OPPORTUNITY: Advocacy and Campaigns Manager job at Muninetworks (ILSR)

The Institute for Local Self Reliance is looking for an Advocacy and Campaigns Manager…

Advocacy and Campaigns Manager

The Advocacy and Campaigns Manager will join ILSR’s Independent Business team, which works to expose the consequences of corporate concentration and build support for local, state, and federal policies that check monopoly power and build thriving, equitable communities. In this role, you will report to the Senior Policy Advocate to execute campaign strategies and manage relationships with allied organizations and coalition partners, including a coalition of nearly 30 independent business groups and alliances advocating for antimonopoly reforms. This role holds a range of advocacy and campaign coordination responsibilities, including:


Campaign Coordination (40%)

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with allied and partner organizations, including gaining an understanding of partners’ internal priorities to inform campaign strategy
  • Coordinate an existing table of partners, including facilitating engaging, productive meetings, and coordinating joint campaign actions, such as press events and sign-on letters
  • Recruit, organize, and support partners and small business owners for media interviews, op-eds, and engagement with federal and state policymakers
  • Identify, recruit, and develop new partners and small business owners for advocacy
  • Maintain and manage a campaign database and various tracking systems

Advocacy (40%)

  • Work alongside the Senior Policy Advocate and ILSR’s communications team to develop messaging and communications materials for the campaign, including:
    • Prepare communications materials such as talking points, small business testimonials, and social media content showcasing monopoly power’s direct impact on small businesses
    • Create rapid response materials for campaigns and distribute to coalition partners
    • Draft other written materials for the campaign on behalf of coalition partners
  • Interview and capture the stories of small business owners and partners for written and/or video statements
  • Coordinate with ILSR’s research and communications staff to produce content, including videos, for advocacy campaigns
  • Draft weekly email updates to inform campaign members of updates and news
  • Develop and maintain the coalition’s social media channels
    • Write, edit, update, and schedule digital content using social media management, email marketing and website content management systems to mobilize partners
    • Create and maintain a content calendar to keep team and partners informed and coordinated on plans and strategy
    • Analyze engagement data and identify online strategies to grow the coalition and increase its impact

Other Advocacy Support and Administrative Tasks (20%)

  • Support ILSR’s Independent Business Team, including the Senior Policy Advocate, in their engagement with policymakers

  • Develop expertise on monopoly power and small business

  • Maintain policymaker, partner, and ally lists

  • Monitor policymaker activities

  • Miscellaneous administrative tasks as directed by supervisor

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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