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Friday, October 18, 2013

Policy & Operations Manager, Mass NOW, Boston, MA

Policy & Operations Manager

Posted on: October 11, 2013
Posted by: Mass NOW


Mass NOW seeks a talented, independent feminist to fill the position of Policy and Operations Manager. This is a part-time position (20 hrs/week).
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Mass NOW) is the only multi-issue, multi-strategy organization in the Commonwealth. The primary responsibilities of the Policy and Operations Manager at Mass NOW include office management, fundraising, and legislative organizing. This role reports to the President of the Board of Directors.


Office Management (50%)
  • Ensuring successful day-to-day operation of the Mass NOW office—managing membership communication, opening mail, returning voicemails, responding to outside inquiries, completing yearly filings, maintaining records, and general office maintenance
  • Recruiting, screening, and managing interns and workloads
  • Supervising the maintenance of the organization's website, social media tools, and other communication opportunities
Fundraising (35%)
  • Working with the VP of Fundraising to organize all aspects of the major Mass NOW Foundation fundraiser, The Feminist Affair, as well as several smaller fundraising events
  • Managing the Mass NOW Foundation's solicitation strategies
  • Setting and implementing a fundraising plan with the Mass NOW board
  • Soliciting and stewarding Mass NOW donors, including researching grants and possible major donors
  • Maintaining all donor databases
Legislative Organizing & Lobbying (15%)
  • Representing Mass NOW on issue-based legislative coalitions; being active in the progressive community; clearly and effectively articulating NOW's issues
  • Monitoring the status of NOW's priority legislation; potentially writing and filing new legislation
  • Educating and lobbying state legislators on the full range of Mass NOW's priority issues and NOW-endorsed legislation
  • Ensuring participation of Mass NOW activists in the legislative program, including outreach to and retention of Legislative Committee members
  • Involving Mass NOW's membership base and chapters in the legislative program and related actions
  • Working with Political Action Committee (PAC) chair to support endorsed candidates
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred)
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to balance multiple projects, while performing at a high level in a demanding fast-paced environment
  • Experience managing interns and coordinating a volunteer working board of directors (preferred)
  • Proven track record of success in grant-writing and other development activities (preferred)
  • Excellent relationship building skills; ability to personally connect with and engage diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders
  • Thorough understanding of organizational and project budgeting protocols
  • Proficient with the following: internet search engines, donor database software, data retrieval services, MS Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation and critical thinking skills
  • Flexible work approach
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance or management support
  • Commitment to NOW's mission and social justice in general

Email applications are preferred; please send cover letter, resume, 3-5 page writing sample, and three references (with both email and phone contact information) to with the subject: Application- Policy and Operations Manager. No phone calls, please.

Mass NOW is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status recognized by federal, state or local law with respect to employment opportunities. Please visit our website at

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