We’re hiring!

Come join our team and together we can win paid family leave for everyone in the U.S.!


Deputy Chief of Staff:

PL+US: Paid Leave for the US is a national non-profit organization with a single mission: win high quality paid family leave for everyone in the U.S. by 2022. Our three-pronged strategy transforms workplaces, public policy, and culture so that everyone can give and receive care when they need it most.

We are hiring a Deputy Chief of Staff to play a central and highly strategic role in our organization. In just three short years, PL+US has won family leave for nearly 6 million people and tripled in size. The Deputy Chief of Staff will help ensure we effectively prioritize and activate the myriad opportunities that come before us.

The Deputy Chief of Staff will engage with a wide variety of projects in every aspect of the organization’s work, internally and externally. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, this individual will amplify and enable the organization’s leadership by expanding our capacity to manage a high-level portfolio including influencer relationship development and management, system and process development and leadership, goal setting and reporting, board management, and funder cultivation and communication. 

The ideal candidate for this role is a superb and detail-oriented project manager with a high level of skill in communications, a sophisticated understanding of team management and leadership, and deep experience in relationship cultivation with high-level individuals and institutions across culture, politics, philanthropy, and business. 

Your responsibilities:

  • Executive strategic support: The first priority of the Deputy Chief of Staff is to ensure that our Executive Director is leveraged internally and externally to achieve the highest impact toward our goals. This includes hands on support like briefings, preparation of external communication documents, time and schedule management, research, and special projects.

  • Strategy: Help drive clear, effective, and innovative strategy as the project manager of our annual strategic planning and budgeting process and by developing systems and templates for effective communication of our strategy, efficient meetings, and embedded learning systems.

  • Measurement: Drive the systems that allow our organization to track progress toward our goals and regular reporting and reflection on our progress.

  • Influencer relationship strategy and management: When the well-known leader of a major company or a presidential candidate wants to partner with PL+US, you will ensure they have a great experience by driving the internal systems that lead to timely, clear, and streamlined communication and planning. You will also work with the team to identify and map desired new relationships, and leverage our networks and team to build them.

  • Board and funder relations: design and produce monthly formal and informal updates to our community of investors and board members. Deeply understand the map of this network in order to match these individuals to future opportunities to engage. Quarterly board meeting preparation.

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring:

  • Project management: Demonstrated success leading large projects across teams or organizations. Organized, detail-oriented, and strategic. You’re able to see both the forest and the trees and carve paths through complexity and uncertainty.

  • Executive Support: You have a track record as an effective, reliable, and high-value team member for candidates and/or senior leaders in leveraging their time across the needs of an organization or campaign.

  • Strategic Planning: Demonstrated success and a high comfort-level with facilitating discussions between multiple stakeholders with multiple opinions and experiences. Ability to clearly articulate ideas on paper.

  • Tracking and measurement: You can look at a sea of data and identify the most important trends. You know how to help others do the same and how to set up systems and dashboards to monitor the trends that matter most.

  • Relationship Management: Seasoned and sophisticated approach to engaging top-tier influencers and growing influence.

  • Technology: Fluent user of google docs, slack, salesforce, excel, and presentation software like keynote or powerpoint.

  • You’re a roll-up-your sleeves doer. You see a problem, arrive at a solution quickly, and know what it takes to get things done.

  • A deep commitment to equity and inclusion and experience working in diverse teams.

  • Kind, to others and to yourself. We’re building a team that’s smart, fun, fast, supportive, passionate, and collaborative.That starts with people who are truly delighted and challenged by the work, and know how to bring their best selves to it every day.

  • Passionate about winning paid family leave for everyone in the U.S.  

Some of the benefits of working for PL+US:

  • Awesome team of high impact, low ego people who are in it to win.

  • Flexible work schedule. If you need to leave early pick up your kid from school or take your mom to the doctor, that’s cool.

  • Work from home options. We like seeing you in the office and value face-time, and all of us work from home at least once or twice a week.

  • Up to 6 months of paid family leave, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance (up to $650/month).

  • Professional development coaching.

  • Generous time off. Unlimited vacation, 12 paid holidays, and we all take the week between Christmas and New Years off.

  • Retirement accounts. We offer a 401(k) since we want you to retire one day.

  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance, commuter benefits program, medical and dependent care FSA program.

