Director of Policy, Education, and Outreach
The Commission is seeking a creative, dynamic and a highly skilled team player to fill
the position of a full-time Director of Policy, Education, and Outreach to support the
agency's mission to promote full civil and human rights in Vermont. Through campaign
planning and execution, legislative advocacy, community organizing, public education,
and other tactics, the Director of Policy, Education, and Outreach will assist the
Executive Director in shaping and advancing the HRC's policy agenda with lawmakers,
officials, and the community at large.
The Director of Policy, Education, and Outreach will work under the supervision of and
in close collaboration with the Executive Director in addition to collaborating with the
Executive Staff Assistant and the Staff Attorneys/lnvestigators.
The Director of Policy, Education, and Outreach shall:
Develop, deliver and oversee implementation of a comprehensive strategic outreach plan including public policy campaigns that bring together legislative advocacy, organizing, communications and legal strategy to achieve the Commission's goals.
ldentify systemic patterns of civil rights violations, envision changes in policy capable of addressing them, and carry out strategies to secure those changes;
Maintain records and report statistics related to all Commission initiatives and assist Executive Director and Executive Staff Assistant in Annual Report.
Collaborate with the Executive Director and Commissioners to develop the
legislative agenda, Review and follow legislation relevant to the agency's
mission, conduct research on short notice, draft HRC's written testimony and
appear before legislative committees to testify at the direction of the Executive
ldentify funding sources, help draft funding proposals, and draft reports to
Maintain the Commission's social media accounts and presence -- building
positive community through our social media platforms.
Maintain the Commission's website.
Develop and deliver the Commission's monthly newsletter,
Develop in-person and web-based training with Commission staff.
Plan and coordinate community workshops, forums, events and other related
activities including an annual regional/statewide training or conference on civil
Build and maintain a network of community partnerships and relationships with
officials, staffers, stakeholders and important organizations and coalitions by
serving as the Commission's liaison and serving in lieu of or in addition to the
Executive Director or Commission staff on various task forces and committees
Participate in human rights related conferences.
Assist with administrative tasks.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.