Advocacy Director at Open Society Foundations, Washington, D.C., United States


Deadline: 3 August 2018

The Open Society Foundations is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Advocacy Director in Washington, D.C., United States.

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OSF works to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Advocacy Director will perform the following functions-

  • Develop and evaluate complex policy advocacy strategies and leads sophisticated advocacy campaigns.
  • Create 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.
  • Maintain a broad network of relationships with high-level officials in the U.S. government and other key players within the policy community.
  • Interpret 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-supervise a Policy Associate and may supervise a Research Assistant or Law Clerk.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have:

  • 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.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Open Society Foundations.

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