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Director of Government Affairs
The American Economic Liberties Project is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to fighting monopoly power. We combine policy and regulatory expertise with strategic communications, coalition-building, and advocacy campaigns to help ensure policymakers protect workers, small businesses, communities, and democracy from monopolistic corporations to advance economic liberty for all.
Economic Liberties is seeking a Director of Government Affairs to lead the organization’s outreach and engagement with the Hill and the administration. This is a senior team position that reports to the Executive Director and is critical to executing our long-term strategy. A successful person in this role will be a highly organized, networked, persuasive, politically astute and creative advocate who can help construct diverse partnerships with public officials to advance the fight to dismantle corporate power. In this role, you will also work with our 501(c)4 partner organization, Fight Corporate Monopolies, to support relevant issue campaigns.
In this role you will:
- Support the development and lead the execution of a sustained strategy to build new anti-monopoly champions among members of Congress;
- Monitor legislative activity and political developments related to antitrust enforcement, competition policy, and corporate power;
- Ensure Economic Liberties’ work and perspectives on day-to-day policy developments are effectively disseminated, including by preparing formal and informal communications materials;
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with key congressional staff and relevant external allies and support relationship-building for other members of the Economic Liberties team as appropriate;
- Identify and pursue opportunities to facilitate congressional hearings and briefings on corporate power, including promoting Economic Liberties’ staff as expert witnesses; and
- Collaborate with the research and policy teams to respond to Congressional requests.
An ideal candidate will have:
- Minimum of 7 years of experience working on Capitol Hill or in a relevant government affairs position;
- Strong working knowledge of economic policy, ideally with experience in competition and antitrust;
- An interest in working in an entrepreneurial culture and contributing creative political and communications ideas for advancing the work;
- The ability to write quickly, accurately, and accessibly;
- The ability to work in collaboration with external organizational partners around shared legislative priorities;
- Sense of curiosity about how markets work and ways policy could help decentralize economic power; and
- Passion for economic justice and fighting corporate power and abuse.
This is a full time, exempt position. The salary range is $85,000 – $100,000 plus excellent employer-paid full coverage benefits, including health, dental, and vision, as well as generous vacation and unlimited sick days, employer matching 401k plan, and up to twelve weeks parental leave. Compensation is commensurate with experience. We strongly encourage LGBTQ, women, and people of color to apply. Locating in Washington, D.C. is preferred but strong remote candidates will be considered.
How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and “Director of Government Affairs” in the subject line.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from Economic Liberties. Thank you for your interest.
As an equal opportunity employer, the American Economic Liberties Project values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to recruiting and promoting regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
To learn more about the American Economic Liberties Project, visit our website at www.economicliberties.us.
Job posted: 2022-04-25