Vice President, Government Affairs

18 Jun, 2022


Vice President, Government Affairs

Stand Together

Job Description

OverviewYou’re a skilled lobbyist and having advanced your organization’s mission, you’re looking for your next challenge, to lead a lobbying capability at a purpose-driven organization. You’re able to find commonality with nontraditional allies and work together toward a shared goal. You’re concerned about the current state of affairs in k-12 education across the United States and want to be part of the change to make things better.

If this sounds like you then yes. every kid.‘s Vice President of Government Affairs role could be the role for you!

The Vice President of Government Affairs oversees yes. every kid. efforts in key states across the country including coalition management, lobbying, and grassroots organizing. The yes. every kid.’s leadership team and other stakeholders to develop tactics and strategies that advance the vision of the organization.


The yes. every kid. team is remote with an optional in-person office in Arlington, VA. 


Your Responsibilities Include

  • You will manage a team of lobbyists and align them to our Vision for public policy advocacy strategies to pass state legislation aligned with our Vision
  • In collaboration with the yes. every kid. leadership team you will develop and execute our multi-state lobbying strategy to advance our mission
  • You will develop and execute specialized projects on an ad hoc basis

Knowledge and Skills You Bring to the Organization

  • You have demonstrated experience cultivating relationships with high-profile individuals
  • You have lobbied at the state government level
  • You have experience managing lobbyists in remote work environments
  • You have experience connecting individuals and groups to shared Vision and goals and have demonstrated experience building consensus to execute a goal
  • You can travel up to 50% of the time, depending on the need
  • You’re able to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, remote environment
  • You’re able to capture input and support from multiple stakeholders and communities to help remove barriers for students
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit that is focused on value creation for the organization and improving society
  • You’re committed to and excited by the Vision of yes. every kid.

Standout Candidates May Also Bring

  • You have 10-15 combined years of relevant experience
  • You’ve worked in a legislative or executive branch at the state or federal level

yes. every kid. advocates for changes to K-12 education that help students discover, develop, and apply their unique abilities, establishing a foundation for a life of contribution and fulfilment. Every student should have access to a quality education that helps them move forward on the path to self-actualization.


Our Values


We believe that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strive to treat all employees and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. #LI-Remote

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Job posted: 2022-06-18