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Temp, PT Job - San Jose CA - Catholic Charities - Social Policy Specialist

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Job Title: Social Policy Specialist Organization: Catholic Charities Location: San Jose Salary: PT Temporary Job Description: POSITION SUMMARY:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 5, 2006

      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 01/05/2006 09:02 AM -----

      Job Title: Social Policy Specialist
      Organization: Catholic Charities
      Location: San Jose
      Salary:
      PT  Temporary

      Job Description:
      POSITION SUMMARY:
      Responsible for coordinating social policy education and advocacy activities
      for the Agency.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
      1.      Design, organize and implement a comprehensive social policy
      advocacy program, including organizing special events for policy makers,
      meetings, letter-writing and email campaigns

      2.      Advise agency leadership and program staff on key agency social
      policy issues.

      3.      Support the advocacy involvement of the CEO, assisting with phone
      correspondence with policy makers, messaging, speech and letter writing.

      4.      Serve as the agency’s initial point of contact for the policy makers
      and their staff

      SUMMARY OF OTHER JOB DUTIES:
      1.  Manage the activities of the agency’s Advocacy Network

      A.   Develop an annual social policy agenda for the agency.

      B.   Coordinate with advocacy representatives from each division

      C.   Make recommendations to CEO and Executive Team

      2.   Develop advocacy guidelines for program staff and volunteers.

      A.   Provide advocacy training for staff and volunteers as needed.

      3.   Coordinate advocacy efforts with the Communications and Parish
      Partnerships office.

      A.   Regularly update public policy information on the website

      B.   Assist Parish Partnerships staff with advocacy information for parish
      volunteers.

      C.   Communicate and coordinate efforts with other related Catholic
      organizations.

      4.   Develop resources to promote the advocacy mission of Catholic
      Charities.

      QUALIFICATIONS
      Familiarity with human service nonprofits. Experience in public policy
      ideal. Previous advocacy experience desireable. Equivalent education and
      experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the job may be
      considered.

      Education:
      B.A. or B.S. Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Sociology or other
      related field

      Experience:
      Previous non-profit experience desirable.
      Previous advocacy experience desireable.
      Project management

      Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
      Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

      Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively in cross-functional
      teams.

      Proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

      Personal commitment to the expressed values and mission of Catholic
      Charities.

      Physical Requirements:
      Ability to work at a desk for extended periods of time.
      Ability to use a computer workstation.

      Working Conditions:
      Most work is done in a comfortable office environment.

      Hours and other conditions:

      Maximum 20 hrs a week as negotiated to a total of 800 hrs from January 3,
      2006 – July 31, 2006. Basic office hours are Monday through Friday,
      approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

      This position description intends to describe the general nature and level
      of work being performed by people assigned to this job. It is not intended
      to include all duties and responsibilities. The order in which duties and
      responsibilities are listed is not significant. Because of a need to remain
      responsive to the needs of our clients and our Agency’s operations,
      responsibilities may be modified at any time.

      How to Apply:
      Send qualifying resume to jobs@...
      Organization Web Site: www.ccsj.org

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