Legislative and Communications Advocate
Full Time position— 40 hours/week. $20 to $22/per hour ($41,600 to 45,750 per year), depending on experience and skill set. Health, vision, and dental insurance; annual 401K contributions; transit pass or parking; paid vacation and paid sick leave; paid holidays.
Neighborhood Partnerships is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQ people, women, and people with disabilities.
About this position
This position will play a key role in NP’s work in the State Legislature, and communicating about the importance of policy change. This position will support major legislative work planned for 2020 and 2021 to increase access to financial stability and housing opportunity, and will work on issues including asset building, housing stability, and more. This position will support coalition efforts to create legislative change. This position will work with people directly impacted by financial and housing instability to help ensure their voices are heard by policy makers, the Legislature and the media. They will value the voices of impacted communities in policy making and will be able to distill complex policy and political challenges for people who don’t regularly track the Legislature. This position will understand the role of staff in supporting coalitions, and will have the patience needed to support coalition work. They will be energized by policy change in the legislature, and have both an attention to detail and willingness to work hard to thoroughly address a diverse range of questions, circumstances, and challenges during the session. This person will be an excellent communicator and work well as part of a team.
Our review of candidates will begin on October 31, 2019. We will accept applications until the position is filled. Please send a resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject line. Please include responses to the following questions in your cover letter:
- Neighborhood Partnerships has a commitment to building a more equitable Oregon. How do you think representation in policymaking, in coalitions, and in the Legislature helps advance racial equity? How have you experienced the benefits of representation in policy work?
- Why are you interested in this position? How does work to create housing opportunity and financial security in Oregon build on work you’ve done previously in Salem?
- From where did you learn about this job posting?
Neighborhood Partnerships is a mission driven organization committed to equity and inclusion. New hires participate in onboarding training in equity and inclusion, and all staff participate in ongoing professional and personal development related to equity and inclusion.
Due to the nature of our work, we require a post-offer criminal background check.