This position drives communication from the Movement (field of Boys & Girls Clubs) to DC and from DC to the Movement. This position is integral to our long-term goal of doubling revenue from Federal sources to local Boys & Girls Clubs by 2025. We collectively own our annual fundraising goals and each position is responsible for their assigned agency funding goals. This position, as a part of the DC Government Relations team, is required to participate in strategic planning and active pursuit year-round of those agreed upon goals and to generate new revenue sources from the Federal government that meet the needs of local Clubs and solve problems for the nation. Generating revenue and meeting our annual goals are the main measures of success for this role.
Under the supervision of the National Vice President, Government Relations, the Senior Director, Government Relations, Advocacy Engagement is responsible for the daily management, leadership and support of Government Relations grassroots advocacy for BGCA and local Clubs nation-wide; interpreting to Clubs BGCA’s Federal Policy Agenda and informing BGCA’s agenda with feedback from local Clubs. This includes the development of an overall advocacy training program for Boys & Girls Clubs organizations focused on Federal, State and local elected officials and GR Funded Program Initiatives. This position includes the proactive development, planning and local Club advocacy for the overall BGCA policy and funding priorities, including changes to current policies and advocacy related to development of new youth development policies. This position also leads partnerships with third party advocacy groups to convey and amplify the advocacy work of Clubs and BGCA’s Government Relations team. SDPA works with the Federal Government Relations team to accomplish policy and funding goals, leading special events, and connections between local Clubs and Government Relations contacts. The Senior Director is responsible for the accomplishment of agreed upon Federal advocacy goals.
Normal internal working environment. Up to 30% travel. The individual selected for this position must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and be able to navigate areas of the country by using a map or other direction methods.