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Government Affairs Manager

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Public Interest

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Years of Experience

Min 2 yrs required


Seattle, WA

Date Last Verified

Aug 31,2017

Posted on

Aug 16,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General
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Government Affairs Manager The candidate will work with program staff and partner organizations to identify and advance local government advocacy priorities for the environment centered on the needs of the local community. Develop and implement strategies involving legislation, rulemaking, or litigation to advance program priorities and support organizational work in key geographic areas. Assist in lobbying during the state legislative session and assist with tracking legislation. Cultivate strong partnerships with elected officials at the local and state level for environmental progress. Collaborate with WCV to support emerging leaders for environmental progress at the local and state levels and work to hold elected officials accountable for environmental decisions. Develop and expand authentic relationships and partnerships with a wide range of organizations and partners. Help foster a positive and inclusive work environment and actively participate in trainings and mentorship opportunities. Work with company’s fundraising, communications, and grassroots organizing staff to raise funds for, communicate about, and engage activists in local government level advocacy campaigns.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should desirably have Juris Doctorate degree and legal experience to assist with litigation strategies. Must have 2+ years of political campaign, advocacy campaign, or legislative process experience. Familiarity and comfort with technology tools (e.g., database, social media, etc.) desired. Strong public speaking and policy analysis skills. Proficient in drafting policy or legislation and able to quickly shift between technical tasks and public communication. Excellent interpersonal and verbal, written, and listening communication skills.

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