- Federal Policy Director, USA

Federal Policy Director

Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)


JOB TYPE Full Time




SIECUS seeks a strategic, driven, and creative Federal Policy Director to lead national policymaker and partner education, advocacy, and lobbying; assist in shaping state policy support and engagement; and produce related resources and publications. The ideal candidate will have the ability to think and communicate at both the 30,000 foot-level as well as dive into the weeds of sexuality education policies, funding, and practices, balancing proactive and defensive grasstops mobilization strategies. 


About SIECUS: SIECUS is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to affirming sexuality as a fundamental part of being human, one that is worthy of dignity and respect. Using a justice framework and an intersectional approach, we advocate for the right of all people to accurate information, comprehensive education about sexuality, and the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health services. We focus our work through policy and advocacy, with an emphasis on policymaker and stakeholder education and strategic communications, to promote comprehensive sexuality education and lifelong sexual health and well-being. 



Job Responsibilities: The Federal Policy Director, based in SIECUS’ office located in downtown Washington, DC and reporting to the President & CEO, is responsible for the following:


Leading the development and execution of federal policymaker education, advocacy, and lobbying strategies

Managing key coalition partnerships and mobilization, serving as an active participant in partner coalitions, working groups, and ad hoc actions and activities 

Developing advocacy resources for key stakeholders, policymaker champions, and national partners

Shaping key legislative priorities, related materials, and outreach and support activities

Leading efforts to represent SIECUS and participate in stakeholder conferences and other convenings

Supporting efforts to integrate and engage state and community partners in federal policy activities

Directing the monitoring, tracking, and reporting on federal policy actions

Supervising SIECUS’ Policy Analyst and other fellows, and/or interns as appropriate

Contributing to the development of SIECUS’ external communications, publications, and other materials

Providing other organizational support as necessary 





Minimum of 5–7 years of related policy and advocacy experience (this can include extended internships/fellowships, ongoing volunteer work, and part-time work)

Significant experience engaging in legislative or policymaking processes and/or advocacy efforts

Coalition leadership, project, and staff management experience 

Demonstrated ability to produce quality work in both a team environment and independently

Established ability to multi-task, work well under pressure, and manage competing priorities  

Experience anticipating and identifying potential challenges and taking proactive steps to address them

Excellent written and verbal communications skills with a proven track record of writing clear, structured, and persuasive communications (e.g., factsheets, talking points, action alerts, briefs, etc.) with high attention to detail

Commitment to advancing sexual and reproductive education, health, rights, and justice




Prior experience working for or with Congress or federal agencies and/or with sexual and reproductive health, rights, or justice organizations

Working familiarity with the appropriations process, sexuality education politics, policies, programs, and practices



12 sick days per year

10 vacation days per year

3 personal days per year

11 paid holidays

Office closure between December 24–January 1

100% employer-paid medical and dental insurance

100% employer-paid long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance

$500 in Professional Development funds for each employee

$30 monthly cellphone data reimbursement for exempt staff




Please submit a cover letter, one-page writing sample, and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “[Your Name] – Federal Policy Director.” Applications missing any of the required components will be considered incomplete.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 19, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.


SIECUS is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. 


Job posted on 6th March 2018

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