889 Harrison Avenue
Rosie’s Place, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women, offers emergency and long-term assistance to women who have nowhere else to turn. Founded in 1974, Rosie’s Place welcomes each guest with respect and unconditional love. Rosie’s Place accepts no government funds, and relies instead on committed volunteers and private supporters to accomplish its effective and innovative work.
To assist the Public Policy Director in the coordination of Rosie’s Place’s social justice work through legislative analysis, research, writing and advocacy, guest organizing and civic education, and administrative support.
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:
Legislative analysis, research, writing and advocacy
Collaborate with Public Policy Director to set and implement Rosie’s Place’s policy priorities. Assist with research, literature reviews, policy analysis and writing. Participate in legislative advocacy, including:
· Collecting stories and preparing testimony/comments on legislative and administrative proposals,
· Attending hearings and legislative and coalition activities,
· Creating and editing fact sheets, white papers, presentations, and other documents as needed.
Guest organizing and civic education
Coordinate public policy activities aimed to engage, educate, and mobilize Rosie’s Place guests around social and economic issues affecting their lives and nurture leaders. Assist guests taking legislative actions. Coordinate voter education and mobilization events at Rosie’s Place and at allied organizations including:
· Organizing year-round voter registration, trainings, presentations, and events on issues related to social justice, voting, and public policy,
· Drafting non-partisan voter guides, fliers, and other informational documents as needed,
· Coordinating candidate and ballot question forums and Get-Out-the-Vote efforts.
Perform administrative tasks to ensure a smooth and well-functioning office including:
· Following-up with guests and maintaining salesforce database,
· Scheduling internal and external meeting,
· Assisting with other duties as needed.
· BA in a related field preferred. 1-2 years of related experience in policy, electoral or issue based campaigns, organizing, and advocacy will be considered in lieu of a BA.
· Strong writing and communication skills, including strong computer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and telephone skills.
· Experience in Public Policy, Organizing or Campaign work strongly preferred.
· Proven ability to work independently and prioritize work.
· Understanding of and commitment to addressing issues affecting poor and homeless women.
· Ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds.
· Creative problem-solving skills.
· Familiarity with Massachusetts legislative process and politics.
· Ability to speak Spanish, Haitian Creole, or Mandarin strongly preferred.
Reports to the Public Policy Director.
Eligible for Health, Dental and Vision Insurance first day of employment as well as enrollment in 403(b) retirement plan. First year of employment your entitled to: (15) Vacation days, (12) Sick days, and (10) Holidays. After one year of employment employees are automatically enrolled in Short/Long term disability and Life Insurance and are eligible for employer contribution towards pension plan.
Minimum Education Required