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Vice President of Marketing and Communications

PL+US: Paid Leave for the US is hiring a Vice President of Marketing and Communications to help lead our groundbreaking work to win paid family leave for everyone in the U.S. by 2022. The person in this role will craft and drive the transformational and intersectional national public engagement campaign that builds the power to win.

In just three short years, PL+US has won family leave for nearly 6 million people and tripled in size. We’ve won change at some of the top employers in the country, including Walmart and Starbucks, and we’re taking that momentum into the fight to win national public policy. Paid leave is poised to take off as the next high-profile national issue. The VP of Marketing and Communications will play a critical, timely, and game-changing role in making that happen.

The individual in this role will have the opportunity to weave deeply personal and powerful individual stories together with influential political and legislative moments, top-tier business and entertainment leaders, and today’s major social movements to create not only the environment in which bold, comprehensive paid leave policy can win, but one that transforms the political landscape for family-supporting policy in America. 

The ideal candidate for this role is a seasoned leader with a proven track record of designing and running transformational public narrative campaigns that achieve high impact, especially with our three most important constituencies: women, communities of color, and millennials. As a member of PL+US’ leadership team, reporting to the Executive Director, you will play a pivotal role in both the campaign and the leadership of the organization. 

Your Responsibilities

Strategy and Thought Leadership

  • Develop overarching marketing and communications strategy in collaboration with the PL+US leadership team including: brand, storytelling and messaging, social media, paid and earned media, and events. 

  • Spearhead a comprehensive influencer engagement program

  • Build our thought leadership on paid family leave to a broad base of stakeholders

Message Development and Execution

  • Oversee our Communications Director in developing the communications campaigns that break through to our target audiences including editorial design and media relations

  • Oversee the development of visual assets, brand guidelines, and style guide for PL+US and its campaigns.

  • Communicate our mission, raise awareness, and draw supporters for a federal policy win in 2022.

  • Develop content strategy and oversee the creation of content for the organization's online presence in collaboration with our digital team

Management and Team Building

  • As the inaugural leader of a new team, you’ll have the opportunity to work with our current staff and build out the team in the coming year to shape a high-impact marketing and communications program. 

  • Equally comfortable managing staff / consultants and diving in to drive execution yourself.

  • Ensure partnerships with brands and influencers are integrated to amplify PL+US’ reach.

Measurement and Analytics

  • Create and maintain a marketing measurement system to allow the organization to track progress towards their goals with regular reporting and evaluation.

  • Assist the Executive Director with reporting on impact for multiple stakeholders including the board and current or potential funders.

Skills and Experience (a qualified candidate will have most of these)

  • 10+ years of progressive experience leading marketing and communications teams;

  • Proven ability in developing brands and executable marketing plans;

  • Issue advocacy or social cause marketing campaign experience. (Communications or marketing experience in politics (e.g. on a campaign, with a political party), policy (e.g. at a think tank or policy-driven nonprofit), or in government might also work here); 

  • Successful consumer brand partnerships and/or influencer engagement;

  • Skilled with modern and traditional marketing channels;

  • A good eye for broadly appealing public-facing design and ability to communicate effectively with design and other creative professionals;

  • Ability to communicate the impact of marketing and communications efforts with data; 

  • Experience working cross-functionally with other teams;

  • Comfortable playing a player-coach role; you’ll need to inspire your team and be comfortable diving in to execute on the plan too;

  • Excellent project manager who can keep a team on track while juggling multiple priorities;

  • Skilled writer who can craft content for a variety of mediums and audiences with ease;

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

People who are successful at PL+US also share the following traits:

  • 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.

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

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

Top 5 Reasons to Work at PL+US 

  1. You Want to Win.  This is an opportunity to be part of a big, bold victory at a national scale. It’s hard work with an end date. We want to work ourselves out of a job by achieving a huge win that transforms this country.

  2. You Want to Learn.  From our senior leadership on down, we’re constantly improving our craft and getting better at what we do. We want our staff to walk out of PL+US ten times more effective than when they walked in.

  3. You Care.  Maybe you have kids yourself, or aging parents, or maybe you just believe paid family leave will make the world a better place. Whatever your reason, our mission speaks to you, and you’re yearning for a workplace filled with people who put impact first.

  4. We Care.  PL+US takes care of its staff. Not just with good pay and benefits, but with the understanding that you are a whole person whose life experiences and family responsibilities are a part of what makes you great at what you do. Remote, flexible, outcomes-focused work is part of our DNA. 

  5. You Want a Team.  Not just a group of people who work together. You want a team -- co-workers who support each other. We’re high-impact and low-ego. As a PL+US team member you’ll work hard, learn every day, laugh and connect with your team as you grow together, and be respected for the whole, real person you are. 

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 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.

  • Commuter benefits program, medical and dependent care FSA program, and employer-paid life and disability insurance.

Salary

Salary for this role is $125,000 annually.

Location

This is a full time position that can be based anywhere in the U.S. with a major airport that has direct flights to San Francisco, D.C., and New York City. The VP Marketing and Comms reports to the Executive Director. 

To Apply: Please submit application at Recruiterbox.  First application deadline is May 31.

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.


2020 Campaigns Director

PL+US Action Fund is a bold new national advocacy organization with a single mission: win high quality paid family leave for all in the U.S. by 2022. Our strategy for success is to elevate paid leave with America’s most influential policy makers and political thought leaders, so that everyone can give and receive care when they need it most. PL+US Action Fund is an affiliated 501(c)4 of Paid Leave for the U.S. (PL+US), a 501(c)3, whose three-pronged strategy transforms workplaces, public policy, and culture.

