Iowa State Manager - SCAN (P2)

Iowa, USA
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Job Description


Save the Children Action Network (“SCAN”) is a 501(c)(4) organization. As the political advocacy arm of Save the Children, we are building bipartisan support to make sure every child has a strong start in life. SCAN is seeking a State Manager for Iowa. In this role, you will be responsible for developing advocacy infrastructure in target legislative districts by identifying, cultivating and organizing SCAN supporters, student activists, and volunteer leaders. You will develop key relationships with coalition partners, elected officials and community stakeholders to advance SCAN’s advocacy campaigns. In partnership with the State & Electoral Campaigns team, you will help assess our supporter base, determining key audiences and demographic segments to target, selecting strategies (both online and offline), to educate and engage targeted individuals and groups to meet our annual goals and deliverables.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Build, develop and sustain an advocacy and campaigning infrastructure and SCAN presence in key districts (65%)

  • Recruit, engage and maintain a supporter base that includes volunteer leaders, students, and other community members. Engage supporters in online and offline campaign activities, such as letters, phone calls, petitions, social media, in-person lawmaker meetings, letters to the editor, etc.
  • Create and/or sustain community and regional action teams to coordinate local, state and national campaigns locally
  • Work collaboratively with SCAN’s student engagement team to build student clubs on targeted college and high school campuses and support the outreach and advocacy efforts of college and high school student ambassadors
  • Assess Save the Children Action Network’s supporter base, determine key audiences and demographic segments to target, selecting strategies both online and offline to educate and engage targeted individuals and groups to meet our annual goals and deliverables.
  • Conduct trainings and provide ongoing support for volunteer leadership development.
  • Manage volunteer and campaign activity data, ensuring accurate reporting.

External Relationship Building (35%)

  • Cultivate relationships with local, state and federal lawmakers to help advance our legislative agenda
  • Register as lobbyist to advance state legislative priorities and comply with all regulatory requirements set forth by the state
  • Engage with coalition partners and community stakeholders
  • Promote SCAN’s agenda in coordination with partners by collaborating on events, outreach and other local engagement

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent, plus at least three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience working on state legislative, electoral or local campaigns
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite and social media
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate successfully with individuals and teams at all levels
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Demonstrated ability to build and develop lasting relationships in diverse communities
  • Willingness to develop expertise in early childhood education and nutrition policies
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 30% to priority districts

This position may require the incumbent to operate a motor vehicle to fulfill certain essential functions of the job. The incumbent should maintain a valid driver’s license and remain in compliance with any Save the Children policies pertaining to the safe operation of motor vehicles. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in campus and youth outreach and engagement campaigns
  • Experience engaging parents and caregivers in advocacy


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location: 

  • Geo 2 - Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $60,350 – $67,450 base salary
  • Geo 3 - Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $54,400 – $60,800 base salary

The salary ranges listed above are for US based candidates. For candidates located outside of the US, salary ranges will be based on the salary scales of the local employer of record.  

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location (more information on job structure is available here). Employee may be eligible for an incentive program. Save the Children US also offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, a retirement savings plan with employer contribution, vacation leave, safety & wellness leave, family leave, paid parental/adoption leave, caregiver leave, commuter benefits and much more. 

About the Save the Children Action Network

Save the Children Action Network is the political voice for kids. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. As the political advocacy arm of Save the Children, we’re building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and that vulnerable children around the world are protected. By investing in kids and holding leaders accountable, we are helping kids survive and thrive.  

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.  As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.  

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.  

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)