Policy Manager

Policy is made up of the laws, rules and practices that impact our clients, their families, and communities.  The Policy Manager is a member of LSPC’s policy coordinating team, made up of the Executive Director, Sr. Staff Attorney, Development Director, and Policy fellowship participants.

Purpose:

To further the policy work of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and All of Us or None as well as further develop the Elder Freeman Policy Fellowship.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate legislative and administrative policy activities of the entire agency
  • Train, supervise, and mentor four Elder Freeman Policy Fellows with All of Us or None team
  • Meet with management team, staff, and members to determine policy agenda and develop a plan to achieve policy agenda,
  • Attend legislative hearings, administrative hearings, and meetings with supporters and opponents
  • Train staff, members, and other allies on policy advocacy, budget process, and lobbying
  • Convene and supervise the LSPC bill tracking committee
  • Work with communications team to develop a communications strategy to support policy agenda
  • Work with Communications team and allies to create media, including op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and other support materials
  • Represent LSPC in coalitions and serve as a liaison to policy makers and other organizations

Desired Qualifications and Skills:

  • Three years minimum experience working on state level policies related to criminal justice, workforce development, or related field
  • Experience doing policy work that centers people most impacted by the policy and incorporating a grassroots organizing approach
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal daily supervision and as a team player
  • Experience with supervision and managing a team
  • Ability to write well and in a variety of styles
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of people
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial, gender, and social justice
  • Ability to think conceptually, strategically, and tactically
  • A strong understanding of incarceration and its effect on the community and society as a whole
  • Demonstrated professional and political aptitude
  • Possess comprehensive discretion, independent judgment, and political acumen
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Google Drive, E-mail/Internet, Twitter, Facebook, computer skills.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a personal history with communities disproportionately affected by the prison industry and/or experience with prisoners’ rights movement or community organizing.

 Salary Range:

Depending on Experience
Great benefits including health, dental, vision, acupuncture, chiropractor insurance, and 5- weeks’ vacation

LSPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals regardless of race, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, veterans’ or other protected status, national origin, sexual orientation, or incarceration history are encouraged to seek employment with LSPC; and every effort will be made to insure that these are not discriminated against during their employment period.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter detailing your qualifications and why you want to work with LSPC.  Please send your application to:

Hamdiya Cooks-Abdullah
Administrative Director
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children,
1540 Market Street, #490,
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415-255-7036 ext. 315)

To apply electronically or to ask further questions:
hamdiya@prisonerswithchildren.org