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Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (Bilingual)(Remote)(Must live in DC)

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Washington D.C., DC, USAWashington D.C.DCUSA
Full-time

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (National Alliance of Farmworker Women) was founded in 2011 as an informal network of farmworker women-serving organizations with the specific aim of bringing unity and coherence to this growing, but greatly under-supported and underrepresented movement of working women. Since then, it has worked to ensure that campesinas have a place at the decision-making tables and a unified voice at forums that set the agenda for issues of critical importance to them and their families. Alianza is not only dedicated to protecting and promoting the civil, constitutional and human rights of campesinas, but of ensuring that they are empowered and actively engaged in advocating on their own behalf. There are four priority areas of work that Alianza focuses on: (1) ending violence against women and girls; (2) creating fair labor and employment standards; (3) helping to create a less punitive and more humane and just immigration system; (4) and addressing exposure to pesticides. 

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas seeks a Policy and Advocacy Coordinator who will further Alianza’s mission to strengthen farmworker women’s leadership and advocate for changes that ensure their human rights. In partnership with our Field, Communications, and Development Departments, the Policy & Advocacy Coordinator will help to promote the work of Alianza across Alianza’s four priority areas. The ideal candidate is a savvy legislative operative, coalition-builder, and relationship manager, and is passionate about the betterment of campesina situations, and familiar with this movement and gender-based issues. S/he will possess the ability to work in both the policy and grassroots community environments - helping lawmakers become more familiar with farmworker issues and campesinas become more familiar with the legislative process. Specific Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Areas of Responsibility: 

Policy & Legislative Tracking

  • Track federal legislation related to Alianza’s four priority areas: immigration, labor, pesticide protection, and violence against women and girls.

  • Track legislation in key states (California, Florida, New York, Oregon, Washington, Texas, New Mexico, Indiana, and Arizona) related to key issue areas.

  • Identify and build relationships with our policy audiences – the decision-makers who have the power to bring about policy change and achieve our goals.

  • Advocate with local, state and federal agencies on behalf of campesinas to improve the level of care and responsiveness to campesina victims and survivors' needs.

  • Meet with political leaders to advocate for reforms to immigration, employment, education and health law to benefit campesinas and their families.

  • Identify champions among lawmakers and staff on relevant committees who make decisions about laws that impact campesinas

Advocacy & Coalition Representation

  • Develop, lead, and execute a comprehensive advocacy plan with specific goals, objectives, and indicators with a focus on partnering with state and local governments to effect policy change.

  • Develop and/or represent Alianza within existing coalitions and working groups to partner in advocacy efforts to transform policies and practices. 

  • Work with fellow Alianza staff, particularly the Communications Department, to conduct public awareness campaigns including the Bandana Project, the Satchel (Moralities) Campaign, the Apron (Mandil) Project and other campaigns in coordination with other agencies.  Increase Alianza’s profile during established months of “commemoration/observance,” such as: March 8 (International Women’s Day); April (Sexual Assault & Child Abuse Awareness Month); May 1 (International Workers’ Day); October (Domestic Violence Awareness Month).

  • Assist in developing compelling and effective advocacy messages and finding methods for delivery.

  • Stay abreast of key issues and players in all relevant sectors (i.e., women’s rights, labor, environment, immigration) and connect the Executive Director and relevant staff with contacts in these movements.

  • Work closely with Alianza leadership and relevant staff to build Alianza’s thought leadership profile with key stakeholders through white papers, publications, and/or media, including social media as relevant.

  • Present or participate in presentations that advance Alianza’s advocacy and thought leadership efforts.

  • Assist in cultivating D.C.-based board members or advisors to Alianza.

Internal Policy Advocacy Skills Building

  • Build internal grassroots training program with Alianza staff to include trainings on how to talk to elected officials, power mapping your state legislature, and digital advocacy.

  • Create train-the-trainer program to expand advocacy and legislative work

  • Facilitate training with member organizations around advocacy-related housekeeping and security considerations 

Educational Background: 
Masters degree in public policy, political science, or related field. Preferred not required
Skills/Experience: 

Qualifications

  • Previous professional experience in legislative and administrative advocacy, legislative drafting, policy development, public speaking, communicating with the media.

