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Quaker Lobbyist position – Help us provide a Quaker Voice in the Washington State Legislature

Friends Committee on Washington (State) Public Policy* is looking for a part-time Legislative Advocate and Policy Analyst (lobbyist) for the 2017 legislative session in Olympia.  This position will require approximately 20 hours a week during session and 10 hours a month before and after session (starting November 1, 2016).  Compensation is $20-30/hr., depending on experience. The position requires working closely with topic-specific work groups to research issues of concern to Friends and assist in policy development, attending and testifying at legislative hearings, arranging and participating in meetings with legislators and other government officials and with relevant coalitions, and providing written reports.  Work Groups currently include Criminal Justice, Environmental Stewardship and Peace, and Economic Justice. We seek a dedicated person, with excellent verbal and writing skills and ability to work with many different groups, and in the manner of Quakers, to listen carefully and respectfully to others.  The Advocate would work with and represent Washington Quakers on matters of public policy in the state, to help fulfill our mission – “Bringing a Quaker voice, guided by testimonies and spiritual devotion, to the formation of public policy in Washington state”. If interested, please submit a resume and letter of interest by September 15 to Susan Campbell or 1311 33rd Ave NE, Olympia, WA  98506.

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