Title: Senior Policy Manager for the Green New Deal Network

Application Link: GND Network Job Announcement: Senior Policy Manager – Google Docs

Location: Remote and DC

Position Overview

The Green New Deal Network (GNDN) is looking to immediately hire an experienced Senior Policy Manager to support campaigning for climate, workers rights, and racial and environmental justice – working on large-scale federal policies that meet the scale of the challenges facing us over the next decade

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 win local, state and federal Green New Deal legislation. The GNDN is composed of national and frontline groups, networked with state-based and constituency partners, working in concert to build a powerful organizing, policy, and political campaign to demand and win bold change. At present, the GNDN includes fifteen groups as founding members.

Position Responsibilities

The Senior Policy Manager will support development of the Green New Deal Network’s policy framework and will analyze federal and key state policy proposals, will provide real-time rapid response regarding policy drafts and negotiations, and will make recommendations to GNDN leadership about public positions. The Senior Policy Manager will be responsible for tasks that include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting regular communication and coordination for the GNDN Policy Working group;
  • Engaging coalition members and external allies to meet tight research and policy project deadlines for campaigns and working groups;
  • Assess and analyze new federal and key state bills, policy platforms, and executive orders relative to policy priorities of GND Network;
  • Work with the Policy Work Group and the Coordinating Team to help draft policy content that has broad alignment and backing from the GND Network;
  • Assisting and managing the creation of draft legislation;
  • Tracking federal and key state policy initiatives and providing regular updates to Policy Working Group;
  • Leverage the expertise of a network of policy experts within and outside of the GND Network, to execute research and policy development projects, with various levels of consultation and collaboration;
  • Managing execution of research projects by firms or other allies;
  • Assisting state-based campaigns by linking state partner organizations to policy or research allies; and
  • Working with the Chief of Staff and full GND Network senior team to develop a culture of transparency, collaboration, and joy across the national coalition, Policy Working Group, and policy experts including members of the GND Policy Nexus

Required Experience, Skills, and Characteristics

The Senior Policy Manager should have at least four years experience in policy analysis and bottom-up policy development, familiarity with coalitions and working with grassroots organizations, comfort with multi-sided negotiations and decision-making processes, and a deep commitment to climate, racial, and economic justice. Hill experience appreciated but not required. In particular, they should possess many, if not all, of following skills, experience, and characteristics:

  • Strong grasp of policy landscape specific to the core issues of climate, workers rights, and racial and environmental justice;
  • Familiarity with federal politics and existing federal policies;
  • Strong policy analysis skills;
  • Strong understanding of how to interpret empirical research and how to apply it to organizing and issue campaigning;
  • Comfortable working coalitions and across diverse set of organizations;
  • Comfortable with building accountable organizational relationships based on mutual trust, performance, and benchmarks;
  • Familiarity with community organizing networks, climate justice organizations, and/or past national policy campaigns;
  • Excellent communications skills — listening, speaking, and written;
  • Attention to detail and commitment to exceptional quality of work
  • Ability to juggle — and complete — multiple complex activities at once;
  • Ability to “manage up” as well as to supervise staff;
  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive values including but not limited to, racial justice, gender justice, LGBTQIA justice and other marginalized justice;
  • Experienced in working with, and demonstrated understanding of, the specific nuances associated with Indigenous peoples, communities of color, and grassroots movement coalitions; and
  • Possesses patience and urgency all at once.

Compensation and Benefits Package

The annual salary range for the Senior Policy Manager, depending on experience, is $70,000 to $90,000. 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.


At this point, this is a remote position; Washington, DC is preferred.

Application Process

Submit a cover letter and resume, saved together as one single PDF attachment, at http://bit.ly/GNDNapplicants. 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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