Regional Manager, State Policy & Advocacy SW

18 Apr, 2022


Regional Manager, State Policy & Advocacy SW

Susan G. Komen
Remote (Southwest Region: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming)

About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen brings a 100% virtual working environment! We are a force united by a promise to end breast cancer forever. For over 30 years, we’ve led the way funding groundbreaking research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs in local communities across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.  Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.

Komen strives to have a culture of passionate, growth-minded professionals who thrive in a team environment, and work collaboratively to inspire greatness in others!  We take an ongoing approach to ensure open communication from all levels throughout the organization.  It’s encouraged to give and receive feedback to ensure two way accountability with a focus on continual improvement both personally and professionally!

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 Regional Manager, State Policy and Advocacy serves as subject matter expert, supporting and promoting Susan G. Komen’s public policy & advocacy initiatives related to breast cancer and public health policy in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming (the Southwest Region).

Regional Managers lead the development, strategy and execution of multiple state advocacy campaigns in their assigned region, working towards achieving Komen’s Bold Goal; works to build statewide policy collaboratives; tracks, reviews and assesses state legislation; monitors state budget climate and state breast health programs; reviews, assesses, and reports on state legislative efforts; and consults with and coaches Komen Affiliates or field office staff and leadership and local volunteers on capacity building for advocacy and grassroots mobilization.

What You’ll Be Doing in the role of Regional Manager, State Policy & Advocacy

Serve as subject matter expert for public policy and advocacy efforts in the assigned region and provide day-to-day support for state advocacy activities.
Lead the creative vision and development for state-specific advocacy strategies in support of Komen’s Public Policy and Advocacy Priorities.
Track, review, assess, and report on state legislation, state budget climate, state breast health programs, and state legislative efforts.
Plan, organize and execute in-person state public policy and advocacy trainings in the assigned region (e.g. property selection, budget creation and monitoring, agenda and resource development).
Organize public events demonstrating grassroots and organizational support (e.g. lobby days, rallies, issue briefing, grantee site visits).
Develop messaging for written and verbal communications, including state focused action alerts and online engagement opportunities.
Oversee recruitment, engagement and retention of local volunteers for continuous involvement in state and federal public policy and advocacy activities.
Create partnerships and participate with other statewide policy collaboratives, coalitions, patient advocacy organizations, healthcare associations and industry partners to identify areas for collaboration.
Represent Komen Public Policy & Advocacy externally with legislative offices, state government, stakeholders, media, donors and Affiliates.
Promote an organizational culture that values trust, commitment to the mission, scientific integrity, and professional and organizational growth.
Other duties as assigned.

What You Will Bring to the Table

Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, political science, government affairs, communications or other relevant field.
5-7 years of directly related experience with state legislatures and agencies in the assigned region.
Proven ability to work independently and creatively, meeting strict deadlines, in a fast-paced environment.
Solid organizational skills and intermediate-level proficiency with MS Office products.
Proven ability to compile, analyze and interpret legislation and data.
Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required for effective interaction with Affiliates, elected officials, legislative staff and other high-profile persons.
Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, political science, government affairs, communications or another relevant field.
Working knowledge of the breast cancer public policy and advocacy environment.
Experience working within a federated model or for a national organization with local chapters.

We already know you will also have 

The ideal candidate will have: 5-7 years experience with a similar nonprofit working in state policy.
Work Experience: 5 – 7 years
Education: Bachelor’s Degree: Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Government Affairs
Describe travel requirements. Some travel within geographical region of primary residence; Some travel to regions throughout Southwest during session(s), if necessary

So what’s in it for you?

Komen believes in the importance of taking care of our employees so that in turn they can be committed to supporting our critical mission to support those impacted by breast cancer and to help find cures.  That is what Komen provides away from the computer: 

•    Competitive salary

•    Health, dental, vision and a retirement plan with a 6% employer match

•    Generous Paid Time Off Plan

•    Flexible work arrangement in a fully remote working environment

•    Bi-weekly work from home stipend

•    Parental leave

•    A culture of learning and development

•    And so much more!

Susan G. Komen is fair and equal in all of its employment practices for persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.  Additionally we embrace Diverse Teams & Perspective and we find strength in the diversity of cultural backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.

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Job posted: 2022-04-18