Policy Manager

Website The Impact Project

The Impact Project

Summary of Position 

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to resumes@the-impact-project.org.

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 Policy Manager is our savvy policy brain developing policies, translating them for issue campaigns, and creating opportunities for policy wins in the areas of economic reform (i.e., worker pay and benefits, health care, education and tax fairness) and democracy (i.e., independent redistricting, judicial independence and money in politics reforms). The Policy Manager helps drive issue agendas in states where policy infrastructure is lacking and helps bolster efforts in states with more advanced infrastructure by connecting the policy work to sophisticated resources.

This position will be working on a wide range of policy issues so while they don’t need to be the expert in every issue area, they need to be connected to a network of experts who can dig deep and be able to get the information and analysis needed to drive our work forward. And all along the way, they bring new, outside-the-box approaches to accelerate change.

This position reports to and works closely with the Policy Director. This position is full time and considered exempt for federal overtime purposes.

What You’ll Do

Develop aspirational policy agendas

  • Assess status of economic and democracy policy across TIP states, identify opportunities for advancement, and help build ambitious policy agendas.
  • Lead policy development projects and contracts.
  • Develop strong relationships with state and national infrastructure groups, policy leaders, and other grasstops with expertise on economic and democracy issues.
  • Identify and develop innovative policy solutions on emerging issues within the economic and democracy space.

Support states to win strong policies

  • Help build a network of state-based economic security and democracy experts and leverage their expertise at key moments to author materials and enhance public understanding of TIP’s policy priorities.
  • Identify policy best practices and trends across states and share information among state directors.
  • Conduct analysis of existing policies and potential policy and statute changes, including reviewing and analyzing bill language.
  • Collaborate with TIP’s communications team and produce policy materials that add value to current state efforts, including fact sheets, policy papers, and reports.
  • Understand policy trade-offs and suggest modifications that improve policy while helping bill passage.

Who You Are

  • Strategic thinker who can quickly assess policy and translate policy to a campaign environment.
  • Ability to think ‘outside the box’ in coming up with new and different ways to tackle issues.
  • Understands and appreciates the communications and organizing aspects of campaign development and implementation.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail.
  • Can thrive in a startup environment where the path forward isn’t always clear, and the processes are a work in 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, there will be frequent travel required within the state and occasional national travel for in-person team meetings.

The salary range for this position is $75,000-$95,000. 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 resumes@the-impact-project.org.

To apply for this job email your details to resumes@the-impact-project.org