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Public Policy and Advocacy Manager

Public Policy and Advocacy Manager

locationCincinnati, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 4 months ago
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) fights for the economic well-being of all people in Greater Cincinnati so our entire community can thrive – now and in the future. The Public Policy and Advocacy Manager is integral to UWGC’s policy and advocacy work across UWGC’s nine-county, three-state region. As a leading convenor and philanthropic investor, UWGC strengthens systems supporting family well-being. Through policy and advocacy, we can achieve short- and long-term wins that make systems work for families.

The Public Policy and Advocacy Manager will provide strategic leadership and daily management of efforts that advance our local, state and federal policy agenda while also building the advocacy capacity of our staff, volunteers and partners.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Provide day-to-day support for staff, volunteers and partners to influence policy at national, state and local levels.
  • Track identified legislative and public policy priorities and update UWGC staff and volunteers on status changes.
  • Collaborate with the director to identify and create strategies for calls to action with UWGC constituencies.
  • Build advocacy capacity of UWGC staff, volunteers and partners through professional development, convenings and issue education.
  • Support relationships with existing and new community partners, coalition members and lawmakers.
  • Represent UWGC at coalitions, conferences, task forces and legislative meetings.
  • Use UWGC messaging and message frames to prepare action alerts, talking points and testimony, issue briefs, letters, press statements, opinion editorials, website updates, blogs, and legislative and public policy reports.
  • Stay informed of national best practices and trends and provides strategic advice about how to integrate into UWGC’s public policy and advocacy work.
  • Monitor program quality and impact and creates reports.
  • Manage projects and collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work to grow UWGC’s advocacy network.
  • Organize and execute advocacy events and initiatives.
  • Together with the Public Policy and Advocacy Director, support the UWGC Public Policy Committee.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ full-time, professional work experience with significant responsibilities. Education cannot substitute for work experience.
  • Team orientation, ambition, and a strong work ethic.
  • Willing to work weekends and evenings and travel throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana as necessary.
  • Access to a car, possession of a valid driver’s license, and proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Complete and pass all background checks and security clearances.

Core Competencies:

  • Believe authentically in UWGC’s work and understand the vital role that building champions for our work plays in realizing our vision.
  • Work proactively and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Successfully collaborate across teams and organizations to achieve results.
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Be comfortable with qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to excellence and ensure positive relationships with partner organizations and constituencies.
  • Meet deadlines and show initiative in taking on new tasks and projects.
  • Seek out information, solutions to problems, and relevant opportunities.
  • Embrace technology and demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity with Salesforce, Asana and advocacy software (Muster, Voter Voice, or similar) is a bonus.

Salary starting $60,000, plus competitive benefits package.

Applicants should apply by Friday, February 16, 2024, via the link below:


UWGC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 years of experience