Organization: Hip Hop Caucus
Point of Contact at Hip Hop Caucus: Molly Brennan, Meghan Franklin, and Dina Tyler
Organization Address: 529 14th Street NW, Suite 952Washington, DC 20045
Location-flexible; Washington, DC preferred
About Hip Hop Caucus
Formed in 2004, the Hip Hop Caucus (HHC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process. Through a collaborative leadership network, HHC addresses core issues affecting underserved communities. HHC programs and campaigns support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders.
Our mission is to use the power of our cultural expression to empower communities who are first and worst impacted by injustice. Our members, as well as our dedicated national team, span the country and globe. We are multiracial and we center our work in communities of color. We span Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X, and we come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our vision is for racial justice, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.
Throughout our history, HHC has mobilized hundreds of thousands of young BIPOC voters across seven election cycles, produced HOME (Heal Our Mother Earth) (https://think100climate.com/music/peoples-climate-music/the-album-home/) – the first climate album to move over 60,000 people to action in support of the Clean Power Plan in 2014, and led the first protest in New Orleans (https://think100climate.com/katrina17/) after Hurricane Katrina and continually partnered with local organizations for annual commemorations.
In 2021, our community took over 2.1M actions on climate justice with Think 100% (https://think100climate.com) including petition signatures, EPA comments, event participation, social media post engagement, and more. We played an influential role as a national partner to the local Memphis community in the cancellation of the Byhalia Pipeline. We also raised and distributed $100,000 (https://hiphopcaucus.org/hurricane-ida-relief-fund/) in direct relief to families affected by Hurricane Ida across 12 parishes in Louisiana.
Our Respect My Vote! (https://respectmyvote.com) Campaign developed a free resource for people with a felony record and their loved ones to check their eligibility to vote based on state legislation; since its launch, the tool has been used over 100,000 times. In 2022, we completed two successful voter registration and mobilization tours, mobilized 375,000 Black voters to the polls, and contacted 750,000 people ahead of the midterm elections.
Our breadth of accomplishments reflect our principled approach to organizing, advocacy, and campaigning. HHC pioneers culture and narrative to expand our impact, shows up with direct relief and continued solidarity with communities being harmed by systemic injustices, and builds nonpartisan democracy by engaging voters year round.
As an institution built by and for people and communities of color, we are rooted firmly in the belief that racial justice and climate justice are interwoven.
For more information on Hip Hop Caucus, please visit https://hiphopcaucus.org.
HHC is seeking a Think 100% Policy Manager to join the Campaigns and Advocacy Team. Reporting to the Climate and Environmental Justice Policy Director, the Policy Manager will play an integral role in furthering the objectives of the Think 100% team, supporting the Policy Director on the development of partnerships and engagement with advocacy coalitions and government relations professionals in order to proactively monitor, manage, and maintain the HHC’s relationships at federal, state, and local levels.
Policy Monitoring and Evaluation
• Coordinate with the Climate and Environmental Justice Policy Director to utilize research and analysis regarding environmental justice and climate justice issues and their impact upon BlPOC communities in local, national, and global communities as relevant
• Support on lobbying compliance reporting as necessary, and play an integral role in tracking legislative policy, including managing all data entry related to bill tracking and support letters
• Support in the preparation of research memos, briefs, reports, projects, talking points, and presentations, particularly in collaboration with the Storytelling and Communications division
• Help brief, educate, and train fellow team members, volunteers, and supporters on HHC’s climate justice and environmental justice policy platforms
Coalition-Building and External Affairs
• Engage with internal and external constituents, as needed, in support of the Think 100% policy team’s objectives
• Represent the Caucus on the Hill and with partner organizations and coalition allies
The Think 100% Policy Manager must be a dedicated and persuasive policy advocate whose values are deeply rooted in a racial justice framework. They should have a desire to drive action and impact through policy in close partnership with the Climate and Environmental Justice Policy Director, in addition to other team members in the Campaigns and Advocacy division and the broader organization. The ideal candidate will have a background in developing and launching complex and impact-focused policy efforts in the climate justice and environmental justice space.
The following offers an aspirational view of the ideal candidate profile; we encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented groups.
The ideal candidate will have the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:
• 3-5 years of policy experience in the climate justice/environmental justice space, ideally with specific experience working on the Hill for an elected official or agency
• Political acumen with a thorough understanding of the decision-making processes of executive and legislative branches of government at the federal and/or state level, and familiarity with international climate policy and negotiations
• Strong public speaking and writing skills
• Natural affinity for and interest in coalition-building, with a proven record of accomplishment in advancing and promoting important issues through third party advocates who share a common vision and goal
• An expert project manager, capable of balancing multiple priorities
• High level of cultural competence and experience working across cultures is essential; deep understanding of and experience engaging with multicultural or BIPOC communities of young people (Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X)
• Demonstrated commitment to social and racial justice and a passion for HHC’s mission
Compensation & Benefits
The salary range for this role is $70,000 – $94,000, and the final salary will be based on experience and qualifications. HHC also offers a comprehensive benefits package. The HHC team has a remote culture, with physical offices in Los Angeles, CA and Washington, DC. This opportunity is location-flexible, with a strong preference for candidates based in Washington, DC.
Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement, which is being led by Molly Brennan, Meghan Franklin, and Dina Tyler. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to by filling out our Talent Profile: https://apptrkr.com/4804333.
Koya Partners is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals living with disabilities. If you are a qualified individual living with a disability and need assistance expressing interest online, please email [email protected]. If you are selected for an interview, you will receive additional information regarding how to request an accommodation for the interview process.
Hip Hop Caucus is an equal opportunity employer. HHC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or any other basis prohibited by law.
About Koya Partners
Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.
For more information about Koya Partners, visit https://diversifiedsearchgroup.com/our-brands/koya-partners/.