Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #525
The Voting Rights Lab is a campaign hub designed to supercharge the fight against voter suppression and transform our voting systems.
The Voting Rights Lab seeks two Program Directors to work with the Senior Director of National Programs, along with other members of the team, to create, build, and drive dynamic advocacy programs that will make voting more accessible for historically disenfranchised communities. This includes creating dynamic advocacy campaigns, driving political engagement strategies, and building and strengthening coalition relationships.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Design long-term strategic plans for VRL’s campaigns that ensure that legislative successes translate into real world change. This will include co-creation of plans with partners and ensuring that our programmatic goals are aligned with VRL’s theory of change.
Manage cross-functional organizational projects that are highly matrixed & collaborative
Maintain political and cultural contexts around voting rights, voting access and voter suppression and use that context to make strategic recommendations on new programmatic endeavors, long term positions, prioritization, and positioning for the organization
Demonstrate fluency in a broad range of voting policies in order to engage substantively on strategy across departments; maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the legislative agendas and overall political environments in all VRL states and nationally
Represent the Voting Rights Lab with external partners and coalitions and develop long-term relationships with key stakeholders in the voting rights landscape; identify critical gaps and needs where VRL can meaningfully contribute to the movement
Work collaboratively across the Voting Rights Lab departments to develop and innovate strategies to promote pro-voter policies and fight voter suppression
Oversee the development of long-term engagement strategies and programs for key constituencies, including, but not limited to election administrators, veterans, and returning citizens.
Work on special projects related to the advancement of VRL’s strategic imperatives
Produce written materials such as advocacy letters, talking points, campaign plans, background memos, toolkits, etc.
Organize campaign briefings and reports for internal and external parties
What we’re looking for in you:
At least 6-8 years of relevant experience in issue advocacy campaigns, research, organizing, and/or political campaigns
Entrepreneurial, creative, and strategic thinker
An ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously; detail oriented
Strong experience developing and managing strategic campaign plans, that incorporate powerbuilding and ongoing relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders and coalition partners
Knowledge and understanding of the tactics and strategies often employed on successful issue advocacy campaigns, and the ability to deploy them creatively
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
A flexible team player that works well collaboratively across teams
Strong orientation toward racial equity and social justice and committed to acting on the belief that they are critical components of our work
Experience working on voting rights issues a plus but not required
Compensation & Benefits:
The salary range for Program Directors will be $99,000 - $132,000.
At this time, we provide the following benefits for eligible employees:
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Access to NVF-funded health reimbursement account (HRA) to help offset co-pay, deductible, and vision/dental expenses
401(k) retirement plan, with up to 3% match
Short-term and long-term disability insurance
Base-term life and accidental death and dismemberment (ADD) insurance, with an employee buy-up option
Flexible spending account for medical and dependent care
Cell phone benefits
Work from home benefit
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Voting Rights Lab is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
Part of VRL's mission is to ensure that people with records of arrest or conviction can vote. As such, we give full and fair consideration to all applicants, regardless of a past record of arrest or conviction.
New Venture Fund (NVF) has extended its work-from-home and essential travel requirements through March 31, 2021. All employees must continue to work from home, and work travel remains restricted to essential, pre-approved travel only. In considering this extension, our main priority remained and will continue to be the safety of all employees. We want to ensure that you are able to impact the world in a meaningful way while staying healthy and well. NVF has also provided COVID-19 leave which staff can request to manage any COVID-19-related needs such as if they or a household member is sick, if they are unable to find childcare, and other needs.
This is a completely remote position. Candidates across the country are encouraged to apply.
Please visit votingrightslab.org for more information.