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Job Title: Policy and Advocacy Manager
Company Name: Sustain Charlotte
Location: Charlotte, NC United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 06/15/2022
Expire Date: 08/15/2022
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Policy and Advocacy Manager
POSITION OVERVIEW
We are looking for an organized, experienced, and driven individual to work closely with our Executive Director and program staff on leading the development of public education and policy campaigns to advocate for good public policy today and in the future, all with a focus on equity. The Policy and Advocacy Manager understands how policy, communications, and coalition-building work together to drive policy outcomes. Our focus is primarily at the local level, but we sometimes work with our partners to advocate for state and federal policies that align with and advance our goals.

OPPORTUNITY
Why join us? We have an expansive vision, and the work matters to improving people’s lives. We believe in the power of storytelling, advocacy, and campaigns to create needed and lasting change. Our staff and board care about the work and about developing the skills of our people. And we’re growing and could use someone as passionate as we are to be part of the team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop campaigns and coalitions that advance Sustain Charlotte policy priorities, which currently focus on transportation choices and smart, equitable growth
Partner with other community organizations to understand their needs and priorities
Demonstrate public demand for policy changes to decision-makers by activating our base of support
Attend public meetings and summarize key takeaways to inform our programmatic work and advocacy efforts
Represent Sustain Charlotte through public meeting comment periods, presentations to various groups, media interviews, and participation in task forces / working groups
Collaborate with other program staff to help recruit and develop grassroots advocates
Develop webinars, workshops, and other events to support campaigns and help build our base of supporters
Working with our Communications staff, help develop content for website, blog, and social media
Collaborate with other Sustain Charlotte staff to implement aspects of our adopted racial equity goals
Demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
Work with national and local partners to identify opportunities to collaborate
Help identify potential campaign funding sources and work with the Executive Director on fundraising
And because we are a small staff - other activities as needed in support of Sustain Charlotte's mission
Qualifications & Requirements
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Minimum of five (5) years of successful experience in advocacy/public policy, including strategic campaign planning and management, community organization/mobilization, media/communications, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.
Knowledge of and passion for smart growth, transportation policy, and nonprofit organizations.
Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
Bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, law, journalism, and relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated understanding of structural racism and the role it plays in public policy and experience working in/with historically and/or systemically oppressed and marginalized communities.
Organizational, project management, and prioritization skills with the ability to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
A self-starter who excels at working in a team environment and is comfortable working with external stakeholders, including community-based organizations, nonprofit organizations, elected officials, agency leaders, and news media.
Expert facilitator: can bring together a diverse group of stakeholders and host policy and process discussions focused on relationship building, shared values, and policy goals.
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