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Advocacy Associate

Human Rights First
Washington, DC 20005


JOB TITLE:                           Advocacy Associate

DEPARTMENT:                    Government Advocacy

LOCATION:                          Washington, DC

REPORTS TO:                     Director of Government Advocacy

JOB CLASSIFICATION:      Full-Time; Non-Exempt; Union



The Advocacy Associate provides support, including policy and other research, writing and editorial, advocacy, outreach, administrative and logistical to the government advocacy team.



Conduct strategic research and legislative advocacy to support government advocacy team objectives

Track and analyze relevant legislation, media, floor debates, votes, and public events, and monitor hearings

Attend coalition and advocacy meetings as Human Rights Firsts representative

Produce advocacy materials and draft communications

Identify new opportunities for Human Rights First advocacy and participate in the development of organizational positions

Assist in team data collection for evaluation and measuring progress

Provide administrative support to the team including, but not limited to scheduling meetings, organizing hill briefings, planning travel and event logistics, completing expense reports

Collaborate with other members of the advocacy team to draft op-eds and blogs

Draft and compile content for organization website, press, marketing and other collateral materials

Screen and interview internship candidates for the government advocacy team

Collaborate with development team on fundraising efforts related to government advocacy objectives

Liaise with Veterans For American Ideals, communications, and technology staff to advance HRF strategic objectives

Other duties as requested based on team and/or organizational need



Bachelors degree in related field and at least 3 years relevant experience or a combination of education and experience, including relevant internships

Familiarity with the structure and function of the U.S. government and/or nongovernmental organizations

Demonstrated writing and proofreading skills, strong attention to detail

Research experience and proficiency in relevant research databases

Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

Knowledge of the operations and structure of the federal government

  Capacity to take on multiple tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines on assignments and function as an effective member of a team

Solid communication skills

Demonstrated interest in human rights and dedication to Human Rights Firsts mission


Interested candidates should apply at https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/careers.


Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, and developing staff from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.  We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives make us stronger and more effective.


Posted: 2022-06-04 Expires: 2022-07-04

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