Advocacy Manager

02 Nov, 2022

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Advocacy Manager

CIEE Council on International Educational Exchange
Remote (MD, VA, DC)
Position: Advocacy Manager, Government Affairs and Advocacy

Reports to: Vice President for Government Affairs and Advocacy

Department: GAA

Location: Virginia, Maryland or DC area

 

Who we are:  

You are a motivated, self-starter, with a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience in public policy and public administration. You support the work of strengthening public diplomacy and expanding international exchange opportunities for all students. You understand the Congressional process and have strong written and verbal communication skills. You are a team player, flexible, and willing to change directions in strategy when necessary.

Why work with us: 

  • You will change the world. CIEE builds bridges between different people, different countries, and different cultures. We help young people participate in high-quality international exchange and study abroad programs that bring the world together. We change lives, our alumni change the world. Be part of the change!
  • You will receive a competitive total rewards package. CIEE provides all employees with exceptional benefits offerings that increase total compensation by upwards of 25%. Our top-tier benefits include premium healthcare insurance, annual Company contributions to your retirement fund (up to 5%), generous personal time off (including vacation, holidays, and floating Fridays), and the full suite of insurance
  • You will be part of a fast-paced, international, diverse, and collaborative team of professionals. CIEE operates the largest nonprofit network of study abroad locations, with facilities and staff in 26 countries. Additionally, we help international participants from over 130 countries come to the USA each year. Committed to excellence and solving whatever problem the world throws at them, CIEE professionals work on international teams and are dedicated to advancing our 75-year-old mission to make the world a more peaceful place

 

Who you are: 

You are a motivated, self-starter, with a bachelor’s degree and some professional experience in public policy and public administration. You support the work of strengthening public diplomacy and expanding international exchange opportunities for all students. You understand the Congressional process and have strong written and verbal communication skills. You are a team player, flexible, and willing to change directions in strategy when necessary.

What you’ll do: 

  • Support the Vice President of GAA in areas to include Congressional communications and engagement, industry and local association advocacy, and relationship building with federal agencies and embassies
  • Assist leadership to advance communications and advocacy strategies for the Coalition of American Public Diplomacy and Leadership’s (CAPDL) coalition network
  • Develop and manage the CAPDL advocacy network, outreach and website
  • Assist in updating and managing CIEE’s activity and contact database, and assist in creating and writing external communications
  • Schedule, plan, and attend Congressional events, hearings and meetings
  •  Write analysis of federal policy/regulations, watch priority Congressional committee hearings and activity, and watch for regulatory changes
  • Additional work to include supporting relationship building with U.S. embassies abroad and foreign embassies in the U.S.
  • As needed, liaise with other program teams at CIEE
  • Other advocacy work as required

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferred major in Public Administration, Public Policy, Sociology, Communications, English, or the like.
  • 1-3 years of experience in advocacy, communications, or government relations/affairs.
  • Superb writing and verbal communications skills, with strong ability to analyze data.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, OneNote and Teams.
  • Have a positive attitude and be a team player.
  • Be a self-starter and independent worker.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and Canva.
  • Flexible, ability to pivot work due to sudden changes in strategy.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and work with new teams as needed.

Diversity Matters:

CIEE believes that diversity matters and those professionals with diverse backgrounds provide diverse approaches and ideas to solving problems and finding ways to advance our mission to bring the world together. Candidates from underrepresented groups with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Due to federal regulations a background check will be conducted as a condition of employment

As a condition of employment with CIEE, all new employees must comply with our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which requires proof of full vaccination status, subject to any local laws or restrictions.

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Job posted: 2022-11-02