04 Feb

Advocacy Manager Jobs Vacancy in Fair Budget Coalition Washington

Advocacy Manager
Fair Budget Coalition
Washington DC
04 Feb, 2019 30+ days ago

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Advocacy Manager Jobs Vacancy in Fair Budget Coalition Washington Jobs Details:

Washington, DC
3+ years experience

About Fair Budget Coalition:

Since its founding in 1994, the Fair Budget Coalition (FBC) has brought together community members directly affected by poverty, human and legal services providers, advocates, faith organizations, and concerned District residents to advocate for a District budget and public policies that meaningfully address poverty and human needs. FBC leverages the collective power of its sixty plus member organizations to accomplish this work, including by helping them increase the civic engagement of those they serve and by creating processes and structures to ensure that those directly affected by poverty are at the forefront of crafting solutions. FBC’s vision is of a just and inclusive D.C. that supports strong and stable communities, allows low-income residents to live in dignity, and makes it possible for all residents to achieve economic security.

Position: Advocacy Manager

Position Description: Fair Budget Coalition (FBC) is seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as the Advocacy Manager. Reporting directly to the Fair Budget’s Executive Director, Advocacy Manager is responsible for implementing the organization’s advocacy/policy strategy and overseeing community engagement.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Overseeing Annual FBC Budget Campaign (80%):

  • Act as the staff liaison and ex officio member of FBC’s Steering Committee and with assistance from the Steering Committee, issue groups & Executive Director, develop the organization’s budget and policy recommendations.
  • Work with FBC members, constituents, and the organization’s Steering Committee to lead FBC’s annual budget campaign, including planning and attending lobby visits, testifying at the DC Council, tracking policies, and organizing actions;
  • Coordinate and conduct advocacy and budget trainings for member organizations;
  • Build and foster broad-based support for FBC priorities by fostering, strengthening, and cultivating relationships with member organizations, allied coalitions, and impacted community groups;
  • Develop agendas and facilitate approximately ten meetings a month;
  • Develop written content including blog posts, FBC’s annual budget report, policy papers, talking points, testimony, and infographics.
  • Track policies and legislation moving through the Council and participate in relevant coalitions as needed;

Membership Engagement & Fundraising (10%):

  • Assist the Executive Director in FBC membership maintenance which includes member recruitment initiatives, maintaining membership records, tracking dues payments, and renewals;
  • In coordination with the Executive Director, implement an effective fundraising strategy in conjunction with FBC Executive Committee to secure new funding, including by writing, editing, and proofreading grant proposals and reports, cultivating individual donors, collecting membership dues and hosting fundraising events, including digital fundraising;
  • Serve as a public voice of the coalition and promote the advocacy efforts of FBC and its member organizations; manage FBC’s website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts and serve as media contact;

Management (10%)

  • Oversee the Coalition’s Constituent Leadership Program to ensure that the program is meeting its intended goals;
  • Supervise part time personnel who coordinate and manage the program including weekly check ins;


The Advocacy Manager should possess the following experience and personal attributes:

  • At least 3 years of non-profit experience;
  • A sense of humor;
  • Ability to work in a small office environment with a positive, hard-working attitude and willingness to pitch in when needed;
  • A passion for and commitment to social and racial justice with a deep understanding of structural racism and commitment to transformative anti-racism work;
  • A personal approach that values the individual and respects differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstances
  • Self-motivated and results-oriented;
  • Excels at building relationships with diverse leaders and demonstrated success in running campaigns to win progressive change;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including an ability to work collaboratively, share responsibility and credit, and navigate and resolve conflict in a manner that values and respects relationships with colleagues inside and outside of FBC;
  • A proven track record of successful fundraising experience, including securing grants from foundations and contributions from individual donors;
  • Experience balancing budgets and managing finances;
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage details, work independently, and follow through without supervision;
  • Experience and ease with facilitation of meetings and discussions;
  • Strong time management skills, with an ability to work effectively under pressure and to prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities;
  • Advocacy or organizing experience on social justice issues, such as initiatives that address poverty and human needs strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with DC history, culture, and unique characteristics;
  • Familiarity with the DC Council and Mayor’s Administration strongly preferred;
  • Comfort with technology including proficiency with Google and Microsoft products.


Salary range is $40,000-$50,000 and commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical and dental insurance, a take-what-you-need paid time off policy, the eligibility for bonuses and salary increases based on financial health of the organization, and the ability work remotely.

To apply:

Send your cover letter, resume, a writing sample preferably policy related and names and contact information of three professional references by email. Position will remain open until filled.

The Fair Budget Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. FBC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to arrest or conviction, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. Black people and other people of color are encouraged to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000.00 to $50,000.00 /year


  • public policy: 1 year (Preferred)
  • non-profit: 3 years (Preferred)

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