Vice President for Economic Justice
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, non partisan 501(c)3 organization that fights for equality for all women and families. We are seeking a Vice President for Economic Justice to lead our knowledgeable and dynamic economic justice team. Our organization is undergoing a change process that seeks to ensure that we are more inclusive, diverse and equitable in our daily work and overall mission. This is a terrific opportunity for a strategic thinker and strong manager who is eager to lead a team advancing economic justice policy for women and their families.
The Vice President for Economic Justice will be a member of the organization’s senior leadership and lead a team of 6-8 staff who are policy experts, researchers, government relations specialists and coalition managers. Currently the economic justice team focuses on workplace issues, including paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, equal pay, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment and other workplace rights issues. The Vice President may broaden this work through strategic planning with the President and executive team. This person will be dedicated to mentoring and developing the skills and knowledge of team members. The VP should have experience leading one or more economic justice or related issue campaigns and a demonstrated commitment to economic justice, anti-racism and gender equity.
The Vice President for Economic Justice is based in Washington D.C. and reports to the President.
- Shape the strategic direction of the National Partnership’s economic justice program, translating that into operating goals and activities, and maintaining accountability to those goals.
- Manage a team of 6-8 people, including recruiting, developing, mentoring and retaining people.
- Lead the team in issue advocacy at the federal and state levels.
- Contribute policy knowledge on economic justice, workplace or related issues.
- Lead the team in building and maintaining strategic relationships with allies and key stakeholders, including policy makers, coalition partners and grassroots organizations.
- Understand and incorporate into internal and external work how race dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, policy development, partnerships, campaigns and coalition work, successfully intervene in problematic dynamics and deepen the team and organization’s commitment to racial justice.
- As part of executive team, help shape and lead the organization’s racial equity work and work with movement partners and allies to incorporate racial equity into their work.
- Work with other teams at the National Partnership to elevate and promote solutions that address the interconnectedness of issues pertaining to health policy, reproductive health and rights, and economic justice in the lived experiences of women and families.
- Speak to media and at public-facing events on economic justice and other organizational issues.
- Prospect, develop, maintain and further relationships with foundation funders; seek financial resources from foundations, individual and corporate funders.
- Demonstrated commitment to economic justice, anti-racism and gender equity.
- Policy knowledge on economic justice or workplace issues, and the ability to read legislation and write testimony required; policy knowledge on paid leave, paid sick days, equal pay, pregnancy discrimination or sexual harassment a plus but not required.
- Demonstrated experience leading a racial equity or economic justice issue campaign.
- Public speaking skills and experience.
- Experience managing 2 or more people.
- Experience leading and working in coalitions with demonstrated success.
- Sophisticated understanding of how race dynamics impact supervisory relationships, organizational culture, policy development, partnerships, campaigns and coalition work, and demonstrated history successfully intervening in problematic dynamics and deepening racial justice within an organization, team, or campaign.
- As part of executive team, able and willing to work with movement partners and allies to incorporate racial equity into their work and to craft and lead the National Partnership’s racial equity work.
Salary & Benefits
Starting compensation will range from $145,000 to $160,000 with exact salary based on experience. The National Partnership provides a generous benefits package that includes three weeks annual vacation time, paid sick time, paid federal holidays plus the last week of December, health, dental, and vision coverage, 403B and SEP-IRA retirement options, and paid family and medical leave for eligible employees.
Applications accepted until May 5, 2019.
The National Partnership is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to racial equity and social justice. We make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and people with other marginalized identities are encouraged to apply. Please see EEO is the Law and Equal Employment Opportunity for more information.