Senior Director, Advocacy, National Safety Council

03 Aug 2015 2:21 PM | Anonymous

Reporting to the Vice President, Communications and Advocacy, the Senior Director is a member of National Safety Council’s senior staff and takes the lead in developing and implementing the strategic initiatives to save lives and prevent injuries. The Senior Director identifies ways to engage on safety issues and trends, participates in and organizes safety research including writing about those issues, develops advocacy campaigns, and identifies and mobilizes coalition partners who are thought leaders and can help support the mission of NSC.



•Creates and leads NSC’s advocacy initiatives to deliver on its strategic priorities;

•Oversees the successful execution of advocacy plans, including coordinating with internal stakeholders to ensure adequate research is conducted, communication strategies are developed and state and Federal government affairs issues are considered;

•Collects, implements and communicates safety best practices;

•Works with government affairs to monitor and analyze relevant activity on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures, in the executive branch, and in partner organizations to ensure advocacy campaigns remain relevant and on track;

•Develops and implements innovative advocacy concepts and campaigns for advancing NSC strategic initiatives with key decision-makers and influencers both internally and externally;

•Works collaboratively with NSC staff to inform policy strategies throughout the organization; involves directors and executive team in relationship building as appropriate;

•Builds and directs strong, well-designed, well-defined programs to promote safety in the workplace, in communities and homes and on the roads, integrating relevant legal, legislative, public education, and communications strategies;

•Identifies, secures and manages various grants to fund advocacy efforts in support of the NSC mission;

•Builds and nurtures effective multi-organizational coalitions and alliances on priority issues and advocacy campaigns; 

•Develops effective working relationships with key public officials at the federal, state and local levels;

•Creates powerful and persuasive written communications; 

•Collaborates with the communications and advocacy teams on a daily basis to build alignment, drive production and achieve timelines. Works closely with the NSC business units to link business needs to strategic advocacy solutions; and

•Responsible for safety as outlined in the Safety Manual and follows safety policies and practices specific to job/position and level.



•Minimum 4 year college degree with advanced study preferred. 

•A minimum of five years of advocacy experience at the national level on public health or public policy issues. Experience related to safety, including workplace safety, community safety and/or transportation safety preferred; 

•Has used data in shaping policy messages; 

•Demonstrated record of coalition-building and working in a team environment; 

•Has communicated complex information clearly, in writing and in oral presentations to a range of audiences; 

•Demonstrated strong organizational and interpersonal skills; and

•Led and coordinated volunteers supporting a non-profit


The National Safety Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.

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