- Advocacy Director, USA

Advocacy Director
Gender Justice

The Advocacy Director is a member of Gender Justice’s senior leadership team and provides vision and direction for our policy, legislative, and social change advocacy program – and the organization overall in partnership with the Executive Director. The Advocacy Director will work to advance gender justice through policymaker education, legislative policy development and lobbying (within the limits of our 501c3 status), development of strategic partnerships, coalition-building, and administrative advocacy. Priority issue areas include: gender-based violence and harassment, LGBQ rights, transgender rights, women’s rights, reproductive rights and justice including abortion access and maternal health. The Advocacy Director will serve as a passionate and visible spokesperson and as a prominent leader throughout the organization, among stakeholders, in the community, and nationally where appropriate.


Legislative Program Leadership




    With the Executive Director, identify legislative priorities for each session of the Minnesota Legislature and develop and execute strategies to further the priorities.
    With Legal Director and Staff Attorney, analyze bills; prepare Gender Justice comments, draft testimony, fact sheets or related materials in support of or opposition to proposed legislation.


Coalition and Campaign Leadership




    Co-lead the Minnesotans for Trust, Respect, Access Campaign and help to build and manage the coalition, develop campaign strategies, and coordinate collaborative activities.
    Develop policy, issue education, and movement-building strategies and activities that integrate communications, public engagement, and strategic partnerships in collaboration with Executive Director, Communications and Engagement Manager, and consultants.
    Help to identify opportunities for policy change related to Gender Justice litigation.
    Participate in other coalitions, task forces, and other groups aligned with Gender Justice on legislative issues within subject areas.
    Establish and maintain relationships with national, local and regional social, economic, and racial justice partners, LGBTQ, women’s, and civil rights organizations to expand and enhance the movement for expanding gender equity through; as appropriate, participate in national coalitions. In addition to working with Minnesota-based advocates, the Advocacy Director will work with national social justice allies and campaigns such as the Equal Pay Today! Campaign, as well as with our colleagues in the Alliance, a consortium of four other state/regional law centers in Washington, Pennsylvania, California, and New Mexico.


Gender Justice is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to build a staff reflective of our values of equity and inclusion with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation. As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice, economic justice, and racial justice movements, Gender Justice is committed to fostering the leadership of women, people of color, Native and indigenous people, LGBQ and trans people, immigrants, and others living in marginalized communities.


Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Megan Peterson, Executive Director, at 651-789-2090 with questions about this opportunity or the hiring process. We know it takes time to apply for a job and are happy to help you determine if this opportunity might be a good fit for you.

Job posted on 7th December 2018
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