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07 Jul
2021

Policy Advocate

  Nehemiah Charitable Fund

About Organization

Nehemiah Charitable Fund is a nonprofit organization that works to build capacity for stronger communities. Our mission is to provide capacity building resources and promote philanthropic leadership in San Bernardino County. We achieve this by providing training, education and technical assistance to nonprofits and local residents. As such, our programs and initiatives aim to increase leadership development, technical assistance, community engagement and outreach, economic development, racial and social equity for communities of color in our region. Since its inception, our organization has provided outreach and education to over 6,200 individuals representing vulnerable and low-income communities.

Job Details

The Nehemiah Charitable Fund (NCF) is hiring a policy advocate for our new Racial Justice & Society Equity Initiative which involves working on various campaigns that addresses issues of racial discrimination, economic justice, social equity, census and redistricting process, minority voting rights and democracy, to name just a few. This position will be responsible for the advocacy efforts to promote regional and local policy changes, regulations and rules which negatively impact the Black community and/or communities of color.

General Responsibilities

  • Help shape local and regional policies, regulations and laws which impact racial justice and social equity issues for people of color/communities of color;
  • Monitor issues and respond proactively to protect the voice, rights and fair representation of people of color/communities of color;
  • Ability to engage with various community stakeholders, city and county officials, policymakers to promote and develop fair and equitable policies, regulations and laws that impact the lives of Black people;
  • Serve as a voice and representative for the Black community who have lived experience with racial discrimination, racial injustice and social inequities across multiple aspects of life;
  • Analyze data such as demographic information, racial/ethnicity population data, conduct research to inform on proposed and existing policies;
  • Prepare, develop and deliver persuasive arguments, verbally, visually with presentations and in writing;
  • Must attend and participate in various government public hearings, community meetings to provide input, participate in the civic action process and represent the Nehemiah Charitable Fund and its constituents;
  • Meet with city/county officials to discuss, develop and present comments and position statements and/or policy reform statements or briefs on issues affecting the Black community;
  • Network with other groups or organizations that are working on the same or similar issues to form an alliance to advocate for policy changes involving policies, regulations and/or practices that adversely affect the Black community;
  • Attend periodic Policy Advocacy Trainings to identify a framework or best practice that can be used to achieve advocacy and policy goals and/or objectives at the local and regional level;
  • Identify local coalitions, organizations and networking groups in the community such as church leaders, civic groups, social justice groups and other community activists to form alliances with in an effort to collectively address issues and make progress with policymakers and government officials;
  • Assist management staff with all other duties as may be assigned;

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a B.A. degree required in the field of political science, public administration, economics, communications or law/public policy;
  • Minimum one year experience conducting organizing, advocacy and/or base building activities working with communities of color is preferred;
  • Must be a resident of San Bernardino County or Riverside County;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a coalition team or networking alliance;
  • Must have experience with public speaking activities such as conducting community presentations, attending public hearings and/or city hall meetings;
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills;
  • Strong Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) applications and internet/social media skills are required;
  • Must possess a driver’s license, auto insurance and have a good working vehicle as travel throughout San Bernardino County and/or Riverside County regions is required;

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  July 23, 2021

Job Benefits

Upon successful completion of 90-day probationary period, benefits shall include health, dental, vision; 11 paid holidays, accrued vacation and sick leave per year and 2 PTO (personal days).

Salary/Pay Rate

$43,950 annual salary (part-time based on 30 hours per week). Position will become FT, 40 hours after one year

Contact Information or to Apply

No phone calls please. For more information, contact Pam Grogan, CEO at pam@nehemiah-fund.org

Region

  • West End San Bernardino/Pomona Valley