Employment at CWA

Concerned Women for America (CWA) is the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over 30 years of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy. We are a unique blend of policy experts and an activist network of people in small towns and big cities across the country working to address mutually-held concerns and goals.


Senior Director of Government Relations

CWA is seeking a Senior Director of Government Relations in our Washington, D.C. office.  The purpose of this position is to run CWA’s Legislative Department.  The Director reports to the CEO.  A job description is attached.

The Senior Director of Government Relations is responsible for helping to develop and implement federal legislation and political strategies to support Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) core issues.  In addition he/she is responsible for engaging with internal and external supporters and stakeholders. The Senior Director of Government Relations has direct responsibility for the Legislative Department budget.

POSITION CONCEPT

The Senior Director of Government Relations is responsible for helping to develop and implement federal legislation and political strategies to support Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) core issues.  In addition he/she is responsible for engaging with internal and external supporters and stakeholders. The Senior Director of Government Relations has direct responsibility for the Legislative Department budget.

The Senior Director of Government Relations will report to the CEO/President of Concerned Women for America.

POSITION GUIDELINES

There are eight basic task responsibilities as part of this position.  They are: 

  1. Build and maintain CWA relationships with members of Congress, their staff, the Administration and executive staff.
  2. Assist in the communication and broad understanding of legislative positions to Congress.
  3. Implement either directly or through related staff lobbyists influence on the outcome of such proposed changes in line with CWA’s positions.
  4. Identify strategies to engage grassroots supporters in public policy input, lobby campaigns and government relations.
  5. Provide an active voice for the CWA in policy formulation, by being an active spokesperson/advocate in the Washington, DC environment.
  6. Assist in the development of government affairs messaging for CWA employees.
  7. Represent CWA to outside organizations on legislative and advocacy topics.
  8. Assist with various projects as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • University degree
  • Five to seven years of Capitol Hill experience or government relations experience (at management level) coupled with a strong understanding of Federal government processes and institutions.
  • Experience managing people.
  • Demonstrate competence in team building, strategic planning and organizational management.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders and the ability to respond to grassroots and supporters’ needs as well as exercise leadership and diplomacy amongst diverse perspectives and priorities.

 


What are the benefits of working for Concerned Women for America?

CWA offers staff members a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Our benefits include medical coverage in addition to a medical flexible spending account and disability and life insurance.  CWA also recognizes the importance of planning for the future and offers a 403(b) plan.  Our benefits don’t end there!  We know how important it is to have a healthy work/life balance, and we help you achieve it.  You will begin to accrue paid time off on your very first day and also receive eleven paid holidays per year. Interested? We are waiting to hear from you! You can apply for this position by e-mailing your cover letter and resume to Kenda Bartlett, Executive Director, at [email protected].