April 29, 2022

Title: Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator

Department: Advocacy

Part time position: 20-25 hours per week

Position Overview:
The Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator leads the development, execution, and evaluation of UNA-NCA’s advocacy work, and partners closely with member agencies and in numerous strategic collaborations to influence legislative and budget outcomes that strengthen the US relationship with the United Nations. This position serves as a liaison and overseer of the work of partners (Better World Campaign, UN Foundation, UNA-USA, etc.) to ensure that priority positions and targeted local, state, and national advocacy outcomes are effectively achieved. The Advocacy Coordinator collaborates and coordinates across UNA-NCA departments to ensure advocacy priorities align with UNA-NCA’s strategic vision and the needs of UNA-NCA’s membership. 

The role works closely with the President of UNA-NCA, the Vice President of Advocacy, the Co-Chair of Advocacy to ensure the strategic focus of UNA-NCA continues to address the needs and priorities of the National Capital Area.

Essential Functions:
  • Create and execute quality programming, trainings, and briefings to (1) mobilize UNA-NCA’s membership (2) engage the broader NCA community and (3) spread awareness for UNA-NCA’s advocacy priorities
  • Influence and partner with senior leaders to define city, state, and national policy strategy aligned with UNA-NCA’s strategic plan
  • Remain informed and responsible in strategy and outreach to policy developments that impact the sector and present opportunities for UNA-NCA to take a leadership position
  • Measure the effectiveness of policy work/initiatives; define & lead change to meet objectives
  • Lead constituent outreach and social media presence to advance policy and advocacy priorities; develop and maintain relationships across constituents (faith-based, Board of Directors, legislative staff, D.C., Maryland and Virginia Residents and members, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the Co-Chair of Advocacy in the management of the Advocacy Committee through the facilitation of advocacy training, briefings, and Congressional visits
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in policy, public administration, international relations, law, or related field preferred
  • 1+ years of relevant experience in nonprofit or public sector preferred, but not required
  • In-depth understanding of city, state, and federal legislative and budget processes
  • Strong, proactive project management skills with solid experience managing and coordinating high-impact advocacy campaigns
  • Deep commitment to human rights, policy advocacy and research
  • Skilled relationship manager to secure partnerships with internal and external stakeholders in undertaking common goals to build campaigns and coalitions to impact advocacy at the local, state and national levels
  • Effective written and verbal communicator
  • Strategic, flexible, creative, energetic leader unafraid of challenges
Supervisory Responsibility:
This position manages the advocacy, digital communications, legislative, and creative design program assistants.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing sample to Danielle Dean This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject “Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator”.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply before May 15th for priority review.

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