Job Opening - Caring Across Generations

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Caring Across Generations
Legislative Manager

Position: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Policy & Advocacy
Salary: $80,000- $85,000
Start Date: As soon as possible
Work Location: Living in Washington D.C. and working remotely

About Caring Across Generations:

Caring Across Generations 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.

How will you create change while working with us?

The Legislative Manager will work with and support the Director of Policy and Advocacy to advocate and advance Caring Across Generations’ policy agenda, with a focus on federal policy.

The Legislative Manager will help to develop and advance policies on care and Home and Community-Based Services, deepening Caring Across Generations’ policy expertise and ability to act as a player and convener in the policymaking process. Serving as the main point of contact for congressional relations, the Legislative Manager will build and expand partnerships with Members of Congress and their staff to ensure that there is robust support for care in both the House and Senate, ensuring that Caring Across Generations has strong ties with key congressional champions.The Legislative Manager will create innovative opportunities to engage with policymakers on events and legislative initiatives in order to increase awareness of and support for our policy goals.

The Legislative Manager will maintain and grow relationships on behalf of Caring Across Generations with national organizational partners and coalitions. As a convening organization, Caring Across Generations relationship with partners in the health care, elder, disability, and related policy spaces is key to our success, and the Legislative Manager will serve as a liaison to coalition tables and partner meetings to support allies in their initiatives and grow collective power.

The Legislative Manager will keep up-to-date on key policy-related issues and developments and serves as an internal expert and point of reference on policy and legislation. The Legislative Manager is expected to have knowledge of policy and legislative processes, research, and in-depth knowledge of:

  • Medicaid;
  • Medicare;
  • Long-Term Services and Supports;
  • And the challenges, issues, and policies impacting unpaid family caregivers.

Additionally, the Legislative Manager should have a working knowledge of policy issues not in Caring Across Generations’ sphere, but that are relevant to partners and stakeholders (e.g. immigration) and keep up-to-date on the congressional calendar and political events.

Specifically, the work will include the following responsibilities:

  • Monitor legislation within Caring Across Generations’ purview such as caregiving, aging, childcare, disability, paid leave, Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Track, monitor, and analyze the progress of federal legislative initiatives and agency actions that have an impact on the Care Agenda.
  • Draft memos summarizing legislation, preparing reports on congressional hearings, and legislative mark-ups, statements, talking points and speeches.
  • As needed, prepare witnesses (i.e. Ai-jen) for congressional testimony.
  • Track, analyze and report on organizational priorities in the federal budget, including authorizations and appropriations; all stages of the budget process (e.g., request, markup, final passage); specific funding levels for programs and accounts; and provisions and report language
  • Draft regular blog posts and newsletter articles highlighting momentum on the Caring Across agenda and developments at the state and federal level
  • Draft action alerts, lobbying materials and other advocacy tools to keep Congressional staff, national and state coalition partners informed on the latest news and policy developments.
  • Participate in coalition meetings and provide relevant and timely insights.
  • Meet with constituency and advocacy groups, coalition partners and congressional staff.
  • Assist with organizing congressional briefings, constituent lobby days and lobby visits and assist in the preparation of constituent and field partner meetings with congressional staff and Members of Congress.
  • Draft correspondence to Members of Congress, administration officials and coalition partners.
  • Provide support to the Campaigns Team to develop legislative and relational approaches within state and ground work to promote seamless advocacy
  • Support Care Fellows with lobby training and legislative insights as needed

What great qualities do you possess?

  • 1-2 years experience in federal policy or advocacy working on health and/or labor legislation
  • Knowledge of Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Proven ability to quickly master assigned subject areas quickly
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment and manage competing priorities
  • A demonstrated commitment to racial equity, gender justice, and to empowering low- and moderate-income communities, communities of color, and immigrant communities.
  • A commitment to building a multicultural, anti-racist organization.
  • Acts with high integrity, professionalism, low ego, and camaraderie.

Competencies

  • Sector knowledge: The ability to have understanding of, and ability to communicate about organizations, philosophies, strategies in the care sector and/or in department areas of expertise.
  • Managing Performance: The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, giving and receiving feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly.
  • Project Management: The ability to determine appropriate measures for themselves and for others to achieve the project goals and to work effectively to tight deadlines regardless of possible setbacks.
  • Building Collaborative Relationships: The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the campaign.

What we offer you in return and why you will love being a part of our team!

Caring Across Generations offers competitive benefits and a flexible, remote work environment to ensure all of our employees are able to care for themselves and their loved ones while performing the duties of the job. Some of the perks you can expect include:

  • Continuous training opportunities and annual professional development;
  • A values-based culture that centers equity, integrity, compassion, and impact;
  • Medical benefits covered at 100 percent, Dental and Vision-Covered at 80 percent;
  • Generous paid leave, PTO and Sick Leave in addition to summer and winter office closures;
  • Cell phone and Wifi reimbursement;
  • Access Perks program which entitles you to discounts galore no matter where you are;
  • And more!

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 08/02/2022.

Please apply at: https://domesticworkers.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=239&source=aWQ9Nw%3D%3D

Applications should include:

  • A resume
  • A writing sample of a brief, memo, talking points, testimony, or something related to a similar position.
  • Answers to the following questions in lieu of a cover letter:
    • What is your motivation for applying to this role? (suggested word limit: 200)
    • In order for us to understand your writing style, please explain how you spend/spent your day at a previous/current employer (suggested word limit: 300)
    • Please describe your experience working with policymakers to enact legislation (suggested word limit 300)

Caring Across Generations is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do. As such, we strongly prioritize and embrace Black, Indigenous, People of Color, a multigenerational workforce, LGBTQ+, those across religious and spiritual affiliations, and people with disabilities to join our representative and highly talented team.

Interview Process

Our team is small but mighty, and each interview process varies just a little based on the specific hiring managers needs. However, our standard timeline is as follows:

  • Rolling review of applications for 1-2 weeks and candidates are contacted if we will be moving forward.
  • Week 1: Initial screening interview
  • Week 2: Team interview
  • Week 3: Paid strategy assignment, and when applicable final interview.