Organization: Voices for Progress (V4P)
Date Posted: 11/15/2023
WHO WE ARE AS A TEAM
Voices for Progress (V4P)
Voices for Progress (V4P) galvanizes the advocacy of major political donors, business leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and other prominent individuals who unite to champion a healthy climate and environment, strengthen our democracy, and ensure economic and social justice for all. Advocacy priorities have included economic inequality, health care access, climate change, immigration reform, voting rights, criminal justice reform, gender equality, campaign finance reform, judicial nominations, environmental justice, budget and tax policy, and more.
The V4P staff are passionate about the change we’re working to make in this country and are committed to living our values in how we support each other and the collaborative way in which we work together. Our personal backgrounds are as diverse as the wide range of policy issues we’re engaged on. We’re an energetic bunch who are constantly innovating within a rapidly expanding organization.
The Vice President: Policy leads the organization’s policy and legislative work federally and for California state across these three core issue areas: ensuring economic and social justice, strengthening our democracy, and championing a healthy climate and environment. This position will specialize in economic & social justice policy. The Vice President: Policy is an exempt position and reports to the President. This position performs some similar responsibilities on behalf of a 501(c)(4) sister organization focused on building relationships with and electing progressive candidates with a focus on under-represented communities.
The position is located in Washington, D.C. Currently, staff may choose to work remotely from within the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas (commonly referred to as the DMV). Occasional travel is required to Sacramento and around the Washington, D.C. area to attend coalitions, conferences, meetings, and events as needed. Reasonable alternatives may be available.
V4P is committed to a diverse staff and to an inclusive culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. V4P welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the LGBTQIA+ community. V4P is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive at V4P.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
External Collaboration and Government Relations
Ensure that Policy Department maintains and expands relationships with lawmakers, government staff, and allied policy advocacy organizations.
Lead Policy Department in monitoring and analyzing federal and CA state policies to identify key policy debates V4P should prioritize for advocacy. Personally lead strategy and steering of federal economic & social justice policy.
Collaborate with Engagement and Political staff to design and implement effective member advocacy plans, lawmaker relationship building, candidate education, etc.
Manage staff creation of all policy materials for advocacy, updates, and other programming for members. Lead V4P members and staff in policy advocacy activities.
Supervision & Leadership
Lead Policy Department, including directly supervising two managers and an associate. Act as a member of the organizational leadership team.
WHAT WE PROVIDE
We hope that you are excited by the opportunity to work with us. We are proud to offer a comprehensively designed benefits package and other perks to support our team and allow us to focus on our work of championing a healthy climate and environment, strengthening our democracy, and ensuring economic and social justice for all.
The salary for this position is $120,000 or more. Final salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
We offer medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage for you and your family. Full-time employees who select individual medical coverage costs $1 a month.
We match 100% of the first 4% of your contributions and 50% of the next 2% for a maximum of 5% of your salary.
Generous Vacation and Paid Time Off
We’ve built infrastructure to encourage our team to rest and recharge throughout the year. (20 paid personal leave days, 12 sick days, 14 paid wellness days, 12 holidays, 3 floating holidays, 7 days of paid office closures including a 1-week winter break).
Paid Leave of Absence Policy
Paid for any FMLA-covered event, including parental or family leave. No waiting period.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Comprehensive access for employee and household members at no cost.
Pre-Tax FSA Plan
Medical, dependent care, and transit elections.
Cell Phone Stipend
$75 monthly to support cell phone expenses.
Based on our 501(c)(3) status, you can receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
$500 offered after the referred employee’s 90th calendar day of employment.
WHAT YOU BRING
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
At least seven years of experience in a related field (e.g. lobbying, government relations, public policy, non-profit advocacy, etc.).
Minimum two years of experience managing others.
Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing effective short and long-term policy advocacy agendas at the federal level. Understanding of federal economic and social justice policy areas strongly preferred. Experience working for a member of Congress strongly preferred. Understanding of California state policy process and grasstops (business owners and political donors) advocacy are pluses.
Relationships with federal lawmakers, government staff, and national allied policy advocacy organizations, preferably including with organizations representing historically marginalized communities.
Prepared to serve in a decision-making role requiring careful consideration of the political, strategic, and policy implications of positions and strategies.
Able to quickly learn and lead on relevant policy and programming issues across a broad spectrum of topics with an intersectional lens that centers historically marginalized communities.
Excellent at writing for advocacy, policy research, and attention to detail.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced multi-office organization, in which change is not uncommon. Can successfully supervise staff and collaborate with colleagues in other parts of the country.
A team player who works well with others and can manage multiple large projects, including urgent situations.
Strong computer skills, and willingness to learn new software and computer skills as needed. Competency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite required.