About American Economic Liberties Project
The American Economic Liberties Project is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to fighting monopoly power. We combine policy and regulatory expertise with strategic communications, coalition-building, and advocacy campaigns to help ensure policymakers protect workers, small businesses, communities, and democracy from monopolistic corporations to advance economic liberty for all.
Economic Liberties seeks an Advocacy & Communications Associate to join its team and help build the growing anti-monopoly movement by helping to run dynamic campaigns and advocate for policy solutions that will protect America’s economy and democracy from concentrated corporate power. Ideal candidates will have exceptional interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently, and expertise working with policymakers. This role reports to the Director of Policy and Advocacy. Primary responsibilities will include:
- Identify opportunities to engage with members of Congress, partner organizations, labor unions, and other stakeholders by proactively crafting outreach materials, supporting briefings, and events.
- Maintain Economic Liberties’ distribution lists to the Hill, press, and partners and manage correspondence with allied organizations, federal agencies, and Congressional staff.
- Support the communications and policy teams in developing messaging, press releases, editorial pitches, newsletters, and other media materials to promote and increase the reach of Economic Liberties products, campaigns, and events.
- Monitor media coverage of corporate power and abuses to identify trends and opportunities for rapid response and creative campaigns and tactics that engage our partners and support organizational goals.
- Track progress of internal projects across departments and ensure they move through the pipeline in a timely manner.
- Support the organization’s engagement in existing and future coalition efforts.
- Help lead special projects as assigned.
- At least 2 years of policy or communications experience, preferably including experience working on economic or business-related issues, though that is not required.
- General knowledge of how Capitol Hill functions, experience in Congress is a plus.
- Strong writing skills and the ability to synthesize complex topics into long form pieces for diverse audiences and concise talking points for staff.
- Strong organizational skills that reflect an ability to keep track of multiple tasks, meet competing deadlines, and actively communicate potential conflicts to colleagues.
- Demonstrated ability to shift comfortably between working with a team on larger projects and working independently on assigned daily duties.
- Interest in politics and an awareness of the day-to-day political developments.
- Sense of curiosity about how markets work and ways public policy could help decentralize economic power.
Compensation and Benefits
The Communications and Advocacy Associate is a full-time exempt position with an annual salary of $50,000 – $57,000, depending on experience. Though American Economic Liberties Project is based in Washington, DC, we will consider strong remote candidates. Relocation reimbursement is not available for this role.
American Economic Liberties Project provides an excellent compensation and benefits package for all its full-time employees including, but not limited to:
- A 401(k) retirement program with employer matching.
- 15 paid days of vacation leave during the first year of employment.
- Paid holidays including the week between Christmas Eve and New Years Day.
- 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
- 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance.
Please submit your cover letter and resume in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and “Communications and Advocacy Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is encouraged.
We expect the Communications and Advocacy Associate to start on or around April 17, 2023. We reserve the right to restart the recruitment process if a suitable candidate is not found.
As an equal opportunity employer, the American Economic Liberties Project values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to recruiting and promoting regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
To learn more about the American Economic Liberties Project, visit www.economicliberties.us