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We work to improve reproductive health policy in South Carolina.

Position: Tell Them Advocacy Fellows Program

Posted by Ryan Morgan on

Type: Part-Time, 10-15 hours per week

Compensation: Paid Position

Application: Cover Letter, Resume to edavidsontribbs@tellthemsc.org (No Phone Calls – Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted)

Respond by November 14, 2014

Description:

Tell Them, a Columbia-based advocacy group, is looking for 3-5 motivated, hard working part-time undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the Tell Them Fellows Program, beginning in January 2015 and completing in May 2015. This is a part-time position with flexible hours. Tell Them is a program of the New Morning Foundation

Tell Them is a grassroots advocacy network made up of more than 18,000 active voters in South Carolina who are dedicated to bringing responsible reproductive health policies to our state. The network has been leading the charge on reforming and updating the 1988 Comprehensive Health Education Act through introducing and actively advocating for legislative change. Tell Them Fellows will have the opportunity to be involved in this important campaign, as well as providing support for other legislative activities.

The Tell Them Fellows Program seeks to train the future organizers and activists in South Carolina, providing them with hands on experiential learning by participating in an active state policy campaign.

Duties may include (but are not limited to):

  • - Researching reproductive health efforts and drafting letters to the editor, blogs, policy briefs and other advocacy materials;
  • - Drafting correspondence and responses to supporters, partners and Tell Them members;
  • - Maintaining databases tracking member responses, invitations, engagement opportunities, and actions taken;
  • - Participate in Tell Them member-centered activities
  • - Attend committee hearings and events where pertinent legislation is being discussed and debated;
  • - Monitoring both traditional and online media coverage and public opinion on targeted issues;
  • - Assisting organizations in using state of the art collaboration and social media tools to promote traditional and online media campaigns, content and initiatives;
  • - Assisting with the design and promotion of data visualizations, graphic memes, and other dynamic content;
  • - Assisting in coordinated efforts for posting, promoting and pushing out that content;
  • - Performing administrative duties as assigned
  • - Attending Policy Team meetings and strategy sessions
  • - Functioning as a self-sustaining member of our team.

Essential Skills/Requirements:

  • - Excellent organizational and time-management skills; punctuality
  • - Ability to manage complex schedules and deadlines, as well as to manage multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and prioritize appropriately
  • - Rational problem-solving skills, including analytic, strategic, and planning skills Willingness to follow direction and to complete tasks; compliance and cooperation
  • - Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, note-writing, proofing
  • - Flexibility and the willingness to adjust and respond to a fast-paced work environment
  • - Highly professional, polished, diplomatic, and mature demeanor; excellent knowledge of business etiquette
  • - Social and cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • - Proven strong work ethic. Consistent honesty, integrity and the ability to maintain confidentialities
  • - Fluency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Outlook applications; Internet skills (be “technically savvy”)
  • - Commit to the full program timeline (January 2015-May 2015)
  • - Attend program orientation January 12-16, 2015

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