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Director of Advocacy and Litigation

Purpose of Position

Directs and manages federal activities on election reform, voting rights and other issues for the League of Women Voters, including lobbying, litigation, grassroots action and policy analysis.

Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements League political strategies and policy positions, primarily on election reform and voting rights issues.
  • Serves as lead lobbyist and liaison with Congress and the Executive Branch for the League of Women Voters of the United States.
  • Oversees future litigation (as a party or amicus) for the League of Women Voters of the U.S. and state Leagues on election reform and voting rights issues. 
  • Works with allied organizations in implementing League policies and strategies.
  • Works closely with League grassroots staff in implementing League policies and strategies.
  • Provides oral and written briefings for committee and board decisions.
  • Provides oral and written briefings for the LWVUS Lobby Corps and League grasstops across the country.
  • Coordinates with Communications staff to advance League political strategies and policy positions, primarily on election reform and voting rights issues.
  • Coordinates with Development staff in planning direct mail and other fundraising strategies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and member in good standing of a state bar. 
  • Legislative and public policy experience required. 
  • Litigation experience preferred.
  • Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement new initiatives.
  • Commitment to work with volunteer leadership and to help implement policy determined by volunteer board.
  • Ten years of progressively responsible experience.

 

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

J.D.

 

How to Apply

Email cover letter, resume and salary requirement to humanresources@lwv.org