Policy Advisor

Washington, DC /
Finance & Events – Finance /
Full -Time
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA), the campaign committee responsible for electing and supporting Democratic governors, is seeking a Policy Advisor for the remainder of the 2022 cycle. The policy department serves as an external face of the agendas of Democratic governors and candidates by liaising between the DGA and officials in congressional leadership, partner organizations, and DGA members. The position will report to the National Finance Director and assist in the day-to-day operation of the finance team and other departments as needed. While this position is meant to be filled for the duration of 2022, our busiest year, the position may be extended for the right candidate.
The salary range for this position is $65,000-$70,000 annually before benefits and applicable withholdings. Candidates who are comfortable handling the following responsibilities at the entry level are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. No calls, please. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
The DGA is committed to a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.


    • Serve as DGA’s primary policy liaison to Governors’ Policy Directors, DC Directors, and other policy stakeholders
    • Provide research and written reports on relevant policy topics at the request of governors’ policy teams 
    • Support DGA Chair’s team and DGA executive office in outreach to and communication with the White House and Administration officials
    • Provide support to transition teams of newly elected governors
    • In conjunction with the Corporate Membership team, coordinate relevant aspects of the DGA Policy Conferences such as panel organization, moderator recruitment, topic selection, and all briefing materials 
    • Collaborate with Finance team to manage DGA member requests and engage with members and other stakeholders
    • Collaborate with communications, executive, and research team on strategic policy projects as needed
    • Support robust DGA membership program by engaging with members on their DGA objectives

Minimum qualifications

    • A strong commitment to social justice and Democratic principles;
    • 2-3 years of combined campaign and policy experience;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong attention to detail;
    • Strong proficiency with internet research;
    • Event organizing experience is a plus;
    • Willingness to work long hours and travel frequently, including occasional weekends;
    • A strong capacity to work both independently and collaboratively under tight deadlines;
    • A keen awareness of how political dynamics shape policy debates.
Diversity Practices
The DGA recognizes that its continued success requires a staff of hardworking, intelligent people from diverse backgrounds. The DGA is committed to ensuring equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status.  
The DGA strongly encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply to this position and to share why your demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience working in diverse communities makes you a strong applicant as part of your cover letter. 
The DGA offices are based in downtown Washington, DC and staff are currently in a hybrid work protocol due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DGA will work with potential candidates to schedule remote interviews and process on-boarding procedures remotely, if necessary.  
This position comes with 100% employer-paid health care for employee + spouse/partner + dependents, up to 4% 401(k) matching program, employer paid phone bill and other employee benefits.