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Deputy Director for Organizational Advancement

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Washington, District of Columbia 20002

The State Fiscal Project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a dynamic team that influences state policy debates by producing timely, credible, and accessible research; communicating complex issues in clear and compelling ways; and delivering this analysis into the hands of lawmakers, media, grassroots organizations, and other partners who can help mobilize change. Central to this work is the Center’s support for the State Priorities Partnership. For over two decades, the Partnership, a network of 42 state-based policy and advocacy organizations, has used evidence and analysis to advance policies that give more people the opportunity to prosper. State Priorities partners equip lawmakers, journalists, advocacy organizations, nonprofit service providers, and the public with unassailable information that is used to help children obtain a quality education, families secure medical care, and working people get the assistance they need to build a better life.

The Deputy Director for Organizational Advancement, a newly created position, will work directly with the chief executives, senior managers, and board leadership of Partnership organizations as they work to drive social change and strengthen organizational effectiveness. In collaboration, they will work to build the capacity and infrastructure of the State Priorities Partnership member organizations to achieve their strategic priorities and long-term viability. The person in this position will provide and/or coordinate guidance, training, and best practices materials on management, finances, administration, staffing, human resources, and board governance. This position will report to the Director of State Advancement and Communications.


  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the directors of the State Priorities Partnership on issues related to leadership, management, and board relations;
  • Assist the State Fiscal Project’s leadership in assessing and building member organizations’ readiness for capacity investments, organizational growth, and new strategic priorities;
  • Help design and coordinate strategic planning processes at member organizations;
  • Develop strategies for supporting directors and boards in planning for and managing leadership transitions throughout the Partnership;
  • Identify successful nonprofit management (finances, administration, staffing, human resources) and board governance practices and promote their adoption by developing protocols, reference materials (toolkits, case studies, personnel manuals, hiring guides, board reports, transition plans), and high-impact trainings for leadership, staff, and boards of member organizations;
  • Effectively manage the formal and informal professional development of Partnership directors through skill planning, advising, and trainings, including identifying and supervising consultants as appropriate;
  • Serve as primary liaison to consultants hired to address specialized challenges, for example strategic planning, equity training, leadership coaching, etc.;
  • Start and contribute to the conversations around issues of power, privilege, racial justice, diversity, and other inter-group dynamics within organizations or networks;
  • Support the Director of the State Policy Fellowship in developing and implementing professional development programs for fellows; and
  • Provide peer-to-peer coaching with organizational leaders in the network.


  • A bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) and 10+ years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years of work experience in designing and overseeing leadership and/or organizational effectiveness programs in the nonprofit sector, and experience in management consulting, executive coaching, and leading a high-performing team in the social sector.
  • A track record of building and maintaining trusting relationships by meeting people where they are, facilitating honest discussions about challenges and needs, and consistently following through on commitments and resources.
  • Experience leading teams through business processes, such as planning, prioritization, and decision making.
  • Successful track record of forging effective collaboration with partner organizations.
  • Demonstrated strategic and analytical skills.
  • Superior communications skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed as well as work as a team player.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage at a high level with issues of racial diversity and equity.
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission and goals of the State Priorities Partnership (experience in progressive policy or advocacy communities preferred).
  • Willingness to travel.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including generous health insurance options and dental coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, MERP, DCAP, and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.

The Center is an equal opportunity employer, and, as such, takes affirmative action to ensure that discrimination does not occur against an employee or applicant on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification protected from discrimination under applicable law.


  • Administrative / Clerical

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Washington, District of Columbia 20002

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