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Policy Action Manager

About SIECUS:

SIECUS asserts that comprehensive sex education is a powerful vehicle for social change. We advocate for comprehensive sexuality education as a means of building a foundation for a long-term culture shift that will positively impact all levels of society, particularly on issues of gender, sexual orientation and racial equity; sexuality, sexual and reproductive freedom; sexual violence prevention, and affirmation of bodily autonomy.  SIECUS applies an intersectional lens to ensure people’s real lived experiences inform our policy, education, and strategic communications work.

The State Policy Action Manager will lead implementation of the SEPAC program. This critical position will ensure that all member organizations gain invaluable advocacy, coalition building, and political strategy skills; receive federal policy and legislative updates; network and share best practices with colleague organizations from around the nation; and foster a close working relationship with SIECUS. The position is responsible for building strong relationships with SEPAC member groups, developing webinars, trainings, and other programming to support the evolving need of SEPAC members, leading advocacy opportunities for SIECUS to support state/local advocacy initiatives, provide technical assistance to local advocacy groups, and engage SEPAC members in federal advocacy campaigns.  This position requires a high degree of initiative and creativity, an understanding of community organizing and legislative advocacy tactics, strong coalition and relationship building, and effective project management skills.

Location: Remote

Reports to: Policy and Advocacy Director

Job Responsibilities:
The Policy Action Manager is responsible for the following: 

  • Work with the Policy and Advocacy Director to design and implement programs plan, strategy, and goals and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of SEPAC; 
  • Manage overall state-based and SEPAC wide advocacy and policy operations, tracking best practices, growing SEPAC membership and member engagement in annual council events and campaign activities; 
  • Develop strong relationships with SEPAC partner organizations and local stakeholders, maintaining regular and effective communications with SEPAC members, ensuring there is a feedback loop of timely information to inform network strategy; 
  • Communicate regularly with the Policy Analyst regarding state and local legislation and activities to remain aware of the state of play of relevant legislation around the country; 
    • Coordinate and develop sex education advocacy, awareness, and legislative action campaigns and/or activities that maximize state partner engagement goals; 
      • Provide strategic guidance and technical support for state-based organizations seeking to advance comprehensive sex education policies in their local com munities or states;  
      • Coordinate the development of best practice guides, tools, training materials and other resources to support successful implementation of public policy advocacy practices and strategies; 
      • Engage actively in networking with state and local policy-making and public officials for outreach, education, and advocacy opportunities;  
      • Support and guide SEPAC working committees or cohorts through technical assistance and coaching on public policy advocacy and strategy, as needed;  
      • Develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement; 

Qualifications: 

  • 2-4 years prior experience in community or political organizing, legislative advocacy, and mobilization campaigns contributing to successful legislation and policy wins, preferably on issues related to sex education, gender justice, reproductive justice, and LGBTQ+ rights. 
  • Excellent advocacy, consensus-building, coalition-building, and leadership skills; demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with other staff and other organizations to successfully achieve campaign and program work plans and goals; 
  • Strong working knowledge of federal, state and municipal legislative and governmental processes to advance policies, legislation, and programs; 
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral; past public speaking experience; ability to analyze and communicate complex issues to a variety of audiences; 
  • An independent thinker, self-motivated, problem solver, and team player with a commitment to excellence and maintaining positive working relationships; 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in politically sensitive and high-pressure environments; 
  • Effective time management skills, including attention to detail while maintaining the ability to prioritize, manage, and complete multiple tasks in a timely manner; 
  • Computer and digital strategy proficiency is required;  
  • A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a related field.  

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and your resume to hiring@siecus.org with “NAME, STATE POLICY ACTION MANAGER” in the subject. Please make sure all submitted materials clearly state your name. Submissions received by May 20th, 2022 will receive priority consideration. 

Compensation: $60,000. SIECUS also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes up to 4 weeks of annual paid leave; and full health, dental, and vision coverage for all eligible employees.

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled, priority will be given to applications received by May 20th, 2022.  

SIECUS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equitable hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, uniform service member status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, LGBTQ+ persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Those whose experiences and perspectives have been traditionally under-represented in the field of sexual health are particularly encouraged to apply.