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Advocacy and Engagement Specialist

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Resumo dos Detalhes

Tipo de Emprego
Tempo Integral
Data de Início
24 de junho de 2024
Educação
Diploma de Ensino Médio Requerido
Nível de Experiência
Recém formado
Salário
USD $55.000 - $75.000 / ano

Descrição

Our Culture: Why work with us?

Our most valuable resource is our people--with a diversity of backgrounds, ideas, opinions, and life experiences. We have built a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment full of mission-driven people. We admire people who have forward thinking and sound judgment. Our leaders are transparent, accessible, authentic, and invest in their employees. Together we do meaningful work that is life-changing for our client community.

Who We Are:

The Project on Predatory Student Lending is the first legal services practice in the country focused solely on representing postsecondary students who were harmed by predatory practices in higher education and vocational training. Started at Harvard Law School in 2012, the Project became an independent non-profit organization in August 2022. The Project primarily uses impact litigation to further its mission of ending predatory practices in higher education. The Project has prosecuted landmark litigation holding corporations and the government accountable for abusive and discriminatory actions and policies.

Our Mission:

To date, the Project has won cancellation of over $16 billion in student debt for over 1 million former students located throughout the United States. To learn more about our current cases, please visit our website, read news coverage of our work, and listen to our clients' experiences with predatory actors in higher education.

What's in it for you:

The Project on Predatory Student Lending’s Advocacy and Engagement Specialist unites PPSL’s litigation and advocacy program with the client community and key external stakeholders.

  • Salary: $55-75k per year, depending on experience
  • Remote role: Travel to Boston required four times per year  
  • Excellent benefits: Unlimited vacation policy, paid parental leave, 80/20 split on health care costs, 5% match on 401k, $200/month remote work stipend

Essential Functions:

Support PPSL’s litigation and client relationships

  • Manage and update PPSL’s screening tools and client records  
  • Working with PPSL’s attorneys, develop and conduct outreach to identify, connect, and
  • build relationships with potential plaintiffs  
  • Client communication support (e.g., managing Mail Chimp, client communications and blog posts, social media, and website updates)
  • Identify opportunities and trends that could impact PPSL’s litigation and policy initiatives
  • Escalate individual client issues and questions to legal team

Support Advocacy and Policy program

  • Help coordinate advocacy and education outreach efforts toward policymakers, members of Congress, and congressional staff
  • Support tracking and analysis of advocacy data and goals
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of strong relationships with community partners, Fostering communication, collaboration, and engagement
  • Draft email alerts and updates, social media posts, talking points, form letters/emails, e-newsletter articles and other resources to inform and activate client community and other audiences on key advocacy activities and news
  • Assist with tracking proposed pieces of legislation and Congressional action

Manage PPSL’s data

  • Run tailored reports in Salesforce and other platforms
  • Work with PPSL’s litigation and policy teams to anticipate information for data reporting
  • Troubleshoot survey and reporting platforms as needed

Manage outreach and events for student borrowers and community

  • Plan events for PPSL client community (webinars, town halls, etc.) 
  • Attend events with PPSL client community
  • Work with PPSL staff to draft and send email updates and automated notifications to student borrowers 

Generate and strategize opportunities to leverage client voices

  • Liaise with the policy and communications teams to connect student borrowers to advocacy opportunities through media, policy makers, and other opportunities that may arise  
  • Identify client engagement strategies in support of litigation, strategic communications, and policy initiatives
  • Identify, connect, and build relationships with PPSL client community  
  • Serve as staff liaison to any informal client committees or advisory boards

Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:    

  • High School degree required; Associate or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in legal support, policy, advocacy, data management, administrative, and/or client facing roles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office with strong grasp of Microsoft Excel.
  • Willingness to learn and develop skills that will enhance contributions to the team, including new technologies.
  • Experience with Salesforce and/or CRMs preferred.
  • Exceptional listening skills and a strong ability to convey complex information orally and in writing.
  • Committed to and passionate about the Project’s mission and working with underserved and marginalized communities.
  • Enjoy working on multiple different projects and perform well under deadlines.
  • Ability to take a proactive approach to client engagement.

Our Culture: Why work with us?

Our most valuable resource is our people--with a diversity of backgrounds, ideas, opinions, and life experiences. We have built a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment full of mission-driven people…

Benefícios

Unlimited vacation policy, paid parental leave, 80/20 split on health care costs, 5% match on 401k, $200/month remote work stipend

Unlimited vacation policy, paid parental leave, 80/20 split on health care costs, 5% match on 401k, $200/month remote work stipend

Localização

Virtual
Trabalho deve ser executado em qualquer lugar em Estados Unidos
Local Associado
Centre St, Boston, MA, USA
Suite 160

Como se inscrever

Use this link on the Project on Predatory Student Lending's website to apply. Please submit a resume and cover letter.

Use this link on the Project on Predatory Student Lending's website to apply. Please submit a resume and cover letter.

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