Policy and Campaigns Coordinator



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


New York
New York
United States


My Dog is My Home is seeking a Policy and Campaigns Coordinator to join our 100% volunteer staff. The Policy and Campaigns Coordinator will develop concepts and work plans for My Dog Is My Home’s policy and grassroots organizing campaigns that may include fundraising, legislation support, and political outreach on a municipal, state, and federal level. In collaboration with the My Dog Is My Home’s Executive Director, Communications Coordinator and other leadership, the volunteer’s duties will include municipal, state, and federal policy research related to homelessness and animal welfare, advising My Dog Is My Home’s leadership on existing and proposed policy and legislation; media and policy campaign development; coalition building, grassroots organizing; and political outreach.  

This position is great for someone who has a passion for social justice; loves creative problem solving; and cares about animal welfare, social issues related to people, and the human-animal bond. The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in a long-term (at least one year) commitment with My Dog is My Home and can contribute about 5-10 hours per week.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create a Congressional Scorecard of State senators and representatives that support/oppose animal welfare, housing and homeless services and other topics related to MDIMH’s mission.
  • Create a national policy and law guide on homelessness and animal welfare related to MDIMH’s mission.
  • Identify, conduct background research and present on pending pertinent legislation
  • Assist MDIMH Communications Coordinator in writing press releases for MDIMH’s position on pending legislation/rules
  • Act as the point of contact for MDIMH’s municipal relationships in New York and Los Angeles
  • Conduct political outreach with potential MDIMH’s political partners
  • Attend relevant political events in New York or Los Angeles (if applicable).  

Essential Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the political process at local, state, or federal level
  • Familiarity with reading legislation and rules
  • Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other staff volunteers when necessary. (ie: content development, creation and editing of content, and online reputation management)
  • Compassion, empathy, and dedication to social justice
  • Experience or interest in animal welfare
  • A great sense of humor!
  • Love of continuous learning
  • Clear and timely communication skills

Preferred, but not necessary

  • Experience in working with people experiencing homelessness
  • Familiarity with homeless service systems
  • Experience working with animals or animal welfare organizations




  • Training Provided


  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at richard@mydogismyhome.org.

People of color, women, individuals who have experienced homelesness, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately. Your phone interview may be followed by an in-person one-hour interview.
  • If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for examples of your work relevant to this position, e.g. a campaign you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.

We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.