Senior Policy Associate

Indivisible, Washington, DC

We’re not the leaders of this movement: you are.

The Sr. Policy Associate (SPA) will support the Director of Democracy Policy, by drafting policy briefs, conducting research, and cultivating partnerships. The SPA will provide administrative support for the Dept., and serve as a utility player by assisting the rest of the policy team as they lead in their respective issue areas. The SPA may also help manage policy issues for Indivisible.

This position is full-time, based in Washington D.C., with a salary starting at $51,500 per year, commensurate with experience. Indivisible provides a robust benefits package including full medical/dental/vision/life coverage, a discounted gym membership, and an employer matched 401(k) plan.


  • Supports new and ongoing democracy policy projects: provides critical research and policy support to the Director of Democracy Policy to advance Indivisible’s democracy agenda, working on issues like eliminating the filibuster, voting rights for all, DC statehood, court reform, campaign finance, investments in free and independent media, and more. Will support outreach efforts to 2020 presidential candidates, Members of Congress, and engagement with local Indivisible groups.
  • Supports the policy team as a whole: serves as utility player for policy team in support of ongoing projects related that may include health care, environment, or immigration. Will be responsible for providing administrative support, including scheduling meetings, maintaining department databases, reconciling expenses, etc.
  • Conducts legislative analysis and tracking: Tracks and analyzes congressional and administrative activities in real time, including: tracking legislation in democracy and immigration issue areas, tracking 2020 candidates’ positions on structural democracy reforms, monitoring congressional/administrative developments daily and assists in analysis of real-time developments
  • Assists in production of policy content: Assisting policy managers develop the appropriate resources that will best equip local Indivisible groups, presidential candidates, and Members of Congress with information on our democracy agenda, potentially including: short briefs on policy issues, toolkits that provide actionable tactics to advance structural democracy reforms, rapid updates on current happenings in Congress and sample actions for constituents, tips for interacting with members of Congress and other products as determined by this role, in coordination with other Indivisible Project teams

Required Qualifications

  • 2 years of relevant research or policy experience, preferably in a democracy-related area, such as voting rights, campaign finance, etc. Additional experience in politics, campaigns, government, policy advocacy, or political organizing is a plus.
  • Previous administrative experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Strong research skills required
  • Attention to detail and ability to support multiple projects simultaneously is a must
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment
  • Alignment on the core progressive values of the Indivisible
About the Indivisible Project

We’re building something new. We’re a progressive grassroots organization that began in the aftermath of Trump’s election and rapidly scaled nationwide, with thousands of volunteer-led local groups covering every state in the country. To support this movement, we’ve built an incredible team at the national level. We dream big, we support each other, and we have fun doing it.   
We’re changing what’s politically possible. Indivisible is part of the powerful progressive movement reaction to Trump, fighting the racist, misogynistic, plutocratic, and authoritarian agenda trumpeted by Trump and the GOP congress. Don’t take our word for it; Indivisible has been featured on the Rachel Maddow show multiple times, as well as in the New York Times and in pretty much every other major news outlet in the country.

We’re building together. We’re building a new organization every day - a rare opportunity to model what we want to see in the world. We’re deeply committed to equity and building a diverse and inclusive organization.

We’re looking for you. If you want to fight for the soul of American democracy, there’s no better place to be than Indivisible. We’re looking for more team members who are passionate about resisting the Trump agenda and committed to getting results. It’s an exciting, fulfilling place if you’re someone who wants to fight fiercely for the progressive world we want to have.

Every one of us on the national team is here because we believe this movement is the best way to retake and build progressive power in this country. Does that ring true for you? If so, great - throw your hat in the ring to join our team. Let’s start #winning together.

Indivisible Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

About Indivisible

Our mission is to resist Trump’s agenda by empowering local activist groups to make their Members of Congress listen. Our work is premised on a simple idea: that Trump’s agenda doesn’t depend on Trump--but rather on whether individual Members of Congress resist. In short, we work to support the creative, local leaders driving the Indivisible Movement. Following the election of Donald Trump, a group of two dozen former congressional staffers and progressive advocates drafted a document called “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda.” What is the Indivisible Guide? It’s a toolkit on citizen power, a set of local, defensive advocacy strategies and tactics for resisting the Trump agenda. Thousands of local groups have now formed in nearly every congressional district in the country to put the guide into action.


Want to learn more about Indivisible? Visit Indivisible's website.