Search

Job

Policy Program Manager

Posted by
B Lab
|
New York, NY
New
|
Published 3 days ago

About this Opportunity 

The B Corp movement encourages businesses to manage their impact on society and the environment with as much rigor as they manage their profits. The B Lab US & Canada team, currently 25 people and growing, is now looking for a full time hands-on Policy Program Manager to help bring to life our strategy for 2021 and beyond to support the amazing work of our US & Canada B Corp community. B Lab has long been a leader in shaping and advancing the movement to change the behavior, culture, and structure of business. We have created ways for business leaders to opt out of shareholder primacy and opt into stakeholder capitalism by adopting stakeholder governance through the benefit corporation statute. However, over the years we have come to understand that voluntary change is not enough, especially when companies are part of a larger economic system with misaligned incentives. We now have a historic window of opportunity to catalyze large-scale systemic change. There is growing openness to our ideas on stakeholder capitalism among policymakers, business leaders, investors, scholars, lawmakers, and the public. B Lab has unprecedented interest in our policy ideas and our globally-recognized standards that more than 100,000 companies are using to manage, measure, and improve their impact. B Lab US & Canada is designing and beginning to implement a comprehensive strategy to advance our US policy agenda so that we don’t just “build back better” in the short-term, but we lay the groundwork to fundamentally shift the rules and incentives of American capitalism for the long-term. In the future, we plan to bring this work to the Canadian market using external expert advisors. We are seeking an experienced professional with a background in policy development, project management, communications and stakeholder engagement to join our impact team that oversees our three pillars of racial equity, climate justice, and stakeholder economy work.

B Lab US & Canada is seeking a Policy Program Manager with proven experience in policy development, stakeholder management, project management, communications, and resource creation to play a key role in achieving our strategic goals. This is a vital role that will develop and operationalize our strategy to engage B Corps in our policy work within the US and Canadian context and within the frame of our established theory of change. This role will develop the plans and programs to mobilize the B Corp community, individually and collectively, to achieve structural change goals for a more equitable and just future, with the long term intention of influencing laws, regulations and incentives. You will work closely together with the Director of Policy, the B Corp Community Team, our Racial Equity and Climate Justice leads and key external stakeholders and partners and are responsible for the tactical and operational execution of the strategy to engage B Corps in our policy goals.


Core Responsibilities & Scope

B Corp Stakeholder Engagement [40%]

  • Create a policy training program for the B Corp Community by establishing quarterly trainings, bi-monthly calls, and a regular cadence of communication to the community about our policy activities
  • Liaise effectively and build strong relationships and networks with the B Corp community on our stakeholder economy policy goals. Provide a baseline level of customer service to this network of B Corps.
  • Establish a policy communication strategy in order to better inform the B Corp Community

Project Management [25%]

  • Work in concert with external and internal partners to develop strategy for racial equity policy 
  • Oversee special projects that arise from our stakeholder economy work. 
  • Update and enforce B Lab’s policy guardrails so that B corps and B Lab employees are clear on our role in policy engagement
  • Develop communication materials to better communicate our policy goals to our external partners & policymakers 

Coalition Management & Strategy Development [25%] 

  • Provide logistical and coordination support for our coalition work. In tandem with the Director of Policy, design opportunities to engage coalition members in the work and motivate them to collaborate.

 

About You

Experience

  • Recommended at least 5 years of experience 
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a variety of audiences, including public speaking, training and/or facilitation.
  • Familiarity with campaign strategies to drive participation in programs 
  • Demonstrated project management and process improvement skills in complex organizations 
  • Event management virtual and in-person events 
  • Proven ability to work independently, take initiative and generate pragmatic solutions to address potential roadblocks as well as leverage key opportunities

Additionally, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Grassroots campaign experience 
  • Passion for engaging business leaders in collective action
  • Familiarity with Federal policy experience
  • A strategic mindset
  • The ability to clearly communicate complex issues
  • A high level of social and emotional intelligence, communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • The ability to remain focused in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment
  • The ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of key concepts in Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Examples of concepts may include critical race theory, feminism, queer theory, privilege, protected classes, microaggressions, cognitive empathy, cultural competence, nonviolent communications, antiracist education, etc.
  • Experience with G Suite, Slack, Asana or comparable software for communication and project management

Hiring Process

We require the following in order to consider your application:

  • Resume and responses to our accompanying application questions. Cover letter is optional 


If you progress through additional stages in the hiring process you can expect to:

  • Complete a one-way video interview via Spark Hire 
  • Complete a hiring exercise
  • Complete 2 panel interviews via Google Meet


We will begin reviewing applications on October 25 and will continue until we identify a diverse and qualified candidate pool.

Please note: All applications will be reviewed by our team, and all candidates will receive a status update via email after their application has been reviewed, which we expect to complete by October 29. Due to capacity constraints on our hiring team, we are unable to provide you with a specific status update beyond these parameters.


If we can offer accommodations to you in the application or interview processes (or if you have feedback on how we could improve the equity or accessibility of our recruitment) please note this in your application or contact us at careers@bcorporation.net with the subject line “Accommodation request - Policy Program Manager application”. Please note that we are unable to respond to general status inquiries or other messages that are unrelated to accessing our application or interview processes.

 

 

About this Opportunity 

The B Corp movement encourages businesses to manage their impact on society and the environment with as much rigor as they manage their profits. The B Lab US & Canada team, currently 25 people and growing, is now…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 7, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 25, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

USD 72,000 - USD 77,000

Benefits

  • Excellent health benefits package including access to medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Paid time off for vacation - in your first year, you’ll start with 3 weeks (prorated in a calendar year)
  • 403(b) with a match of up to 3%
  • Unlimited sick and personal time - if you need it, use it
  • After your first year of employment - paid time off for community service, paid parental leave, and a professional development budget (we assess this PD budget annually)
  • Excellent health benefits package including access to medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Paid time off for vacation - in your first year, you’ll start with 3 weeks (prorated in a…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.