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Senior Policy Manager
The Senior Policy Manager will support Indivisible’s cross-team, multi-issue federal advocacy work. This work will include holding extremist Republican Members of Congress accountable and fueling a broadly appealing, populist Democratic majority to counter rising authoritarianism. The SPM is responsible for contributing to long-term planning, policy and political analysis, rapid response, production of supportive resources, and campaign management within Indivisible’s core campaigns.
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 SPM will report to the Legislative Director.
We are hiring for this position immediately. This position is full-time, with a starting salary of $75,900 per year, 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.
To be considered, please submit your cover letter and resume by February 6, 2023. This position includes in-person responsibilities, and requires you to be available for in-person meetings or events in the DMV. For this reason, we are only able to consider applicants that reside in the DMV area.
- Provides subject matter expertise, and leads and supports policy work on at least one major campaign at a time (25%)
- Develops, recommends, and implements legislative strategy, and builds that strategy into campaign actions and materials, including innovative tactics for influencing Congress and the administration (20%)
- Conduct rapid analysis of developing issues, developing explainers, advocacy tools, and other materials for internal and external use to inform the Indivisible movement (15%)
- Support Indivisible groups and volunteers by providing updates on key developments, identifying opportunities for engagement, and communicating strategic recommendations for action (15%)
- Builds and maintains strategic partnerships with key partners, coalitions, and congressional offices (15%)
- Acts as a spokesperson or representative of Indivisible for external events, grassroots calls, coalition meetings, etc. (10%)
Required Qualifications (including education, experience, and knowledge/skills/abilities):
- At least 5 years relevant work experience, or at least 3 years and a relevant advanced degree
- At least 3 years of of advocacy experience, or comparable legislative experience
- Strong policy research skills, with the ability to quickly develop functional knowledge of new policy areas
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain complex policy issues and legislative processes in an accessible manner
- Bring a strong equity lens to all aspects of work
- Demonstrated experience working in coalitions / with partner organizations
- Ability to excel in a fast-pace, campaign-like environment
Desired Qualifications (including education, experience, and knowledge/skills/abilities) :
- Federal advocacy experience
- Political campaign experience
- Congressional or administrative experience
- Campaign management experience
About the Indivisible Project
We’re building something new. We’re a progressive grassroots organization that began in the aftermath of Trump’s election. We’re working to build a democracy that reflects a broad, multiracial “we the people,” one that works for all of us and is sustained by all of us. 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. For more information about Indivisible’s vision, mission, and theory of change, click here.
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 building an inclusive democracy 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. For more information about Indivisible’s organizational principles, click here.
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 support needs at the time of application.
Job posted: 2023-01-10