POLITICAL DIRECTOR

The Political Director will lead Foreign Policy for America’s efforts to engage and communicate with candidates for federal office and will administer the organization’s political action committee. The Political Director will liaise with political campaigns, coordinate closely with allied organizations, manage our PAC budget, and mobilize and grow our base of members who contribute financially to endorsed candidates. The Political Director will report to the Executive Director.      

Responsibilities:

  • Lead Foreign Policy for America’s candidate engagement process
  • Oversee research efforts to inform endorsement decisions
  • Develop, implement, and manage strategy to grow a diverse base of active, dues-paying members
  • Strengthen and support local steering committees in target cities
  • Manage and grow networks of top contributors, including the Foreign Policy for America Leadership Circle, using a CRM platform
  • Contribute to major donor and organization-wide fundraising initiatives
  • Coordinate with allied organizations to share information, develop partnerships, and implement joint activities
  • Support member-led efforts to host fundraising events for endorsed candidates
  • Design and implement online candidate fundraising initiatives
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Foreign Policy for America’s political efforts, and report out analytics to measure return on investment
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of experience in grasstops organizing and/or political campaigns
  • Knowledge and understanding of major foreign policy issues debated by Congress
  • Two or more years of fundraising experience
  • Prior experience administering political action committees preferred
  • Entrepreneurial leadership and implementation skills; must be a self-starter
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, demanding start-up environment where flexibility and teamwork is required
  • Passionate about community building
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects effectively while maintaining high-quality standards
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Prior experience with event planning preferred

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.


ADVOCACY DIRECTOR

The Advocacy Director will lead Foreign Policy for America’s efforts to engage and motivate grassroots supporters and amplify their voices with members of Congress. The Advocacy Director will grow our national network of supporters through digital campaigns and other initiatives, coordinate closely with advocacy partners to develop and jointly address our agenda, and design and implement grassroots campaigns that highlight our community’s voice in Washington. The Advocacy Director will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement an ambitious strategy to grow our diverse online audience
  • Develop and manage digital communications, including e-mails, social media, and digital ads, that engage and motivate our grassroots supporters to take action around key policy goals
  • Coordinate the development of Foreign Policy for America’s biennial policy agenda and congressional scorecard in collaboration with allied organizations and key leaders
  • Coordinate with partner advocacy organizations to foster coalitions and jointly implement impactful advocacy campaigns and events that leverage Foreign Policy for America’s unique strengths and assets
  • Engage legislative staff on Capitol Hill to build partnerships and communicate policy priorities
  • Develop online and print products that communicate detailed information about policy priorities
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Foreign Policy for America’s advocacy efforts, and report out analytics to measure return on investment
  • Lead grassroots fundraising and contribute to organization-wide fundraising initiatives
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of combined experience in the two following categories:
    • Researching, analyzing, or advocating for foreign-policy related legislation in congressional offices, non-profit advocacy organizations, or related organizations; AND/OR
    • Managing or implementing digital campaigns and marketing initiatives, including experience with online advertising and list building, for political campaigns or non-profit advocacy organizations
  • Experience with digital, event-based, and/or major donor fundraising
  • Experience in growing diverse audiences across social platforms strongly preferred
  • Experience leading successful advocacy campaigns that include a digital component strongly preferred
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, demanding start-up environment where entrepreneurship, flexibility, and teamwork is required
  • Passionate about community building
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects effectively while maintaining high quality standards
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills

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.


Fall Policy Fellowship

Foreign Policy for America’s Fall Policy Fellowship offers 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. Fall Policy Fellows will report to the Advocacy Director and Political Director.

Qualifications:

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