Program Coordinator-Policy & Legislation

  • LULAC
  • Washington, DC
  • Nov 25, 2020
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 05-2020
OPENS: 11/27/2020
CLOSES: 12/11/2020
Position Title: Program Coordinator-Policy & Legislation
Location: Washington, D.C. / National Headquarters
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Organization: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is a non-profit organization and serves as the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with over 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.

Position Description: The Policy and Legislation Program Coordinator in consultation with the LULAC leadership, will develop and assist with the organization’s policy and legislation programs. The Program Coordinator is responsible for tracking and analyzing federal, state and/or any policies affecting the Hispanic community. The Program Coordinator, will be responsible for communicating issues of importance to the LULAC membership, Additionally, the Program Coordinator will educate and create opportunities for LULAC members to engage with local policy leaders and influencers and advocate for the positions adopted by the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Monitor and analyze select federal and state legislation on matters affecting Latinos
• Build and maintain relationships with key federal, and state legislators, where applicable, to advance organizations legislative priorities
• Disseminate policy & legislation information to community members on a consistent basis
• Develop community materials to engage grassroots members
• Responsible for the oversight and delivery of advocacy, policy training, technical assistance, and other policy related activities for membership
• Represent LULAC at the federal, state, and local level at policy functions and attends congressional briefings and hearings as needed
• Plan and execute advocacy trainings and policy components at national events (LULAC National Convention, Legislative Conference, etc.)
• Draft memos, opinion pieces, and other content for dissemination in English and Spanish on LULAC’s political agenda for the media and publications as necessary
• Assist with media interviews, and communication of LULAC policy positions
• Disseminates relevant information to community members on a consistent basis
• Plans and executes LULAC’s national advocacy and information events with opinion leaders and influencers.
• Collect, analyze and synthesis data to include in related reports or for other purposes

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Excellent skills in oral and written communication in Spanish and English
• Ability to manage responsibilities independently set goals, develop budgets, and track program deliverables
• Ability to cultivate positive working relationships internally and externally
• Exceptional organization skills and detailed oriented
• Experience or knowledge in policy and legislative work
• Skill in interviewing and relating to legislators and governmental staff and advocates
• Skill in building advocacy coalitions among people with diverse interests and need
• Knowledge of available resources to research needed information (data bases, library references or guides, governmental publications, analytical reports by the State Legislative Analyst, etc.)
• Working knowledge of word processing using Microsoft Office Suite

Required Education and Experience:
• Candidates with an undergraduate degree in Political Science or Government studies from accredited university.
• Three to five years’ experience working on grassroots advocacy, coalition-building, conducting community programming, and/or experience requiring analysis of policy, legislation, and regulations.
Preferred Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or experience may be substituted for education.

Work Status: United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Required

Salary Range: $ 42,000-$45,000
Commensurate according to years of experience. All employees must meet a 6-month probationary period. Continuation of this position after one year is dependent on the successful candidate meeting jointly determined performance goals.

Benefits:
• Accrual of 8 hours of sick time and 8 hours of vacation time per month
• 10 Paid Federal Holidays
• Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available for enrollment
• Retirement Plan

How to Apply: Candidates should submit their resume demonstrating qualifications, education and work experience required for the position. All applications must be submitted electronically to jobs@lulac.org by 5:00pm EST on the closing date. Any questions may be directed via email to the Human Resource Officer at jobs@lulac.org.

Salary

$42,000-$45,000