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Policy Consultant

Posted August 3, 2021

Muslim Advocates provides expert representation in the courts, the policy making process, and in the public dialogue so that American Muslims and all people can live free from discrimination. We litigate, educate, and advocate to uphold our country’s promise of equal treatment under the law for all Americans — and we get results. We are a big tent organization that recognizes the rich and full diversity of the American Muslim community in race, sex, place of birth, ability, income, education, gender identity, sexual orientation, sect of worship and level of religiosity. Our team is based in Washington, DC and will be remote through December 2021.

The Policy Consultant will provide general support for Muslim Advocates’ policy and public advocacy priorities (15-20 hours per week). The ideal candidate will have a passion for Muslim Advocates’ mission, can thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Scope of Work:

  • Review and make recommendations regarding sign on letter requests pertaining to Muslim Advocates’ issues areas (including but not limited to: hate crimes, hate groups, tech accountability, Muslim ban or other discriminatory immigration policies targeting or indirectly impacting Muslims, Countering Violent Extremism / domestic terrorism, white nationalism and white supremacy, racial profiling)
  • Review and make recommendations regarding requests to endorse legislation on the same issue areas listed above
  • Participate in coalition meetings to monitor important updates and activities such as campaigns, legislative efforts, or policy changes that would necessitate Muslim Advocates’ involvement
  • Work with Public Advocacy team to identify opportunities for press releases commenting on relevant work
  • Work with Outreach and Community Partnerships Manager to identify opportunities for community outreach on relevant work
  • Identify opportunities to engage with partners and continue to strengthen relationships
  • Contribute to additional policy projects, as needed

Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in a related field (e.g. congressional or state legislative staff, policy advocacy/lobbying, or other types of relevant experience)
  • Strong working knowledge of federal policy
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge (from work or lived experience) of issues facing American Muslims
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply online through this link.

Please be sure to upload the following materials with your application: two writing samples, cover letter, resume and requested hourly rate.