Vice President of Policy Advocacy

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please send a ​resume​ and ​a cover letter that details your relevant experience​ to ​[email protected] by July 27, 2020. Thank you!

Who We Are

TIME’S UP emerged from an international moment of reckoning when women, up and down the wage scale and across industries, came together and decided to turn their pain into action. We don’t just want to hold employers accountable when sexual harassment happens — we are also committed to building a world where workplaces are safe, fair, and dignified for all women, across our complex and multi-faceted identities. We are led and guided by a diverse and committed board of directors and community of leaders working to achieve our mission by:

  • Preventing sexual harassment, abuse, retaliation, 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;
  • Pioneering solutions that create more safe and equitable work conditions; and
  • Challenging racist and sexist norms, policies, and practices that deepen existing inequities.

The ambitions of TIME’S UP are realized by TIME’S UP Now, an independent, nonpartisan, and not-for-profit 501(c)(4) charitable organization, and the TIME’S UP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Role Summary

TIME’S UP is hiring a Vice President of Policy Advocacy, responsible for leading TIME’S UP’s advocacy agenda for both public policy and private sector change. The VP will report to TIME’S UP’s Chief Strategy and Policy Officer and work closely with the Director of Research and Strategy and the Director of Public Engagement. The VP will coordinate with all other departments and be integrally involved in creating advocacy efforts and campaigns, messaging, and communications to further the TIME’S UP public policy and private sector agenda. The VP will also oversee TIME’S UP’s effort to support and advocate for survivors of sexual harassment.  


Under the guidance of the Chief Strategy and Policy Officer, the responsibilities of the Vice President of Policy Advocacy include:

  • Executing the policy agenda: work with the Chief Strategy and Policy Officer to build a robust federal, state, and private sector policy agenda centered on sexual harassment, pay equity, paid leave and caregiving, pregnancy discrimination, and other issues related to gender and racial equity at work;
  • Developing an overarching advocacy strategy for TIME’S UP’s work to change federal, state, and private sector policies and practices;
  • Leading state and federal advocacy efforts in coordination with key coalition partners, working with the Director of Public Engagement;
  • Managing awareness campaigns to advance our policy agenda, working in coordination with the Vice President for Communications;
  • Conceptualizing and planning (in person and virtual) convenings in collaboration with the Director of Public Engagement to advance our advocacy goals, bringing together thought leaders, including cultural creators and influencers, business leaders, public policy experts and officials, and advocates and activists;
  • Representing the work: The VP will represent TIME’S UP publicly to external stakeholders, including in meetings and conferences as well as speaking and media appearances; and
  • Overseeing and coordinating TIME’S UP’s efforts to support and advocate for survivors, through policy advocacy, public awareness, and otherwise, working closely with the VPs of Communications and all Industry Change groups.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person holding this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. TIME’S UP reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs as necessary.   


  • Experience and demonstrated passion for advocacy and activism, particularly focused on the advancement of gender and racial equality
  • Ability and passion for coalition and community building
  • Significant policy, legal, or legislative experience and existing relationships with state and federal policymakers and government agencies
  • Strong commitment to the intersectional values of TIME’S UP and to the vision of safe, fair, and dignified work
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, and deeply detail oriented
  • Executive-level organizational skills; you keep the ball rolling on multiple projects at once and prioritize tasks, big and small, while making sure nothing falls through the cracks
  • Results-driven, but flexible; you respond brilliantly to the needs of a rapidly evolving organization and work as a team player in a fast, high-stakes environment
  • 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
  • Prior experience working with survivors and issues of gender-based violence, workplace gender discrimination, workplace race discrimination is preferred

Additional information

  • The starting salary ranges from $180,000 – $200,000 for a successful candidate that meets the organization’s requirements
  • Based in Washington, D.C.
  • Some U.S. travel may be required

Where We Work

  • Women-powered workplace committed to building a diverse team
  • Great team with mission and energy
  • Extremely generous benefits package
  • Unlimited paid-time off
  • Work from home options

TIME’S UP is an equal opportunity employer 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] by July 27, 2020. Thank you!