Jobs

Our Current Listings Include:

  • Special Deputy to the Executive Director
  • Youth Civic Engagement Director

 

Special Deputy to the Executive Director

Movement Voter Project is a service to progressive donors – from grassroots individual donors to major donors and foundations. We talent-scout both national movement-building efforts and local organizations in all 50 states that work at the intersection of issue-based organizing and voter engagement. These are organizations where an extra $1,000 or $10,000 will make a real difference in achieving progress in keeping our democratic institutions viable and accountable, and on issues like economic fairness, environmental sustainability, racial justice, immigrant rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and access to healthcare. MVP is committed to both short-term winning and long-term transformation.

This job is not for the faint of heart. This person will work very closely with our Executive Director Billy Wimsatt; less on scheduling or buying plane tickets, more on helping manage his zillions of people and responsibilities and take as much as you can off his plate every day. This job requires several extremely high level skill sets because you’re basically sharing the job description of the ED, co-managing lots of complex projects, and keeping myriad internal and external stakeholders happy. It’s not a Managing Director role – we already have an MD. This person has to LOVE movements, politics, and donor organizing. You have to love spreadsheets, correspondence, and lots of humble, detail-oriented tasks – and you have to be able to keep up with a lot of things super fast. But it’s also a really interesting job that for the right person will prepare you to be an Executive Director in 3 years.

 

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain ED’s to-do list, calendar, and daily schedule.
  • Work with MD to ensure ED’s time goes to top priority/high level/creative work.
  • Work with ED to prioritize daily/weekly/monthly tasks; stop thing from slipping through the cracks.
  • Have daily check-ins with ED; weekly check-in with MD.
  • Work with ED to brainstorm and troubleshoot daily problems.
  • Manage and respond to ED’s email; help prioritize email in-box.
  • Support donor relations:
    • Keep all donor information and spreadsheets up-to-date.
    • Correspond with donors.
  • Support senior staff and partnerships:
    • Keep all organizational and grant-making information and spreadsheets up-to-date.
    • Correspond with partners.
    • Help to ensure good flow of information between Executive Director and the rest of the team
  • Support Executive Director and Managing Director with urgent and/or special projects, as needed.
  • Manage local and remote volunteers and volunteer activities.
  • Update and circulate movement calendar and other meta-organizing projects

 

Qualifications:
  • Strong commitment to social change (no professional experience in this realm needed, but you need to be super down with all of our causes!).
  • Highly organized and flexible enough to work with others’ systems.
  • Confident and proactive; enough so to play a key role in keeping ED and other strong personalities focused, organized, and on track for success.
  • A born networker, who develops relationships and gets things done.
  • Comfort playing a supportive role and performing all needed administrative tasks.

Compensation: $45,000 – $65,000 salary with benefits, based on experience and locations

Location: Ideally this person is based in Western Massachusetts, but anywhere in the ET zone (or elsewhere if you’re a very early riser) is possible for the right person.

To apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

 

 

Youth Civic Engagement Director

The national youth civic engagement director will manage and support 100+ local partners and organizers to create and run high-energy, locally-driven, youth and student vote programs in in 20+ states, on campuses and in communities. A joint project of Movement Voter Project, Student Power, and VOTE MOB, we will support young organizers and organizations to make magic happen, up and down the ballot.

 

Responsibilities – Organizing and Management:
  • Co-develop and implement a national VOTE plan that plugs into local work and builds long-term power.
  • Recruit, train, hire, and manage State Directors and local fellows to design and implement state and local VOTE plans.
  • Build strong vote teams (or ideally multiple teams) –engage new folks and get them bought in, trained, and give them responsibilities and team spirit!
  • Support VOTE MOB Partners and/or co-develop and support sustainable statewide Student Power Networks as appropriate.
  • Operate in a way that is embedded with or complementary to allies and liaise with partner organizations as appropriate.
  • Support organizers to build homemade local progressive voter guides.
  • Organize team calls
  • Weekly and/or daily reporting as appropriate.
  • Experiment with innovative programs as appropriate.
  • Photo documentation and social media.
  • Media spokesperson as appropriate.
  • Follow legal guidelines.
  • Debrief with local teams post-election and help figure out next steps.

 

Criteria – We are looking for a National Civic Engagement Director who:
  • Is a super-talented self-motivated natural organizer.
  • Can organize NEW networks of people (new states, hoods, towns, campuses,networks, etc.) – ie. can do something a local partner on its own might not have the capacity to take on.
  • Has potential to continue organizing beyond the election in some form.
  • Is passionate about progressive election work, as opposed to candidate campaign.
  • Can coach new organizers to run great local vote plans in a self-directed way.
  • Is a Total self-starter / entrepreneurial.
  • Is aligned with Partners, Student Power and VOTE MOB Values and Strategy.
  • Is accountable, proactive, communicative. Calls frequently, responds right away.
  • Has extensive youth and student organizing experience.
  • Has or is able to build and mobilize strong local networks.
  • Is good to work with / low-ego / low-drama / trustworthy.
  • May or may not be connected to an existing organization.
  • Is honest and has integrity – mature enough to own mistakes and ask for help.

Timeline: June – November 2018

Compensation: $45,000 – $65,000 salary plus benefits – based on hours, experience, management responsibilities and results.

Location: Flexible & remote, requires travel.

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Please use subject line YOUTH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR.

Application deadline: June 22.

Questions? Contact Bryan Perlmutter at [email protected]