State Policy & Advocacy Manager – CA, NV & UT

24 Jul, 2022


State Policy & Advocacy Manager – CA, NV & UT

Susan G. Komen
Remote (CA, NV, UT)

About Susan G. Komen

This role requires that you live in either California, Nevada, or Utah for consideration of the role.  Susan G. Komen brings a 100% virtual working environment, and you can work anywhere within the U.S. 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!

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

Empowered by our expansive grassroots network, Susan G. Komen’s Center for Public Policy is leading the fight for those impacted by breast cancer locally, in our states and in Washington, D.C. The Center for Public Policy 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 State Policy and Advocacy Manager (California, Nevada, Utah) will support and promote Susan G. Komen’s public policy & advocacy initiatives related to breast cancer and public health policy in the states of California, Nevada and Utah. This individual will be responsible for the direct day-to-day policy and advocacy engagement in their states; building and maintaining relationships with state legislators and their staff; building a statewide policy collaborative; tracking and monitoring state legislation and budgets for issues impacting the Center for Public Policy’s priority issues.

What You Will Bring to the Table

Serve as subject matter expert and on the ground representative for public policy and advocacy efforts in the assigned states.

Build and maintain relationships with state legislators, executives, and their staff, and provide day-to-day support for state advocacy activities.

Track, review, assess and report on legislation, budget, and breast health programs in assigned states.

Assist in the development of talking points, fact sheets, testimony, letters of support, action alerts and other communications in support of public policy and advocacy efforts.

Lead the planning, organizing and execution of trainings and events in assigned states.

Lead the development for state-specific advocacy strategies in support of Komen’s Public Policy and Advocacy Priorities.

Develop and maintain external relationships and participate with statewide policy collaboratives, coalitions, patient advocacy organizations, healthcare associations and industry partners to identify areas for collaboration.

Represent Komen’s Center for Public Policy externally with legislative offices, state government offices, stakeholders, media and donors.

Promote an organizational culture that values trust, commitment to the mission, scientific integrity, and professional and organizational growth.

We Already Know You Will Also Have

Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, political science, government affairs, communications or other relevant field and 3-5 years of directly related experience.

Experience working with state legislatures and agencies in the assigned state(s).

Proven ability to work independently and creatively, meeting strict deadlines, in a fast-paced environment.

Proven ability to draft, analyze and interpret legislation and execute corresponding advocacy campaign.

Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required for effective interaction with elected officials, legislative staff and other high-profile persons.

Excellent planning, organizational, and follow-up skills.

Work Experience:  3 – 5 years

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

Preferred experience includes: 

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 with state lobbying registration and ongoing compliance requirements.

Travel requirements less than 25% – Annual all staff meeting, local travel within assigned state(s) for advocate trainings, Annual Summit in D.C.

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 $65K-$75K, exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.
  •    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
  •    Tuition Reimbursement
  •    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: 2022-07-24