Job Opening Description

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Political Director

The Political Director will lead Foreign Policy for America’s efforts to engage and communicate with candidates for federal office and will administer the organization’s political action committee. The Political Director will liaise with political campaigns, coordinate closely with allied organizations, manage our PAC budget, and mobilize and grow our base of members who contribute financially to endorsed candidates. The Political Director will report to the Executive Director.

Foreign Policy for America is a nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. We are building a diverse and active network of Americans who are committed to defending diplomacy and standing up for principled American engagement in the world. Our connected political action committee, the Foreign Policy for America Action Network, works to elect members of Congress who champion strong, principled American foreign policy. For more on our values, leadership, and work, visit


– Lead Foreign Policy for America’s candidate engagement process
– Oversee research efforts to inform endorsement decisions
– Develop, implement, and manage strategy to grow a diverse base of active, dues-paying members
– Strengthen and support local steering committees in target cities
– Manage and grow networks of top contributors, including the Foreign Policy for America Leadership Circle, using a CRM platform
– Contribute to major donor and organization-wide fundraising initiatives
– Coordinate with allied organizations to share information, develop partnerships, and implement joint activities
– Support member-led efforts to host fundraising events for endorsed candidates
– Design and implement online candidate fundraising initiatives
– Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Foreign Policy for America’s political efforts, and report out analytics to measure return on investment
– Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications:

– Five or more years of experience in grasstops organizing and/or political campaigns
– Knowledge and understanding of major foreign policy issues debated by Congress
– Two or more years of fundraising experience
– Prior experience administering political action committees preferred
– Entrepreneurial leadership and implementation skills; must be a self-starter
– Desire to work in a dynamic, demanding start-up environment where flexibility and teamwork is required
– Passionate about community building
– Detail-oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects effectively while maintaining high-quality standards
– Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
– Prior experience with event planning preferred

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis until the position is filled.