Community Voters Project Director
Posted on: January 5, 2018
The Community Voters Project is seeking a Field Director to manage our site-based non-partisan voter registration campaigns in communities of color across the country during 2017-2018.
Community Voters Project
The non-partisan Community Voters Project is a project of Fair Share Education Fund with a goal of increasing voter registration and participation rates in communities of color. We help to increase civic engagement among underserved and underrepresented communities, focusing primarily on African Americans and Latinos through non-partisan voter registration.
In coordination with our allies, we use a site-based canvassing model to identify and help register new voters, with a goal of achieving a measurable increase in African American and Latino voter participation. We run civic engagement offices. We hire and train teams of hard-working directors, field managers and canvassers who go out into communities and help people register to vote. We are building on more than three decades of experience, during which The Community Voters Project and its partner organizations within The Public Interest Network and allies outside of the Network helped to register over three million voters. In 2015-2016 alone, we helped register 215,000 voters in PA, NC, FL, GA CO and AZ.
In the 2017-2018 cycle, we plan to help 200,000 African American and Latino voters register to vote in as many as 10 states through on-the ground-site based programs which will reach the most disenfranchised voters.
Job Description and Responsibilities
The Community Voters Project Field Director will be responsible for setting up and running our 2017-2018 Voter Registration Program. That includes:
*Hiring and managing a team of regional directors, administrators and office directors
*Working with the Field Director of The Public Interest Network to make the plan for our field program
*Planning and running trainings to kick off the campaign
*Setting up and maintaining systems to run offices and help people register to vote
*Representing Community Voters Project by working with election officials and civic engagement coalitions
The Community Voters Project Field Director reports to the Field Director of the Public Interest Network and is accountable to Director of the Community Voters Project and to the Public Interest Network’s leadership.
The ideal candidate for Community Voters Project Field Director will be:
An effective team-builder who can recruit high-level staff, provide training and development, and shape a committed group.
An experienced campaign director, who has managed multi-state outreach operations.
Creative, effective at solving problems, and analytic with the ability to assess and improve the plan of a fast-moving campaign.
Have demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in solving problems.
A good people-person/listener with a track record of successful hiring and staff retention.
Detail-oriented: able to keep a budget and remain on top of finances. Can oversee and drive a business plan. Will ensure legal and financial compliance for the Community Voters Project.
Minimum qualifications include: 4 years of experience in campaign or program development, grassroots organizing, organization building, and/or campaign politics. Related advanced degrees such as a J.D. or Master’s may count towards experience, but are not required. Ideal applicants will have a track record that illustrates a strong work ethic and an uncompromising commitment to getting the job done.
Compensation & Benefits: Compensation for this position is commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience. The Community Voters Project offers a competitive benefits package.
Location: Denver or Philadelphia with frequent travel.
Application: Please apply online: http://www.publicinterestnetwork.org/application.html
The Community Voters Project is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.
The Public Interest Network
Compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has.
January 2, 2018
Apply by February 2, 2018