Position Title: Program Manager-Senior Policy and Legislation
Location: Washington, D.C. / National Headquarters
Reports to: Director of Policy and Legislation
Organization: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is a non-profit organization and serves as the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with over 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.
Position Description: The Policy and Legislation Program Manager (PLPM) serves as a senior member of the Policy Team. In consultation with the LULAC leadership, develops and analyzes the organization’s policy and legislation agenda. The PLPM is responsible for analyzing federal, and state and/or any policies affecting the community served by the organization. This includes reviewing and evaluating existing or new policies and legislation to determine the benefits and impact of any changes that may occur. The PLPM determine the needs, concerns, and viewpoints of the community it serves to understand how new or existing policies, impacts its constituents. The PLPM is responsible for developing policy papers and communicating issues of importance to the LULAC leadership. PLPM will gather and report on both quantitative and qualitative data, analyzing it for any trends or important information that may be useful in formulating new policies. PLPM develops reports and summarize key information for a variety of different audiences. Additionally, the PLPM will educate and create opportunities for LULAC constituents to engage with policy leaders and influencers and advocate for the positions and agenda adopted by the organization.
• Monitor, analyze and evaluate existing or new policies and legislation to determine the benefits and impact of any changes that may occur affecting the community it serves and the organizations mission.
• Prepare and coordinate briefing materials, reports speaking notes, presentations etc., and policy papers in advance of congressional briefings and hearings, speaking engagements or other events pertinent to the organizations policy agenda.
• Identifies policy issues, and conducts research, consultations and analysis and prepares options and recommendations.
• Prepare policy directions and strategies to implement in response to policy initiatives.
• Build and maintain relationships with key federal and state legislators, where applicable, to advance legislative priorities.
• Interpret, apply, update, and provide advice on existing policies and guidelines for leadership and others.
• Develop and disseminate policy and legislation information to community members on a consistent basis to engage grassroots membership.
• Responsible for the oversight and delivery of advocacy and policy training, technical assistance, and other policy related activities for members.
• Represent LULAC at the federal and state level at policy functions or events when required.
• Plan and execute advocacy trainings and policy components at national events (National Convention, Legislative Conference, etc.).
• Develop opinion pieces, and other content for dissemination in English and Spanish on LULAC’s political agenda for the media and publications, as necessary.
• Participate or assist with media interviews, and communication of LULAC policy positions.
• Plans and executes LULAC’s national advocacy events with opinion leaders and influencers.
• Collect, analyze and synthesis data to include in related reports or for other purposes.
Other Duties: Please note this job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
• Analytical skills- Must analyze data from different perspectives to include quantitative and qualitative measures.
• Exceptional Organization and Detail Oriented- Ability to gather data, write reports and work in the community to determine how policies affect the public and the organization with attention to detail.
• Critical Thinking – The ability to discern and make decisions by analyzing available information with critical and objective thinking.
• Communication Skills –Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in Spanish and English. Skill in interviewing and relating to legislators and staff, governmental employees, and advocates.
• Teamwork –Teamwork skills a must. Skill in building advocacy coalitions among people with diverse interests and needs.
• Interpersonal skills – Ability to work with a variety of audiences and the ability to always remain professional and polite.
• Resource Knowledge- Knowledge of the state and Federal governmental structure, relationships, legislative procedure and process and the relevant terminology used. Knowledge of available resources to research needed information (data bases, library references or guides, governmental publications, analytical reports by the State Legislative Analyst, etc.).
Required Education and Experience:
• Bachelors or graduate degree in Political Science or other related majors.
• Minimum 5 years of experience in policy and legislative work.
• Experience working on grassroots advocacy, coalition-building, conducting community programming, requiring analysis of policy, legislation, and regulations
Work Status: United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Required
Salary: $ $55,000-$60,000/year
All employees must meet a 6-month probationary period. Continuation of this position after one year is dependent on the successful candidate meeting jointly determined performance goals.
• Accrual of 8 hours of sick time and 8 hours of vacation time per month
• 11 Paid Federal Holidays
• Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available for enrollment
• Retirement Plan
How to Apply: Candidates should submit their resume demonstrating qualifications, education and work experience required for the position. All applications must be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm EST on the closing date. Any questions may be directed via email to the Human Resource Officer at email@example.com.
LULAC is committed to diversity among its staff and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. LULAC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. LULAC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.