Policy change is one of the most effective means of achieving greater impact as CARE works to end global poverty and improve the lives of women, girls, and vulnerable populations around the world. As part of the U.S. Programs & Policy department, CARE is seeking a Regional Advocacy Manager to lead and implement a targeted regional strategy to mobilize CARE supporters and community leaders to engage a set of strategic members of Congress around CARE’s mission.
The Regional Advocacy Manager (RAM) will join a dynamic team focused on building the CARE Action Network (CAN) into a diverse, inclusive, and equity-focused national constituency. The person in this position will work alongside a group of peers and colleagues on CARE USA’s U.S. Government Policy team to influence U.S. development policies and programs by centering the needs and stories of millions of people in low-and-middle income countries.
In this role, the Regional Advocacy Manager will build and engage a network of influential supporters and constituent advocates to support CARE USA’s advocacy agenda (e.g., food and nutrition, work and education, climate, vaccine equity, locally-led development). These supporters should include both grassroots volunteer leaders who work to engage others and “grasstops” advocates, high-level contacts with direct links to members of Congress (e.g., campaign donors, local elected officials, local celebrities, or people with personal connections to members of Congress).
They will contribute to the CARE Action Network (CAN) National Strategy and will assist in the development of CAN’s national engagement strategy using their knowledge of grassroots organizing trends and piloting new approaches to advocacy campaigns. Partnering closely and with the direction of the Deputy Director, the Regional Advocacy Manager will contribute to CAN’s strategic initiatives (CARE National Conference, Amplify Your Voice, Leadership Summit). The RAM will also work to develop regional community partnerships that support CARE’s policy goals.
The incumbent will represent CAN across the US Policy Department and in issue-based campaign planning – The RAM will contribute to their issue team by providing the constituency-building perspective on goals and work plans on cross department strategy calls. They will offer ways to engage CAN advocates around the country on a given issue (e.g., food and nutrition security, maternal health, etc).
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