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Washington Representative / Union of Concerned Scientists / Washington, DC'
Union of Concerned Scientists/Washington, DCSenior Washington Representative
Food and Environment Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Washington, DC Office
UCS's Food and Environment (F&E) program is seeking a highly qualified
individual to lead UCS's efforts to reorient U.S. agriculture in the direction
of a healthy, sustainable, and just system through the myriad programs of the
farm bill. Under the supervision of the campaign manager and in collaboration
with other program staff, advocate UCS positions on farm policy and food systems
to Congress and the executive branch; participate in the development of UCS
policy positions; lead legislative activities; maintain a comprehensive
knowledge of relevant issues; represent UCS before the media and the public;
prepare written material for advocacy purposes; and participate in outreach,
membership, and activist-related activities in support of program and
â Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
congressional representatives and staff, administration officials, and allied
â With the campaign manager, design and lead legislative and executive
branch campaigns and other policy initiatives to win approval of progressive
public policies that reflect UCS's policy goals.
â Monitor the progress of legislation and policies in Congress and at
federal agencies, respectively.
â Participate in key coalition activities and offer legislative expertise
and support to community-based allies.
â Represent UCS to the media and general public.
â Write testimony, fact sheets, briefing papers, op-ed pieces, letters,
comments, articles for UCS print publications and web, and other material as
needed for advocacy.
Qualifications and experience: Five to seven years of relevant legislative or
lobbying experience at the national or state level on environmental,
agricultural, or other science policy issues; experience in public-interest
advocacy campaigns and policy analysis, including demonstrated success in
designing and leading legislative and executive branch campaigns; demonstrated
comitment to advocacy; proven competence in science or technical policy subject
matter; experience working in cross-disciplinary and cross-departmental advocacy
campaigns; and proven oral and written communication skills. A background in
agriculture, biology, food policy, or environmental science and experience
working on the Farm Bill are preferred but not essential.
At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees
Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full time position based in UCS's
Washington, DC, office. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the
salary is around $70,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and is an equal
opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. Information
about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, how you learned
about the position and resume via email and include âSenior Washington
Representativeâ in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format
only. No phone calls please. Deadline: March 31 or until filled. Apply To Job
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