Economic Justice Policy and Advocacy Manager

24 Aug, 2023


Economic Justice Policy and Advocacy Manager

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
Washington D.C.


Job Summary:

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), an established Capitol Hill Quaker lobbying organization, is seeking a Legislative Manager to lead our economic justice lobbying and support our grassroots organizing work across the country. The Legislative Manager for Economic Justice and Strategic Advocacy is a hybrid position in both the Domestic Hill Team and the Strategic Advocacy Team. This position lobbies Congress on economic justice issues and helps build grassroots power across the country. This person reports to the Legislative Director for Domestic Policy and the Director of Strategic Advocacy.

FCNL’s economic justice program encompasses a wide range of issues related to poverty, hunger, tax fairness, reparations, labor protections, housing, and healthcare. The Legislative Manager keeps current on evolving knowledge on economic justice issues, analyzes bills, lobbies members of Congress and congressional staff, writes materials for and engages constituents around the country, and coordinates with colleague organizations. The position supports FCNL’s grassroots organizing by helping to grow and deepen FCNL’s network in key states.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Work within the Strategic Advocacy Department and with the Community and Culture Department to grow FCNL’s network of grassroots advocates and develop relationships with community leaders in specific states and congressional districts.
  • Lead FCNL’s Economic Justice Program.
  • Monitor legislative and policy developments on economic justice issues. Assist in tracking and maintaining accurate and up to date information on congressional votes, positions, and policy proposals.
  • Build relationships with congressional offices and members of the administration.
  • Work cooperatively with the FCNL Policy and Advocacy Department to design and imple­ment pro­grams to help FCNL constituents educate themselves on economic justice issues and to take timely action. Such cooperative activities might include communicating with FCNL constituents, grassroots training, and supporting constituent lobbying.
  • Travel and consult with individuals with lived experience and constituents to support public witness events and advance shared public policy goals.
  • In collaboration with the Communications Department, prepare material for FCNL constituents and the general public to be distributed in a range of media, including action alerts, the FCNL web page, newsletters, blogs, op-ed columns, letters to the editor, and other educational materials for general distribution.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Minimum Required Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree and/or, equivalent combination of education and experience


  • At least five years of experience in advocacy or community organizing.
  • Demonstrated experience with the legislative process, politics, and public policy.
  • Solid understanding of economic justice issues and strong political judgment.
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment; works well in groups and in coalition.




Preferred Job Qualifications


  • A consultative and collegial manner, with skills in facilitating group processes and cooperative work with colleagues inside and outside of FCNL.
  • Comfortable working in an office environment that reflects the Quaker testimonies of peace, equality, simplicity, and truth; and working within the Quaker process of FCNL.
  • Commitment to involving, promoting, and respecting participants from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Thrives in a collaborative environment; works well in groups and in coalition.

Physical Demands & Work environment

  • This person is expected to work in-person when needed depending on projects and organizational needs with the option to telework for remainder of time.
  • This job requires occasional travel, including overnight travel within the US up to 25% of the time.

Compensation & Work Expectations

  • The salary range for this position is $63,000 – $75,000 based on experience and qualifications.
  • This is a full-time exempt position, based on a 37.5-hour workweek.
  • We offer a highly competitive benefits package including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, flexible spending account, dependent care account, short-term & long-term disability; monthly cellphone/internet stipend, employer paid life insurance; 12+ paid holidays; vacation; sick leave; personal days; volunteer time off, wellness initiatives; educational support; healthcare stipend; maternity/paternity leave; employee assistance programs, generous employer contributions to the retirement plan, and employer-paid benefits with Capital Bikeshare and WMATA.


Other duties

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or physical requirements.  Nothing in this job description restricts FCNL’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Job posted: 2023-08-24