FUND FOR CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT [FCG]

122 MARYLAND AVENUE, NE

WASHINGTON, DC 20002

202 546-3799

 

POSITION:  Campaign Coordinator, Whistleblower NOW! Campaign. This grant-contingent position is expected, but not yet committed, to be renewed for a second year.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

The current moment offers opportunities for advancing meaningful whistleblower protections beyond any past achievements, while simultaneously presenting the danger of undermining any future whistleblowers from coming forward if we do not respond adequately.

 

Building on decades worth of groundbreaking policy work -- from the False Claims Act in 1986, to the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act in 2012, and dozens of provisions in laws that apply to specific agencies across the federal government and industries throughout the private sector -- the Campaign’s cosponsors: Project on Government Oversight (POGO), the Government Accountability Project (GAP), and Public Citizen, have a proven track record of bringing together the whistleblower community to achieve policy reforms. The campaign will quickly mobilize a response to achieve the following:

 
Defend the whistleblowers who revealed the Ukraine scandal and denounces threats of unmasking, retaliation, and violence by President Trump, his administration, and his political allies.
Explain the vital role of whistleblowers in holding government and corporate wrongdoers accountable, the bravery of whistleblowers and their fundamental patriotism.
Create ambitious and transformative policy proposals intending to pass a large reform agenda in the House and Senate in 2021.

 

Responding to the moment and achieving these objectives will require scaled-up and fast-paced campaigning of a character different than previous whistleblower advocacy. Today’s reform efforts will require increased capacity, especially communications expertise and advocacy coordination.

 

Legislation on advancing whistleblower protections has historically had strong bipartisan support in the Congress. However, increasing protections for intelligence community whistleblowers has been met with resistance from both sides of the aisle.

 

Members of Congress have historically supported efforts to reform whistleblower protections, but the current “coup” narrative is damaging the longstanding bipartisan consensus around this issue. The communication efforts of this plan will largely be aimed at correcting this threat and providing policymakers cover to support current whistleblowers and strengthen protections going forward.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Help build a detailed and strategic campaign plan – inclusive of national coalition building, communications, grassroots campaigning and more -- to drive forward our Whistleblower Reform objectives.

1. Help expand our coalition and facilitate campaign work, including by maintaining regular contact with key allies and engaging regularly with those less fully engaged.

2. Develop and execute social media and traditional media outreach plans in coordination with the Communications Department.

3. Serve as a spokesperson for the Whistleblower NOW campaign to the public and media in DC.

4. Recruit and engage a network of grassroots volunteers demanding Whistleblower Protection

5. Produce micro reports, fact sheets, blogs and letters to the editor for distribution to the media, policymakers and advocacy groups.

6. Help build a campaign plan to educate Policy Makers and the Public about the importance of Whistleblowing and protected disclosures.

7. Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
5-7 years of campaigning experience and a track record of campaigning success.

Exceptional analytic, research, and written and oral communication skills.

Experience working with social media and online communications is desirable.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in coalitions and networks.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, respond to short-term deadlines and balance multiple responsibilities; maintain strong attention to detail and accuracy; and be persistent.

BENEFITS:
Salary range between $70,000 - $79,000 commensurate on experience.
Generous benefits package.

 

To Apply: 

TO APPLY:

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample(s) to the Fund for Constitutional Government at fcgwhistleblower@gmail.com. Applications will be considered as received. We aim to fill the position as fast as possible.