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Grassroots and Advocacy Associate

The American Battlefield Trust, the nation’s premier historic land preservation nonprofit organization, seeks a politically savvy government relations professional. The Trust preserves America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educates the public about what happened there and why it matters.

Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Director of Government Relations
Job Classification: Full-Time; Exempt
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage and lead grassroots advocacy initiatives at the state, local and federal levels to promote battlefield preservation.
  • Mobilize Trust membership, as well as local, state and national partners, to take action on legislative and policy issues related to historic battlefields.
  • Collaborate with Trust government relations staff to plan and execute grassroots strategies.
  • Cultivate and lead grassroots and friends’ groups at battlefields across the country.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with national and regional nonprofit organizations that help support the Trust’s mission
  • Monitor potential threats that could disturb or destroy historic battlefield resources. 
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-4 years of relevant professional experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills
  • Experience in grassroots advocacy, campaigns, and government relations
  • Demonstrated interest in American history and/or land conservation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Extensive experience with campaign/grassroots programs
To apply for the position, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and references to No calls, please.
At the American Battlefield Trust, we build parks and tell stories — the narrative threads that make up the rich tapestry of our nation. Our culture calls for hardworking, entrepreneurial individuals that take calculated, intelligent risks and are always looking for opportunities to learn and improve. Our staff is united by a commitment to excellence and a passion for keeping American history alive.
Since 1987, the Trust has saved more than 55,000 acres of hallowed battlefield land from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War. We have reached millions of students and other life-long learners through our education programs. As our nation heads toward the 250th anniversary of its birth, we are looking to grow even more and build upon our previous successes. 
The American Battlefield Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.