Job Title: Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
Reports to: Senior Manager of Public Policy
Status: Full-time / Permanent / OT Exempt (Salaried)
Salary Range: $53,298 - $58,968 per year
About the Organization
Hunger Free Colorado, a statewide nonprofit organization, connects people to food resources to meet existing needs and drives policy, systems and social change to end hunger. As the state’s leading anti-hunger advocacy organization, Hunger Free Colorado is dedicated to achieving a future in which all Coloradans have equitable access to the nutritious food needed to thrive and reach their full potential.
The organization is committed to achieving racial, economic and food justice and seeks employees who share these values. In 2020, Hunger Free Colorado adopted a new vision for our staff experience: “Employees can exercise influence at all levels of the organization and are provided relevant and intentional opportunities to grow as professionals and people.”
About the Department
The Public Policy Department works to drive systems and policy change to increase equitable access to nutritious food and end hunger in Colorado through investigating and guiding advocacy for community-driven legislative and administrative policy solutions at the state and federal levels.
The Policy Coordinator supports all of Hunger Free Colorado’s policy and advocacy campaigns under the guidance of the Senior Manager of Public Policy. This position is responsible for conducting research and analyzing data and policy options to inform community-driven advocacy campaigns at the state and federal levels. They are a strong writer and can craft a wide range of written content in support of policy campaigns. The Policy Coordinator also plays a critical role in managing and tracking policy department operations and metrics. They work closely alongside team members to build strong, collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders, especially, directly impacted community members, to drive a statewide movement to eliminate hunger in Colorado.
You Are Good At
The successful candidate is an aspiring policy nerd eager to support community-driven change and see policy in action. They are skilled at clearly, succinctly, and precisely communicating how complex policy operates and can be improved to a wide range of audiences, from community members to politicians to agency professionals. They are interested in both crafting an in-depth policy analysis AND collaborating with organizers to host advocacy trainings and other events that bring community voice and expertise into the sphere of decisionmakers.
- All positions are required to be Colorado-based. We operate in a hybrid fashion, both in-person and remotely through Microsoft office platforms. The number of weekly in-person days vary. This position requires occasional visits to the Hunger Free Colorado office for team and collaborative opportunities, as well as occasional travel to the state capitol and partner organization sites around Colorado.
- Willingness to work a varied schedule beyond core office hours, including occasional early, late, and weekend hours. If occasional evening and weekend work is needed, employees will be encouraged to adjust their schedule and take “flex” time to ensure reasonable work balance.
- We are a dynamic and diverse team representing varied racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds that engages in regular conversations about structural and historical inequities.
- Staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before utilizing the shared office or providing services to the public during mobile outreach events. Reasonable accommodation will be made for those with medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.
- Limited travel for events or conferences may be necessary.