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Elder Advocacy Coordinator

NH Legal Assistance

About NHLA: Recognized nationally for our achievements, NHLA has a proud history of aggressive, creative advocacy for low-income and elderly clients in federal and state courts, as well as legislative and administrative forums. Because NHLA does not receive federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funding, we are not subject to LSC’s restrictions on lobbying, class action litigation or welfare reform work. NHLA’s resources are primarily focused on housing, health, income benefits, elder law, domestic violence, and public utilities. NHLA operates five branch law offices and a number of statewide projects. 

For more information visit www.nhla.org


New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) seeks a dynamic individual to serve as Elder Advocacy Coordinator on behalf of the NH Alliance for Healthy Aging (AHA).  This is a full-time (37.5 hours) position in Concord, NH.

The NH AHA is a statewide coalition of cross sector stakeholders focused on the health and well-being of elders in New Hampshire.  NH AHA works to advance a shared agenda in support of its vision to create communities in New Hampshire that advance culture, policies and services which support older adults and their families, providing a wide range of choices that advance health, independence and dignity.  New Hampshire Legal Assistance, a statewide civil legal aid organization, serves as the lead agency to implement AHA’s policy agenda and convene the AHA Advocacy Work Group.  The Elder Advocacy Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the AHA Advocacy Work Group.  The Coordinator works under the direction of NHLA’s Senior Law Project Director and Policy Director and in coordination with partner organizations to further the purposes and goals of AHA.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or 2-4 years relevant experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving vulnerable populations.
  • Prior advocacy and communications experience desirable.
Responsibilities:

Duties:

Grassroots Engagement:

  1. Develop a grassroots engagement plan and toolkit and leverage resources from coalition members and other key organizations to build advocacy capacity.
  2. Identify key legislators and regional stakeholders to participate in in-district meetings.
  3. Convene a legislative breakfast to educate legislators about AHA’s policy priorities.
  4. Partner with other AHA advocacy work group members to conduct trainings and mobilize consumers.

Communications:

  1. Develop a communications plan and social media calendar and coordinate implementation with coalition partners. 
  2. Produce templates (letters to the editor, social media posts, etc.) that all AHA members can use for coordinated advocacy efforts.

Coordination:

  1. Convene regular meetings, write weekly communications for AHA members, develop social media content, and other “on the ground” tasks.
  2. Develop a working knowledge of community needs and resources and build meaningful contact and ties to consumers, community groups, organizations, etc.
How to Apply:

Salary/Benefits: Salary DOE. Excellent benefits, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plan.

Applications: Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to officemanager@nhla.org

Deadline:   December 18, 2017

New Hampshire Legal Assistance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to building a culturally diverse staff.  Bicultural/Bilingual, Minority, LGBTQ, individuals with disabilities, women and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Location:

Concord

Date Added: November 21, 2017

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