Salary and Title:

This is a full time position based at our office in San Francisco, reporting to the Executive Director. Salary range is 85-95k plus benefits.

To Apply: Please submit your resume via Recruiter Box and, in lieu of a cover letter, please respond to the three application questions. First application deadline is January 31, 2019. 

PL+US is deeply committed to diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, first-generation Americans, people with caregiving responsibilities, people with disabilities, and members of the queer community to apply.

PL+US is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don't discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or political affiliation.


Senior Communications Manager:

PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States is the national campaign to win paid family leave by 2022. Our three-pronged strategy transforms workplaces, public policy, and culture so that everyone can give and receive care when they need it most.

We’re looking for a strategic, tenacious, creative, inspired, detail-oriented Senior Communications Manager to tell the story of PL+US and our programs to our key audiences.

The right person for this role is an obsessive and varied media consumer and P.R. pro with a proven track record of building relationships with local and national journalists to land excellent media coverage. You are an excellent writer, phenomenal communicator, and a deeply creative strategist who also loves getting their hands dirty.

This is an opportunity to work with an incredible team of low-ego, high-impact people who run and win high-profile social change campaigns.

Your responsibilities:

  • Drive earned media: Develop earned media strategies for our core campaigns and program areas to drive significant media coverage about paid family level; Cultivate and manage excellent relationships with reporters, editors, and producers; Write press materials; Plan and manage media events; Advise local groups on media strategy; and Prepare and train spokespeople.

  • Write: We want you to be our “writer in chief.” Someone who is a fast, sharp writer and editor that can write and copy edit excellent press materials, reports, web copy, and other materials as needed.

  • Create engaging, brand-aligned materials and visuals (e.g. stickers, t-shirts, packets, signs) for local and national activations.

  • Maintain and update PL+US’ internal communications documents e.g. talking points, reporter database, and target media lists, as well as collating relevant statistics and research.

  • Manage projects, vendors, and consultants as needed.  

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring

We have no formal education requirements – if you take on the role and are willing to grow with it, that’s all that matters. This role requires:

  • 5 years experience in P.R. developing winning communications campaigns that result in national news stories.

  • Stellar and quick writing and editing chops. Demonstrated excellence writing in multiple voices for diverse audiences and across mediums such as op-eds, reports, and digital assets.

  • Happy working in fast-moving work situations and excited about creative problem solving with a detail-oriented love of systems and organization.

  • Experience managing vendors and consultants to success in both short-term and months-long projects.

  • A deep commitment to equity and inclusion, and experience working in diverse teams.

  • Kind, to others and to yourself. We’re building a team that’s smart, fun, fast, supportive, passionate, and collaborative. That starts with people who are truly delighted and challenged by the work, and know how to bring their best selves to it every day.

  • Passionate about winning paid family leave for everyone in the U.S.

Pluses

  • Communications experience in politics (e.g. on a campaign, with a political party), policy (such as a think tank or at a policy driven nonprofit), or in government.   

  • Based in the D.C. or N.Y. metropolitan areas.

We’re looking for a senior manager level candidate with a minimum of 5 years experience, and we will pay between $63,000 - $77,000. These salary ranges are for applicants in the Bay Area, New York, and DC markets. Salary will be adjusted based on cost of living for other markets.

Some of the benefits of working for PL+US:

  • Awesome team of high impact, low ego people who are in it to win.

  • Live and work wherever you’d like as long as it’s in the United States, and you can get to a major airport when needed.

  • Flexible work schedule. If you need to pick up your kid from school, that’s cool.

  • Up to 6 months of paid family leave, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance (up to $650/month).

  • Professional development coaching.

  • Generous time off: unlimited vacation, 12 paid holidays, and we all take the week between Christmas and New Years off.

  • Retirement accounts. We offer a 401(k) since we want you to retire one day.

  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance, commuter benefits program, medical and dependent care F.S.A. program.

To Apply: Submit an application via Recruiterbox. You’ll need a resume and a cover letter. We would love to hire someone in this role by mid-February 2019 - if not sooner.

PL+US is deeply committed to diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, first-generation Americans, new parents, single parents, people with disabilities, and members of the queer community to apply.

PL+US is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don't discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or political affiliation.


