The NEW Pride Agenda seeks a dynamic team player to lead the organization’s Advocacy and Community Engagement Department, which includes managing administrative and legislative work, community organizing campaigns and projects. The Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement will oversee a growing department of staff, including Regional Organizers who work together to achieve the organization’s strategic priorities. The Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement oversees the development and implementation of long and short-term goals to advance high-impact strategic campaigns and projects with the goal of organizational integration.
- Organize and co-facilitate Town Halls with Regional Organizers in key areas of the state.
- Recruit and foster the development of people directly impacted by our core issue areas to expand our organizing capacity and footprint.
- Develop policy briefs on issues, research and identify landscapes related to campaigns, and create accessible tools and materials for the general public related to issue areas.
- Develop comprehensive campaign strategies and identify how to engage stakeholders to grow support on issue areas, and build press strategy to elevate campaigns.
- Identify, analyze, and track all legislation before the state legislature that affects the LGBTQ+ community and/or our core issue areas.
- Be willing to testify before City and State legislatures on issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community and/or our core issue areas.
- Organize and/or participate in press conferences, rallies, or peaceful demonstrations where appropriate.
- Work with the Director of Fundraising and Executive Director to develop the annual Advocacy Department budget that will create the internal capacity to achieve the organization’s strategic priorities.
- Ensure the Executive Director is adequately informed of Advocacy Department work, prepare reports, and provide support as needed.
- Work with the Executive Director to organize Civic Engagement and Political Education Summits. (One day events in Upstate NY and in NYC)
- Organize and co-facilitate Know Your Rights Trainings.
- Work with the Executive Director and Regional Organizers to organize NPA’s annual Advocacy day in Albany.
- Create NPA’s Quarterly Organizing Newsletter: ‘PERIOD.’
The ideal candidate will be an energetic, self-motivated individual who has strong interpersonal, public speaking, writing, and strategic problem-solving skills.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Familiarity with the New York City and State political landscape – including key players, processes, and practices – and an understanding of why the system is in need of reform.
- A willingness to work in a fast-paced environment, with changing assignments.
- An ability to work within a team and develop strategy collaboratively.
- Excellent ability to host forums, facilitate training, build strong agendas, coordinate coalitions, and develop partnerships among a wide and diverse array of stakeholders.
- Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience in community organizing/advocacy.
- Cultural competency sensitivities to the diverse characteristics of the LGBTQ+ communities and intersections of identity including gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, disability, and socioeconomic status.
- Cultural and linguistic competence working with the transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary communities.
- Must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
- Must demonstrate sound judgment, initiative, discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality.
- Flexible schedule; must be willing to work some evenings and occasional weekends.
- Must be willing to travel.
- Commitment to racial, gender, and social justice.
- Must be willing to work in the NPA headquarters 2-3 days per week.
Compensation & Benefits:
- Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
- Floating Holidays
- Child Care Benefits
- 401k Benefits with Employer Match
- Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “NAME + Dir of Advocacy” in the subject line
NEW Pride Agenda is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law