Grantee Member Advocate

Job Characteristics

The grantee member advocate’s main responsibility is to build relationships with our grantee members and Minnesota state legislators. Our team members must have a commitment to inclusion, member satisfaction, and relentless advocacy.

A candidate must be a collaborative team member, a self-starter, look for ways to innovate and improve processes, demonstrate flexibility, be data-driven, and committed to meeting our organizational goals.

This highly visible position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to be a strong advocate for the well-being of young people. You must be comfortable lobbying at the MN State Capitol.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Send invoices and ensure receipt of grantee member dues
  • Manage YIP Outcome Survey; writing and sending reports
  • Facilitate grantee member connections with the MN state legislators
  • Conduct biennium Youth Intervention Questionnaire with legislative candidates
  • Lobby for Youth Intervention Grant funding at the MN State Capitol during legislative sessions
  • Organize annual YIP Rally Day at the Capitol and the Virtual Youth Intervention Summit
  • Communicate with our members about our advocacy work
  • Recruit and inspire our community to be social advocates
  • Perform other duties as assigned as a result of agile operational adjustments
  • Choose a topic and write a blog every 8 weeks

Personal Competencies

  • Intercultural engagement
  • Interpersonal relationship management
  • Project management
  • Business acumen
  • Entrepreneurial mindset

This is a full-time, exempt position. Workdays are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Time. Starting salary range is from $50K-$60K annually. Also included is a benefits package with generous PTO, a $5,000 annual health care stipend, and an employer contribution of 5% of salary paid toward your 401K.

This is primarily a telecommuting position, but some in-state travel is required. Candidates must have a dedicated workspace, newer computer, high-speed internet and live within a 45-minute drive to the Minnesota State Capitol.

We’re seeking applicants from all backgrounds. We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. YIPA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

This position will be posted until filled. Apply right away!