Government Relations and Advocacy Project Manager

13 Sep, 2022


Government Relations and Advocacy Project Manager

Habitat for Humanity International
Washington, D.C.

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is currently seeking a talented professional for the role of a Government Relations and Advocacy (GRA) Project Manager. As a member of the Advocacy Campaigns team within the GRA department of Habitat for Humanity International the GRA Project Manager will lead the successful implementation of U.S. and global GRA priority projects and events. The project manager will oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of events, including Habitat on the Hill, housing policy symposiums, and GRA’s engagement in the Affiliate Conference. The project manager will further play a critical role in strengthening the advocacy capacity of the Habitat network through management of the sub-grant portfolio of the Cost of Home and Home Equals advocacy campaigns, strategic priorities of HFHI. Additionally, the project manager supports fundraising for advocacy, continuous donor engagement, grant writing and grant management. This position will work in close collaboration with others within the GRA department and across HFHI.

This position will be based in Washington, DC.

Key Responsibilities:

– Lead planning, organization, and evaluation of HFHI’s annual legislative conference Habitat on the Hill and housing policy symposiums, when hosted. (40%)
– Manage U.S. and global advocacy campaign sub-grant portfolio: including RFP development, application review, reporting, funding disbursement, and continuous engagement throughout the grant cycle, coordinating closely with HFHI’s Legal department and U.S. Grants team as needed and engaging staff across HFHI in various parts of the sub-granting process. (30%)
– Organize and oversee GRA’s involvement in HFHI’s biannual Affiliate Conference, including preconference, workshops and side events. (10%)
– Support the successful implementation of HFHI’s advocacy campaigns through budget tracking and in collaboration with HFHI Resource Development colleagues, continuous donor engagement, fundraising efforts, grant writing, management and reporting. (10%)
– Collaborate with advocacy campaigns team, as well as broader Government Relations and Advocacy department, other departments across HFHI, and external partners, on additional projects and funding opportunities that support the advocacy capacity building of the U.S. and global networks. (10%)

Key Requirements:

– Pursuant to current HFHI policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
– 5-8 years of related work experience, including events and sub-grant management, ideally in a federated or association environment.
– Past success in engaging diverse groups of stakeholders to co-develop solutions and creatively problem solve together.
– Demonstrated ability to build and deliver structured and compelling communications (both written and verbal).
– Experience in developing new processes and systems.
– Detail oriented and highly organized; ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects.
– Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook) and a general comfort level working with technology systems.
– Demonstrated familiarity with advocacy and housing policy.
– Must be flexible, collaborative, and able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Active support of HFHI Values & Commitments:
– Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
– Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
– Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission
– Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.

Washington, DC
District of Columbia
Job Type:
Full-time – Salaried
Employment Type:
US Employment
Job Function:
Government Relations, International Programs, Operations, Strategy, US Programs

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Job posted: 2022-09-13