TIME’S UP, Director of Policy


Who We Are

TIME’S UP emerged from an international moment of reckoning when women, up and down the wage scale and across industries, came together and decided to turn their pain into action. We don’t just want to hold employers accountable when sexual harassment happens — we are also committed to building a world where workplaces are safe, fair, and dignified for all women, across our complex and multi-faceted identities. We are led and guided by a diverse and committed board of directors and community of leaders working to achieve our mission by:

  • Preventing sexual harassment, abuse, retaliation, and other forms of discrimination before it starts and protecting workers when it happens;
  • Removing barriers so women have a fair shot at success and security;
  • Pioneering solutions that create more safe and equitable work conditions; and
  • Challenging racist and sexist norms, policies, and practices that deepen existing inequities.

The ambitions of TIME’S UP are realized by TIME’S UP Now, an independent, nonpartisan, and not-for-profit 501(c)(4) charitable organization, and the TIME’S UP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Role Summary

TIME’S UP is hiring a Director of Policy to join the policy and advocacy team. This role will report to the Vice President for Advocacy and Survivor Initiatives. The Director will work closely with the leadership team and across the organization serving as a senior policy advisor on TIME’S UP’s policy positions. The director will serve as the primary subject matter expert on public policy, regulations, and employer practices. 

Responsibilities

  • Play a lead role in development and advancement of TIME’S UP’s policy priorities;
  • Provide the backbone for policy analysis and strategy for TIME’S UP-wide initiatives;
  • Provide analysis on emerging policy proposals, legislation, and regulations, including recommendations on TIME’S UP’s positions;
  • Develop content for policy briefs, testimony, and talking points for a broad range of audiences, including media, policy makers, regulators, and supporters;
  • Collaborate on government relations strategies for Congress, the executive branch, and state lawmakers and agencies;
  • Interface with the research team to identify areas of research that could help bolster policy priorities and assist the team in meeting goals through new and existing research;
  • Facilitate policy discussions, meetings, and events with external partners;
  • Represent TIME’S UP’s positions with multiple audiences, including government agencies, lawmakers, businesses, and organizations;
  • Supervise policy fellows, analysts and interns;
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support for fundraising, grant proposals, and reporting; and
  • Participate in and contribute to TIME’S UP’s private sector strategies to improve employer practices and policies.

Qualifications

  • A successful track record driving a strategic policy agenda in advocacy, government and/or private sector
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience, including policy analysis, policy advocacy, and implementation and regulations
  • Broad knowledge of relevant policy areas, including women’s economic security, women in the workplace, workplace safety, and violence against women
  • Knowledge of how racism and economic and social inequality impact women in the workplace and issues related to harassment and violence against women
  • Experience building on research and evidence-based policy and practice to develop policy objectives;
  • Experience with multi-sector policy advocacy and private/public partnerships;
  • Exceptional project management experience in a fast-paced results-driven environment;
  • Demonstrated passion for activism, community building, and advocacy;
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to the needs of a rapidly-evolving organization and work in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment
  • Manage effectively up, down, and across to motivate a diverse set of colleagues, stakeholders, and teammates; you create an environment of gratitude and support that inspires staff and partners alike
  • High EQ; you possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, diplomatically, honestly, and sensitively with all
  • Experience in seeking funding or grant writing is a plus but not required
  • Organizational leadership and management experience, with experience motivating others to advance goals and experience effectively managing multiple projects or roles
  • Strong understanding of the U.S. federal government, including federal agencies, as well as an established network with current leadership in Washington, D.C.

Additional Information

  • The starting salary ranges from $125,000-$140,000 for a successful candidate that meets the organization’s requirements
  • Based in Washington, D.C.
  • Some U.S.-based travel may be required

Where We Work

  • Women-powered workplace committed to building a diverse team
  • Great team with mission and energy
  • Generous benefits package
  • Unlimited paid-time off
  • Work from home options

TIME’S UP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please send a ​resume​ and ​a cover letter that details your relevant experience​ to ​jobs@timesupnow.org by May 18, 2021. Thank you!