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Public Policy Coordinator- Programmatic Sub Team

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Headquarters /Main Office - Austin, TX
Full Time
High School
Up to 25%
Nonprofit - Social Services

Public Policy Coordinator- Programmatic Focus Area

Using TCFVs strategic plan as a guide, the Public Policy Coordinator on the Programmatic Sub Team is responsible for strengthening and expanding the capacity of family violence programs and community partners working to create system change in support of survivors of family violence.

Reporting to the Public Policy Manager(Programmatic Sub-Team), the Policy Coordinator will focus on supporting best practices for transitional housing and voluntary service models. They will provide support, training, and technical assistance to agencies and professionals that directly advocate for survivors of family violence, entities focused on the intersection of housing and homelessness, and policy makers who develop and implement laws, regulations and policies to support survivors of family violence in achieving long-term and safe housing stability.


I. Priority functions / Accountabilities:

A. Training Development and Coordination 25%

  • Coordinate, develop and offer trainings on issues related to transitional housing, homelessness and housing systems for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Create, develop and update written materials and protocols for use by survivors, family violence programs and allied professionals, with particular emphasis on increasing access to transitional housing in the framework of voluntary services for survivors, housing modalities operated by family violence programs, and the rights and remedies under the law related to housing.
  • Utilizes effective, current, innovative methods to strengthen and expand the capacity of family violence service providers to support access to housing for survivors.

B. Technical Assistance and Consultation 30%

  • Provide technical assistance to advocates, family violence programs, and other entities with a focus on survivor-centered transitional housing and voluntary service models for survivors as well as the intersection of family violence and housing/ homelessness.
  • Ensures that calls and requests for technical assistance are responded to in a supportive, timely manner.

C. Systems Advocacy Efforts 30%

  • Manage the Housing Advocate listserv and support housing advocates across the state via training and technical assistance. Run TCFVs mentorship program to advocates on intersections with housing.
  • Support evaluation efforts related to transitional and other housing modalities.
  • Research, track, and provide recommendations about bills during legislative session, including TCFVs priorities and other proposals that would impact family violence survivors and the allies who serve them.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added and/or changed at the discretion of the Managers and Directors.

D. Administrative- 15%

  • Ensures timely and accurate reporting of grant activities, including contributing information for the agencys funding applications.
  • Ensures timely and accurate submission of evaluations, reports, and other required or requested documentation.
  • Actively participate in team efforts to deepen our practices of relationship building, learning, and leadership development.

II. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Sought: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Austin area residency defined as within two hours driving distance from the city of Austin. Austin residency is preferred at the time of hire; if not, residency must be in place on a timeframe determined during the hiring process. Candidates who are not directly located in Austin at the time of hire must maintain an ability to attend team activities, needed legislative activities at the Capitol and engage in in-person required meetings as requested by the interim policy directors. Until residency is established, there are limited funds available for travel reimbursement to the Austin office.
  • Experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, including BIPOC survivors, advocates, and stakeholders in the consideration of impacts and outcomes of a decision-making process.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of advocacy or housing and homeless services to survivors of family violence.
  • Strong team building and leadership skills to effectively manage Coalition activities through vision, strategic planning, and expertise.
  • Self-driven to work independently with minimal supervision and use disciplined time management skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of domestic violence issues and the circumstances faced by those experiencing it.
  • Critical analytical skills to understand the political, social, financial and external issues affecting service providers; to foresee and interpret trends and dynamics changing needs of TCFV constituents; and to develop process and resources to respond effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Communication skills suitable for presentation and written publication, for internal and external distribution.
  • Self-driven to manage time and complete multiple activities and grant deliverables within deadlines.
  • Working experience with Microsoft Office applications and can adeptly navigate new software and technology.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team, providing support and constructive feedback in interpersonal interaction with staff, board, and members.
  • Must be proactive, communicative, responsive, creative, flexible, to accomplish agency and program goals; and possess mission of service attitude with a strong commitment to and knowledge of constituent service and relations.
  • Ability to work within a team to offer support and collaborate on team projects.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of employee, donor, funder, survivor and case information.


  • Bachelors Degree. We will consider a combination of education and related experience. (Equivalency formula: two years of experience is equal to one year of education.)
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish language a plus as is any bi-lingual / bi-cultural lived experience.
  • Experience providing direct services to individuals affected by domestic violence preferred.

III. Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

Ability to communicate and converse in English. Travel up to 25% during non-legislative session times. Ability to frequently tolerate prolonged stationary positions and frequently move about a large public building. Ability to engage in frequent public contact. Professional attire may be required for most public-facing work. Ability to work in or from a remote location or from a home-based office. Must possess the emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of high-pressure situations, such as: responding to complaints, handling difficult internal and external interaction, effectively working long and, at times, odd hours which could exceed 40 hours or include weekends as necessary.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position. The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO and mission and philosophy of TCFV.