CURRENT JOB OPENINGS AT VPC



Program Coordinator

Position: Program Coordinator

Supervisor: Program Director

Description

Major national civic engagement nonprofit organizations seek a Program Coordinator.

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 over 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.

Role

The Program Coordinator will play a pivotal role in implementing the Voter Participation Center and Center for Voter Information’s large-scale Voter Registration, Vote-by-Mail and Get Out the Vote programs. This position will assist in the development and production and execution of mail, digital, and SMS programs. This position will also be responsible for tracking and sharing political developments both nationally and in key states.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the production of Voter Registration, Vote-by-Mail, and GOTV mail creatives
  • Perform quality control checks during the creative proofing process
  • Participate in the design of creatives and development of program strategy
  • Coordinate with outside vendors to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Track political activity nationally and in key states, including TV buys, digital and field programs, and polling
  • Research census data and track changing developments in key demographic groups
  • Prepare weekly reports on developments in key races
  • Collaborate with Development and Communications departments in the drafting of program proposals and presentations
  • General research tasks as assigned

Desired Skills

  • 1 – 2 years experience working with candidates, advocacy or political organizations, either full time or in the form of internships
  • Familiarity with and interest in 2018 political landscape
  • Should be an organized, detail oriented, multitasker
  • Thrives in high stakes, often challenging, environments
  • Takes initiative and is able to work independently
  • Positive, collaborative team player

Position is through December 31st. VPC/CVI offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. To apply email resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to info@voterparticipation.org.

VPC/CVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Applicants of diverse background are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Senior Analytics Engineer

Position: Senior Analytics Engineer

Reports to: Director of Data Services

Position Overview

VPC seeks a Senior Analytics Engineer to build a new data and analytics platform.  This person will have extensive experience in software engineering, at all stages of the development lifecycle.  They will be responsible for the design, development and testing of software tools for data transfer, analytics, and reporting.  They will additionally be responsible for communication with vendors, and contribute to making purchasing decisions around vendor tools and services. 

The candidate will be joining a new team that will be responsible for bringing many of VPC’s pipelines, integrations and data tools in-house.  As an early hire, you will communicate extensively with stakeholders and exercise your own judgement in the design and implementation of these systems.

An ideal candidate will have built and deployed their own ETL pipeline, and will have a deep understanding of automation toolchains and modern deployment infrastructure.  Experience with cloud platforms is helpful but not required. 

This role would be ideal for an engineer looking to take on technical leadership, or gain experience with data science and modelling.  This role could be based out of our Washington DC office or remote for the duration of the cycle.

Requirements: You:

  • Have exceptionally strong communications skills.
  • Have 7+ years of experience in a software engineering role;
    • or a bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience;
    • or an advanced degree and 3+ years experience.
  • Have taken a software system from design all the way to deployment and maintenance.
  • Have deep experience in Python.
  • Have deep experience in SQL.
  • Are comfortable developing in, and for, a POSIX-compliant (Unix-like) environment.  Experience with RHEL/CentOS a plus.

Nice-to-Haves: You may also:

  • Have previous experience with data in politics.
  • Have previous experience in civic engagement, organizing or political campaigns.
  • Have deep experience in at least one of the following:  Ansible, Chef, Docker, Puppet, Terraform, or equivalent code-as-infrastructure tool.
  • Have previously mentored junior engineers.

Organization Description

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.

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

Salary range for this position is $95,000-$105,000/yr. To apply, email resume, cover letter and at least two professional references to dchan@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.

Analytics Engineer

Position: Analytics Engineer – Washington, DC or remote

Reports to: Director of Data Services

Position Overview

VPC seeks an Analytics Engineer to build a new data and analytics platform.  This person will have extensive experience in software engineering, at all stages of the development lifecycle.  They will contribute to the design, development and testing of software tools for data transfer, analytics, and reporting, as well as to the evaluation of vendor tools and services. 

The candidate will be joining a new team that will be responsible for bringing many of VPC’s pipelines, integrations and data tools in-house.  As an early hire, you will communicate extensively with stakeholders and exercise your own judgement in the design and implementation of these systems.

An ideal candidate may have built and deployed their own ETL pipeline, and will bring previous experience with automation toolchains and modern deployment infrastructure to the team.  Experience with cloud platforms is helpful but not required.  This role would be ideal for an engineer looking to move into data science roles.  This role could be based out of our Washington DC office or remote for the duration of the cycle.

Requirements: You:

  • Have exceptionally strong communications skills.
  • Have 4+ years of experience in a software engineering role;
    • or a bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience;
    • or an advanced degree and 1+ years experience.
  • Have deep experience in Python.
  • Have previously worked with SQL.
  • Are comfortable developing in, and for, a POSIX-compliant (Unix-like) environment.  Experience with RHEL/CentOS a plus.

Nice-to-Haves: You may also:

  • Have previous experience with data in politics.
  • Have previous experience in civic engagement, organizing or political campaigns.
  • Have taken a software system from design all the way to deployment and maintenance.
  • Have deep experience in at least one of the following:  Ansible, Chef, Docker, Puppet, Terraform, or equivalent code-as-infrastructure tool.

Organization Description

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.

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

Salary range for this position is $85,000-$95,000/yr. To apply, email resume, cover letter and at least two professional references to dchan@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.