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Specialist, US Advocacy Campaign
Habitat for Humanity in Washington, DC
 
 
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Date Posted 08/10/2022
Category
Nonprofit-Advocacy /Lobbying
Philanthropy-Administrative-Non-profit
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Specialist, US Advocacy Campaign

Full Job Description

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking to hire a talented professional to fill the role of US Advocacy Campaign Specialist.

Reporting to the US Advocacy Campaign Associate Director, the US Advocacy Campaign Specialist will provide communications and mobilization support for Habitat for Humanity’s first-ever US advocacy campaign, Cost of Home, to improve home affordability for 10 million people through policy and systems change at the local, state and federal levels, as well as for broader department priorities.

Working with members of the US government relations and advocacy team, this person will help Habitat affiliates across the nation build their capacity to engage in advocacy and policy change through execution of strategic campaign communications and movement-building activities. Over the remaining two years of the campaign, this will include building advocacy campaigning tools and distilling policy and advocacy content for dissemination among affiliates engaged in Cost of Home. The position will also support communications around the closeout of the campaign and future campaign planning, with a distinct focus on ensuring effective, sustainability advocacy activities across Habitat’s US network.

This position is based in Washington, DC on a hybrid basis and will require 5% travel.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead coordination of US network communications, including ensuring campaign content and learnings are being shared effectively through emails, newsletters, discussion forums, etc.
  • Manage campaign’s Twitter account, including drafting, monitoring, scheduling, and tracking of content.
  • Support internal and external campaign email communications.
  • Help implement federal mobilization activities and campaign activations, including creating and promoting tools and online actions, tracking engagement, and supporting outreach efforts.
  • Support development and implementation of strategic mobilization strategy to advance federal policy.
  • Help plan for and promote annual legislative conference, Habitat on the Hill, and other campaign events.
  • Help plan for communicating the closeout of the campaign and future campaigning efforts.
  • Attend external advocacy and policy meetings and events on behalf of the team.


Requirements:

  • Pursuant to current HFHI policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in providing project management support.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office 365, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Experience with social media and/or communications platforms.
  • Expressed interest or experience in advocacy and communications or mobilization.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized; ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects.
  • Active support of HFHI Values:
  • Humility – We are part of something bigger than ourselves
  • Courage – We do what’s right, even when it is difficult or unpopular
  • Accountability – We take personal responsibility for Habitat’s mission
  • Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity’s code of conduct.


Preferred:

  • Graphic design or data visualization experience.
  • Knowledge of housing needs in the US and/or advocacy and policy.
  • Track record of effective collaboration across teams and networks.
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