Policy Officer

United States
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Job Description

Location: Washington, DC*

Application Deadline: When filled

*Please Note: Solidarity Center staff enjoy a hybrid telework/in-person schedule. All candidates applying for this role will be expected to work in the Washington, D.C. office a minimum of three days per week unless an ADA or health-related exemption is approved.


Solidarity Center seeks a Policy Officer for a newly created position in an expanding Executive Office to assist in raising the profile of the issues facing workers in today’s global economy as well as the work of Solidarity Center and its allies. This individual will need to be conversant with ongoing political, economic, social, and trade union policy developments in the US and abroad.


Responsibilities include tracking policy developments, coordinating outreach, and drafting relevant, persuasive, and high quality policy products. All written material must be grammatically and factually correct, logical, and easy to understand. This person will be involved in supporting the planning and implementation of those programs that support Solidarity Center's global partners in build their own policy advocacy capacity. The Policy Officer will participate in developing and conducting education, training, and other programs. This individual should bring creative ideas and new approaches to policy advocacy.


This individual will write policy materials and coordinate logistics that will require handling multiple demands effectively with attention to detail. Some program-related overseas travel may be required. The Policy Officer will also prepare and exchange information with other departments and may be asked to attend meetings or conferences on behalf of the Solidarity Center.



  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, labor relations, or a related field and/or five years of related work experience
  • Knowledge of international relations including trade unions and socio-economic and political developments in the U.S. and abroad. Previous coalition and/or trade union experience 
  • Ability to work independently and complete assignments accurately, on time, and with limited supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to work and interact easily with a wide variety of people
  • Good communication and writing skills
  • Computer literacy for word processing, simple spreadsheets, and databases


Fluency in a foreign language is a plus. 


Supervisor: Director of Policy

Specific Duties:

  • Conduct research and summarize the results of that research;
  • Maintain policy calendar to ensure timely preparation of policy materials;
  • Attend meetings and provide a summary of key points;
  • Maintain a database of contacts and Hill outreach;
  • Compile briefing books and white papers on policy priorities;
  • Work with other staff to develop policy advocacy materials;
  • Participate in coalition meetings and activities;
  • Draft /edit policy materials, reports, letters, and other correspondence;
  • Coordinate activities with the Center’s other program and functional offices; and
  • Maintain relationships with other organizations.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.


This is a collective bargaining unit position, generously compensated with a gross annual salary starting at approximately $72,157 USD based on experience. A robust benefits package includes fully paid health insurance, a retirement plan and pension, life insurance, and ample paid time off for holidays, vacation, and medical leave. Pre-tax deduction programs are also available for commuting, dependent care, and health care expenses. In addition, we offer opportunities and funds for professional development.

The Solidarity Center cultivates the values of diversity, equality, and inclusion among its staff and partners. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable law. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodations to apply for this position, please contact us at information@solidaritycenter.org.


For Candidates Applying from the AFL-CIO: Solidarity Center works in partnership with the AFL-CIO on recruiting and filling positions. Our policy is to notify the AFL-CIO prior to interviewing any of its current employees.