National Employment Law Project position opening

August 1, 2013

The National Employment Law Project is hiring a campaign strategist to help lead NELP’s work to raise the minimum wage and to support organizing campaigns in low-wage industries.

The Position: The Minimum Wage & Low-Wage Worker Campaign Strategist will be responsible for:

  • Developing and executing campaign strategy – particularly focused on online and social media strategy, grassroots organizing and public education – in collaboration with core partners and other allies
  • Producing and supervising production of campaign materials including fact sheets, talking points, mini-reports, newsletters and web content.
  • Organizing campaign events including press conferences, briefings, and meetings with policymakers.
  • Coordinating media strategy, together with communications staff.
  • Speaking at public events and in the media.
  • Coordinating campaign coalitions.

Salary will be competitive and depends on experience. It comes with an excellent benefits package and will be based in NELP’s Washington, D.C. office.

The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications, skills and abilities:

Qualifications

  • Three to five years of relevant experience leading or coordinating public policy campaigns
  • Demonstrated success in implementing effective campaign strategies and achieving policy results
  • Background in economic policy, workers’ rights or other relevant social justice work
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Skills and abilities

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to master policy and economic arguments
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Highly organized
  • Networking and coalition-building skills
  • Ability to work with diverse organizations from around the country
  • Collegial with a good sense of humor

Applications: To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and a resume to jobs@nelp.org with the word CAMPAIGN STRATEGIST in the subject line.

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