Louisiana: Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana seeks Public Policy Coordinator

14 Dec
Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is a nonprofit organization that is leading the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, advocacy, education, and disaster response. We distribute food to Louisianans in need through more than 235 faith-based and nonprofit organizations across 23 parishes in south Louisiana. For more information about our company, please visit our website at www.no-hunger.org.

POSITION SUMMARY
Researches public policy at the local, state, and national level; develops policy resources and outreach information for
multiple audiences; supports and maintains advocacy coalitions throughout the food bank’s network of member agencies;
and works with legislators’ offices to develop and enhance their relationship with Second Harvest Food Bank and Feeding
America. Acts as a conduit to translate policy goals into action by connecting with advocacy groups, policymakers and
their staff, and other actors in the policy community. This position requires a high level of autonomy, initiative, and ability
to work with a wide range of people.
RESPONSIBILITIES

Performs research and develops policy analysis on hunger issues.

Develops relationships with state and national legislative and administrative offices.

Supports the work of the Louisiana Food Bank Association by providing policy expertise on statewide initiatives,
maintaining good relationships with state officials, and other duties as necessary.

Disseminates informational resources on the work and mission of Second Harvest Food Bank for legislative
offices on public policy priority areas and facilitates opportunities to engage policy makers.

Develops outreach materials and activities to develop grassroots advocacy.

Performs administrative assistance, policy analysis, and coordination of activities for the New Orleans Food
Policy Advisory Committee as needed.

Conducts field research to understand the local impacts of federal nutrition programs on the company’s agencies
and clients.

Assists in obtaining federal legislative support for capital and operating appropriations or other opportunities
within the federal budget cycle.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline preferred (e.g., public policy, political science, economics, sociology,
history) with research experience and analytical components. Experience developing and implementing policy advocacy
strategies; working with or building organizational coalitions to advocate for legislative change; working with governmental
officials and their staff.
Skills and Capabilities:

Passion for social justice issues with a working knowledge of federal and state safety net programs and the
political process.

Strong writing and editing skills and keen attention to detail; ability to produce clear, concise written material.

Ability to read and comprehend federal legislation and regulations and understand their impact on the company’s
agencies and clients.

Exceptional government relations, interpersonal, and presentation skills.

Ability to effectively communicate real world impacts of policy to a variety of audiences.

Understanding of basic statistical principles.

Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Computer literate.

HOW TO APPLY:

1 – Qualified candidates should email the following items to jobs@secondharvest.org:

cover letter with salary requirements

resumé

one short writing sample (no more than five pages)
2 – Use “Public Policy Coordinator” as the subject line of your email.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position will remain open until filled.
Due to the large volume of resumés that we receive, we are unable to provide a personal follow-up. Therefore, we cannot
respond to general inquiries regarding your status. Should your credentials form a suitable match with the position posted,
you will be contacted for a personal interview. Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with Second Harvest
Food Bank. Equal Opportunity Employer

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