The Minnesota Budget Project’s engagement and content manager
plays an essential role in bringing to life through words and graphics how public policies impact our neighbors, especially those living on low incomes, and Black Minnesotans, Indigenous Minnesotans, and Minnesotans of color.
Technically, this position develops, implements, and coordinates digital communications, civic engagement, and partner engagement strategies and tactics in support of the Minnesota Budget Project’s mission to advance public policies that expand opportunity and economic security to all Minnesotans, particularly Minnesotans with low incomes and communities of color. The engagement manager collaborates with members of the Minnesota Budget Project team, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits staff, and state and national partners to advance the project’s goals.
But at its heart, this position shows through color and action and word and engagement how our policy priorities in areas such as taxes, affordable health care, and affordable child care, can improve the lives of Minnesotans so that all of us can thrive.
The Minnesota Budget Project has a track record of successfully combining sound research and analysis with advocacy, engagement, and communications strategies to enact policy change, particularly in the areas of budget, tax, and economic policy. The Minnesota Budget Project is a program of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN), the largest state association of nonprofits in the U.S., which seeks to inform, promote, connect, and strengthen individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. The Minnesota Budget Project is one mechanism by which MCN advances its vision of a healthy, cooperative, and just society.
The Minnesota Budget Project is the Minnesota partner in the national State Priorities Partnership (SPP), a network of more than 40 nonprofit research and advocacy organizations that fight for a just and equitable America. Through SPP, this position has access to professional development opportunities, peer-to-peer learning, and fellowship with colleagues across the country engaged in similar work, as well as access to national experts at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.