Job Opening - Caring Across Generations

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Caring Across Generations
Campaigns Director

Position: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Managing Director
Salary: 90,000 – 100,000
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Work Location: Remote

Overview

About Caring Across Generations:

Caring Across Generations (CAG) is a national campaign working to make care more affordable and accessible at every stage of life, while making sure caregivers are treated with respect and dignity. Founded in 2011 by Sarita Gupta and Ai-jen Poo, our campaign is focused on creating change in three ways: organizing a powerful movement of the Caring Majority – the majority of Americans who are directly affected by the need for care, fighting for groundbreaking policy at the state and federal level, and changing hearts and minds through storytelling and cultural organizing. We were behind the historic win to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers. In 2017 helped pass the nation’s first Family Caregiver benefit in the state of Hawaii. And in 2018, helped Washington state create the nation’s first universal public program for long-term care.

About the Position

Caring Across Generations seeks an experienced, strategic and driven Campaigns Director who will lead our federal and state campaigns focused on passing legislation that benefits caregivers and ultimately lays the groundwork for our signature policy, Universal Family Care. You will work in partnership with the founder and director to drive a table of national partners committed to advancing the care agenda and securing investments in the care infrastructure.

The Campaigns Director will ensure our team is coordinated to win strategic campaigns for family caregivers in communities of color and other communities that struggle to find and afford the care they need. As a senior member of the Caring Across team at a moment of tremendous opportunity, you will oversee the planning, execution, and evaluation of all campaigns that will help Caring Across Generations achieve its mission.

You will work with colleagues who are as dedicated and passionate about care, caregivers, and care workers as you are; who care deeply about justice and equity; and who, like you, are bold, strategic, and take responsibility for achieving substantial progress toward our mission every year.

You will leverage existing relationships, build new ones, and work with our national partners to create meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations that advance shared goals and win big for family caregivers.

Responsibilities

  • Launch and lead campaigns to advance the care agenda, including winning federal and state policy change.
  • Strengthen our campaign methodology to maximize impact. Develop and achieve clear strategies, goals, and benchmarks.
  • Build strong partnerships with organizations and leaders with shared values and common goals.
  • Maintain a current analysis of the political landscape to identify key opportunities and challenges that impact our long-term goals.
  • Provide high-level strategic advice to campaign leadership across Caring Across Generations strategies and issues.
  • Partner laterally across teams to ensure effective team collaboration toward the overarching goals and priorities of the campaign.
  • Work with the Development Director to ensure strong partnership with funders and supporters of the campaign and act as an effective steward of program-restricted resources.
  • Ensure transparency across Caring Across teams, help educate and inform staff regarding strategy and opportunities to advance our campaigns and mission.
  • Represent Caring Across at coalition meetings, briefings and policy forums to achieve the best outcomes for family caregivers, consumers and care workers.
  • When called upon, represent Caring Across as a spokesperson with media, donors, and the public.
  • Serve as a member of the Management and Strategy Teams to advise on Caring Across’s budget, effectiveness, and overall strategic direction.

Qualifications

We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, can be self-directed, and have exceptional project management skills. You should have:

  • 7+ years of professional experience in state or federal affairs, advocacy, policy, or politics, including five or more in government relations or issue advocacy with local, state, or federal legislative bodies
  • Deep understanding of how state and federal legislative processes work and can successfully navigate those processes to achieve our mission and policy objectives
  • Strong knowledge of and deep experience with at least one of the following policy areas: aging, childcare, paid family medical leave or health care
  • The ability to create legislative strategy, effectively advocate, lead a team, and integrate collaboratively with organizing, digital, and communications teams to reach our campaign objectives
    A proven track-record of leadership of government relation teams and strategies
  • Commitment to developing policy solutions that tear down racial, gender, and economic inequities
  • A commitment to building a multicultural, anti-racist campaign
  • Proven ability at building strong relationships and effective partnerships, as well as demonstrated skill with persuasion and influence
  • Supervision experience, with remote supervision experience a plus
  • Communicator with strong analytical, writing, editing, and verbal skills who knows how to connect with broad and diverse stakeholders, including federal and state legislative offices

Travel
When travel resumes, monthly travel is likely, in addition to quarterly staff retreats and occasional in person meetings with campaign leadership.

How to Apply

Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until it is filled, but preference will be given to those who apply by midnight ET on February 11, 2021

Submit your application on Bamboo. Applications should include:

    • A resume
    • Answers to the following questions in lieu of a cover letter:
      • What is the most ambitious campaign you have led? What were its goals and did you meet them? If not, why and what did you learn? (suggested word limit: 200)
      • What is your experience building stakeholder engagement opportunities and stakeholder tables with a racial and gender equity lens (suggested word limit: 200)
      • Please share a campaign plan that you developed and wrote. Please include this in the same document as your resume.

Compensation, Benefits and Work Schedule

This is a full-time, exempt position, with occasional evening and weekend work based on need. The salary is $90,000 – $100,000. We have offices in Washington DC and New York City,

Caring Across Generations is a project of, and fiscally sponsored by, National Domestic Workers Alliance. NDWA offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

Generous Benefits, including 5+ weeks of paid time off annually, including 3 weeks of office closure, most federal holidays, 12 days of vacation, and 12 sick days (prorated to the start date).