Political Strategist

01 Feb, 2023


Political Strategist

American Economic Liberties Project
Washington, D.C.

About American Economic Liberties Project

The American Economic Liberties Project is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to fighting monopoly power. We combine policy and regulatory expertise with strategic communications, coalition-building, and advocacy campaigns to help ensure policymakers protect workers, small businesses, communities, and democracy from monopolistic corporations to advance economic liberty for all.

Position Summary

The American Economic Liberties Project is seeking a Political Strategist to develop and direct strategy and campaigns that highlight Wall Street, Big Tech, and other powerful corporate interests’ efforts to exploit consumers, small businesses, undermine fair competition, and prevent elected officials and regulators from holding them accountable. The campaigns will uplift and build out political support for regulators and law enforcers with a demonstrated commitment to addressing corporate wrongdoing, particularly in financial and technology markets.

The Political Strategist will report to the Executive Director and work with a small team of policy analysts, researchers, and close organizational allies across American Economic Liberties Project and its 501(c)4 sister organization, Fight Corporate Monopolies. The ideal candidate will have experience with campaign management, overseeing political research, ally cultivation, developing direct earned media communications strategies, and coalition management. The role will be equal parts strategy and execution—the Political Strategist will oversee the overall direction of the campaigns and the operationalization of day-to-day tactics. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Develop a creative and sharp strategy to combat the financial and tech industry’s efforts to weaken enforcement.
  • Develop and execute medium- and long-term plans that animate the role corporate power and influence is playing in hurting consumers, independent businesses, and our economy.
  • Develop and project manage dynamic campaign tactics, including digital actions, paid media, research products, in person actions, polling, and lobbying efforts.
  • Monitor new, rapidly changing developments related to the government’s efforts to strengthen consumer protection, competition, and weaken corporate power.
  • Monitor the financial and tech industry’s efforts to obstruct the work of regulators — and communicate them to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Synthesize relevant policy and legal developments into accessible, politically-minded tactics for a broad base of grassroots supporters.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with national organizations and government allies at the state and federal levels.
  • Direct a core group of coalition partners in identifying campaign needs and shifting tactics based on changes in the political environment.
  • Work with senior leadership to ensure work complements other campaign and advocacy efforts.


  • At least 7 years of national, state, or electoral campaign experience, including leadership experience on economic justice focused campaigns.
  • Substantial experience building and managing relationships within large national coalition groups.
  • Demonstrated experience creating and executing effective creative digital and in-person campaign tactics.
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex information—like academic research, surveys and statistics, and public policy—into accessible and digestible content for broad and diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with the ability to give and receive timely feedback and edits and manage deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to keep track of multiple tasks, meet competing deadlines, and communicate potential conflicts with colleagues.
  • Enthusiasm for fighting corporate power and corporate special interests. Familiarity with tech and/or financial policy is a plus.

Compensation and Benefits

The Political Strategist will be an independent contractor. The Political Strategist is expected to work 30 hours a week and will earn $7,000 per month. The position will begin on February 1, 2023 and end on January 31, 2024. As an independent contractor, the Political Strategist will not be eligible for benefits.

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@economicliberties.org to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis starting January 3, 2023.

EEO Statement

As an equal opportunity employer, the American Economic Liberties Project values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to recruiting and promoting regardless of ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Job posted: 2023-02-01