Work with us!

Below are great opportunities to join a high impact team committed to advancing social justice legislative campaigns across multiple regions, issues, and sectors in New York.

Advocacy Institute aims to embody the values of justice, equity and dignity for all people. We practice these values by supporting a culture of teamwork, feedback, and open communication among staff.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity: The Advocacy Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. We encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Applicants with Disabilities: Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.

Open Position

We are searching for a Co-Director!


The Advocacy Institute is seeking its first Co-Director to join our team to partner with our current Co-Director to continue to build upon and lead the organization

Working closely with the Advocacy Institute team and reporting to our board of directors, the incoming Co-Director will serve as a strategic thought partner and advisor to our organizational members, while maintaining a strong and accessible public face for the organization. This person will also co-envision and co-drive overall organizational strategy, including actively guiding and participating in revenue generation, planning, and fundraising. 

The ideal candidate is an innovative, creative, and dynamic person who brings experience in legislative/budget campaigns and is an organizational leader with a people-centered, liberatory leadership style. 

Here are the headlines: 

  • Act as a thought partner on curriculum content and ongoing development. Bring political experience and expertise to support innovation and creativity in programming and membership strategy. 
  • Together with the co-director, lead, inspire, and coach a strong, cohesive team by supporting inter-team collaboration, and building upon a shared sense of community.
  • Lead revenue plan development and participate in budget review and management. 
  • Act as the primary lead on external relations priorities, including internal and external messaging, talking points, and communications, and representing the organization to diverse audiences.
  • This position is a hybrid role that’s based in New York City, NY
  • Compensation: $140,000 annually, non-negotiable

This search is being led by Axis Talent Partners. You can get more information and apply here.

If you have any additional information that you would like us to consider as we move forward with this search, please let us know.

Open Position

We are hiring a Program Coordinator!


The Advocacy Institute is looking for a Program Coordinator to start in late April-early May. The Program Coordinator supports our robust training on legislative advocacy and our work with member organizations across multiple regions, issues, and sectors in New York through managing the backend administrative support and logistics that make our work possible. The ideal candidate will be a tech-savvy quick learner with some legislative advocacy experience, event logistics skills, and a keen attention to detail. 

For more information and how to apply, click here.