Public Policy Advocate

30 Apr, 2022


Public Policy Advocate

Human Rights Campaign
Washington, D.C.


We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ people, to join our team.


Position Summary:


The Public Policy Advocate is a regular, full-time position reporting directly to the Government Affairs Director in the Government Affairs Department. The Public Policy Advocate works with a team of colleagues throughout the organization to represent HRC’s policy positions on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies and with the White House. The Public Policy Advocate also works with the boards, coalition partners and consultants to develop, implement and coordinate legislative strategies to advance the federal policy work of HRC. Advocates have both regional and issue specific responsibilities and are expected to play a leadership role in these areas.



Position Responsibilities:

Work with the Government Affairs team to develop and execute comprehensive strategies to lobby members of Congress, both Republican and Democratic, to secure pro-equality protections for the LGBTQ community;
Develop and maintain relationships with offices on Capitol Hill, particularly within their assigned region, to advocate on behalf of the LGBTQ community;
Develop and maintain relationships with executive branch officials in assigned issue areas.
Work closely with external partners in coalitions and help manage and strengthen coalition relationships, including providing leadership in HRC-led coalitions;
Track legislative and administrative developments in assigned issues areas;
Communicate to, and coordinate with, other Policy and Political Affairs Division staff, Communications and other divisions of HRC;
Attend events, including events on behalf of the HRC Political Action Committee;
Additional duties/responsibility as requested in accordance with the overall legislative and administrative strategy of HRC.

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
At least five years of experience at the federal and/or state level and be knowledgeable about the legislative process required.
Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the major issue areas on HRC’s legislative agenda.
Must be a team player and have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Strong commitment to and interest in the rapidly changing LGBTQ equality movement and a working knowledge of LGBTQ issues.
Must be dedicated to the values of HRC: responsibility; equity and intersectionality; learning and openness; boldness; resilience; heart; respect; and community and teamwork.

All positions at the Human Rights Campaign may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply.


Tier Description:

The HRC Staff Tier Structure is available on the HRC Staff Intranet.

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Job posted: 2022-04-30