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Reprieve US is a registered 501(c)(3) assisting victims of extreme human rights abuses carried out by governments. We are made up of lawyers and investigators helping people face detention without trial, execution and extra judicial execution. We are a small team but we are fearless in our fight for justice.

Reprieve US is seeking an Advocacy Officer to help coordinate our engagement with key stakeholders including policymakers, politicians, partner organizations, and the press. This person will work across Reprieve US’s core work areas, and be a point person for all of Reprieve US’s casework and project teams when they are looking to conduct advocacy work in the United States.

The Role:

The Advocacy Officer will be based in Reprieve US’s Washington D.C. office. They will be supervised by the Deputy Director of Reprieve US.

The Advocacy Officer will be responsible for monitoring significant developments in domestic US debates around Reprieve US’s core issues. They will communicate relevant developments to the relevant casework and project teams, and provide local insight and intelligence to inform to Reprieve’s responses to these issues.

The Advocacy Officer will track prospective legislative and policy changes which could impact Reprieve US’s work. They will draw on their networks and knowledge to analyze any such proposals and make recommendations for action. Where necessary, they will engage with legislators and political stakeholders in line with Reprieve US’s objectives and policies.

The Advocacy Officer will establish, maintain and develop relationships with stakeholders who may help advance Reprieve US’s work on a state and federal level, such as partner organizations, business representatives, politicians, journalists, diplomats, and funders. They will be responsible for sustaining these relationships so that allies can be called upon for support when necessary.

The Advocacy Officer may help coordinate public campaigning on Reprieve US cases and issues, whether that campaigning is publicly led by Reprieve US partners or by Reprieve US itself. This may involve preparing written materials, engaging with lawyers, experts and family members, and engaging with third parties who may be willing to make public or private interventions on behalf of the prisoners in question.

The Advocacy Officer will be comfortable working on new and emerging areas and will be receptive to learning from those around them.

Salary and Benefits:

The role is a full-time role. The annual salary is $64,178 per annum and we offer a generous health, vision and dental insurance package. We also offer vacation time of 25 days paid leave per year, plus federal holidays.

Reprieve operates a hybrid working model with staff working part of the week from home and part of the week from the office, following COVID guidelines. Under the current guidance, Reprieve has opened the office to staff with teams having the flexibility to decide when to work in the office (subject to desk availability). Applicants must be eligible to work in the US. Reprieve is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a resume and covering letter, detailing how you are suited to the role, to applications@reprieve.org.uk by the date above. Please ensure your email has the subject heading ‘Advocacy Officer – Reprieve US’, and that all attachments are sent in PDF format. Please also state where you saw the role advertised.

For full details of the role, please visit our website: https://reprieve.org/us/work-for-reprieve-us/

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