Deadline: until filled
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest is looking for a Program Associate to be responsible for maintaining and establishing relationships with partners and among coalition members in Nebraska, including organizations and individuals. A significant focus of this work will be on coordinating efforts by organizations that conduct outreach and enrollment aimed towards individuals eligible for health insurance in the new Health Insurance Marketplace, as well as facilitating the work of current coalitions around food security, Medicaid, and access to benefits (ACCESS Nebraska). The position may also help to coordinate individual or client-related advocacy, such as attending events or hearings. This position will report to the Director of the Economic Justice (EJ) Program but will work closely with the staff attorneys in the Health Care Access Program and EJ Program and in a collaborative team environment.
- Coordinate and facilitate current coalition work organized around key issues. This will include facilitating coalition discussions, coordinating meeting agendas, times and minutes, and ensuring the coalition work is moving forward.
- Identify and forge new relationships and coalitions around key issues.
- Develop and carry out targeted community strategies to move policy initiatives forward. For example, hold community events, present information on coalition or issue work, and develop materials that assist in community engagement.
- Coordinate individual or client-related advocacy around key events, such as a presentations, hearings or briefings.
- Craft educational materials to help advance policy solutions.
- Assist with project development and work with Program Director and Grant Coordinator to assist in identifying and securing funding for key initiatives.
- Assist with grant reporting.
- Supervising staff that assist with community strategies.
- Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to build and maintain relationships and work with a range of personalities and skill levels to produce high quality results.
- Experience working with or helping to lead coalitions. This includes an understanding of how to work collaboratively, facilitate meetings, and share work effectively among a group of organizations.
- Public speaking skills. The ability to craft and give an effective presentation that engages and informs an audience.
- Strategic thinking. The ability to craft strategies that build support among target audiences and move work forward in an effective way.
- Strong writing skills. Writing should be clear, concise, organized, and accessible to a wide audience.
- Creative thinker. Someone who can generate new ideas and new approaches to solve problems.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines at one time.
- Excellent technology skills–proficient with facebook, twitter, and other social media platforms. Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Apps, and Macs a plus.
- A self-starter who can generate solutions and next steps within a framework of clear expectations.
- Calm in a crisis, with great instincts. The skills to respond to unexpected developments in ways that seize opportunities and minimize negative outcomes.
- Hard worker and able to work some evenings and weekends.
- Experience with advocacy and/or community organizing a plus.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive nonprofit salary ($30,000 – $40,000) based on experience and benefits including health, vision, dental retirement and vacation.
Position is open until filled. Start Date, December 15, 2013. Please send a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (no more than 1 page) and list of three references via email to email@example.com. If you have any questions, please contact Cynthia Davis at 402.438.8853.
See the full job description on the Nebraska Appleseed website.