Manager, Policy and Communications

Alliance for Peacebuilding
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 24

Position description

The Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) is a nonpartisan network of 100+ organizations working in 153 countries to end conflict, reduce violence, and build sustainable peace. Our members include some of the world’s largest development organizations, most innovative academic institutions, and most influential humanitarian and faith-based groups. We build coalitions in key areas of strategy and policy to elevate the entire peacebuilding field, tackling issues too large for any one organization to address alone.

 

Role summary 

AfP seeks a dynamic and ambitious Manager for Policy and Communications to elevate AfP’s public communications and thought leadership among relevant U.S. and global policymakers, while also overseeing AfP’s Congressional Advocacy and Education, Executive Branch Engagement, and Global Network Building. S/he will strengthen the unity and effectiveness of the peacebuilding community’s policy voice by building strong and active relationships with policymakers. The Manager reports to the AfP Vice President.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Manager will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead AfP’s advocacy and education to the U.S. Congress and Maintain relationships with Congressional offices;
  • Respond to general advocacy requests from AfP members, such as joining meetings, sharing information, and partaking in speaking engagements;
  • Support Vice President and CEO in consulting with the U.S. government, such as the State Department, USAID, and Department of Defense, on key initiatives;
  • Work with AfP leadership to develop and implement cohesive, ambitious, communications and marketing strategies for AfP;
  • Draft, edit, and review content for media, website, social media, policy makers, and related audiences;
  • Build and manage media relationships with U.S. and global news outlets, pitch content to journalists, and write op-eds, and other content; 
  • Coordinate activities of Working Groups with relevant partners and AfP leadership;
  • Support staff in conducting PeaceCon through assisting with logistics, taking lead on panel management, covering the event on social media, and organizing photos;

Qualifications

  • Passion for peacebuilding, nonprofit work, and/or international affairs;
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in communications and/or legislative experience, either as a congressional staff member, lobbyist, or policy advocate, and a solid familiarity with congressional process;
  • A robust Washington policy network, with strong bipartisan Congressional contacts, particularly in the Foreign Affairs/Foreign Relations and Appropriations committees, and/or ties to global media outlets; 
  • Exceptional writing and analytical skills and ability to translate research into compelling narratives;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to learn from constructive feedback; 
  • Experience with issue-based campaigning and political advocacy, preferably on U.S. foreign policy issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to write high quality, compelling content, for a range of audiences;
  • Experience in crafting posts and managing communications for online and social media platforms, including FB, Twitter, and Instagram, in service of an organizational mission;
  • Basic graphic design experience and familiarity with Canva, or similar design tools, and video editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team environment;
  • Highly organized and able to meet deadlines;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver quality work; and
  • Bachelor’s degree;

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Past experience in associations or membership organizations;
  • International experience;
  • Master’s degree in peace or conflict studies, public policy, international relations, or a related field.

Application instructions

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references, ATTN: Manager, Policy and Communications. Each attachment should be labeled "Last name, First name – [Document type].” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will be filled as soon as a well-qualified person is identified. 

Only applicants meeting required qualifications for the position will be considered. The Alliance for Peacebuilding is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes resumes from all qualified applicants, particularly women and minorities but must be eligible to work in the United States. The Alliance for Peacebuilding does not sponsor work visas. The Alliance for Peacebuilding does not discriminate based on gender, ethnicity, race, or persons with disabilities.

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