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State Policy Advocate

State Policy Advocate
Organization: Protect Democracy
Location: Remote
Date Posted: 11/20/2023

Protect Democracy State Policy Advocate Position – Arizona and Nevada


Protect Democracy is seeking mission-driven State Policy Advocates in Arizona and Nevada to join our team dedicated to safeguarding democracy at all government levels. As an advocacy lead, you’ll collaborate on impactful initiatives, contributing to Prevent Democracy’s mission of preserving democracy against authoritarian threats.


1. Strategic Campaign Development:

  • Develop, propose, and lead strategic campaigns to influence political and civic leaders.
  • Rebuild democratic norms and institutions under threat.

2. Coalition Building:

  • Build cross-partisan coalitions to support campaigns protecting democracy.
  • Strengthen relationships with leaders, organizations, and activists.

3. Policy Solutions and Campaigns:

  • Generate creative policy solutions, collaborating with stakeholders.
  • Work with legislators, agencies, and experts to advance campaigns.

4. Collaboration and Integration:

  • Collaborate with diverse organizations, including grassroots groups.
  • Support legal and litigation work through integrated advocacy campaigns.

5. Legislative and Regulatory Proposals:

  • Propose concrete legislative/regulatory proposals with minimal supervision.
  • Supervise team members in preparing supporting materials.

6. Advocacy and Leadership:

  • Engage with Congress, state leaders, and agencies to advance policy reforms.
  • Provide expert commentary on policy issues.
  • Contribute to the overall development of the organization.

Job Requirements:

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience or 4+ years with an advanced degree.
  • Proven ability to build relationships across the political spectrum.
  • Experience leading policy development and advocacy initiatives.
  • Commitment to cross-ideological advocacy and awareness of campaign weaknesses.
  • Experience in legislative/executive branch lobbying strategies.
  • Project and team management experience.
  • Ability to draft legislative/regulatory proposals with excellent judgment.
  • Understanding of political-media dynamics and legislative rhythms.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment.
  • Growth mindset and enthusiasm for feedback.


Starting salary:

  • Mid-career candidates (7+ years): $103,828 – $122,151
  • Experienced candidates (12+ years): $128,638 – $151,340

About Protect Democracy:

  • Flexible location within the United States.
  • Travel required for team retreats and occasional project-related travel.
  • Commitment to a diverse workplace.
  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package.
  • Ample opportunities for personal and professional development.

To Apply:

Please complete the application linked here. Include a resume and PDF cover letter explaining your interest in Protect Democracy’s mission and work.

Important Notes:

  • Contact for accommodations.
  • Check promotions/spam folders for communication.
  • No status updates for individual applications due to staff capacity constraints.

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