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Skoll World Forum

Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Civitas Public Affairs Group is a values-based public affairs firm that delivers winning advocacy campaigns for our clients and the communities they serve. We enlist experts, leverage relationships, and build coalitions to address some of the most pressing political and societal challenges of our day. Our bipartisan firm brings proven experience developing innovative advocacy campaigns to win substantive policy change at the local, state, and national levels. With offices in Boston, New York City, and Washington DC, we work closely with the nation’s leading philanthropists, non-profit organizations, and movements to substantively impact progressive issues and causes.

We are looking for an associate to join our winning team in New York City. Please note this is a hybrid position that requires three days in the office per week and two days of remote work.

This position will involve engagement with the Civitas team and the clients that we serve, providing the right candidate with direct exposure to big-picture policy and strategy development with some of the nation’s top political, policy, and thought leaders. Some of our current and former clients include the Black Policy Institute, CityHealth, the Collaborative for Gender and Reproductive Equity, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions, Center for Secure and Modern Elections, Inseparable, National Council for Behavioral Health, the Pipeline Fund, the Trevor Project and more. We want someone with a 360-degree view of today’s political and public policy landscape and with an interest and expertise in reproductive rights and racial justice policy issues. The ideal candidate is highly versatile, with issue area or electoral campaign experience, as well as knowledge of the tools and tactics used to drive results, including the key influencers and organizations that shape the issue at the local and state level. Experience on Capitol Hill, the White House or state legislatures preferred, as well as a background in candidate or issue/ballot campaigns, community organizing, policy and legislative tracking, coalition building and movement work, specifically in reproductive rights and racial justice.


The ideal candidate will have the ability to:

  • Provide client team support, assisting with the creation and implementation of work plans, written documents, presentation materials and research
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed, manage project deadlines and reporting requirements
  • Coordinate and participate in internal and external client meetings and calls and contribute thought to the work
  • Maintain an up-to-the-minute understanding of relevant news, legislation, the political landscape, and other factors impacting client objectives
  • Proactively identify and flag opportunities and challenges for client leads
  • Work in partnership with organizations and build coalitions with varied and diverse stakeholders
  • Support the planning and execution of meetings and large-scale events, as well as run phone calls and client meetings when asked by supervisors
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Minimum of four years of experience in program strategy and execution within a mix of the following fields: state or federal advocacy; state legislative, regulatory or executive branch; congressional, White House, federal agencies; policy and political engagement; electoral campaigns.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, advocacy, and analytic skills, including the ability to explain complex issues in clear, persuasive terms.
  • Impeccable attention to detail.
  • Strong networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with individuals, organizations, and government agencies, as well as the ability to work with diverse groups of people.
  • Proven ability to manage workload with short- and long-term projects, shifting priorities, and varied workflow.
  • Organized and able to multi-task, determine priorities, and follow through on responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong computer, web, and technology skills (particularly proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to assist in logistical planning for meetings, convenings, and conferences.
  • Passion for using work to make the world a better place, combined with a sense of humor.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.


The salary range for this position is $65,000 – $85,000 per year, commensurate with experience. Civitas also offers opportunities for a bonus through an annual review process and an excellent benefits package.

Position will be filled as soon as possible.