|Title:||Director of Legislative Advocacy|
|Campaign Start Date:||12/20/2018|
Title: Director of Legislative Advocacy
Mission of Children's Defense Fund:
The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor children, children of color and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown.
CDF began in 1973 and is a private, nonprofit organization supported by individual donations, foundation, corporate and government grants.
Overview of Children’s Defense Fund-CA
Evolving from CDF’s history, the Children’s Defense Fund-CA (CDF-CA) was established in 1998 to meet the needs of underserved children in California. With offices in Los Angeles and Oakland, CDF-CA champions policies and programs that lift children out of poverty, ensure their access to health coverage and care, provide children with an equitable education and transform justice systems for youth.
The candidate will serve as a core member of the CDF-CA policy team and will serve as key advisor to CDF-CA on child-centered legislative and advocacy matters. This individual will serve as the lead staff on CDF-CA’s Ending Child Poverty campaign and will provide guidance on legislative and advocacy strategy to key staff leading on other organizational policy priorities, including ensuring access to quality health coverage and care for children, reforming juvenile justice systems, and promoting positive school climate practices. This individual will be responsible for identifying and assessing opportunities to advance the organization’s mission as well as developing and implementing strategies and campaigns to execute its legislative priorities. The position requires regular travel to Sacramento, and periodic travel to Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Clinton, TN. This is a full-time position based in the Oakland office; however, candidates from Sacramento and Los Angeles will be considered.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
To apply submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement.
The Children’s Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer.