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To support our mission, we are seeking a Policy Specialist to join our National Advocacy Center in Washington, DC. (Due to COVID-19 all employees are working remotely until we make return to work decisions.) In this role you will advise and assist the director in implementing the efforts of NWF's Water and Coasts federal policy campaigns. Primary responsibilities will include: helping to lead NWF’s federal policy work to achieve the organization’s Water for Wildlife and Coasts strategic plan goal and strategies; serving as a NWF policy representative on key coalitions; conducting policy research and providing support and coordination assistance for other NWF Water and Coasts team priorities as needed; and collaborating with and supporting lobby team and NWF policy staff to further key legislative goals and priorities.

In this role you will also represent NWF’s water and coastal resilience work and positions in both internal and external campaign team meetings, contribute to development and maintenance of relationships with partner organizations, conduct Congressional and Administrative tracking and outreach, and develop educational and advocacy materials for activists, agency & congressional staff. Other responsibilities include policy research and development of blogs, social media and action alerts on relevant topics, outreach to grassroots, fact sheet and report preparation, organizing workshops, lobby days, and other events as needed. You will cultivate and leverage knowledge of relevant aspects of administrative and legislative policy on topics including but not limited to: national flood insurance and disaster policy, natural infrastructure and resilience policy, coastal and watershed restoration activities, and marine conservation policy. At times you will be asked to assist with team coordination activities, including scheduling and facilitating meetings.

You will be part of a federally-focused team based out of NWF’s National Advocacy Center (NAC), but will collaborate frequently with staff at other NWF regional offices working on related issues, and will at times be asked to do state-specific research and outreach in addition to federal advocacy.