Manager, Public Policy
We are seeking to hire a Manager of Public Policy to work with the Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy to develop strategies and tactics to establish relationships between Girl Scouts of the USA and Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and other national organizations for the purpose of promoting the Girl Scout Legislative Agenda and positioning Girl Scouts as a voice for girls and a preeminent expert on their growth and development.
The Public Policy and Advocacy office located in Washington, DC works to build strong relationships with Members of Congress, as well as with officials at the White House and federal departments and agencies. Through our advocacy efforts, we inform and educate key representatives of the government’s legislative and executive branches about issues important to girls and Girl Scouting and lobby for increased program resources.
The Manager of Public Policy plays a key role in establishing the policy direction of the Girl Scouts Movement and supporting the work of the Public Policy and Advocacy office with government institutions and national entities to advance the Girl Scout mission and to advocate for the well-being of girls.
- A Self-motivator who works well with a team and independently.
- Knowledgeable and committed to national issues affecting girls.
- Experienced in working effectively with a diverse group of internal and external constituents.
- Professional and have high ethical standards for handling confidential information.
- Work in close collaboration with the Public Policy and Advocacy team and with other GSUSA departments including girl experience/program, communications and fund development to identify key messages and areas of work to ensure that Girl Scouts speaks with one voice and is recognized as a preeminent voice for girls and an expert on their growth and development.
- Support and implement the day-to-day legislative agenda of GSUSA, which includes monitoring and researching federal legislation, regulation and administration policies, and developing legislative reports, concept papers, and correspondence, as well as engage Members of Congress and staff on girl policy issues.
- Help to build and support the Honorary Congressional Girl Scout Troop and serves as a contact person for Troop members’ staff. Develop and coordinate Congressional Troop events.
- Develop reports, concept papers, other legislative material and documents for Members of Congress and their staff. Assists in the development of legislation and helps Members of Congress and staff to understand such legislation.
- Develop testimony for congressional hearings and briefings. Monitors and researches federal legislation and regulations with implications for GSUSA and Girl Scout Councils and identifies legislation and legislative trends/issues that may affect the organization and our priority issues; works closely with the State Advocacy Manager to keep council CEOs and council advocacy staff informed of legislative developments to enable GSUSA and Girl Scout Councils to lobby effectively.
- Work with the Public Policy and Advocacy team in scheduling congressional visits for the Chief Executive Officer and other Senior Leadership at GSUSA and develops comprehensive briefings materials, including talking points, follow-up correspondence to members of Congress and works with the State Advocacy Manager who develops the Council profiles and does all of the follow-up with Girl Scout Councils.
- Coordinate events on Capitol Hill such as briefings, hearings and other activities that may include Girl Scouts’ Honorary Troop Capitol Hill. Serve as a GSUSA liaison to other national non-profit organizations and works in partnership with such organizations on legislative, regulatory, and policy issues of mutual concern. In addition, be the point of contact for national staff on federal legislation and the structure and operations of the federal government.
- Promote and contribute toward GSUSA’s goal of institutionalizing pluralism by initiating and participating in activities and functions that enhance organizational diversity and in the research, design, development, and delivery of all resources and services in the area of planning and management.
- Contribute towards GSUSA’s affirmative action plan by ensuring and promoting non-discrimination in every aspect of Girl Scouting.
- A Minimum 5-7 years’ experience in public policy/government relations area or related field.
- Proven knowledge of the federal government’s structure and processes.
- Bachelor’s degree in related or equivalent relevant experience required. Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Law or related field preferred.
- Experience organizing and completing multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritizing to meet tight deadlines. Expertise in proofreading and following-through on projects.
More about Girl Scouts of the USA:
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Girl Scouts are big thinkers, groundbreakers, and role models. Every day, Girl Scouts unleash the power of G.I.R.L. to make amazing things happen.
- We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.
- Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
- Girl Scouts has always emphasized the importance of being civically engaged.
- We’re introducing Girl Scouts of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to help them see how they can actually improve the world!
- Girl Scouts offers to high school girls the Girl Scout Gold Award which represents the most prestigious award in the world for girls—and the most difficult to earn—and it’s only available to Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts of the USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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Job posted: 2018-07-07