Policy change is one of the most effective means of achieving greater impact as CARE works to end global poverty and improve the lives of women, girls, and vulnerable populations around the world. As part of the U.S. Programs & Policy department, CARE is seeking a Regional Advocacy Manager to lead and implement a targeted regional strategy to mobilize CARE supporters and community leaders to engage a set of strategic members of Congress around CARE’s mission.
The Regional Advocacy Manager (RAM) will join a dynamic team focused on building the CARE Action Network (CAN) into a diverse, inclusive, and equity-focused national constituency. The person in this position will work alongside a group of peers and colleagues on CARE USA’s U.S. Government Policy team to influence U.S. development policies and programs by centering the needs and stories of millions of people in low-and-middle income countries.
The RAM will identify, recruit, and train volunteer leaders to support the CAN team in building a cadre of advocates capable of reaching key U.S. legislators. The RAM will focus on recruiting influential supporters who are willing to leverage their connections to elected officials to advance CARE’s policy agenda as well as volunteer advocate leaders who will help organize support for CARE’s advocacy agenda in their communities. To build their list of advocates, the RAM will conduct one-on-one outreach to interested CARE supporters in key states and districts and will also collaborate with other departments within CARE, including Fundraising and Marketing.
The Regional Advocacy Manager will work under the direction of the Deputy Director for Advocate Engagement and work alongside peer RAMs who support CARE advocate leaders in other regions of the U.S. They will assist in developing and executing national engagement plans that leverage key annual CARE initiatives (e.g. Amplify Your Voice, CARE National Conference, Day of Action for International Day of the Girl, etc.)
The Regional Advocacy Manager will represent CAN as needed in cross functional strategy development, contributing to a national strategy to build a constituency to support our policy goals and engaging with his/her peers in implementation.
Design and implement a regional plan to mobilize advocates and build Congressional champions Grasstop Mobilization & Volunteer Leadership Development Contribute to CAN’s National Strategy Represent CAN at Cross Department Strategy Meetings and Across Issue-Based Campaigns Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in international relations, political science or similar field or equivalent combination of education and work experience 2-5 years of experience working on issue/political campaigns or Capitol Hill • Experience working with local, national or international social justice movements and campaigns Previous organizing experience with issue and/or political campaigns, including student activism and racial justice organizing Experience organizing and managing volunteers Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience communicating with volunteers and/or other external stakeholders An appetite and aptitude to learn our technology systems, including Microsoft Office and Salesforce. Proficiency in these systems a plus. Special events planning and logistics coordination Self starter who is capable of working independently and who understands how their work contributes to broader teams goals. Willingness and capacity for travel within the U.S. (pending lifting of CARE’s travel restrictions due to COVID-19) How to apply https://phg.tbe.taleo.net/phg02/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=CAREUSA&cws=52&rid=5726
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