The People’s Parity Project (PPP) seeks a creative, self-motivated, and strategic Policy and Program Manager to join a growing team and lead the organization’s work on a diverse set of policy priorities, including building worker power and reforming the federal judiciary. PPP is a small nonprofit committed to bold advocacy and fearlessly challenging entrenched power structures. We’re fighting hard fights, but always make time to celebrate the wins, no matter how big or small. This is an exciting opportunity to grow and shape a fast-growing movement aimed at unrigging the legal system and building a justice system that values people over profits.
About the Organization
The People’s Parity Project was founded in 2018 on the belief that a movement of law students and attorneys, organizing to democratize the legal system, empower working people, and challenge corporate influence, has the power to move us towards a world where workers have power, vulnerable communities need not fight for dignity and respect, and the levers of law and government seek to increase the well-being of all. Learn more: peoplesparity.org/about.
About the Position
The 2020 election results present unique opportunities to utilize legislative and administrative advocacy to fight for workers’ rights, tackle corporate power, and work to build a judiciary that doesn’t stand in the way of progress. PPP is developing a series of campaigns that aim to take advantage of this opportunity by applying a labor-organizing lens to the legal profession, developing law students and lawyers who see themselves as organizers in the fight for true justice, and who understand their power to affect meaningful, systemic change. Campaigns are carried out by PPP’s small national staff in collaboration with law student chapters, working groups, and partner organizations. The Policy and Program Manager will help manage these campaigns, develop future advocacy strategies, and facilitate opportunities for law student and lawyer organizers to gain the necessary tools, resources, and communities to serve as powerful advocates for true justice within and outside the legal profession.
This is a remote position: candidates can apply and work from anywhere. Once it is safe to do so, some travel will be expected. The Policy and Program Manager is a full-time position with flexible hours (although some work on nights and weekends is likely) and reports directly to the Executive Director. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with a flexible start date; candidates who intend to sit for the July 2021 bar exam are welcome to apply.
The Policy and Program Manager portfolio includes:
- Coordinating and supporting PPP’s national advocacy teams, made up of law students and attorneys, as they build and execute campaign strategies, goals, and tactics to:
- Hold the legal architects of the Trump administration’s atrocities accountable;
- Advance state and federal legislation and regulation to build worker power, in coalition with worker-led and grassroots-powered organizations;
- Fight for a judiciary that serves as a tool for justice, not oppression; and
- Advocate for a federal judiciary that is free of discrimination, harassment, and other workplace misconduct.
- Managing internal and external communications related to national advocacy priorities, which may include op-eds, letters to the editor, emails, social media posts, talking points, briefing documents, comment letters, and amicus briefs.
- Supporting PPP organizers to develop strategies for engaging their communities on national advocacy priorities.
- Representing PPP at coalition meetings and collaborating with partner organizations to develop strategies aimed at advancing shared policy priorities.
- Working with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to identify new opportunities for innovative national advocacy to unrig the law.
- Working with the Executive Director to identify new potential sources of grant funding to support this advocacy work.
- Tracking and reporting for grants relating to the advocacy portfolio.
To be considered, a candidate must have:
- Deep knowledge of the legal system and the role that the legal profession currently plays in upholding systems of corporate power and worker oppression.
- Law degree from an accredited law school (applications from individuals receiving a JD in the spring of 2021 are welcome); bar admission not necessary.
- Desire to work in a small, startup environment.
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and personal attributes:
- Demonstrated experience in organizing, advocacy campaigns, and/or policy work.
- Critical and creative thinking to challenge systems of oppression and the people and institutions that uphold them.
- Commitment to challenging subjugation in all forms, and to building internal structures that elevate historically marginalized groups and individuals.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication abilities.
- Ability to work in a self-directed manner, solving problems and navigating obstacles as they arise.
We strongly encourage people with the following identities to apply: Black and Indigenous people; people of color; LGBTQIA+, women and non-binary people; people living with disabilities; and others with lived experience being part of marginalized communities.
Benefits and Perks
- $60,000 annual salary.
- 100% company paid individual medical, dental, & vision insurance coverage.
- Home office and mobile data plan stipend.
- 401(k) company match (after six months of employment).
- Three weeks paid time off and 10+ paid organizational holidays.
- Ability to work remotely and flexible hours.
Send resume, cover letter, writing sample (any length), and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.