Location: New York City, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/26/2023
Expire Date: 03/26/2023
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
PWA is an anti-poverty, policy, and advocacy nonprofit with a membership network of 170 human-services and faith-based organizations. FPWA has been a prominent force in New York City's social services system for more than 100 years, advocating for fair public policies, and working to meet the needs of New Yorkers. FPWA reaches nearly 1.5 million New Yorkers each year.
FPWA’s work aims to address the historical, structural, and institutional inequities that continue to foster cycles of poverty and prevent economic mobility for individuals with low income and communities of color.
The federal poverty measure is an inadequate and outdated process used to measure poverty in the United States. The measure is an executive branch administrative guideline that is used to shape and inform government policy and decision-making on critical matters. FPWA seeks to develop a far-reaching national coalition of supporters to reimagine the federal poverty measure (FPM) to reflect the expenses and needs of US households today more accurately.
The Campaign Manager will be responsible for the coordination, development, and implementation of strategies to reimagine the FPM. The Manager will provide technical and administrative support, as well as, thought leadership to a coalition of national organizations and independent advocates in advancing the vision and mission of the campaign to reform the federal poverty measure.
The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for building diverse institutional partnerships for FPWA’s campaign coalition, coordinating high-impact mobilizations that shift public and political opinions and mobilizing broad support for changing the federal poverty measure. They will also be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic engagement/relationships and collaborations with internal, external, governmental, philanthropic, national, and local entities, and other stakeholders to drive initiatives that achieve the campaign’s goals.
The Campaign Manager will have strong project management and relationship-development skills and will have a proven track record in delivering key results in campaigns, preferably national campaigns, and demonstrated ability to support state and federal policy priorities for marginalized communities.
-Serve as central coordinator between FPWA and other relevant stakeholders for the poverty measurement reform campaign
-Coordinate internal workgroups including agenda, work product timelines, follow-up items, and deadlines
-Developing a campaign workplan to achieve targeted goal as well as responding to campaign demands, stakeholders’, and internal priorities to adapt plans effectively, managing public education, internal and external communications, advocacy, tactic, and action/event coordination.
-Perform administrative duties as required (e.g., coordinating and setting up meetings and events, phone calls, note-taking etc.)
-Develop and manage tools and strategies for recruiting advocates, identifying stakeholders, tracking engagement,
-Quickly identify and cultivate potential third-party allies and key stakeholders into engaged and persuasive advocacy partners
-Collaborate with member agencies, coalition partners, allied organizations, government representatives, and across FPWA’s outreach and program departments to promote and advance policy recommendations
-Develop and maximize strong and effective organizational relationships with key elected officials, government officials, and their staff
-Campaign Development & Policy Advocacy
-Initiate and drive the visioning, planning, and strategy development, done in conjunction with allies and coalition members.
-Develop, implement, and monitor progress on key objectives
-Direct internal project teams to provide advocacy strategy assistance for policy initiatives
-Develop and direct the political organizing strategy to achieve policy demands
-Produce high-quality written work to promote campaign policy positions and priorities to various audiences including web content, facts sheets, talking points, summaries of white papers, key messages, FAQs, and press releases
-Assists in maintaining social media and digital advocacy content related to campaign objectives.
-Collaborate with communications teams across various organizations to incorporate content into their outreach as appropriate.
-Support reporting on campaign activities and progress to funders
-Masters’ Degree or higher in communications, political science, policy, urban planning, law, labor relations, community organizing, social work or related field with at least 1 year of success in developing, implementing, and managing advocacy campaigns and coalitions. Relevant experience may be substituted for a graduate degree.
-Proactive project management and organizational skills with strong attention to detail; experienced in managing multiple tasks simultaneously to successful completion
-Campaign experience – electoral or issue-based, is highly preferred, especially in a managerial role. Federal campaign experience a plus.
-Expert in facilitating meetings and workshops with a strong ability to develop effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; interacts with internal and external contacts with diplomacy, tact, professionalism, and discretion.
-Firm understanding of the federal policy landscape both in the executive and legislative branch, preferred.
-Ability to present information and report progress and needs concisely and effectively – verbally and written, in both a public and internal setting.
-Deep commitment to social justice, policy advocacy and research; understanding of the needs of the communities that FPWA serves
-Salary range: $60,000 minimum to $90,000 maximum annual salary, commensurate with experience. This is a full-time, time-limited position. Continuation of this position will be determined by the on-going campaign needs and funding availability.
-Excellent Benefit Package including medical, dental, vision, life, 403(b) with match and more
-Ample Vacation Time: Four weeks of paid vacation accumulated during the year plus 12 company holidays
-Professional Development: Resources committed to bolster professional and personal growth
-Modern & Flexible Work Environment: Our staff work out of a beautifully designed open workspace with flexible and tech-equipped meeting spaces to support different workstyles, promote team building and collaboration
As part of building a culture where employs can do their best work, FPWA currently employs a hybrid model. Employees are in-office twice per week and senior leadership is in-office three times per week. We observe a company-wide remote day on Fridays.
Work performed by this role is expected to happen in or near New York, NY given FPWA's work policies and practices.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
FPWA requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
TO APPLY: PLEASE SUBMIT A COVER LETTER and RESUME via Workable.
No phone calls or other inquiries please.
Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. We will be interviewing applicants on a rolling basis and will fill the position quickly. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
FPWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
FPWA is committed to employing people who reflect the diversity of our member agencies and the communities and people they serve. Those with lived experience of justice involvement are strongly encouraged to apply. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged.
Company Name: FPWA
FPWA is an anti-poverty, policy and advocacy nonprofit with a membership network of nearly 170 human service and faith-based organizations. Each year, through its network of member agencies, FPWA reaches 1.5 million low income New Yorkers of all ages, ethnicities, and denominations. FPWA strives to build a city of equal opportunity that reduces poverty, promotes upward mobility, and creates shared prosperity.