Responsible for researching and identifying the primary legislative and policy priorities of the Texas chapter in coordination with the Texas Executive Director, National Legislative Director and Texas Local Committee. Serves as representative of Emgage Texas in Austin during legislative session and maintains contact with elected officials throughout the state year round. Coordinates and assists with other Texas chapter initiatives as necessary.
Skills and Qualifications:
Political science or policy background; Experience with lobbying/advocacy; Understanding of Texas Government and legislative process; Self-driven; Exceptional communication skills; Strong writer; Proficiency in Microsoft Office; Attention to detail; Strong problem solving skills; Excellent organizational skills; Highly motivated; Enthusiastic and Reliable; Passion for politics
Ability to work alone or as part of a team; Knowledge of basic office management procedures; Public speaking experience; Experience with EveryAction and/or Canva software.
Position can be full time or part-time; competitive salary commensurate with experience offered. Future growth opportunities with Emgage Texas and Emgage national organization also possible based on performance and availability. Position requires travel across Austin and frequently to the Texas Capitol (must have own transportation) and work on weekends and holidays. Position will be based in Austin.
Emgage is a nonprofit and nonpartisan civic education and mobilization organization dedicated to strengthening the engagement of Muslim Americans with the political process and their elected leaders. Emgage Action mobilizes Muslim Americans to engage on local, state, and national issues in pursuit of a more equal, just, and prosperous society. Emgage is based out of Washington DC with chapters in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.
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