The Counsel will be part of AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy Initiative, which advances and protects the role of nonprofits in influencing public policy. Bolder Advocacy helps organizations fully understand the legal rules governing advocacy activities, and become assertive in their right to pursue their policy goals. By tracking and responding to legislation that affects nonprofit advocacy, fighting for the rights of nonprofits and foundations to conduct advocacy, and responding to potential threats to nonprofit advocacy, we lay the groundwork for more nonprofit organizations to advocate effectively on behalf of their communities. This position is based in AFJ’s national office in Washington, DC.
- Master the current federal tax and federal election law for tax exempt organizations and translate the material for a non-legal audience. The candidate will be responsible for continuing their education in federal tax and federal election law.
- Conduct workshops for nonprofit organizations and foundations on federal tax and federal election rules governing their ability to participate in public policy. Also be active in the publicity/outreach needed to produce the desired audience for workshops.
- Provide technical assistance to nonprofits and foundations on federal tax and federal election law.
- Represent the organization at conferences of nonprofits and foundations.
- Write, in collaboration with AFJ staff and/or outside attorneys, relevant technical assistance guides, articles, op-eds, regulatory comments and occasional amicus briefs.
- Participate in federal tax and federal election law public policy and other subjects as they may arise.
- Collaborate with staff from other AFJ programs to deliver appropriate program content.
- Work with both AFJ’s California and DC staff on program activities and special events.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Law degree, bar membership and 1-5 years of experience as a practicing attorney.
- Experience conducting training programs and working with coalitions.
- Experience with lobbying or nonprofit advocacy programs preferred
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to write clearly and quickly.
- Strong collaborator, and able to adapt quickly to changing situations.
- Travel approximately 50-60 days per year.
- Ability to work with a wide range of individuals and interests.
- Knowledge of federal tax and election law; some familiarity with state lobbying and elections law and experience lobbying for a nonprofit a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Highly organized and detail oriented.
- Commitment to social justice causes.
Compensation range is $55,000 – 62,000 per year, dependent on experience. Excellent benefits.
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