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Policy Innovation Lab Director
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Policy Innovation Lab Director will lead the Millennial Action Project (MAP)’s efforts to educate, engage, and mobilize young lawmakers around a member-informed curated policy agenda in order to support bipartisan legislative advancements. The individual in this role will monitor policy trends and opportunities at the state and national level, manage relationships with policy experts to deliver briefings to the MAP network, and draft content and policy resources to share with the MAP network. The Director will also respond to member requests for policy information and help connect lawmakers to other practitioners and policy support.
While this individual is not expected to be a subject-matter expert on each issue that young legislators in our network are interested in, they should be able to identify nonpartisan and bipartisan leaders in those fields, and be able to frame policy solutions in a future-oriented way. The Innovation Lab Director will report to the VP of Strategy & Public Affairs and work closely with all members of the MAP team to further the organization’s mission.
ABOUT MILLENNIAL ACTION PROJECT
Millennial Action Project (MAP) has an audacious mission: activate young leaders to bridge the partisan divide and build a more functional democracy. MAP is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to supporting the next generation of elected leaders. We provide the resources, networking, and capacity-building opportunities for young policymakers to forge productive partnerships on the issues affecting the youngest generation of Americans.
In 2013, MAP organized the nation’s first and only caucus for young members of Congress, the Congressional Future Caucus, to build coalitions on future-oriented challenges. MAP also scaled this model into more than 30 state legislatures, each with a Future Caucus consisting of young, high-potential legislators, and now engages more than 1,600 young legislators nationwide. Learn more at www.millennialaction.org.
- Develop learning opportunities for young lawmakers on MAP policy priorities
- Identify opportunities for virtual and in-person briefings, tours, and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing
- Curate policy content including white papers, memos, fact sheets, messaging guides, and other tools to support effective policymaking
- Maintain a policy calendar to include outreach activities, events, workshops, appearances, and other engagement opportunities, as well as important dates related to legislative session calendars, reauthorizations, committee hearings, policy conferences, etc.
- Monitor legislative activity led by or impacting MAP Future Caucus Network members
- Track policy activity led by Future Caucus members and highlight bills as needed to MAP communications team, MAP membership team, and MAP leadership
- Serve as in-house point person on Quorum legislative tracking and reporting
- Manage relationships with other policy organizations and policy experts
- Collaborate closely with the Membership Team to understand each State Future Caucus’ legislative priorities and share emerging opportunities to engage on relevant policy
- Respond to requests for information from Future Caucus members in order to support collaborative policymaking
- Promote MAP policy services to new legislator audiences and recruit lawmakers into the Future Caucus network via policy programming
- Other duties and responsibilities as needed
- 4-7 years of experience with policy education and the policymaking process
- Sincere commitment to MAP’s mission of working across partisan lines and an intuitive understanding of MAP’s message
- Excellent relationship-building skills and ability to function in a team setting
- Strong communications, writing, and proofreading skills
- Technical proficiency with CRMs, such as EveryAction, BGOV, and Quorum, and other platforms used for policy tracking
- Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Creative, entrepreneurial, and self-motivated orientation
- Ability to exercise sound judgment in the representation of MAP
- Extremely high attention to detail
MAP is currently in a hybrid work environment, and ideal candidates would be currently in the Washington, D.C. area or able to relocate to Washington by July 1. Limited amount of travel is expected.
Salary range: $75,000 – $86,000, commensurate with experience. Highly competitive benefits provided, including commuter/telework stipend, 401k program, unlimited vacation policy, professional development stipend, and comprehensive health benefits.
CULTURE AND CONNECTION
Fun organizational culture including regular employer-paid lunches, happy hours, and service opportunities. While working remotely, our team has remained connected and collaborative through regular virtual social activities, Slack, retreats, and more.
As an equal opportunity employer, MAP is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We strongly encourage members of historically underrepresented groups to reach out, including people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and multilingual individuals. Reference checks are conducted on all prospective new hires.
Job posted: 2023-04-26