Policy Manager

The Impact Project, project of Hopewell Fund

Posted: 3/4/2021

Position Type: Full-Time

Function: Policy

Primary domain: Advocacy/Social Action

City: Washington, DC

Postal code: 20036

State: Flexible

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +



Mission statement:

The Impact Project works to advance state economic and democracy policies that level the playing field for hard working families. The project operates on the core value that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy. To reach that outcome, The Impact Project supports common-sense, nonpartisan efforts that help people access good paying jobs and affordable education, bring down the cost of healthcare and ensure time off to take care of one’s health and their family.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Summary of Position

Now more than ever, states have a critical role to play in driving our country forward. The Impact Project (TIP) does this by advancing economic and democracy policies that improve the quality of life for  working- and middle-class people. We are 100% focused at the state level and we currently work in AZ, CO, FL, GA, ME, MD, MI, MN, NV, NM, NC, PA, VA, and WI.

The Policy Manager is our savvy policy brain developing policies, translating them for issue campaigns, and creating opportunities for policy wins in the areas of economic reform and democracy. The Policy Manager helps drive issue agendas in states where policy infrastructure is lacking and helps bolster efforts in states with more advanced infrastructure by connecting the policy work to sophisticated resources.

This position will be working on a wide range of policy issues so while they don’t need to be the expert in every issue area, they need to be connected to a network of experts who can dig deep and be able to get the information and analysis needed to drive our work forward. And all along the way, they bring new, outside-the-box approaches to accelerate change.

This position reports to and works closely with the Policy Director. This position is full time and considered exempt for federal overtime purposes.

What You’ll Do

Develop aspirational policy agendas
  • Assess status of economic and democracy policy across TIP states, identify opportunities for advancement, and help build ambitious policy agendas.
  • Lead policy development projects and contracts.
  • ​Develop strong relationships with state and national infrastructure groups, policy leaders, and other grasstops with expertise.
  • ​Identify and develop innovative policy solutions on emerging issues within economic and democracy space. 
​Support states to win strong policies
  • Help build network of state-based economic security and democracy experts and leverage expertise at key moments to author materials and enhance public understanding of TIP's policy priorities
  • ​Identify policy best practices and trends across states and share information among state directors.
  • ​Conduct analysis of existing policies and potential policy and statute changes, including reviewing and analyzing bill language.
  • ​Collaborate with TIP's comms team and produce policy materials (fact sheets, papers, reports)
  • ​Understand policy trade-offs and suggest modifications that improve policy while helping bill passage.


Who You Are

       Strategic thinker who can quickly assess policy and translate policy to a campaign environment.

       Ability to think ‘outside the box’ in coming up with new and different ways to tackle issues through policy solutions.

       Understands and appreciates the communications and organizing aspects of campaign development and implementation.

       Strong project management skills and attention to detail.

       Can thrive in a startup environment where the path forward isn’t always clear, and the processes are a work in process.

       Independent and mature, able to structure your day and priorities effectively while working at home and on the road.

       Bachelor’s degree and strong policy experience. A background working on health care or labor policy issues is a plus.


What Else You Should Know

The Impact Project operates in a 100% remote work environment. Candidates who live in one of our states or the Washington, DC area are strongly preferred. During non-COVID-19 times, there will be frequent travel required within the state and occasional national travel for in-person team meetings.

The salary range for this position is $75,000-$95,000. Current benefits include full medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision insurance, and participation in our retirement plan including an automatic

5% employer contribution in addition to an employer match of up to 3%.

The Impact Project is a project of Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Hopewell 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. Hopewell 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.


$75k - 90k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, email your resume and cover letter to resumes[email protected]


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