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The Voter Participation Center (VPC) is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization, whose mission is to encourage the Rising American Electorate (RAE) to register and vote.
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Social Media Manager
Position: Social Media Manager
Supervisor: Deputy Director of Digital Programs
Major national civic engagement nonprofit organizations seek a Social Media Manager to support large-scale online voter registration, vote-by-mail and mobilization efforts through their various social media platforms.
For the last 17 years, the Voter Participation Center (VPC), a 501(c)(3) civic engagement organization, has led the way in recognizing and harnessing the potential power of the Rising American Electorate (RAE)—unmarried women, people of color, and young people—as a vital voting bloc. The VPC has positioned itself as the leading experimental and scientific civic engagement organization by accumulating more than a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience in registering and turning out this new majority of eligible voters. The VPC’s programs have consistently proven to be some of the most impactful and cost-effective programs in the civic engagement community—and to date the VPC has helped over 4.8 million Americans register to vote and thousands apply to vote by mail. The VPC’s 2018 registration and turnout programs were the largest in organizational history, and the VPC’s 2020 programs are on track to be even larger.
The Center for Voter Information (CVI) is a progressive 501(c)(4) nonprofit that works to engage and persuade both the RAE as well as the broader electorate.
The Social Media Manager position will manage the VPC’s and the CVI’s social media platforms to increase the overall presence and influence to support our various programs and overall organizational mission. This is a cycle role and will end December 31, 2020. This position is remote and applicants can be located anywhere in the United States.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Generate, edit, publish, and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, video, photos, and news) across various new and existing platforms.
Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner via various social media platforms.
Support influencer work through communicating with influencers and vetting potential partners
Be an expert in the social media space, monitoring for conversations, activities, and trends that may serve as opportunities for the organization.
Report social health metrics and communicate to applicable stakeholders as needed. Develop key creative and strategic recommendations based on reporting and available success metrics.
Stay up-to-date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools, and applications.
Support the Digital Program team in various activities and programs as needed through the 2020 Election cycle.
The ideal candidate will have:
Proven experience and successful track record in managing a social media presence, preferably in the NGO space.
Exceptional writing and editing skills.
Extensive knowledge of social media platforms – both established and emerging (i.e. Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, etc.)
Understanding and experience utilizing social media management tools, third party web metrics services, and specific platform analytics tools.
Intermediate to advanced experience in producing creative content, inclusive of graphics and illustrations, through various Creative Cloud programs (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, etc.). Past work inclusive of e-portfolio a bonus!
Experience and best practice knowledge within community management, with the ability to respond and interact with various incoming messages on social media in a timely manner.
Photography and video production experience are a plus.
An enthusiasm and commitment to equity and erasing gaps in the political participation in this country.
Familiarity with the civic engagement and progressive political landscape.
A track record of getting results in a fast-paced environment.
How to Apply
This position reports to the Deputy Director for Digital Programs. This is a cycle role and will end December 31, 2020. Salary range 4,200-4,600 a month plus benefits. To apply, email resume portfolio (if applicable), cover letter and at least two professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Social Media Manager Application” as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. References are not contacted until you are notified.
VPC/CVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly value the leadership of people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and other traditionally marginalized communities, and encourage diverse candidates to apply.