Under the direction of the Director of Public Policy, the Advocacy Manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of, and the volunteer leadership development for, the Chapter Public Policy Department. This position initiates and tracks specific federal advocacy activities to achieve department metrics and works collaboratively with other departments to increase awareness, advance recruitment, and enhance relationship building with advocates in every congressional and targeted state district.
The Public Policy Department is actively involved in state and federal activities, meeting with elected officials, and developing a grassroots advocacy program in Indiana. This position is critical to developing chapter capacity to attain and/or exceed the Nationwide Strategic Plan goals for Public Policy and Advocacy. Based in Indianapolis, IN, this position requires travel within the state of Indiana.
Essential DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Recruit, train, and engage volunteer advocates in the chapter territory with an overall goal of increasing the number of advocates and their levels of participation
* Assist in the creation and execution of grassroots advocacy plan of action for state and federal legislative priorities
* Assist in implementing year-round integration of advocacy with other organizational events including Walk to End Alzheimer’s and The Longest Day
* Assist in the recruitment and retention of AIM (Alzheimer’s Impact Movement) annual memberships
* Aid in recruiting and organizing advocates to attend the annual National Public Policy Forum in Washington DC and the State Advocacy Day in Indianapolis
* Schedule and attend in-district and Advocacy Forum meetings with federal delegation
* Plan and implement logistics for programs and events that include state and federal elected officials such as Town Hall meetings, Association events, and legislative engagements
* Assist in the development of advocacy materials, manuals, factsheets, videos, and webinars
* Represent the Chapter at legislative health fairs, workshops, and other health policy related events
* Keep accurate and effective up-to-date files, records and systems for all advocacy efforts
* Develop clear and consistent communication with advocates and volunteer leadership including Ambassadors, ACT members, and State Champions
oWrite and disseminate advocacy updates, action alerts, and recruitment messaging
oAssists in writing educational materials on policy issues and submits draft website content and newsletter materials in support of advocacy efforts
oAssists advocates in letter-to-the-editor campaigns
oAssist with the development of written materials for federal and state advocacy initiatives
* Other duties as assigned
* Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, or a related field of study required
* 1-3 year’s work/volunteer experience in public policy, equivalent grassroots organizing, or campaign experiences
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate in-person, by phone, and through written communication with diverse populations
* Keen analytical skills to conduct research, stay abreast of legislative activity, and recognize and communicate new opportunities for advocacy
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively and mobilize volunteers
* Strong organizational skills to multi-task in a fast-paced and fluid environment
* Ability and willingness to travel up to 20% within the assigned territory by car. Travel in this case, is considered time spent away from the office, in the community, to fulfil the job goals.
* While most such travel is same day, occasional overnight travel or air travel may be required. Must have valid driver’s license, access to reliable vehicle, good driving record and proof of automobile insurance.
* Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as required for the job
* Strong computer skills, proficient with Microsoft Office products, Google suite and social media; experience with, or ability to rapidly learn, Luminate/Convio software
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3551