U.S. Policy and Government Affairs Manager

Global Citizen
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 10

Position description

Global Citizen is a movement of engaged citizens who are using their collective voice to end extreme poverty by 2030. On our platform, Global Citizens learn about the systemic causes of extreme poverty, take action on those issues, and earn rewards for their actions — as part of a global community committed to lasting change.

So far, more than 13 million actions have been taken by Global Citizens, leading to $35 billion in commitments being made by world leaders, which are set to affect 1.7 billion lives by 2030.

About you: Global Citizen is seeking a driven, passionate and effective campaigner to coordinate Global Citizen’s US policy and advocacy campaigns, government relations, and partnerships. You are a motivated self-starter who is comfortable juggling multiple projects simultaneously and who can bring an outcome-oriented mindset to a fast-paced, multi-faceted team.

The role: As the US Policy and Government Affairs Manager for Global Citizen, you will manage all of Global Citizen’s advocacy campaigns across a range of national issues, working closely with our partners – some of the leading NGOs and campaigning organizations in the development sector, that are based in the United States, including faith-based organisations and US Government agencies.

You will be our key interface with the US government, helping to form and foster relationships with key decision makers, building on GC’s existing and significant footprint, including ahead of the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in New York.

In close collaboration with our global policy issue leads, you’ll be channeling the energy of millions of US global citizens to effective action, linking their passion to the campaigns that will make the biggest difference to breaking down the barriers that keep people poor, globally, including poor health, hunger, lack of education, poor sanitation, and gender discrimination.

Working alongside campaigners and communicators in New York, Toronto, London, and Melbourne, you’ll be accountable for ensuring that we’re delivering impactful actions for the world’s poor, a meaningful experience for global citizens, and added value to our dozens of NGO partners.

Key Deliverables

Policy Campaigning / Government Relations

  • Secure partnerships with 3+ US NGOs that can help promote and publicly support Global Citizen campaigns.
  • Build and maintain relationships in the US with key policy makers and their staff around support for GC priority policy issues. (ie. Global Education, WASH, Girls and Women, Food and Hunger and Maternal/Child Health and vaccines including polio eradication, refugees and migration)
  • Create Parliamentary and sub-national champions for our policy priorities by securing videos, speaking engagements and quotes to demonstrate the impact of Global Citizen actions
  • Secure new at least 5 new US government champions for Global Citizen issues
  • Secure at least 5 new champions for legislative and foreign aid priorities
  • Work to position GC as a convener around our policy focus areas i.e. the private sector, influencers etc
  • Engage in relevant key political and convening moments where the US is involved, including the G7, G20, UNGA leaders meeting and ASEAN conference
  • Secure US representation in major GC events globally, including the Global Citizen Festival, as well as at major global summits such as the G20, Women Deliver or the G7
  • Working with the broader global policy team and any engaged advisory services:

    • Target key US political influencers with public communications
    • Meet with and make presentations to US policy, private sector and government stakeholders regarding Global Citizen and its priorities
    • Manage and convene quarterly meetings of the US Policy and Advocacy Committee of private sector stakeholders, under the supervision of Director, Global Policy and Government Affairs
    • Create 2+ US-facing campaigns that address US support for Global Citizen priority issues
    • Conduct 1+ US activity, event or activation to engage US global citizens in advocacy and outreach to their local representatives on Global Citizen priority issues
    • Cultivate 2+ US-based youth advocates
    • Monitor and track accountability against US government commitments made via Global Citizen
    • Interact with Global Citizen's internal teams including digital and marketing, content, policy issue leads and market leads in support of US facing advocacy and campaigns
    • Collaborate with US Policy & Advocacy - Grassroots Manager on ways to engage GC grassroots supporters on USG facing campaigns and initiatives

Job Outline and Key Responsibilities

  • Campaign coordination:
    • Oversee advocacy campaign execution, working closely with the digital team (who create most of the editorial content, campaign emails, social assets, etc.)
    • Lead and manage the execution of reactive advocacy campaigning as events and moments arise in the news cycle
    • Ensure ongoing diversity of campaigns and actions across Global Citizen to maximise user engagement

Partnership management:

  • Support NGO partner campaigns to achieve joint advocacy goals
  • Serve as the Global Citizen representative on joint/coalition campaigns with NGO partners such as Nutrition for Growth, Global Fund Replenishment, or Global Goals advocacy
  • Onboard new US partners to meet user interests and evolving advocacy opportunities
  • Coordinate US NGO partner participation in events and programs throughout the year

Knowledge sharing:

  • Collect, analyze, and report metrics around US digital campaigns to the internal team and to relevant partners
  • Develop and share best practices for campaigning


  • 4+ years of experience that includes a combination of: Government relations (US government, Administration, staffer experience preferable), Online campaigning/organizing with a focus on recruitment and engagement, Rapid response email and social media campaigning, Offline grassroots organizing or event management, Experience developing campaigns from concept through execution
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure meet tight deadlines and stay organized to execute campaigns
  • Collaborative style and strong work ethic
  • Experience working in a dynamic team environment, remotely and autonomously
  • Deep experience in coordinating with multiple teams across multiple partnerships
  • Able to facilitate strategic and tactical decision-making on a day-to-day basis
  • Demonstrated interest in the international development sector
  • Has shown a demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with key policymakers and staff around support for global issues

Application instructions

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