The Policy Coordinator helps implement the policy priorities of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. The coordinator works with returning citizens, interested parties and policy professionals on short and long-term projects geared toward implementing the vision of FRRC. This work includes being an expert on the policy challenges and opportunities impacting returning citizens statewide, and in communities throughout Florida. The coordinator position requires a self-motivated person with an ability to handle multiple projects at the same time.
The Policy Coordinator is a full time, exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provide research, analysis, and draft responses to a range of policy issues impacting FRRC members.
- Track, monitor, and analyze state and federal legislation.
- Develop briefing materials and reports (oral and written) including legislative reports, one-page handouts, and talking points.
- Draft comments, white papers, and other documents in response to key issues.
- Attend hearings, workgroups, and other meetings and participate on workgroups/task forces as needed.
- Plan and participate in FRRC events as needed to enhance member education on key issues and FRRC advocacy efforts.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor's degree from accredited institution of higher learning preferred, or equivalent job-related work experience required.
- Must have 1-2 years of experience working as an advocate or in the public policy field.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Demonstrated commitment and passion for criminal justice and the mission of FRRC.
- Strong computer skills and proficient in using Google's G-Suite.
- Collaboration Skills.
- Time Management.
- Effective Communication.
- Ability to work with diverse groups of people and organizations.
- The Policy Coordinator will interact most frequently with the Political Director but will also work closely with the Communications Coordinator, the Chapter Coordinator, and others, depending on the specific project.
- Ability to sit, bend, stand for long periods of time , climb a minimum of one flight of stairs and may occasionally lift up to 10 lbs.
- Manual Dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, tablet, mobile and desktop telephone system.
- Requires normal range of hearing and vision.
- Ability to travel on occasion locally and regionally. This person will be required to use their personal vehicle for business, must carry auto insurance and have a current valid driver’s license.
- Office employees will normally work in an office environment (Orlando based HQ) with some time spent working in the field.
- Remote employees will normally work in the field with some time spent working in the (Orlando based HQ) office.
- Noise level is moderate, with some frequency of interruptions.
Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package.
FRRC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or identity, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status or current employment status.