Paid Leave for the US (PL+US) is hiring a VP of Legislative and Political Strategy to shape the strategy that will win national high quality paid family and medical leave policy by 2022.
In just four short years, PL+US has won paid leave for nearly 8 million people. We’ve won change at some of the top employers in the country, including Walmart and Starbucks, and we’re taking that momentum into the fight to win national public policy. Paid leave is poised to take off as the next high-profile national issue.
Since our founding, the PL+US team has tripled in size and has cultivated a culture that is bold, curious, real, excellent, and compassionate. We are agile, collaborative problem solvers who are passionate about winning paid leave and we mean it when we say that family comes first, for those we fight alongside and for our own team.
About the role
The VP of Legislative and Political Strategy (VP) leads PL+US’ national electoral, legislative and policy work to win paid leave for everyone by 2022. The VP is joining PL+US at an exciting inflection point and as a member of the Executive Team, will play a critical, timely, and game-changing leadership role in winning landmark legislation that will change the lives of millions of people.
The VP oversees the political and legislative departments, working to ensure teams have a shared vision and strategy to achieve short and long-term goals. The VP will also serve as a thought partner to the Executive Director and COO. As a member of the executive team, the VP partners with team members to ensure PL+US achieves its organizational goals, delivers impactful programs and leads in a manner that is consistent with PL+US’ values.
You are an ideal candidate for this role if you are a recognized leader in creating and driving memorable and multi-faceted legislative advocacy campaigns, bring experience developing and working with high-performing teams, and possess the vision to grow PL+US’ bold and strategic political profile. You are also a collaborative leader, an experienced and thoughtful manager, and a calculated risk taker. You have high level relationships across the political spectrum, enjoy coalition work, and share a deep commitment to racial and social justice.
In this role, you will report to the Chief Operating Officer and serve as a key thought partner to the Executive Director. You will supervise a Legislative Director and Senior Campaign Manager. Candidates must be based in D.C or willing to relocate.
In this role, you will:
This is a full-time position based in Washington D.C.
To be considered, you must have:
Salary for this role is $125,000-150,000+ annually, depending on experiences and qualifications.
Some of the Benefits of Working for PL+US:
To Apply: Please submit your resume using the link provided , and in lieu of a cover letter, please respond to the three application questions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will begin ASAP.
PL+US is deeply committed to diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, first-generation Americans, people with caregiving responsibilities, people with disabilities, and members of the queer community to apply.
PL+US is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don't discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or political affiliation.