Government Affairs Director

08 Apr, 2021


Government Affairs Director

yes. every kid.
Arlington, VA

Job Description


The Government Affairs Director leads a team of Government Affairs Managers and oversees yes. every kid. efforts across the United States including but not limited to coalition management, lobbying, and grassroots organizing.The Government Affairs Director works with the Government Affairs Managers, Deputy Executive Director, and other stakeholders to develop strategies and tactics to advance our Vision.  

Your Responsibilities Include 

  • Develop lobbying and advocacy strategies to pass state and federal legislation aligned with Vision 
  • Lead a team, aligning them to our Vision, and connecting them to how they can best partner with contract lobbyists, coalition partners, volunteers, legislators, press, and donors  
  • Develop and maintain strategic state-based relationships with coalition partners, volunteers, legislators, press, and donors to advance our Vision 
  • Evaluate trade-offs between opportunities to maximize the organizations resources to achieve the Vision 


Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization 

  • You’ve supervised teams before and appreciate that strong talent drives toward greater outcomes 
  • You’re experienced at cultivating relationships with high-profile individuals 
  • You have strategic planning experience in state-based lobbying  
  • You have experience connecting individuals and groups to shared Vision and goals and have demonstrated experience building consensus to execute a goal 
  • You can travel up to 50% of the time, depending on the need  
  • You’re able to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, remote environment 
  • You’re committed to and excited by the Vision of yes. every kid. 


Standout Candidates May Also Bring 

  • You have experience in issue-based advocacy  

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Job posted: 2021-04-08