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Deputy Director of the Economic Analysis and Research Network

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Economic Policy Institute
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Washington, DC
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Publicado hace 24 días

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, and collegial individual to serve as Deputy Director of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) team at EPI. In collaboration with the Director of EARN, the Deputy Director will design and implement strategies to advance state- and local-level policy reforms that improve economic outcomes for working people and promote racial and gender equity. They will help lead EARN’s 12-person team – directly supervising the four programmatic staff; developing and overseeing programs and initiatives; establishing goals and priorities for the team; guiding EPI engagement with network members and allies; and strategically directing resources on issue campaigns, research projects, and capacity-building activities. They will identify the best ways for EPI’s staff to support EARN’s network of state and local research and advocacy groups so that they can achieve meaningful worker, racial, and gender justice policy wins.

About the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN): EARN is a nationwide network of state-based research, policy, and advocacy organizations advancing an inclusive, worker-centered economy through state and local policy change and rigorous research. We are the progressive economic policy infrastructure in the states, conducting research, providing data analysis, and developing and advocating for policies that confront the fundamental imbalances in the workplace in order to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the wealthy. A core part of the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), EARN is a growing network of 56 organizations in 43 states and the District of Columbia. EARN is coordinated by staff at the Economic Policy Institute and EARN partners. 

This position will be based at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. However, candidates wishing to work remotely will be considered, with the understanding that periodic travel to EPI’s offices will be required.

What You Will Do

Help craft and implement plans to achieve tangible state and local policy wins

  • Assist the EARN Director in establishing the vision, goals, priorities, research agenda, issue campaigns, and capacity-building programs for the network. Aid in developing and executing a strategic plan to strengthen EARN members’ impact in state and local policymaking.
  • Help to organize EARN member groups, grassroots partners, and other allies around cross-state issue campaigns, working groups, and projects.
  • Identify strategies and opportunities to leverage EPI and EARN member resources to achieve pro-worker, anti-racist, and equity-enhancing state and local policy wins. Develop and implement systems to monitor state and local policy developments and EARN members’ engagement on those issues.


Provide leadership and guidance to the EARN team’s project staff

  • Directly supervise the four programmatic staff of EARN, providing oversight and strategic guidance to staff coordinating EARN’s regional projects (EARN in the South and EARN in the Midwest), issue-based projects (Worker Power), and learning community activities (webinars and the annual EARN conference.) Help ensure that the team works cohesively and effectively to meet its institutional goals and grant requirements.
  • Help to design and facilitate constructive meetings, convenings, and retreats for EARN staff and our network members.
  • Draft and review materials (fact sheets, memoranda, reports, op-eds, blog posts, issue resource packets) for publication and/or distribution among EARN’s members.


Help to grow EARN’s reach and elevate its presence in policy circles

  • In collaboration with the EARN Director, build and maintain strong relationships with allied organizations, issue coalitions, EARN member organizations, and funders. Represent EARN/EPI in outreach activities to EARN partners, policymakers, funders, and state and national partner organizations, including grassroots networks and labor unions.
  • Provide feedback and assistance on funding proposals, grant reports, and donor engagement.

 

Who You Are

Ideally, you have at least nine years of relevant experience, with at least 4 years of management experience. We do not expect that every candidate will have this full range of qualifications, but the following qualities and experience are highly desirable:

A commitment to EPI/EARN’s issues

·        Experience with and demonstrated commitment to economic justice, building power with workers and collective bargaining, and racial and gender equity.

·        Familiarity with a diverse set of economic, gender, and racial justice policy issues and the political debates in which they are embedded.

·        Experience working in a state or local policy research organization, a labor union, or an advocacy organization focused on economic justice, workers’ rights, or gender and racial justice.


Organizing and policy campaign experience

·        A campaigner’s or organizer’s mindset and experience building and/or supporting coalitions.

·        Experience with state- or local-level policy campaigns. Knowledge of state or local policy processes and an understanding of how legislative and/or administrative action on economic issues is initiated, supported, and advanced in the state or local context.


Effective and inclusive leadership skills

·        Experience managing staff; leading with inclusive practices to develop, support, and leverage talent in an effective team.

·        Strong, demonstrated project management skills, the ability to manage several projects at once, and the flexibility to adapt to a changing landscape.

·        Self-motivated and able to work independently, but also able to collaborate and work as part of a team and with diverse partners.


Ability to get things done

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to frame a discussion and craft arguments within a political/policy context and effectively communicate complex issues to lay audiences.

·        Ability to effectively represent the organization in meetings and events.

·        Excellent organizational skills, with the demonstrated ability to drive projects to completion

·        Comfort using the Microsoft Office Suite.

·        Willingness and ability to handle occasional long hours and travel.


Salary and Benefits

·        The salary for the Deputy Director position ranges from $105,000 to $120,000, dependent on experience, plus benefits.

·        EPI offers an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off, as well as retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance.


·        EPI is a unionized workplace with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) and staff reporting to the Deputy Director will be members of the NPEU bargaining unit. This position is not in the bargaining unit. The Deputy Director reports to the Director of EARN.

 About EPI

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is an independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that researches the impact of economic trends and policies, centering the economic interests of workers in the United States. EPI is a key institution in the movement for economic justice in the United States and is widely recognized as a source of authoritative analysis on economic trends, with a particular focus on economic inequality.

EPI believes that having a diverse and inclusive workplace not only strengthens the institute’s work but is also essential for understanding and creating economic policies that support all working people. EPI is an equal opportunity, fair chance, affirmative action employer, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior history of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, caregiver status, or other categories protected by law.

To Apply

Candidates should send a cover letter highlighting their relevant experience and explaining their interest in working at the Economic Policy Institute, resume, and writing sample to earn-jobs@epi.org with “Deputy Director of EARN” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is seeking a dynamic, results-oriented, and collegial individual to serve as Deputy Director of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) team at EPI. In collaboration with the Director of EARN, the…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    6 de diciembre de 2021
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    30 de noviembre de 2021
  • Educación
    Maestría/Máster
  • Nivel Profesional
    Directivo
Salario
USD $105.000 - USD $120.000
/ año

Compensación

·        EPI offers an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off, as well as retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance.


·        EPI is a unionized workplace with the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU) and staff reporting to the Deputy Director will be members of the NPEU bargaining unit. This position is not in the bargaining unit. The Deputy Director reports to the Director of EARN.

·        EPI offers an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off, as well as retirement contributions, medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and life…

Ubicación

A distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en cualquier lugar en Estados Unidos
Ubicación Asociada
1225 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20005, United States
Ste 600

Cómo aplicar

Candidates should send a cover letter highlighting their relevant experience and explaining their interest in working at the Economic Policy Institute, resume, and writing sample 

Candidates should send a cover letter highlighting their relevant experience and explaining their interest in working at the Economic Policy Institute, resume, and writing…

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