MISSION OF NATIONAL SKILLS COALITION
National Skills Coalition is a broad-based
coalition working toward a vision of an America that grows its economy by
investing in its people, so that every worker and every industry has the skills
to compete and prosper. We engage in organizing, advocacy and communications to
advance state and federal policies that support these goals – polices that are
based on the on-the-ground expertise of our members and allies.
Initiates, leads, and manages projects that support
the development and promotion of a network of advocates working to advance
skills policies in collaboration with NSC staff, national partners, and state coalitions.
Plan and implement recruitment strategies that engage existing and potential
allies in targeted states/districts in federal advocacy, assist in developing
and manage strategies that increase opportunities for direct and grassroots
lobbying and collaborate with policy, communications, and network staff in
facilitating action-taking on NSC’s policy proposals. Develop and
implement the advocacy strategy and network outreach components to federal
We are looking for someone with:
and skills training policy issues
experience working in or with Congressional offices and/or the Administration
experience managing and strategizing both lobbying executed both by NSC staff
and our network
interest in membership organizing and ability to mobilize a diverse coalition
of stakeholders with an emphasis on racial equity and inclusion
to be part of a proactive team that highly values collaboration
years of relevant experience
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop and implement plans to grow NSC’s national network of diverse
stakeholders to weigh in with federal policymakers and advance NSC’s federal
policy proposals. Lead targeted outreach efforts in specific districts and/or
with particular constituencies to support organizational priorities.
- Network Development with National Partners:
Assist in representing NSC in Washington-based coalitions and meetings.
- Network Engagement: Increase opportunities, in
collaboration with staff, for local leaders to engage federal policy
- Campaign Organizing: Assist in the development of and manage federal
policy campaign strategies and the related stakeholder outreach/deployment in
collaboration with others.
- Policymaker engagement:
strategize for key opportunities and priorities in mobilizing our network for
engaging with policymakers.
- Grassroots Advocacy: In
collaboration with communications staff, drive continuous improvement of (and
increase in) field responses to calls to action; in coordination with federal
policy staff, facilitate continuous increase in and effectiveness of direct
communication between the field and federal policymakers.
Lobbying, Policymaker Education and Influence
- Policy Advocacy: Help develop NSC’s federal
advocacy strategy, in collaboration with staff.
- Policymaker Engagement: Assist in advocating
for NSC’s policy platform with federal legislators, the White House, and agency
administrators. Develop sources for information within legislative and agency
Federal Policy Strategy
- Federal Policy Strategy: Assist in
developing federal advocacy strategy to advance policy recommendations, based
on network engagement, NSC’s overall policy agenda, and with awareness of
Hill/Admin trends and opportunities.
- Policy Implementation: Assist in efforts to advise federal
administrators in regulation, guidance and technical assistance associated with
congressional or administrative action.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Project Management: Brings together every component of a project, including resources or
planning, that are needed to complete it in a timely manner.
- Partnership Development: Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships
with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information,
assistance, and support.
- Strategic Thinking/Management: Creates and communicates a long-term vision, balances
short- and long-term goals, keeps own and team’s work aligned with overall
goals, creates, and adjusts strategic plans.
- Organizational Awareness: Using knowledge of the organization and the organization’s
business environment to turn data into insight.
skills: Exhibits respect
and understanding of others to maintain professional relationship.
problems while ensuring rules and directives are followed.
Skills: Ability to effectively
engage and communicate with target audiences.
- Initiative: Takes independent action, seeks out
new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices
- Attention to
Detail: Committed to
accuracy and excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality
levels, finds/owns/acts on quality problems.
SALARY: Salary for this position is $85,000 -
$100,000; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at
the top of the range. Excellent benefits package, including employer-paid
health and dental, retirement plan, life and disability insurance and generous
National Skills Coalition is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to