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Policy and Advocacy Associate

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Joyful Heart Foundation | New York, NY
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Joyful Heart Foundation


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Published 13 days ago

Salary

$65,000


Summary

The mission of the Joyful Heart Foundation is to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever

The Policy and Advocacy Associate, reporting to the Policy and Advocacy Director, provides high-level support and helps lead the Joyful Heart Foundation’s Policy and Advocacy initiatives. The Associate works closely with the Director to formulate and implement strategies to advance the Foundation’s policy and advocacy priorities and goals.

Essential Job Functions

The duties outlined below are the most significant responsibilities of the Associate. They are essential for effective performance in this position and include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Support the implementation of the organization’s nationwide campaign to eliminate the rape kit backlog; provides high level support to the Director in all legislative affairs
  • Assist in the execution of all state-based legislative activities including but not limited to providing materials and support to on-the-ground partners; writing testimony; identifying obstacles and their workarounds; mobilizing grassroots support; and tracking legislation through the legislative process
  • Manage legislative activities in a select number of states
  • Draft and edit high-level documents such as letters of support, testimony, proposals and grant applications, reports, memos, bulletins, briefing papers, blogs, web content and model legislation and other resources as needed; manage vetting process
  • Respond to information requests from the field, including legislators,stakeholders, and the general public. Assist the Director in triaging and prioritizing such requests
  • Represent the Policy and Advocacy department with both internal and external partners and cultivate and maintain relationships with strategic partners and coalitions
  • Ensure that Policy and Advocacy Director is routinely briefed, staffed, and supported as required
  • Support the supervision of interns
  • Support Director in overseeing all content generated by policy team for public consumption

Disclaimer:

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Summary

The mission of the Joyful Heart Foundation is to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever

The Policy and Advocacy Associate…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Education/Experience/Skills, and Abilities

  • Two years of advocacy, policy, legal, or research experience regarding social issues; focus on sexual violence work preferred
  • Experience conducting research from statutes, government publications, public records requests, and other public resources; strong analytical skills
  • Strong critical and analytical writing skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Well-organized and extremely detail oriented and precise
  • Ability to communicate with and write about complex topics for audiences from varying fields
  • Experience developing and delivering trainings
  • Ability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays; travel as necessary
  • Degree in political science, sociology, women or gender studies, criminal justice, or related field
  • Proficiency in Google Suite specifically Google spreadsheets, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint

Education/Experience/Skills, and Abilities

  • Two years of advocacy, policy, legal, or research experience regarding social issues; focus on sexual violence work preferred…

How To Apply

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: jobs@joyfulheartfoundation.org. Subject line must read: P&A Associate. No calls will be accepted.

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: jobs@joyfulheartfoundation.org. Subject line must read: P&A Associate. No calls will be accepted.

Location

New York, NY
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