Organization: MNCASA | Location: Minneapolis, MN
Activity Area: Policy | Job Type: Full-Time | Salary: $60,000 – $65,000
The Public Policy Manager is responsible for working with the Executive Director in leading MNCASA’s policy advocacy activities on a local, state, and federal level. These activities include developing and implementing MNCASA’s public policy agenda, as well as technical assistance, trainings, and grant management.
- Facilitate the development of MNCASA’s legislative advocacy agenda, public policy statements, and campaigns.
- Lead local, regional, and statewide public policy strategy.
- Actively seek feedback from members and other parties to ensure effectiveness of policy work.
- Proactively cultivate meaningful relationships with local, regional, state, and federal policy makers, candidates, and staff to engage with and influence public policy.
- Testify on issues related to sexual violence and provide feedback on sexual violence-related legislation.
- Provide feedback and support on legislation which may impact victims/survivors of sexual violence.
- Supervise and direct contracted lobbyist/policy interns/fellows/and other contractors related to policy work.
- In coordination with co-workers, lead and execute annual Action Day.
- Provide technical assistance and trainings to MNCASA member programs and other partners on topics related to policy strategies and engagement.
- Manage MNCASA’s Advisory Policy Committee
- Assist with grant proposals, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
- Assist with MNCASA activities, including but not limited to: annual meetings, strategic planning, board meetings, annual training symposiums, and organizational communications.
- Maintain listservs for communications between professionals.
- Maintain relevant pages and resources on the MNCASA website.
- Represent MNCASA with local, state, and national entities; task forces, working groups, etc.
- Respond to media inquiries and manage media relations as needed.
- Supervise and/or participate in special projects as appropriate.
Education and Experience
- Experience as a lobbyist and/or policy advocate, and ability to register as a lobbyist in the state of Minnesota.
- Completion of 40-hour sexual assault advocate training either prior to hire or as soon after as possible.
- Experience working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams.
- Demonstrated success as a supervisor in a similar field.
- Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities and collaborative groups.
- Prior experience working with survivors of sexual violence.
- Prior policy experience in a related field.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and build rapport with a variety of community partners.
- A passion for and demonstrated commitment to MNCASA’s mission and programming, including dedication to racial and social justice efforts.
- Ability to travel statewide and nationally.
- Ability to work flexible hour.
- In-depth knowledge of the issue of sexual violence from experience in the field or time as a sexual assault advocate preferred.
- Knowledge of primary prevention best practices preferred.
ORGANIZATION SUMMARY: The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) provides leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivors. We support, convene, and collaborate with sexual assault programs, advocates, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers to promote a more victim-centered response to sexual violence, and increase effective criminal justice. Our prevention programs take action before someone is harmed, and we work with policy makers and elected officials for laws and programs that fight sexual violence. MNCASA provides:
- Victim and Survivor Support by helping partner programs and medical personnel, law enforcement, and legal and social service providers deliver state of the art victim advocacy and support;
- Prevention Support by developing the capacity of partner programs and others to design and implement effective community-level primary prevention strategies;
- Policy Reforms through public policy education and advocacy; and
- Systems Change by developing capacity in medical, criminal justice, social service, and judicial systems to incorporate a coordinated and victim-centered approach into their responses.
To apply, go to MNCASA’S Job Board and send a resume and cover letter through our online applicant tracking system.
Diversity and open expression are fundamental to the work of MNCASA. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment where everyone can belong. Every member of our team enriches our work by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our sector: individuals who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQI+ and gender fluid or gender nonconforming, individuals with disabilities (both seen and unseen), veterans, people of any age or family status. We encourage you to apply even if you feel like you don’t fit 100% of the technical requirements.
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, genetic information or a protected veteran’s status.
Our organization has a partnership with Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) to provide administrative services including management of the recruiting process. If you apply for this position, you may see references to MACC in some online materials.
MACC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.