Associate Policy Director/Senior Policy Manager

19 Sep, 2021

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Associate Policy Director/Senior Policy Manager

Indivisible Project
Washington, DC
(Note: Indivisible is considering hiring for this role at either the Associate Policy Director or Senior Policy Manager level, but are only planning to hire one person for this portfolio)
The Associate Policy Director will lead Indivisible’s cross-team immigration advocacy work, and support federal advocacy broadly. The APD is responsible for long-term planning, policy and political analysis, rapid response, production of supportive resources, and campaign management of Indivisible’s immigration portfolio. This position will require having high-level conversations with Members of Congress and their staff, partners, and possibly the media. A key aspect of this position will be cultivating and managing key relationships with partner organizations, especially those representing directly affected individuals. This position will also require providing local Indivisible groups with information and support to empower them to do advocacy on these issues. The ADP will also assist the National Advocacy Director with overall legislative strategy and strategic planning.
The Senior Policy Manager for Immigration will lead Indivisible’s cross-team immigration advocacy work, and support federal advocacy broadly. The SPM is responsible for policy and political analysis, rapid response, production of supportive resources, and campaign management of Indivisible’s immigration portfolio. This position will require having high-level conversations with Members of Congress and their staff, partners, and possibly the media. A key aspect of this position will be cultivating and managing key relationships with partner organizations, especially those representing directly affected individuals. This position will also require providing local Indivisible groups with information and support to empower them to do advocacy on these issues.
This position is full-time, with a minimum salary of $69,000 (Senior Policy Manager)/$76,500 (Associate Policy Director) annually, commensurate with experience. To uphold organizational parity and pay equity, we use a non-negotiable salary system that takes into consideration the entire breadth of a candidate’s experience, employment, and education to arrive at their final starting base salary. In addition, Indivisible provides a robust benefits package including full medical/dental/vision/life coverage, a professional development stipend, and an employer matched 401(k) plan.
Candidates must be based in the Washington, DC area
To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume by October 15, 2021.

Responsibilities

      • Associate Policy Director
      • Provides subject matter expertise on immigration policy and makes strategic recommendations to the organization on how to best engage in this space (20%)
      • Represents Indivisible at coalition and partnerships meetings and builds close high-trust and high-coordination relationships with key immigrant rights partners (20%)
      • Conducts significant legislative and more limited administrative advocacy to support immigration priorities, and is able to effectively organize inside of Congress, including with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and with progressive Senators (20%)
      • Conducts rapid, but accurate, analysis of developing issues and is responsible for production of policy materials for external use such as explainers, call scripts, and sign-on letters (15%)
      • Responsible for ensuring staff and local groups understand key policy developments as they relate to immigration, and possibly other advocacy issues (10%)
      • Supports the overall work of the policy team, occasionally covering for staff who lead on other core advocacy issues or taking on short-term ownership for rapid response work on a non-core issue (10%)
      • Assists National Advocacy Director with overall legislative strategy and strategic planning (5%)
    • Senior Policy Manager
    • Provides subject matter expertise on immigration policy and makes strategic recommendations to the organization on how to best engage in this space (20%)
    • Represents Indivisible at coalition and partnerships meetings and builds close high-trust and high-coordination relationships with key immigrant rights partners (20%)
    • Conducts significant legislative and more limited administrative advocacy to support immigration priorities, and is able to effectively organize inside of Congress, including with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and with progressive Senators (20%)
    • Conducts rapid, but accurate, analysis of developing issues and is responsible for production of policy materials for external use such as explainers, call scripts, and sign-on letters (20%)
    • Responsible for ensuring staff and local groups understand key policy developments as they relate to immigration, and possibly other advocacy issues (10%)
    • Supports the overall work of the policy team, occasionally covering for staff who lead on other core advocacy issues or taking on short-term ownership for rapid response work on a non-core issue (10%)

Required Qualifications (including education, experience, and knowledge/skills/abilities)

      • Associate Policy Director
      • At least 7 years relevant work experience, or at least 5 years and a relevant advanced degree
      • At least 4 years working on immigration or immigration-related issues
      • At least 4 years of of advocacy experience
      • At least 2 years of campaign management experience
      • Demonstrated experience crafting successful legislative strategy
      • Strong policy research skills
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain complex policy issues and legislative processes in an accessible manner
      • Entrepreneurial approach to work
      • Demonstrated experience working in coalitions / with partner organizations
    • Senior Policy Manager
    • At least 5 years relevant work experience, or at least 3 years and a relevant advanced degree
    • At least 3 years working on immigration or immigration-related issues
    • At least 3 years of of advocacy experience
    • At least 1 years of campaign management experience
    • Strong policy research skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain complex policy issues and legislative processes in an accessible manner
    • Entrepreneurial approach to work
    • Demonstrated experience working in coalitions / with partner organizations

Desired Qualifications (including education, experience, and knowledge/skills/abilities)

      • Associate Policy Director
      • Federal advocacy experience
      • Congressional or administrative experience
    • Senior Policy Manager
    • Federal advocacy experience
    • Congressional or administrative experience
    • Demonstrated experience crafting successful legislative strategy
About the Indivisible Project
We’re building something new. We’re a progressive grassroots organization that began in the aftermath of Trump’s election and rapidly scaled nationwide, with thousands of volunteer-led local groups covering every state in the country. To support this movement, we’ve built an incredible team at the national level. We dream big, we support each other, and we have fun doing it.
We’re changing what’s politically possible. Indivisible is part of the powerful progressive movement reaction to Trump, fighting the racist, misogynistic, plutocratic, and authoritarian agenda trumpeted by Trump and the GOP congress. Don’t take our word for it; Indivisible has been featured on the Rachel Maddow show multiple times, as well as in the New York Times and in pretty much every other major news outlet in the country.
We’re building together. We’re building a new organization every day – a rare opportunity to model what we want to see in the world. We’re deeply committed to equity and building a diverse and inclusive organization.
We’re looking for you. If you want to fight for the soul of American democracy, there’s no better place to be than Indivisible. We’re looking for more team members who are passionate about resisting the Trump agenda and committed to getting results. It’s an exciting, fulfilling place if you’re someone who wants to fight fiercely for the progressive world we want to have.
Every one of us on the national team is here because we believe this movement is the best way to retake and build progressive power in this country. Does that ring true for you? If so, great – throw your hat in the ring to join our team. Let’s start #winning together.
Indivisible Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Job posted: 2021-09-19