(Senior) Policy Advisor

Libertas Foundation
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 16

Position description

Libertas is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of (Senior) Policy Advisor. The Policy Advisor for Libertas will work closely with the growing Libertas team. The Policy Advisor’s primary responsibility is to research and analyze the policies in the US and Foreign policy space and for the planning, implementation, managing and running of all the memos, proposals, and white papers. This individual should be a hardworking professional seasoned in the federal policy environment, but also exhibit creativity in dynamic, start-up environment. The position reports to the President and CEO of Libertas.



  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders in U.S. and foreign entities
  • Preparing written reports, briefing notes, memoranda, white papers, and other written requests
  • Relationship management of established nonprofit 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 partners in the ecosystem
  • Monitoring foreign policy agenda, analyzing outcomes, and identifying obstacles to success
  • Providing recommendations to officials and policymakers on briefings and correspondence
  • Analyzing, sourcing, and reviewing information to formulate and propose policy recommendations
  • Keeping up to date with legislative agendas and regulatory reviews or reforms
  • Developing more effective strategies and communicate these changes to those in charge
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally for meetings with prospective and existing partners and stakeholders
  • Contacting potential clients to prospect and establish business relationships
  • Help with recruiting new staff members when necessary
  • Work directly with CEO and executive leadership team to develop strategic policy and research plan


Desired Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination, and communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to maintain composure and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability in open-source research
  • Demonstrated understanding of security concerns (digital and physical) of high-profile clients and sensitive information
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment, across different time zones
  • Ability to take the initiative to manage multiple, detail-oriented tasks simultaneously with limited supervision
  • Must be able to engage with all levels of the organization
  • Ability to quickly grasp new issues and concepts and exhibit sound decision-making
  • Ability to work closely with CEO, inspire confidence, and create trust
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate when necessary


  • Education:  Minimum of Master’s degree required; preferred 7+ years of experience
  • Strong understanding of and demonstrated track record in working on policy
  • Previous process and/or people management experience a plus
  • Ability to demonstrate interviews, executive statistical analyses, and do market research is a plus
  • Government/government-adjacent (think-tank, policy non-profit, or similar) experience preferred
  • Project management training or demonstrated project management experience preferred
  • Proven exceptional English written and verbal communications skills


Occasional travel may be required.

Other Information:

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. The employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties. Open communication and feedback with the CEO is encouraged, especially as the job evolves.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities listed above are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to accommodate individuals with disabilities reasonably. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Freedom Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The Freedom Initiative does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

Libertas offers a salary competitive with other international non-governmental organizations and an excellent benefits package. Applicants must be legally able to work in the United States; Libertas is unable to sponsor employees for work visas.

Application instructions

Please submit a resume, cover letter, list of three professional references, and target compensation.

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