New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Job Announcement
Public Policy Coordinator
ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: The New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NYSCADV) is a statewide nonprofit membership organization comprised of local domestic violence service providers and allies who are committed to ending domestic violence. Founded in 1978, NYSCADV achieves its mission through activism, training, prevention, technical assistance, leadership development and legislative advocacy.
NYSCADV serves as the information clearinghouse, primary point of contact and resource center on domestic violence for the state of New York. Our organization is responsible for supporting the development of policies, protocol and procedures to enhance domestic violence intervention and prevention. This also includes providing education and technical assistance to the network of domestic violence service providers statewide.
REPORTS TO: Director of Public Policy & Advocacy
STATUS: Full-time, exempt, salaried
LOCATION: Albany, NY or remote location within New York State (with regular travel to Albany during the January- June legislative session)
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Public Policy Coordinator is responsible for working with member programs, community partners, the Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, and NYSCADV staff to develop and implement policy, legislative, regulatory and systems change projects to support domestic violence service providers and survivors of domestic violence. The Public Policy Coordinator works with the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy to develop laws, regulations, funding parameters and policies relating to domestic violence. The position requires a high degree of professionalism, energy, adaptability, organizational skill and attention to detail, with a strong ability to strengthen relationships, collaborate and build coalitions across a wide spectrum of organizations.
- Work with Director of Public Policy & Advocacy to develop and implement short- and long-term policy agendas for NYSCADV, its member programs, survivors and allies. This will include research and analysis of potential effects and impacts of pending state and federal legislation on survivors of domestic violence and service providers, as well as assessments of the benefits and drawbacks of existing and proposed policies.
- Investigate, analyze and make recommendations to state and federal policymakers and their staff to improve the effects of policies, procedures and legislation concerning services to survivors and systems with which survivors may interact.
- In collaboration with NYSCADV staff, develop public policy research, analysis, communication tools and resources to educate member programs, legislators and legislative staff, state agency personnel and community partners about policy issues that affect survivors of domestic violence, as well as solutions for addressing any barriers that are created through such policies.
- In coordination with the Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, maintain processes to track legislation and monitor opinion inquiries from staff, member programs, survivors and state and federal policymakers to analyze the effective implementation of laws, rules and policies, including researching and monitoring legislative agendas, committee meetings, task forces, public hearings, and state-sponsored meetings.
- Consult with experts and other allied professionals in New York State and nationally to obtain advice and best practice recommendations with respect to implementation of new laws and policies.
- Engage regularly with member programs to gather information and data to inform NYSCADV’s public policy agenda and ensure the voices of survivors are represented.
- Serve as agency representative to advisory groups, policy coalitions and working groups as assigned.
- Develop and maintain strategic professional working relationships with member program staff, public sector employees, allied professionals, DV survivors and others to further NYSCADV’s public policy efforts and legislative advocacy work.
- Support the policy team’s provision of training and technical assistance to member programs and allies on a range of policy and advocacy issues to improve awareness of state laws and policies, and enhance statewide accessibility to quality services that are culturally responsive, inclusive and trauma informed.
- Participate in NYSCADV trainings, conferences, regional meetings, and other forums.
- Support the Executive Director in carrying out NYSCADV’s mission, philosophy, goals and objectives.
- Contribute to the planning of organizational goals and strategic planning.
- Ensure timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for funding applications.
- Assist in ensuring compliance with all NYSCADV contracts.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS/EXPECTATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the state and federal legislative process, statutes, regulations and institutions.
- Ability to analyze and synthesize information, make sound decisions, persuade and educate others, collaborate to gain commitment to a point of view, action or advocacy on behalf of domestic violence survivors and their families.
- Strong and effective interpersonal and diplomacy skills to participate in, facilitate, or lead engagement with stakeholders and/or partners with a wide variety of people and organizations. Must be proactive, communicative, responsive, creative, flexible and results-oriented to accomplish NYSCADV’s goals.
- Ability to respond with sensitivity and awareness to those with diverse cultural, ethnic, social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
- Personal qualities of integrity and credibility and commitment to NYSCADV’s mission required. Commitment to comply with agency Ethics, Standards of Conduct, and Confidentiality policies required.
- Ability to be a self-starter, initiate and maintain an independent workload and work collaboratively and professionally with all NYSCADV staff, consultants, members, and funders required.
- Proficiency in Windows operating system, MS Office, Zoom, and database management.
- Access to reliable transportation, willingness and ability to complete pre-scheduled travel within New York State as requested.
- Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in policy and advocacy initiatives. Demonstrated knowledge of issues pertaining to domestic violence, gender-based violence, offender accountability, criminal justice and court systems, marginalized communities and/or social justice and change work a plus.
- Advanced degree or equivalent combination of experience and education preferred.
COMPENSATION: Competitive starting salary commensurate with skills and experience. NYSCADV offers excellent benefits including health, dental, and life insurance and generous leave policies.
TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis beginning immediately. Please submit applications by July 23 to ensure priority consideration.
NYSCADV is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.