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Legislative Director

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Washington, D.C

PL+US: Paid Leave for the US is hiring a Legislative Director to join our fast-moving team fighting to win paid family leave for everyone in the United States.

About us

In just four short years, PL+US has won paid leave for nearly 8 million people. We’ve won change at some of the top employers in the country, including Walmart and Starbucks, and we’re taking that momentum into the fight to win national public policy. Paid leave is poised to take off as the next high-profile national issue.

Since our founding, the PL+US team has tripled in size and has cultivated a culture that is bold, curious, real, excellent, and compassionate. We are agile, collaborative problem solvers who are passionate about winning paid leave and we mean it when we say that family comes first, for those we fight alongside and for our own team.

About this opportunity

We are looking for a smart and savvy Legislative Director to represent PL+US on Capitol Hill and help coordinate multiple, fast-paced campaigns that localize paid family for key Members of Congress. Working in close collaboration with our team and external stakeholders, you will ensure PL+US is strategically leveraging our core strengths to support the passage of high quality federal paid leave policy. 

You are an ideal candidate for this role if you have experience working on Capitol Hill and/or at a DC-based advocacy organization and are ready to apply everything you’ve learned over the years to win one of the signature battles of the decade.

Areas of Responsibility: 

About the role:

In this role, you’ll lead PL+US’ work with Members of Congress to pass high quality paid family and medical leave.

Duties will include:

  • Build relationships with members of Congress and their staff to develop them into paid leave champions;

  • Lobby Congressional offices and Federal agencies on behalf of PL+US;

  • Track federal paid family leave legislation and meet with key committees and congressional staff;

  • Advise the PL+US Campaigns Team on target selection and content for multiple campaigns across the country;

  • Develop clear and proactive project plans and provide timely reports to ensure goals are being met; 

  • Collaborate with national and state organizations to achieve clear and target specific goals; 

  • Represent PL+US in coalition meetings;

  • Provide effective and fast-paced support to campaign staff and consultants including but not limited to development of target specific fact sheets and rapid response materials that engage legislators, our members, and the public; and,

  • Identify and generate ways for PL+US supporters to take actions that help us win national paid family leave legislation.

Reports to: VP of Legislative & Political Strategy

Interviews begin September 28, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Location: This is a full time remote position. You must be based in the Washington DC metro area.


To be successful in the role, you’ll need: 

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of legislative experience in a congressional office or DC-based advocacy organization;

  • A strategic thinker that is an excellent writer and inspiring communicator;

  • A confident advocate that is willing to makes direct requests to elected officials and staff;

  • An excellent project manager with experience working in a coalition;

  • A self-starter that can handle multiple projects in a fast-moving environment;

  • Ability to quickly digest, analyze, and translate complicated legislation into actionable campaign communications; 

  • A deep commitment to equity and inclusion, and experience working in diverse teams; and,

  • Passion for winning paid family leave for everyone in the US. 


A strong candidate will likely be an unabashed policy wonk who loves the field, with:

  • A deep network of political and legislative contacts; and,

  • Experience on health, tax, labor, or childcare policy. 


Salary: $85,000-100,000 depending on experience and qualifications

Some of the Benefits of Working for PL+US

  • Join an awesome team of high impact, low ego people who are in it to win.

  • Flexible work schedule. If you need to leave early to pick up your kid from school or bring your mom to the doctor, that’s cool.

  • Up to 6 months of paid family leave, as well as health, dental, and vision insurance (up to $850/month when you enroll in our plans).

  • Generous time off.  Unlimited vacation, 12 paid holidays, and we all take the week between Christmas and New Years off.

  • Retirement accounts. We offer a 401(k) since we want you to retire one day.

  • Commuter benefits program, medical and dependent care FSA program, and employer-paid life and disability insurance.

  • Strong remote team culture. We’ve been a remote team since 2016 (long before COVID!) and have become great at building relationships and fostering connection across distance. ​

Additional Information: 

PL+US is deeply committed to diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, first-generation Americans, people with caregiving responsibilities, people with disabilities, and members of the queer community to apply.

PL+US is an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don't discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, personal appearance, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, or political affiliation.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 22 2020
Active Until: 
Oct 22 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Paid Leave for the United States (PL+US)