The Advocacy Director will lead DWN’s advocacy and policy activities, develop campaign strategy, facilitate coalition building, act as a go-to source for media and oversee research and legal work in order to advance DWN’s mission to end immigration detention. The Advocacy Director will manage DWN’s Advocacy Team and serve on the Leadership Team, playing a critical role in guiding DWN’s vision and strategy in order to maximize our impact. They will also be responsible for strengthening DWN’s engagement with decision-makers and allies in DC as well as engaging with members across the country to incorporate their perspectives into DC-based advocacy.
This position reports to DWN’s Executive Director. Some travel required.
DWN is committed to the recruitment and retention of staff that is reflective of the communities we work with. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, Indigenous people, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.
What you’ll do:
Oversee DWN’s Advocacy Strategy
Provide Expertise on Detention
Build Coalition Power
You’ll thrive in this role if this sounds like you:
*While no candidate will possess every quality, the successful candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and attributes. Even if you aren’t sure but are excited about the position, we encourage you to apply!*
We’re hoping you bring 1-2 (or more) of these bonus skills:
Why work for DWN?
In lieu of a cover letter, please respond to these short-answer questions:
Please send your responses, your resume, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name followed by "Advocacy Director" in the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by August 15, 2019. *Please note: Submissions received without the required submission format will not be reviewed.
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Detention Watch Network, a project of Tides Center, is an “at-will” and equal opportunity employer. Applicants and employees shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy and gender expression) identity, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any other protected classification.
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application. While performing the responsibilities of the job, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.