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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities advances public policies that reduce poverty and inequality, advance prosperity and racial equity, and break down barriers to economic opportunity through research, analysis, and advocacy. A key area of work is reforming state revenue systems in order to ensure adequate and stable revenues for public investments. This work is conducted largely in concert with members of the State Priorities Partnership, a network of state policy organizations that the Center coordinates.
The Director of State Tax and Budget Campaigns develops and supports strategic public education, advocacy, and engagement campaigns to build support for the enactment and implementation of these public policies at the state level, and to counter damaging policy proposals that would increase poverty and inequity. The Director oversees a team of strategic communicators and issue campaign managers and works in close collaboration with the Center’s policy experts, communications and engagement specialists, our organizational partners and allies at the state level, and national partners and allies. The Director works closely with those colleagues and partners to deploy digital, earned media, public education, and advocacy strategies to inform policy debates and secure outcomes through legislation, executive action, and ballot questions. The Director also develops and implements multi-year strategies to build long-term capacity in states, both by strengthening long-term relationships with strategic partners at the national level, and by providing training, coaching, and consulting to state partners. Finally, as a senior leader within the Center’s State Fiscal Policy Division, the Director co-leads the division’s outreach and campaigns team (other members of which focus on state-level campaigns to protect and expand anti-poverty programs and policies) and to help shape division-wide strategy.
Manage a team of four state issue campaign strategists to advise and support key partners in states — particularly members of the State Priorities Partnership, the Center-coordinated network of state-based policy advocacy organizations advancing inclusive state fiscal and economic policies — in the planning and deployment of strategies to inform state fiscal policy debates, including earned media, digital engagement plans, voter education, and lobbying efforts.
Collaborate closely with other leaders of the Center’s State Fiscal Policy Division to develop and refine state fiscal policy advocacy and engagement strategies and workplans, and with the Center’s issue experts, communications specialists, and other key staff to implement those plans and strategies.
Work with key leaders from the Center and the State Priorities Partnership to develop strategies to advance equity across race, ethnicity, gender, and additional diverse lived experiences through state campaigns and engagement work.
Develop and manage pass-through grants to state partners to build and support their capacity to successfully carry out strategic campaigns.
Co-lead the Center’s State Outreach and Campaigns Team and participate in the State Fiscal Policy Division’s senior leadership team.
Support our network of state-based advocacy leaders and facilitate communities of learning by designing and leading trainings for state-level partners, provide coaching and consulting, and facilitate peer learning, through annual meetings, state and regional trainings, webinars, and peer learning network calls.
Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, national and state coalition partners, experts, and policymakers. Serve as occasional in-house consultant across the Center and with key national partners and funders on advancing priority issues in the states.
Essential Skills, Experience, and Abilities
Proven ability to craft and execute high-impact issue advocacy campaign strategies, with experience using modern civic engagement tools in the context of both legislative debates and ballot issues.
Strong knowledge of and passion for state-level policymaking strategies and building power in partnership with diverse communities, including those most impacted.
Experience building and managing coalitions and strategic relationships with diverse groups and interests.
Experience designing trainings, supporting networks, and coaching others to higher impact.
Effectiveness and credibility in impacted communities, along with ability to work collaboratively and successfully with diverse stakeholders internally and with state and national partners externally.
A strong understanding of the role that racial inequity plays in our society, systems, and institutions, and experience advancing strategies that address racialized power dynamics in external and internal components of a campaign.
A demonstrated ability to effectively manage and collaborate across difference.
Strong leadership, management, and planning skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Capacity to effectively prioritize projects, work simultaneously on multiple ventures, and meet deadlines.
Ability and willingness to travel.
At least eight years of relevant work experience (a graduate degree in a relevant field may substitute for two years of experience).
Substantive familiarity with economic policy issues, particularly in the areas of tax, budget, and/or policies that benefit economically struggling families and individuals.
Washington, DC-based candidates strongly preferred.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, including generous health insurance options and dental coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, MERP, DCAP, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
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The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law including Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.