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NeighborWorks Umpqua | Director of Policy and Advocacy

NeighborWorks® Umpqua (NWU) is a rural-focused housing, community, and economic development not-for-pro t in Southern Oregon committed to providing opportunity for all. Over 25 years, the organization has grown to provide services in the counties of Douglas, Coos, and Curry. NWU aims to expand its footprint and emerge as a strong regional advocate for affordable housing and community development in Southern Oregon. The organization is committed to collaborative community-based decision-making while fostering strong community partnerships in planning and service delivery.

Title: Director of Policy and AdvocacyLocation: Roseburg, OregonSalary: $47,600 - $69,500, full-time


In conjunction with senior management, NWU’s Director of Policy & Advocacy is responsible for developing the policy and advocacy priorities of the organization in the context of its Strategic Plan. The Director will keep senior management and staff abreast of noteworthy legislative changes at all levels of government and develop responses to further the organization’s objectives. The Director will design and implement innovative outreach strategies to new communities, including coalition- building based on their speci c needs. In addition, the Director will play a key role in advancing the organization’s mission and its strategic goals. The Director will report to the CEO and is an integral member of NWU’s management team. This opportunity requires professional skill, experience, and a commitment to community-based decision-making, collective responsibility, shared leadership, and equity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement results-driven advocacy, policy, and grassroots outreach strategies to
  • achieve the strategic goals of the organization;
  • Work collaboratively with NWU staff to stay abreast of regional, state, and federal activities that
  • directly or indirectly in uence the work of the organization or affect NWU’s service area;
  • Represent NWU on local, state, regional, and national levels;
  • Identify and implement strategies to build NWU’s advocacy base in Southern Oregon, including
  • organizing meetings in strategic communities;
  • Cultivate and effectively manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders, coalition
  • partners, community members, and decision-makers;
  • With the Communications Specialist, develop campaign messages, communications strategies,
  • and campaign material;
  • Maintain a working knowledge of related political landscape and policy practices;
  • Other responsibilities as appropriate and necessary to achieve organizational objectives.
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