Political Director

Description:

Foreign Policy for America (FP4A) is a national organization advocating for principled American engagement in the world. Together with our members and partners, we promote sound policies, hold elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elect champions for our values. The Foreign Policy for America family of organizations includes FP Action Network, our federal political action committee, and Foreign Policy for America Foundation, our 501(c)(3) educational arm. The Political Director is a permanent position, with an expected commitment through the 2020 election cycle.

Responsibilities:

The Political Director is responsible for setting the strategic political course for FP4A to help elect strong champions for our values.

  • The Political Director will oversee the FP4A federal endorsement process, guiding candidates and campaign teams through the process. This includes interviewing candidates, advising them about elements of a principled foreign policy, and collaborating with our Communications Director to publicize endorsements.

  • Design, manage, and execute our federal PAC budget and plan for each election cycle. The Political Director will also build relationships with the candidates and campaigns, including attending candidate fundraisers and related events – often before or after business hours.

  • Recruit, advise, and support the active participation of FP4A Finance Committee members, together with the Executive Director. Some travel required.

  • Collaborate with the Outreach Director to set and pursue fundraising goals for endorsed candidates through events, the FP Action Network online portal, and e-mail solicitations.

  • Serve as the lead point of contact for federal incumbents seeking reelection.

  • Draft materials required for FP4A’s endorsements and stakeholder briefings.

  • Contribute to organization-wide strategic planning and assist with other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a self-starting, entrepreneurial thinker with senior experience working on political campaigns and/or advocacy organizations.

  • Work experience: At least 5-7 years of work experience on candidate campaigns, with PAC management, or fundraising. Experience working with team members to achieve program goals. Experience working with elected officials and their staff.

  • Skills: Strong research, written, and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills including ability to conduct interviews with high-ranking elected officials and other candidates. Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Capabilities: Solid judgment, strategic thinking, a sense of teamwork and community, ability to handle multiple tasks, ability to function in a demanding and fast paced environment, ability to maintain confidentiality, and political fluency. Familiarity with foreign policy issues is a plus.

Compensation:

  • Salary in the range of $80,000 - 100,000; includes benefits package. Salary for this position will be commensurate with skills and experience. Applicants with less experience will be considered and the position can be adapted accordingly.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Info@FP4America.org with "Political Director" in the subject line no later than May 1, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Foreign Policy for America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Communications Director

Description:

Foreign Policy for America (FP4A) is a national organization advocating for principled American engagement in the world. Together with our members and partners, we promote sound policies, hold elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elect champions for our values. The Foreign Policy for America family of organizations includes FP Action Network, our federal political action committee, and Foreign Policy for America Foundation, our 501(c)(3) educational arm. The Communications Director is a permanent position. FP4A advocates for foreign policy that keeps Americans safe and out of conflicts, promotes shared prosperity, and is true to our country’s values.

Responsibilities:

The Communications Director is responsible for ensuring FP4A speaks in a clear and consistent voice and reaches a diverse, expanding audience.

  • Design and implement an earned media strategy that generates coverage to advance FP4A’s advocacy agenda, highlights the voices of FP4A Advisory Board members and other issue experts, and raises the profile of the organization. Liaise with media.

  • Lead rapid response efforts to major breaking news, with a focus on Iran, North Korea, and nuclear arms control, including facilitating expert briefings for media and issuing press releases.

  • Design and lead implementation of a digital communications strategy that builds the organization’s reach and influence through the strategic use of social media tools and e-mail, and projects a strong brand identity through the maintenance of websites.

  • Develop written and other content, together with the Advocacy Director, to communicate our values and advocate for sound policy. Reinforce the organization’s editorial voice across all products.

  • Serve as the lead point of contact for FP4A Advisory Board members, facilitating opportunities to publicly advocate for principled American engagement in the world.

  • Contribute to organization-wide strategic planning and assist with other projects as assigned.

