Senior Manager of Policy

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary in the low 90s, commensurate with experience.




1020 19th Street NW
Suite 360
United States


Do you have a passion for the role that policy and advocacy plays in the charitable sector? Do you want to help organizations build their individual and collective capacity for public policy engagement? Then join the United Philanthropy Forum team!

The Senior Manager of Policy is responsible for ensuring that the Forum works as effectively as possible to advance the work of our members to engage in government relations and public policy work at the state, regional and national level. Working with the Forum team and our members, and in collaboration with key national partner organizations, the Senior Manager of Policy will plan and execute strategies to lead, inform and support regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations in their efforts to advance effective policy that will strengthen philanthropy and move the needle on issues that their members support; strengthen relationships and partnerships between philanthropy and government; and provide a collective voice for the Forum network.

The position requires a person who can work effectively across a wide range of activities, from highly strategic to highly tactical, and across a wide spectrum of issues. The position also requires a person with excellent oral and written communications skills, strong relationship-building skills, an ability to work in both leadership and service capacities, and a keen understanding of the power of policy and advocacy to advance issues of interest to philanthropy and the broader nonprofit sector.

This is a full-time, exempt position based in the Forum’s Washington, DC office. 

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The Forum offers a competitive benefits package including health coverage and a retirement plan.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to; please use the following subject line: “Senior Manager of Policy: Last Name, First Name.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse team and encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

No telephone inquiries please.