Open Society Foundations
OSF’s DC Advocacy Program and its lobbying affiliate, the Open Society Policy Center, are located in Washington D.C. They conduct and support advocacy on a wide range of domestic and foreign policy issues. This position reports to the Deputy Director, who directs domestic policy advocacy.
- Develops and evaluates complex policy advocacy strategies and leads sophisticated advocacy campaigns
- Creates original policy recommendations and advances them using established contacts with key decision-makers within the U.S. government and influential organizations
- Authors, co-authors, and edits policy reports, memos, issue briefs and other documents on complex issues related to subject of expertise
- Regularly represents OSF as lead expert at meetings in Washington, D.C., and globally
- Maintains a broad network of relationships with high-level officials in the U.S. government and other key players within the policy community
- Leads and manages major advocacy coalitions and works closely with leaders of other organizations and OSF grantees
- Crafts persuasive advocacy messages and authors high-quality written materials for a range of audiences
- Develops advocacy and grantmaking budgets and manages consultants in area of expertise
- Solicits, vets and recommends consultancies and grants and drafts write-ups and eligibility assessments
- Reads and analyzes complex statutes and drafts legislative language for bills and amendments
- Contributes original content for op-eds, blogs, and websites, represents OSF in the media, provides direction to communications staff on media strategies, and may develop relationships with key reporters
- Interprets the U.S. political environment and serves as a policy expert and resource for other OSF programs and makes significant contributions to multi-program efforts in area of expertise
- Co-supervises a Policy Associate and may supervise a Research Assistant or Law Clerk
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/education.
- At least 10 years of experience working for non-profits or government in a senior role
- Demonstrated experience and effectiveness with most of the job duties
- Policy expertise in at least two of these areas: civil rights; criminal justice; voting and elections; health care; economic justice (budget/tax/consumer finance/wages); civil liberties; media; government ethics; and Puerto Rico debt and recovery.
Application instructions: Please include a cover letter and resume (both required), and upload as one document when submitting an application.