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Sisters in Control: Policy Director

Job Description:

Position: Policy Director

Program: Sisters in Control Reproductive Justice 

Supervisor: Deputy Executive Director

Work Schedule: 40 hrs./week (Monday – Friday)
Some nights & weekends as needed

Travel Required: Yes

Expected Hours: 40 hrs

Status: Exempt

Salary Range: $68,000 - $78,000

Primary Job Functions:

  • Research, Development and implementation of BWW’s policy platform.
  • Build and maintain BWW as a leader in Reproductive Justice policy at a local, state and federal level.
  • Assist in program and organizational fundraising (Grants, Sponsorships, Fee-for-Service, Special Events).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaison to external policy partners including but not limited to lobbyist and consultants. 
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with external organizations to push policy priorities.
  • Creating all policy materials including fact sheets, letter of support, research and media materials.
  • Liaison to media surrounding all policy related information.
  • Developing and implementing policy agenda in earned and paid media.
  • Measure the effectiveness of policy work/initiatives; define and lead change to meet objectives.
  • Effectively collaborate with the Communications and Civic Engagement teams to enable and facilitate BWW positioning across its core areas of focus. 
  • Collaborating with Communication teams on strategic use of diverse media platforms. 
  • Serve as ambassador of BWW’s mission and policy and advocacy priorities; develop and maintain relationships across constituents and stakeholders necessary.
  • Oversee planning and execution of events such as policy breakfasts and roundtables to encourage dialogue and ultimately better policies, programs, and practices.
  • Liaison with In Our Own Voice - National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda policy team. Collaborating with National and State partners policy platform.
  • Work with Civic Engagement team to coordinate campaign with BWW policy goals. 
  • Representing BWW at political and community events.
  • Grant writing and reporting to funders in policy area.
  • Frequent travel is required. 
  • Other office duties as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in public policy, public administration or related degree required, advanced degree preferred (Masters or J.D.).
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in non-profit or government.
  • At Least 5-year experience working with media.
  • Experience successfully building and managing a high performing team.
  • In-depth/Expert understanding of city, state and federal legislative and budget processes.
  • In-depth knowledge on reproductive health, right and justice issues impacting Black women.
  • Deep commitment to social justice, policy advocacy and research.
  • Track-record of high-level impact on policy issues in the human services field and/or reproductive health right and justice field.
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft word and PowerPoint or similar programs.
  • Entrepreneurial, flexible, creative, energetic, hard-working and unafraid of challenges.
  • Strong, proactive project management skills with solid experience managing and coordinating research projects, policy analysis, and high-impact advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience using social media in advocacy campaigns.

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

How to Apply:

Candidates should email their resume to stephanierones@bwwla.com, with a subject heading including their name, job title of interest and desired salary. Please include a cover letter. BWW will contact you for an interview if BWW believes you may be a good fit.

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