Are you enthusiastic about helping achieve objectives that help rural Nebraska communities thrive economically and gain stronger security? If you have a passion for organizing and engaging people, then you may be our next Rural Community Advocate! Knowing that you are a strong advocate for building a better rural future for people, you need to take a look at this opportunity. This position has a salary range of $36,000-$43,000 with top-notch benefits that have a cash value ranging from $10,000 to $29,500, depending on family status and tenure with the Center. Come work for a great organization that has great employees, all working towards one goal of strengthening rural communities.
The Center for Rural Affairs is hiring a Rural Community Advocate. The Rural Community Advocate will report to a Senior Policy Associate and will assist with community organizing, constituent engagement, data management, and effective advocacy.
This is a full-time non-exempt position. Preferred location is our Lyons, Nebraska office. An arrangement to work from a different existing Center office, a home office, or a newly established remote office may be considered. Frequent travel throughout the state is required. This position has a salary range of $36,000-$43,000, commensurate with experience, with a top-notch benefit package that has a cash value ranging from $10,000 to $29,500, depending on family status and tenure with the Center.
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 and legislators in the constituent management system.
- Work alongside supporters to advance policy campaigns.
- Draft organizing appeals to grassroots constituents including an initial contact email, action alert, or call script.
- Attend partner and network events.
- Meet with grassroots constituents capturing their stories and directing them towards opportunities for advocacy.
- Experience living or working in rural communities.
- Understanding of advocacy and the policy making process.
- 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.
- Can work effectively with diverse groups of individuals and values differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and social-economic circumstances.
- Ability to work well independently and adapt to a changing work environment.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Willingness to travel on a regular basis.
Interested individuals can apply by sending their resume, cover letter that describes related experiences and why you want to work for the Center, along with three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will remain open until filled.
The Center for Rural Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.