Unchained At Last, the survivor-led nonprofit at the helm of the national movement to end forced and child marriage in the United States seeks an Advocacy Manager to co-lead the growing national movement to eliminate forced and child marriage.
Apply for this position only if you want a deeply meaningful, adventure-filled job that makes all your friends jealous.
**Unchained team members work mostly remotely but work from the office a couple of days each month. Please apply for this position only if you live within commuting distance of Unchained’s office in North Jersey, just outside New York City.**
The Advocacy Manager, reporting to the Director of Advocacy and Outreach, gets the opportunity to do the following after receiving in-depth training:
– Meet with federal and state legislators to promote a marriage age of 18, no exceptions;
– Testify at federal and state legislative hearings (orally and in writing);
– Identify, recruit, and coordinate with allies across the U.S. and globally;
– Manage state and national coalitions; and
– Organize Chain-Ins, Unchained’s unique form of protest
You might be a good fit for this position if you:
– Have three to five years of experience in direct lobbying for a social justice organization or campaign;
– Hold a college degree;
– Are a total badass;
– Have excellent written and oral communication skills;
– Are detail-oriented and highly organized; and
– Feel passionately about Unchained’s mission
The compensation package for this position includes:
Salary of $82,000;
401(k) retirement plan;
High-quality health insurance;
Flexible Spending Account so you can pay certain health and commuter costs pre-tax;
Mostly remote work (in the office a couple of days each month);
Generous paid time off, including parental leave;
Solid work-life balance (the workday ends at 5:00 p.m. — and earlier on Fridays — except in emergencies);
Monthly art therapy sessions with the Unchained team; and
United Nations grounds pass.
Unchained encourages survivors of forced marriage to apply.
NOTE: An internal study at HP found women applied for a promotion only if they met 100 percent of the qualifications, while men applied if they met 60 percent. Women, don’t be a statistic! If you want this job, go for it.
About Unchained at Last
Girls, women, LGBTQ individuals and others across the U.S. are being pressured, tricked, threatened or beaten into marriage, usually by their own parents. For them, marriage often means a lifetime of rape and domestic servitude.
Unchained is the only organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, often life-saving legal and social services and emotional support — always for free — to help women, girls and others in the U.S. to resist or escape their forced marriage. Unchained also is the only organization dedicated to promoting social, policy and legal change to end forced and child marriage in the U.S. The organization started and now leads a growing national movement to end child marriage in every U.S. state and at the federal level.
A day at Unchained is rarely dull. Members of the small but feisty Unchained team are followed frequently by news and filmmaker cameras and travel all across the U.S. to testify at legislative hearings and to Chain-In, in bridal gowns and chains, to protest forced and child marriage. In just the last few years, team members ate dinner with Chelsea Clinton, watched Broadway shows and got tattoos together to commemorate Unchained’s first historic legislative victory that ended child marriage in Delaware.
Unchained prioritizes self-care and team building. Unchained team members take daily team walks (virtually or in person), end work early every Friday for a virtual “we survived the week” celebration, join monthly art therapy sessions and set aside random days as work-free “nap days.” They enjoy semi-annual staff retreats during which they go for a hike in the woods, play board games for hours and eat too much guacamole.