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Senior Emerging Program Manager

Everybody Votes Campaign

Everybody Votes Campaign

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Remote
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

ABOUT EVERYBODY VOTES CAMPAIGN

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 that 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 investment in the future of emerging communities.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The campaign seeks a multi disciplined experienced field or engagement staffer to report to the Senior Director of Program by serving as the Senior Emerging Program Manager. We seek a Senior Emerging Program Manager to oversee the implementation of research projects (experiments and pilot programs) focused on the evaluation of different methods of how to effectively register People of Color to vote. This role is ideal for someone with excellent communication skills, a history of engaging with a variety of partners and communities, including technical and non-technical individuals, excellent planning and time management skills, and a strong handle on the successful implementation of community-based voter registration efforts and ingenuity to create solutions to implement strict conditions in compliance with experiment design.

WHAT YOU WILL DO IN YOUR ROLE

Operationalize research program initiatives including but not limited to:

  • Manage the implementation of experiments and pilot programs with Research Director, Data Scientists, Consultants, external Project Managers, and EVC Program Managers

  • Recruit and manage research implementation consultants

  • Identify emerging opportunities for additional partnerships to improve the program

  • Provide consultation on experiment design, survey questions, and methodologies

Lead program management planning, implementation, and compliance:

  • Manage requests for proposal approvals for experiments and pilot programs in partnership with Program Managers

  • Create and provide budget recommendations to the Senior Director of Program

  • Collaborate with the Senior Director of Finance and Operations to manage the research budget cash flow

  • Create and drive logistics for research program kickoff training, training content, and scripts

  • Serve as a thought partner to the program team on stakeholder relationship management during experiment and pilot program recruitment and implementation

  • Ensure the request for proposal and joint effort agreement process is compliant with EVC standards

  • Create and drive timeline and deliverables for progress report processes for all experiments and pilot programs

Foster and encourage interdepartmental communication surrounding but not limited to:

  • Educating on Research Program initiatives

  • Quality Control of pilot program and experiments

  • Budget and invoice management

This is a great opportunity for someone who:

  • Has experience with field programs, direct voter contact programs or voter registration programs

  • Has excellent analytical, mathematical, problem solving and organizational skills

  • Is committed to the idea of changing the nature of the electorate

  • Is committed to voter registration as a key component for making progressive policy change

  • Is committed to promoting practices that encourage empowerment for traditionally marginalized individuals and communities

  • Brings civic engagement experience working for or with groups that serve communities of color

  • Brings familiarity with research methodologies, such as randomized control trials (RCTs)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ROLE

  • Able to manage a high volume of work with efficiency while still paying close attention to detail

  • High level of proficiency with Excel Spreadsheet, able to create interconnected budgeting spreadsheets and find and correct errors quickly and with a high level of accuracy

  • Experience with Voter Registration: Track record of successfully managing multiple direct civic engagement campaigns, especially field campaigns, of over $500k, with experience being entrepreneurial and resourceful

  • Knowledge and familiarity with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion principles: Recognizes ways that race and other identities intersect in the work, especially with communities we serve. Comfortable communicating about identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, or gender in plain, specific terms. Understands the historical context for racial inequity and its present-day implications

  • Adept at strategic goal-setting: Quickly grasps the subtleties of complex issues and identifies patterns in challenges. Adapts to the evolving needs of the organization and thinks 3 (or 30) steps ahead to develop solutions that desired achieve goals

  • Models and inspires accountability: Inspires and motivates others to take action and meet goals. Ability to delegate skillfully and hold teams accountable

  • Proficiency with communication and presentation tools like Powerpoint and Google Workspace.

  • Commitment to learning and using EVC’s project management platform (Monday.com) and communications platform (Slack)

Helpful but not required:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)

  • Experience successfully implementing, from start to finish, research programs

  • Knowledge of the inner working of digital campaigns

  • Experience working with leading tools in the progressive data space, such as VAN to target and implement successful civic engagement programs

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • 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

  • Prioritizes problem solving: Remains focused on problem solving while balancing multiple priorities within a constantly evolving external environment.

BENEFITS AND CULTURE

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