The Good Lobby is a non-profit civic start-up committed to equalizing access to power for a more plural, inclusive and democratic society. We believe that every citizen can make a difference in their community.
To drive our impact, we build unconventional collaborations and alliances with and among NGOs, philanthropies and progressive companies. Ultimately, our mission is to strengthen the advocacy capacity of the nonprofit sector across Europe.
We don’t lobby, but help others to do so, responsibly.
We are looking for an Advocacy Manager, who is:
- A Lobbyist: you know how to monitor policies and you know how to craft strategies to make change happen.
- A Campaigner: you know how communication works and you are able to make your point across on different media.
- A Manager: someone who can coordinate different projects at the same time, solve problems, step in when needed, be hands-on.
- A Master: someone who masters lobbying and communication. Someone who understands the challenges of lobbying in the nonprofit, civil society sector. Someone who can switch from digital policies to consumer protection.
- A Magician: someone able to turn complexity into clarity by offering guidance to nonprofit leaders and letting them overcome biases that might have prevented them from succeeding.
- A Facilitator: someone who aims at being understood, a bridge-builder between different environments (e.g. public, private, civil society sectors), sharing her own knowledge with different audiences in a workshop, in a text, blog post or Tweet.
What are the challenges we will propose to you:
- Manage different projects at the interface of advocacy and communication to the benefit of civil society actors.
- Campaign for civil society actors on different policies.
- Work on digital-related policy files.
- Train people in lobbying and advocacy coming from different walks of life and sectors (civil society, private sector, grassroot, etc).
In particular, our Advocacy Manager will be responsible for:
- Managing several accounts as one-stop shop for the beneficiary
- Monitoring relevant policies (digital in particular) and act on the insights drawn from monitoring.
- Designing lobbying and advocacy strategies for different actors in civil society.
- Supporting different departments working on pro bono and low bono projects.
What we are looking for in our new Advocacy Manager:
- Proven experience in Public Affairs, gained either in a consultancy, law firm or in the institutions.
- Strong command of EU policy-making
- Some previous exposure to the nonprofit sector.
- Understanding of the challenges of the nonprofit sector and European civil society.
- Some understanding of digital policies.
- Expertise on designing and implementing lobbying and advocacy strategies.
- Ease while speaking in public.
- Experience in designing and implementing training activities for different audiences: from NGOs to corporations, from politicians to citizens, from professionals to students.
- At least 2 years of experience.
- Creativity and solutions-oriented approach.
- Organisational skills: to effectively, consistently and professionally manage different projects in an organisation that is fresh, very busy, growing fast.
- Flexibility and openness to change.
- People-person attitude and willingness to collaborate.
- Someone who would appreciate the book Helping the Good Do Better: How a White Hat Lobbyist Advocates for Social Change by Thomas F. Sheridan.
What we offer:
To begin with, a 6-12 months contract under Belgian law with possibility of renewal depending on funding. You should already have the right to work and live in Belgium.
Given the fact that we are looking for a very specific profile, we are happy to make adjustments when it comes to both timing and salary. Therefore, please, include in your application your salary expectation range (gross) and timing preference (full-time/part time – and in the latter case, which percentage).
The work and the well-being of The Good Lobby is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We welcome applications from people of colour, women, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities.
Please, send to email@example.com in a single PDF file:
- your CV
- a cover letter where you tell us about why you are the person we are looking for (maximum 2 pages) and what are your salary expectations.
With subject line: Advocacy Manager // Name Surname by Sunday 7th of March 2021
The exact starting date can be negotiated, but it should be in March-April 2021.
SPONTANEOUS APPLICATIONS AND CURRICULAR INTERNSHIPS
In case you are looking for a place where to do your curricular internship, or you would like to send a spontaneous application, please, do the following:
If you are interested in matchmaking, probono, legal, capacity building and non profit sector, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in communication, contact: email@example.com
If you are interested in capacity building, advocacy, lobbying, private sector, philanthropy, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org