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POSITION SUMMARY

The Alliance for Children’s Rights is seeking a Senior Policy Associate to support the organization in the areas of local government advocacy, strategic planning, public education, communications, and media relations. The Senior Policy Associate will be focused primarily on systemic change relevant to children living in foster care and in poverty in Los Angeles County. The Senior Policy Associate engages in legislative and regulatory advocacy, litigation, and communication efforts ensuring successful implementation of statewide reforms in Los Angeles County and assisting in the development and implementation of systemic solutions specific to Los Angeles County.

ABOUT THE ALLIANCE

The Alliance for Children’s Rights protects the rights of impoverished, abused and neglected children and youth. Our lawyers, advocates and social workers, together with hundreds of pro bono attorneys and community volunteers, ensure that children who are at-risk or in foster care have safe, stable homes and can access the education, healthcare, and financial supports that they need. We also help transition age youth overcome barriers to their stability and success, and we work statewide to improve child welfare practices and policies in order to remove the many obstacles that our clients face. Since 1992, we have helped over 150,000 children.

Charity Navigator has awarded the Alliance its highest 4-star rating for the past nine years in a row. This puts the Alliance in the top 2% of charities in the U.S. rated by Charity Navigator. The 4-star rating reflects the Alliance’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

The Alliance is well known in the child welfare community for its knowledge, expertise, and accomplishments. Alliance staff members and our partnering pro bono attorneys are advocates for our most vulnerable children and their caregivers.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Senior Policy Associate will:


  • Collaborate with Policy and Program Staff and the broader child welfare advocacy community to identify and track child welfare practices and policies that adversely impact our clients within Los Angeles County and help to establish organizational priorities and responses to those practices and policies

  • Conduct research and analysis on policy issues related to child welfare and poverty and synthesize complex legislative and policy proposals for a variety of audiences including legal services staff, agency staff, legislative staff, judicial officers, and the public

  • Review, draft, and provide written comments and/or testimony on pending legislation, regulations, and other state and county policies (such as county policies, ordinances, and All County Letters)

  • Develop position papers, policy briefs, fact sheets, training materials, advocacy tools and other communications materials

  • Develop and present trainings to legal and social service providers, legislative staff, and community-based organizations

  • Work closely and develop partnerships with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County Probation, the Office of Child Protection, the courts, and other agencies

  • Lead and participate on countywide task forces and stakeholder meetings to engage other stakeholders in our priority issues

  • Recruit allies at the state, regional, and local level to assist with and contribute to policy and advocacy efforts

  • Represent the Alliance at meetings and conferences

  • Assist in media relations

  • Work with the Chief Development Officer to develop funding prospects and proposals to advance the policy and program agenda

  • Work with the Pro Bono Manager to identify firms to support our policy priorities through research, and supervise and provide technical support to firms engaged to support the policy program

  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND ABILITIES


  • Experience with local government, advocacy, campaigns, outreach, public education, and media preferred

  • Excellent communication, public speaking, and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent research, writing, and analytical skills

  • Ability and willingness to facilitate and build collaborative working relationships with elected officials, community groups, and policy makers

  • Comprehensive knowledge of child welfare laws and mastery of the laws in one or more of the Alliance’s core program areas preferred

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and county government systems

  • Bachelor of Arts required, Master of Public Policy Administration or J.D., preferred

  • Ability to multi-task competing priorities

  • Ability to work independently and strategically

The Alliance for Children's Rights believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities and does not discriminate against its employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or marital status.

The above statements are of a general nature and are intended to describe the level of work being performed by people assigned to comparable positions. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

The Alliance for Children's Rights offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. For more information, visit kids-alliance.org.

TO APPLY

To be considered, please submit a resume and a cover letter that outlines your interest in joining the Alliance, relevant work experience, and how you heard of the position to Ines Rosales at i.rosales@kids-alliance.org (E-mail submissions only/no phone inquiries). Responses will be sent only to individuals meeting the outlined qualifications of the position.


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Mobile Campaigns Intern 

Part-time (15 hours/week) • Starts April 1, 2020, Ends Nov. 30, 2020 • $25/hour • Work from anywhere in the continental U.S.

