This position will report to the Senior Advisor as part of the broader Campaigns Team. The Advocacy Assistant will support the organizations advocacy campaign priorities on both global and U.S. poverty, including health, education, and economic opportunity.
Manage team meetings and campaign planning tools, including scheduling, developing and distributing agenda, and recording and disseminating notes and follow up items.
Organize travel logistics for Campaigns Team staff, international guests, and congressional delegation trips abroad.
Support grants budgeting and expense reporting.
Policy & Advocacy
Support congressional engagement through direct advocacy with congressional offices, planning and logistics for events such as coalition meetings, congressional briefings, trainings, and other events.
Schedule congressional meetings and organize Hill days.
Conduct research on RESULTS issues, draft policy fact sheets and briefing packets, attend and report on meetings and briefings on behalf of RESULTS.
Maintain key network and advocacy campaign tools, including congressional scorecard, congressional grassroots coverage chart, and campaign planning documents.
Support maintaining and updating volunteer records.
Coordinate the maintenance of updated content on RESULTS web page.
Manage regular grassroots mailings.
Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting
Coordinate the collection of monitoring and evaluation data from team members for the purposes of reporting to donors.
Assist with planning, and implementing annual grassroots advocacy conference in Washington, DC.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Strong and demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Experience in organizing events and meetings
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines
Familiarity with policy issue areas around U.S. anti-poverty issues and/or international development issues or congressional appropriations or budget work
Familiarity with policy and advocacy, particularly experience working in or closely with a congressional office
1-3 years of relevant experience in a professional office environment
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please include “Advocacy Assistant” in the subject line of your email.
RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation.
Duties listed are subject to change based on interest and organizational needs. This internship is unpaid and requires at least a 3 day/week commitment for 2.5 months or more.
#1: Collaborate on strategic planning for both legislative strategy and grassroots expansion of RESULTS in the U.S.
Participate in weekly U.S. Poverty team meetings and help strategize on our U.S. Poverty Campaigns. This may include message development, grassroots expansion planning, and legislative/advocacy planning.
Participate in weekly staff meetings and other staff gatherings.
Attend briefings, conferences, and other meetings on behalf of RESULTS and providing the U.S. Poverty team with notes and recommended strategies from such meetings.
Set up lobby meetings with members of the intern’s congressional delegation to urge action on our campaigns, and perhaps with other Hill offices where RESULTS has a presence in the district/state.
#2: Provide support to RESULTS volunteers via existing system of conference calls, weekly action alerts, and e-mail newsletters. Activities may include:
Provide materials requested by RESULTS volunteers to assist them in their campaign work.
Assist in planning and producing monthly webinars (first Tuesday of every month).
Participate in occasional evening training calls with our grassroots network.
Possible participation in generating media coverage that is supportive of our campaigns. This may include submitting letters-to-the-editor and opinion pieces, helping plan and organize issue-specific conference calls for editorial writers and other journalists, writing and editing background materials for media campaigns, contacting media outlets and providing them with necessary information, as well as supporting RESULTS volunteers in their efforts to generate local media.
How to apply:
Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, and interviews with qualified candidates will be scheduled immediately. Please send cover letter, resume, two writing samples of any length, and your availability (days and times) to [email protected].
RESULTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, disability, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, or sexual orientation. For more information about RESULTS, please visit our website at www.results.org.