  • Masters degree in public policy, political science, or related field. Preferred not required.

  • Previous professional experience working in the fields of campesinas’ health and safety, immigration, environmental protections, women’s and/or human rights.

  • Demonstrated skill and comfort in proactively building relationships with diverse audiences, including public officials, coalition partners, and community leaders.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus

  • Attend Board meetings or special events.

  • Ability to work independently in a team environment. 

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

  • Fluency in Microsoft suite, Google suite, and CRM. 

  • Comfort with technologies and communication mechanisms that support remote teams, including file sharing, web-based meetings, conference calls, and emerging technologies.

  • Must live in Washington DC area.

Compensation/Benefits: 

Competitive pay depending on experience.

Additional Information: 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including their contact information, to [email protected] with the subject line POLICY AND ADVOCACY COORDINATOR. No phone calls please.

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, age, color, disability (Physical and mental, includes HIV and AIDS), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion (includes religious dress and grooming, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, or request for FMLA. Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prioritizes diversity among our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers. We also maintain a strong interest in our employees’ career development and strive to provide opportunities for growth and education for dedicated members of our team.

Organization Info

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc.

Overview
Headquarters: 
Oxnard, California, USA
Size: 
1-10 employees
Founded: 
2011
About Us
Mission: 

Alianza de Campesinas’ mission is to unify the struggle to promote farm worker women’s leadership in a national movement to create a broader visibility and advocate for changes that ensure their human rights.

Programs: 

Alianza de Campesinas members have worked for many, many years to address gender based violence against farmworker women, including sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic violence.  Unfortunately, many Alianza de Campesinas members have had firsthand experience with sexual harassment.  In addition, a number of Alianza de Campesinas members are survivors of other forms of violence.  Therefore, their activism on these issues are grounded in personal experiences as survivors and witnesses to the potential harm that violence causes individuals, families and communities.

ADVOCACY

We strongly believe in ensuring that victims and survivors receive holistic care to heal from and address the violence that they have suffered. Members have represented and supported farmworker survivors of gender based violence in the following ways:

  • As victim advocates in civil and criminal investigations and proceedings
  • Advocacy with local, state and federal agencies on behalf of farmworker survivors of violence to improve the level of care and responsiveness to farmworker victims and survivors' unique needs
  • Providing information and testimony to government agencies and other groups to improve laws and systems that serve farmworkers
  • Educate and inform social service organizations, legal organizations, crisis centers and coalitions about special considerations for serving the farmworker population, among others

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

Alianza de Campesinas members have conceptualized and created educational materials on the issue of sexual harassment and domestic violence, including curriculum for farmworker women and promotoras.  They have also developed outreach strategies and have helped other advocates develop resources, safety plans and other information for farmworker victims and survivors. Alianza de Campesinas members use and promote effective approaches to raise these sensitive and difficult topics, including using teatro, house meetings, and art.

RESEARCH AND MEDIA

Alianza de Campesinas members have authored, contributed to, served as consultants on and otherwise supported the publication of landmark reports, documentaries and media stories related to violence against farmworker women and children.

POLICY & ADMINISTRATIVE ADVOCACY

Alianza de Campesinas members have been actively engaged in educational efforts to inform political leaders and agency representatives at the local, state and federal level about the needs and priorities of farmworker women. In addition, Alianza de Campesinas members have advocated for changes to the administrative systems and processes that agencies use to accept and process claims to ensure that farmworker women can access protections under the existing laws and can meaningfully participate in investigations of violations against them. Further, Alianza de Campesinas has met with many political leaders to advocate for necessary reforms to immigration, employment, education, health and a range of different substantive areas of laws that do not adequately provide protections that are necessary for farmworker women and their families to live and work with dignity.

Why Work For Us?: 

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prioritizes diversity among our staff, Board of Directors, and volunteers. We also maintain a strong interest in our employees’ career development and strive to provide opportunities for growth and education for dedicated members of our team.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 31 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 31 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Inc.
industry: 
Nonprofit