MoveOn is a diverse and vibrant community of millions of people working together to create progressive change in America. We are an innovative campaigning organization that supports people throughout the country to take action through driving impactful campaigns that influence the behavior of people and institutions, shape the outcomes of elections, and expand the realities of what’s possible. We organize to challenge entrenched power, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice and a vision of a country in which everyone can thrive.MoveOn has a particularly important role to play in the Trump era. We are working to defeat Donald Trump and the GOP in 2020 by building a powerful, multiracial, and economic populist movement that will give voters something to vote for, not just against—and we're also working to defend communities that are on the front lines of Trump and GOP attacks, including immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and women. In service of that mission, in 2020 and beyond, MoveOn will drive impactful, movement-connected, multichannel, nimble campaigns aimed at impact.

As a MoveOn intern, you’ll never get anyone coffee, ever. Your work will be substantive. We are a small and nimble team, so everyone’s work is vital. The work that you do will be an important part of how we elevate MoveOn members’ voices, communicate around our core campaigns, influence the national political narrative, build power to defeat Donald Trump in November, and set the agenda for a progressive governing future.

Responsibilities:


  • Become proficient at using MoveOn’s mobile suite—particularly our broadcast SMS suite and our peer-to-peer platform, Spoke

  • Have the opportunity to engage in MoveOn’s work in exciting ways, including producing editorial content and supporting key campaigns

  • Implement creative growth tactics that lead to consistent and sustainable growth in our mobile subscription lists

  • Collaborate with MoveOn’s volunteer texting team leaders to manage daily texting shifts, train new texting volunteers and measure impact of campaigns 

  • In service of creating the best mobile experience for members, become familiar with MoveOn’s email, petitions, and event platforms

  • In a collaborative setting, produce the best member experience possible alongside our Mobile, Electoral, Campaigns, Analysis, and Field teams 

Desired skills and experience: 


  • Experience with and interest in activism, advocacy, organizing, or politics

  • An eye for high-performing content that will resonate with and grow MoveOn’s membership

  • Commitment to applying anti-oppression frameworks—especially with regard to racial, gender, and economic injustice—to work you collaborate on

  • Experience managing, motivating and inspiring volunteers

  • Experience being a self-manager who excels at working autonomously

  • Keen attention to detail and highly dependable work ethic 

  • Strong writing skills, including precise grammar, punctuation, and spelling

  • Ability to work well under pressure within a fast-paced, high-performing team

  • Technically savvy with computers

  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly to change

Nice to have:


  • Proficiency in Spoke or other peer-to-peer texting platforms (Hustle, Relay, GetThru, etc), Upland Mobile Commons, ActionKit, SQL, Microsoft Azure, Excel, and Slack

  • Ability to communicate in Spanish

  • Weekend availability

  • Experience in SMS or digital fundraising tactics

Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States.

Reports to: Mobile Campaigns Director

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Part-time (up to 15 hours per week), $25 per hour, and monthly stipend toward cell phone, internet, and office expenses.

MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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Part-Time (Up to 15 hours/week) • Starts April 1, 2020, Ends November 15, 2020 • Competitive Pay ($25 / hr) • Work from anywhere in the continental US

Apply here: https://grnh.se/20ca04bb1

MoveOn is a diverse and vibrant community of millions of people working together to create progressive change in America. We are an innovative campaigning organization that supports people throughout the country to take action through driving impactful campaigns that influence the behavior of people and institutions, the outcomes of elections, and expand the realities of what’s possible. We organize to challenge entrenched power, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice and a vision of a country in which everyone can thrive.MoveOn has a particularly important role to play in the Trump era. We are working to defeat Donald Trump and the GOP in 2020 by building a powerful, multiracial, and economic populist movement that will give voters something to vote for, not just against—and we're also working to defend communities that are on the front lines of Trump and GOP attacks, including immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and women. In service of that mission, in 2020 and beyond, MoveOn will drive impactful, movement-connected, multichannel, nimble campaigns aimed at impact.We are looking for a motivated Organizing Intern to support a vibrant online community of MoveOn Mobilizers ready to organize and take action in their communities in service of MoveOn’s election and issue campaigns.

Responsibilities


  • Build and maintain relationships with a small team of volunteer leaders and support them to moderate an online community of MoveOn Mobilizers.

