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Advocate - a.k.a. Hellraiser
We are looking for excellent writers and persuasive communicators who are comfortable speaking publicly in the forums of public opinion, state legislatures, and Congress. FTCR works on behalf of average people against some of the most powerful corporate lobbyists in the nation. We provide on-the-job training, but the faint of heart should not apply. If you are looking for a challenge and want to commit your life to working for justice, this is the job for you.
FTCR's scope includes politics, health care reform, consumer protection, insurance reform, legal system reform, and other state and federal matters.
Frame the problem: analyze existing laws, legislation, and administrative rules. Formulate a public interest solution -- legislative, legal, or administrative. Identify support/opposition bases. Design a public education plan.
Research and write educational materials (reports, fact sheets, opinion editorials and articles).
Engage the public through national, state and local media attention. Use of standard free media techniques -- editorial board meetings, editorial memoranda, op-ed, news releases, news conferences, news briefings, etc. Use new web-based communication technologies. Act as spokesperson to the media; respond to news media information requests;
Build alliances of supporters, coordinate with coalition.
Work with members of legislators and their staff; respond to information requests; prepare legislative and/or administrative testimony.
Develop and maintain funding for programs among potential donors and within the foundation community through the development of grant proposals, meetings with key funders, and ongoing education of the larger foundation community about the project.
Work with FTCR's citizen organizing staff to implement strategies.
Maintain necessary in-house computer databases.
LOCATION: Los Angeles
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
CONTACT: E-mail resume with cover letter and 1-2 page writing sample to Jamie Court at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 310-392-8874.
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