Do you love puppies and kittens? Do you hate taxes and wasteful government spending? Do you sweat the details, enjoy working with a team, and dig a fast-paced startup culture?
If you answered yes, read on: this is your dream career opportunity. We’re looking for a Campaign Assistant to help us build the future… today.
What We’re Looking For: A Campaign Assistant to provide day-to-day support for WCW’s advocacy and public policy campaigns. S/he will work remotely from home, and closely with the Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy and other remote employees and consultants. Must be fully committed to our bipartisan and strictly single-issue mission of ending taxpayer funding for animal experimentation. Strong interest in issue advocacy, politics, public affairs, animal advocacy, or pro-liberty causes. This is a full-time, salaried staff position. Washington, DC metro-area candidates preferred.
Why You Want This Job: White Coat Waste Project (WCW) is a taxpayer watchdog and bipartisan coalition of 3 million liberty lovers and animal lovers. Our message? Taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay $20 billion for wasteful government animal experiments. WCW saves lives and cleans up government waste through hard-hitting investigations and public policy campaigns. Our work has been featured on the front cover of USA Today, the New York Times, NBC, Fox News, Time, People, Science Magazine, and many more. The Richmond Times-Dispatch says WCW’s message has “infiltrated the federal government.”
WCW was the very first organization to expose and end U.S. taxpayer funding for bat and animal experiments at the Wuhan lab — the suspected source of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our high-profile campaigns at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, USDA, FDA, NIH, EPA, and more, have cut government experimentation on dogs and cats to its lowest-ever level secured the first-ever federal policies to let taxpayers adopt the survivors. WCW was honored as the Public Affairs Campaign of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants and awarded the LUSH Prize as the world’s top public awareness campaign about animal testing.
The Campaign Assistant is responsible for assisting with communications, grassroots advocacy, research and investigations, and policy public policy initiatives for WCW campaigns, programs, and issues. Specific duties include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
- Communications: Manage day-to-day media monitoring, tracking, processing, and website press page updates.
- Public Policy: Manage day-to-day monitoring and tracking of Capitol Hill. Maintain databases of contact with decision-makers. Assist with research of MOC offices, federal agencies, and public policy issues.
- Grassroots: Assist with writing and posting grassroots action alerts, petitions, emails, call-in-days, and other campaign initiatives. Assist with database management.
- Research and Investigations: Assist with white papers, polling, investigative reports, Freedom of Information Act requests, and other relevant campaign research.
- Digital: Assist with organizing content for blogs, social media, videos, advertisements, website, and other key channels.
- Events: Assist with organizing grassroots and virtual events, telephone town halls, Capitol Hill briefings, and more.
- Miscellaneous: Additional relevant project management and duties, as assigned.
A competitive candidate will have the following background, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- 1 year of work experience or a substantive internship in issue advocacy, government relations, grassroots campaigns, media, nonprofit organizations, Capitol Hill, and/or political campaigns.
- Demonstrated interest in public policy, animal advocacy/protection, pro-liberty causes, transparency and accountability in government, and/or politics.
- Strong attention to detail and ability to proactively anticipate our campaign needs.
- Critical thinking skills. You’re able to identify and resolve problems quickly and spot opportunities to advance our goals.
- Excellent written skills. You don’t miss the main point or “bury the lede” in your communications…ever.
- Solid experience with Microsoft Office applications, proficiency in Excel. Digital content creation skills (e.g., blogging, videos, graphics) are a plus.
- Entrepreneurial “take charge” spirit and a positive attitude. You must be an independent, proactive self-starter and relish a startup work culture.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Washington, DC metro-area candidates strongly preferred.</li
Reports to: This position reports directly to the Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy.
Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried position that includes vacation/personal days and health benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, references, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject line: Campaign Assistant. Please note: we will only consider applicants who submit all of these requirements