  • Prep and co-facilitate monthly organizing community calls with the Organizing Community Manager.

  • Contribute to material creation (such as campaign FAQs, host guides, protest signs, etc.).

  • Perform light data management to maintain dashboard, analyze metrics, and coordinate volunteer logistics.

A successful candidate will ...


  • Be interested in learning more about distributed organizing at scale.

  • Have a strong equity analysis and willingness to have courageous conversations about privilege and oppression with individuals at different stages of learning.

  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Proactively reach out to colleagues and MoveOn members to move the work along.

  • Be committed to creating and modeling a culture of consistency, accountability, appreciation, joy, responsiveness, and respect among volunteer leaders.

  • Be comfortable with technology and flexible when dealing with individuals with varying degrees of tech savviness.

  • Willing to self-reflect, learn, grow, and stretch themselves.

Required skills and experience


  • At least one cycle of organizing experience in an advocacy or electoral campaign.

  • Strong equity analysis and demonstrated understanding, commitment to, and prioritization of racial and social justice, and experience working effectively with different constituencies.

  • Self-directedness—MoveOn is a virtual office, and while you will interact with your colleagues constantly, you will be driving your own workflow and output. Excellent personal organization and time management skills are key.

  • Ability to learn MoveOn's suite of organizing technology (Facebook groups, Spoke, ActionKit, and Slack).

Reports to: Volunteer Network DirectorLocation: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States. May require occasional travel.  Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Part-time (up to 15 hours per week), $25 per hour, and $175 monthly toward cost of cell phone, internet, and office expenses; home office subsidy also provided.  MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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Training Intern (Remote, Temporary 2020)

Part-time • Starts April 1, 2020 - Ends Nov. 15, 2020 • $25/hour Work from Anywhere in the Continental U.S.

To apply: Please go to https://grnh.se/f5a8ec6c1 to submit your resume, cover letter, and an application.

MoveOn is a diverse and vibrant community of millions of people working together to create progressive change in America. We are an innovative campaigning organization that supports people throughout the country to take action through driving impactful campaigns that influence the behavior of people and institutions, shape the outcomes of elections, and expand the realities of what’s possible. We organize to challenge entrenched power, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice and a vision of a country in which everyone can thrive.

MoveOn has a particularly important role to play in the Trump era. We are working to defeat Donald Trump and the GOP in 2020 by building a powerful, multiracial, and economic populist movement that will give voters something to vote for, not just against—and we're also working to defend communities that are on the front lines of Trump and GOP attacks, including immigrants, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and women. 

In service of that mission, in 2020 and beyond, MoveOn will drive impactful, movement-connected, multichannel, nimble campaigns aimed at impact.As a training intern at MoveOn, you will help educate, inspire, and equip MoveOn members around the country to take action through impactful campaigns that influence the behavior of people and institutions, impact the outcomes of elections, and expand the realities of what’s possible.

Responsibilities


  • Assist with the before, during, and after trainings task list including writing SMS scripts, setting up Zoom meetings, checking Zoom links, updating training hub-sites with recordings, and uploading chat records to training Google drive 

  • Compile results of post-training participant surveys and report out to the Organizing Team with any key notes

  • Assist the Training Director in drafting requests for proposals

  • Brainstorm, with Training Director and Organizing Team, creative tactics and methods of training that will reach a younger, more inclusive audience

  • Compile a list of training resources for staff and possibly members to attend, i.e. equity trainings, progressive convenings, and other professional development opportunities for staff to further skills

  • Build an easy-to-access library of trainings and resources for Super Volunteers

  • Occasionally join and take notes at meetings with organizing team and vendors

  • Assist with member recruitment for training events

A successful candidate will have...


  • Experience with and interest in activism, advocacy, organizing, or politics

  • Comfort with a fast-paced environment

  • Regular Central time zone morning availability is desired, but hours are negotiable and flexible

  • Proficiency in Facebook, Instagram, Slack, and Twitter

  • Strong communication and writing skills, including grammar, punctuation, and spelling

Reports to: Training Director

Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States. May require occasional travel.  

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Part-time (up to 15 hours per week), $25 per hour, a monthly stipend toward cell phone and internet costs and everything you need to work from a home office. 

MoveOn.org Civic Action and MoveOn.org Political Action provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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