A Shared Vision
Service Year Alliance envisions a future in which national service — including civilian, military, and public service — is part of growing up in America. We work to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. To achieve our mission, Service Year Alliance develops and documents evidence in priority focus areas to persuade decision makers to increase public and private investments in the service year ecosystem. We build coalitions and foster strategic corporate, community, and research partnerships and develop service year programs and resources in priority focus areas to strengthen the case for service years. We advance policy proposals that unlock public funds for service years to create the opportunity for all young Americans to serve. We elevate service years as an experience that transforms lives, strengthens communities, and fuels civic renewal.
The Director, Government Relations is responsible for advancing Service Year Alliance’s policy and advocacy work in specific issue areas in addition to advancing a policy agenda to make national service a universal opportunity and expectation, principally by achieving the goals of the Serve America Together campaign (ServeAmericaTogether.org) and by increasing funding for service year programs including AmeriCorps, YouthBuild, and Peace Corps. They will report to the Managing Director, Policy and Government Relations.
Responsibilities and Duties
Responsibilities and duties for the Director, Government Relations role include, but are not limited to:
Qualifications for this role include, but are not limited to:
About Service Year Alliance
Service Year Alliance is a bipartisan organization committed to making a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. Expanding service years has the power to address our country’s most pressing challenges, change the lives of those who serve, and unite our nation.
Service Year Alliance is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We are an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other service year alumni are encouraged to apply, as are military veterans. Please indicate in your application if you have served in one of these programs. SYA is based in Washington, DC.
Service Year Alliance is working to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans.