Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Florida Advocacy Manager serves as the principal staff for grassroots advocacy efforts in Florida 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 Vice President of Public Policy and represents the Alzheimer’s Association's Florida chapters.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • With guidance from the Vice President 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 and electronic correspondence.
  • Mobilize advocates on federal issues in coordination with the 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 Vice President 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.
  • Support the Vice President of Public Policy in Tallahassee with the coordination of advocates during committee meetings and meetings with elected officials.
  • 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.
  • Plan and implement town halls and other community events as directed with state and federal officials.
  • With guidance from Policy leadership, represent the chapter at public forums, conferences, state task forces, government agencies, etc. on public policy issues as needed.
  • Support and participate in chapter events such as Walk to End Alzheimer’s, as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience working in grassroots advocacy, volunteer management, or community organizing, preferably with non-profit organizations.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

  • Political or issue advocacy campaign experience desired.
  • Current contacts within the state government and the federal congressional delegation are a plus.
  • Have strong and extensive experience in volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, and/or working with volunteers.
  • Experienced in coalition building, and have an understanding and background in community organizing.
  • Have the 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.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • 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 to work effectively with diverse populations with a high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
  • 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.

Job Title:  Florida Advocacy Manager

Reports To:  VP, Public Policy

Department Name:  Public Policy

Location: Jacksonville, Tallahassee or Gainesville, Florida

FLSA Classification:  Exempt

Grade: 5

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, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO 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 an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

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.

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