Children's Aid Manager, Government Relations and Community Engagement in Manhattan, New York
Manager, Government Relations and Community Engagement 7/5/22Full Time--Manhattan
Job ID: 005380
Executive & Administrative Headquarters (117 West 124th St)
$60,000 - $65,000
*Position Summary: *The Government Relations and Community Engagement Manager reports to the Assistant Director of Public Policy and will be responsible for supporting Children’s Aid’s government relations and community engagement work; supporting Children’s Aid’s grassroots advocacy efforts; coordinating community engagement activities on behalf of Children’s Aid; training Children’s Aid staff, youth and parents on effective advocacy; and managing select projects as they arise.
Salary:$60,000 - $65,000 (Annually)
Location:117 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027
Government Relations and Community Engagement
Work with the Director and Assistant Director of Public Policy to lead development and execution of Children’s Aid’s government relations and community engagement strategies.
Assist the Director and Assistant Director of Public Policy in developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with government leaders, non-profits, community organizations and other prospective partners to effectively carry out the government relations strategy.
Support in the management of multiple site-based Advisory groups.
Work with the Assistant Director to connect Children’s Aid sites and programs to elected officials and involve them in Children’s Aid advocacy efforts and events.
Support the management of relationships with elected officials.
Support external community relations issue areas including Police relations, Immigration, and other timely issues.
Attend community meetings on a regular basis.
Testify at hearings, attend select events and other events hosted by elected officials
Develop strong relationships with site-based staff to understand local issues arising in everyday work.
Support the management of the Community Building Summer Internship Program.
Support youth and parent/family advocacy at all CA sites and programs, including training and working with CA Division Directors, Program Directors, Advocacy Liaisons and CA Ambassadors.
Lead select coalition activities (i.e. petition collection, letter writing, phone banks, social media campaigns etc.) and turn out staff, parents, and youth to participate.
Coordinate logistics for advocacy events (including advocacy days, legislative visits, and legislative breakfasts).
High-School Diploma and 5 years of relevant experience in policy and advocacy role(s) required; Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience preferred.
Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent attention to detail, creative and the initiative to solve or anticipate problems.
Experience working with youth and families on advocacy-related issues.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to utilize various social media platforms.
Ability to travel is required.
A passion for and commitment to mission-based work and social change, especially in the area of children, youth, and families.
Job Type Full Time