Director of Policy and Legislation

  • Washington, DC
  • Dec 01, 2021
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

OPENS: 12/01/2021
CLOSES: 12/30/2021

Position Title: Director of Policy and Legislation
Location: Washington, D.C. / National Headquarters
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Organization: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is a non-profit organization and serves as the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with over 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit

 Position Description: The Director of Policy and Legislation executes the strategies to advance the organizations policy agenda mainly impacting the Hispanic community at large. Also serves as the top policy advisor to the CEO and other management officials and the National Board of Directors. The Director is responsible for all communication on policy matters to include op eds, articles and other communication forums. Develops, analyzes, and promotes the organizations policy agenda and advocates initiatives to achieve the policy goals of the organization at the local, state and federal level.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead, develop and execute strategy to advance federal and state policy, and partner with external and regional stakeholders to cultivate congressional/ governmental champions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local, state and federal elected officials, influencers, members of policy and advocacy foundations, coalitions, and key partners to advance policy
  • Serve as top policy expert and represent the organization in discussions and presentations with external stakeholders as
  • Create tools, reports and op eds or other various forms of communication that promote the policy
  • Lead, write, and coordinate policy and advocacy initiatives that are relevant to improving the organization and its
  • Monitor and identify relevant federal, state, and local policies and prepare appropriate policy
  • Research and analyze white papers, laws, publications, briefs, case studies and monitor proposed policy efforts at the local, state, and federal level that will impact the organization policy agenda its
  • Review and/or recommend on the policy
  • Conduct research and develop briefings on key policy issues as needed;


  • Expert understanding of tactics to drive a policy and advocacy
  • Ability to analyze policies for impact on policy
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Constructive and effective relationship building across the political
  • Capitol Hill or state legislature experience
  • Strong political acumen and significant experience navigating complex environments to derive creative
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including building and maintaining
  • Experience in effectively managing a high-performing
  • An understanding of advocacy and mobilization of Latino
  • Fluent in English and Spanish language. Must be able to read, write and translate materials

Supervisory Responsibility: This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Other Duties: Please note this job description does not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Education and Experience

 Education: Bachelors or graduate degree in Political Science or other related majors.


  • Minimum 7-10 years experience in a leadership policy related
  • Supervisory experience

Work Status: United States Citizen or Permanent Resident Required

 Salary Range: $72,000-$85,000/year

Commensurate according to years of experience. All employees must meet a 6-month probationary period. Continuation of this position after one year is dependent on the successful candidate meeting jointly determined performance goals.


  • Accrual of 8 hours of sick time and 8 hours of vacation time per month
  • 11 Paid Federal Holidays
  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance available for enrollment
  • Retirement Plan

 How to Apply: Candidates should submit their resume demonstrating qualifications, education and work experience required for the position. All applications must be submitted electronically to by 5:00pm EST on the closing date. Any questions may be directed via email to the Human Resource Officer at


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