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Positions Available

We are currently accepting applications for an Advocacy Associate and an Advocacy Coordinator. See below for each description. We will begin reviewing applications on January 10, 2022.

Advocacy Associate

Position Summary: The Advocacy Associate plans and implements the Foundation’s research, policy, and advocacy work. Responsibilities include developing strategies to achieve advocacy goals, building relationships with decision-makers across the state, participating in advocacy coalitions, researching and analyzing key policies and proposed legislation, public education, and tracking legislation through session and committee meetings. The Advocacy Associate works closely with the Wyoming Women’s Foundation Director, communications staff, priority funds, and special initiatives, e.g., Kids Count.

Position Functions & Responsibilities

70% Advocacy

  • Develop a robust advocacy plan focused on the priority issues of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation and the complementary priorities of the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance and Kids Count
  • Work within allowable advocacy and lobbying activities for public charities and community foundations as determined by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Build strategic alliances with key decision-makers, foundations, stakeholders, and community partners
  • Monitor, research, analyze, interpret, and synthesize legislation, issues, policies, and data in Wyoming related to women, children, and families
  • Attend the legislative session annually and attend relevant committee meetings throughout the year
  • Identify, leverage, and provide resources to build the capacity of grantees and WYWF “power advocates”
  • Participate in coalitions advancing the policy priorities of the Foundation

25% Communication

  • Produce and participate in the creation of policy briefs, legislative updates, reports, and infographics on the legislation and policies that impact Wyoming women, children, and families
  • Lead Foundation policy and advocacy programs, including preparing board briefings and designing informational events and materials
  • Work with communications staff on the development of marketing and educational materials for the website, social media platforms, and e-news
  • Search for grant opportunities and develop grant applications

5% Administration

  • General administrative work including mailings, filing, and data processing
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Director or President

Experience & Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of training with at least three years of public policy experience working in the legislative or executive branch of government
  • A demonstrated record of developing and managing successful relationships with key decision-makers
  • Minimum of 3 years of lobbying, policy analysis, political engagement, legislative experience
  • Substantial experience in successful grant writing and familiarity with collecting, analyzing, and presenting data
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to balance multiple projects while performing at a high level
  • Proficiency with Office 365, Microsoft Office Suite, and web applications
  • Ability to work independently and achieve outcomes

Personal Attributes & Physical Demands

  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have a high degree of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to work daily and function effectively in stressful situations
  • May be required to work frequent overtime hours as needed to meet deadlines
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities requiring a high level of mental effort and strain
  • Ability to skillfully manage public relations, handling difficult situations and complaints
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures and maintain a safe work environment
  • Some lifting of boxes necessary – up to 30 lbs.
  • Travel is required

Salary Range: $42,400 to $52,400, plus a competitive benefits package, including vacation, sick leave, retirement and health insurance.

Position is located in Laramie, Wyoming.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three work-related references to helga@wycf.org by January 9, 2022 for full consideration.

Advocacy Coordinator

Position Summary: The Advocacy Coordinator supports the state and local policy work of the Wyoming Women’s Foundation (WYWF) and the complementary efforts of the Wyoming Community Foundation. Responsibilities include identifying key decision-makers across the state, participating in advocacy coalitions, researching policies and proposed legislation, public education on the Women’s Foundation policy priorities, and tracking legislation through session and committee meetings. The Advocacy Coordinator works closely with the Wyoming Women’s Foundation Director, communications staff, priority funds, and special initiatives, e.g., Kids Count.

Position Functions & Responsibilities

60 % Advocacy

  • Develop a deep knowledge of social and political conditions in Wyoming that impact women and girls
  • Implement advocacy plan activities designed to change those conditions
  • Work within allowable advocacy activities for public charities and community foundations as determined by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Facilitate and support relationships with WYWF’s allies, e.g., decision-makers, foundations, stakeholders, and community partners
  • Monitor legislation, issues, policies, and data in Wyoming related to women, children, and families
  • Attend the legislative session annually and attend relevant committee meetings throughout the year
  • Identify and deploy resources that build the capacity of grantees and WYWF “power advocates”
  • Participate in coalitions advancing the policy priorities of the Foundation

30 % Communication

  • Provide weekly – sometimes daily – content for the legislative brief during the legislative session
  • Create content, edit, and proof policy briefs, legislative updates, reports, and infographics on the legislation and policies that impact Wyoming women, children, and families
  • Provide advocacy plan updates and activity summaries to the WYWF Advisory Board
  • Work with communications staff on the development of marketing and educational materials for the website, social media platforms, and e-news
  • Search for grant opportunities and draft grant applications

10 % Administration

  • General administrative work, including mailings, filing, and data processing Maintain a calendar of activities for the WYWF and partner organizations, including relevant community events, workshops, and coalition meetings
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Director or President

Experience & Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent level of training with two years of relevant work experience
  • A demonstrated record of interest and experience with advocacy and policy work
  • Strong knowledge of state legislative processes
  • Demonstrated experience with collecting, analyzing, and presenting data
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to balance multiple projects
  • Proficiency with Office 365, Microsoft Office Suite, and web applications
  • Ability to work on a team and independently to achieve outcomes

Personal Attributes & Physical Demands

  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have a high degree of self-awareness and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to work daily and function effectively in stressful situations
  • May be required to work overtime hours during high demand times 2-4 months each year as needed to meet deadlines
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities requiring a high level of mental effort
  • Must understand and implement a high level of public relations skills
  • Ability to skillfully manage public relations, handling difficult situations and complaints
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures and maintain a safe work environment
  • Some lifting of boxes necessary – up to 30 lbs.
  • Travel is required

Salary Range: $35,200 to $45,200 per year, plus a competetive benefits package, including vacation, sick leave, retirement and health insurance.

Position is located in Laramie, Wyoming.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and three work-related references to helga@wycf.org by January 9, 2022 for full consideration.

Mission: To invest in the economic self-sufficiency of women and opportunities for girls in Wyoming.

Contact Us

Email: Rebekah@wycf.org or Alex@wycf.org
Phone: 307-721-8300
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Address: 1472 N. 5th Street, Suite 201 Laramie, WY 82072

 

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