Title: Legislative Director for the Green New Deal Network

Application: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x5EvDGBtmySoT8Q1ZTIYB-y5zs-RELFPAJ7X3Fi8N0c/edit

Location: DC

Position Overview

The Green New Deal Network (GNDN) is looking to immediately hire an organized, experienced, and talented Legislative Director to support partners and coalesce strategies to win federal Green New Deal policies.

About the Green New Deal Network

The GNDN is launching a campaign across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, with tribal nations, and in commonwealths and territories to enact the Green New Deal. The GNDN is composed of national and frontline groups, networked with state and constituency partners, who are working in concert to build a powerful organizing, policy, and political campaign to demand and win bold change.  At present, the GNDN includes thirteen groups as founding members.

Position Responsibilities

The Legislative Director will be the primary staff person responsible for knitting together the field and lobbying efforts to advance federal policies. They will be supervised by the Managing Director and will support the senior policy and advocacy staff of national partners, as well as the grassroots power of state and local partners, in order to build momentum for GND legislative and administrative progress in Washington, D.C. The Legislative Director will also be responsible for tasks that include, but are not limited to:

  • Bringing together national partners in a common legislative strategy with assignments and goals;
  • Creating and updating shared tracking for positions taken by elected officials and administrative policymakers, including information gathered by partners, and working closely with the GND Policy Nexus;
  • Scheduling and facilitating regular (weekly or biweekly) meetings with partners’ lobbying and policy staff to ensure strong collaboration and information flow between partners;
  • Working with national and state partners to create inputs and leadership from grassroots leaders and constituency groups;
  • Reporting to GNDN senior staff progress on federal legislative and administrative strategies, including previewing opportunities for fundraising, communications, and/or outreach;
  • Overseeing the development of lobbying materials and policy explainers for use in congressional and administrative meetings;
  • Preparing training materials on lobbying for state and local partners in collaboration with GNDN Field Director;
  • Ensure that legislative and administrative outreach are conducted in an equitable manner consistent with our values.

Required Experience, Skills, and Characteristics

The Legislative Coordinator should have at least five years of significant experience working to advance policies at the federal level in Congress, an Administration, or an advocacy organization. In particular, they should possess the following skills, experience, and characteristics:

  • Fluent in lobbying tactics and the inner workings of Congress, and the federal administrative rulemaking process
  • Strong communications skills — listening, speaking, and written
  • Experience in navigating inside/outside strategies, specifically understanding the importance of building grassroots capacity to move policymakers
  • Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated ability to delegate and track assignments
  • Success with managing coalition partners, including juggling organizational interests, capacity, and relationships
  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive values including but not limited to, racial justice, gender justice, LGBTQIA justice and other marginalized justice; and demonstrated understanding of the specific nuances associated with Indigenous peoples

Compensation and Benefits Package

The annual salary range for the Legislative Director, depending on experience, is $100,000 to $130,000. The GNDN will provide a generous benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance; vacation, sick, and personal time off; a retirement plan; and assorted other benefits.

Location

This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Application Process

Please visit and fill out this webform with the request information, including cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equity Statement

The GNDN is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

 

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