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Policy Officer, Policy (Hybrid)

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Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC*

Application Deadline: When filled

*Please Note: Solidarity Center staff enjoy a hybrid telework/in-person schedule. All candidates applying for this role will be expected to work in the Washington, D.C. office a minimum of three days per week unless an ADA or health-related exemption is approved.



Solidarity Center seeks a Policy Officer for a newly created position in an expanding Executive Office to assist in raising the profile of the issues facing workers in today’s global economy as well as the work of Solidarity Center and its allies. This individual will need to be conversant with ongoing political, economic, social, and trade union policy developments in the US and abroad.

Responsibilities include tracking policy developments, coordinating outreach, and drafting relevant, persuasive, and high quality policy products. All written material must be grammatically and factually correct, logical, and easy to understand. This person will be involved in supporting the planning and implementation of those programs that support Solidarity Center's global partners in build their own policy advocacy capacity. The Policy Officer will participate in developing and conducting education, training, and other programs. This individual should bring creative ideas and new approaches to policy advocacy.

This individual will write policy materials and coordinate logistics that will require handling multiple demands effectively with attention to detail. Some program-related overseas travel may be required. The Policy Officer will also prepare and exchange information with other departments and may be asked to attend meetings or conferences on behalf of Solidarity Center.


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, labor relations, or a related field and/or five years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of international relations including trade unions and socio-economic and political developments in the U.S. and abroad. Previous coalition and/or trade union experience 
  • Ability to work independently and complete assignments accurately, on time, and with limited supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to work and interact easily with a wide variety of people
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Computer literacy for word processing, simple spreadsheets, and databases

Fluency in a foreign language is a plus. 

Supervisor:  Director of Policy

Specific Duties:

  • Conduct research and summarize the results of that research;
  • Maintain policy calendar to ensure timely preparation of policy materials;
  • Attend meetings and provide a summary of key points;
  • Maintain a database of contacts and Hill outreach;
  • Compile briefing books and white papers on policy priorities;
  • Work with other staff to develop policy advocacy materials;
  • Participate in coalition meetings and activities;
  • Draft /edit policy materials, reports, letters, and other correspondence;
  • Coordinate activities with the Center’s other program and functional offices; and
  • Maintain relationships with other organizations.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

This is a collective bargaining unit position, generously compensated with a gross annual salary starting at approximately $72,157 USD based on experience. A robust benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, a retirement plan and pension, life insurance, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and medical leave. Pre-tax deduction programs are also available for commuting, dependent care, and health care expenses. In addition, we offer opportunities and funds for professional development.

The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to apply for this position, please contact us at [email protected].

For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Solidarity Center works in partnership with the AFL-CIO on recruiting and filling positions. Our policy is to notify the AFL-CIO prior to interviewing any of its current employees.

Organization Info

Solidarity Center

Washington D.C., DC, USA
Annual Budget : 
201-500 employees
About Us

We are the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization partnering directly with workers and their unions, and supporting their struggle for respect, fair wages, better workplaces and a voice in the global economy.

We value the dignity of work and workers. We know how all the work everyone depends on gets done–who picks the food for your table, cleans your home so you can go to the office, makes your clothes, keeps your streets clean. And at our core is every worker’s right to solve issues through collective action and to form unions.


Our professional staff of more than 250 work in 60-plus countries with more than 900 partners including 500 trade unions, worker associations and community groups to provide a wide range of education, training, research, legal support and other resources to help build strong and effective trade unions and more just and equitable societies. Our programs focus on human and worker rights awareness, union skills, occupational safety and health, economic literacy, human trafficking, women’s empowerment and bolstering workers in an increasingly informal economy. Solidarity Center programs support and contribute to the global movement for labor rights.

Why Work For Us?: 

The Solidarity Center is dedicated to promoting and protecting worker rights worldwide. Our staff reflects that dedication every day. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of workers around the world, please consider joining our diverse team of rights activists in Washington, D.C., or one of more than two dozen field offices around the world. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, career advancement opportunities and all of the advantages of union membership. Positions, unless otherwise indicated, are currently remote.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Apr 9 2024
Active Until: 
May 9 2024
Hiring Organization: 
Solidarity Center