Our innovative voter registration, mobilization, and turnout programs, and the research that undergirds them, require a team of experts.

Job Openings at VPC

Assistant Development Manager

Location: Washington, DC


Support strategic fundraising planning efforts; Oversee day-to-day fundraising operations; Produce and provide written materials, research, etc. necessary to effectively meet fundraising objectives

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, editing, and facilitating approval and submission of foundation proposals and reports, as well as proposals and reports for individual donors, programmatic partnerships, and other organizations as directed
  • Providing and producing pertinent research and other materials in advance of donor meetings, to include giving histories, biographical background, demographic information, up-to-date polling, and other such as needed
  • Develop understanding of programs run by the Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI)
  • Develop understanding of ongoing operating environment in states where VPC and CVI have programs
  • Managing the in-house administrative needs of the Development Department, including: producing weekly meeting agendas, document storage on Google Drive, maintaining a calendar of deadlines and production timelines, track and manage donor communications
  • Collaborate with and support outside development consultants and senior staff in developing departmental strategies and donor engagement plans
  • Produce, record, and distribute contribution acknowledgements and solicitations to foundations, individuals, and organizations
  • Maintaining and updating the donor database (NGP VAN)

Key Competencies:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in development
  • Effective interpersonal skills to clearly communicate with varied stakeholders and/or potential funding sources
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities to create narratives highlighting the organization’s goals, programs, and outcomes to clients and potential clients under deadline constraints
  • Experience with foundation and institutional fundraising and writing
  • Flexible and self-motivated working style with keen attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of and interest in issues facing the civic engagement community
  • Facility with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs and Google Drive

Work Environment:

The Assistant Development Manager works in a collaborative environment with senior management as well as external fundraising consultants. The duties of this position regularly require viewing a computer screen for long periods.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.

Classification: Exempt

Position type and expected hours of work: Permanent full-time, 40 hours per week

Reports To: Executive Vice President, Communications and Finance; Works Closely with Executive Director and President

Supervisory responsibilities: No

To Apply

To apply, please email a resume and statement of interest to info@voterparticipation.org. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview to continue with the application process.

The Voter Participation Center/Center for Voter Information is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Deputy Director of Analytics

Location: Washington, DC

The Deputy Director of Analytics will help develop and execute a strategic data-driven research program supporting the Voter Participation Center’s mission to increase the civic participation of historically underrepresented groups in our democracy. VPC is the leading 501(c3) organization dedicated to mobilizing historically underrepresented populations – unmarried women, people of color, and millennials – in the fields of voter registration and GOTV mail. Reporting to the Director of Analytics, the Deputy Director will be a key part of a small but ambitious analytics team and will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the analytics team’s work.

In 2016, VPC mailed more than 30 million pieces of mail, all of it with control groups to measure the net impact of its programs. VPC has been a leading innovator in the field of voter registration, GOTV and experiment-informed programs. During the 2016 election cycle, VPC tested more than 40 mail and internet concepts identifying important new strategies that will improve civic engagement work in future years. VPC’s scientific approach to its work is constantly reshaping how voter registration and GOTV is conducted by VPC and other like-minded groups.

The Deputy Director will contribute to a range of data projects, including developing and managing databases, reporting, research, testing, and analysis, and will also help to supervise a small team of analysts. The Deputy Director will contribute to organizational strategy and must be able to communicate clearly and effectively about technical topics. The Deputy Director should be detail-oriented, flexible, and a self-directed problem solver.

A talented Deputy Director will help VPC expand its scope and increase its efficiency as the organization’s work continues to grow. Looking forward the analytics team will improve VPC’s data management, develop new tools for reporting and data visualization, evaluate existing predictive models, help build new predictive models, and conduct innovative research. Data is the foundation of everything VPC does and this is a great opportunity to contribute to innovative and important civic engagement work.

Skills and Qualifications

  • At least one year data analysis experience in civic engagement, advocacy or similar
  • Experience manipulating and analyzing large data files with statistical analysis software, preferably Stata or R
  • SQL experience
  • A strong desire to mobilize underrepresented constituencies
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to organize complex ideas for others to understand
  • Excellent working skills with MS Excel
  • Experience working with political data sources such as voter files, Census & CPS surveys, polling, and voter contact programs
  • Creative thinking and ability to solve problems
  • Previous supervisory experience, especially in a data analytics context, is a plus
  • Experience working with Catalist data is a plus
  • Experience working with large-scale direct mail programs a plus
  • Experience designing and executing randomized controlled trials a plus
  • Understanding of and experience with statistical analysis techniques a plus
  • Familiarity with the academic literature on voter turnout, elections, public opinion, and interest group advocacy a plus
  • Interest in machine learning, data mining, and predictive modeling a plus

The successful candidate will possess strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills and have the ability to work independently and effectively in an action-oriented office. VPC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

To Apply

To apply, please email a resume and statement of interest to analytics@voterparticipation.org. Qualified applicants will be invited to take a test to continue with the application process. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

VPC / Center for Voter Information is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.


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