Manager, Advocacy & Engagement

POSTED ON 1/18/2021 CLOSED ON 1/27/2021
World Food Program USA Hired Organization Address Washington, DC Full Time

Job Posting for Manager, Advocacy & Engagement at World Food Program USA

Job Details

Level:    Management
Job Location:    World Food Program USA - , DC
Position Type:    Full Time
Salary Range:    Undisclosed

Position Description & Responsibilities

This position manages public policy team efforts related to research, tracking, analysis, and reporting of Congressional outreach, institutional partnerships and grassroots engagement.


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and curate advocacy, and outreach opportunities around a wide range of public policy materials including fact sheets, briefing documents, blog posts, op-eds, and talking points.
  • Coordinate Hill meetings including scheduling, background materials, briefing materials and follow-up, including documentation in WFP USA’s congressional management software.
  • Develop and manage grassroots advocacy tools in partnership with WFP USA’s Marketing and Communications team.
  • Maintain and share up-to-date knowledge on relevant WFP and partner publications.
  • Identify and inform colleagues of briefings, forums and other public events taking place in Washington relevant to WFP USA’s work.
  • Develop and maintain annual calendar of events (both in-person and virtual) relevant to WFP USA public policy team’s work, including Congressional appropriations deadlines and markups.
  • Represent WFP USA at select meetings, briefings and policy forums.
  • In coordination with Chief Advocacy & Engagement officer, develop and manage opportunities for WFP USA public policy team engagement outside of Washington, DC, including events in partnership with other organizations.
  • Support Chief Advocacy & Engagement officer in developing and fostering key relationships related to allied organizations including, but not limited to, domestic anti-hunger organizations, faith-based organizations, and other NGOs.
  • Support Director of Government Relations in writing and producing weekly public policy updates and quarterly Hill newsletter.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 4-7 years of relevant work experience with at least 1 year on Capitol Hill (Member office or Committee staff) required.
  • Excellent writing, research and communication skills. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience with writing for policy, advocacy and/or public audiences. 
  • Ability to organize time and work independently, as well as follow direction, collaborate, coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines on time and effectively.
  • Ability to present complex data in a clear, logical format.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Interest and knowledge of global hunger, humanitarian assistance and/or international development issues.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications.

 

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