California Campaign Manager (full time or part time)

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time

PL+US: Paid Leave for the US is a national non-profit organization with a single mission: win high quality paid family leave for everyone in the U.S. Our three-pronged strategy transforms workplaces, public policy, and culture so that everyone can give and receive care when they need it most.

We are hiring a California Campaign Manager to lead our efforts in Los Angeles County and across the state. This person will organize grassroots outreach and build momentum for a national policy win. This is a perfect role for an experienced campaigner, organizer, and coalition builder, who's ready to apply everything they’ve learned over the years to win one of the signature battles of the decade.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a campaign to drive momentum and action by key California legislators for robust paid family leave policy through organizing and coalition building, creative communications and digital media efforts, and strategic legislative tactics;
  • Lead, expand and engage paid leave supporter base in Los Angeles; building diverse networks of paid leave validators, supporters, and advocates, including health care professionals, business leaders, workers and labor union partners, parents and caregivers, elected officials, and members of the faith community.
  • Develop and coordinate a robust program to get the real experiences of people in California into the media and in front of key legislators. Identify and support people in sharing their stories, create and coordinate earned and digital media campaigns to amplify their stories, and integrate those people and stories into communications or organizational materials, such as blogs or op-eds;
  • Plan and organize field hearings, media events, panel discussions, and other events;
  • Identify and generate ways for paid leave supporters to take actions that help us win paid family leave through our workplace, political and legislative programs;
  • Draft, edit, and produce paid leave campaign materials, such as Fact Sheets and One-Pagers tailored to various stakeholders and communities;   
  • Represent PL+US in various coalitions, and collaborate and develop relationships with current and new partners to build a robust, multi-faceted paid leave campaign

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring:
We have no formal education requirements – if you take on the role and are willing to grow with it, that’s all that matters. This role requires:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in organizing, campaigning, issue advocacy, and/or political campaigns;
  • Experience developing creative communications and digitally savvy campaigns that capture the attention of the media and key decision-makers;
  • An ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience in effectively building and maintaining relationships with coalition partners and various stakeholders;
  • An ability to develop tactics that engage paid leave supporters and partners in a coherent campaign strategy to win paid family leave;
  • An aptitude for grasping complex, key policy messages and effectively communicating them verbally or in writing to various and diverse audiences;
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to engage stakeholders and partners in Los Angeles and various parts of the state, as needed;
  • Willingness to occasionally work long hours or nontraditional hours to attend/host events, field hearings, or meetings at various points throughout the year;
  • Happy working in fast-moving work situations and excited about creative problem solving;
  • A deep commitment to equity and inclusion, and experience working in diverse teams;
  • Kind, to others and to yourself. We’re building a team that’s smart, fun, fast, supportive, passionate, and collaborative. That starts with people who are truly delighted and challenged by the work, and know how to bring their best selves to it every day; and
  • Passionate about winning paid family leave for everyone in the U.S.  

We don't expect you to have all of these! A strong candidate will likely have one or two.

  • Local, state, and/or federal legislative experience, preferable in Los Angeles;
  • Experience working with the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, or Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus;
  • Experience with issue advocacy on paid family leave, women’s issues, or other progressive issues;
  • Strong research and policy analytical skills;
  • Bilingual Spanish + English speaker

Some of the benefits of working for PL+US:

  • Awesome team of high impact, low ego people who are in it to win.
  • Flexible work schedule. If you need to leave early pick up your kid from school, that’s cool.
  • Up to 6 months of paid family leave, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance (up to $650/month).
  • Professional development coaching.
  • Generous time off.  Unlimited vacation, 12 paid holidays, and we all take the week between Christmas and New Years off.
  • Retirement accounts. We offer a 401(k) since we want you to retire one day.
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance, commuter benefits program, medical and dependent care FSA program.

Salary and Title:
We’re looking to hire a Campaign Manager with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in organizing, issue advocacy, and/or politics. Salary range is $65,000 - $75,000, commensurate with experience. Open to consider full time or part time for the right candidate. 

To Apply:
Submit an application via Recruiterbox. We definitely want someone hired by February 2019 - if not sooner.

PL+US is deeply committed to diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, first-generation Americans, new parents, single parents, people with disabilities, and members of the queer community to apply.

PL+US is an equal opportunity employer.  This means that we don't discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or political affiliation.