Virginia Director - Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy

Employer
Grossman Heinz
Location
Northern Virginia, VA
Posted
Jun 11, 2018
Closes
Jun 25, 2018
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Virginia Director Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy (CFFE) Women Effect Fund Position Overview The Women Effect Fund (WEF) seeks an innovative and dynamic campaign director to lead the Virginia Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy. The Virginia campaign will partner with the new women activists who are on the forefront of an unprecedented renewal of civic engagement and activism among Virginiaand American women. The campaign will help sustain and grow their movement while building public support for important policies that benefit working women and their families. The Director will lead all aspects of the Virginia campaign, beginning with the work to deepen engagement of women in civil society and change the culture around womens civic engagement. The campaign will engage the public and elected officials to support the policies included in a family friendly economic agenda, starting with paid family and medical leave. The ideal candidate is an experienced campaigner with a history of working with a diverse set of coalition partners and allies, developing and testing groundbreaking concepts and is a team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The Director will be a persuasive and passionate communicator. They will be committed to womens equality, believe in the power of grassroots organizing to make change and be open to challenging the norms of traditional advocacy work. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative campaigner to work with a coalition of national philanthropic partners committed to this groundbreaking Virginia effort and the potential of developing a new national model for high-level engagement with women activists. There is potential for continued opportunity and national level work for the Director if this model is expanded to other states. Client Overview The Women Effect Fund (WEF), a project of New Venture Fund, was founded in 2015 as a collaborative fund of individual donors, foundations and public charities dedicated to an intersectional approach towards achieving true economic equality for all women in our lifetimes. The WEF connects donors and doers to build power and win advocacy campaigns to advance gender equity and economic justice for women. By changing policies and building a movement of people who share their goals, they build the conditions for broader culture change. The Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) is one of the founding organizations and partners of the Women Effect Fund. Over the past eight years, the RFF has worked to improve womens economic equality by establishing policies like earned sick leave and paid family and medical leave. Since RFF began this work, more than 13 million people have gained access to earned sick leave in ten states and more than 35 cities. In addition to our work at WEF, The Women Effect Action Fund, a project of the 1630 Fund, a 501(c)(4) non-profit, advocates for these issues at the ballot box, highlighting the importance of family-friendly policies to the electorate, building support for candidates that center smart policies for women and families and holding elected officials accountable. Position Responsibilities Create and execute a detailed public education campaign plan to advance family friendly policies in Virginia Experiment with innovative tactics to keep new activists engaged, measuring and reporting results Oversee the identification of 75,000 new supporters of the campaign in Virginia Deepen and develop relationships with existing grassroots organizations in Virginia Conduct outreach to elected officials on the importance of paid family and medical leave Develop and manage a coalition of organizations supporting the campaign Establish a framework to support the new, mostly volunteer-led, womens grassroots organizing groups Manage the campaign budget Hire, train and manage Virginia team, including three staff organizers Work collaboratively with WEFs existing consultants and allies Oversee development of the public-facing brand for the campaign Conduct media outreach and serve as primary spokesperson for the campaign Participate in meetings with funders Complete all administrative duties, including timesheets The Director will work closely with senior advisors to the Women Effect Fund and will report to the president of the New Venture Fund, WEFs fiscal sponsor. This position is full time and considered exempt for overtime purposes. Qualifications At least seven years experience in campaigns, advocacy or political organizing Capacity to project manage programs and meet competing deadlines and needs Experience managing staff and working with consultants Significant experience working with diverse coalitions Excellent writing skills and attention to detail Self-motivated, flexible and able to work both independently and with a team Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, ambitious work environment Strong verbal communications and interpersonal skills Appreciation of the value of diversity, equal opportunity, and differences in perspectives in all work relationships Familiarity with technology and excitement about using it to innovate Fundraising experience a plus High level of proficiency in Microsoft Suite Compensation and Benefits The position can be based in Richmond or Northern Virginia and will require some travel. Compensation is competitive. Excellent benefits including: 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; generous paid time off and a 401k plan. This position is funded through December 31, 2019 with the possibility of extension. To Apply: To apply, submit a cover letter and resume online at https://grossmanheinz.com/jobs/. The cover letter should be concise, compelling and outline the specific ways in which you would be a good fit for this position. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The Women Effect Fund is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVFs work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.