Director of Policy and Advocacy

Are you passionate about helping people and excited to work in health advocacy on a national level with some household names?

Put your talents to work with us – help bring this hidden addiction into the light and make a difference in the lives of people affected by gambling addiction and the whole spectrum of problem gambling.

With sports betting expanding rapidly across the country, there is a lot happening on a national scale and you’ll be in the middle of it all!

Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, this role is responsible for building relationships with Congressional, State and Federal agencies, gaining support for and advancing programs.  This candidate will monitor and take action on all related legislation, tracking bills and preparing fact sheets as well as testimony.

The role requires the candidate to speak publicly, travel (once the pandemic allows), represent the organization and be intuitive with public affairs.  The candidate will develop grassroots advocacy capacity amongst membership groups and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.  The candidate will be a strategic thinker and strong communicator that is highly organized and eager to bring their advocacy background to a dynamic group of hard-working professionals.

How You Will Spend Your Day:

  • Build relationships with federal and state agencies, with a focus on maximizing opportunities at the state level and advancing programs
  • Advise Board of Directors and staff on policy directives
  • Engage in the development and implementation of state, tribal and local regulations
  • Monitor and take action on all relevant legislation
  • Build and maintain relationships with other industry trade associations and stakeholders
  • Travel will be required when the pandemic allows, up to 25% and some will be international
Additional Information

Ideal candidate will:

  • 5+ years of progressive experience in policy and advocacy
  • Bachelor’s degree in related area required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Preferred experience in health and addiction policy, public health lobbying at the national and state level is ideal
  • Proven success in legislative affairs and gaining support/funding
  • Experience working nationally and advocating in multiple states
  • Adaptable and can balance many projects, independent and can work with a collaborative team
  • Background developing and executing an annual advocacy plan
  • Strategic, transparent and innovative
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, strong interpersonal verbal communications skills both in-person and by telephone; and a sense of humor.
  • Commit to a minimum two-year period of employment.

The position is based in the Washington, DC metro area. This is a full-time, permanent role. Salary range: $75,00 – $90,000.

During the coronavirus pandemic, NCPG employees are working from home. When the pandemic is resolved, domestic overnight travel is required for this position, for a combined total of approximately two to three weeks per year (at employer cost).

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity and a great fit for you, please submit a resume to with “NCPG Director of Policy & Advocacy” in the subject line.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we regretfully can only respond to those candidates who best meet the requirements of a specific position or whose backgrounds are generally applicable to our client base. Please rest assured that we retain all candidate information for possible future matches, even if you do not hear from us in regard to your application in response to this ad.

August 2020