Pennsylvania State Advisor
Movement Voter Project
Posted on Saturday, December 3, 2022
<div><b>About MVP</b></div><div>MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective and promising grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of movements, community organizing, and elections. We aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to increase turnout among the progressive base, build long-term political power, and ultimately to transform our country at the local, state, and national levels. In the 2020 cycle, MVP successfully moved over $120 million to over 600 local groups across the country, focused in the most critical states.</div><div><br></div><div><b>Our Approach:</b></div><div>We are organizers, and the heart of our work is organizing donors through MVP to support local groups in order to build, sustain, and amplify their impact. We work in service of local groups, and we try to be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and to be careful about incentivizing actions that could alter an organization’s own priorities; we work hard not to impose on our partners. We are also striving to continuously scrutinize and dismantle the ways we manifest and reproduce white supremacy culture both internally and externally.</div><div>We focus on building from our assets, and taking a positive approach to growth and change that helps groups and donors to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement. We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach; we are always seeking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration among groups and donors.</div><div><br></div><div><b style="font-size: 12pt">POSITION OVERVIEW</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt">As the State Advisor for Pennsylvania, you will be MVP’s main liaison with local groups, intermediaries, select national partners, and select donors seeking to support movement building in the state. You will report to the Senior State Strategy Director and work closely with peer State Advisors, Vice President of Programs, Deputy Director for Program Advising, Program Manager, Fund Advisors, and the Capacity Building teams. </span></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt">State Advisors are integral to meeting MVP’s mission. They are responsible for cultivating trusting relationships and contributing flexible resources to make timely investments that result in greater progressive power and meaningful policy change, especially for communities that are still fighting to secure a seat at the table. State Advisors - </span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt"> 1. Build a deep and ongoing understanding of the state’s political landscape, progressive infrastructure, challenges, and opportunities through ongoing landscape analyses and serve as experts in their state at MVP (20%)</span></div><div><b style="font-size: 12pt"> 2. Work on the ground with state-based partners to advance powerbuilding efforts in support of short-term and long-term policy and electoral goals; (35%)</b></div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt"> 3. Make investment recommendations to the MVP team to support immediate political opportunities, organization and infrastructure-building, and long-term progressive electoral and legislative power; (15%)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt"> 4. Serve as a trusted ally and strategic advisor to our partners and connect partners with capacity-building resources at MVP to support their organizational development and strategic capacities; (10%)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt"> 5. Where possible, advise and align in-state donors, funding partners and intermediaries to leverage, maximize, and streamline funding towards progressive gains (10%)</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 12pt"> 6. Document and communicate about the groups and the state landscape regularly as needed; Evaluate progress and make recommendations for necessary future strategic shifts (10%)</span></div><div><br></div><div><b style="font-size: 12pt">ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS</b></div><div><i style="font-size: 12pt">Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.</i></div>
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