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How We Hire

The full hiring process for roles at 1Day Sooner generally involve:

  • Submitting a resume and cover letter
  • An initial remote interview
  • Further remote interviews with additional team members
  • Invitation to take a paid-by-hour work trial to simulate the work you would do if hired and/or evaluate certain skills important for success in the role
    • All of our work tests are created “in house” and closely resemble actual work done by staff
  • Reference checks
  • A final employment offer

When we make an offer to a candidate, our offer includes a trial period of up to four months. We generally hope to make a long-term offer by the two month mark, but if we don’t, we offer two additional months of employment (in effect, as severance). Employees receive full benefits during the trial period. Of the last eight employees to begin employment with a trial period, only one has reached the end of the period without being offered full employment (the other seven continued past the trial period or chose to depart during the trial period.)

Consistent with federal, state, and local law, we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Operation Warp Speed 2.0 Director

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced leader who will manage and oversee all aspects of Operation Warp Speed 2.0 moving forward including funding, programming, and staffing as well as research, publishing, and engaging with policymakers.

Operation Warp Speed 2.0 aims to institutionalize the successes of Operation Warp Speed in order to accelerate medical countermeasures against epidemic-prone diseases as well as other medical products of high social value. It seeks to do so by developing high-impact regulatory and market shaping policies. The priority over the coming months will be to advance the campaign’s regulatory reform proposals, in particular the proposal for an Emerging Pathogens Preparedness Program within the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER).

The position will report to 1Day’s President.

Key information:

  • Apply by filling our Airtable form. (The review of applications is underway and will continue until the position is filled.)
  • Details about the role:
    • Full-time
    • Remote from within the US; preference for candidates located near Washington, D.C. (home to many relevant stakeholders as well as two 1Day employees)
    • The position will report to 1Day Sooner’s president (who is based in NYC with frequent trips to Washington, D.C.)
    • Compensation: Depending on location, background and experience, we expect salary for the position will fall into a range of $85,000-130,000 USD
      • Highly competitive benefits package: including 401(k) match, vacation, sick and parental leave and individual coverage HRA
      • Trial period: We expect the position will include an initial 4-month trial period. During that period, the employee would receive 1.25x their normal salary (as compensation for the uncertainty of future employment) until a decision is made whether to bring the employee on permanently. The plan would be to have a formal check in at 4 weeks and 8 weeks, with the 8 week check in serving as the most likely time where we would hopefully be in the position to make a long-term commitment, but if not there would be an additional 8 weeks notice at the trial period compensation level

Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading development of operationalizing text for Warp 2 policies based on Warp 2 white paper and other policy documentation e.g. statutory, appropriations, Executive Orders, regulatory text
  • Identifying appropriate vehicles for enacting policy goals
  • Overseeing lobbying and advocacy efforts
  • Recruiting legislative champions.
It is expected that most of this work can be performed from whatever location is most convenient, though frequent presence in Washington, D.C. is expected.

What We’re Looking For

The ideal candidate will have the following traits and abilities:
  • Mission-driven: You are motivated about 1Day’s mission, vision, and values, and are eager to have a positive impact on humanity. Your colleagues can count on you to do your best work for 1Day Sooner.
  • Relevant experience (each desirable but not strictly necessary):
    • Familiarity with lobbying and advocacy efforts
    • Experience in leadership and team management
    • Background with science and scientific policy, ideally involving infectious disease and vaccinology
  • Operational focus and ability to envision and manage multiple projects simultaneously: You can manage projects fluidly, fiercely prioritize, and track timelines, data, and information in an organized and systematic fashion.
  • Self-directed: You can develop campaigns and execute on them on your own, based on given objectives.
  • Strong orientation to making difficult decisions: You can make important decisions when with appropriate consultation and communication.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented: You pay close attention to detail, in an organized fashion.
If this sounds like you, please apply now!

More About Warp Speed 2.0

The United States’ Operation Warp Speed (OWS) is one of the most successful government-led initiatives in recent memory. In the spring of 2020, the $18 billion public-private partnership was announced to accelerate the development and subsequent production of vaccines against COVID-19. Within 8 months of the program’s announcement, on December 11, the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine was authorized. 1Day Sooner’s Warp Speed 2.0 campaign seeks to draw lessons learned from OWS and develop policies that will embed its most successful mechanisms for the benefit of future medical countermeasures and other medical products of high-social value.