As head of government relations for Save the Children U.S. (SCUS) and its political advocacy arm, Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), this position will oversee the agency’s international and domestic advocacy agendas at the federal level, ensuring policy priorities advance in Congress and the Administration and feature prominently on the national agenda.
You will be responsible for leading a department of policy and advocacy staff and will be accountable for producing measurable results for Save the Children’s mission in the U.S. legislative and executive branches. You will play an external relations role with U.S. government stakeholders and staff, and with senior policy staff of peer NGOs, to build consensus around legislative efforts and advance priorities, and will manage SCUS’s and SCAN’s participation in coalitions on priority issues, coordinating with senior leadership as needed.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
Oversee federal government relations strategy on domestic and international priority issues (65%)
Serve as a Senior Management Team member within Save the Children’s Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns division. (20%)
Provide leadership and support to the government relations department. (15%)
Why you should join the Save the Children Team…
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.
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About Save the Children:
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond. As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.
Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.
As head of government relations for Save the Children U.S. (SCUS) and its political advocacy arm, Save the Children Action Network (SCAN), this position will oversee the agency’s international and domestic advocacy agendas at the federal level…