Green New Deal Lead

Green New Deal Lead

The Role: The position of junior or senior Green New Deal Lead in the office of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez is currently open. We welcome you to apply.

Essential Job Function: As a member of our legislative team and in collaboration with the Congresswoman, the Green New Deal Lead will guide the GND and climate portfolio for the Congresswoman, including organizing and engaging our internal and external partners, translating grassroots movements into Green New Deal legislative priorities and helping shape the Congresswoman's legislative strategy on climate.

Senior Lead Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • scoping new legislative action and developing legislative strategies that advance a job creation, justice, and decarbonization agenda in a governing moment; 

  • mapping out areas for collaboration and collective legislative action with internal and external partners;

  • advising the Congresswoman and the Legislative Director in developing and advancing legislative strategies; 

  • working closely with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to effectively communicate and advance key legislative priorities; 

  • in partnership with the Communications team, drafting remarks and talking points; 

  • monitoring legislative activity (committee, floor, and Senate) and providing vote recommendations to the Legislative Director and Congresswoman on assigned issues; 

  • and maintaining strong ties with constituent groups, grassroots organizers, frontline communities, academics, and other stakeholders. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • writing weekly correspondences and letters to constituents; 

  • supporting the district and communications team; 

  • and staffing the Congresswoman at meetings, hearings, and other events. 

Junior Lead Responsibilities:  include, but are not limited to, 

  • scoping new legislative action that advance a job creation, justice, and decarbonization legislative agenda in a governing moment;

  • maintaining relationships with constituent groups and other stakeholders; 

  • writing remarks, talking points, and correspondences; 

  • supporting the district and communications team;

  • and staffing the Congresswoman at meetings, hearings, and events. 

You: Are collaborative, progressive, and eager to work in a fast-paced environment, in which you are challenged to lean into visionary and intersectional thinking, looking to transform our society and economy. You should have a deep understanding of the underpinnings principles of the Green New Deal and be a strategic thinker who is looking to achieve these goals in a governing moment. 

You have a set of lived and professional experiences that equip you well to serve the residents of New York’s 14th congressional district and firmly believe that every person has a contribution to make to our legislative agenda.

Additionally, you should be able to work well and calm under pressure; possess strong oral and written communication skills; and be available to work longer hours in collaboration with multiple departments. 

If you have previous legislative Hill experience and knowledge of legislative processes, we encourage you to apply, though extensive Hill experience is not required. If you do possess these experiences and knowledge, please specify how you have rooted your work in advocacy and among the grassroots. 

People from BIPOC, LGBT+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as people with ties to NY-14.

Location and Work Environment: The role is based in Washington, D.C, though we are currently working remotely. COVID 19 precautions and remote work expected for the immediate time frame. Work is mainly performed in a small office environment. 

Compensation: $52,000 junior role / $66,000 senior role, depending on experience. Our office also provides a competitive benefits package that includes health insurance, dental, federal student loan payment (terms apply), and paid family leave.

Deadline: If you are interested in being considered for this position, please fill out the application here: by 6:00 PM on Friday, April 23, 2021. We will be reviewing resumes on a rolling basis.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact you if we decide to move forward with your application. Please no calls, direct emails, or walk-ins.  

We look forward to getting to know you better!

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