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Policy & Research Coordinator
Tulsa Community Foundation in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Date Posted 12/18/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


Take Control Initiative (TCI), a fiscally sponsored organization at the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) that works to empower women* by removing barriers to access for all contraception through education, outreach and free clinical services. We work collaboratively with over 200 community partners, 20+ health center sites and several state and national organizations. TCI operates at the intersection of health and education with the underlying belief that individuals will make the best decisions for themselves when equipped with information and resources.

Our team consists of three departments: Education & Outreach, Clinical Services, and Data & Policy. We utilize collective impact and grassroots organizing principles, while recognizing transformational impact requires action at individual, relational, and system levels. TCI?s organizational core values are: Equity, Access & Innovation.

TCI is the convening partner of Metriarch, a data collaborative that works across sectors and disciplines to advance the health and well-being of Oklahoma women. Metriarch improves outcomes by centering conversations about women?s health around human dignity, inherent value, and essential security for women and their families.

  • includes trans, cis, gender-nonconforming, and non-binary individuals

Position Description:

The Policy & Research Coordinator is tasked with building and maintaining information networks inside and outside of the Metriarch Collaborative. They will report to the Data and Policy Director and work with the data and policy team to update the Metriarch website, social media, inquiries, and databases. The Policy & Research Coordinator will promote civic engagement by curating and sharing women?s health resources for: community advocates, public representatives, and a digital clearing house of civic information. ?This position will support data and policy infrastructure as the project manager and administrator for The Vault, the flagship literacy tool for Metriarch that will store, organize, draw connections, and visualize data and information most relevant to Oklahoma women?s health. This position uses strong analytic, policy, and communications skills to improve women?s health in Oklahoma while building more widespread access to policies affecting women in the state.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research legislation and policy within Metriarch scope, including proposed bills and policies, summarized legislative session reports, track bills of interest on the LegiTracker tool, and prepare post mortem analysis of legislative session
  • Monitor and summarize non-legislative measures through regular reporting on the Metriarch website that includes local government, state agency, judiciary, and ballot initiative news and updates. Monitor national trends and legislation and their potential impact on Oklahoma women. Support research for Data Stories and other Metriarch projects as needed
  • Prepare summaries and briefs on key proposed policies during the legislative session, as well as hold regular calls with partners to provide and exchange information about legislation, judicial action, and policy trends
  • Research and maintain knowledge of how policy trends interact with TCI programming, and provide these insights for TCI impact reporting
  • Monitor and respond to the Metriarch@ email account and ?Contact Us? direct contact link
  • Prepare policy briefs, memos, and reports related to local, state and national policy
  • Promote social awareness through persistent education and updates on social media and the Metriarch website with posts published from the content schedule created by the Data and Policy Director
  • Promote civic engagement through the creation of voter access tools, ballot guides, summaries of elections, and legislative scorecards
  • Coordinate with on the ground organizations to advocate for the interests of Metriarch partners
  • Author external media content for Metriarch partners, such articles, letters to the editor, press releases, data talking points, and press kits
  • Manage Metriarch?s data so that it is standardized and accessible, assisting internal and external parties with one-off data requests
  • Project-manage the Vault, acting as the software?s administrator who works directly with third party developers to create structure and taxonomy, maintain system integrity, and identify potential for data visualization within the Vault framework
  • This position will be an office-based position in Tulsa although it will start as remote work due to COVID-19 until the office reopens. Ability to remotely work from home as part of temporary COVID-10 precautions; reliable internet access from home office is required.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g. political science or public administration) (required)
  • At least two years combined experience in applied policy analysis, legislative advocacy or social program data analysis (preferred)

Strengths and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of content and pedagogy related to sexual and reproductive health education (required)
  • Social media literacy with ability to post custom content relevant to Metriarch mission and values on a scheduled basis (required)
  • Ability and means to travel on a flexible schedule as needed (required)
  • Willingness to have a flexible schedule including night and weekend work and moderate travel (e.g. OKC Capitol and/or nationally/overnight on occasion) (required)
  • Possess excellent presentation/public speaking skills and excellent written communication skills (required)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive (required)
  • Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies (required)
  • Ability to effectively break-down complex information and theories in a manner that is clear and concise (required)
  • Demonstrate excellent time management/organizational skills and sound judgment (required)
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data effectively (required)
  • Ability to project plan, track tasks, assess progress, and follow through on the execution of plans, including strong attention to detail (preferred)
  • Ability to build relationships and create alignment with staff and individuals from a wide range of perspectives (preferred)
  • Spanish language skills (preferred)
  • Demonstrate ability to negotiate and build strategic partnerships (preferred)
  • Dynamic and engaging facilitator who establishes rapport quickly with all levels of staff (preferred)
  • Desire to grow professionally and seek out new opportunities to learn (preferred)

We want to hear from you if:

  • You are passionate about health and educational equity
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment and forging new connections
  • You are curious, innovative and willing to learn and adapt
  • You are looking for an opportunity to grow creatively and professionally
  • You are a self-starter, capable of working on a team and independently
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