Compensation:

  • Salary in the range of $80,000 - 100,000; includes benefits package. Salary for this position will be commensurate with skills and experience. Applicants with less experience will be considered and the position can be adapted accordingly.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a self-starting, entrepreneurial thinker with established media relationships, social media skills, and understanding of Capitol Hill.

  • Work experience: At least 5-7 years of related experience with congressional offices, political campaigns, advocacy organizations, or media outlets. Experience working with team members. Experience using social media to achieve organizational goals.

  • Skills: Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills including ability to collaborate effectively with senior policy experts. Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Must be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Capabilities: Solid judgment, strategic thinking, a sense of teamwork and community, ability to handle multiple tasks, ability to function in a demanding and fast paced environment, ability to maintain confidentiality, and interest in Congress and foreign policy. Familiarity with foreign policy issues is a plus. Strong understanding of changing media landscape is essential.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to Info@FP4America.org with "Communications Director" in the subject line no later than May 1, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Foreign Policy for America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Policy Associate

Description:

Foreign Policy for America (FP4A) is a national organization advocating for principled American engagement in the world. Together with our members and partners, we promote sound policies, hold elected officials accountable for their votes and actions, and elect champions for our values. The Foreign Policy for America family of organizations includes FP Action Network, our federal political action committee, and Foreign Policy for America Foundation, our 501(c)(3) educational arm. The Policy Associate is a permanent position. FP4A advocates for foreign policy that keeps Americans safe and out of conflicts, promotes shared prosperity, and is true to our country’s values.

Responsibilities:

  • The Policy Associate contributes to FP4A’s advocacy work by researching three priority issues – Iran, North Korea, and nuclear arms control – and producing written and other content to advance our goals.

  • Monitor breaking news, with a focus on Iran, North Korea, and nuclear arms control, including international events and executive branch actions.

  • Closely track legislative activity related to priority issues, including legislation, hearings, and floor debate.

  • Develop material for web-based issue pages, e-mail content, social media, and other products.

  • Coordinate with external stakeholders, including issue experts and representatives from allied organizations, to achieve shared goals.

  • Assist with other efforts as assigned.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be a self-starting, entrepreneurial thinker with a solid understanding of American foreign policy and legislative activity related to at least one of the three priority issues.

  • Work experience: Research and/or work experience related to at least one of the priority issues. Experience working in a team setting. Experience developing social media content to achieve organizational goals is a plus. Experience coordinating with allied organizations to achieve shared goals is a plus. Capitol Hill experience is a plus.

  • Skills: Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Must be proficient in Word; familiarity with social media and email marketing platforms is a plus, though not required.

  • Capabilities: Solid judgment, a sense of teamwork and community, ability to handle multiple tasks, ability to function in a demanding and fast paced environment, ability to maintain confidentiality, and interest in Congress and foreign policy. Strong understanding of at least one of the three priority issues is a must.

Compensation:

  • Salary in the range of $35,000 - 50,000; includes benefits package. Salary for this position will be commensurate with skills and experience. Applicants with more experience will be considered and the position can be adapted accordingly.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Info@FP4America.org with "Policy Associate" in the subject line no later than May 1, 2019. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary for this position will be commensurate with skills and experience. Foreign Policy for America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Summer Policy Fellows

Foreign Policy for America offers summer fellows a unique opportunity to participate in the Washington conversation surrounding global events, U.S. foreign policy, and domestic politics.

As a Policy Fellow you will play a central role in supporting our work, including monitoring the news and debates around U.S. foreign policy, researching legislation and statements by elected officials, and compiling and editing daily and weekly publications. Fellows will also have the opportunity to contribute to other aspects of FPA’s work, including drafting action alerts, supporting events, and communicating with our members.

This is an unpaid position, 40 hours/week. Fellows receive a small stipend to cover local transportation costs.

Qualifications:

  • Successful applicants will be enthusiastic, highly motivated individuals with strong academic backgrounds and an interest in U.S. foreign policy and politics.

  • While not required, previous experience with political campaigns is a plus.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a 1-2 page writing sample to Info@FP4America.org. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled.