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.
In this role, the Regional Advocacy Manager will build and engage a network of influential supporters and constituent advocates to support CARE USA’s advocacy agenda (e.g., food and nutrition, work and education, climate, vaccine equity, locally-led development). These supporters should include both grassroots volunteer leaders who work to engage others and “grasstops” advocates, high-level contacts with direct links to members of Congress (e.g., campaign donors, local elected officials, local celebrities, or people with personal connections to members of Congress).
They will contribute to the CARE Action Network (CAN) National Strategy and will assist in the development of CAN's national engagement strategy using their knowledge of grassroots organizing trends and piloting new approaches to advocacy campaigns. Partnering closely and with the direction of the Deputy Director, the Regional Advocacy Manager will contribute to CAN's strategic initiatives (CARE National Conference, Amplify Your Voice, Leadership Summit). The RAM will also work to develop regional community partnerships that support CARE's policy goals.
The incumbent will represent CAN across the US Policy Department and in issue-based campaign planning - The RAM will contribute to their issue team by providing the constituency-building perspective on goals and work plans on cross department strategy calls. They will offer ways to engage CAN advocates around the country on a given issue (e.g., food and nutrition security, maternal health, etc).
- Design and implement a regional advocacy strategy in support of CARE’s policy agenda
- Grasstop Mobilization & Volunteer Leadership Development
- Contribute to CAN’s National Strategy
- Represent CAN at Cross Department Strategy Meetings and Across Issue-Based Campaigns
- 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 with local, national or international social justice movements and campaigns including political or issue campaigns or Capitol HIll, student activism, and racial justice organizing.\
- Experience organizing and managing volunteers
- Experience with 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
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including experience communicating with volunteers and/or other external stakeholders.
- Willingness and capacity for travel within the U.S.
- Strong written and oral communication skills, including public speaking and experience communicating with elected officials and external stakeholders
- Special events planning and logistics coordination
- Experience in project management and setting, following, and revising deadlines
- Should have an appetite and aptitude to learn our technology systems, including Microsoft Office and Salesforce. Proficiency in these systems a plus
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