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Reports to: Director

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full time; exempt

 

Position Summary

Launched in 2018, the Groundwork Collaborative is a mission-driven effort to advance an economic vision that delivers meaningful opportunity and prosperity for everyone. We work with economic policy experts, progressive movement leaders, and activists on the front lines of progressive causes in communities across the country to develop and advance a progressive economic worldview, collaborate and foster new ideas, and develop new pathways to share information, and to break down issue silos, support and amplify each other’s work, and show up for one another on critical economic issue campaigns.

 

The Associate Director of Communications will be the communications lead for Groundwork and will develop and execute the project’s overall communications strategy. This position with hire and manage a small team, including overseeing Groundwork’s online presence and digital strategy. The Communications AD will promote the work and thought leadership of leading progressives on the economy, will work to develop and test messaging to socialize the progressive narrative on the economy. They will work within the Groundwork team on new communications outreach and products, and will work to distribute those through social media, earned media, partner and allied organizations when needed.

 

As Associate Director for Communications you will…

  • Create, execute, and manage an overall communications plan for Groundwork.
  • Work creatively, using all the communications tools at our disposal, to help create a through line narrative on the economy.
  • Identify opportunities—and develop materials with other relevant staffers—to promote and publicize organizational initiatives, activities, reports, and content.
  • Conduct press and media outreach, draft press materials, op-eds, and other key elements for successful press strategy.
  • Supervise and execute communications-related Groundwork programming.
  • Manage a team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

About you

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • You have experience creating and executing a communications plan.
  • You are an excellent writer.
  • You have an interest in progressive messaging on the economy.
  • You have a keen awareness of the news cycle and how Groundwork’s progressive economic worldview might fit into it.
  • You’re a pro at multi-tasking and working under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  • You’re committed to a just, inclusive, and robust economy that delivers opportunity and dignity to all Americans.
  • You have experience with releasing research and policy materials and getting earned media.
  • You’re creative and innovative, willing to try new approaches to solving old problems.

 

In addition, it would be a bonus if…

  • You’re familiar with the progressive economic policymaking community.
  • You have social media and rapid response experience.
  • You have existing relationships with reporters and media figures.
  • You are interested in, or have experience with digital strategy.
  • You have management experience.

 

How to apply

To begin the application process, please send an email with your resume and cover letter to jobs@groundworkcollaborative.org. Put the title of the position in the subject line.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from Groundwork. Thank you for your interest.

 

New Venture Fund Careers

Groundwork Collaborative  is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Reports to: Associate Director of Policy and Research

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full time; exempt

 

Position Summary

Launched in 2018, the Groundwork Collaborative is a mission-driven effort to advance an economic vision that delivers meaningful opportunity and prosperity for everyone. We work with economic policy experts, progressive movement leaders, and activists on the front lines of progressive causes in communities across the country to develop and advance a progressive economic worldview, collaborate and foster new ideas, and develop new pathways to share information, and to break down issue silos, support and amplify each other’s work, and show up for one another on critical economic issue campaigns.

 

The Policy Analyst will be a member of Groundwork’s Policy and Research team and will engage in substantive research and analytical work to advance a coherent economic worldview within the broader progressive movement. Groundwork partners with groups across the movement to weave a through line among efforts and policy ideas that too often seem disparate. The Policy Analyst will work closely with other members Groundwork’s Policy and Research team and external partners to produce everything from internal analyses to products for public release. 

 

As a Policy Analyst you’ll

  • Gather and analyze academic and policy research; statistical data; and federal, state, and local policy or implementation information.
  • Identify, collect and organize economic data from various sources including government databases. 
  • Develop written and graphical presentation of research.
  • Compile, read, and provide analytical reviews and summaries of existing literature pertinent to economic policy.
  • Draft policy memos, with a focus on summarizing research and policy information so it is understandable to a broad audience.
  • Create substantive talking points for internal and external use on complex economic topics.
  • Keep up to date on relevant news, literature, and legislative and regulatory processes related to economic policy.
  • Represent Groundwork and the Policy and Research team at convenings.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues and accept oversight and feedback graciously.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

