|Job Title||Advocacy Associate|
|Location||Washington, DC 20005|
Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. Over its 35-year history, Human Rights First has earned a reputation for pragmatic, results-oriented advocacy that is politically astute, grounded in facts, and driven by sophisticated legal and policy analysis. Human Rights First has a track record of success in delivering change that has made a meaningful difference in people’s lives.
Human Rights First seeks an Advocacy Associate to support the Senior Advocacy Strategist and the advocacy team. The Associate will provide administrative support, as well as support for strategic advocacy initiatives through research, writing and editing, public engagement, and targeted advocacy to advance the priority policy objectives of the organization.
ANNUAL SALARY: Competitive with comprehensive benefits package
START DATE: Immediately
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: November 5. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Please complete the online application found at our website www.humanrightsfirst.org under ABOUT US / JOB OPPORTUNITIES links.
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Only selected applicants will be contacted for phone or in-person interviews. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington DC. We build respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.
Human Rights First is committed to recruiting, retaining, developing, and promoting staff across all programs and departments from a diversity of backgrounds, including members of racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTI people, people with disabilities, people of all socioeconomic backgrounds, people of all nationalities, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. We believe that a diverse staff and an inclusive work environment that welcomes a range of perspectives help make our advocacy work stronger and more effective.
|Required Skills||•At least 3 years work experience
•Experience working with government agencies and/or nongovernmental organizations.
•Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
•Capacity to work under pressure, to take initiative, and to work collegially with others.
•Demonstrated good judgment and attention to detail.
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs: Power Point, Excel, and Word formatting, Congress Plus, Bloomberg Government, and other congressional research tools.
•Savvy use of social media tools.
•Excellent communication skills, diplomacy, and a sense of humor.
•Interest in government affairs and human rights.