Deputy Director

The Impact Project

The Impact Project

Deputy Director Posting

Summary of Position 

Now more than ever, states have a critical role to play in driving our country forward. The Impact Project (TIP) does this by advancing economic and democracy policies that improve the quality of life for  working- and middle-class people. We are 100% focused at the state level and we currently work in AZ, CO, FL, GA, ME, MD, MI, MN, NC, NM, NV, PA, VA, and WI.

The Deputy Director drives our work in up to four of our states. They are the glue that holds our team together, supervising the State Directors, working side by side with their colleague Deputy Directors managing other states, leveraging the expertise of TIP policy, data, and communications staff, and providing a critical communications link to the senior team. You will support strong leaders and make day to day judgment calls about the right balance of advocacy, communications, and organizing needed.

This position reports to and works closely with a Vice President of Advocacy. This position is full time and considered exempt for federal overtime purposes.

What You’ll Do 

Drive strategy and impact across your states

  • Manage State Directors, coaching them as they learn and advance TIP’s approach, developing their state theory of change and plans, vetting proposed investments, and driving implementation.
  • Serve on the leadership team, playing an integral role in modeling our core values – agile, bold, curious, creative disruptors, and dig deep – and fostering organizational culture; support the work of the senior team by providing timely intel and troubleshooting challenges.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the states so you can effectively advise staff.
  • Get your hands dirty, working side by side with your team as they drive campaigns and create new capacities where they don’t exist.
  • Infuse state work with new organizing, communications, and advocacy ideas and strategies, driving directors to stretch beyond business as usual and to find ways around obstacles.
  • Lead your team’s annual budget planning and coach them to deliver high quality spending proposals with strong deliverables that clearly tie back to the state strategy.
  • Ensure any multi-state investments are well-connected to your team and their day to day operations in the state.
  • During non-COVID times, conduct site visits to see your team in action, engage with partners, model our values, and provide on-the-job training.
  • Provide honest in-the-moment and ongoing feedback to State Directors.

Build the team

  • Drive new staff onboarding, ensuring each person receives tailored background information for their states, the history of our engagement, and hands on coaching about TIP’s approach.
  • Plan team meetings and periodic in-person convenings and trainings, reinforcing our core values in content and approach.
  • Lead recruitment for job openings on your team, do an initial screen of applicants, and shepherd candidates through the interview process.

What Else You Should Know

The Impact Project operates in a 100% remote work environment. Candidates who live in one of our states or the Washington, DC area are strongly preferred. During non-COVID-19 times, travel will depend upon state needs and in-person team meetings, with an average of two to three trips per month.

The salary range for this position is $115,000 – $135,000. Current benefits include full medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision insurance, and participation in our retirement plan including an automatic 5% employer contribution in addition to an employer match of up to 3%.

The Impact Project is a project of Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Hopewell Fund 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. Hopewell Fund’s 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.

Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to

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