About Community Change and Community Change Action:
Community Change builds the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to lead powerful and dynamic movements for social change. With our community-based partner groups, we bridge the grassroots and the national, supporting outsider strategies to disrupt the status quo while also building pathways to influence the insider conversation.
Our vision of a better world centers the leadership of impacted people of color to move our work on immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equity, including a focus on jobs and housing, early childhood care and education, income supports, and immigration reform.
This position also supports Community Change Action, an affiliated 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. While motivated by the same core values – equity, inclusion, and justice – Community Change and Community Change Action operate independently of one another and each organization has its own board of directors.
This is a position designed to maximize Community Change’s presence and impact in Washington, DC and on Capitol Hill and will play a key role in translating Community Change and Community Change Action’s federal agenda and priorities to key allies and law makers. The Director of Public Policy will work in close collaboration with senior leadership of Community Change and Community Change Action and organizing and issue projects and will work in coordination with grassroots partner organizations across the country.
Representing Community Change and Community Change Action’s federal policy priorities to key allies and lawmakers in Washington, DC. Contributing to the development and execution of a strategy to build power for low income communities of color and to advance and win our public policy agenda. This includes:
This position reports to: Chief of Staff
Supervisory Responsibility: Policy Team Staff
Community Change recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is not included in Community Change’s bargaining unit and therefore not covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
Travel Requirements: Moderate
Salary & benefits: Community Change offers competitive salaries. Community Change also offers an excellent benefits package, which includes 4 weeks of annual paid vacation; additional paid holiday leave between December 24 and January 1; 8% employer contribution to retirement account after six months of employment (and 3% employer contribution for the first 6 months); and a choice of generous health insurance plans.
This position is located in Washington, DC.
Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled
How to apply: Please click here to submit a cover letter sharing your personal interest as well as salary expectations, a resume, and two writing samples.
Community Change is an Equal Opportunity Employer