Policy & Government Relations Coordinator Full Time
Albany, New York
Justice Center, a highly respected, statewide nonprofit law firm, is seeking a Policy Coordinator to join our team. This is an opportunity to
join one of the most
effective organizations serving low income individuals and families
in New York State.
Justice Center attracts and employs dedicated, determined and passionate advocates who, together, make a significant positive
impact on the lives of low income New Yorkers. We achieve our successes
in three ways: through direct legal representation; through systemic change efforts, including high impact litigation
and legislative and administrative advocacy; and by
providing training and technical assistance to other advocates who are working towards the same goals.
Our organization offers staff an exciting and dynamic working environment and a strong commitment to teamwork, diversity, and personal/professional development.
Policy & Government Relations Coordinator Position
The Policy Coordinator is a critical member of the Policy Team, which is focused on creating systemic change to reduce poverty and promote social
justice, especially through legislative and administrative advocacy. Empire Justice Center focuses on New York State but
also work at the local and federal levels of government.
The Policy & Government Relations Coordinator should be passionate about Empire Justice Center's mission, work well as a member of a team, and be enthusiastic and
about the New York State
legislative process. This position is
an opportunity to work across
multiple areas of poverty law and advocacy, including consumer, public benefits, domestic violence, LGBTQ issues, immigration, civil rights, education, employment, and health. The candidate must have the ability to juggle
multiple tasks and priorities in a fast paced environment and have excellent communications skills.
The Policy & Government Relations Coordinator is responsible for working with the Policy Team to support the development of the organization's annual policy agenda, working with the Team to implement the agenda through a variety of means
including the coordination of legislative and administrative advocacy campaigns, to support
participate in coalition work with fellow advocates across
the state, the organization
and participation in lobby days, and to
engage in policy writing, research, and legislative tracking and analysis.The Policy & Government Relations Coordinator will also participate in other internal organizational efforts and processes, including working with the Marketing and Communications and Policy Teams.
This position is based in Albany and reports to the Vice President for Policy and Government Relations, who is also based
in our Albany office.
- Required experience: at least 3 years of New York State policy experience
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Mastery of Microsoft Office 2010.
- Familiarity with current and emerging social media and other digital platforms.
- Experience with government relations databases such as Statewatch a plus
Salary and Benefits
is commensurate with experience and based on the organization's salary scale. Empire Justice offers a generous benefits package, including health insurance, pension
and life insurance, vacation, holiday, personal
and sick time. We are an organization that supports and encourages a work/life balance.
Justice Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and desires a diverse work force. People of color, women, persons with disabilities, persons who are elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
Applications will be accepted until close of business Friday, October 12, 2018.
If interested, please email a cover letter, resume, writing sample (legislative memo, letter, or fact sheet not to exceed 3 pages) and three professional references to: (no phone calls or hard
Policy & Government Relations Coordinator Hiring Team Empire Justice Center