Senior State Policy Advisor

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Negotiable with excellent benefits




1156 15th St., NW
Suite 700
United States


Foundation seek an experienced and dedicated person for this dynamic, mission-driven organization that has been at the forefront of the fight for reproductive rights since its founding in 1969. NARAL encompasses a 501 (c)(3), a 501 (c)(4), and a political action committee.

 Organizational Overview

As the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans, including abortion access.


Along with our two million members from all 50 states and network of state affiliates, NARAL works to guarantee that each woman has access to the full range of reproductive freedoms. This means we’re on the front lines in the fight to expand access to abortion, make contraception more affordable, prohibit discrimination against pregnant women, and ensure all parents have access to paid leave. In recognition of our work defending the constitutional right to abortion, Fortune Magazine rated NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”


At NARAL, we don’t operate or litigate; we organize and mobilize. Working together, we push our friends to be bolder, lift up the champions fighting with us on the front line for true reproductive freedom, and we shine a spotlight of accountability on bad actors who work to impose their ideological agenda on others.

Location:                  Washington, DC (with travel)

Reports to:               Deputy Policy Director

This position is:      Exempt, Union


Identify state-level opportunities for legislative and political gains, build relationships with legislators, staff, and local and state-level coalitions, and maximize NARAL’s presence in key states across the country.


  •  Find and advocate for unique opportunities within the state legislative landscape to build NARAL’s power.
  • Craft and carry out legislative strategy to advance NARAL’s legislative and political goals in target states.
  • Influence state-level policy by understanding the legislative and political landscape, leveraging existing power dynamics within a state capitol, and helping to elevate pro-choice champions. 
  • Conceive of and help execute state-level advocacy campaigns—in conjunction with other departments. Help identify levers of power within specific state capitols, and assist lobbying or advocacy efforts in-state — often with state coalition partners.
  • Monitor choice-related policy issues in select states and perform necessary policy analysis. Contribute to departmental publications, as necessary.
  • Coordinate legislative strategy and activities across the NARAL brand to maximize benefits to the pro-choice movement and NARAL, in particular.
  • Assist pro-choice legislators and caucuses with amendment and bill strategy to build political power.
  • Advise NARAL chapters and affiliates on legislative campaigns and strategy, as needed.


  •  Four-year degree plus seven or more years work experience. Advanced degree preferred but not required.
  • Substantial work experience in a state capitol, and/or familiarity with the state legislative process, and staff/member expectations.
  •  Substantial policy and/or direct lobbying experience at the state and/or national level on reproductive freedom or related issue.
  • Substantial research and/or policy analysis experience.
  • Very strong, proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Very strong interest and proven experience with identifying advocacy and/or legislative opportunities and moving them toward a successful outcome.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage complex, time-sensitive, detail-oriented projects and lead teams successfully.
  • Knowledge of reproductive-health issues strongly preferred.
  • Commitment to NARAL Pro-Choice America’s goal of building a political constituency to protect and promote the right of all women to exercise the full range of their reproductive choices, including abortion;
  • A commitment to contributing to a workplace environment in which diversity is valued and supported.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Application Process

NARAL Pro-Choice America does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to:


Subject line: “Senior State Policy Advisor”