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Nonprofit Policy Advisor (Part-Time)

Company: Scion Staffing
Location: Stamford
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Scion Nonprofit Staffing, a full-service national staffing firm, has been engaged to conduct a search for a Nonprofit Policy Advisor (Part-Time) for our client, a growing nonprofit in Stamford, CT. If you are looking to make a meaningful difference in the local small business community, this is the job for you!
The role has an integral part to play in the organization's overall mission. This person will be responsible for tracking relevant policy issues and acting as a liaison for leadership within the organization. This role is fast-paced and responsible for researching, monitoring, documenting, and analyzing policy issues, and pending, current, and recent legislation and events, at both the state and federal levels relevant to the organization's constituency.
Our client is currently operating and delivering services virtually. Once normal operations resume (anticipated by mid-May 2022), this position will be based in Stamford, CT. Occasional travel to other offices and sites including, New Haven, New London, Bridgeport, Waterbury, and Hartford will be required. As a result, this position with our client requires employees to report to work at a physical location. As a cautionary measure, our client is asking all employees to be fully vaccinated by the date of hire. If an eligible candidate is unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine due to a religious, medical, or disability-related reason the client will make available appropriate reasonable accommodations.
Perks:

  • Part-time direct hire position!
  • Contribute to the success of the local women-led entrepreneurial business community
  • Be a part of an uplifting organizational culture of teamwork, growth, and value collaboration
    Responsibilities:
    • Prepare advocacy briefs and public testimony for CEO, self, and staff to deliver to Connecticut Legislature and U.S. Congress, based on tracking of relevant policy issues
    • Engage in advocacy with public and elected officials
    • Write and produce materials for constituencies (primarily women entrepreneurs and childcare providers) to assist them in advocating for their interests
    • Research and produce white papers on the challenges of small businesses and the impact of programs
    • Coordinate and deliver advocacy training and events to the community including staff, Board Members, volunteers, and ambassadors
    • Engage in community outreach with constituencies and community partners; document insights and input on legislative policy priorities and communicate to Senior Leadership Team and Program Managers to help guide pursuit of opportunities, program/class design, and grant proposals/reports
    • Develop distribution lists of key policy contacts and seek additional ways to expand policy reach in Connecticut and nationally
    • Collaborate with Impact Team to develop/conduct surveys and focus groups to measure outcomes and determine constituent needs
    • Represent the organization at industry and coalition meetings
    • Inform Senior Leadership team and Program Managers about policy issues and key legislation to help guide pursuit of opportunities, program/class design, opportunities relevant to clients, and grant proposals/reports
    • Work with Marketing Team to provide key content as needed related
    • Special projects as needed
    • Perform other duties as required
      Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
      • Extensive work experience in a related field, including but not limited to at least two years of public policy/advocacy, government relations, early childhood education, small business/entrepreneurship, etc.
      • Excellent writing, organization, and presentation skills
      • Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to read, analyze and summarize legislation
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to build trusted relationships
      • Communicate effectively with diverse populations, and across a range of stakeholder groups
      • Familiarity with small business development and/or childcare industry
      • Develop or deepen knowledge and understanding of childcare and entrepreneurial ecosystems in Connecticut
      • Fluency in English and Spanish, verbal and written strongly preferred, fluency in another language a plus
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint
      • Availability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as needed
      • Must have own transportation as this position requires travel between locations
        Compensation & Benefits:
        • Hourly compensation of $28-$33 per hour
        • PTO and flexible schedule opportunities
          How to Apply:For immediate consideration, please apply today!
          About our Firm:Nonprofit Staffing is an award-winning national nonprofit recruitment and staffing specialist for nonprofit organizations, foundations, associations, and educational institutions! Since 2006, we have had the pleasure of successfully connecting thousands of talented professionals with incredible, mission-driving organizations across the country. Through our innovative team building and recruiting solutions, we bridge the gap in executive leadership searches, direct hire nonprofit recruiting, interim leadership placement, and temporary professional staffing.
          Named an Inc. 5000 Top Fastest-Growing Private Company in America, we are proud to also be part of the Forbes lists of the Best Recruitment Firms and the Best Executive Search Firm in America, recognized as a ClearlyRated Best of Staffing firm, and identified as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times! Additional information about Scion Nonprofit can be found online.
          Scion Nonprofit, a division of Scion Staffing, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent. For opportunities located in a region that have enacted fair chance, arrest or conviction-based employment ordinances, Scion Nonprofit proactively follows the enacted guidance and considers for employment all qualified applications with arrest and conviction records. We believe in following best practices and considering all qualified applicants.

Keywords: Scion Staffing, Stamford , Nonprofit Policy Advisor (Part-Time), Other , Stamford, Connecticut

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