Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
African American Community Service Agency | San Jose, CA
Position Summary: This position will lead AACSA Policy and Advocacy work, with primary responsibility for: visioning, planning, implementing, and evaluating our policy agenda; budgeting; contract and grant reporting; coordinating with lobbyists, staff, and stakeholders; and representing AACSA in local, state and national policy arenas. Typical Duties and Responsibilities: As the AACSA Policy and Advocacy Coordinator, you will: • Coordinate and support the Executive Director to develop internal and external policy/advocacy plans; in addition to supporting various AACSA Teams. • Recruit, maintain, supervise, train and develop policy and advocacy interns • Conduct research on local, state, and federal policy issues based on community and agency input • Monitor the introduction of legislation, ballot initiatives, and resolutions • Track and complete deliverables in Policy and Advocacy contracts • Create and administer Policy and Advocacy survey for 500 • Create and adhere to AACSA Policy Response Process and Tiers of Action • Engage by building relationships with BIPOC and hard to count populations • Conduct 20 distinct learning sessions, including zoom group sessions, and in person/remote consultations • Develop training and development sessions for staff, board, families and general community members • Attend and summarize committee hearings, testimony, floor debates, press conferences, media interviews • Research legislation, policy issues, public health, and population health, social and racial metrics • Create content and monitor social media posts specific to a policy issues and legislation • Attend and monitor Joint Budget Committee hearings and briefings • Establish a communications plan and engage 10,000 community members in target populations • Monitor regulatory hearings and briefings support the development of advocacy outreach and campaigns • Research analytical tools and applying to current legislation and rules • Research legislators, elected officials, advocacy organizations, political and community-based committees • Enters information into Salesforce and/or other large and complex databases of AACSA-related records and services, ensures the accuracy and completeness of the data, and generates reports or outputs as needed. • Receives mail or correspondence for the work unit or area. • Files documents and develops or modifies filing practices, including use of electronic rather than paper records. • Coordinates, organizes, and takes minutes at meetings, and supports other department activities and functions. Schedules or obtains use of rooms and sets up rooms and equipment for use. • Assists with maintaining event or program RSVPs and tracking documents. • Greets customers and clients, or other personnel of AACSA, by phone, in person or through email or social media. • Assesses AACSA general/policy needs to understand services, processes, procedures, and guidelines. • Handles requests/transactions or directs the person or matter to the proper sources. • Assists in resolving problems and ensuring satisfactory service. • Processes forms to ensure accuracy and completeness; computes or verifies and enters data and forwards or files paperwork. • Creates documents in Word or uses predefined templates and form letters. Creates or maintains files in Excel and AACSA Google Drive. May create PowerPoint presentations, use Publisher or other databases. • Operates office equipment such as printers, copy machines, fax machines. • Supports direct or indirect assistance to management functions and services. This includes room scheduling, upper administration and office of the Executive Director, supporting advising services and general support to programs in all areas of the AACSA. • Maintains records of AACSA Policy office supplies and inventories; tracks status, orders, purchases, and maintains or distributes supplies as needed. • Performs other related duties as assigned.