Director of Advocacy Initiatives

TIME’S UP emerged from an international moment of reckoning when women came together and decided to turn their pain into action. We are an organization that insists on safe, fair, and dignified workplaces for women of all kinds by:

  • preventing sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination before it starts and protecting workers when it happens,
  • removing barriers so women have a fair shot at success and security,
  • and increasing women’s representation and power at every level of every industry — starting with entertainment, advertising, healthcare, and tech.

The role will report to the Chief Strategy and Policy Officer and work closely with TIME’S UP’s Impact Lab, Industry Change Verticals (TIME’S UP Entertainment, Advertising and Healthcare), Communications team, and colleagues at every level across the organization.


  • Devises, creates and manages the implementation of strategic and targeted creative campaigns that strengthen TIME’S UP’s role in the global women’s movement and bring about real change
  • Identifies and seizes rapid response moments, coordinating mobilizations across departments to advance advocacy objectives
  • Leads and project manages cross-departmental, 360-degree campaigns to drive TIME’S UP’s core issue areas forward and mobilize women in key industries and people everywhere around our work
  • Executes long- and short-term initiatives in legislative advocacy, private sector change and industry-specific organizing that ladder up to our global agenda
  • Guides the integration of policy, community-building, communications, outreach and other campaign functions – including rapid response opportunities, communications, and online strategies – both nationally and in our targeted universes
  • Designs and implements structures and processes that enable TIME’S UP to effectively and efficiently advance multiple advocacy initiatives at once
  • Ensures timely execution of all initiative components and acts as a responsible stewardship of resources from TIME’S UP’s various department to advance these campaigns and initiatives 
  • Ensures that TIME’S UP’s advocacy initiatives are designed to engage and grow our community while driving impact on our issues
  • Works with legal, finance and other departments to ensure compliance of TIME’S UP’s campaigns and initiatives
  • Provides cross-training to team members on best-in-class issue advocacy strategies and tactics
  • Represent the organization at key external events, when appropriate.


  • At least 7-10 years of professional experience working as a lead organizer at both the state and national levels, with a mix of corporate responsibility, 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) issue advocacy, movement organizing, and legislative experience
  • Commitment to gender and racial justice, with a relentless drive to create a world that insists on safe, fair, and dignified work
  • Proven ability to identify opportunities for innovation and experimentation across various disciplines involved in a multi-channel issue advocacy program while operating within a lean budget and being data-driven and results oriented
  • Proven ability to manage work across multiple teams and departments without managing people directly 
  • Available during off-hours to participate in rapid response situations
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think creatively, problem solve, and manage competing priorities and projects effectively within tight timeline
  • Ability to remain composed under pressure; you keep the ball rolling on multiple projects at once and prioritize tasks big and small while making sure nothing falls through the cracks
  • Strong research and analytical skills; you understand complex concepts quickly and can communicate them clearly and concisely in time with a fast-paced work environment
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation skills and presentation skills to groups and stakeholders, as well as public speaking.
  • Capacity to work independently as well as within and across teams; you manage effectively up, down and across to motivate a diverse set of colleagues, stakeholders, and teammates
  • High EQ; You possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, diplomatically, honestly, and sensitively with all
  • Experience and comfort with working with diverse constituencies
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced culture of high output and open communication

Additional Information:

  • Based in Washington D.C.
  • Salary is commensurate with experience with a minimum starting salary of $120,000. TIME’S UP is also pleased to offer a generous benefits package.
  • TIME’S UP is an equal opportunity employer, women-inspired workplace, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter that details your relevant experience to [email protected]