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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Public Policy Coordinator, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC

Public Policy Coordinator

Posted on: September 30, 2014
Application deadline: October 15, 2014
Posted by: National Network to End Domestic Violence

The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) seeks a highly motivated and high performing Public Policy Coordinator. This is a great opportunity for a committed team player to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
NNEDV is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. NNEDV: (1) advocates for laws, policies and funding to address domestic violence and all violence against women; (2) provides training, technical assistance, and support to state domestic violence coalitions, as well as local domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, underserved and transitional housing programs; and (3) works with policy makers, business leaders, national allies and the general public to end all forms of domestic violence.
The Public Policy Coordinator will help implement NNEDV's policy priorities which include re-authorization, implementation, and funding of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), elimination of domestic violence homicides (incIuding gun violence prevention), provision of victim shelter and housing, and the advancement of women's economic sufficiency. This is an entry-level position with significant responsibility. The work includes various administrative duties, as well as participation in all aspects of NNEDV's policy work. The ideal candidate is highly organized and detail driven, comfortable with consistent multi-tasking and quick deadlines, a fast researcher and great writer, proficient with internet applications, dedicated and resourceful, committed to creating positive social change, and passionate about domestic violence issues.
  • Monitoring and analyzing federal legislation, including providing information to Members of Congress & to state coalitions
  • Monitoring state coalition listserves to track policy conversations, summarize discussions, and research and respond to requests for information and assistance
  • Creating materials, including action alerts, fact sheets, and letters to and updates for Members of Congress, state coalitions and local domestic violence programs
  • Engaging the state coalitions and the general public in policy actions (alerts, petitions, etc.) through NNEDV's advocacy platform (Salsa), emails, and social media
  • Participating in lobby visits and strategy sessions with NNEDV staff and national coalition partners
  • Updating sections of NNEDV's website related to policy initiatives
  • Planning and coordinating annual Advocacy Day conference, including hotel procurement, materials creation, speaker arrangements, and conference follow-up
  • Helping to write Congressional testimony and draft legislation as needed
  • Attending Congressional hearings, briefings and press conferences
  • Scheduling meetings and providing logistical support for advocacy meetings
  • Handling administrative tasks, including meeting notes, financial submissions and other internal documentation
  • Working as a member of the NNEDV team—collaborating with other NNEDV programs and staff
Successful candidates will possess:
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Creative problem-solving and analytical thinking
  • The ability to: Follow through on assignments, Work both quickly and thoroughly, Work independently and as part of a collaborative team (including other staff, other organizations, and other professionals), Manage tasks under tight deadlines, and Handle multiple projects.
  • Solid computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Adobe products
  • Commitment to the agency mission and a feminist philosophy
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience with a nonprofit agency in a relevant area
  • Knowledge of and experience in the domestic violence field and/or with state or federal policy
  • Social media and other multi-media skills
  • Experience with scheduling and event planning
  • Hill experience
  • Law degree or advanced degree in a relevant field.
The position is located in Washington, DC, near Dupont Circle
Competitive salary, minimum $40,000, based on qualifications and experience. NNEDV is an equal opportunity employer.
Learn more about NNEDV at
Send cover letter, resume, salary history and expectations, and a 2-3 page writing sample to Paulette Sullivan Moore, Vice President of Public Policy, at Applications that do not contain all of the required items will not be considered. Applications received before Oct. 15 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. No U.S. mail or faxes please.

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