• Temporary Advocacy Coordinator

    Job Locations US-WA
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/7/2019 8:47 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Housing and Shelter
    Fiscal Sponsorship Projects
    Location : Name
    A Way Home Washington
  • Overview

    Seeking full-time Advocacy Coordinator for the duration of Washington state’s legislative session to coordinate grassroots advocacy activities for A Way Home Washington, the statewide movement to prevent and end youth homelessness.


    Organization Description


    A Way Home Washington (AWHWA), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks, is mission-driven to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness across Washington state. AWHWA partners with the state Office of Homeless Youth, philanthropic foundations, advocates, and service providers who support over 13,000 unaccompanied young people experiencing homelessness in Washington. AWHWA leads and coordinates these stakeholders as we work collectively to build a statewide system so that local communities can respond to youth and young adult homelessness in their areas.


    Job Summary


    As an Advocacy Coordinator, in partnership with the leadership of the AWHWA team, you will cultivate and support grassroots volunteer advocates from AWHWA’s statewide network of partner organizations. Reporting to the Executive Director, you will be responsible for recruiting and briefing advocates, directing communication and engagement streams with the Washington State Legislature, legislative research, impact tracking, managing event logistics and providing grassroots advocate support and mobilization.


    **This is a limited-term position. The duration of this position is during the legislative session in Olympia, or four-six months.**


    • Develop engagement strategy in AWHWA’s Anchor Communities (Yakima, Walla Walla, Spokane and Pierce County) and partner organizations to recruit and train community advocates to communicate with the Washington State Legislature related to issues important to ending youth homelessness;
    • Manage advocate communications including: monthly community emails, email automation streams, website and social media content, training resources, and personal correspondence with advocates;
    • Execute event logistics for advocacy trainings and lobby days, including travel arrangements, venue procurement, vendor management, event promotion, attendee registration and communication, and on-site support;
    • Provide support to the Executive Director and Advocacy team to create high impact advocacy actions as needed, including advocate correspondence, in-district meetings, letters to the editor, background research and follow-up.


    • Two-five years of experience working on issue-based or political campaigns, advocacy organizing; experience on Capitol Hill, in Olympia or an elected official’s office, with tangible, evidence-based results;
    • Written communication experience on web and/or email platforms;
    • Volunteer recruitment, management, or leadership development;
    • Event planning and logistics management;
    • Database management skills.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Deep commitment to AWHWA’s mission and to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through and within our organization;
    • A passion for engaging people, including a strong ability to maintain all relationships through clear, professional communications as well as 100% follow-through and responsiveness;
    • Self-starter who shows strong initiative, sets high standards for individual and team performance, and is committed to constantly improving upon every aspect of our work;
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with proven ability to effectively and independently manage projects with many moving parts to produce high-quality results;
    • Strongly preferred: Driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle, and willingness to travel to Eastern Washington and Olympia during session.


    Physical Requirements


    Little or no exertion, may require extended periods at a computer. May occasionally be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


    Hours and Travel


    This is a full-time, exempt position for the duration of the Washington state legislative session. Regular office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, may include occasional evening or weekend hours for special events.


    AWHWA is committed to hiring a culturally diverse candidate and strongly encourages applications from individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, females, and people of color.


    TSNE MissionWorks envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.


    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/A Way Home Washington will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  


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