Liberation in a Generation - Political & Policy Coordinator

Liberation in a Generation · REMOTE , California
Department Liberation in a Generation
Employment Type Full-Time (100% FTE)
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation Range starts at $65,000, dependent on experience

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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 Coordinator (the Coordinator) to support the development and execution of the federal advocacy strategy for the Homes Guarantee Campaign. The Coordinator will support 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 Coordinator will be employed by 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 Coordinator will report directly to the Homes Guarantee Political and Policy Manager. 

 

The ideal candidate has experience in supporting policy advocacy efforts. They possess exceptional communication, organizational, and people skills, and have experience in forging strong organizational relationships. Also, experience supporting grassroots campaigns is a plus.  

 

Role and Responsibilities

 

  • Federal strategy: Support 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: Support efforts to build and cultivate strategic relationships with federal policymakers in Congress and in the administration to advance the core policy priorities of the Homes Guarantee grassroots leaders. 
  • Outreach to advocacy partners: Support efforts to build and cultivate strategic relationships with national and grassroots advocacy partners in the housing justice ecosystem. 
  • Strategic communications: Support the execution of 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 1-2 years of experience supporting policy advocacy or grassroots advocacy campaigns. There is a preference for candidates with a background in affordable housing, economic justice, congressional relations, grassroots organizations / direct community organizing, or experience working 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 1-2 years of experience working in public policy advocacy or community organizing.
  • 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

 

Homes Guarantee Policy and Political Coordinator 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 $65,000 - $80,000, 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 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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  • Location
    REMOTE , California
  • Department
    Liberation in a Generation
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time (100% FTE)
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
  • Compensation
    Range starts at $65,000, dependent on experience