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Senior Associate, Policy & Political Affairs

Location: Remote

Stand Up America is a progressive, digital-first advocacy organization with 2 million grassroots members who are working to stand up to corruption and build a more representative democracy. We’re fighting for democracy reforms at the local, state, and federal level that would expand voting rights, reduce the impact of big money in our politics, and end structural barriers that conservatives have built to impede progressive change. Our members have driven more than 1.7 million constituent calls to their representatives, mobilized tens of thousands of protestors, contacted tens of millions of voters, and helped pass bold democracy reforms at the state and federal levels.

We envision a democracy where:

  • Every American has representation, regardless of where they live, what they look like, or how they identify.
  • Racist barriers to the ballot are torn down and voting rights are expanded to ensure that voting is accessible, secure, and treated as the sacred right that it is.
  • Americans from all walks of life can run for office and win based on the power of their ideas, voice, and experience—not on how much money they can raise from themselves or wealthy donors.
  • Our government is responsive to the will of the American people—and will finally take bold action on the pressing issues facing our nation, from gun violence and climate change to immigration reform and racial & economic justice.

Reporting to the Managing Director, Policy & Political Affairs, the Senior Associate, Policy & Political Affairs will join a 3-person political team and the mission-driven Stand Up America team focused on demanding the democracy we deserve. In this role, you will represent Stand Up America on coalition calls, expand our partnerships, and help coordinate our advocacy efforts to pass voting rights and democracy reforms at the federal, state, and local levels.

Key responsibilities:

External

  • Help maintain and expand partnerships with progressive organizations at the local, state, and national level, especially with groups focused on voting rights, reducing the influence of big money in our elections, and building progressive political power in communities of color
  • Run point with particular coalitions and campaigns at the state and federal level, including representing Stand Up America in coalition meetings, and closely tracking legislative, policy, and political developments on those issues
  • Regularly communicate with partners to coordinate political strategy; share updates on our advocacy; and collaborate on coalition letters, statements, and other efforts
  • Identify new partnerships, coalitions, and strategic opportunities for advocacy or electoral action at the local, state, and national level
  • Stay up-to-date on national political news and monitor key elections and democracy reform efforts
  • Attend and seek out opportunities to attend conferences, plan panels, and make political connections

Internal

  • Help shape Stand Up America’s advocacy and strategy on key political issues, pending legislation, and ballot initiatives
  • Help ensure the Stand Up America team understands our legislative and political goals, our primary advocacy targets, and overall political strategy, including by preparing drafts of weekly presentations to the team summarizing political updates and future advocacy priorities
  • Maintain political calendars and flag key upcoming events and dates for the Stand Up America team
  • Help arrange and prepare the Managing Director, Policy & Political Affairs, and other team members for meetings with Capitol Hill or state legislative offices
  • Take on legislative, policy, and electoral research projects as requested
  • Apply a strong equity lens throughout all aspects of our work, ensuring our work promotes racial justice, gender equity, and progressive values

You have:

  • 4-6 years of experience working in politics, policy, and/or law
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A passion for political strategy, voting rights, and democracy reform
  • A good sense of humor

You are:

  • Comfortable with political nuance, policy details, and respectful political debate
  • A careful editor and good communicator
  • A political news enthusiast 
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and maturity
  • A self-starter who follows through

Stand Up America celebrates diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, class, ability, life experiences, and background. We’re an Equal Opportunity Employer—women, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Stand Up America’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is key to our mission of building a more representative democracy and reforming a political system that has given white, wealthy Americans a louder voice and more power than Black, Indigenous, and people of color for far too long.

For more information about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion internally and in our advocacy efforts, click here.

Salary & Benefits

Our benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, including 100% subsidy of monthly premiums
  • 401(K) retirement plan with automatic employer contribution of 3% of salary
  • 3 weeks flexible paid time off per calendar year, plus an additional week in December, for a total of 4 weeks per year, plus additional paid time off with seniority 
  • Additional paid holidays
  • Unlimited sick days
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Annual professional development and remote work supply stipends 
  • Reimbursement for coworking space passes
  • Computer and accessories for at-home and in-office work
  • A fun work environment with colleagues who are respectful of one another and passionate about their work.

Salary: $80,000 – $90,000 commensurate with experience