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Save The Children State Manager--Save the Children Action Network (SCAN)--Washington State in Seattle, Washington

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Summary

The Washington State Manager is responsible for developing advocacy infrastructure in target legislative districts by identifying, cultivating and organizing Save the Children Action Network’s supporters and volunteer leaders. You will be responsible for developing key relationships with coalition partners, local elected officials and community stakeholders in the targeted districts to help with Save the Children Action Network’s high-priority policy action campaigns, including advocacy for high-quality early learning for children in the U.S., the safety of children arriving at the southern U.S. border, and protection of vulnerable children worldwide. In partnership with the State & National Campaigns team, you will help assess our supporter base, determining key audiences and demographic segments to target, selecting strategies (both online and offline), to educate and engage targeted individuals and groups to meet our annual goals and deliverables.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • Build and develop an advocacy structure and SCAN presence in key districts. (25%)

  • Recruiting and maintaining: an expanded supporter base that includes parents and family advocates;

  • Outreach to coalition partners; a network of community stakeholders, and others as may be necessary.

  • Conduct face-to-face interactions with family advocates and partners as needed in the districts.

  • Recruit and build a volunteer leader model that supports outreach to elected officials through letters, phone calls, social media, and in-person meetings, letters to the editor, and blog posts. (20%)

  • Work collaboratively with SCAN Campaigns team staff to build an infrastructure on targeted college campuses and support the outreach efforts of the high school Ambassadors. (20%)

  • Conduct trainings and provide ongoing support for volunteer leadership development. (15%)

  • Promote SCAN’s agenda in coordination with partners by planning events at the local level as well as be visible at high-profile events throughout the region with ongoing use of social media and other targeted communications strategies. (10%)

  • Support the management of staff responsible for outreach and engagement of parents and family advocates in strategic communities. (10%)

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent, plus at least three (3) years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated field experience in at least one election cycle

  • Proven working understanding of legislative and electoral process

  • Proven public speaking and training experience

  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English

  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite and social media

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate successfully with individuals and teams at all levels

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate, maintain, and deliver on multiple priorities, often with conflicting deadlines

  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 20% to priority districts

  • Have access to reliable transportation for purposes of travel throughout areas within the state

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging

    This position may require the incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to fulfill certain essential functions of the job. The incumbent should maintain a valid driver’s license and remain in compliance with any Save the Children policies pertaining to the safe operation of motor vehicles.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on state legislative or local campaigns.

  • Experience in campus and youth outreach and engagement campaigns.

Why you should join the Save the Children Action Network…

Save the Children Action Network offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.

Click here (https://www.savethechildren.org/us/about-us/careers) to learn more about how the Save the Children Action Network will invest in YOU!

About the Save the Children Action Network

Save the Children Action Network is the political voice for kids. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. As the political advocacy arm of Save the Children, we’re building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and that vulnerable children around the world are protected. By investing in kids and holding leaders accountable, we are helping kids survive and thrive.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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