Job Posting - Community Engagement Coordinator

New Futures is hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator as part of the Advocacy Hub, an expansion of work to build advocacy capacity in New Hampshire, specifically in Health and Early Childhood policies.

Position Description

Title: Community Engagement Coordinator – New Futures Advocacy Hub

Reports to: New Futures Senior Vice President and Policy Director

Supervises: N/A

New Futures is seeking an innovative and detail-oriented Community Engagement Coordinator to engage, mobilize and train individuals and organizations to advocate in support of New Futures early childhood and health policy priorities. New Futures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization that serves as the home for the Nonprofit Advocacy Hub (Hub) in New Hampshire.  The Hub is a centralized repository of campaign and ongoing advocacy capacities used to achieve defined policy goals, including goals related to ensuring access to affordable and quality health coverage, as well as early childhood development opportunities. The Hub Community Engagement Coordinator will be part of the Hub staff team and is a full-time, exempt, salaried position based in Concord, NH.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work with the Hub staff team, contracted partners, and stakeholders on the ground to identify, engage and mobilize trained advocates to act on legislation. This position will also develop and implement an advocacy-training curriculum in coordination with stakeholders in the field.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Identify, recruit, and  train advocates to take action on health and early childhood policy priorities;
Ensure multi-directional communication around advocacy efforts and on the ground priorities and issues;
Maintain a clear and responsive advocate database to support data-driven advocacy;
Engage and support advocates on policy priorities;
Evolve advocacy training curriculum to respond to needs of Hub stakeholders;
Maintain and cultivate relationships with advocates and organizations with their own turn-out base;
Work closely with Hub Staff to communicate with advocates via social media;
In partnership with Hub Policy Coordinators, orchestrate advocate turnout on specific policy issues;
Attend legislative hearings and prepare written testimony advocate use;
Increase the visibility of the Advocacy Hub by preparing and delivering presentations on work of the Hub and New Futures;
Collaborate with partners to organize public education and advocacy events such as roundtables, legislative breakfasts, in-district meetings, film screenings, panels and tailored advocacy training opportunities;
Convene partners around specific collective advocacy opportunities;
Manage the Advocacy Hub’s Community Engagement Program and develop program objectives with the support of New Futures’ Policy Director.
Provide additional assistance as needed to support the communications, development, research, and administrative needs of the Hub.
Frequent in-state travel and some out-of-state travel required.

Qualifications:

This position requires a minimum of two years professional work experience preferably in public health, political organizing or community development with demonstrated project management experience. A bachelor’s degree in political science, health care, education or community development from a recognized college or university is preferred. This position requires strong leadership and project management skills, plus the ability to work as part of a team.

Exceptional oral communication skills, including public speaking experience;
Familiarity with early childhood and health care policies and programs is preferred;
Demonstrated experience in effective internal and external communication, collaboration, and coordination with individuals and organizations;
Demonstrated skill as a grassroots organizer;
Excellent attention to detail;
Team player and collaborator;
Ability to develop strong and effective working relationships with diverse and multi-cultural constituencies including new Futures staff, policymakers, the media, and others;
Knowledge of MS Office with strong word processing, Excel, database, social media platforms, and, Internet research skills

HOURS:   This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position at 37.5 hours per week. 

TO APPLY:  Please email a cover letter and resume to Michele Merritt, New Futures Senior Vice President, at the following address – mmerritt@new-futures.org   E-mail applications with attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. We do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position; please do not call. Position will be open until filled.