Do you love bringing together different organizations and people to work toward economic justice, racial justice, and tax justice?
Do you want to help 1 million households in Washington state get a tax refund of up to $1,000 per year with the Working Families Tax Credit?
Do you want to be a part of the movement to use our state tax code to benefit working families, reduce poverty, and promote economic security?
Then join our team as the Working Families Tax Credit Campaign Manager. We are hiring an experienced Campaign Manager to support a growing movement of organizations and activists who are working on policy changes that would reduce the impact of Washington’s regressive tax code on low- and moderate- income people and promote economic security for more than 1 million households in Washington state.
About The Coalition
More than 20 organizations – including anti-poverty advocates, labor unions representing low-wage workers, small business organizations, organizations serving communities of color, faith organizations – have been working together for more than a year to put together a plan and advocate for a state tax credit directed to working families. The coalition has been convened by Solid Ground’s Poverty Action program and the Washington State Budget & Policy Center. We are committed to having low-income community members, particularly those from communities of color, engaged in and leading our efforts.
Now we need a Campaign Manager to help build our capacity to effectively engage and grow our coalition, participate in robust public education and community organizing, ramp up our communications efforts, build on a strong foundation of state-specific impact research, and mobilize activists around the state.
This is a unique opportunity to work with a powerful and diverse team of committed individuals and organizations to build a powerful and effective state campaign around the goals of economic justice and racial equity.
The responsibilities of the Campaign Manager include:
- Campaign strategy and planning: Working with coalition members to create a winning campaign plan that unifies lobbying, field, and communications strategies, and work with partners to execute on key strategies in each area.
- Coalition engagement: Working with each coalition member to develop a plan for how their organizations will engage in larger campaign, including coordinating participation in events like public hearings or meetings with legislators.
- Building consensus: Convening regular coalition meetings, including helping the coalition reach agreement on key strategy decisions.
- Sharing learning: Working closely with national partners and networks to share information on state efforts to expand tax credits for working families.
- Fundraising: Support major donor and foundation fundraising to support campaign plan, including some grant writing and reporting.
- Spokesperson: Serving as a spokesperson for the coalition with a range of audiences, including legislators, the media, and funders. This will also require identifying other spokespeople within the coalition and working to uplift the voices of other organizations and impacted people.
- Experience building and managing coalitions and strategic relationships with diverse groups and interests.
- Issue campaign experience related to organizing, communications, policy and/ or legislative advocacy.
- Commitment to equity in all forms, and to the Budget & Policy Center’s goals of justice and prosperity for all Washingtonians, with a commitment to operationalizing racial equity into individual work plan.
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines.
- Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
- Excellent relationship-building and communication skills, in person, in writing, and on the phone.
- Ability to travel to meet with coalition partners across Washington state.
- Able to translate sometimes complex policy concepts into accessible and compelling written materials for a variety of audiences.
- Experience with Washington state legislative process.
- Experience with economic and fiscal policy issues, particularly in the areas of tax, budget, and/or policies that promote economic security.
This is a full-time position with a salary range from $60,000 to $75,000 per year, depending on experience. The Budget & Policy Center offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and flexible spending accounts. We also offer four weeks of paid vacation and five personal days per year in addition to 10 paid holidays and generous sick leave. Each Budget & Policy Center staff member also has a dedicated professional development budget of $750 per year. Our office is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, with service from bus routes, light rail, and trains from around the region.
This position works weekdays during regular business hours; however, some travel and limited evening and weekend coverage of events may be required. Regular weekly telecommuting options are also available.
This position will report to the Director of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center and work closely with the coalition working to advance the Working Families Tax Credit, including the Statewide Poverty Action Network, FUSE, and All In for Washington.
Send a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to jobs(at)budgetandpolicy(dot)org. In your cover letter, please address how you meet the required qualifications listed above and why you are interested in playing a leadership role on this campaign.
This position will close on Wednesday, November 20.
The Budget & Policy Center values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, people of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and people with low-income backgrounds and other diverse life experiences.