NLIRH seeks an experienced, resourceful and innovative individual with strong leadership skills and advanced analytical abilities to promote a national policy agenda designed to advance and protect the reproductive health and rights of Latinas. The Associate Director of Policy shall oversee the development and implementation of NLIRH’s national policy program; serve as NLIRH’s liaison in Washington, D.C.; and develop public education materials on health policy, immigration reform, reproductive health and other issues that pertain to reproductive justice.
Position Location: Washington, DC
The duties of the Associate Director of Policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
* Assist in developing NLIRH’s policy positions, in consultation with the Director of Policy and Advocacy, on a range of reproductive health and rights issues;
* Supervise drafting of legislative analysis, research and prepare policy briefs, fact sheets, public education campaign materials and all other policy related publications;
* Build relationships with Congressional staff in order to advance NLIRH’s policy priorities;
* Implement all Washington, D.C. policy-related events hosted by NLIRH;
* Manage operations of Washington, D.C. office and maintain regular communication with the Director of Policy and Advocacy on administrative updates;
* Hire, manage and supervise Washington D.C. policy staff, fellows, interns and volunteers;
* Work with the Community Mobilization program staff to support advocacy campaigns and provide policy-related materials to NLIRH’s constituents and activists;
* Conduct trainings and presentations on behalf of NLIRH at national conferences, events, and congressional meetings and briefings;
* Represent NLIRH in national and local coalitions, and at Washington, D.C. events; and
* Support the Executive Director and/or the Director of Policy and Advocacy on other general responsibilities as needed.
Qualifications: Law or Masters degree in Public Policy, Public Health or related field with a minimum of 2 years policy advocacy experience. Candidates must have extensive knowledge of reproductive health and rights issues and/or social justice issues with experience in policy advocacy, community organizing and coalition building. Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communications skills; Bilingual (Spanish/English) oral and written skills are highly preferred.
Benefits: NLIRH offers excellent benefits, including health insurance, vacation and sick leave.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Application Process: Submit resume, three references and policy writing sample (3-5 pages) to: Associate Director of Policy Search, NLIRH, 50 Broad Street, Suite 1825, New York, NY 10004 or via email: Jessica@latinainstitute.org or fax to: 212-422-2556 by August 8, 2008.