Rural Community Advocate-Nebraska

Are you enthusiastic about helping rural Nebraska communities thrive? If you have a passion for educating and engaging people, then you can be our next Rural Community Advocate! 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.

Position Description

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.

Position Details

This is a full-time non-exempt position based in an existing, newly established, or home office in a rural community in Eastern, Nebraska. Occasional 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

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Application Instructions

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 The position will remain open until filled.

The Center for Rural Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.