California Campaign Manager (full time or part time):

PL+US: Paid Leave for the United States is the national campaign to win paid family leave by 2022. Our three-pronged strategy transforms workplaces, public policy, and culture so that everyone can give and receive care when they need it most.

We are hiring a California Campaign Manager to lead our efforts in Los Angeles County and across the state. This person will organize grassroots outreach and build momentum for a national policy win. This is a perfect role for an experienced campaigner, organizer, and coalition builder, who's ready to apply everything they’ve learned over the years to win one of the signature battles of the decade.

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage a campaign to drive momentum and action by key California legislators for robust paid family leave policy through organizing and coalition building, creative communications and digital media efforts, and strategic legislative tactics;

  • Lead, expand and engage paid leave supporter base in Los Angeles; building diverse networks of paid leave validators, supporters, and advocates, including health care professionals, business leaders, workers and labor union partners, parents and caregivers, elected officials, and members of the faith community.

  • Develop and coordinate a robust program to get the real experiences of people in California into the media and in front of key legislators. Identify and support people in sharing their stories, create and coordinate earned and digital media campaigns to amplify their stories, and integrate those people and stories into communications or organizational materials, such as blogs or op-eds;

  • Plan and organize field hearings, media events, panel discussions, and other events;

  • Identify and generate ways for paid leave supporters to take actions that help us win paid family leave through our workplace, political and legislative programs;

  • Draft, edit, and produce paid leave campaign materials, such as Fact Sheets and One-Pagers tailored to various stakeholders and communities;   

  • Represent PL+US in various coalitions, and collaborate and develop relationships with current and new partners to build a robust, multi-faceted paid leave campaign

Skills and experiences you’ll need to bring:
We have no formal education requirements – if you take on the role and are willing to grow with it, that’s all that matters. This role requires:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience in organizing, campaigning, issue advocacy, and/or political campaigns;

  • Experience developing creative communications and digitally savvy campaigns that capture the attention of the media and key decision-makers;

  • An ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously;

  • Experience in effectively building and maintaining relationships with coalition partners and various stakeholders;

  • An ability to develop tactics that engage paid leave supporters and partners in a coherent campaign strategy to win paid family leave;

  • An aptitude for grasping complex, key policy messages and effectively communicating them verbally or in writing to various and diverse audiences;

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to travel to engage stakeholders and partners in Los Angeles and various parts of the state, as needed;

  • Willingness to occasionally work long hours or nontraditional hours to attend/host events, field hearings, or meetings at various points throughout the year;

  • Happy working in fast-moving work situations and excited about creative problem solving;

  • A deep commitment to equity and inclusion, and experience working in diverse teams;

  • Kind, to others and to yourself. We’re building a team that’s smart, fun, fast, supportive, passionate, and collaborative. That starts with people who are truly delighted and challenged by the work, and know how to bring their best selves to it every day; and

  • Passionate about winning paid family leave for everyone in the U.S.

Pluses:
We don't expect you to have all of these! A strong candidate will likely have one or two.

  • Local, state, and/or federal legislative experience, preferable in Los Angeles;

  • Experience working with the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, or Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus;

  • Experience with issue advocacy on paid family leave, women’s issues, or other progressive issues;

  • Strong research and policy analytical skills;

  • Bilingual Spanish + English speaker

Some of the benefits of working for PL+US:

  • Awesome team of high impact, low ego people who are in it to win.

  • Flexible work schedule. If you need to leave early pick up your kid from school, that’s cool.

  • Up to 6 months of paid family leave, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance (up to $650/month).

  • Professional development coaching.

  • Generous time off.  Unlimited vacation, 12 paid holidays, and we all take the week between Christmas and New Years off.

  • Retirement accounts. We offer a 401(k) since we want you to retire one day.

  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance, commuter benefits program, medical and dependent care FSA program.

Salary and Title:
We’re looking to hire a Campaign Manager with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience in organizing, issue advocacy, and/or politics. Salary range is $65,000 - $75,000, commensurate with experience. Open to consider full time or part time for the right candidate. 

To Apply: Submit an application via Recruiterbox. We definitely want someone hired by February 2019 - if not sooner.

PL+US is deeply committed to diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, first-generation Americans, new parents, single parents, people with disabilities, and members of the queer community to apply.

PL+US is an equal opportunity employer.  This means that we don't discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or political affiliation.