Job Title: State and Local Policy Manager
Location: Washington, D.C.
The State and Local Policy Manager will bridge Indivisible’s national policy priorities with the advocacy being done by groups at the local and state levels. The State and Local Policy Manager will identify potential areas of work where Indivisible groups can positively impact state policy, with priority given to issues that also advance national policy priorities, including healthcare, immigration, environment/climate change, and others.
We are hiring for this position immediately, with a preference for D.C.-based applicants. This position is full-time, with a minimum salary of $55,000, commensurate with experience, as well as a benefits package.
- Identifies key state and local policy opportunities. Works with organizing department to identify state/local campaigns where Indivisible groups can have a positive impact:
- Developing strategic plan for identifying the most appropriate places to engage, both in terms of geography and policy
- Developing strategic plan for engagement with key local actors and groups
- Building relationships with relevant local/state-level stakeholders and experts
- Supervising internal analysis and production of policy materials for external use, with assistance of policy expert volunteers Conducts Policy Analysis and Tracking
- Tracks and analyzes state level policy initiatives:
- Liaising with Field, Social/Communications and other teams to keep pulse on priorities rising from local group level
- Providing strategic analysis of real-time developments, liaising with stakeholders, and making recommendations on priorities and strategies for engagement
- Managing production of relevant policy content, including coordinating with volunteers and gathering inputs from external stakeholders / organizations
- Developing a strategic campaign plan of engagement for key issues
- Identifying key stakeholders, potential partners, allies, and targets on a given issue in a given state or locality
- Identifying pressure points at the local and state levels and develops a plan for Indivisible groups to engage
- Coordinating with national entities when appropriate
- Coalition Building and Support:
- Working to develop relationships within key state and local coalitions, subject matter expertise networks.
- In coordination with organizing and leadership teams, liaising with local and state actors, coalitions, experts, and stakeholders, national think tanks and advocacy organizations, and other informal and formal resistance efforts
- Acting as spokesperson/representative for external events, media, Indivisible calls/webinars, etc.
- 3-5 years professional experience in politics including experience in state or local government, policy advocacy, or political organizing / campaigns
- Experience managing projects across teams and coordinating with outside stakeholders
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Spanish language skills a plus
- Demonstrated ability to entrepreneurially excel in a fast-pace, campaign-like environment
- Alignment on the core progressive values of the Indivisible Project and commitment to assisting groups in implementing the strategy of the Indivisible Guide
About the Indivisible Project
We are a dynamic, non-profit organization seeking initial full-time hires to support our mission: resisting Trump’s agenda by empowering local activist groups to make their Members of Congress listen. Our work is premised on a simple idea: that Trump’s agenda doesn’t depend on Trump--but rather on whether individual Members of Congress resist. In short, we work to support the creative, local leaders driving the Indivisible Movement
Following the election of Donald Trump, a group of two dozen former congressional staffers and progressive advocates drafted a document
called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.” What is the Indivisible Guide?
It’s a toolkit on citizen power, a set of local, defensive advocacy strategies and tactics for resisting the Trump agenda. Thousands of local groups have now formed in nearly every congressional district in the country to put the the guide into action.
Indivisible, a project of The Advocacy Fund, 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, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
A resume is required for all applications and a cover letter is highly suggested. Your cover letter should explain your reason for wanting to work for us, an example of how you demonstrated success in a similar position and a description of how this position fits into your long-term career plan.