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Organization TypePublic Interest
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Public Lands Advocate Responsibilities: provides legislative and administrative strategy development and implementation on issue priorities including: the National Forest System; the National Park System; and Bureau of Land Management lands. This position is based in Washington, DC. Develop and implement legislative and administrative advocacy strategies relating to assigned issues. Directly lobby Congress and the Administration. Track and analyze legislation and policy initiatives relating to assigned issues. Develop lobby and educational materials, including but not limited to fact sheets, letters, action alerts, blogs, and advocacy toolkits. Collaborate with the Communications Department or media consultants to develop media strategies and serve as spokesperson on assigned issues. Cultivate allies, thoughtful partnerships, and coalitions in support of assigned issues. Develop creative strategies in key geographic regions and with key constituencies to help further advocacy efforts on assigned issues. Coordinate congressional briefings, seminars, and informational meetings with partners. Serve as a liaison with litigation staff working on assigned issues. Brief development staff, donors, and trustees on assigned issues as requested. Assist with other issues as needed within the Policy and Legislation Department. Supervise projects and other efforts performed on assigned issues by assistants, interns, contractors, or others.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications 2-8 years of experience with the legislative process, preferably at the federal level. JD Degree a plus. Substantial knowledge and experience with the legislative process, preferably at the federal level. Familiarity and experience with administrative rulemaking process. Proven ability to develop and implement successful legislative and administrative advocacy strategies. Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines. Proven ability to work independently and proactively. Excellent writing and oral communications skills. Detail oriented and strong organizational skills. Excellent analytical skills in reviewing complex policy issues and legislative bills. Proven ability to work in coalitions and with allies. Experience in working with both traditional and social media. Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and orientations. Contributes to the creation of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.
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