Legislative & Policy Director

19 Apr, 2022


Legislative & Policy Director

Green New Deal Network
Washington, D.C.

The Green New Deal Network (GNDN) is looking to immediately hire an organized, experienced, and talented Legislative & Policy Director to support partners and coordinate legislative strategies to win Green New Deal policies.

Position Responsibilities

The Legislative & Policy Director will be the primary staff person responsible for knitting together the field, policy, and lobbying efforts to advance the federal policy goals of the GNDN. They will manage policy and other legislative staff. They will be supervised by the Managing Director and will support the senior policy and advocacy staff of national partners, as well as the grassroots power of state and local partners, to build momentum for GND legislative and administrative progress in Washington, D.C. The Legislative & Policy Director will also be responsible for tasks that include, but are not limited to:

  • Bringing together national partners in a common legislative strategy with assignments and goals;
  • Representing GNDN externally for legislative advocacy as necessary and managing relationships with House & Senate offices, developing partnerships, managing GNDN lobbyist support and contracts; and facilitating regular meetings between congressional allies and coalition partners;
  • Coordinate tracking of positions taken by elected officials and administrative policymakers, including information gathered by partners;
  • Understanding and communicating to the coalition the shared tracking for positions taken by elected officials and administrative policymakers, including information gathered by partners;
  • Providing GNDN’s policy and political expertise and working closely with the senior staff leadership team and the coalition to identify opportunities to further GNDN’s strategic objectives.
  • Guide development of strategic activities to advance policy goals, including developing reports, identifying needed research, power mapping, and helping to identify and build relationships with and engage key targets.
  • Direct and conduct policy analyses of executive action, legislative, and regulatory proposals, and develop GNDN strategy as necessary.
  • Provide high-level strategic advice to the National Director, Field Director, and Coordinating Committee on political developments, including long-term strategy, growth, and opportunities for policy interventions.
  • Scheduling and facilitating regular (weekly or biweekly) meetings with partners’ political, lobbying, and policy staff to ensure strong collaboration and information flow between partners;
  • Working with national and state partners on grassroots lobbying efforts, including scheduling and staffing lobby meetings or training grassroots activists for lobby days;
  • Reporting to GNDN senior staff progress on federal legislative and administrative strategies, including previewing opportunities for organizing, fundraising, communications, and outreach;
  • Overseeing the development of lobbying materials, factsheets, briefing papers, policy explainers, and other grassroots advocacy resources for use in congressional and administrative meetings, in collaboration with staff and coalition members;
  • Ensure that legislative and administrative outreach are conducted equitably and are consistent with our values.

Required Experience, Skills, and Characteristics

The Legislative & Policy Director should have at least five years of significant experience working to advance policies at the federal level in an advocacy organization, in Congress, or in an Administration. In particular, they should possess the following skills, experience, and characteristics:

  • Strong relationships with federal policymakers, Congressional and administration staff;
  • Fluent in lobbying tactics and the inner workings of Congress and federal agencies and administrative rulemaking processes;
  • Experience in navigating inside/outside strategies, specifically understanding the importance of building grassroots capacity to move policymakers;
  • Experience with policy development in a coalition, as informed by the experiences and priorities of directly-impacted people;
  • Success with managing coalition partners, including juggling diverse organizational interests, capacity, and relationships and building coalition alignment;
  • Strong communications skills — listening, speaking, and written;
  • Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to delegate and track assignments;
  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive values, including but not limited to racial justice, gender justice, LGBTQIA justice, and other marginalized justice;
  • A demonstrated record of excellent staff management or organizational leadership, including within diverse teams and with a record of advancing equity as well as other organizational objectives; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of the specific nuances associated with Indigenous peoples, including land and treaty rights, national sovereignty, nation-to-nation consultation, and procedures for free, prior, and informed consent.

Email jobs@greennewdealnetwork.org for more information

Job posted: 2022-04-19