Senior Advisor, National Campaigns

  • Salary:
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Communications, Development
  • Deadline:
    December 24, 2022


Job Details


Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children, Save the Children Action Network and/or Save the Children Head Start colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


Save the Children Action Network (“SCAN”) – a 501(c)(4) organization – is the political advocacy arm of Save the Children. We are building bipartisan support to make sure every child has a strong start in life. We’re doing this by advocating for high-quality early learning and ending child hunger in the U.S., the safety of children arriving at the southern U.S. border and educating and protecting kids around the world.

SCAN is seeking a Senior Advisor, National Campaigns. In this role, you will lead the development, execution and evaluation of integrated online-offline campaigns on SCAN’s core thematic issues and legislative policy priorities. You will collaborate with teams across Save the Children and SCAN to manage national campaigns and support implementation to ensure strategic alignment of campaign activities and messaging. The ideal candidate will have extensive expertise in legislative campaigns, background with grassroots volunteer management, and knowledge of effective digital advocacy.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Campaign Development and Design (40%)

  • Effectively work with PAC and SCAN leadership to contribute to strategic planning
  • and implementation of integrated online-offline national campaigns to create impact on our legislative policy priorities.
  • Serve as an expert, specializing in campaign strategy and political tactics, within the SCAN team; provide strategy development support, inform design of monitoring and evaluation plans, provide oversight of related platforms, programing, and initiatives.
  • Develop campaign tactics in alignment to tiered strategic direction, balancing deep impact and broad reach, leveraging foundational government relations expertise, established volunteer networks, and strategic partnerships.

Campaign Implementation (45%)

  • Design and develop national campaign resources and opportunities for volunteer advocates including toolkits, grassroots materials, and legislative resources.
  • Collaboration with Senior Advisor of Digital Campaigns and MCF to create digital content for traditional media, social media, email and website.
  • Serve is an advisory capacity to support implementation and delivery of campaign activities and trainings focused on federal legislative priorities; work in collaboration with state-based staff, the Student Engagement Program and the Community Engagement Program to ensure high quality implementation, delivery, and ongoing support for advocacy campaigns, practices, and strategies across diverse communities.
  • Lead the evaluation planning, tools, and subsequent data collection, analysis, goal setting and reporting for national campaigns in order to share a compelling story with impact; monitor quality of activations through various means including both quantitative and qualitative measurement.
  • Support external partnerships to leverage existing campaigns, resources, and platforms within the field at large.
  • Support program planning and management of special projects including, but not limited to national events and the annual Advocacy Summit.

Operational Excellence (15%)

  • Provide inputs to develop annual campaign budget and strategic plan.
  • Prioritize cross-team collaboration across various teams within SCAN and the agency, including IT/BTS, resource development, MCF, partnership development, USP and IP.
  • Support the development and execution of communication and media strategies to increase campaign visibility through external communications, presentations, and other related activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 7 years of relevant experience
  • Specialized knowledge in both online and offline advocacy campaign development
  • State- or national-level campaign experience and demonstrated understanding of the legislative and electoral process
  • Project management experience
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1 – NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Target Salary for this position is $108,800 – $121,600 base salary
  • Geo 2 – Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $98,600 – $110,200 base salary
  • Geo 3 – Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Target Salary for this position is $88,400 – $98,800 base salary

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.

Why you should join the Save the Children Action Network (“SCAN”) Team…

Save the Children Action Network offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

Click here to learn more about how Save the Children US will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children Action Network

Save the Children Action Network (“SCAN”) – a 501(c)(4) organization – is the political advocacy arm of Save the Children. No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.  As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)