Outreach Coordinator

Website IPS_DC Institute for Policy Studies

About the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)

IPS is a progressive think tank dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. In partnership with dynamic social movements, we turn transformative policy ideas into action.

IPS values the well-being of our staff. We offer generous leave, excellent employer-paid benefits for employees and their dependents, 403b retirement plan with employer match, and flexible work hours. We are currently working 100% remotely, but when we reconvene, our office is located in DuPont Circle, with sunny windows and a gym.

About National Priorities Project (NPP):

National Priorities Project (NPP) at the Institute for Policy Studies is dedicated to working with movement partners and activists to divest the federal budget from militarized spending on the Pentagon, immigration and law enforcement, and reinvest in human needs.

NPP is a project of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a progressive think tank dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. We believe progress occurs when people and movements come together to act on powerful ideas based on equity, peace, and the protection of our planet. Since 1963, we have been challenging corrupt power structures that undermine a true democracy. Today, we are uniting people and movements around real, transformational change through independent research, networking across issues, and visionary platforms.

The Institute for Policy Studies is strengthened by the diversity of our community and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

Our Work:

The vast U.S. militarized budget presents an opportunity to redirect significant resources, including money, infrastructure, and people, toward human needs. Movements advocating for peace, immigrant rights, and climate change all have a stake in ensuring these resources are used appropriately.

The Outreach Coordinator will serve as project manager for growing collaborations with immigrant rights organizations and movements as well as movements against climate change. The ideal person for this position will have experience or relationships with organizations that focus on immigrants’ rights, climate change, militarism, or related issues. The Outreach Coordinator reports to the NPP Program Director.

This is a full-time position based in either Northampton, MA or Washington, DC. Occasional evenings, weekends and travel are required.


Work on campaigns with existing partners in the immigrant rights and climate change movements to divest from militarism and invest in human needs.
Develop outreach materials including white papers, messaging, memes or other formats.
Identify and build relationships with new organizational partners and stakeholders.
Track project progress including timelines, goals reached and outcomes achieved, and coordinate between multiple stakeholders and partners.
Contribute writing to issue fact sheets and other summaries of relevant issues.
Assist with planning for any public events, direct actions or other event logistics with and for partner organizations.
Contribute original writing to NPP blog on timely topics related to outreach


Commitment to anti-militarism as inseparable from social justice and environmental protection.
Ability to show commitment, sensitivity and care to diverse allies and develop priorities together.
Past work and/or studies in organizing, social justice, or related field.
Clear written and verbal communication skills and ability to explain complex concepts in an accessible, jargon-free way.
Highly organized, demonstrated ability to manage competing deadlines and multiple tasks, comfortable creating and following detailed project management plans.
Comfortable with multiple modes of communication among a geographically dispersed team (video chats, conference calls, direct messaging, texting etc.).
Preferred/ Desired

Two to five years’ work experience in organizing, immigrant rights, climate change, or other related field.
Experience building diverse coalitions and campaigns.
Ability to articulate connections between militarism, climate change, immigration, racism and related issues

This is a full-time position that reports to Program Director and is responsible for working collaboratively with all IPS staff, interns and fellows.


This is a full-time position.

Excellent benefits including generous vacation, 403(b) plan upon hire, fully paid dependent health insurance, fully paid life insurance, fully paid long-term disability, optional short-term disability, direct deposit, and flex time.

Full-time salaried, exempt position, preferably located in Washington, DC. This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms are subject to collective bargaining.


Please send in the following materials in a single PDF to apply@ips-dc.org with “Outreach Coordinator” in the subject line:

A cover letter explaining your interest in the position and any related experience
Your resume
Three references
A writing sample not exceeding 2 pages in length. We prefer non-academic papers, perhaps a blog post, or a press release.
Please submit materials by September 6, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted by the Search Committee. No phone calls, please.

IPS is strengthened by the diversity of our staff and board, and we actively welcome applications from people of color, women, LGBTQ candidates, and candidates who hold other historically marginalized identities.

Applicants are asked to fill out a confidential survey to assist in evaluating our applicant pool: https://forms.gle/PzUnJAL2VjeE17r37

Thank you very much for your interest in working with us.

To apply for this job email your details to apply@ips-dc.org

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