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Senior Policy Counsel

Company name
National LGBTQ Task Force.

Experience
7 yrs required

Location
Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Legal

Posted on
Dec 07, 2022

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Senior Policy Counsel

The candidate uses management best practices, leadership abilities, collaboration skills, public speaking, and community engagement. Supervises policy and regulatory counsel and senior legislative manager, ensuring that they have the training, tools, guidance, and resources to succeed and grow in their roles. Liaises with governmental agencies to develop strong, productive connections that facilitate effective advocacy on substantive policy proposals. Leads advocacy with federal agencies on substantive policy proposals. Collaborates to build the Religious Equality and Liberty (REAL) Coalition and lead or participate in other coalitions in partnership with the steering committee and engaged organizations. Leads and performs legal research and writing work for substantive proposals, regulations and policies to achieve policy advances for LGBTQ+ people. Leads and participates in policy coalitions, centering the voices and experiences of BIPOC, immigrants, people living with disabilities, and people living in poverty. Serves as lead on Presidential Appointments Initiative work, track and maintain nominations and appointments agenda and actively recruit diverse queer candidates. With Policy Director, lead efforts to produce policy workshops and other efforts at Creating Change (CC) and CC365, a year-round virtual event series. Develops expertise in a range of issues relevant to federal and state policy, regulations and legislation, and continuously learn new areas through listening to people with lived experience, research, hands-on work and trainings. Takes the lead with policy counsel to recruit, select, train and supervise year-round cohorts of law fellows and establish and maintain an engaged law fellow alum cohort. As required, evaluate and make recommendations on legal briefs in potential amicus advocacy cases, managing the tracking system, providing feedback to brief authors to reflect Task Force values. Collaborates closely with the Field Team, the Communications, Marketing and Branding and Development Departments to ensure alignment, perform public speaking, research and writing, and otherwise serve as a strong organizational ambassador. Adopt organizational community practices, integrate learnings from staff and other trainings, and perform other duties as assigned. Should have legal policy supervision experience, strategic thinking, strong research and writing skills, and organization are critical. A law degree and bar license. D.C. bar license (or qualified to waive into D.C. Bar) for supervising law clerks and fellows is needed. Should have 7+ years of experience, including attorney supervision. Federal and state legal policy advocacy, strategizing and advocating for change with an in community. Strong research and writing skills. The ability to develop and communicate information clearly is needed. Exceptional communication skills. The ability to clearly communicate with the staff you supervise and work with within the organization as well as external partners, consultants, and media is paramount. Intersectional and deep racial justice and LGBTQ justice analysis. Understanding how multiple marginalized identities impacts a person’s lived experience will help you be a more effective strategist. Top-notch organization skills. Meeting quick deadlines is key and so is long-term strategy and advocacy to deliver impact, meaning positive change in people’s lives.

Company info

National LGBTQ Task Force.
1325 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 600
Washington
District of Columbia
United States 20005
Phone : 202-393-5177
Fax : 202-393-2241
Website : http://www.thetaskforce.org/

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