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

Job Openings at VPC

Deputy Director of Development

Classification: Exempt
Position type and expected hours of work: Permanent full-time, 40 hours per week
Reports To: Works Closely with Executive Director and President
Supervisory responsibilities: Yes

About the Voter Participation Center and the Center for Voter Information

For the last 14 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 – 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 helped almost 4 million Americans register 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 progressive 501(c)(4) nonprofit that works to engage and persuade both the RAE as well as the broader electorate.

Position Objective:

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drive the execution of a strategic fundraising plan, focused on individual and institutional major donors.
  • Provide and produce pertinent research and other materials in advance of donor meetings, to include giving histories, biographical background, demographic information, up-to-date polling, etc.
  • Manage relationships with current and prospective donors.
  • Edit, finalize and submit foundation proposals and reports, as well as proposals and reports for individual donors, programmatic partnerships, and other organizations as needed.
  • Provide support to the Executive Director and President for all aspects of their fundraising activities/responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with and support outside development consultants and senior staff in developing departmental strategies and donor engagement plans.
  • Manage fundraising events, including donor cultivation.
  • Develop and update fundraising messaging and materials.
  • Manage daily activities of the Development office.
  • Develop and maintain a regular system of contact with donors across all giving levels.
  • Ensure that established systems are followed for donor acknowledgement, recordkeeping and donor recognition.
  • Oversee maintenance of the donor database (NGP VAN).
  • Supervise development administrative support staff.

Key Competencies:

  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of c3 and c4 fundraising.
  • Flexible and self-motivated working style with keen attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of and interest in issues facing the civic engagement community and comfort with analytics.
  • High proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs and Google Drive; familiarity with donor management software.
  • Experience with donor research and analysis.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • 5 years’ experience, preferably for a nonprofit organization.

Work Environment

The Deputy Director of Development 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.

Benefits

VPC offers excellent medical/dental coverage and 403(b) retirement plan. In addition, VPC offers two weeks’ vacation in the first year, with time off on all federal holidays, plus an additional week between Christmas and New Year’s. Other benefits include pre-tax commuting expenses and paid parental leave.

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/Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Senior Analyst

Location: Washington, DC

Position:

The Senior Analyst 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(c)(3) 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 Senior 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.

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 and is always exploring new digital and other technologies. During the 2016 election cycle, VPC tested more than 40 mail and digital 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 are conducted by VPC and other like-minded groups.

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

A talented Senior Analyst 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.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Data analysis experience, preferably in civic engagement, advocacy or a similar field
  • Experience with one or more of Stata, SQL, R, or similar languages. (VPC works primarily with Stata and SQL.)
  • Experience with spreadsheet software such as MS Excel
  • 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 Periscope Data
  • 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. VPC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. This is a permanent, full-time position.

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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 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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