience overseeing legislative campaigns at the state level including legislator advocacy, hearing preparation and constituency outreach is preferred.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and ability to determine the best means of communication based on the situation.
  • Knowledge of various other health, aging and advocacy organizations or nonprofit organizations preferred.
  • Experience working in public health and aging policy and volunteer management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, vendors and the public as part of a team.


  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, inductive and deductive reasoning, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of related software (e.g., Database management; Google Cloud; Internet Research; Spreadsheet; Word Processing; PowerPoint, etc.). Must have the ability to adapt to new software tools as they become available.
  • Travel:  Must be able and willing to travel (overnight and possible weekends); 40% travel.   Business related mileage and travel costs are employer paid.

Values:  Must be energized by the idea of working at an organization with the following values:

  • Compassionate in our conviction that dying patients should be free of unwanted treatment, suffering or outside interference.
  • Respectful of the autonomy of individuals to decide what end-of-life options are best for them and their family.
  • Courageous in our willingness to confront the toughest end-of-life health challenges, disrupt the broken status quo and protect an individual’s right to self-determination.
  • Credible in all our education, advocacy and partnerships — our efforts are grounded in objective research and demonstrable facts.
  • Resilient in our capacity to respond to opportunities and threats in the movement so that we can achieve our vision as quickly as possible.

About Compassion & Choices


Across the nation, Compassion & Choices works to create a society that affirms life and accepts the inevitability of death, embraces expanded options for compassionate dying, and empowers everyone to choose end-of-life care that reflects their values, priorities and beliefs. To make this vision a reality, we improve care, expand options and empower everyone to chart their end-of-life journey.


Compassion & Choices is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to age, color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic identity, gender identity, national origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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