Project Manager, Advocacy

28 Feb, 2021


Project Manager, Advocacy

The Recording Academy
Washington, DC


The Advocacy & Public Policy Office represents the interests of music’s creators before Congress, federal agencies, state legislatures and other policymaking bodies.  It utilizes the Academy’s more than 20,000 members to be advocates on behalf of all music creators.  The office produces Washington’s most notable music policy event, GRAMMYs on the Hill, and the largest national music advocacy day, District Advocate.

The ideal candidate is an energetic and detail-oriented project lead with a commitment to the Academy’s mission and the fight for creators’ rights. The Project Manager should be a focused multi-tasker. Self-directed for own projects and able to work collaboratively in a 5-person office during times of “all hands on deck”. The Project Manager will be well-served by a good sense of humor and love of music.


The Project Manager will “own” key projects under the department’s purview, including event planning, managing publication timelines, planning briefings and programs on Capitol Hill and occasionally in Chapter cities. During peak times around major programs, the Project Manager will join the four other DC-based employees, as all “roll up their sleeves” to produce major activations such as “GRAMMYs on the Hill.”


  • College Degree
  • At least five years related experience
  • Ability to work with high-level executives and policy makers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Experience in project management; familiarity with Microsoft Project or other project management software preferred
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and use discretion on sensitive matters
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours during peak periods
  • A consistently pleasant “can do” demeanor, strong work ethic and reliability
  • Ability to travel as needed (occasional)


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 for long periods of time, and work at a computer for long periods of time.

The employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.



The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its future through the GRAMMY Museum, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in times of need through MusiCares, and celebrates artistic excellence through the GRAMMY Awards—music’s only peer-recognized accolade and highest achievement. As the world’s leading society of music professionals, we work year-round to foster a more inspiring world for creators.


Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.


A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.


The Latin Recording Academy is an international, membership-based organization comprised of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking recording artists, musicians, songwriters, producers and other creative and technical recording professionals. The organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for Latin music and its makers. In addition to producing the Latin GRAMMY Awards to honor excellence in the recorded arts and sciences, The Latin Recording Academy provides educational and outreach programs for the Latin music community either directly or through its Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation®.


The Recording Academy provides equal opportunity in programs and employment and is strongly committed to maintaining a climate supportive of respect for differences and equality of opportunity. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. 

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Job posted: 2021-02-28