The Deputy Legislative Director provides additional capacity to the organization’s chief lobbyist, supervises members of the Campaigns team, and coordinates public policy and issue campaign work.
- Demonstrated success and extensive experience in power analysis, campaign planning, leadership development, meeting facilitation, and the strategy chart
- Has the ability to facilitate a campaign planning process that produces a campaign plan with the following:
- Clear Short, Intermediate, and Long-term goals
- Clear Metrics for success
- Ladder of escalation
- Clear strategy
- and Timeline
- Minimum 2 years project or campaign management experience.
- 3+ years of supervisory experience and leadership development
- Preferred experience and willingness to learn and adapt with tools such as Google Drive/G Suite, Asana, ThruTalk, Spook/Relay, VAN, Action Network
- Superior written and verbal communication skills required
- Ability to think critically and proactively and remain effective under pressure
- Collaborative team player as well as a self-motivated independent agent
- Thorough understanding and commitment to learn the practices, theories, and policies involved in the organization.
- Familiarity and relationships with New York State decision-makers
- Very strong familiarity with the New York State political and legislative landscape
- Experience analyzing legislation
- Research, provide and maintain a current analysis on the legislative landscape in assigned regions, including assessments of electoral targets and allies in collaboration with the Deputy Political Director.
- Engage in the organizational planning process to support legislative work planning
- Maintain relationships with local, state, and federal level decision makers.
- Work with members in various parts of the state, including working with local chapters and coalition partners to educate and mobilize our members.
- Support issue leads in facilitating and creating clear campaign plans, and support their execution of it.
- Represent the organization in issue-specific coalition spaces at both the State and Federal levels
- Maintain campaign information to be used in the preparation of grant reports and proposals
- Other duties assigned by your supervisor.
Goals in each of these categories will be agreed upon in advance by the Deputy Political Director and their supervisor. Categories for measuring success in this role include, but are not limited to:
- Successful campaigns teams initiatives executed in all regions
- Ensure staff have a robust knowledge and understanding of the legislative and political landscapes in their regions.
- Completed legislative analysis completed at the end of every legislative session (Due Mid-July)
- Meet grant goals timely and effectively.
This position will supervise members of the Campaigns team.
All supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the staff who they supervise are properly trained. Supervisors are responsible for supervising use of The Management Center’s methodologies found in Managing to Change the World. Supervisors are responsible for meeting with the staff who they supervise at least once a week. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that the staff who they supervise submit a weekly work plan or weekly work report that reflects appropriate priorities, have clear, measurable written goals, and are working to advance the goals of the organizations.
Work Environment:This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.
Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Travel:Travel across New York State, including overnights and some weekends, is required. Frequent presence at the State Capitol is required.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.
- Internal human resources supervision training
- Progressive discipline policy
- Digital Communications
- Organization core worldview and political education Training Series
- Theory of Change
- Midwest Academy Strategy Chart
- Power analysis
- Structural Reform
- Annual Sexual Harassment
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.