MISSION OF NATIONAL SKILLS COALITION
National Skills Coalition is a
broad-based coalition working toward a vision of an America that
grows its economy by investing in its people, so that every worker
and every industry has the skills to compete and prosper. We engage
in organizing, advocacy and communications to advance state and
federal policies that support these goals – polices that are based
on the on-the-ground expertise of our members and allies.
The Government Affairs Manager reports
to the Managing Director, Government Affairs and serves as a member
of NSC’s growing Government Affairs team. Initiates, leads,
and manages projects that support the development and promotion of
a network of advocates working to advance skills policies in
collaboration with NSC staff, national partners, and state
coalitions. Plan and implement recruitment strategies that engage
existing and potential allies in targeted states/districts in
federal advocacy, assist in developing and manage strategies that
increase opportunities for direct and grassroots lobbying and
collaborate with policy, communications, and network staff in
facilitating action-taking on NSC’s policy proposals. Develop
and implement the advocacy strategy and network outreach components
to federal policy campaigns.
We are looking for someone
Knowledge and skills training policy issues
Prior experience working in or with Congressional offices
and/or the Administration
Prior experience managing and strategizing both lobbying
executed both by NSC staff and our network
Demonstrated interest in membership organizing and ability to
mobilize a diverse coalition of stakeholders with an emphasis on
racial equity and inclusion
Desire to be part of a proactive team that highly values
3-5+ years of relevant experience
Network Development with local partners: Support and implement
plans to grow NSC’s national network of diverse stakeholders based
on targeted outreach efforts in specific districts and/or with
particular constituencies that support organizational
Network engagement: Produce easily digested action alerts about
Washington policymaking for NSC’s network and communicate to senior
manager, government affairs re: what’s happening in the field.
Manage outreach and the preparations for the Skills Summit and
Contact Management: Work across teams to ensure that contacts
made in the field are translated into additions to NSC’s
constituent database in ways that support effective stakeholder
Network evaluation: Produce accurate reports/data on NSC’s
national network of stakeholders and their engagement with
policymakers to inform network growth and engagement
Network Engagement: Increase opportunities, in collaboration
with staff, for local leaders to engage federal policy
Campaign Organizing: Assist in the development of and manage
federal policy campaign strategies and the related stakeholder
outreach/deployment in collaboration with others.
Policymaker engagement: strategize for key opportunities and
priorities in mobilizing our network for engaging with
Grassroots Advocacy: In collaboration with communications
staff, drive continuous improvement of (and increase in) field
responses to calls to action; in coordination with federal policy
staff, facilitate continuous increase in and effectiveness of
direct communication between the field and federal
Education and Influence
Policy Advocacy: Help execute NSC’s federal advocacy strategy,
in collaboration with staff.
Policymaker Engagement: Assist in advocating for NSC’s policy
platform with federal legislators, the White House, and agency
administrators. Develop sources for information within legislative
and agency offices.
Federal Policy Strategy: Assist in executing federal advocacy
strategy to advance policy recommendations, based on network
engagement, NSC’s overall policy agenda, and with awareness of
Hill/Admin trends and opportunities.
Policy Implementation: Assist in efforts to advise federal
administrators in regulation, guidance and technical assistance
associated with congressional or administrative action.
To perform the job
successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following
Management: Brings together every component
of a project, including resources or planning, that are needed to
complete it in a timely manner.
Building: Ability to develop, maintain, and
strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the
organization who can provide information, assistance, and
Thinking/Management: Creates and
communicates a long-term vision, balances short- and long-term
goals, keeps own and team’s work aligned with overall goals,
creates, and adjusts strategic plans.
Awareness: Using knowledge of the
organization and the organization’s business environment to turn
data into insight.
skills: Exhibits respect and understanding
of others to maintain professional relationship.
Problem Solving: Solves
problems while ensuring rules and directives are followed.
Skills: Ability to effectively engage and
communicate with target audiences.
independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on
opportunities, generates new ideas, practices
Detail: Committed to accuracy and
excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality
levels, finds/owns/acts on quality problems.
SALARY: Salary for this
position is $60,000 - $85,000; salary depends on relevant
experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range.
Excellent benefits package, including employer-paid health and
dental, retirement plan, life and disability insurance and generous
National Skills Coalition is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and people of color are strongly
encouraged to apply.