We're hiring a community engagement coordinator!

New Futures is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, detail-oriented Community Engagement Coordinator to engage, mobilize, and train individuals and organizations to advocate in support of New Futures policy priorities. New Futures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change.  This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position based in Concord, NH.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work with the New Futures Community Engagement Team, contracted partners, and stakeholders to identify, engage and mobilize advocates to act on legislation. This position will also assist in the coordination and presentation of New Futures trainings for partners and individuals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, recruit, and train advocates to take action on New Futures policy priorities
  • Engage and support advocates on policy priorities
  • Support advocates by attending legislative hearings
  • Effectively utilize New Futures advocate database to support data-driven advocacy
  • Implement grassroots engagement strategy to support New Futures campaign advocacy priorities
  • Identify and attend relevant community meetings and events as a representative of New Futures
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with advocates and organizations with their own turn-out base
  • Convene partners around specific collective advocacy opportunities
  • In partnership with New Futures Policy Coordinators, orchestrate advocate turnout on specific policy issues
  • Collaborate with New Futures staff and partners to organize public education and advocacy events such as roundtables, legislative breakfasts, in-district meetings, film screenings, panels and tailored advocacy training opportunities
  • Support and staff scheduled New Futures trainings
  • Lead engagement efforts in regionally assigned area of the state and implement regional engagement plan
  • Frequent in-state travel and some out-of-state travel required

Qualifications:

This position requires a minimum of two years prior experience, preferably in public policy, political organizing or community development. A Bachelor’s degree in political science, health promotions, education or community development from a recognized college or university is preferred. This position requires demonstrated project management experience, strong public speaking skills, and ability to work as a part of a team.Access to reliable transportation and a valid drivers’ license is required.

  • Exceptional oral communication skills, including public speaking experience.
  • Familiarity with the NH legislative process and/or political organizing is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective internal and external communication, collaboration, and coordination with individuals and organizations.
  • Demonstrated skill as a grassroots organizer or volunteer engagement coordinator.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to function under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a high functioning team.
  • 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. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Aly McKnight, New Futures Vice President of Community Engagement, at the following address – amcknight@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.