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Senior Program Manager

Everybody Votes Campaign

Everybody Votes Campaign

Posted on Wednesday, April 12, 2023


Everybody Votes Campaign (EVC) is a national non-partisan, not-for-profit hiring staff for a large-scale coordinated civic engagement campaign active through the 2024 election cycle. The campaign aims to create a more representative democracy by registering millions of underrepresented voters across the country. This effort focuses on voter registration in a targeted fashion by conducting at-scale, effective, efficient, metrics-driven registration work. Through this work, we seek to fundamentally change the make-up of the electorate and to increase the political power of traditionally underrepresented communities in our democracy.

We directly fund organizations who execute voter registration and run quality control operations. We are dedicated to being active participants with the organizations to ensure their programs are effective and promote an investment in the future of emerging communities.


The Program team is responsible for helping to ensure partners and vendors on the ground have all the tools and support they need to run successful registration programs, and the Senior Program Manager (SPM) is at the heart of that effort. The SPM sits at the pivot point between EVC and the states - they are in constant communication and collaboration with partners, they understand better than anyone else the goals and plans and challenges of their state, and they serve as a conduit between EVC and partners on expectations, needs, questions, and concerns.

The overall responsibilities of the SPM fall into two categories: first, they are the primary manager of one of the more complex EVC states, which can either be a new state in which the SPM will be responsible for establishing the campaign for the first time or one of the larger states of the campaign. The SPM will build relationships with our partners on the ground, co-lead statewide registration program planning and budgeting, ensure partner program receives all EVC tools, technology, and other support, and hold partners accountable to overall goals; second, they are assigned to manage a Program Coordinator (PC) to oversee the work in their state, to offer support to training and quality control at the direction and mentorship of the SPM.

A successful SPM will be detail oriented, understand how to take in significant amounts of communication and information and organize, manage, use, and share it back to different audiences. They will be able to balance being responsible for the overall progress and success of a state’s effort while not being the direct decision maker or manager of the day-to-day operations being run by partners. They will be extremely knowledgeable and conversant in field operations and, ideally, voter registration site-based programs, with the ability to talk canvassing numbers, discuss turf coordination, and promote and brainstorm field engagement techniques. They will know how to build and manage spreadsheets and be familiar with standard field reporting metrics. They will have experience in creating and revising large budgets.

Perhaps most importantly, they will be intentional and strategic on how to navigate and balance the different opportunities, challenges, needs, and expectations of EVC and state partners. This takes a deft hand at knowing when to push and when to pull, knowing how to talk to different people in the ways that make the most sense to them, in understanding how to prioritize different demands, and how to align the ideal plans and goals with realistic barriers and setbacks.


  • Manage State/s and Region

    • Manage the states and Program Coordinators in their region.

    • Manage multiple partners and multiple states

    • Work with partners to optimize their programs toward registering people of color

    • Ensure that there is adequate coverage for important conversations around program and budget through backstopping conversations

    • Double check work and step-in, as necessary

    • Help improve the quality of work in their region

    • Edit documents and resources for their region, as necessary

    • Provide leadership with state plans to reach program goals

    • Oversee development and application of quality control standards for the region

    • Help to implement and troubleshoot registration tracking and administration of QC processes

  • Manage Program Coordinator

    • Act as a mentor to provide feedback, guide partner relationships, and support to partner and table work

    • SPM will provide performance feedback and evaluations to Program Coordinator

    • Work with Program Coordinator to articulate and determine how to help program achieve field goals

    • Manage with the Program Coordinator systems for regular reporting of key evaluation metrics to Senior Program Director or Program Director

  • Oversee Budgets

    • Ensure that their states have site based voter registration plans and budgets

    • Assist with developing and designing multi-million dollar budgets for state table/s and partner/s

    • Review and provide recommendations for approval of final budget/s for table/s and partner/s

    • Provide recommendations on experimental programming

  • Build and maintain relationships

    • Identify emerging opportunities for additional partnerships in state/s

    • Ensure that we continue to maintain relationships with tables and partners that is respectful, collaborative and productive

    • Lead conversations on alignment and expectation setting with partners and tables, as necessary

  • Support Other Duties, as Assigned

    • Manage all components of the grant management systems in their state

    • Support, help, coordinate and occasionally lead other aspects of the Program Department’s support of program that needs capacity. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

      • Training

      • Committee and working group management

      • Troubleshoot, as necessary

    • Occasionally assist in developing processes to operationalize initiatives and enable program facing staff to do their jobs more effectively


  • Growth mindset: demonstrated ability to take and receive feedback with professionalism and grace from peers and staff as well as supervisors

  • Relentlessly goal-oriented: enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals; willing to go over, under, around, or through any obstacle that gets in the way of meeting goals with a proven track record of creating and executing/managing comprehensive strategic goals

  • Cultural competency: able to build relationships and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders across multiple lines of identity difference

  • Keeps Calm in Stressful Situations: demonstrated capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done


  • Critical thinking and problem-solving ability

    • Experience with field programs, direct voter contact programs or voter registration programs

    • Excellent analytical, mathematical, problem solving and organizational skills

    • Past success as a manager of people and programs

    • Experience tracking and setting field metrics

  • Highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented

    • Experience managing budgets and/ managing grants

  • Relationship builder

    • SPM must have the desire to actively contribute to a more equitable and inclusive organization and facilitate REI discussions with partners, vendors, and tables to ensure collaboration is centered to builds authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity

  • Inclusive leadership and management

    • Ability to develop, coach, provide feedback and manage people

    • Experience and success collaborating in settings with multiple stakeholders with competing interests

This is a great opportunity for someone who has:

  • A commitment to the idea of changing the nature of the electorate

  • A commitment to voter registration as a key component for making change

  • A commitment to promoting practices that encourage empowerment for traditionally marginalized individuals and communities

  • An abundance of patience and a great sense of finding and building community in new spaces


We offer flexible remote forward work, and a generous benefits package; including 100% cost coverage of employee health benefits, 401K with an automatic employer contribution regardless of employee contribution level, virtual therapy, stipend for ergonomic office set ups and generous vacation and leave policies.

All employees must be eligible to work lawfully within the United States upon the commencement of employment. The organization does not sponsor visa applications for prospective or current staff.

Salary Range: $101,000 - $114,000

Our work is centered on creating a deeply inclusive and significantly more representative electorate. In order to be successful in this role, the candidate must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse group of staff, partners and stakeholders. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Latinx, Indigenous, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQ+ communities to apply. We are proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Everybody Votes Campaign is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled