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Director of Advocacy

Director of Advocacy
Organization: Coalition Against Bigger Trucks
Location: Alexandria, VA
Date Posted: 01/12/2024

Director of Advocacy Position

Location: Alexandria, VA

Job Responsibilities


  • Develop and implement comprehensive advocacy strategies at both the federal and state level to influence legislation related to truck size and weight.
  • Establish and nurture relationships with key lawmakers, Hill staff, and other policymakers to advance CABT’s agenda.
  • Organize and participate in advocacy events, such as hearings, meetings, and press conferences, to promote the organization’s mission.

Communications and Outreach:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy, including media relations, social media, and public outreach efforts.
  • Create and disseminate advocacy materials, press releases, association newsletters, reports, etc., to raise awareness and educate the public about the issue.
  • Create and maintain internal CABT media lists and push stories to local media outlets.
  • Work with senior staff to execute social media strategies.
  • Work to generate media opportunities for Coalition partners and prepare these individuals for interviews.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for the Coalition as needed.

Coalition Building:

  • Maintain and grow existing relationships with national coalition partners/organizations.
  • Recruit new national and regional coalition partners/organizations.
  • Collaborate with national and regional coalition partners to create an activation plan when appropriate.
  • Represent the Coalition in coalitions, forums, and conferences.

Grassroots Organizing:

  • Work with senior staff to develop and execute state strategies and tactics to assigned states.
  • Educate and activate local government officials, law enforcement, public works, etc., on the Coalition’s mission.
  • Generate “grasstops” letters and other communications to Members of Congress.

Strategic Planning:

  • Working alongside CABT President and senior staff to develop long-term and short-term advocacy plans that align with the Coalition’s mission and goals.
  • Monitor legislative developments to adapt strategies as needed.
  • Prepare and present reports and updates to the organization’s leadership and Board.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in advocacy, lobbying, and policy analysis, with a minimum of 7 years of experience. Hill experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the legislative process, government affairs, and public policy.
  • Strong communication and public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience with modern advocacy tools, technologies, and data-driven decision-making.
  • Dependable and well-organized, must be a self-starter able to accomplish goals and projects with tight deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to the changing priorities of advocacy campaigns.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Passion for transportation safety and public policy advocacy.

Salary Range: $85,000-$100,000 with opportunity for year-end bonus. Benefits package includes paid medical and dental, and IRA with match, and quarterly bonus opportunities. Position open until filled.

Call (703) 535-3131 for more information on how to apply.

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