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Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico (Remote)
Launched in 2018, NewMexicoKidsCAN: The New Mexico Campaign for Achievement Now is a local nonprofit organization that advocates for community-informed, student-centered and research-backed education policies. Connecting policy, instructional practice, and politics, the organization works to reimagine what is possible in New Mexico’s public education system to ensure our students become the future community, civic and business leaders New Mexico needs. To learn more, visit www.nmkidscan.org.
NewMexicoKidsCAN is part of 50CAN: The 50-State Campaign for Achievement Now, a nonprofit organization that works at the local level to advocate for a high-quality education for all kids, regardless of their address. 50CAN develops local education leaders by providing them with the research, tools, and ideas needed to create learning environments that best meet every child’s needs. 50CAN operates campaigns in Connecticut, Delaware, Denver, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Tennessee and is led by CEO & Founder Marc Porter Magee.
This opportunity is an ideal fit for someone who wants to serve a leading role in a state advocacy organization. The advocacy manager will work directly with the Executive Director of NewMexicoKidsCAN in executing the organization’s advocacy strategy. In particular, they will prioritize building community relationships, interacting with elected officials, and executing the organization’s advocacy operations.
The Advocacy Manager will also have an important role with NewMexicoKidsCAN’s affiliated 501(c)(4) organization, NewMexicoKidsCAN Action Fund. This will include advocating for key education policies coming before elected bodies, introducing candidates to the issues of NewMexicoKidsCAN Action Fund, and coordinating advocacy and electoral activities with allies.
The ideal candidate is a strong communicator who is skilled at building relationships, analyzing complicated political situations, and is passionate about NewMexicoKidsCAN’s cause. This role presents an excellent opportunity for a person to develop their skills, advance their career, and network with leading advocates in New Mexico and across the country.
While primarily a job that requires regular business hours, the Advocacy Manager may be called upon to work varying hours including weekends and nights. This could include attending legislative meetings, legislative sessions, school board meetings, or campaign events. The role requires constant use of strong independent judgment, self-motivation, and the capability of doing all the above duties with minimal supervision.
Working At 50CAN
This position is fully remote and operates in the Mountain Coast time zone. The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, 50CAN offers a comprehensive benefits package. This position is required one to reside in the Albuquerque metro area and will work remotely. 50CAN is an equal-opportunity employer and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.
How To Apply
Interested applicants should apply through 50CAN's BambooHR portal here. Please include your current resume and cover letter through the BambooHR portal only.