Senior Director

Non Profit Organization
Washington, DC
Jun 11, 2018
Jun 25, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
Set the strategic direction of Congressional, Administration, and State/local advocacy strategies to protect and support refugee admissions and integration, in close collaboration with the VP of Global Policy and Advocacy, the US Programs Policy and Advocacy team, US Programs senior leadership, and the Senior Adviser for Legislative and Governmental Affairs Provide overall strategic leadership for an IRC-wide approach on global protection safeguards and IRCs response to attacks on protection pathways for vulnerable populations, with a particular focus on Central American populations, in close collaboration with the VP of Global Policy and Advocacy, the US Programs Policy and Advocacy team, US Programs senior leadership, International Programs operational leadership in Central America, and the Senior Adviser for Legislative and Governmental Affairs Lead the development of IRC-wide messaging and provide guidance to influencing strategies on global protection, asylum safeguards and mixed migration Set the strategic direction and oversee implementation of IRCs public mobilization efforts, including grassroots mobilization, coalition partnerships, and digital advocacy Oversee implementation of related strategies, including engagement with Congress and the Administration, coalition partnerships, growing grassroots advocacy and public mobilization efforts, oversight of P&A staff building the capacity of field teams, and collaboration with US Programs partners In partnership with communications colleagues, set the strategic direction of and oversee the advocacy teams implementation of strategic communications campaigns, and oversee the development of policy content for communications Set the direction and parameters, and oversee the production and content development for routine external policy briefs, strategic reports, and briefing materials, including for IRC leadership Represent the IRC through direct engagement with key Administration officials and Members of Congress Cultivate strategic influencers and build strong partnerships with coalitions and peer organizations to amplify advocacy Represent the IRC at key fora, including media outlets, on resettlement and protection issues Routinely communicate and collaborate with high level internal stakeholders to generate alignment around strategic approach, and identify opportunities to leverage IRC partners, including US Programs, Communications and Revenue Effectively and routinely measure and communicate progress toward strategy outcomes to senior leadership Key Working Relationships: Position Reports to: Vice President, Policy and Advocacy Position directly supervises: Associate Director (US Programs); Policy and Advocacy Officer (Global Protection and Resettlement); Associate Director (Campaigns) Other Internal and/or external contacts: Internal: Vice President, US Programs Global Policy and Advocacy team colleagues US Programs HQ and field teams USP Communications team IPD and Emergency team IRC Europe team External: US Administration (White House, DOS, DHS, HHS, OMB) NGO and think-tank partners US Congress (members and staffers) Elite influencers and associations UNHCR and other relevant multilateral stakeholder institutions Media Job Requirements: Education: Graduate degree in relevant field such as Public Policy, Law or International Relations, or equivalent qualifications/experience in a relevant field Work Experience: Ten or more years experience working at high levels with government officials in the executive and legislative branches of the US Government Experience working on complex humanitarian and/or foreign policy issues in the area of refugee resettlement and protection Proven experience developing and implementing successful influencing strategies Experience supervising staff and working as part of an interdependent team, and of quickly forming effective working relationships to deliver results Demonstrated Skills and Competencies: Proven political judgment, and detailed knowledge of the workings of the US Administration and the US Congress Strong understanding of the US resettlement program within the wider context of the US domestic asylum and refugee protection asylum system Sound knowledge of global policy issues related to international refugee law and asylum policy and practice Excellent writing skills and the ability to translate complex material and data into coherent narratives Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders Strong public speaking, presentation and networking skills Ability to travel and to work on tight deadlines Initiative and ability to work independently on fast-paced issues Commitment to the IRCs vision, missions and values

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