Do you have a passion for the role that policy and advocacy plays in the charitable sector? Do you want to help organizations build their individual and collective capacity for public policy engagement? Then join the United Philanthropy Forum team!
The Senior Manager of Policy is responsible for ensuring that the Forum works as effectively as possible to advance the work of our members to engage in government relations and public policy work at the state, regional and national level. Working with the Forum team and our members, and in collaboration with key national partner organizations, the Senior Manager of Policy will plan and execute strategies to lead, inform and support regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations in their efforts to advance effective policy that will strengthen philanthropy and move the needle on issues that their members support; strengthen relationships and partnerships between philanthropy and government; and provide a collective voice for the Forum network.
The position requires a person who can work effectively across a wide range of activities, from highly strategic to highly tactical, and across a wide spectrum of issues. The position also requires a person with excellent oral and written communications skills, strong relationship-building skills, an ability to work in both leadership and service capacities, and a keen understanding of the power of policy and advocacy to advance issues of interest to philanthropy and the broader nonprofit sector.
This is a full-time, exempt position based in the Forum’s Washington, DC office.
To Apply Submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org; please use the following subject line: “Senior Manager of Policy: Last Name, First Name.” Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The Forum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse team and encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.
Six or more years’ experience in policy/advocacy in philanthropy or nonprofit field and/or experience working in government; strong, existing relationships and experience with public officials at national level a plus.
Enthusiasm for the use of advocacy and public policy engagement in the philanthropy and nonprofit sectors.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage key public policy relationships with integrity and consistency, including a keen ability to work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally and geographically diverse people and communities.
Strong analytical and technical skills and ability to translate complex subjects into approachable concepts.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust to changing priorities.
Effective project management and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group.
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a commitment to and passion for the Forum’s mission.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a part of a team.
Knowledge of philanthropy/nonprofit sector preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary starting in the low 90s, commensurate with experience, with a competitive benefits package including health coverage and a retirement plan.
About United Philanthropy Forum
United Philanthropy Forum is the largest network serving philanthropy in America. The Forum’s current membership of more than 70 regional and national philanthropy-serving organizations, representing more than 7,000 foundations, work together to advance, inform and support philanthropy. We envision a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.