Jobs

Current job openings:

Senior Donor Organizer/Advisor

This position will take on and build a portfolio of donors to support and advise in their philanthropic and political giving. They will work closely with Executive Director, other Senior Donor Organizers/Advisors, and the Director of Donor Organizing. Experience in impact investing/socially responsible business, managing artists and celebrity networks, working with donors of color, and working with political donors, a plus.

Responsibilities
  • Take on a portfolio of MVP current and potential clients to reach out to and lead on managing relationships with.
  • Identify and recruit donors to utilize MVP’s support for their political giving.
  • Do advanced coaching and support for MVP volunteer donor organizers and/or local team organizers.
  • Be involved in and help drive donor organizing strategy conversations.
  • Understand and stay up on the programmatic work of the organization and be comfortable talking about it.
  • Work with Executive Director and larger team to prioritize key folks to outreach to and stories/organizations/states to highlight.
  • Manage all donor contacts and conversation tracking in the organizational database, Bloomerang.

Compensation: Based on experience. We are open to exploring various arrangements – part-time, full-time, or consulting for the right person. We are hiring multiple Senior Donor Organizers/Advisors for different regions and areas of focus.

Location: Remote.   

Reports to: Executive Director  

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

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics.

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Florida State Advisor

The State Advisor for Florida will be MVP’s main liaison with local groups and donors in Florida. They are MVP’s eyes and ears for assessing the organizing, donor and political landscape in the state – and the main advocate for bringing needed resources into the state to build sustainable organizations, strong and collaborative leadership, and long-term grassroots organizing and progressive electoral and legislative power.

Responsibilities of the MVP Florida State Advisor
  • Maintain relationships with existing local groups and donor networks that fall into MVP’s group and donor profiles.
  • Work with local groups to get reports on their 2018 work and results (if we don’t already have).
  • Work with local groups to get their 2019-2020 plans and/or help them write their 2019-2020 plans and budgets. This may include helping them expand their plans – aka, help groups dream big! (help them create both baseline and expansion plans and budget scenarios)
  • Draft an internal memo for MVP on recommendations for what needs to happen in the state(s), both immediately (next 3 months) and longer-term (2020 and beyond) to build progressive power through grassroots organizing. This would include assessments of staffing and capacity needs, the potential for upgrades, opportunities, challenges and gaps both within and between organizations, best practices to share, etc.
  • Draft both an internal (for MVP) and external (for donors) c3 and c4 state plan that makes the case for where, when, and how much to invest for success in 2020 and beyond.
  • Develop relationships and plans with local and national funders to fund the 2-year state plans.
  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders as appropriate: National and local funders, organizing networks, intermediaries, influencers. etc.
  • Support state alignment of partners which may include facilitation, shared planning, mediating differences, breaking up fights, buying people mimosas, etc.
  • Work closely with the other State Advisor on supporting and incubating new talent – and helping all the parts work together collaboratively
  • Participate in grantmaking; work with grantmaking team to decide, administer, and track grants in your states.
  • Update and maintain internal tracking spreadsheets and reporting documents; keep all MVP electronic tracking systems updated and ensure that all organizational recommendations are up to date.
  • Participate in weekly and monthly check-ins with internal MVP departments and team members.
  • Help to capture, write-up and share key stories from local organizations, campaigns, and individuals involved.

Compensation: $60,000 – $75,000 salary with benefits, based on experience and location

Location: Florida

Report to: Director of State & Local Partnerships

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

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Special Deputy to the Executive Director

This job is not for the faint of heart. The Special Deputy 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 possible off his plate every day.

This job requires several extremely high level skill sets: you are 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. The Special Deputy 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.

It’s also a really interesting job and, for the right person, it will prepare you to be an Executive Director. Ideally the Special Deputy is based in Western Mass, but anywhere in the ET zone (or elsewhere if you’re a very early riser) is possible for the right person.

Responsibilities
  • Work to ensure ED’s time goes to top priority work, including maintaining and updating ED’s to-do list, calendar, and daily schedule.
  • Work with ED & Managing Director to prioritize daily/weekly/monthly tasks; stop anything 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.
  • Keep all organizational and grant-making information and spreadsheets up-to-date.
  • Correspond with donors and partners, as needed.
  • Support Executive Director and Managing Director with urgent and/or special projects, as needed.
  • 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 based on experience and location.

Location: Flexible & remote, preference for the area of Northampton, MA and Eastern time zone.

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

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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Director of Talent

We lovingly describe this role as “talent scout for the movement.” In the course of supporting MVP’s local partner organizations we consistently hear the woes of Executive Directors in recruiting senior and mid-level talent for their organizations. The goal of the Director of Talent is to recruit and help place hundreds of great people from all over the country in the right jobs at the organizations where they will make the best fit.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain a data bank of open jobs at MVP’s key local partner organizations – with a focus on 8-10 key states.
  • Comb through resumes and networks to find good candidates to help place.
  • Lots of interviewing and vetting.
  • Partner with other hiring intermediaries to help identify and place talent.
  • Potentially build a team and system that helps to place a larger number of people.
  • Also, lead on MVP’s internal talent scouting processes.
Qualifications
  • Experience with recruiting and hiring on both electoral campaigns and non-profit organizations.
  • Highly organized and flexible enough to both build systems and work with others’ systems.
  • A strong and diverse national network to build on.
  • Comfort performing all needed administrative tasks.

Compensation: $70,000 – $90,000 salary with benefits, based on experience and locations

Location: Flexible & remote.

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

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer, we’re actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics.

 

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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 $100 or $100,000 will make a real difference in achieving progress on issues like economic fairness, environmental sustainability, racial justice, immigrant rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and access to healthcare. MVP is committed to both short-term winning and long-term transformation.

 

MVP’s Approach

  • We work in service of local groups – everything we do and how we do it should reflect that. We want to support and help grow the work of local groups, amplify stories of their work with donors and potential supporters to bring new resources to them and magnify their impact. We try to be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and not imposing and be careful about incentivizing actions that could alter an organization’s own priorities.
  • We have an organizer-mentality – with both groups and donors. We are organizing support for our local partners and organizing donors to organize more donors! Be prepared to build genuine relationships and work collaboratively.
  • We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach – we’re always taking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration and avoid playing groups or donors against each other.
  • We’re focused on building from our assets – we focus on a positive approach to growth and improvement that helps groups and donors to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement, and doesn’t make groups, organizers, or donors feel bad about themselves 🙂
  • We try to under-promise & over-deliver – we try to never lead people on about potential for funding or overpromise what we can deliver or the timeline.