About you

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or higher in Sociology, Economics, Political Science, or a related field.
  • You have post-collegiate work experience in the progressive economic policymaking community.
  • You have excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills, including the ability to gather, analyze and describe data with a variety of tools.
  • You’re comfortable translating academic research jargon into clear, concise, and compelling language.
  • You’re an excellent writer, with an eye toward overall quality control.
  • You have excellent, compelling, conversational speaking skills.
  • You can set priorities and work on multiple detail-oriented tasks, often on a time-sensitive basis.
  • You are self-motivated, well-organized, flexible, and work effectively both individually and as part of a team.
  • You are committed to economic, racial and social justice.

 

In addition, it would be a bonus if you have…

  • Written economic policy research reports.
  • Worked to pass progressive economic policy from the inside or an advocate.
  • An understanding of the legislative and regulatory process. 
  • Social media and rapid response experience.

 

How to apply

To begin the application process, please send an email with your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to jobs@groundworkcollaborative.org. The cover letter should describe your specific experience related to this position. Put the title of the position in the subject line and please provide cover letter, resume and writing sample (5 pages or less) as one attachment. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from Groundwork. Thank you for your interest.

 

New Venture Fund Careers

Groundwork Collaborative is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

Reports to: Policy and Research Director

Location: Washington, DC

Status: Full time; exempt

 

Position Summary

Launched in 2018, the Groundwork Collaborative is a mission-driven effort to advance an economic vision that delivers meaningful opportunity and prosperity for everyone. We work with economic policy experts, progressive movement leaders, and activists on the front lines of progressive causes in communities across the country to develop and advance a progressive economic worldview, collaborate and foster new ideas, and develop new pathways to share information, and to break down issue silos, support and amplify each other’s work, and show up for one another on critical economic issue campaigns.

 

The Data Analyst will be a member of Groundwork’s Policy and Research team and will engage in substantive quantitative research and analytical work to advance a coherent economic worldview within the broader progressive movement. The Data Analyst will work closely with other members of the policy and research team to conduct original research, analyze national economic data, provide internal data guidance, create data products, and provide technical assistance. The Data Analyst  will translate technical research into clear and compelling pieces to support work across all of Groundwork’s programs and campaigns

 

As a Data Analyst you’ll…

  • Gather and analyze academic and policy research; statistical data; and federal, state, and local policy or implementation information.
  • Collect and analyze household survey microdata using statistical software, including but not limited to Stata and R.
  • Develop graphics and written presentations of research findings.
  • Create custom statistics that support Groundwork’s mission and goals.
  • Work closely with teams across the organization to respond to technical assistance requests.
  • Keep up to date on relevant research and data trends in economic policy.
  • Represent Groundwork at convenings.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, accept oversight and feedback graciously.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

About you:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree or higher and a background in economics, mathematics, statistics, public policy, sociology, or a related field or equivalent work or lived experience.
  • You have some post-collegiate work experience.
  • You are proficient in Stata, R, Python, and/or other statistical software and have experience analyzing large data sets.
  • You have excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills, including the ability to gather, analyze and describe data with a variety of tools.
  • You have a commitment to accuracy and are comfortable translating academic research jargon into clear, concise, and compelling language.
  • You love to tell stories with data and numbers
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • You can set priorities and work on multiple detail-oriented tasks, often on a time-sensitive basis.
  • You are self-motivated, well-organized, flexible, and work effectively both individually and as part of a team.
  • You are committed to economic, racial and social justice.

 

In addition, it would be a bonus if you have…

  • Experience in the progressive economic policy making community.
  • Familiarity with graphics applications and geographic information systems and mapping software.
  • The ability to use data to determine strengths and weaknesses of policy options.
  • Social media and rapid response experience. 

 

How to apply

To begin the application process, please send an email with your resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to jobs@groundworkcollaborative.org. Put the title of the position in the subject line and please provide cover letter and resume as one attachment. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from Groundwork. Thank you for your interest.

 

New Venture Fund Careers

Groundwork Collaborative is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

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