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Job Title: Advocacy Assistant
Department/Group: Public Policy & Government Relations
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading
voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since our
founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the
fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and
political. Since AAUW’s founding our members and supporters have spoken
out about policies important to women and girls. Without their voices,
invaluable legislation would have never been passed. In recent years, such
legislation included the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Matthew Shepard
and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair
AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state,
national, and global levels to advance our work to empower women and girls.
With the member-endorsed Public Policy Program as our guide, AAUW uses
lobbying and grassroots efforts to push forward policies that break through
educational and economic barriers for women.
*Summary Description*: This position provides administrative assistance to
public policy and government relations department, write action messages,
and responds to requests from state and branch leaders.
• Perform basic clerical tasks, including word processing,
copying, faxing, mailing, filing, and managing routine office business.
• Receive and assist visitors and telephone callers; answer
routine questions and route special inquiries; use initiative and judgment
to see that matters requiring attention are referred to appropriate staff.
• Sort and read incoming mail; draft general correspondence.
• Respond to members’ comments, questions, and concerns.
• Maintain filing and records management systems and other
office flow procedures.
• Ensure timely ordering of office and mailing supplies.
• Participate in the preparation, maintenance, and evaluation
of annual budgets for the department.
• Prepare budget paperwork such as check requests and expense
• Participate in the planning and implementation of AAUW
events, conventions, board meetings, conferences, and other special events.
• Develop ongoing relationships with key activists in assigned
states; make routine follow-up phone calls and emails to member leaders.
• Revise, copy and organize letters, and packets of material
distributed and mailed to member leaders, Congress, partners, and others.
• Maintain and update departmental databases and contact lists.
• Develop issue education and election action materials in
conjunction with public policy staff.
• Draft, post and distribute Action Network alerts and
• Assist in the development of trainings for AAUW state and
• Together with field staff, assess field strengths and
weaknesses and build member capacity.
• Issues invitations and tracks responses for member and
committee meetings and conference calls.
• Participate on department team projects and staff committees
or task forces on an as-needed basis.
• Keep up-to-date on issues by reading professional journals,
newspapers, magazines, and other relevant sources.
• Be an active supporter and participant in a collegial and
productive work environment.
• Work as a member of the Public Policy & Government Relations
team to ensure the realization of the association’s goals.
• Perform other related/comparable duties as required and
• Associate’s degree required, bachelor’s degree strongly
preferred. Two years’ work experience.
• Good organizational and clerical skills required; strong
computer skills required, including working knowledge of social media
platforms, spreadsheets and database, Microsoft Office.
• Familiarity with CapWiz, Knowlegis, Salsa/COSM or other
advocacy platforms is preferred.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills desired,
including good customer service skills.
• Ability to organize work, follow through on projects,
anticipate project needs, function independently as well as part of a team,
and work effectively with volunteers.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills; and ability
to analyze and synthesize information quickly and accurately.
• Ability to demonstrate and establish professionalism with
diverse group of volunteer leaders in person, over the phone, and in
Submit a résumé with cover letter detailing your interest and
qualifications, along with salary requirements and a relevant organizing
writing sample, by email indicating position title to email@example.com.
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