Policy Associate


Who We Are:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in America.  The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957.  To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit www.civilrights.org.

The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US.  Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US.  To learn more about the Education Fund, please visit www.leadershipconferenceedfund.org.

About the Role:

The Policy Associate works with staff in the Government Affairs Department staff on a variety of policy-related tasks, supports the work of identified issue-based teams, and also provides research and analysis to the Executive Vice President of Government Affairs.

What You Will Do:

  • Drafts and sends materials on various policy issues, including fact sheets and letters to Congress and federal agencies
  • Coordinates and supervises the transmission of materials to members of Congress, including advocacy letters from The Leadership Conference on pending legislation
  • Researches a range of civil and human rights policy issues including legislative and educational materials
  • Serves as the staff representative for the Government Affairs Department at relevant Leadership Conference task force meetings, legislative hearings, coalition meetings, conference calls, meetings with agency and legislative staffs, and other events, networks, conferences, and meetings.
  • Works closely with identified issue-based teams, including Fair Courts, Healthcare and Anti-Poverty, to coordinate meetings, including team and coalition meetings, as well as briefings.
  • Manages policy related vendor contracts and assists with managing the departmental budget and expenses, including timely submission, and tracking of invoices
  • Develops and maintains relationships with coalition members and partners, as well as congressional staff

What You Will Bring:

  • At least 2 years of legislative experience with a civil rights organization or related experience;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, data base systems, and internet research
  • A commitment to civil rights
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, manage a complex workload, and organize time efficiently
  • Good writing and verbal skills
  • A strong attention to detail

What We Offer:

The Organizations offer its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time.  Employees can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and a retirement savings account.

Salary Range – $55,800.25 – $59,843.00

To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter.

Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

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