Outreach Manager, Government Relations

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Summary:

The ASPCA is seeking an Outreach Manager for our Government Relations team. The Government Relations department is committed to introducing and guiding legislative initiatives supporting animal welfare. The department provides political expertise at state and federal levels, lobbying, legislative drafting, and training and guidance to legislatures, nonprofit colleague groups, and the public on animal welfare topics aligned with ASPCA’s guiding principles. The saying “all politics is local” embodies the importance of this role – this position has the opportunity to translate general public interest in animal protection into tangible benefits for animals who are suffering and exploited.

The Outreach Manager is a crucial role embedded in the Legislative Engagement section of Government Relations. The Outreach Manager meets regularly with the Director of Legislative Engagement to determine needs and develop strategies for successful legislative campaigns. The Outreach Manager provides critical networking and relationship cultivation to build our field advocacy teams and works closely with other legislative staff to conduct targeted outreach efforts. The Outreach Manager also identifies and develops tools and resources to promote policies at the federal and state level. The person in this role will rely on strong communication skills to engage diverse stakeholders, will bring enthusiasm and commitment to overcoming policy challenges, and will enjoy flexing their expertise to tackle a variety of projects and multi-task. This role provides an exciting opportunity to see your passion for animal protection translate into impact on legislation at the state and federal levels and to directly support the ASPCA’s mission of improving outcomes and protections for animals.

This remote-based position (which requires travel, as described below) is open to all candidates based within the United States.

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Outreach (60%)

  • Strategize with Director of Legislative Engagement and relevant lobbyist(s) to identify key needs and target districts or states for advocacy focus
  • Develop full-cycle strategic and layered outreach campaign plans with key stakeholders to achieve policy goals
  • Conduct strategic outreach to identified districts, galvanize support for legislation, and engage in productive follow-through
  • Drive organization of and manage drafting of all necessary communications to achieve outreach goals
  • Build key relationships with community stakeholders, including businesses, and high-value individuals to advance priority policy goals
  • Generate creative ideas and recommendations regarding outreach tactics to supervisor to further develop strategies for increased engagement
  • Organize and lead event planning as needed (lobby days, conferences, advocacy meetings, etc.)
  • Report progress on weekly basis to supervisor and colleagues

Resource Development (25%):

  • Build expertise in policy areas and conduct opposition research
  • Review industry communications, gather media reports and develop support materials
  • Prepare creative resources for social media to share with volunteers and the public on policy priorities in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Lead the development of internal and external advocacy trainings

Legislative Support (15%):

  • Participate in regular team meetings and provide needed updates
  • Track development of assigned bills and regulations
  • Organize direct constituent lobbying with lawmakers and staff

Additional duties assigned, as needed

Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values

  •  Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
  •  Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
  •  Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
  •  Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
  •  Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required
  • 1 year of relevant experience required. Strong candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas: Community Organizing; Campaigning; Lobbying; Volunteer Management

Additional Information:

  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 40% of the time as needed. Note that travel is required, and averages to 30% travel over the course of the year, up to 40% in peak times.  (Please note, travel requirements may be modified temporarily due in part to COVID-19; this remains a requirement of the position, and we expect normal travel volume to resume as the organization resumes normal operations)
  • Long and sometimes unpredictable hours, dependent on external factors
  • This position is remote but the Outreach Manager will travel to the ASPCA Washington DC office as needed for team events

Qualifications:

Commitment to animal protection issues, passion for change and appreciation for incremental and deliberate nature of policy development, Deep understanding of legislative process, Diplomatic and tactful in all communications. Ability to advocate positions before diverse audiences., Flexibility, and ability to pivot from one assignment to another quickly as-needed, Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Strong and professional communication skills, both verbally and in writing, Team-oriented

  

Language:

English (Required)

Education and Work Experience:

Bachelors, High School Diploma (Required)

  

COVID Statement:
The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires, except where prohibited by applicable state or local law. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.