Associate Director, Save the Children Action Network--East at Save the Children

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Concord, New Hampshire





Job Description:

Summary
The Associate Director will be responsible for managing State Managers in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Tennessee who are charged with developing infrastructure and executing advocacy and electoral campaigns. The Associate Director will be responsible for all activities and campaigns that take place in these states, including the recruitment and ongoing engagement of the states’ volunteer base, building SCAN’s Leader and Training Program and closely coordinating the engagement of SCAN’s Student Ambassador Program. They are also responsible for overseeing state policy and advocacy work in Rhode Island and Vermont. This staff person will work with the rest of the State & National Campaigns team to ensure that field staff are fully implementing SCAN campaigns focused on early childhood education domestically and ensuring children globally thrive.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
• Lead development of advocacy infrastructure to move our policy agenda in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont. (50%)
o In collaboration with the State Campaigns Director, be responsible for all hiring and management of state managers. Provide regular feedback on performance and address any issues. Work closely with the State Campaigns Director and Senior Director on job descriptions.
o Establish and implement communications processes that allow managers to have regular meetings and best practice discussions with each other.
o In close collaboration with Political and Public Affairs staff and partner organizations, implement the legislative and electoral goals related to SCAN’s priority issues in each state.
o Assist state managers in developing and maintaining partner, coalition, and donor relationships.
o Support occasional policy research and be responsible for tracking and reporting of legislative affairs and activities.


• Provide guidance to state managers to ensure they are meeting expectations for the Volunteer Leader and Student Ambassador Programs and working collaboratively with DC staff to build SCAN infrastructure in targeted communities and college and high school campuses. (20%)


• Work with the State Campaigns Director to manage data collection and manage internal systems for impact reporting. Train staff on data collection processes and systems. (10%)


• Ensure that state managers have the training and tools necessary to implement their programs. Ascertain needs and arrange for the correct courses, trainings, etc. to address those needs. (10%)


• Help the State Campaigns Director, Associate Director of Leader and Training Programs and other staff develop and plan aspects of the national Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network Advocacy Summit and State Advocacy Summits. (10%)
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
• Lead development of advocacy infrastructure to move our policy agenda in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont. (50%)
o In collaboration with the State Campaigns Director, be responsible for all hiring and management of state managers. Provide regular feedback on performance and address any issues. Work closely with the State Campaigns Director and Senior Director on job descriptions.
o Establish and implement communications processes that allow managers to have regular meetings and best practice discussions with each other.
o In close collaboration with Political and Public Affairs staff and partner organizations, implement the legislative and electoral goals related to SCAN’s priority issues in each state.
o Assist state managers in developing and maintaining partner, coalition, and donor relationships.
o Support occasional policy research and be responsible for tracking and reporting of legislative affairs and activities.


• Provide guidance to state managers to ensure they are meeting expectations for the Volunteer Leader and Student Ambassador Programs and working collaboratively with DC staff to build SCAN infrastructure in targeted communities and college and high school campuses. (20%)


• Work with the State Campaigns Director to manage data collection and manage internal systems for impact reporting. Train staff on data collection processes and systems. (10%)


• Ensure that state managers have the training and tools necessary to implement their programs. Ascertain needs and arrange for the correct courses, trainings, etc. to address those needs. (10%)


• Help the State Campaigns Director, Associate Director of Leader and Training Programs and other staff develop and plan aspects of the national Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network Advocacy Summit and State Advocacy Summits. (10%)


Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or relevant experience.
• At least 5-7 years of relevant experience.
• Experience managing staff, with a preference for remote management experience.
• Proven experience and knowledge in working with complex data systems for mobilization tracking.
• Proven experience in developing and executing integrated online-offline organizing, field-based events and grassroots recruitment for advocacy campaigns.
• A strong understanding of state government operations and the legislative process.
• Strong public speaking and training experience.
• Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.
• Team-player with excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
• Significant comfort level with social media and technology.
• Highly professional, motivated, energetic and well organized.
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize a number of ongoing projects.
• Ability to travel frequently to priority districts, and additional travel to meet campaign-specific needs when required.


Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s degree
• Experience working on state legislative or local campaigns.
• Experience in campus and youth outreach and engagement campaigns.


What’s In It for You
• Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
• Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
• Vision Insurance
• Life insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• Commuter Benefit Program
• Vacation and Sick leave
• Paid holidays

What makes us special!
• Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
• Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
• Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
• Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
• Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
• Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
• Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
• Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
• Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
o Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
o Language learning opportunities
o Continuous Improvement skill development programs
o Brown Bag information sharing sessions
• Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service


Save the Children Action Network is the political voice for kids. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. As the political advocacy arm of Save the Children, we’re building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and that no mother or child around the globe dies from a preventable disease or illness. By investing in kids and holding leaders accountable, we are helping kids from birth to age five survive and thrive.
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.