Are you interested in making a difference through social justice causes? Do you excel at public speaking and organizing others to advocate for public policy reform?

We are currently in search of a Government Affairs Manager for a Social Justice Organization. The position is based in Michigan. This is a full-time, permanent opportunity.

LOCATION: Michigan
POSITION TITLE: Government Affairs Manager
SALAARY: $90K-$115K

Is This Your Dream Job? A social justice organization is in search of a Michigan Government Affairs Manager that will lead the legislative advocacy efforts in order to advance justice reform policy as well as develop strong partnerships with law enforcement, businesses, and community leaders across the state. This position will represent the social justice organization in the state capitol, local jurisdictions, and oversee the organization’s role with in-state advocates.

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • 10+ years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; advanced degree preferred.
  • Adept in Michigan state law and the legislative structures
  • Expertise in the Michigan criminal justice and public policy systems
  • Has a network of government and community officials across Michigan
  • Experience in public advocacy, coalition building, community outreach, and organizing community members
  • Strong verbal and public speaking skills, taking complex issues and making them simple
  • Comfortable with traveling around the state frequently
  • Experience with Google Suite

How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • Assist with managing the lobbying team by overseeing the strategy and tracking the lobbying activities
  • Manage multiple advocacy projects simultaneously, while keeping track of various stakeholders
  • Develop and manage coalition partners
  • Cultivate and maintain strong partnerships with various law enforcement, community, and government representatives
  • Research and analyze state legislation, budgets, and procedures in public policy
  • Provide recommendations to the organization’s leadership and compose briefs on the research findings.

We’d love to hear from you.

If this sounds like the job for you, we would love to help make that happen. Please submit a resume and cover letter, outlining your interest in nonprofit recruiting to tyoung@cnpstaffing.com with “Government Affairs Manager, Michigan” in the subject line.

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