Advocacy Director

The International Campaign for Tibet is seeking an experienced Advocacy Director to be based in Washington, D.C. This is a senior-level position and will report to the President. The Advocacy Director works as a member of the advocacy team overseen by the President.

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) is an international advocacy organization with offices in the United States and Europe dedicated to supporting the Tibetan people’s cultural, political and social rights and freedoms and their efforts to preserve the unique Tibetan identity. ICT believes in actively engaging the Chinese people in order to achieve true understanding between them and the Tibetans and to bring about necessary and peaceful democratic change in China. ICT undertakes efforts to obtain international support for Tibetans and their peaceful struggle; it supports Tibetan refugees; and advocates for human rights and freedoms for the Tibetan people.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the President who has the responsibility to formulate strategies and policies to promote Tibet issues with the United States Administration and Congress
  • Lobby the U.S. Congress and the Executive branch on ICT’s mission and priorities
  • Promote Tibet as a constituent issue within the U.S. Congress and government
  • Monitor U.S. government compliance with legislation on Tibet, including that implementation is consistent with congressional intent
  • Supervise U.S. advocacy staff
  • Draft testimony and statements for ICT Board members and senior staff; provide internal briefings; write briefing materials and review ICT publications
  • Work with President as well as other ICT offices to plan and undertake public advocacy campaigns
  • Oversee the organization of the annual Tibet Lobby Day activities
  • Oversee outreach to U.S.-based NGOs to promote Tibetan issues
  • Coordinate with ICT European offices on international advocacy efforts, including at the UN and other international fora
  • Coordinate with the Communications and Development Directors to ensure government relations integration with advocacy and development priorities


A minimum of five years within the United States Congress or Executive branch agency; or in government relations leadership role within an international advocacy organization working with the US Congress or Executive branch agencies of similar mission, size and membership base to the ICT; Strong communication, writing and interpersonal skills; A demonstrated capacity to develop, lead and execute effective, creative campaigns directed at influential government, policy and media leaders. Proven ability to work as a member of a team is an important asset.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Excellent benefits.

To Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume with “Advocacy Director” in the subject line to [email protected]

The International Campaign for Tibet is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees.