Public Policy Manager

07 Jan, 2021


Public Policy Manager

Hispanic Federation
Washington, DC

Position Location: Washington, DC; Full time; exempt
Reports to: Vice President, Federal Policy and Advocacy

Who We Are
Hispanic Federation (HF) is one of the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organizations with a
network of more than 300 member and partner nonprofit organizations nationwide. Since 1990, HF has
worked to empower and advance Hispanic communities, support Latino and immigrant families, and
strengthen Latino community-based institutions through capacity building and grant-making, and through
programs, services, and policy advocacy in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement,
economic empowerment, the environment, and in recent years, disaster relief.
Headquartered in New York, with offices in Washington D.C., Connecticut, Florida, Puerto Rico, Rhode
Island, and North Carolina, and a programmatic and funding footprint in 26 states, HF uplifts millions of
Hispanic children, youth, and families locally and nationally through three essential service pillars:
membership services/grant making, community programs, and policy advocacy.

Who We Seek
Hispanic Federation (HF) is currently looking for an enthusiastic, engaging, and detail-oriented Public
Policy Manager to join our team in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include providing substantial
federal policy analysis in a rapid-response environment, legislative tracking, writing, and administrative
support for the DC policy team. The Public Policy Manager will report to the Vice President, Federal
Policy and Advocacy. Capitol Hill experience or 4+ years working in legislative affairs preferred.
Job Duties & Responsibilities
• Monitor, track, and summarize relevant federal policy, legislation, hearings, and votes

• Perform substantive policy research, writing and editing of issue briefs, may draft talking points,
advocacy letters, quotes, blog posts
• Track the federal policy team’s advocacy activities, maintain internal tracking systems,
providing regular quantitative and qualitative summaries of federal advocacy work; assist in
the development of new systems as needed
• May participate in and act as a liaison for team projects, with state offices, in issue coalitions,
or other external meetings
• Assist with scheduling and coordination of internal and external meetings, including note
taking, tracking contacts, and scheduling congressional meetings, and hearings
• Assist with the planning and execution of federal virtual and in person advocacy days, and
member fly-ins
• Maintain work plans for all projects; develop internal project tracking system; assist with DC
office operation functions including filing monthly expense, and other reports, organize travel
arrangements as needed, and oversee contracts
• Oversee compliance with lobbying rules, reporting requirements and timelines for DC federal
policy team
• Oversee recruitment and supervision of DC federal policy intern program
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with a flexible, respectful, and collaborative
Required Skills and Qualifications

• Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to analyze and synthesize information
quickly and accurately and present information effectively and accurately for different audiences
are essential. Attention to detail a must
• Bachelor’s degree required. Hill experience/relationships strongly preferred
• Intermediate level understanding of legislative processes, and experience tracking legislation,
congressional and administrative activity preferred
• Ability to develop and maintain work plans, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects
simultaneously; must be strongly detail oriented
• Strong organizational and computer skills required, including Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook,
Teams, Excel, PowerPoint), and Google and other collaborative platforms. Able to communicate
effectively and respectfully via virtual technology, conference calls, and messaging
• Ideal applicants will be able to function independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced
environment, be a self-starter, have a professional demeanor, be results-oriented, curious, a fast
learner, and an active supporter and participant in a collegial, fun, and productive work
• Excellent references and at least 4+ years related work experience
Preferred Skills and Qualifications

• Bilingual written and spoken (English/Spanish)
• Demonstrated commitment to Latinx communities combined with knowledge of Latinx policy
issues and understanding of intersectionality, racial justice, and gender equity strongly preferred
• Proficiency with social media platforms and understanding of social media and online advocacy
campaign experience a plus
To Apply
Send an email to with ‘DC Public Policy Manager” in the subject
line. Attach your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications, and two
relevant writing samples. Only applications that include the requested materials will be considered.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

This is a full-time exempt position, with a salary of $53,000 to $60,000 per year, commensurate with
experience. Compensation includes a benefits package with medical, dental, vision and a 403 (B)
retirement plan.

Job posted: 2021-01-07