In just a short few years, PL+US and the Action Fund have laid the groundwork for a monumental policy win in the coming years.  As the only national organization focused 100% of its time on winning paid family leave, PL+US has made progress by pushing for major adoption by large businesses, winning state and city policy changes, creating bipartisan congressional momentum, and increasing public awareness about the need for paid leave policy. As a result, paid family leave is poised to become a major policy priority in the United States in 2019, just as the 2020 election cycle heats up.  

PL+US Action Fund seeks to capitalize on this momentum to elevate national paid family and medical leave as an issue in the 2020 election cycle through aggressive public affairs, issue awareness and independent expenditure efforts. To execute this strategy, PL+US Action Fund is working to build a team of staff and consultants, beginning with the newly created position of 2020 Campaigns Director.

We’re looking for an inspired, strategic, detail-oriented, campaign expert to serve as our 2020 Campaigns Director.  This is a perfect role for an individual who has managed large scale campaigns on the Federal or State level, particularly with experience in congressional campaigns or issue oriented programs and is ready to build a premier 360 degree advocacy campaign and grow with a new, dynamic and inspired team that’s in it to win.

About the Position: The PL+US Action Fund 2020 Campaigns Director will work closely with PL+US’s organizational leaders to advance a coordinated and integrated campaign. We seek a politically-savvy, highly motivated campaign leader with a passion for advancing public policy. The 2020 Campaigns Director will be responsible for the strategic direction, management, and implementation of comprehensive advocacy, influence and political plan through the 2020 cycle.

The 2020 Campaigns Manager will lead a wide variety of projects. Reporting directly to the Executive Director of PL+US and PL+US Action Fund, this individual will amplify and enable the organization’s leadership by expanding our capacity to manage political activities and serve as a point of contact for our political activities with allies, partners, and our consulting team

The ideal candidate for this role is a superb and detail-oriented political practitioner 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 the political spectrum.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Building upon and executing PL+US Action Fund’s campaign strategy to advance paid family leave in Congress.

  • Drafting and managing a campaign budget for general c4 activities and independent expenditure political campaigns.

  • Developing and managing relationships with key bipartisan donors, campaigns, influencers, and grass-top advocacy organizations at both the federal level and in key states.

  • Developing and managing relationships with key political reporters.

  • Assisting in liaising with PL+US Action Fund’s Board of Directors.

  • Growing and managing a team of employees and consultants that executes key political, communications, advertising, field, and tactical engagement strategies.

  • Fundraising to support execution of PL+US Action Fund’s strategy.

  • Developing a plan to build PL+US Action Fund membership in key states.

  • Develop and manage activations for major events including 2020 debates and the DNC/RNC political conventions.

  • Building upon and executing the PL+US Action Fund “Paid Leave Champions” program.

  • Assisting in managing a federal PAC.

  • Working with the PL+US 501(c)3 staff on (c)3 permissible activities.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of work experience with demonstrated success in managing political campaigns or targeted political programs

  • Track record of directing a winning campaign, either at the candidate or issue level.

  • Experience working in a multi-entity organization structure preferred.

  • Proven experience managing, prioritizing and meeting multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

  • Superb project management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent writing, communication, and strong research skills.

  • Self-starter, strong work ethic, results-oriented and deadline driven.

  • Team player, ability to motivate a team to engage in and support fundraising.

  • Skilled in Google Apps, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

  • A deep commitment to equity and inclusion.

  • You’re 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.

An ideal candidate also possesses the following skills and attributes:

  • Strong leadership and organizational skills: Strong leadership, political and organizational skills and the proven ability to successfully execute public policy, political, and advocacy objectives. Proven ability to manage a team of staff and consultants.

  • Coalition or Issues Based Management Experience: Experience working with or for a successful issues-based federal advocacy coalition.

  • A deep understanding of the federal legislative process as well as federal electoral process in key states.

  • Fundraising ability: A proven skill set of fundraising tactics, finance plan management, and tracking financial goals.

  • Relationship Management: Outstanding ability to build relationships and use influence effectively in a variety of settings, both within the organization and with external constituencies, including public officials, trade associations, and other relevant parties. Ability to interact at the highest level of professionalism with all grassroots advocates, consultants, corporate and board contacts, White House, Congress, federal agencies, state governors and legislatures, state agencies, local government elected officials and staff, and the general public.

  • Strong Communications Skills: Proven ability to speak and write persuasively and with clarity, evidenced by experience in communicating advocacy positions, drafting issue papers, and preparing and presenting public statements and testimony.

  • Skilled at advocacy, influence, and persuasion: able to convince others to act on information or recommendations based on compelling logic or common best interests.

  • Experience collaborating cross-functionally to ensure execution of mission goals.

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills.

  • Track record of being able to work under quick deadlines and under changing circumstances.

  • Ability to manage budget and external resources.

  • Proven track record of building coalitions with other policy organizations, companies, and other stakeholders.

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

  • Ability to travel as required, up to 25%.

Some of the benefits of working for PL+US & PL+US Action Fund:

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

  • Flexible work schedule. If you need to leave early to 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, but 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 reporting to the Executive Director. The salary range for this position is $100-115k commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits.

Location: Washington, D.C. Area with remote work a possibility. 

To Apply: Submit an application via Recruiterbox. You’ll need a resume and the ability to answer a handful of short questions in lieu of a cover letter. We would love to hire this role as soon as possible and will accept applications on a rolling basis until filled, with our first application review on June 15, 2019. 

PL+US Action Fund 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 Action Fund 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.