Nonprofit

Manager of Advocacy and Government Relations (New York)

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 28 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 24, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
USD $85,000 - $96,000 / year

Description

Manager

of Advocacy and Government Relations (New York)



SAGE is the

world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of

lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) older adults. Founded in 1978

and headquartered in New York City, SAGE is a national organization that offers

supportive services and consumer resources for LGBTQ+ older adults and their

caregivers, advocates for public policy changes that address the needs of

LGBTQ+ older people, and provides cultural competency training for aging

providers and LGBTQ+ organizations, largely through its National Resource

Center on LGBTQ+ Aging and its growing social enterprise SAGECare.



Summary:



Under the direction of the Executive Director of SAGEServes, Manager of

Advocacy and Government Relations (New York) will represent SAGE and advocate

for SAGE's policy and budget priorities with elected officials, policy makers

and their staffs in New York City and New York State governments.



Responsibilities:



·       Develop

and execute a budget advocacy strategy, in partnership with SAGE’s Executive

Vice President, Managing Director of Government Affairs and Policy Advocacy,

and external government relations firm, to marshal New York City and New York

State funding to support SAGE's mission and propel our work forward



·       Maintain,

steward, build and manage relationships, through in-person and virtual

meetings, phone calls, letters and emails, with key city and state policy

makers who are instrumental to SAGE's work and LGBTQ+ aging issues



·       Contribute

to the development of SAGE’s New York City and New York State policy agendas,

support materials, presentations, briefing materials, reports, and other

materials to further SAGE's advocacy work



·       Advocate

for New York City and New York State policies and legislation, as delineated in

SAGE's policy agendas, that advance LGBTQ+ aging issues



·       Develop

and deliver testimony to relevant committees of the New York State Legislature

and New York City Council



·       Coordinate

and engage with partner organizations and coalitions to build support for

SAGE's policy goals and demonstrate support to issues and organizations that

align with SAGE’s policy goals and core values



·       Represent

SAGE on key New York City and New York State LGBTQ+ and aging coalitions

including The HHS LGBT Network



·       Partner

with SAGE's Managing Director of Government Affairs and Policy Advocacy to

ensure coordination with SAGE's federal advocacy efforts and state-based

advocacy in other states



·       Stay

current on existing and proposed New York City and New York State legislation

that impact LGBTQ+ older people



·       Draft

correspondence with key policy makers on behalf of SAGE's staff leadership



·       Continually

broaden expertise in the area of LGBTQ+ aging and serve as a resource on LGBTQ+

aging policies internally and externally



·       Coordinate

with Managing Director of Government Affairs and Policy Advocacy, Civic

Engagement Coordinator, Campaign Manager, Housing Policy Advocate Associate,

HIV/Aging Policy Advocate, and other key SAGE staff in developing grassroots

engagement plans to further SAGE's policy efforts and identify opportunities

for grassroots engagement with policymakers representing New York City and New

York State



·       Coordinate

with SAGEServes teams, Programs and Supportive Services, to develop constituent

advocates who are ready to speak on a myriad of topics including, but not

limited to, transgender experience, affordable housing experience, HIV+ aging,

and LGBTQ+ veteran experience



·       Organize

SAGE Center advocacy programs for constituents and staff involvement such as

letter writing, calls to elected officials, preparation for advocacy testimony,

lobby days at City Council and Albany in conjunction with other advocacy

organizations



·       Support

SAGE in being the continued leader in Advocacy discussions for LGBTQ+ older

adults



 



Required Qualifications:



·      

3-5 years of relevant professional or

volunteer experience in advocacy, policy work, lobbying or government



·      

Deep understanding of and demonstrated

commitment to LGBTQ+, HIV and aging issues preferred; deep commitment to both

required.



·      

Passion for SAGE's mission.



·      

Demonstrated commitment to SAGE's

values of diversity and equity.



Preferred

qualifications:



·      

Proven ability to work independently



·      

Excellent organizational skills



·      

Excellent interpersonal and

communication skills



·      

Proficiency with Microsoft Office and

general computer skills



·      

Demonstrated ability to manage many

competing deadlines.



·      

Works well under pressure.



·      

Strong leadership, motivational, and

communications skills.



·      

Strong sense of humor.



 



Department: SAGEServes

Administration


Status: Full-time,

Exempt



Location:            New York, NY – Hybrid role with 2-3

days a week in the Administration Office or



working with electect officials.

Travel as needed around New York City and New York State including Albany, NY.



Schedule:           Monday

through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30am


Salary Range: $85,000 to $96,000



Reports

to:      Darcy

Connors, Executive Director of SAGEServes



Benefits:

          SAGE offers an attractive

benefits package.



 



 



HOW TO APPLY:

sageusa.org/career-apply

to begin the

application process. Contact careers@sageusa.org if you have any questions.



Equal

Employment Opportunity



SAGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity,

creed, color, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,

gender expression, alienage or national origin, ancestry, age, citizenship

status, marital or family status, family medical history or genetic

information, veteran status, HIV serostatus, military or military discharge

status, height, weight, disability or handicap, domestic violence victim

status, employment status, socioeconomic status, criminal history or arrest

record, sexual or other reproductive health decisions,

natural hair or hairstyle, or any other status or characteristic protected by

applicable federal, state, or local laws. SAGE is dedicated to this policy,

with respect to all matters concerning employment.

Manager

of Advocacy and Government Relations (New York)



SAGE is the

world’s largest and oldest organization dedicated to improving the lives of

lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) older adults. Founded in 1978

and headquartered in…

Benefits

Medical

Dental

Vision

401k and 401k Match

TGNB Fund

PTO

FSA

Dependent Care

Medical

Dental

Vision

401k and 401k Match

TGNB Fund

PTO

FSA

Dependent Care

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
305 7th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA
6th Floor

How to Apply

To considered for this position please submit a Cover Letter.

To considered for this position please submit a Cover Letter.

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