Advocacy Fellow

Kids Win Missouri

2 - 10 employees
Columbia / Jefferson City, Kansas City, Northeast Missouri, Northwest Missouri, Remote, Southeast Missouri, Southwest Missouri, Springfield, St. Louis
Communications, Field / Organizing, Policy
Entry Level, Mid Level
$45,000 - $59,999


Are you looking to make difference in the lives of children and families? We’re looking for an outgoing, ambitious and adaptable team member that can bring passion and energy to the team.

The Advocacy Fellow will cultivate relationships with current and new partners to build support among decision-makers for stronger child care and early education investments and policies.

About Kids Win Missouri

Kids Win Missouri is a non-partisan, statewide coalition representing child well-being practitioners, advocates, and parents. Its work spans early childhood development, education, health, child safety and economic security of families. Formed in 2013 as the Missouri Children’s Leadership Council, the organization has quickly fostered a reputation as a respected and influential voice on policies impacting children and families in Missouri. The organization rebranded as Kids Win Missouri in 2017. Its work in educating policymakers and the public and promoting the well-being of Missouri children has contributed to the creation of the state Office of Childhood, tens of millions of dollars of new annual funding for Pre-K education, raising the age of adult prosecution, increasing access to quality early childhood education and protecting and securing additional federal funding for critical children’s programs. An Executive Director and an active Board of Directors lead the organization.

About the Position

This is a full-time position that includes paid vacation, sick days and benefits. The annual salary for the position is $45,000-55,000. The new Advocacy Fellow will work remotely and can be located anywhere in Missouri. Funding for the position is secured by grants through June 30, 2025 with potential for continuation of funding beyond the date.

The position requires regular travel in Missouri throughout the year and may require occasional out-of-state travel. As travel is necessary for the requirements of the position, the individual selected is expected to possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Physical demands of the position are typically those of a standard office environment, but also include working from non-office locations.

Depending on the activity, the position reports to both the Director of Policy and Advocacy and Director of Outreach and Engagement.

Kids Win Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religious or political affiliation, disability, veteran status, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.


  • Build relationships with partners throughout the state including parents, providers, regional partners, and other advocacy organizations
  • Work with partners to organize regional advocacy events and meetings, with a goal of educating stakeholders and/or policymakers
  • Support Kids Win Missouri’s network of stakeholders in advancing shared goals
  • Provide training and support to stakeholders on policy and advocacy
  • Coordinate with internal and external partners to develop and deliver effective messaging on key priorities
  • Facilitate engagement between stakeholders and policymakers, conduct one-on-one follow-ups, and identify opportunities and challenges
  • Record interactions with stakeholders in a customer relations management database
  • Work with partners to support business and community leader engagement
  • Support the implementation of Kids Win Missouri’s public relations campaign and implement external communication strategies
  • Other tasks as assigned


Desired Experience, Qualifications and Skills

  • Lived experience with the impacts of policies and systems on which Kids Win Missouri’s work focuses
  • High school diploma or GED required, associates or bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Proficient at building trusting relationships with diverse stakeholders and working collaboratively to advance shared goals
  • Experience developing newsletters, social media, and strategic communications to target audiences
  • Creative thinker that develops ideas and puts plans into action
  • Experience leading meetings in virtual and in-person settings
  • Familiarity with standard office technology and platforms
  • Knowledge of Missouri’s political landscape and policies impacting children and families a plus


To apply, please email a cover letter that includes why you are the best candidate for this position, a resume, and a writing sample to Abigail Walden at The position will remain open until filled.