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Specialist, Federal Government Relations--Central America Migration

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Washington, D.C., USA

The Specialist, Federal Government Relations (GR), Central American Migration (CAM) will work on the federal CAM issue portfolio to advance legislative initiatives that address the issues children face at the U.S. southern border. They will work with the Senior Director of Political and Public Affairs and in coordination with the Director of Federal Government Relations to research and develop materials for use in outreach on SCAN’s CAM priorities. The Specialist will assist with outreach at the federal level with the Hill, Administration and organizations that align with SCAN’s CAM priorities. The Specialist will assist the Director of Government Relations with implementing legislative strategy and initiatives. They will work closely with other SCAN departments and Save the Children’s United States Programs & Advocacy (USPA).

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Coordinate CAM Issue Portfolio (35%)- The Specialist will work on the CAM federal issue portfolio to ensure that initiatives are developed, coordinated, and accomplished in a timely manner. They will carry out legislative strategies under the direction of the Director of GR to advance SCAN priorities. The Specialist will be the liaison to other interested advocacy partners and coalitions.
  • Assist with External Relationships (25%)- The Specialist, under supervision of the Senior Director, Political and Public Affairs, will assist with developing and maintaining bipartisan and bicameral relationships on Capitol Hill with a focus on key committees of jurisdiction and members in leadership. This also includes relationships with federal agencies and the immigration advocacy community.
  • Develop Advocacy & Educational Materials (25%)- The Specialist will work with the Director, Federal Government Relations, to research and develop educational materials to provide to our congressional targets and the Administration on CAM legislative policy. This also includes developing materials including one-pagers, action alerts, and other documents.
  • Internal Coordination with SCAN & USPA (15%)- The Specialist will work closely with the Director of Government Relations and other SCAN and Save the Children departments to ensure federal strategy is coordinated and appropriately aligned. They will work with other departments to develop outreach materials to generate grassroots and grass-tops support for influencing federal policy.
Educational Background: 
High School or Technical/Vocational Degree 
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in area of expertise 
  • A working understanding of federal government operations and the legislative process 
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Team-player with excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software
  • Highly professional, motivated, energetic and well organized
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize a number of ongoing projects

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Experience working in or with Congressional offices
  • Experience working in coalition
  • Experience working on immigration and/or child protection issues
  • Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefit Program
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

What makes us special!

  • Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
  • Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
  • Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
  • Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
  • Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
  • Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
  • Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
  • Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
  • Language learning opportunities
  • Continuous Improvement skill development programs
  • Brown Bag information sharing sessions
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 11 2019
Active Until: 
Jul 11 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US