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California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO Sacramento, CA, USA
Oct 14, 2020
Full time
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of working families here in California and influence policymaking nationally? The California Labor Federation is the largest state Labor Federation in the United States. The Federation is an umbrella organization comprised of more than 1,200 unions, representing 2.1 million union members: in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, the public sector, healthcare, entertainment and other industries across California. The mission of the Federation is to be the strongest voice for economic justice in the state through organizing, legislative action, political power, community alliances, and collective bargaining. We seek to maximize the capacity of labor and community organizations to advance policies to support quality job creation, ensure community health, promote shared prosperity, and increase justice for working people, including immigrant workers. We believe that economic justice is achieved through working people standing together with a voice at work. POSITION DESCRIPTION The Legislative Advocate works as part of the legislative team to advocate for workers’ rights and build worker power in the Capitol while coordinating and supporting the work of our affiliated unions. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Staff any assigned bills sponsored, supported or opposed by the California Labor Federation; Prepare written fact sheets, letters of support and opposition, and other communications on legislative and administrative issues; Develop oral and written communication to unions about Federation-targeted issues; Prepare and present written and oral testimony before legislative and administrative bodies; Respond to affiliated unions’ needs for support to advance their priorities; Help formulate Labor’s position on issues; Help develop ideas to build worker power and strengthen the union movement; Help strategic planning to achieve Federation legislative goals; Research and analyze legislative proposals; Work with political department to staff political and electoral campaigns, as needed; Provide support for Executive Secretary-Treasurer on legislative matters; Build and maintain relationships with union leaders, policymakers, allies, and staff; Build and participate in coalitions to advance workers’ rights; Advocate for working families before state commissions and boards; Represent the Federation at various meetings and events; Participate in and organize various Federation sponsored meetings and training; Work well under pressure and handle stress; and Perform other duties as assigned.   REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE Experience working with the Labor Movement; Legislative and administrative advocacy; Strong written and oral communication skills; Policy research and analysis; Experience working in fast-paced, high-pressure environments; Attention to detail with the ability to balance multiple tasks; Proven track record of advancing an agenda; Substantive knowledge of California labor and employment laws; Proficient with relevant computer software programs such as Microsoft Word/Excel, Google Documents/Sheets, etc., and Graduate or law degree preferred. Work Environment Likely telecommuting for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Usually based in the Sacramento office, with some travel to the Oakland headquarters. Some travel to unions across the state, conferences, and meetings. Significant time spent in the Capitol, with much time standing and walking on hard surfaces.  Long days and weekend work are often required, as the schedule depends on the legislative calendar and committee schedule. Work on political or electoral campaigns may require a longer-term stay in a jurisdiction. UNION REPRESENTATION This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement with Pacific Media Workers Guild Local 39521, affiliated with the Communications Workers of America. The position comes with an excellent union pension and health care benefits. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS The CLF provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at hiring@calaborfed.org (510) 663-4001, or Fax at (510) 663-4099. Your request will receive an individualized assessment and will be processed in the order it was received. TO APPLY One of the California Labor Federation’s core values is to provide an inclusive environment to all who are employed here. People of color, bilingual applicants, and women are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and a resume to hiring@calaborfed.org . California Labor Federation AFL-CIO provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, California Labor Federation AFL-CIO complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.   California Labor Federation AFL-CIO expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Washington D.C., DC, USA
Oct 05, 2020
Full time
Protecting, Embracing and Empowering | Service and justice | Advocating for migrants and refugees If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you! The  Director for Advocacy  will inform, inspire, and engage colleagues and fellow advocates, as well as maintain strong coalition partnerships to effectively leverage coalition action. The Director must work to influence policymakers in the Executive and legislative branches of the federal government to promote integration, protection, and justice for migrants and refugees on behalf of LIRS   Key Areas of Responsibility Include: Provide strategic leadership in LIRS advocacy. Collaborate with President & CEO as well as Leadership on department strategy and identify areas in need of support to bring about desired change in policies and practices. With clarity regarding the strategic landscape, pursue priorities and approaches that will have the greatest impact on LIRS’ strategic initiatives. Supervise Advocacy staff. Provide ongoing supervision of work, allocate responsibilities, receive and offer thoughtful feedback, and adjust and consistently reflect upon department priorities to best coordinate on strategic work in the future. Maintain excellent communication and coordination with the LIRS HQ Office specifically ensuring Advocacy priorities and message are consistent with those of Outreach, Communications, and the President’s Office. Ensure that internal LIRS responsibilities are met by the Advocacy unit, including contributions to planning, compliance with established procedures, provision of regular updates, provision of input into relevant decisions, etc. Proactively meet and liaise with Congressional and Administration staff and officials. Advocate that they promote and implement fair and humane refugee and immigration laws and policies; Advance LIRS advocacy priorities, build LIRS credibility on key issue areas, raise up stories of unaccompanied children and other migrants, as well as refugees, and serve as a resource to policy-makers Ensure that LIRS is represented in nonprofit advocacy coalitions, align with other nonprofits in promotion of LIRS advocacy issues, broaden consensus amongst other organizations, build and solidify support for the policies we endorse, prioritize and leverage coalition power to influence decision makers, the media, and the public Ensure that LIRS is represented in working groups that address issue priority areas and determine where LIRS will have most strategic impact; establish appropriate priorities for such participation Empower LIRS staff members to be advocates, channel their expertise to inform LIRS policy positions and improve advocacy recommendations, understand how laws and policies impact refugees, migrants and children, as well as our network partners Lead campaigns, educate empower and mobilize a growing number of Lutherans, refugees, migrants and other constituents around protection and integration of migrants and refugees as well as LIRS’ Climate Migration initiative. Draft statements, letters, website content, or resources on refugee and immigration policies or legislation targeted at Congressional committees, policymakers, and the public Plan advocacy convenings, collaborative events, workshops and advocacy meetings to facilitate constituent and partner participation and leadership in advocacy Report on department developments, results, and upcoming work on a regular basis to LIRS leadership   Qualifications and Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs, or other related field; law or master’s degree or equivalent strongly preferred and six to eight years of increasingly responsible advocacy work experience including experience managing advocacy staff, and setting the strategic direction for advocacy for an organization; expertise in federal legislative and administrative advocacy Broad network of existing relationships with congressional staff members, administration officials, coalition partners, fellow advocates, and constituents Demonstrated ability to maintain, nurture, and proactively seek collegial relationships Expertise in immigration law and policy, and an interest in and passion for advocacy on behalf of refugees and migrants Extensive experience summarizing, analyzing, and presenting on legislative and policy developments Track record of successfully mobilizing constituents to take action Experience in successful nonprofit coalition work Excellent communication skills, especially writing and public speaking, and demonstrated ability to adjust communication styles to be clear and persuasive with different audiencesAbility to work collegially across departments and units Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and relationship management software Ability to work well with others in small teams; effective meeting facilitation skills Travel domestically (up to 10%) to meet and learn from LIRS constituents, church leaders, network partners and migrants and refugees Deep commitment to LIRS’s core values and the ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners LIRS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND COMPLIES WITH ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL EMPLOYMENT LAWS.
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.
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