FULL TIME • WASHINGTON, D.C. • REMOTE WORK POSSIBLE
Salary Range: $100,000 – $120,000
The Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition seeks a full-time, dynamic, and experienced Policy Director to help the coalition achieve its policy objectives.
About The FACT Coalition
The FACT Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of 100-plus state, national, and international organizations combating the harmful impacts of corrupt financial practices and promoting a fair and transparent global tax system. (The FACT Coalition is a fiscally sponsored project of the Fund for Constitutional Government.)
Unfair tax systems, multinational corporate tax avoidance, illicit financial flows, and corruption all rob the U.S. and other governments of the resources they need to fund social services, fight economic, gender and racial inequality, and combat climate change. They also fundamentally threaten democracy at home and internationally. The successful candidate will join a pragmatic, diverse, and winning coalition of more than 100 organizations.
How to Apply
Candidates who are qualified by experience, skill, and personal motivation are invited to apply here. For consideration, a completed application must include a cover letter, a current resume, a brief writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of three references.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The FACT Coalition values diversity and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, women, LGBTQ persons, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position. Successful candidates must have the legal right to work in the U.S. The FACT Coalition offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
The Policy Director reports to the Executive Director and is a member of the management team. The Policy Director is a core member of the FACT secretariat team and works in close collaboration with the Government Affairs Director. The Policy Director will lead and manage the FACT Coalition secretariat’s legislative and policy analysis. The Policy Director will also help set and actualize the FACT Coalition’s research and regulatory comment agendas (such as, by drafting comments for notice and comment rulemaking processes).
- Develop and implement advocacy strategies in collaboration with FACT Coalition Working Groups.
- Provide policy research and analysis on international corporate taxation, anti-money laundering, and anti-corruption issues to inform the FACT Coalition and its members.
- Draft inputs for regulatory processes, including regarding the implementation of the Corporate Transparency Act and new rules related to real estate money laundering.
- Manage FACT’s research, including research conducted by consultants and FACT Policy Fellows.
- Act as a FACT Coalition spokesperson before Congress, the executive branch, international financial institutions, companies, and the media.
- Develop and maintain key relationships with government, congressional, corporate, and investor targets relevant to the issues prioritized.
- Develop and write policy papers, advocacy issue briefs, blogs, fact sheets, op-eds, and research reports on FACT’s priority issues.
- An experienced policy analyst and advocate, with a minimum of seven years of work experience related to tax justice, anti-corruption, fiscal transparency and accountability, or related fields.
- Skilled in building professional networks.
- Knowledge of and experience working with the U.S. government, the U.S. Congress, and/or international financial institutions.
- High-level policy analysis and research skills, with the ability to quickly learn and absorb new information.
- Strong communication, analytical, research and professional writing skills. Ability to translate complex and technical topics into compelling communication pieces for a variety of audiences.
- Good public presentation skills and the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences.
- Flexibility, creativity, and strategic thinking.
- Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and collaborative work environment. Proactive and able to operate with relative independence while working collaboratively with the secretariat team and coalition members.
- Diplomatic and tactful in dealing with a variety of actors and influence targets.
- Knowledge of and/or experience dealing with international corporate taxation issues.
- Knowledge of and/or experience dealing with anti-money laundering issues and U.S. laws and regulations.
Expectations for the Position:
- Will stay abreast of professional and ethical standards, trends, and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning of the field.
- Will work effectively and collaboratively in support of building a team-based culture of work, will perform all duties appropriately for a multilateral and multi-cultural environment, treating all persons with dignity and respect.
- Will understand gender and racial justice and diversity within key areas of responsibility and be committed to promoting gender and racial justice and diversity in our workplace and programs.
- Some U.S. or international travel may be required.
Master’s degree in political science, economics, accounting, law or related fields, or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training. A JD in law is a plus.
Policy Fellow (Paid)
PART TIME • WASHINGTON, D.C. • REMOTE WORK POSSIBLE
Preferred Location: Washington, DC, USA (Remote work options possible)
Summer Term: May to August 2023 (Start and End Dates Flexible)
Application Deadline: April 15, 2023
Compensation: $25/hr for 20+ hours per week
The FACT Coalition is looking for a Policy Fellow to support the Coalition’s policy research, advocacy, and communication efforts. The ideal candidate will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in public policy, international affairs, economics, or related fields, or a JD or other advanced law degree. Priority will be given to applicants who can work at least 20 hours per week.
The FACT Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of more than 100 state, national, and international organizations committed to promoting a fair global tax system and to combating the harmful impacts of corrupt financial practices. Unfair tax systems, multinational corporate tax avoidance, illicit financial flows, and corruption all rob the U.S. and other governments of the resources they need to fund social services, fight economic, gender and racial inequality, and combat climate change.
The successful candidate will join a pragmatic and winning coalition to help FACT take advantage of important policy openings to tackle dirty money in the U.S. financial system and promote fair and transparent multinational corporate taxation.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Due to the expected volume of applications, only candidates who will be asked to interview will be contacted.
The successful candidate will be an important part of the small FACT Coalition secretariat team and will gain experience with a dynamic coalition focused on reforms high on the priority list of the U.S. government. The Policy Fellow will take on policy advocacy and research projects as directed by FACT’s executive director and government affairs director, as well as participate in FACT working groups related to tax justice and anti-money laundering reforms.
- Craft briefing papers, talking points, and communications with Members of Congress, committees, and their staff;
- Research and write a background briefing paper(s) for the coalition on an emerging issue;
- Draft blogs, op-eds, and other articles for publication;
- Research and assist in drafting public comment responses for regulatory rulemaking processes;
- Develop a front-row understanding of the executive and legislative branches interact to shape U.S. policy; and
- Build a network of policy contacts that will aid in your professional development during your time in D.C.
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in persuasive writing;
- Issue knowledge related to global corruption, money laundering, democracy and authoritarianism, and international tax (preferred);
- Experience with U.S. government policy and regulatory processes, and congressional advocacy (preferred);
- Comfort collaborating with others in various team-based advocacy and writing projects, as well as working independently;
- Strong organizational and logistical skills;
- Proactiveness in communication and problem-solving;
- Flexible team player who can deliver in a fast-paced environment; and
- Resourcefulness, creativity, and intellectual curiosity.
As a member of a small team, some administrative support contributions will be expected.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at FACT will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The FACT Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. It is FACT’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, or disability.