Outreach Manager, Government Relations
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The ASPCA is seeking a strong communicator with grassroots organizing and volunteer management experience to serve as Outreach Manager for our Government Relations team. The Government Relations department is committed to introducing and guiding legislative initiatives supporting animal welfare. The department provides political expertise at state and federal levels, lobbying, legislative drafting, and training and guidance to legislatures, nonprofit colleague groups, and the public on animal welfare topics aligned with ASPCA’s guiding principles.
The Outreach Manager will provide critical support and outreach for our field advocacy team and legislative staff, focusing on conducting targeted outreach and developing resources to promote policies at the federal and state level. This role represents an exciting opportunity to see your work impact legislation at the state and federal levels and to directly support ASPCA’s mission of improving outcomes for animals.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Work with Senior Manager of Legislative Engagement to identify target areas for support of the federal and state legislative agenda
- Manage HAT and other specialized outreach projects
- Conduct strategic outreach to identified districts and galvanize support for legislation
- Organize and participate in events as needed (lobby days, PAWS, TAFA, horse shows, etc)
- Report progress on weekly basis to supervisor and colleagues
Resource Development (25%):
- Develop data to support key policy positions
- Build expertise in policy areas and conduct opposition research
- Review industry communications, gather media reports and develop support materials
- Prepare presentations on key issues
Legislative Support (25%):
- Participate in weekly state, federal, and GR meetings
- Track development of assigned bills and regulations
- Support advocacy work and legislative staff as needed
- Additional duties assigned, as needed
Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values
- Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
- DemonstratesOwnershipand feels responsible for outcomes
- Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
- Seeks toElevate others and reimagine what is possible
- Focuses onImpact, specifically making change for animals
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 1-2 years community organizing
- 1-2 years campaigning experience
- 1-2 years lobbying experience
- Travel required – up to 50% in peak times
- Long and sometimes unpredictable hours, dependent on external factors
- This position is based out of our Washington DC office. Remote candidates based in Austin, TX will also be considered.
Commitment to animal protection issues, passion for change and appreciation for incremental and deliberate nature of policy development, Deep understanding of legislative process, Diplomatic and tactful in all communications. Ability to advocate positions before diverse audiences., Flexibility, and ability to pivot from one assignment to another quickly as-needed, Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Strong and professional communication skills, both verbally and in writing, Team-oriented
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Community Organizing/Campaigning Experience, Legislative Process Experience, Lobbying ExperienceOur EEO Policy:
The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA. Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.
Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).
Please don’t forget to attach your resume and cover letter to complete your application.
Job posted: 2019-01-03