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|Job Title:||Minnesota Advocacy Manager|
|Organization:||National Network of Abortion Funds|
|Description:||The Minnesota Advocacy Manager will work as part of the team managing and implementing the activities of a multi-year public education and advocacy effort to expand support for public coverage of abortion in collaboration with the Coalition for Abortion Access and Reproductive Equity (CAARE).
CAARE leads a national, coordinated, movement-wide effort to restore Medicaid coverage of abortion. This effort includes investment in state and local advocacy that increases access to abortion for low-income women and helps create a culture shift with new frames and messages that support abortion access and reproductive justice.
In Minnesota, CAARE seeks to protect existing state coverage while testing organizing strategies, messaging, and policy strategies that build public support for access to abortion, without regard for the source of a woman- s health insurance. Additionally, CAARE seeks to strengthen a diverse, well organized, reproductive justice base in the state.
CAARE is searching for an Advocacy Manager who will work with CAARE staff and co-chairs, as well as local community and advocacy leaders to strategize and implement public education, advocacy, and movement-building strategies in Minnesota and to connect them to a broader, nationwide effort.
The Minnesota Advocacy Manager reports to Megan Peterson, Deputy Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds and Co-Chair of the CAARE State and Local Labs Team (based in Minnesota). S/He will also work closely with a variety of CAARE staff members and partners and will complete projects that have multiple points of accountability.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities Include:
-Manage and execute all aspects of the state-level advocacy effort in coordination with Minnesota partners and CAARE? s national network of members that includes public education, civic engagement, and movement-building
-Coordinate with Minnesota partners to develop a clear public education and advocacy plan, including strategies and tactics to advance CAARE goals, that takes into account state partner resources and contains measurable benchmarks -Serve as an ambassador to the Minnesota advocacy community on the project and work to engage other community partners and grassroots supporters
-Train partners and allies as spokespeople and advocates
-Ensure advocacy, organizing and communications strategies are in sync and continually informing one another
-Provide strategic communications support, including facilitating message research and polling projects
-Provide written and verbal analysis on what is working or not working in the advocacy plan
-Help develop and implement movement-building strategies that will strengthen reproductive justice efforts in Minnesota, and provide analysis on lessons learned for CAARE? s movement building efforts elsewhere
-Track and assess objectives and benchmarks
-Provide regular updates and reports for CAARE and state partners
-Other support, as needed -Must be able to travel in-state and to Washington, DC for CAARE meetings
-Expertise in managing advocacy and organizing campaigns; experience in MN desired
- Experience conducting trainings, preferably in relation to advocacy, organizing, and/or media/communications
-Leadership experience, particularly collaborative, coalition, or team-based experience
-Track record of managing and accomplishing multiple campaign goals
-Experience managing multiple agendas and dynamic political landscapes
-Commitment to a process that values collaboration, transparency and that is outcome-driven
-Candidates with established relationships in social justice movements such as labor, economic justice, racial justice strongly preferred
-Knowledge of political landscape of reproductive health, rights, and justice issues
-Ability to assist with institutional and individual fundraising activities, as needed
-Minimum 5 years- experience in related field
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills -Ability to work remotely
Women of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates located in the Twin Cities area preferred.
The National Network of Abortion Funds is the fiscal agent for the Coalition. Position reports to the Network Deputy Director and is paid by the Network.
The Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contract position. One-year contract, with strong likelihood for renewal for at least two years. Salary commensurate with experience and adjusted for benefits.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to Gaby Falco at the National Network of Abortion Funds, email@example.com.
Please use this subject line: Minnesota Advocacy Manager
Please submit your application no later than October 1, 2012. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The preferred start date is October 15th,
2012 but candidates who will not be available until after the November elections will still be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply.