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

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Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Director of Analytics

About the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information:

The Voter Participation Center is the leading 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to mobilizing the Rising American Electorate – unmarried women, people of color, and young people – in the fields of voter registration and GOTV mail. The Center for Voter Information is a progressive 501(c)(4) nonprofit that works to engage and inform both the RAE as well as the broader electorate.

In the 2018 cycle, VPC and CVI communicated with more than 50 million individuals, almost always holding out control groups to measure the net impact of their programs. VPC and CVI have been leading innovators in the field of voter registration, GOTV and experiment-informed programs and are always exploring new digital and other technologies. VPC and CVI’s scientific approach to their work is constantly reshaping how voter registration and GOTV are conducted by VPC and CVI and other like-minded groups.

Position Description:

The Analyst will help develop and execute a strategic data-driven research program supporting VPC and CVI’s missions. Reporting to the Director of Analytics, the Analyst 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.

The Analyst will contribute to a range of data projects, including developing and managing databases, reporting, research, testing, and analysis. The Analyst should be able to communicate clearly and effectively and should be detail-oriented, flexible, and a self-directed problem solver.

A talented Analyst will help VPC and CVI expand their scope and increase their efficiency as their work continues to grow. Looking forward the analytics team will improve VPC and CVI’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 and CVI do and this is a great opportunity to contribute to innovative and important civic engagement work.

Qualifications:

  • Data analysis experience, preferably in civic engagement, advocacy or a similar field
  • Experience with one or more of R, Stata, SQL or similar languages.
  • A strong desire to mobilize underrepresented constituencies
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to organize complex ideas for others to understand
  • Creative thinking and the ability to solve problems

Helpful Skills:

  • Experience with data reporting tools such as Tableau
  • Experience with voter files, Census & CPS surveys, polling, and/or voter contact programs
  • Experience with direct mail programs
  • Experience with digital/SMS programs
  • Experience working with Catalist data
  • Experience designing and executing randomized controlled trials
  • Understanding of and experience with statistical analysis techniques
  • Familiarity with the academic literature on voter turnout, elections, public opinion, and interest group advocacy
  • Experience with machine learning, data mining, and predictive modeling

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.

The salary range for this position is $65,000 – $70,000 per year. VPC / CVI offers an excellent benefits package. This is a permanent, full-time position.

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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

VPC / CVI 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.

 

Deputy Director for Program and Partnership

Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: Managing Director for Program

About the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information:

For the last 16 years, the Voter Participation Center (VPC), a 501(c)(3) civic engagement organization, has led the way in recognizing and harnessing the potential power of the Rising American Electorate (RAE)—unmarried women, people of color, and young people—as a vital voting bloc. The VPC has positioned itself as the leading experimental and scientific civic engagement organization by accumulating more than a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience in registering and turning out this new majority of eligible voters. The VPC’s programs have consistently proven to be some of the most impactful and cost-effective programs in the civic engagement community—and to date the VPC has helped over 4 million Americans register to vote. The VPC’s 2018 registration and turnout programs were the largest in organizational history, and the VPC’s programs will only grow smarter and stronger in 2020.

The Center for Voter Information (CVI) is a progressive 501(c)(4) nonprofit that works to engage and persuade both the RAE as well as the broader electorate.

Position Description:

The Deputy Director for Program and Partnership will play a leadership role in designing and implementing VPC and CVI’s efforts to register, mobilize, and educate the RAE—and will work closely with partners at the state and national levels to ensure that VPC and CVI programs are integrated into the broader civic engagement community’s strategies for 2020 and beyond.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Voter Engagement

  • Work closely with organizational leadership to develop strategies to maximize participation and close the participation gap in elections in 2019, 2020 and beyond
  • Assist in the management of the Program team and in the implementation of multi-modal voter engagement programs via digital, mail, phones, SMS, and other modes of communication
  • Collaborate with academics, consultants, and staff to test innovate approaches to civic engagement
  • Help ensure that programs aimed at increasing participation among historically underrepresented communities are culturally competent and producing the intended impact
  • Monitor changes in state election administration and how those changes impact VPC and CVI programs

Program Partnerships

  • Cultivate relationships with program staff at national and state-based civic engagement organizations
  • Manage implementation of state and national partner programs
  • Collaborate with analytics team to regularly evaluate impact of partnership programs and regularly communicate metrics and progress towards goals to partners
  • Develop materials to cultivate new partnerships include proposals, slide decks, and background research
  • Represent VPC or CVI at external events and speaking engagements
  • Collaborate with communications team to ensure external communications are consistent with partner goals
  • Work closely with development team to ensure partner programs are incorporated into development planning

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 6+ years experience on advocacy or electoral campaigns including in project management roles
  • Existing relationships in the civic engagement or progressive nonprofit communities
  • Knowledge of the legal and political issues surrounding voting rights and civic participation
  • Ability to translate analytical evaluations into narrative reports showing program impact
  • Excellent communication, writing, and time-management skills
  • An understanding of the testing and analytical approaches and tools used by the academia and the research-informed civic engagement community to measure program impact
  • A commitment to erasing the gaps in political participation in this country
  • Track record of getting results in a fast-paced environment

This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Ability and willingness to travel required (0 – 25% of time). Salary range $90,000 – $100,000. The VPC and the CVI are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applicants of diverse background are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

To apply email resume and cover letter to info@voterparticipation.org with the subject line “Deputy Director.”

VPC / CVI 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.

 

Communications Director

Location: Washington, DC

Reports To: CEO

About the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information:

For the last 16 years, the Voter Participation Center (VPC), a 501(c)(3) civic engagement organization, has led the way in recognizing and harnessing the potential power of the Rising American Electorate (RAE) – unmarried women, people of color, and young people – as a vital voting bloc. VPC has positioned itself as the leading experimental and scientific civic engagement organization by accumulating more than a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience in registering and turning out the new majority of eligible voters. VPC’s programs have consistently proven to be some of the most impactful and cost-effective programs—and to date VPC has registered almost 4 million Americans to vote. VPC continues to innovate with its approach and techniques to impact greater civic engagement, registration, and turnout.

The Center for Voter Information (CVI) is a separate but affiliated progressive 501(c)(4) nonprofit that works to engage and persuade both the RAE as well as the broader electorate.

Position Description:

VPC and CVI seek an experienced, talented individual to join our team as the Communications Director in our Washington, DC office. The Communications Director will drive a proactive, comprehensive communications and messaging strategy to position the organization as a leader in civic engagement and to highlight the success of our programs. The Communications Director will also hire and manage staff and consultants to work towards overall communications goals. This is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial, driven individual to play a leadership role in an organization poised to have a huge impact in the upcoming presidential election cycle.

Specific Duties:

  • Developing and implementing an integrated communications strategy to serve organizational mission and goals through earned and social media
  • Working directly with reporters at the state and national level to advance organizational messaging and educate them on our programs and activities
  • Hiring and managing a team of staff and consultants, ensuring efficient and effective execution towards communications goals
  • Pitching and preparing principals and surrogates to speak on behalf of the organization
  • Serving as a spokesperson for the organization, in addition to the President and the CEO
  • Managing rapid-response and crisis management scenarios
  • Overseeing social media platforms and website to ensure organizational brand and voice are carried consistently across platforms

Qualifications:

5-10 years relevant experience desired. Strongly prefer candidates with experience on the Hill, campaigns, or nonprofit organizations. The ideal candidate will have a strategic mindset, excellent communications acumen, and an entrepreneurial spirit. They must be unflappable in the face of high-pressure scenarios, be able to juggle multiple projects and priorities, and be a multi-faceted team player. Passion for the mission of increasing voter participation is a must-have.

The annual salary range for this position is $110,000 – $125,000, commensurate with experience. To apply, email resume, cover letter and at least two professional references to info@voterparticipation.org. References are not contacted until you are notified.

VPC/CVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly value the leadership of people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and other traditionally marginalized communities, and encourage diverse candidates to apply.

 

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