Full-Time Senior Associate, Flood-Prepared Communities (Public Policy Campaigner)
Full Job Title: Senior Associate, Flood-Prepared Communities
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Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative works to reduce the impact weather-related catastrophes, such as flood and hurricanes, have on the U.S. taxpayer, communities, and environment through four main policy areas:
- Reforming of the National Flood Insurance Program;
- Increasing federal investment in mitigation programs to help communities prepare for future floods;
- Improving resiliency and durability requirements for new and rebuilt infrastructure in flood-prone areas; and
- Promoting nature-based solutions like open green space, marshes and mangroves to better protect property and the environment.
The senior associate works closely with the manager and campaign staff to execute campaign related activities for Pew’s flood-prepared communities initiative. The senior associate supports the federal policy advocacy components of the program through efforts involving writing legislation, web analysis, white papers, fact sheets, e-advocacy, state field materials, and official campaign materials. The senior associate coordinates internally with communications, government relations, and field staff on policy analysis and advocacy outreach, and, at times, works with external consultants and partners.
This position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C. office, reports to the manager, flood-prepared communities. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.
- Track and analyze national flood policy efforts, including the latest policy developments and research, to inform and advance campaign priorities.
- Develop outreach materials to support government relations, communications and grassroots activities.
- Draft campaign content such as web analysis, fact sheets, and e-advocacy materials for public distribution.
- Identify opportunities for the campaign to publicize research materials such as educational briefings, events, conferences, publications, etc.
- Represent the campaign to external stakeholders and coalition groups.
- Work with external partners to manage advocacy strategies on behalf of the campaign.
- Work with Pew’s field operations to strategically deploy advocacy materials.
- Manage e-advocacy outreach and strategy.
- Edit and fact-check campaign materials; ensure accuracy of content, facts and data.
- Bachelor’s degree is required. An advanced degree is preferred.
- At least four years of applicable experience with increasing responsibility working on a public affairs, public policy or political campaign.
- Prior to commencing employment with Pew, candidates for this position who were registered to lobby in any jurisdiction must certify termination of previous registration(s) and provide copies of termination notices with said jurisdiction(s) to Pew.
- Experience working on issues related to flood insurance, resilient infrastructure, and/or disaster mitigation.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work productively and diplomatically with a wide array of different people and institutions.
- Ability to translate complex data and issues into user-friendly content for the web, Capitol Hill or media.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and subjects and meet near-term and long-term deadlines.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills, and the ability to make decisions, justify recommendations, and be clear and firm with colleagues and partners.
- Excellent analytic and problem-solving skills and highly results-oriented.
Limited domestic travel for stakeholder conferences and meetings is anticipated.
We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.
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