Senior Strategy Associate

  • American Flood Coalition
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA; temporarily remote due to COVID-19
  • Apr 30, 2021
Full time role

Job Description

The American Flood Coalition is a nonpartisan group of more than 250 elected officials, local leaders, military groups, and businesses that have come together to advocate for national solutions to sea level rise and flooding. The Coalition advances resilient and equitable solutions that support adaptation and recovery in flood-affected communities and protect our nation’s residents, economy, and military installations. With a uniquely singular focus on flooding and sea level rise, a creative approach to finding solutions, and an appreciation for deep community partnerships that leverage existing efforts, the Coalition seeks to significantly improve how communities around the country adapt to flooding and sea level rise.

Position Summary

We are seeking an intellectually curious and consultative problem-solver to develop partnerships and pilots, lead special research projects, and collaborate on cross-team efforts that advance solutions to flooding. The Senior Strategy Associate will join our growing Strategy Team, which researches emerging topics, evaluates potential approaches, and determines the tactics adopted by the Coalition in striving to achieve our mission. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, who is passionate about designing frameworks for complex problems, can juggle long term and short term projects, and has a knack for deepening relationships. If you want to work alongside immensely passionate and talented people, who are intent on helping flood-affected communities to adapt and thrive, we want to talk to you. This is a full-time position located at our headquarters in Washington, DC; however, this role will be remote until we transition back to our office, which is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


  • Drive pilots and partnerships by managing projects, engaging stakeholders, and creating supporting materials
  • Generate new insights for special research projects on high-priority flooding topics by structuring and completing analysis, synthesizing results, and packaging the findings into convincing messages
  • Work across teams to respond to emergent opportunities, taking a consultative approach which leverages research and partnerships
  • Facilitate discussions amongst external stakeholders to strengthen coordination between the Coalition, its members, and other organizations working on flood resilience


  • 5+ years of experience working in a strategy or internal consulting role, as a management consultant, or in another role with overlapping responsibilities to those described above
  • Demonstrated expertise in conducting research, analysis, and synthesis of complex information
  • Comfort in preparing and presenting materials to communicate persuasive narratives to a variety of audiences including board members and funders; expertise in slide-writing preferred
  • Experience developing lasting relationships with external stakeholders
  • Ability to work calmly and maintain good judgment in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong track record of success planning and executing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Bachelor’s Degree required


  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Generous and flexible PTO
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Company-paid short-term and long-term disability, as well as basic life insurance and other voluntary benefits
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Relocation assistance (for candidates currently living outside of the DC metropolitan area)

We also offer:

  • Company sponsored outings such as Friday happy hours, breakfast meetings, after-work socials & activities, an annual holiday party, and more
  • A modern office with amenities including lots of snacks, business casual dress code, gym access, and a collaborative floor plan with options to suit every workstyle

The American Flood Coalition is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from candidates with unique backgrounds and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

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Advocacy or Policy, Buildings & Cities, Funding, Research & Education


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