Jobs With Justice

Jobs With Justice

Policy Analyst

Based in Washington, DC


Job Description
Jobs With Justice is a national network of local coalitions comprised of labor unions, worker centers, community, faith-based, and student organizations. We work locally and nationally to reduce inequality by expanding opportunities for workers to organize and to bargain collectively. The national staff provides strategic support to nearly 40 autonomous local coalitions, builds networks on common issues, shapes public discourse and leads strategic campaigns to build power for working people. Jobs With Justice is committed to winning real change for workers by leading campaigns that combine innovative communications strategies, solid research and policy advocacy, grassroots action, and coalition building.

Position Overview:
Policy Analysts are responsible for planning and implementation of JWJ legislative, enforcement and judicial strategies that support and expand the ability of working people to organize and collectively bargain. At JWJ, policy analysts are encouraged to be creative, working closely with the Policy Director and organizing/program staff, to support in national campaign development, engage partners related to campaign assignments and support the involvement of local coalitions, affiliates and partners in strategy development and enforcement. The position will report to the Policy Director.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support and lead emerging work innovating, analyzing and testing new strategies to insert the JWJ Way into policy.
  • Implement strategies and plans to move JWJ strategies through policy.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships among strategic policy stakeholders.
  • Support staff and leaders of JWJ coalitions, affiliates and partners in developing campaign related policy at the state and local levels.
  • Provide training and support for local coalitions in the areas of policy development and nurturing strategic policy relationships.
  • Incorporate staff and leaders of JWJ coalitions, affiliates and partners in decision-making and implementation of field strategies related to national legislation/administrative campaigns.
  • Support policy-related solidarity requests from unions and partners, coordinating with relevant departments to implement solidarity actions.
  • Brief relevant staff directors and campaign leads on policy developments that might impact decision-making and/or messaging.
  • Represent the organization at events relevant to policy and JWJ strategies.
  • Support and sometimes lead cross functional teams to plan, coordinate, and deliver on strategic projects.
  • Track and document progress within assigned policy campaigns, projects, and initiatives.


  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working on policy campaigns. Basic understanding of the legal frameworks that govern worker issues.
  • Excellent communications and written skills.
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflict.
  • Excellent interpersonal and group facilitation skills.
  • Self-motivated and strong work-planning, including good personal time management skills.
  • Understanding of and commitment to a broader working-class perspective.
  • Proven knowledge and commitment to workers’ rights, social, and economic justice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender justice and ability to operate at the intersections of economic justice.
  • Some travel required once the DC health emergency is lifted.
  • Flexibility during nights, weekends if the work requires it (with comp time).
  • Organizing experience or experience coordinating policy and organizing campaigns a plus.

This position is based in Washington, DC. We are open to candidates currently living outside the DC area who are willing to relocate when feasible after the DC COVID-19 Health Emergency is lifted.

Salary Range: Mid $50k to mid $60k range, pending experience and in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement

Benefits: Generous benefits package that includes paid vacation, medical, dental, and retirement benefits.

This is a union-represented position, represented by the Washington-Baltimore News Guild, CWA.

How to Apply:
If you are interested in this position, please email your résumé, cover letter, and a 3-5 page writing sample to: info@jwj.org.

Jobs with Justice is an affirmative action employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, l/g/b/t/q individuals, and those with working class backgrounds to apply.

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