Advocacy Assistant

Human Rights First
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Aug 21

Position description

The Advocacy Assistant provides advocacy, outreach, administrative and logistical support, legal and other research, writing and editing, to the government advocacy team, which may include support for our National Security, Refugee, and Foreign Policy advocacy.



·        Provide administrative support including, but not limited to, scheduling meetings, organizing Hill briefings, planning travel and event logistics, completing expense reports, and taking detailed notes at team and external meetings

·        Conduct research and advocacy to support campaign objectives 

·        Track relevant legislation, hearings, floor debates, votes, and otherwise support the team’s government relations efforts

·        Track detailed lobbying activity for the team 

·        Track and report to the team on media coverage (including relevant blogs), and public events

·        Produce advocacy materials and draft communications 

·        Assist in data collection for evaluation and measuring progress, including tracking activities and accomplishments for grant reports and board and donor updates

·        Draft and compile content for organization website, press, marketing and other collateral materials

·        Serve as the National Security team’s liaison to the Office of Military Commissions for any Guantanamo observer travel

·        Help facilitate intern recruitment, as needed, for the team

·        Monitor and run the National Security team’s Twitter account and engage with followers; support other social media efforts, as needed

·        Collaborate with development team on fundraising efforts 

·        Other duties as requested based on department and/or organizational need


·        Bachelor’s degree in related field 

·        Familiarity with the structure and function of the U.S. government and/or nongovernmental organizations; Capitol Hill experience strongly preferred

·        Demonstrated writing and proofreading skills, and strong attention to detail

·        Research experience and proficiency in accessing relevant research databases

·        Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

·        Capacity to take on multiple tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines on assignments and function as an effective member of a team

·        Solid communication skills

·        Demonstrated interest in human rights and dedication to Human Rights First’s mission

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