Advocacy Associate, Activism
Position Title: Advocacy Associate, Activism
Location: Washington D.C.
Reports to: Director of Advocacy and Impact Strategy
Hours per week (average): 40
Position Summary: The Advocacy Associate will be responsible for coordinating the offline community engagement work of Enough’s student-based campaign initiatives, including running Enough’s Student Upstander Program, as well as general advocacy work with Enough’s activist community. The Advocacy Associate will also engage in campaigns related to the investigative work of The Sentry. The Advocacy Associate will work under the supervision of the Director of Advocacy and in close collaboration with Enough Project policy, advocacy, and communications staff to educate and mobilize activists for targeted action by the public. In addition, the Associate will engage on general advocacy tasks including significant responsibilities related to organizing and ensuring impact for the organization’s written publications.
Responsibilities and Tasks
- Manage Enough’s Student Upstander Program, including annual recruitment of upstanders, program design, and strategic integration of student organizing initiatives with wider organizational policy and advocacy priorities.
- Work with Advocacy Director and advocacy team to develop and implement innovative campus and general advocacy and campaign strategies related to policy priorities and outputs.
- Represent the organization at various events and participate in relevant speaking opportunities.
- Support the development of new and ongoing projects that engage students in offline campaigning actions.
- Recruit and train students and other activists across the country to take action across a wide variety of human rights issue areas.
- Work with students and campus partners on event planning, including publicity and logistics.
- Build strategic partnerships with relevant educator networks, schools, and campus organizations/departments, and liaise with existing, new, and potential partner organizations and other stakeholders.
- Contribute to advocacy work and campaigns connected to an upcoming book on the Congo as well as other priorities determined by the Founding Director.
- In partnership with colleagues, engage in campaign related activities connected to the issue of cobalt in Congo.
- Participate and contribute to activism related to Sentry reports, campaigns and policy objectives.
- Other duties as assigned.
General Advocacy Duties
- Manage in partnership with colleagues the process of ensuring maximum readership and impact of Enough and Sentry publications.
- Assist with general requests and responsibilities assigned to the advocacy team.
- Write, edit and review as needed various communications and other departmental writing and editing needs.
- Respond to various external requests for information about the organization, in particular advocacy-related inquiry.
- Other duties as assigned.
Special Projects and Events
- Participate in the planning and implementation of special projects and events, particularly those targeted at students.
- Lead in planning and implementing the annual Lemkin Summit.
- Maintain and update a new activist focused website.
Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability
- Prior experience as an organizer or working on campaigns. Student organizing experience is a plus.
- Prior event planning experience.
- Understanding of the policymaking process within Capitol Hill and other parts of the U.S. government preferred.
- Excellence in writing and editing. Experience with blogs, briefs, website content, and social media is a plus.
- Outgoing and interactive personality.
- Comfort with public speaking to both large and small audiences.
- Knowledge of Enough’s countries of focus and public policy related to these fields not required but a plus.
- Knowledge of issues related to illicit financial flows, corruption, sanctions policy, or related fields not required but a plus.
- Team player with superb interpersonal, organizational, and management skills, including the ability to manage numerous tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to travel up domestically up to 25% of time;
- Valid U.S. driver’s license.
- A high level of personal energy, dependability, and commitment.
- Ability to keep calm and work in a fast-paced environment. Good humor and general problem-solving skills.
- Organized, disciplined, and proactive.
- Commitment to Enough’s missions and goals.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter for this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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