Details: Based on experience
1266 14th Street
JOB TITLE: Policy Project Coordinator
ABOUT SIPP: Lincoln’s Policy initiative sits within the agency’s Strategic Initiatives, Partnerships, and Policy (SIPP) committee. SIPP builds partnerships and impacts policy through critical analysis of internal and external innovation, with the intent to create radical change in the children’s health movement.
An important component in the movement toward justice, equity, and healing for the children and families is in social political change. It is Lincoln’s priority to engage in all levels of advocacy, innovation, and community relationships to support and strengthen our work, remove barriers to service, and work to ensure access to health and success for the children and families in the communities we serve.
POSITION SUMMARY: Lincoln’s Policy initiative is seeking a dynamic and dedicated Project Coordinator to join us in this movement. Applicants may be recent graduates who have relevant experience in fields such as social work, public policy, public administration, and education. We encourage applicants of color and other diverse backgrounds to apply.
The position will report to the CEO & President, but will largely collaborate with the SIPP team as a whole. The Project Coordinator will work 15-20 hours per week, Monday through Friday for the temporary duration of six months. The anticipated start date will be in December 2018.
- Monitor and analyze local, state, and federal legislation under close supervision
- Participate in lobby visits and strategy sessions with Lincoln staff and agency partners
- Develop materials to inform staff, legislators, and community members about critical issues
- Attend policy hearings and briefings
- Tasks related to producing reports, proposals, and other written deliverables as assigned
- Developing resources related to services or policies
- Analyzing and interpreting program data
- Conducting focus groups, collecting and analyzing relevant data and developing reports
- Participate in regular SIPP meetings to learn more about strategy and priority areas
- Participate in regular coalition meetings and planning meetings with organizational partners as needed
- Support event planning and task management for SIPP-related activities
- Other administrative duties, as assigned
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Demonstrated experience and skills providing outreach, building relationships, developing written materials such as fact sheets and resource guides. Demonstrated awareness and/or strong interest in advocating for communities of color and the health and wellbeing of children and families of marginalized and diverse populations. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse multidisciplinary setting and to work effectively within teams displaying strong communication and interpersonal skills; must have ability to work independently as well as consult with the SIPP team to meet project deliverables. Must have strong organizational and time management skills.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
The SIPP team requires applicants to demonstrate an interest in learning about public policy-making and community relations. Interest in child development, mental health, or foster and kinship issues a plus.
- B.A. or B.S. in a relevant field
- The ability to work independently in a fast-paced office, under tight deadlines;
- Understanding of and commitment to diversity issues;
- Interest in learning research methods and/or program operations;
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
Minimum Education Required