Senior Vice President for Advocacy (Volunteer)
Reports to: Office of the President and CEO, Founder
Position Status: Volunteer (unpaid)
Time Commitment: As needed, when available
About HBCU Campaign Fund
Founded in 2012, HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is a non-profit advocacy educational organization that is mission to support the significance and raises funds to provide scholarships, initiative programming, and for private and public HBCUs and MSIs. HCF today remains as a strong advocate for students and higher education.
Position Overview & Basic Function:
The Senior Vice President for Advocacy directs the organization’s s federal and state advocacy program with governor’s offices, state legislatures, state developments of education and state national-level advocacy partners across the nation. The Senior Vice President manages an advocacy team, and interfaces daily with the CEO and Executive/Leadership Team to develop and provide strategic support to federal, state and local advocates on advancing student-centered and higher education policies that transforms education for the 21st century.
- Develop and executes the organization’s national, federal and state-specific advocacy strategies for advancing student-centered and higher education policies;
- Supports states in advancing education policies aligned with state needs and context through the adoption and implementation of legislation and executive actions;
- Communicates with federal, state and education advocates to provide strategic advice and support on policy development, adoption and implementation;
- Designs the organization’s federal and state advocacy action plan annually; prioritizes and direct state engagement for maximum effectiveness and impact; achieves federal and state advocacy action outcome goals;
- Coordinates with CEO to analyze legislation and administrative rules and provide expert testimony that advances the organization’s policy agenda
- Build and manages federal, state and national partner relationships and participates in donor outreach to maintain and strengthen relationships;
- Manages the tracking of federal and state advocacy outcomes, deliverables, and legislative impact on grants, board and organizational reporting;
Directs the development of briefing materials to state leaders, candidates, the Board Chairman, CEO. Conducts briefings upon request.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred in related field;
- Ability to speak publicly, often before legislators;
- Strong organizational management, relationship-building, and teamwork skills;
- Strong writing and communication skills;
- Strong knowledge of and commitment to advocate for student-centered and higher education policies;
- High level of knowledge of education policy and state-level politics;
- Strong understanding pf political and legislative processes.
- Gain experience working with an HBCU advocacy non-profit organization
- Stipend or salary allowance may be given, when available
Applicants must submit cover letter of interest and resume via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a cover letter of interest and resume.