Senior Policy Advisor
Preferred Location: Washington, DC, USA (Remote work options possible)
The Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition seeks a full-time, dynamic, experienced, and proactive advocate to help the coalition achieve its policy objectives. The FACT Coalition is a non-partisan alliance of 100-plus state, national, and international organizations promoting a fair global tax system and combating the harmful impacts of corrupt financial practices. (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. The successful candidate will join a pragmatic and winning coalition which most recently was instrumental in pushing the U.S. Congress to enact the Corporate Transparency Act at the beginning of 2021, the most important anti-money laundering reform in 20 years.
How to Apply
Candidates who are qualified by experience, skill, and personal motivation are invited to apply. Please send a cover letter, a current resume, a brief writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of three references to the Hiring Manager at [email protected]. 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, LGBT 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 Senior Policy Advisor will contribute to achievement of the FACT Coalition’s 2021-22 strategic outcomes and reports to the Executive Director. The Senior Policy Advisor will be part of a small FACT secretariat team, reporting to the Executive Director and working in close collaboration with the Government Affairs Director. This position will also support the Tax Justice Network, a FACT Coalition member, in achieving its advocacy objectives in the U.S.
The FACT Coalition’s goals are twofold:
- A fair global tax system that limits opportunities for tax avoidance and allows developing and developed countries to raise revenue from economic activities within their borders.
- Global rules and enforcement to curb the harmful impacts of corrupt financial practices.
This year presents important opportunities to advance on both fronts in the U.S. and globally. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in the FACT Coalition’s tax justice priorities while contributing to the overall objectives of the coalition.
- Develop and implement advocacy strategies, including in collaboration with the FACT Coalition working groups on increasing corporate tax transparency and closing tax loopholes.
- Provide policy research and analysis on emerging issues in international corporate taxation to inform the FACT Coalition and its members.
- Act as a FACT Coalition spokesperson and advocate on tax justice issues before the 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 tax justice issues in collaboration with FACT Coalition members, the Tax Justice Network, and others.
- Collaborate with other staff and media consultants to support the development of press strategies to help shape narratives and a policy environment conducive to the FACT Coalition’s priorities.
- Organize briefings and advocacy events to advance the FACT Coalition’s objectives and promote the Tax Justice Network’s reports.
- An experienced advocate, with a minimum of five to 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 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 documents 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 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.
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 justice and diversity in our workplace and programs.
- Within key areas of responsibility, will have a commitment to providing a safe environment for staff, partners, and beneficiaries, and a commitment to promoting safeguarding in our workplace programs, and the communities we serve.
- Some U.S. or international travel may be required (once the global health crisis has reduced and the FACT Coalition determines that travel is safe).
Master’s degree in political science, economics, accounting, law or related fields, or equivalent combination of education, experience, and training.
There are currently no internship opportunities with the FACT Coalition.
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.