Vice President for Federal Advocacy and Network Mobilization

29 Aug, 2023


Vice President for Federal Advocacy and Network Mobilization

Hispanic Federation (HF)
Washington, DC

Who We Are
The Hispanic Federation (HF) is the nation’s premier Latino nonprofit membership organization.
Founded in 1990, HF works to empower and advance the Latino community and its institutions through
programs, advocacy, grantmaking, disaster relief, and capacity building. HF focuses its work in eight
areas: education, economic empowerment, health, immigration, civic engagement, disaster relief, and
the environment. Among the values that drive our work are diversity, equity and inclusion, fairness and
justice, and respect, empathy, and compassion.
Whom We Seek
The Federation seeks a Vice President for Federal Advocacy and Network Mobilization to help engage,
mobilize, and maximize the integration of the Federation’s national network of member and partner
nonprofits around federal policy issues impacting the Latino community. The VP will engage members
around civil rights, economic empowerment, and immigration.
This individual will work closely with senior managers including the HF President, other HF advocacy
staff, allies, and HF members and partners on the development and adoption of fair and just policies
that increase opportunities for the Latino Community. The position’s responsibilities include analyzing
current and proposed legislation, preparing policy analyses, writing advocacy materials, and working
with Latino and BIPOC grassroots leaders to advocate before Congress and federal agencies on issues of
primary importance to the well-being of our families and communities. The Vice President is expected to
amplify the voice of HF and Latinos at the national level, and greatly expand the engagement of its
growing national network of nonprofits in federal policy and advocacy activities.
The Vice President must have strong analytic, communications, messaging, and coalition-building skills
and the ability to work collaboratively with extremely diverse groups and individuals.
Position Location: Washington, DC
Reports to: Senior Vice President for Policy and Communications
Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Help maximize federal advocacy involvement of the Federation’s national network of member and
partner nonprofits through tasks such as:
o Communicating with an active national advocacy network of at least 250 Latino nonprofits
o Providing in-person and online advocacy training sessions
o Organizing and supporting national advocacy events with partners in Washington, DC
o Preparing briefing materials for the network
o Engaging partners in national advocacy campaigns, focusing on assigned topic areas
• Take primary responsibility for maximizing the federal policy and advocacy involvement of the
Federation’s national network of member and partner nonprofits. Issue areas will include but not be
limited to civil rights, economic empowerment, and immigration; and entail the following tasks:
o Monitor and analyze relevant activity on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch and by other
advocates (partners, allies, and adversaries)
o Keep informed about assigned issues and options, and serve as in-house expert on these issues
o Produce communications for an active national advocacy network of Latino nonprofits
o Provide in-person and online advocacy training sessions
o Organize and support national advocacy events and campaigns on assigned issue areas
o Preparing briefing materials including action alerts for the network on assigned issue areas
o Work with HF leadership to develop strategies for advancing key policy goals
o Help organize the advocacy team around priority issues
o Advocate for adoption of HF policy positions both organizationally and in coalition
o Prepare written issue briefs, letters, talking points, and other policy/advocacy materials
o Work with communications staff to prepare and post social media messages, op eds, and other
media materials
o Prepare testimony for the organization and its leadership to present, and may be asked to
testify on behalf of HF before Congressional committees
o Organize and implement briefings for Congressional members and staff and for other
• Work collaboratively with advocacy team to support the organization’s overall policy/advocacy
• Help develop and implement a tracking system for HF’s advocacy work
• Comply with all 501(c)(3) legislative advocacy requirements
• Assist the HF development team in obtaining funds to support federal advocacy work
Required Skills and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in public administration, law, public policy, or similar
field is an asset
• Five (5) years of professional experience in public policy and advocacy, including prior experience at
the federal level
• Knowledge of civil rights, economic empowerment, and immigration, gained through program or
policy/advocacy activities, and in-depth knowledge of at least one of these issue areas
• Experience in building and supporting diverse coalitions
• High-level, strategic understanding of social change and progressive movements backed by direct
experience with culturally competent grassroots efforts
• Excellent oral communicator and writer, with public speaking experience, able to articulate complex
issues in persuadable messages to different audiences including, but not limited to, elected and
appointed government officials, media, community leaders, policy experts, nonprofit managers,
business leaders, funders, and the Latino community
• Comfortable working with the media
• A strong trainer and facilitator, with experience designing and conducting in-person and remote
policy and advocacy training and organizing events
• Experience in using quantitative and qualitative data to shape messages and support advocacy
• Capacity to work independently, manage several projects simultaneously, take initiative, creatively
problem solve, and exercise good judgment
• Experience supervising staff and interns, and supporting their professional and leadership
• A team player and relationship-builder with excellent interpersonal and diplomacy/consensusbuilding skills, including ability to share leadership and to work cooperatively with other federal
policy and advocacy staff, advocates in sister organizations, Federation staff in other locations, and
member and partner agency personnel
• Must have a knowledge and understanding of issues affecting Latino and immigrant communities.
• Ability to do media interviews in both English and Spanish
• Demonstrated respect for others, including people of diverse backgrounds and experience
• Deep commitment to advancing the Hispanic Federation’s values, mission, and goals
Compensation and Benefits:
The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and starts at an annual salary of
$110,000. Compensation comes with a robust benefits package with fully subsidized medical, dental,
vision insurance, 403(B) retirement plan (including eligibility for a company match), and access to
flexible spending and pre-tax commuter benefits. Full-time regular employees are also provided with 15
vacation days, four personal days, and paid sick time.
To Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to with “VP for Federal
Advocacy and Network Mobilization” in the subject line. No telephone calls; only select candidates will
be contacted.
Hispanic Federation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on actual or
perceived race, color, religion, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, creed, disability,
marital status, sexual orientation and/or other protected categories.

Job posted: 2023-08-29