Join the Team: Outreach and Advocacy Manager

by TFN

Outreach and Advocacy Manager

The Texas Freedom Network (TFN) is a statewide non-partisan, grassroots organization that is building an informed and effective movement working toward equality and social justice.

TFN seeks a full-time Outreach & Advocacy Manager based in Austin, but with the willingness to engage our members around the state. This position is a part of TFN’s outreach and field team with two primary areas of responsibility:

(1) Managing TFN’s statewide grassroots base-building initiative to engage, empower, and activate everyday Texans

(2) Coordinating activist engagement around all of TFN’s political advocacy efforts (including at the Texas Legislature and State Board of Education) 

To fulfill this range of duties, we are seeking a candidate with proven organizing and/or campaign experience,

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist TFN outreach and field team in designing grassroots engagement opportunities for TFN’s policy agenda and issue-advocacy campaigns at the Legislature, SBOE and in local communities
  • Build participation in TFN programs using all outreach modes, including email and text alerts, coalition building, social media – and direct person-to-person outreach
  • Coordinate logistics for TFN outreach events, including rallies, trainings, visibility events, speaker forums and lobby days
  • Represent TFN in issue-based and legislative coalitions and at events with partner organizations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations and allies

Some travel and sometimes working long and/or irregular hours are required. This position reports to the Outreach and Faith Director.

Qualifications and Skills

Applicants must have at least two years of organizing experience (issue advocacy, political campaign, etc.). Strong facilitation and public speaking skills a must.  In addition, experience managing digital organizing tools is preferred. Prior experience or demonstrated understanding of government, the legislative process, civic engagement and political advocacy are also crucial. Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Applicants must be highly motivated self-starters who are able to work independently and in a team environment and have a strong commitment to social justice.

Benefits

Annual salary for this position is highly competitive; excellent benefits include 100% employer-paid health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan with employer contribution, and generous paid time off.

To Apply

Email cover letter, resume and three references to work@tfn.org.

The application deadline is August 7, 2019.

Texas Freedom Network/Texas Freedom Network Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of color, ethnic minorities, women, and individuals from the LBGT community to apply.

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