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FEDERAL PROGRAM MANAGER, Strengthening Representative Democracy (Washington, D.C.)
POSITION SUMMARY: Voices for Progress seeks a passionate and detail-oriented individual who has experience advocating on democracy issues to join the Voices for Progress team as a Federal Program Manager. Voices for Progress (V4P) is a community of hundreds of business owners, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent leaders who are dedicated to advocating to protect our climate; ensure equality and expand opportunity; and strengthen representative democracy. The Federal Program Manager, Strengthening Representative Democracy will lead the organization’s federal policy work focused on strengthening representative democracy, one of three core issue areas, and they will support work on other policy areas as necessary. The position will include writing and outreach to officials that advances strategies to achieve V4P’s legislative and regulatory agenda at the federal level. This is not an entry level position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage V4P’s Strengthening Representative Democracy federal legislative program.
- Track federal legislative and policy developments and recommend and implement federal advocacy strategies on a range of policies, including policies that strengthen our democracy by protecting and expanding voting rights; fighting political corruption; improving ethics and oversight; creating a fair judiciary; increasing government responsiveness and accountability; and fixing our campaign finance system.
- Draft materials such as issue briefs and talking points to aid in V4P members’ federal advocacy.
- Attend and represent V4P’s federal policy positions at staff meetings on Capitol Hill, at federal agencies, and at the White House.
- Contribute to the success of the biannual Federal Advocacy Summit by writing issue briefs and talking points; managing deadlines and the completion of documents; educating members for federal advocacy and facilitating meetings with elected and appointed officials and their staff.
- Develop, manage, and evaluate long-term federal policy advocacy campaigns in the democracy program area.
- Recommend congressional targets for activations in the democracy program area.
- Suggest, plan, and manage webinars related to the federal democracy program area.
- Assist with federal political programming as needed.
- General office and administrative management tasks that come as part of being a member of a small organization.
- College degree or relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
- Experience working on public policy, either in Congress, the federal government, or in a nongovernmental organization/nonprofit preferred.
- At least 4 years of experience in a related field. An advanced degree may substitute for experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Policy knowledge and/or experience in democracy and government reform issues.
- Knowledge of federal policymaking and working with Congress, as well as some established relationships with either policymakers, advocates, and/or community leaders across the progressive landscape.
- Understanding of the interaction of politics and policy.
- Understanding of or experience with Congressional procedure.
- Excellent oral communication and writing skills.
- Experience in building relationships with external partners and cultivating collaboration.
- Able to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
- Self-starter, able to initiate and juggle multiple projects.
- Able to explain complex policy and legislative information in a clear, simple, and concise written product.
- Able to size up the political dynamics of an issue; understand the concerns of different constituencies and how to motivate members to engage in the policy process.
- Excellent benefits, including full medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
- 13 federal holidays and one floating holiday per year.
- Generous vacation and sick leave policy.
- Retirement savings account with employer contributions immediately.
- Pre-tax public transit/parking, health savings flexible spending account options.
- $50,000 – $60,000 annually
TO APPLY: Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org a resume, writing sample, references and a 1-page cover letter that answers the following questions: Why are you interested in working at Voices for Progress, and what are your qualifications? What are your interests in politics and/or progressive policy? Include “Federal Program Manager” in the subject line and indicate where you saw the job posting in the text of the email.
Voices for Progress Education Fund, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, color, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance.