Sr. Legislative Strategist/Director, Legislative Strategy

Position summary

CLC is seeking a Sr. Legislative Strategist or Director of Legislative Strategy to serve as CLC's primary liaison with federal legislators and to build and maintain cross-partisan relationships with allies and advocates to drive CLC’s reform goals.

This newly created position will work across CLC’s program areas and teams as CLC's primary liaison to Capitol Hill. The Sr. Strategist or Director will conduct outreach to congressional offices to advance CLC’s policy goals, provide advice to those offices on matters addressing CLC’s programs, and work to ensure that CLC’s subject-matter experts have input into the shaping of democracy-related federal legislation.

The Sr. Strategist or Director will also build and maintain relationships with reform community allies and broaden CLC’s network and coalitions. The Sr. Strategist or Director will represent CLC at coalition meetings, keep allied groups apprised of CLC’s activities and vice-versa, and assess CLC’s potential membership in new coalitions as opportunities arise.    

The Sr. Strategist or Director’s additional responsibilities will likely include providing strategic advice to nonfederal advocates, supporting the development of reports and public education materials, and speaking at conferences and events.

The ideal candidate is a strategic and proactive individual with experience on Capitol Hill or state equivalents, and/or experience organizing or operating policy or issue campaigns. Substantive familiarity with one or more of CLC’s issue areas is desirable but not required.

This position may be filled at either the Sr. Strategist or Director level; responsibilities and salary will be commensurate with the selected applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as CLC’s principal representative on Capitol Hill, building and maintaining trans-partisan relationships with a broad network of lawmakers.
  • Engage with reform community allies on the federal and state levels to establish and strengthen collaborative relationships in areas of common interest.
  • Partner closely with CLC staff across program areas—campaign finance, ethics, voting rights, redistricting—to develop and implement organizational goals, and to identify and act on strategic opportunities.
  • Coordinate communication between CLC program teams and legislative offices.
  • Advise state advocates on structuring state campaigns.
  • Maintain awareness of issues and trends in democracy and related movements to identify emerging legislative opportunities.
  • In coordination with CLC's General Counsel, ensure that CLC complies with all appropriate lobbying disclosure requirements.
  • Partner with CLC staff to prepare reports on public policy priorities that educate policymakers, advocates, and the public.
  • Represent CLC at meetings, events, and in media appearances.
  • Some travel required.

Qualifications

  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: legislative activity in the office of a member of Congress or congressional committee; federal lobbying or government relations; managing or advising nonfederal legislative campaigns.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills, with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of external stakeholders.
  • Commitment to the nonpartisan nature and overall mission of CLC.
  • Comfort with speaking in public and with media.
  • Ability to comply with all federal (and applicable state) lobbyist registration and disclosure requirements.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Substantive background in one or more of CLC’s program areas.
  • Juris doctor preferred but not required

EEO Statement 

Campaign Legal Center (CLC) is an equal opportunity employer committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory work environment. CLC is proud to be an inclusive organization. It does not make hiring or advancement, or other employment decisions, based on race, national origin, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, familial status or responsibilities, personal appearance, pregnancy, political affiliation, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, District of Columbia, or local law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, job assignment, compensation, promotion, termination, benefits, and training.

Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an overview of this position and is not all inclusive. The incumbent in this position will be expected to perform other duties as required. Responsibilities may change over time. This description is provided for informational purposes only and does not form the basis of a contract.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and résumé addressing your interest in and relevant experience for this role with “Sr. Legislative Strategist” in the subject line to info@campaignlegalcenter.org