Policy and Legal Advocacy Director

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) seeks an experienced ballot measure practitioner to join the program leadership team. The Policy and Legal Advocacy Director will lead BISC policy development, analysis, and tracking efforts. In addition, this person will oversee BISC’s ballot integrity program and state legislative accountability efforts to ensure voter approved ballot measures are implemented. The Policy and Legal Advocacy Director will assist in building the capacity of the field through the provision and delivery of customized strategic assistance and training.


As a member of the program leadership team, Policy and Legal Advocacy Director will co-strategize with other program directors to ensure a full integration of skill-building, policy development, legal advocacy and implementation work into the lifecycle of ballot measure campaigns when advising state-based partners that result in long-term sustainable wins that build independent power in states.

Location: BISC HQ is located in Washington, DC, but the location for this position is flexible. This position may require some extended travel. This position reports to the Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives.

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To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references by clicking here.

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.

About BISC

Ballot-measure campaigns affect everything progressives fight for. Yet, for forty years, well-funded regressive and corporate interests have dominated ballot measures to the detriment of working families, public education, women, the LGBT community, communities of color, immigrants and the poor.

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center is changing that. BISC strengthens democracy by building a national progressive strategy for ballot measures. In ten years, BISC envisions a future where progressives change the game and use ballot measures as a political and civic engagement tool for victory.

BISC recognizes that ballot measures are a permanent part of the process in the 24 initiative states and that well-crafted measures can be a force for good public policy, civic engagement and infrastructure building.

We strengthen the progressive movement by conducting innovative research, providing technical assistance, hosting convenings, facilitating collaboration, offering strategic advice, conducting campaign assessments and helping funders make the best decisions about allocation of scarce resources.

BISC helps progressives take back the initiative.

BISC’s Stance on Racial Equity

At the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, we work to transform our country into one that is equitable and just. In our work, we strive to challenge structural racism, and center the people most impacted. BISC works with commitment to racial equity inside our organization in our operations and management processes, and externally through our research, training and organizing work with ballot-measure campaigns, partners and funders.

EEO Policy

BISC follows an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and employs personnel without regard to: race, ethnic or religious background, descent or nationality, sexual orientation, gender (including pregnancy), gender identification, disability, marital status, age, height, weight, or military service. This policy applies to employment, internships, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with vendors, use of contractors and consultants and in dealing with the general public.