Job Title: Advocacy Manager
Location: Oklahoma City, OK (Oklahoma Chapter)
Full time of Part time: 37.5 hours for full-time, Exempt
Reports To: Director of Public Policy
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.
The Advocacy Manager serves as the principal staff for grassroots advocacy efforts in Oklahoma and is responsible for grassroots engagement and volunteer recruitment in support of the Association’s state and federal public policy priorities. The Advocacy Manager reports to the Director of Public Policy and represents the Alzheimer’s Association's Oklahoma chapter.
Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- With guidance from the Director of Public Policy, plan and implement all grassroots advocacy activities required to engage state and federal officials.
- Recruit, train, and facilitate efforts of advocates, including Alzheimer’s Association Ambassadors and their team members for members of Congress and state-level Association Champions for state legislators.
- Develop and maintain a goal of one volunteer Ambassador and two ACT members per Member of Congress.
- Manage year-round state policy grassroots advocacy activities, including office visits, advocacy communication, and electronic correspondence.
- Mobilize advocates on federal issues in coordination with the Director of Public Policy and D.C. Public Policy Office, including ensuring timely and effective response to by advocates to new developments and emerging issues.
- Work with advocates to promote the Association’s federal and state policy priorities in earned and social media.
- Under direction of the Director of Public Policy support the plan for Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day at the state capitol, including recruiting and training volunteer advocates and coordinating their engagement.
- Recruit and coordinate volunteer advocates to attend the Annual Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. and to engage in pre-and post-Forum Congressional district office meetings.
- Under the direction of the Director of Public Policy, help plan and implement town halls and other community events as directed with state and federal officials.
- Support and participate in chapter events such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s, as requested.
- Manage advocacy database, including by ensuring advocates are reporting activities and contacts with federal and state officials.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- 3 to 5 years’ experience working in grassroots advocacy, volunteer management, or community organizing, preferably with non-profit organizations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Have strong and extensive experience in volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, and/or working with volunteers.
- Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Political or issue advocacy campaign experience desired.
- Current contacts within the state government and the federal congressional delegation are a plus.
- Understanding of coalition building, and background in community organizing.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.
- Familiarity with senior, aging, health, and long-term care issues and an understanding of engaging vulnerable populations is a plus.
- Demonstrate the ability to anticipate, identify, organize, and analyze public policy opportunities.
- Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
- Proven self-starter with excellent judgment and careful attention to detail.
- Ability/willingness to travel across the state, including some evenings and weekends. (up to 15%)
- Must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance. Travel is required.
- Attend the Association's annual Advocacy Forum in Washington, DC.
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.