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Liberation in a Generation - Political & Policy Manager · REMOTE , California

Employer
PolicyLink
Location
Working from home
Salary
Range starts at $80,000, dependent on experience
Closing date
Aug 9, 2021

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About Liberation in a Generation (LibGen)

We define ourselves as a “national movement-support organization” because we do just that: provide support. From being thought partners for organizations as they think through and build campaigns to hosting workshops and facilitating idea-generation, we’re about bolstering efforts to win racial economic liberation and build political power. We aim to add to and reinforce local, state, and national coalitions, not assume leadership or wrestle power from the people leading them. Whether we’re advising groups on advocacy strategy or bridging movements, our grassroots relationships work is about bringing people and ideas together—and it’s about lifting each other up. Liberation in a Generation is currently incubating in PolicyLink.

About Homes Guarantee Campaign at People’s Action 

Our grassroots leaders are the experts of their own experience. The vision for a national Homes Guarantee comes straight from people who are impacted by the nation’s housing crisis and builds from a long tradition of tenant organizing. Grassroots leaders, as a part of the People’s Action housing justice cohort, developed the Homes Guarantee framework through an intensive organizing process: building our base through popular education training on racial capitalism and housing policy, forging relationships with legislative champions, and drafting our proposal for a national Homes Guarantee.

Position Overview

LibGen and the Homes Guarantee Campaign of People’s Action are looking for an experienced Policy and Political Manager (the Manager) to develop and lead the federal advocacy strategy for the Homes Guarantee Campaign. The Manager will lead efforts to educate federal policymakers; conduct outreach and facilitate collaboration and coordination with national policy and organizing groups; develop and execute a communications strategy; and coordinate national outreach with the Homes Guarantee grassroots organizing team. The Manager will be employed at Liberation in a Generation (will be an employee of PolicyLink, LibGen’s fiscal sponsor), but co-managed in partnership with leadership at the Homes Guarantee Campaign of People’s Action. 

The ideal candidate has experience in leading efforts to advance federal policy in Congress and within federal agencies. They are an effective and equitable leader that values team expertise and input, and effectively highlights their team’s strengths. They possess exceptional communication and people skills and have experience in forging strong organizational relationships. They are interested in using their talents to strengthen the ability of grassroots organizations to achieve bold transformative policy wins on racial and economic justice issues. Successful candidates will have previous policy advocacy, strategic communications, and managerial experience.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Federal strategy: Lead the development and implementation of a federal advocacy strategy that will deliver on core policy priorities as defined by the Homes Guarantee Campaign’s grassroots leaders.
  • Outreach to policymakers: Lead efforts to build and cultivate strategic relationships with key policymakers in Congress and in the administration in order to advance the core policy priorities defined by the Homes Guarantee grassroots leaders. 
  • Outreach to advocacy partners: Lead efforts to build and cultivate strategic relationships with national and grassroots advocacy partners in the housing justice ecosystem. 
  • Strategic communications: Lead and execute a strategy to position the policy priorities of the Homes Guarantee Campaign’s grassroots leaders to gain broad-based support of those priorities among other national housing advocates. 
  • Washington liaison: Serve as a liaison between the Homes Guarantee Campaign’s grassroots leaders, federal policymakers, and the national DC-based affordable housing advocacy groups.   

Requirements

The candidate must have a minimum of 3-5 years of managerial or leadership experience in federal policy advocacy. There is a preference for candidates with a background in affordable housing, economic justice, congressional relations, grassroots organizations / direct community organizing, or who worked in Congress or the administration. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in public policy, sociology, or similar field.

Qualifications

  • Must have a demonstrated commitment to racial and economic justice.
  • Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in public policy advocacy or community organizing, in a managerial or leadership capacity.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and make sound decisions regarding time-sensitive communications.
  • High level of comfort working remotely and independently. Organizing and tracking email, maintaining an online filing and folder storage system.
  • Ability to maintain regular check-ins with supervisors, supervisees, and the entire team regarding workload/capacity, priorities, and any challenges or difficulties with assignments.
  • Ability to take initiative, use good judgment, and ask questions as needed.

Work Environment 

  • Position is 100% remote. 

Position Type

The Homes Guarantee Policy and Political Manager is a full-time (100% FTE), exempt position.

Compensation

PolicyLink offers competitive salaries based on the experience and skills of employees.  The starting salary range for the position is $80,000 - $100,000, dependent on experience. Additionally, PolicyLink provides an excellent and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k match, ancillary benefits, access to Flexible Spending Accounts, commuter expenses, and generous leave benefits.

To Apply

We accept online applications only. 

Please apply using link below:

https://policylink.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=25

Please note: No phone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

PolicyLink strongly values equity and believes in a just and fair society where all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. We work towards a more inclusive world and as such we are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. PolicyLink is committed to maintaining a diverse and multicultural working environment.

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Company

Through the approach of Lifting Up What Works, our programmatic initiatives are organized within three interlocking, mutually reinforcing areas of work. Through these initiatives, we advance policies that enable everyone to participate in an equitable economy, live in a community of opportunity, and thrive in a just society.

Find Us
Website:
Telephone
5106634323
Location
1438 Webster Street
Suite 303
Oakland
California
94612
US
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