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Community Engagement Coordinator

New Futures

New Futures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization that serves as a centralized repository of campaign and ongoing advocacy capacities used to achieve defined policy goals, including goals related to health care, early childhood development and drug and alcohol policy. 


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 policy priorities.  The New Futures Community Engagement Coordinator will be part of the New Futures staff team and is a full-time, exempt, salaried position based in Concord, NH.

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work with the New Futures Community Engagement Director, contracted partners, and stakeholders to identify, engage and mobilize advocates to act on legislation. This position will also assist in the development and implementation of an advocacy-training curriculum. 

Requirements:

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

  • Exceptional oral communication skills, including public speaking experience;
  • Familiarity with campaign strategy and political or community organizing is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience in effective internal and external communication, collaboration, and coordination with individuals and organizations;
  • Demonstrated skills as a grassroots organizer or volunteer engagement coordinator;
  • 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
Responsibilities:
  • Identify, recruit, and  train advocates to take action on New Futures policy priorities;
  • Effectively utilize New Futures advocate database to support data-driven advocacy;
  • Engage and support advocates on policy priorities;
  • Implement grassroots engagement strategy to support New Futures campaign advocacy priorities;
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with advocates and organizations with their own turn-out base;
  • Work closely with New Futures Communications Staff to communicate with advocates via social media;
  • In partnership with New Futures Policy Coordinators, orchestrate advocate turnout on specific policy issues;
  • Support advocates by attending legislative hearings;
  • 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;
  • Convene partners around specific collective advocacy opportunities;
  • Frequent in-state travel and some out-of-state travel required.
How 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.

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: October 17, 2017

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