Advocacy Director

Reports to: Director of Programs
Hours: Full-time
Start date: September 23, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Annual salary: $66,000
Application deadline: August 23, 2019

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) seeks an Advocacy Director to lead political engagement campaigns with the goal of ending US support for Israel until freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people is achieved. Through these campaigns, the Advocacy Director will mobilize supporters and partners aligned with our commitment to a world without racism and oppression. 

Under the direction of the Director of Programs, and in coordination with the rest of the programs team, including the Manager of Congressional and Grassroots Advocacy, the Advocacy Director will be primarily responsible for designing and managing national, state, and local advocacy strategies for USCPR with a focus on progressives, communities of color, and civil/human rights organizations in order to increase our power to impact public opinion and shape policy.

USCPR is a national coalition of hundreds of groups working to advocate for Palestinian rights and a shift in US policy. Founded in 2001 as the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, USCPR has been a leading player in the movement for Palestinian rights in the United States. The coalition is bound by commonly shared principles on Palestine solidarity as well as our anti-racism principles. As part of a global movement in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we work to stop US support for Israel until it ends its denial of Palestinian rights. Our vision is freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people in a world without racism and oppression.

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Benefits include paid time off, health and dental insurance, a retirement plan with matching employer contributions, and more. Annual salary for this position is $66,000.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Development and implementation of campaigns to achieve the organization’s policy priorities through advocacy with elected officials;
  • Collaboratively developing policy analysis and concepts in support of USCPR campaigns and strategic priorities with staff and partners;
  • Identify and cultivate key relationships with progressive policy organizations to further our mission;
  • Engage in public speaking, writing, and media work with direction from the Director of Communications.

Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years experience in electoral and/or policy work;
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with national, state and local organizational players engaged in electoral strategies and programs;
  • Experience organizing in/with communities of color and/or building progressive organizing efforts, particularly in Black, Latinx, and/or Indigenous communities;
  • Understanding of grassroots and grasstops organizing;
  • Ability to juggle multiple streams of work, prioritize, and problem solve;
  • Strong people skills and exceptional team player;
  • Effective communicator: both written and oral;
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage details, work independently, and follow through with a minimum of direct supervision;
  • Strong understanding of legal parameters for electoral organizing in both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) contexts and experience in c4 candidate endorsements and campaigns;
  • Willingness and ability to travel;
  • Demonstrated commitment to USCPR’s mission, vision and principles

To Apply:
To apply, submit the following materials to jobs@uscpr.org, subject line: “Advocacy Director: Your Name.” Applications are due on August 23.

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample from your advocacy or organizing work

USCPR is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diversified workplace. People of color, women, gender non-conforming people, LGBTQIA folks, and people of diverse religious and class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.