About People’s Action/Institute
People’s Action Institute (501c3) and sister organization People’s Action (501c4) are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an agenda that puts people before profits. People’s Action/Institute builds the power of poor and working people, in rural, suburban, and urban areas to win change through issue campaigns and elections.
With offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, IL and remote staff across the country, we support and advance state-based and national fights for a People’s Green New Deal, Medicare for All, A Homes Guarantee, an End to the Drug War, and more. Our member organizations, 40 organizations across 30 states, improve lives by running state and local level issues and electoral campaigns, leading statewide tables, and taking collective action to change national policy and politics.
Our member organizations have won important victories at the national, state, and local levels, including health insurance for millions and the reversal of health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship, stopping Wall Street banks from selling predatory payday loans to their customers, and historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
We take our members to the front doors and boardrooms of the worst actors in American life; from racist politicians to bank CEOs.
We work to defeat the “business as usual” politics endemic to all parts of our political system. We elevate people-power over-concentrated wealth, replace milquetoast talking points with bold solutions to radically transform and democratize our economy and government, putting the fight for racial justice at the center of the public conversation.
For more information on PAI, please visit https://peoplesaction.org/.
We are looking for a seasoned campaigner with a strong track record and a rootedness in and respect for community organizing as a vehicle to build power and win, and intrigue around co-governance where such collaborations are possible.
The Senior Campaign Strategist will wear many hats, including strategic campaign planner, lobbyist around federal guidelines, coalition builder with an array of partners, liaison to technical assistance providers, and more.
Overview of the Position
The primary function of the Senior Strategist is to lead our Build Back Better - from Rescue to Recovery - engagement work with member groups across the country as federal funds flow to states & localities. In doing so, the Senior Strategist will work with member groups doing a combination of Equitable Implementation, Participatory Engagement, Co-governance, and Campaigning. Some are working on American Rescue Plan (ARP) programs, some on fighting for where loose funds get dedicated, and some on thinking about positioning for massive influxes of physical and human infrastructure funds.
What you will do:
Other job responsibilities include:
The ideal Senior Strategist should have the following experience and qualifications:
Compensation and Benefits:
Status: Full-time, Regular, Non-/Exempt, benefits-eligible
Salary Range: Level 3 - 80,000-$95,000
Location: Based in our Chicago, IL or Washington, D.C. office. Remote locations may be considered.
Reports to: Campaigns Director
Direct Reports: N/A
Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Medical, on the first day of employment, and Dependent Care Flex Spending Account after 90 days, 401(k) plan after 30 days, Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, 11 paid holidays plus the last two weeks of the year that include Christmas Eve/Christmas Day as well as, New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day, and you accrue two weeks of vacation your first year of employment.
Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
People’s Action/Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer; womxn, people of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Close date: October 31, 2021
No phone calls, please.
About People’s Action/Institute
People’s Action Institute (501c3) and sister organization People’s Action (501c4) are national progressive organizations supporting the mobilization and leadership of the grassroots in support of an…