School Year: 2023-2024
Location: Austin Regional Office
Region: Greater Austin, TX
Job Type: Full-Time
The Advocacy Manager is charged with leading IDEA’s grassroots advocacy programs with families and alumni across all IDEA Public Schools Regions in Texas by identifying, cultivating relationships with, and developing the advocacy and organizing skills of parent and alumni leaders within those communities. The Advocacy Manager will engage IDEA families and alumni through one-on-one meetings, group meetings and workshops, and online/digital forums (e.g. email, texting, Facebook), and will lead logistics and planning for small and large events, such as meetings, school tours, and rallies. In addition, the Advocacy Manager will partner with their peer co-worker in the other Advocacy Manager role who oversees similar work in IDEA’s states and regions of: Florida (Jacksonville and Tampa Bay); Louisiana (East Baton Rouge); Ohio (Cincinnati). Together and across the External Affairs team, they will advance IDEA’s grassroots advocacy programs and execute the vision and strategic priorities set by the team. The Advocacy Manager will effectively facilitate communication between IDEA families, IDEA alumni, IDEA teammates, elected officials, external coalition partners, civic leaders, and other key stakeholders.
The Advocacy Manager will report to the Managing Director of External Affairs and be a part of a four-person External Affairs team. The External Affairs team leads the organization’s policy, advocacy, and growth efforts. More broadly, the team is part of IDEA’s Advancement Team and rolls up to the Sr. Vice President of Advancement.
This is a full-time position based in Texas with preference given to candidates who live in Austin, El Paso, Houston, Permian Basin (Midland/Odessa), Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Tarrant County (Fort Worth), or who are willing to relocate.
Travel Expectations: This role requires travel within Texas IDEA regions: Austin, El Paso, Houston, Permian Basin, Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, Tarrant County (Fort Worth). Average travel: 10-15%; Seasonal travel peak: 40%.
What You’ll Do – Accountabilities
Supervisory Responsibilities: Coaching a network of 30+ volunteer parent advocacy leaders across IDEA Public Schools’ Texas regions and supporting them as they develop their skills as advocates.
What You Bring – Competencies
Knowledge and Skills:
What We Offer:
Compensation & Benefits:
Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $66,600 and $80,600, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for performance pay based on organizational performance and goal attainment.
Additionally, we offer medical, dental, and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. You can find more information about our benefits at https://ideapublicschools.org/careers/benefits/.
* IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.
Submit your application online through Jobvite. Please note that applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Learn more about IDEA
At IDEA the Staff Culture and Belonging Team uses our Core Values to promote human connection and a culture of integrity, respect, and belonging for all Team and Family members. Learn more about our Commitment to Core Values here: https://ideapublicschools.org/our-story/#core-values