CURRENT JOB OPENINGS AT VPC



Deputy Director of Development

Reports To: Senior Director of Development

Organization

For the last 17 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. VPC’s approach to programs incorporates a rigorous approach to data analysis, incorporating randomized trials, and other methods and technologies to determine effect.

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. CVI also engages in rigorous work to determine net effect and uses other technologies to determine the goals reached in each of its program areas.

Position Description

The VPC and CVI are seeking a Deputy Director of Development. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Deputy Director of Development will be responsible for grants management, including proposal creation, report tracking, and report production. In addition, the Deputy Director of Development will also produce written content, including external-facing presentations and specific program memos for donors and partners. The Deputy Director of Development will also write briefing memos, conduct donor research, coordinate principal call time, and interface with donors. This is a full-time position.

Specific Duties

  • Responsible for all aspects of grants management, including proposal creation, report tracking, and report production.
  • Prepares professional, creative, and comprehensive donor materials, including program-specific memos and slide decks.
  • Helps coordinate principal call time, including call list production, scheduling, and donor follow-up
  • Conducts donor research, including updating bios on current donors and prospecting;
  • Helps in the preparation of briefing materials, such as meeting memos and trip itineraries;
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications

Must-Haves:

  • Keen interest in our programming, an ability to quickly learn the ins and outs of what we do, and the ability to translate complex programming to donors at varying levels of specificity.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple time-sensitive projects at one time
  • Thrives at working under tight deadlines.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Previous grant management experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in GoogleSuite and mail merge.

Nice-to-Haves:

  • Experience on campaigns or with political committees or nonprofit organizations.
  • Previous principal management experience
  • Extensive writing experience
  • Familiarity with EveryAction and/or NGP VAN.
  • Experience with Asana (or other project management softwares) and Slack

VPC/CVI offers an excellent benefits package, including 100% coverage of healthcare premiums. 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.

Director for Vote by Mail Programs

Supervisor: Managing Director for Program

Reporting to this Position: Vote-by-Mail Manager

Position Description

Major national civic engagement nonprofit organizations seek an experienced Director for Vote by Mail Programs to ensure that underrepresented Americans are able to participate in the 2020 election.

Organization

For the last 17 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 well 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.

Role

The Director for Vote by Mail Programs will manage a team of staff and consultants running a national program to encourage voters to vote by mail. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Managing DIrector for Program and the executive leadership team to set the strategic direction of VBM programs
  • Manage internal team implementing Vote-by-Mail (VBM) programs via direct mail, digital, SMS, and other modes
  • Oversee partnerships with allied organizations to run joint VBM programs
  • Work with legal team to ensure that VBM programs are compliant with state and county election administration laws and best practices
  • Develop and implement programs educating voters on the new voting opportunities in their state including voting by mail and encouraging them to return their mail ballots
  • Ensure that VBM program results are reported to internal and external stakeholders
  • Write VBM proposals and reports
  • Manage the VBM budget

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 6+ years experience on advocacy or electoral campaigns
  • Successful experience project-managing large and complex projects and/or programs
  • 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
  • Familiarity with direct mail production processes a plus

Reports to the Managing Director for Program. This is a temporary position through December 31st 2020. The salary range is $9,500 to $10,500 per month. This is a remote position.

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 “VBM Director.”

Community Outreach Manager

Reports To: Deputy Director for Program and Partnerships

Organization

For the last 17 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 over 4.5 million Americans to vote. VPC continues to innovate with its approach and techniques to impact greater civic engagement, registration, and turnout. VPC’s approach to programs incorporates a rigorous approach to data analysis, incorporating randomized trials, and other methods and technologies to determine effect.

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. CVI also engages in rigorous work to determine net effect and uses other technologies to determine the goals reached in each of its program areas.

Position Description

The VPC and CVI are seeking a Community Outreach Manager. Reporting to the
Deputy Director for Program and Partnerships, the Community Outreach Manager will be responsible for coordinating project management with outreach consultants, coordinating scheduling of internal and external meetings regarding outreach strategies and partnerships, as well as maintaining databases to track outreach activity.

The Community Outreach Manager will also assist the Deputy Director for Program and Partnerships in the management and tracking of partnerships. We are searching for a talented and professional Community Outreach Manager to coordinate all community outreach activities. You will represent the organization and work with the Outreach Team to develop and implement initiatives that increase the visibility of the VPC and the CVI within the progressive community. You need to be self-motivated, enthusiastic and community-driven to take on this exciting role. This position requires someone equipped with a positive attitude and readiness to be a team player. This is a full-time position.

Specific Duties

  • Manages the outreach database, email listserv and conducts audits of existing information
  • Manages outreach consultants
  • Assists in the preparation of briefing materials, such as meeting memos and trip itineraries;
  • Drafts written communication for both large and small-scale outreach;
  • Maintains a calendar of outreach activities, including community events, workshops, appearances, and other communication opportunities
  • Helps develop materials to cultivate new partnerships including proposals, slide decks, and background research
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications

Must-Haves:

  • Experience on campaigns or with political committees or nonprofit organizations
  • Ability to prioritize multiple time-sensitive projects at one time
  • Thrives at working under tight deadlines
  • Previous database and data entry experience
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Experience managing staff and/or consultants
  • Experience working with principals
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and positive attitude
  • Fluency in GoogleSuite

Nice-to-Haves:

  • 1-2 cycles of experience on campaigns or with political committees or nonprofit organizations
  • Familiarity with EveryAction and/or NGP VAN
  • Experience with civic engagement and/or progressive political nonprofit organizations at the
  • state and/or national level
  • Strong experience preparing reports
  • Experience with Asana (or other project management softwares) and Slack

Compensation and How to Apply

Salary range $65,000 to $70,000. VPC/CVI offers an excellent benefits package, including 100% coverage of healthcare premiums. To apply, email resume, cover letter and at least three 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.

Director, Voter Participation Innovation Hub

Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 22, 2020.

Organization

For the last 17 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 emphasize large-scale, technology-driven citizen and voter outreach, through the mail and digitally, and have consistently proven to be some of the most impactful and cost-effective programs every election cycle – and to date VPC has registered over 4.5 million Americans to vote. VPC continues to innovate with new theories and techniques to generate ever-greater civic engagement, registration and turnout. VPC’s approach to programs incorporates a rigorous approach to data analysis, incorporating randomized trials, sophisticated modeling and other methods and technologies to determine what works best, what doesn’t work, and with what audiences.

The Center for Voting Information (CVI) is a separate but affiliated 501(c)(4) nonprofit that works to engage and mobilize members of the RAE as well as a broader audience that shares the values of the RAE. CVI also engages in rigorous work to establish the unique, net impacts from its work, and uses data and technology to assure that each of its program areas help meet the goals of electing people representative of and responsive to the concerns of the Rising American Electorate. CVI also engages in persuasion efforts, informing voters of candidate positions.

Position Overview

VPC/CVI seeks a proven, creative leader to establish the organizations’ first-ever dedicated Innovation Hub. The Hub is intended to lead efforts ensuring that VPC and CVI remain at the cutting edge of science and technology in the civic engagement field – data science, behavioral science, analytics, marketing and communications theories, and more.

The Hub will help advance and improve VPC/CVI programs, ensuring continued success in expanding democracy. The Hub Director will build a staff of experts in a variety of fields, and help manage a larger network of volunteer advisors from academia, high technology and business, dedicated to research, experimentation and program development to ‘create a more representative electorate’ by mobilizing traditionally marginalized and disenfranchised voters.

The ideal candidate will have a track record of innovative project management and development; and will be technically proficient in some number of relevant disciplines such as political science, behavioral economics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, statistics, polling design and analysis of public opinion, modeling, and quantitative and qualitative research skills, including deep familiarity with randomized controlled trials. Desirable characteristics include advanced educational achievement, a track record showing team leadership skills, and experience working in innovative research programs in nonprofits, business or the public sector.

The Director of the Innovation Hub will report to VPC’s Founder and Board President Page Gardner, working closely with President and CEO Tom Lopach.

Compensation & Location

The salary range for this position will be competitive and commensurate with experience level, and a generous package of benefits is included. VPC has offices in Washington, DC and Raleigh-Durham, NC, however the location for this position is open to discussion. VPC/CVI offers an excellent benefits package, including 100% coverage of healthcare premiums. To apply, email resume, cover letter and at least three 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