Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy:  Friends Committee on National Legislation

Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy: Friends Committee on National Legislation

Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy

We are seeking candidates for a 27-month fellowship – the Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy – with the Friends Committee on National Legislation in Washington D.C. American Indian and Alaska Native tribal members are strongly encouraged to apply.

A Two-Year+ Professional Fellowship

FCNL’s Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy will:

· Work on FCNL’s staff for 27 months

· Receive one-on-one training from an FCNL lobbyist with deep experience on Native American policy issues

· Manage the lobbying program on Native American issues

· Create and implement realistic, achievable strategies to influence legislation to support Native American priorities

· Coordinate a working group of national advocates representing faith groups with an abiding concern for Native American rights

· Collaborate with FCNL’s communication and organizing staff to share policy updates and program activities with our network of 50,000 activists around the country

· Overlap with the next Advocate during the last three months, to train and orient a successor

· Receive professional level salary and benefits

Basic Qualifications

· Tribal experience, preferably in tribal programs, education, or governance

· An undergraduate or graduate degree or some college plus equivalent experience

· At least a year of professional work outside of the school environment

· Excellent research and writing skills, with a commitment to accuracy

· Strong outreach, networking, and partnership building skills

· Ability to connect with constituents and bring their stories to the Hill

· Experience with public speaking and event planning

· An abiding passion for Indian issues and for public policy change

Send resume, three references and essay to jobs@fcnl.org. Applications will be accepted until June 1, 2019. The first Advocate will be appointed by July 31, 2019, to begin work and training in early October.

For more details including essay prompts, visit: fcnl.org/congressional-advocate

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