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Paid Leave for the Unites States (PL+US) Washington D.C., DC, USA
Sep 22, 2020
Full time
PL+US: Paid Leave for the US is hiring a Legislative Director to join our fast-moving team fighting to win paid family leave for everyone in the United States. About us In just four short years, PL+US has won paid leave for nearly 8 million people. We’ve won change at some of the top employers in the country, including Walmart and Starbucks, and we’re taking that momentum into the fight to win national public policy. Paid leave is poised to take off as the next high-profile national issue. Since our founding, the PL+US team has tripled in size and has cultivated a culture that is bold, curious, real, excellent, and compassionate. We are agile, collaborative problem solvers who are passionate about winning paid leave and we mean it when we say that family comes first, for those we fight alongside and for our own team. About this opportunity We are looking for a smart and savvy Legislative Director to represent PL+US on Capitol Hill and help coordinate multiple, fast-paced campaigns that localize paid family for key Members of Congress. Working in close collaboration with our team and external stakeholders, you will ensure PL+US is strategically leveraging our core strengths to support the passage of high quality federal paid leave policy.  You are an ideal candidate for this role if you have experience working on Capitol Hill and/or at a DC-based advocacy organization and are ready to apply everything you’ve learned over the years to win one of the signature battles of the decade. About the role: In this role, you’ll lead PL+US’ work with Members of Congress to pass high quality paid family and medical leave. Duties will include: Build relationships with members of Congress and their staff to develop them into paid leave champions; Lobby Congressional offices and Federal agencies on behalf of PL+US; Track federal paid family leave legislation and meet with key committees and congressional staff; Advise the PL+US Campaigns Team on target selection and content for multiple campaigns across the country; Develop clear and proactive project plans and provide timely reports to ensure goals are being met;  Collaborate with national and state organizations to achieve clear and target specific goals;  Represent PL+US in coalition meetings; Provide effective and fast-paced support to campaign staff and consultants including but not limited to development of target specific fact sheets and rapid response materials that engage legislators, our members, and the public; and, Identify and generate ways for PL+US supporters to take actions that help us win national paid family leave legislation.   To be successful in the role, you’ll need: Minimum of 5-7 years of legislative experience in a congressional office or DC-based advocacy organization; A strategic thinker that is an excellent writer and inspiring communicator; A confident advocate that is willing to makes direct requests to elected officials and staff; An excellent project manager with experience working in a coalition; A self-starter that can handle multiple projects in a fast-moving environment; Ability to quickly digest, analyze, and translate complicated legislation into actionable campaign communications;  A deep commitment to equity and inclusion, and experience working in diverse teams; and, Passion for winning paid family leave for everyone in the US.  Pluses:  A strong candidate will likely be an unabashed policy wonk who loves the field, with: A deep network of political and legislative contacts; and, Experience on health, tax, labor, or childcare policy. Reports to: VP of Legislative & Political Strategy Interviews begin September 28, please submit your application as soon as possible. Location This is a full time remote position. You must be based in the Washington DC metro area. Salary $85,000-100,000 depending on experience and qualifications Some of the Benefits of Working for PL+US Join an awesome team of high impact, low ego people who are in it to win. Flexible work schedule. If you need to leave early to pick up your kid from school or bring your mom to the doctor, that’s cool. Up to 6 months of paid family leave, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance (up to $850/month when you enroll in our plans). 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. Commuter benefits program, medical and dependent care FSA program, and employer-paid life and disability insurance. Strong remote team culture. We’ve been a remote team since 2016 (long before COVID!) and have become great at building relationships and fostering connection across distance.
John Muir Health 1400 Treat Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Sep 22, 2020
Full time
Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy   (0303) Identify– at an early stage so as to permit timely JMH advocacy efforts – new legislative, regulatory, and ballot proposals which, if adopted, would significantly impact JMH.  Analyze such proposals; provide summaries to key JMH stakeholders; secure input from the appropriate JMH stakeholders to assess the potential financial and operational effect of such proposals (if ultimately enacted). Develop and continually revise an advocacy plan (“Advocacy Plan”) that identifies (i) the specific legislative, regulatory, and ballot proposals that warrant allocation of JMH advocacy efforts, (ii) the rationale for prioritizing such identified matters; and (iii) the recommended tactics, strategies, and messages for each such effort. Solicit regular input from relevant JMH stakeholders in the development, revision, and implementation of the JMH advocacy plan. Foster and maintain close working relationships with the following to facilitate execution of the Advocacy Plan: state and local officials and their staff; members and staff of key trade associations and business groups, government affairs representatives of other health care providers and businesses in the state and region. Effectively perform the following and other similar actions as called for in the Advocacy Plan: develop and distribute written advocacy communications and social media advocacy communications; structure effective meetings and in-person events with government officials (and staff); represent JMH in legislative or other governmental hearings; convey JMH policy positions to external audiences; prepare JMH executives for participation in the foregoing meetings and hearings. Ensures appropriate coordination of communications strategies, messaging, and media outreach with appropriate internal audiences, including (among others) the Director, Corporate Communications; Director, Community Health Improvement and other JMH liaisons to external groups. Ensure JMH adherence to restrictions on political and lobbying activity by 501(c)(3) organizations.   Community and Public Affairs (0303) Collaborate with colleagues in JMH marketing & communications, community benefit, and employer/broker relations to develop and execute a communications plan to (i) effectively message the constructive, charitable, and active role JMH plays in the community and (ii) ensure appropriately-targeted messages are routinely provided to appropriate community stakeholders on these topics. Continually revise the plan and messaging to meet evolving needs. Represent JMH in local forums and local community groups in order to enhance JMH’s visibility and reinforce the messages regarding our constructive, charitable, and active role in the community. Foster and maintain close working relationships with the following to facilitate execution of the Community and Public Affairs efforts: state and local officials and their staff; members and staff of key trade associations and business groups, government affairs representatives of other health care providers and businesses in the state and region. Effectively perform the following and other similar actions as called for in the foregoing community and public affairs efforts: develop and distribute written advocacy communications and social media advocacy communications; structure effective meetings and in-person events; represent JMH in community forums; convey JMH activities to external audiences; prepare JMH executives for participation in the foregoing meetings. Ensures appropriate coordination of communications strategies, messaging, and media outreach with appropriate internal audiences, including (among others) the Director, Corporate Communications; Director, Community Health Improvement and other JMH liaisons to external groups.     Internal Education (0303) Continually update key JMH stakeholders regarding (i) the status of relevant legislative. regulatory, and ballot proposals and (ii) the content of and progress under the JMH Advocacy Plan. Continually update key JMH stakeholders regarding content, recent progress, and planned future efforts on the above-reference Public Affairs activities. Educate JMH personnel regarding restrictions on political and lobbying activity by 501(c)(3) organizations.  
