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This is a Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Position Title: Director of Government Affairs (Virtual)
Department: Government Affairs
Reports to: Director of Operations
Open Positions: 1

The National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) has an immediate opportunity for an individual to work in our Government Affairs department as Director of Government Affairs. Our ideal candidate will be able to successfully complete tasks and projects independently as well as part of a team. The position’s responsibilities include promoting grassroots advocacy, assisting in implementation of strategy and communication plans, coordinating outreach activities, and more. Work often involves collaborating with different departments to fulfill NAAHP’s Mission and more. The director reports directly to the Director of Operations.

Task Description

  • Works closely with the Director of Operations carrying out their responsibilities
  • Track legislation, rules and regulations that affects our community
  • Assists in advocating for funding for programs of interest affecting our community
  • Develops and implements strategies to mobilize members for advocacy; utilizing social media tools, such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs and utilization of a database for action alerts
  • Informs members of state and federal issues affecting the community
  • Understands regulatory rulemaking with the ability to draft memorandums summarizing regulatory proposals
  • Designs and leads a grassroots advocacy campaign, as needed
  • Communicates with team members from different departments
  • Performs other task as assigned by the Director of Operations

Minimum Requirements

  • At least six years of relevant experience
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree, A law degree is preferred
  • Advocacy skills and an understanding of the intricacies of public policy-making are essential
  • Experience presenting before large audiences is essential and strong organizational and planning skills are required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on effective verbal and written communication
  • Comfortable with working in a virtual environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

 

Required Documents: Email your resume, your cover letter, and at least two letters of recommendation to volunteer@naahpusa.org