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The Task Force is an organization that values its employees and embodies those values through our benefits package and a competitive salary.

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The National LGBTQ Task Force seeks a Federal Policy Counsel to support our Policy, Field and Faith Teams in our Advocacy and Action Department.

The National LGBTQ Task Force builds power, takes action and creates change to achieve freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people, and their families. As a progressive racial, economic, and social justice organization, the Task Force works toward a society that values and respects the diversity of human expression and identity and achieves equity for all. The Task Force has offices in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Miami. More information at http://www.thetaskforce.org

Job Title: Federal Policy Counsel

Department: Advocacy and Action

Reports to: Policy Director

Location: Washington, DC

Travel: Up to 45%

Description

The Federal Policy Counsel takes the lead for the National LGBTQ Task Force and its sibling organization the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund to advocate for and secure federal policy advances for LGBTQ+ people in our three pillars: Queering Democracy, Queering Equity, and Queering Faith. Across issues of vital importance to queer people, the Federal Policy Counsel will press for racial, gender, economic and disability justice at the federal level. Some key policy issues include non-discrimination, racial justice, immigrant rights, voting rights, reproductive freedom and justice, queering the Census and other surveys, disability justice and access, ending hate violence, economic issues, religious exemptions, health equity and more. We set annual goals tied to our

strategic plan, and this process drives clarity, alignment, accountability and impact.

Responsibilities:

This role will utilize key research, writing, leadership abilities, collaboration skills, public speaking, and community engagement in working to:

• Under the direction of the Policy Director, co-Lead and continue to assist in the expansion of the FedWatch Monthly Meeting, Listserv, and database in partnership with the steering committee and engaged organizations;

• Liaise with the White House, federal agencies/staff and legislative staff to develop strong, productive connections that facilitate effective advocacy on substantive policy proposals;

• Conduct legal research and create briefs/recommendations for federal regulatory and legislative proposals andpolicies to achieve progressive policy advances for LGBTQ+ people;

• Provide weekly updates regarding ongoing federal efforts with recommendations on ways to ensure a balanced federal policy agenda and develop high-level written briefs for distribution in partnership channels with internal and external stakeholders;

• Evaluate legal briefs, comments, and amicus briefs to identify and recommend potential collaborative efforts with partners or uncharted routes of advocacy.

• Collaborate with State Policy Counsel on key issues impacting state legislatures to identify gaps, and routes to codify protections, and or protect them from occurring at the federal level.

• Lead and participate in a variety of intersecting policy coalitions, centering the voices and experiences of BIPOC, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and people living in poverty;

• Under the direction of the Policy Director, create relevant federal policy, judicial, legislative and regulatory recommendations on pressing policy agenda items such as Appropriations, Reconciliation. SCOTUS opinions, etc.

• Collaborate with entire Advocacy and Action department on federal policy workshops and other efforts at Creating Change (CC) and CC365, a year-round virtual event series;

• Develop deeper expertise in a range of policy issues (healthcare, immigration, LGBTQ/civil rights, housing, etc.), and continuously learn new areas through research, hands-on work, and training to apply them to the Task Force Policy agenda;

• Assist law fellows supervising attorney train and supervise cohorts of law student and establish and maintain an engaged alumnus cohort;

• Collaborate with the full Advocacy and Action Department, the Communications, Marketing and Branding and Development Departments to ensure alignment, perform public speaking, research and writing, and otherwise serve as a strong organizational ambassador; and

• Adopt organizational community practices, integrate learnings from staff and other trainings, and perform other duties as assigned, including assignments related to the Action Fund.

Qualifications:

In this role, strategic thinking, strong research and writing skills, and organization are critical. A commitment to racial, economic, gender, and disability justice and a belief in our collective ability to create change in systems of power is mandatory.

• A law degree and a bar license preferably in DC.

• 5-7+ years of experience. Strategizing and advocating for change in your community.

• Strong research and writing skills. The ability to develop and communicate information clearly is fundamental to this role. You will write legal policy research analyses and proposals at the Federal level and drawing connections from the state level to create campaign and program materials, professional edit the work of others, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders to develop and communicate campaign assets.

• Exceptional communication skills. The ability to clearly communicate with the staff you are working with within the organization as well as external partners, consultants, and media is paramount; especially in fast-paced moments, you will need to be on message, clear and ask for clarity in return.

• A deep LGBTQ justice analysis. Understanding how LGBTQ identity impacts a person’s lived experience will help you be a more effective strategist.

• Top-notch organization skills. If you enjoy using cool software programs to keep yourself organized and you find long to-do lists energizing, then we want to talk to you! There is a lot to keep track of in this role, and nothing can fall through the cracks (and when things do, you recognize the impact and proactively plan to recover). Meeting quick deadlines is key and so is long-term advocacy to deliver impact, meaning positive change in people’s lives.

• Leadership skills. While management experience is not a prerequisite for this role, skills in developing talent, training, coaching, planning, delegation, and accountability are important to development in the legal intern management part of this position.

• The ability to communicate in Spanish effectively is a plus.

• The ability to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) effectively is a plus.

• Experience with Asana or other project management tools is a plus.

The National LGBTQ Task Force seeks a Federal Policy Counsel to support our Policy, Field and Faith Teams in our Advocacy and Action Department.

The National LGBTQ Task Force builds power, takes action and creates change to achieve freedom…

Benefícios

We are proud to be a Care First organization that offers excellent benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, annual and sick leave, and 403(b) plan. We also offer short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, technology stipend, health, and wellness benefits, and more.

We are proud to be a Care First organization that offers excellent benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, annual and sick leave, and 403(b) plan. We also offer…

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