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Manager, Grassroots & PAC

Manager, Grassroots & PAC
Organization: The Institute of Internal Auditors(IIA)
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11/01/2023


The IIA’s Manager, Grassroots and PAC

The IIA’s Manager, Grassroots and PAC, will play a key role in strengthening and executing The IIA’s grassroots public policy objectives. This position is primarily remote, but requires the individual to be based in the greater Washington, DC area. The Manager will report to the Senior Director, U.S. Advocacy.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage operations of The IIA’s US congressional key person program and support the IIA’s Canadian key person program. This responsibility includes but is not limited to:
    • Connecting IIA chapters and members with Members of the U.S House and Senate or Canadian Parliament
    • Tracking the status of meeting requests and processing grassroots feedback
  • Ensure all IIA chapters receive appropriate preparatory and collateral materials in advance of U.S. congressional or Canadian stakeholder meetings
  • Support the Senior Director, U.S. Advocacy, and Director, Canadian Advocacy, on projects intended to increase member participation in IIA grassroots initiatives
  • Assist with administrative operations and compliance activities of the organization’s U.S. political action committee, IIA PAC, including, but not limited to, preparing and filing compliance reports and continuously ensuring the accuracy of all contributor information
  • Assist with the development and implementation of all IIA PAC fundraising strategies
  • Assist with event planning and execution for various IIA PAC fundraising events
  • Serve as a staff liaison to the organization’s PAC committee, planning meetings, preparing materials, taking notes, and responding to inquiries of the committee members
  • Serve as a team representative on various internal organizational working groups, task forces, etc. to ensure cross-organizational collaboration and alignment on projects impacting the IIA Advocacy Team
  • Support the Senior Manager, Advocacy and State Policy, as a secondary resource in coordinating the Advocacy Team’s direct communications and email lists in partnership with the Communications/Media Team
  • Engage and support members and other stakeholders participating in various advisory volunteer councils and committees as needed
  • Take notes and develop written summaries and reports for both internal and external audiences
  • Special projects as assigned in support of The IIA’s overall global advocacy portfolio


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in political science, economics, accounting, auditing, or public policy
  • At least three years grassroots and/or political fundraising-related experience. Previous employment with a political campaign, PAC, or fundraising firm is a plus
  • Knowledge of U.S. PAC compliance requirements
  • Demonstrated experience prioritizing and balancing multiple, on-going high-profile projects with the ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Strong management skills
  • Self-motivation and an ability to work independently. Demonstrated significant attention to detail
  • Subject matter familiarity with internal auditing, ESG/climate, cybersecurity, fraud, governance, risk, internal controls, data privacy, and blockchain policy is a plus

Writing and Language Skills

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common professional documents.
  • Ability to respond to various inquiries from key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to help explain internal audit profession concepts in language readily understood by a layperson.
  • Political sensitivity and the ability to communicate in a bipartisan environment.

Computer Skills

Intermediate to expert level of competency with all Microsoft office products, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Regular, in-person meetings will be required, subject to any COVID or other governmental health restrictions. Occasional travel in North America, as warranted, including periodic travel to our headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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