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 Public Policy Manager to help us build the future… today.
What We’re Looking For: A Public Policy Manager to manage federal government relations and drive public policy initiatives for our campaigns, programs, and issues. 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 required.
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 Public Policy Manager is responsible for managing federal government relations and driving public policy initiatives to support a dedicated portfolio of WCW campaigns, programs, and issues. Specific duties include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
• Lobbying: Manage day-to-day lobbying and meetings with Members of Congress (MOCs). Secure sponsors and co-sponsors for WCW-backed legislation and win support for WCW’s public policy initiatives.
• Relationship Building: Manage and strengthen WCW’s current relationships with MOCs and Capitol Hill staff. Find and cultivate new relationships to advance WCW’s public policy priorities.
• Policy Development: Draft legislation, appropriations language, sign-on letters, CRS requests, GAO requests, and other policy initiatives.
• Events: Organize Congressional briefings, virtual events, and Hill events to educate MOCs and staff.
• Writing: Draft and manage content that summarizes and advances our policy priorities for Capitol Hill offices, coalition partners, and other key stakeholders. Draft talking points for day-to-day lobbying meetings.
• Research: Research MOC offices, federal agencies, and policy issues. Maintain databases of contact with decision-makers and grassroots. Assist with white papers, reports, and other relevant research.
• Grassroots: Coordinate public policy efforts with WCW’s advocacy and campaigns team to maximize grassroots support. Help draft and execute grassroots action alerts, outbound emails, call-in-days, petitions, etc.
• Communications: Coordinate public policy efforts with WCW’s communications team to maximize visibility in Op-Eds, letters-to-the-editor, earned media, and more.
• Digital: Coordinate public policy efforts with WCW’s digital team to educate supporters with social media posts, graphics, videos, blogs, and other online content.
• Miscellaneous: Additional relevant project management and duties, as assigned.
A competitive candidate will have the following background, knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• 3-5 years of substantive experience in government relations, grassroots campaigns, issue advocacy, and/or political campaigns. Federal public policy, Capitol Hill, or lobbying experience strongly preferred.
• 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 required.
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: Public Policy Manager. Please note: we will only consider applicants who submit all of these requirements.