Policy Assistant

The Center for Rural Affairs is hiring a Policy Assistant. The Policy Assistant will report to a Policy Manager and coordinate with policy staff to organize and build support for improved policy outcomes in Nebraska. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing and executing strategy to achieve capacity building objectives.

Position Details

This is a full-time position located in Lyons, Nebraska. Compensation is commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package will be provided.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Contact constituents and build relationships with community leaders.
  • Identify opportunities to build recognition in key communities.
  • Assist with research and writing media, outreach, and reports.
  • Update information on supporters in the constituent management system.
  • Work alongside supporters to advance policy campaigns.
  • Draft organizing appeals to grass roots constituents including an initial contact email, action alert, or call script.
  • Attend partner and network events.
  • Meet with grass roots constituents capturing their stories and directing them towards opportunities for advocacy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration or a related field preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate and communicate with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills; excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to work well independently and adapt to a changing work environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Willingness to travel regionally on a regular basis.

Application Instructions

Interested individuals can apply by sending their resume, cover letter, and three professional references to trishd@cfra.org. Apply by Jan. 31, 2019 for full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The Center for Rural Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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