Policy Associate; American Flood Coalition

Job Title: 
Policy Associate
Job Location: 
Washington, D.C.
Application Information: 

Location: Washington, D.C.

The American Flood Coalition is a nonpartisan group of 120+ elected officials, local leaders, military

groups, and businesses that have come together to drive adaptation to the reality of higher seas, stronger

storms, and more frequent flooding. The coalition seeks to advance national solutions that support floodaffected

communities and protect our nation’s residents, economy, and military installations. Additionally,

American Flood Action, our sister organization, is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization that advocates for

legislation and policy change in line with our principles. This position will provide work for both


We are a start-up nonprofit organization and we do things differently. We aim to change the game with a

singular focus on flooding and sea level rise, a creative approach to finding solutions, and deep analysis

and partnerships that leverage existing efforts. We draw on our strength as communicators and practical

problem solvers to bring in those stakeholders that other groups do not, building broad public support for

built and nature-based solutions at the local and national level.

Our team is passionate, entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and looking to radically improve how communities

around the country adapt to flooding and sea level rise.

Mission of Role

We are looking for an Associate to join our growing Policy & Government Relations team. Our Policy &

Government Relations team is responsible for conducting policy research, advocating on behalf of our

coalition and mission on Capitol Hill, and leading the way in coalition and partnerships growth at the

federal level.

The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, driven individual who has a strong command of the

legislative process as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.

If you are a team-player who desires to work with some of the most talented and passionate people in the

space that are focused on righting the course of tomorrow, you have come to the right place.

Job Description

● Conduct impactful research. Spearhead the expansion of our policy portfolio and ground it in

strong, and meaningful research.

● Draft substantive policy materials. Craft letters to agencies and Congress, issue briefs, fact

sheets, talking points, and social media posts to persuade and inform our diverse audiences.

● Represent the Coalition on Capitol Hill. Serve as a representative for our Coalition’s members

in the halls of Congress, and articulate our mission directly to Members and their staff.

● Monitor the Hill. Track the status of our legislative efforts and maintain a steady awareness of

our ongoing policy priorities, important hearings, briefings, etc.

● Develop relationships. Broaden our reach and impact by fostering new partnerships with

motivated stakeholders, both on the Hill and off.

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