American Forest & Paper Association Olympia, WA, USA
Sep 17, 2020
Full time
This is a great opportunity to support a trade association whose members have long been responsible stewards of our planet’s resources. AF&PA is searching for a Manager, Government Affairs to advocate for member interests and manage government affairs for assigned western states, wherein 85% of the position focuses on the three west coast states. He/she ensures the coordination of association state lobbying efforts with overall policy goals of association members. This position will be based from a home office in California (Sacramento area), Washington (Olympia/Tacoma metro area), or Oregon (Portland/Salem metro area), and will report to the Director, Government Affairs in our Washington DC office. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS : Advocate for member interests in a portfolio of assigned states by tracking, analyzing, and reporting on state legislative activities Manage state contract lobbyists and other outside consultants in assigned region Write letters, testimony and various association member communications. Serve on internal issue teams; manage, plan, and run meetings on relevant issue topics affecting the association. Attend internal meetings virtually via phone and video calls. Participate in regular association meetings via conference call and webinar and in person a few times per year Build and maintain consensus among association members to develop legislative and policy goals for assigned states Advocate to ensure AF&PA state legislative goals are coordinated with other AF&PA departments and related industry groups Lead and coordinate member engagement or coalition engagement on Association issues Serve as a liaison to state public policy groups Meet with state legislators, executive branch officials and regulators; testify before state legislative bodies Maintain relationships and coordinate with outside interest groups in coalitions and on shared state legislative goals Design and implement industry advocacy events which serve as educational opportunities for state legislators and highlight the industry’s accomplishments  Coordinate with AF&PA’s federal affairs team to ensure that federal policy objectives are met and fulfilled at the state level Coordinate state grassroots campaigns for federal legislative priorities Support advocacy efforts on federal issues as needed Coordinate policymaker visits to member facilities   QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE : Thorough understanding of the legislative and advocacy process  Excellent written and oral communication skills  High degree of teamwork, organizational and project management skills  Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities with high quality execution and performance Ability to work from a home office in California (Sacramento area), Washington (Olympia/Tacoma metro area), or Oregon (Portland/Salem metro area) Ability to maintain a typical work schedule that follows standard eastern coast business hours along with west coast availability especially during legislative sessions Ability to travel (approximately 15-20% with most travel to WA, OR, CA or DC) and work nights or weekends as needed A valid U.S. driver’s license   EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS : Undergraduate degree required Graduate degree in public policy or related field preferred Four to five years of experience in corporate government affairs, trade association government affairs, paid campaign or legislative staff, or another role of equivalent function; experience in western states preferred Understanding of environment, energy, recycling or other manufacturing sector issues is a plus EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER American Forest and Paper Association is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. AF&PA welcomes men and women regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status or other category protected by law.
American Academy of Pediatrics Itasca, IL, USA
Sep 16, 2020
Full time
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is seeking a Director, State Advocacy in our Itasca, Illinois office. The Director will lead the AAP state advocacy initiatives and supervise a team of five. The Director will develop, implement, and monitor AAP priority issues and initiatives to advance those priority issues at the state level. They will also provide expertise and counsel to the AAP Executive Committee and Board of Directors and AAP chapters, committees, sections, councils, task forces, and members on state advocacy.   The AAP is seeking an individual with at least six years’ related experience in state government relations, lobbying, or other legislative or legal experience at the state level. Previous supervisory experience is required. Experience with child health care state advocacy issues is preferred. A bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, public health policy or a related field is required. A Master’s of JD degree is preferred. Some travel and weekend work required.   To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit  https://www.aap.org/employment .   The AAP offers an excellent work environment, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package. As a reaffirmation to our employee-focused culture, since 2005 the AAP has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for in the Chicagoland area. Additionally, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans that values the strength diversity brings to our workplace.   Reasonable Accommodation: Individuals with a disability in need of a reasonable accommodation regarding the job application process may call 630-626-6297. Please note, only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.    
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