Policy Writer

Job description

Position Title: Policy Writer

Reports to: Vice President for Policy

Position Status: Full-Time

Location: Remote or at one of All Our Kin’s sites in Connecticut or the Bronx

Target Start Date: January/February 2022

Salary Range: $50,000-76,000 (New hires’ salaries are assessed based on location, experience and salary band.)


About All Our Kin

All Our Kin trains, supports, and sustains family child care educators nationwide to ensure that children and families have the foundations they need to succeed in school and in life. At All Our Kin, we support family child care educators at every stage of their development – from parents and caregivers to professional educators and business owners – using a strength-based, high-touch approach. Through our programs, family child care providers succeed as early childhood educators and small business owners; parents have access to high-quality, affordable child care, making it possible for them to enter and remain in the workforce; and children gain the enriching experiences that prepare them to succeed in school and in life. All Our Kin is recognized as a national model, and has been proven through studies to raise the quality, availability, and sustainability of family child care.

All Our Kin first opened its doors in a housing development in New Haven, Connecticut in 1999. Today, we serve approximately 1,100 family child care educators with networks representing five Connecticut cities and New York City, in addition to the surrounding communities. We also advise partners across the country who are enhancing family child care policies and practice. Our policy team works at the local, state and federal level to create the conditions to enable family child care providers to thrive. To learn more about our work, please visit www.AllOurKin.org.

All Our Kin recognizes that diversity and opportunity are fundamental to children's lives and to

our work, and we seek to build a team that reflects the diversity we celebrate in our nation and

community. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share our vision, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our work and this mission. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position, and we do not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law.

What You Will Do

Write and Edit (65%)

  • Write and produce materials for policymakers, family child care providers and parents/caregivers. These include policy analyses, reports, briefs, advocacy tool kits and flyers.

  • Edit written materials generated by the policy team for public distribution.

  • Proofread, copy edit and conduct light research from secondary sources to support policy communications.

  • Develop and coordinate distribution plans for policy reports, briefs, toolkits, etc.


Produce Digital Media Content (25%)


  • Write and edit content about policy for digital media including legislative contact platforms and direct email communications.

  • Coordinate the distribution of social media content with All Our Kin’s Communications Team; disseminate other content via email and legislative contact platforms.


Support Infrastructure (10%)

  • Continuously review analytics from digital policy communications, share findings and adjust strategies to enhance impact.

  • Introduce new communications tools to strengthen the impact of All Our Kin’s policy initiatives

  • Contribute to message development on policy issues

  • Build distribution lists of key policy contacts and seek additional ways to expand the organization’s policy reach.

Requirements

Who You Are

The ideal candidate:

  • Holds deep beliefs in and commitments to:
    • Making high-quality early care and education available to all children

    • Combating systemic racism and injustice

    • All Our Kin’s values and model


  • Is experienced and able to:
    • Write for a variety of audiences

    • Work independently to complete projects in a deadline-driven environment

    • Build relationships with staff and family child care educators


  • Eager to build on:
    • Superior writing and editing skills

    • Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-3 years of professional experience focused on writing and editing, or at least 7 years of professional experience without a bachelor’s degree.

    • Familiarity with concepts in strategic communications

    • Fluency with social media

    • Curiosity, a willingness to test new ideas and learn from them

    • Willingness to give and receive feedback on work product from colleagues


  • Preferred, but not required:
    • Proficiency in Spanish

    • Basic video editing experience

    • Interest in policy and advocacy


What You Can Expect

All Our Kin is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes that diversity and opportunity are fundamental to children’s lives and to our work. We offer competitive salary and benefits, a flexible schedule, and the opportunity to work with a team of skilled, motivated, and committed professionals.

All Our Kin is an innovative, high-impact organization that empowers a growing number of family child care providers, children, and families to succeed. As we scale All Our Kin’s approach, we strive to maintain the collaborative, values-centered environment that is our hallmark and to continually invest in the backbone of our organization: our talented, mission-driven team. All Our Kin is an equal opportunity employer and recognizes that diversity and opportunity are fundamental to children’s lives and to our work.

We offer competitive salary and benefits, a flexible schedule, and the opportunity to work with a team of skilled, motivated, and committed professionals.

Some of the benefits we offer to our staff members include, but are not limited to:


  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Vacation time- Three weeks paid annual vacation as well as federal holidays and a December holiday (typically December 24 – January 1)

  • Retirement Plan- All Our Kin offers a 403(b) plan



Vaccination Disclaimer

All Our Kin complies with all CDC, ADA and state COVID guidelines and recommendations for educators, children, families and employees. Masks are required at All Our Kin’s worksites. COVID 19 vaccination or approved exemption and exemption protocol is required for all new hires before their start dates. Please feel free to contact All Our Kin’s People Development and Equity Department at HR@allourkin.org if you have any questions.




Applications

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample of three pages or less through Recruitee.