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America Votes Denver, Colorado
Dec 02, 2022
Full time
Organization Overview America Votes is the coordination hub of the progressive community, leading collaborative efforts among a diverse coalition of more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections and protect every American’s right to vote. America Votes works nationally and in more than 20 states to provide a range of services to partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states. For more information about America Votes, visit www.americavotes.org . America Votes is committed to developing long-term roadmaps and setting critical goals for states. With an eye on redistricting and the consequences of extreme conservative gerrymanders, these efforts are essential to building progressive power in the states, session-by-session and election-by-election.  Commitment to Racial Equity America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity through organizational systems and policies that are consistently tested, evaluated, and updated. Some organizational priorities include:   Building reflective and equitable state and national networks and partnerships. Increasing engagement of state-based groups building power in communities of color in the planning process. Expanding the Community Power Builders program, designed to support organizations led by and working in communities of color as they emerge into the 501(c)(4) space. America Votes sees its commitment to racial equity as an integral part of its success. Applicants are encouraged to reflect on how they see themselves contributing to America Votes’ work on advancing racial equity.   Position Description America Votes Colorado is seeking a well-organized self-starter for a full-time position as Data Director. The Colorado Data Director plays a key role in the  supporting campaign strategy and direct voter contact programs for the progressive movement.   America Votes Colorado  offers its diverse set of progressive partners  a range of voter file, data, and targeting services. We seek a service oriented  individual with a combination of technical and political skills for this work.   This position is ideal for someone who is ready for a  mid-level role in a campaign environment and has a passion for helping  others do their best work, and is excited about the details and tools that power direct voter contact programs. This position reports directly to the Colorado State Director.  Location This position is based in Denver, Colorado and may require travel around the state. Due to the pandemic, most work is temporarily hybrid or remote.  Responsibilities Project Management:  Support the state director in implementing America Votes’ organizational goals, including  REI goals.  Participate in  team creation of work plans and team benchmarks for success. Manage special projects to deliver on team goals. Voter File Management and Maintenance:  Manage voter file access for AV partner organizations and their consultants. This includes administration and security, training end-users, and providing technical assistance as needed. Work with  staff, partners, vendors, consultants, and others for the acquisition, enhancement, manipulation, and management of voter and member data. Management of Data Tools:  Lead partner and organizational VAN and campaign data trainings.  This includes identifying the various training needs, creating the necessary training materials, and leading the presentations.  Provide support, including training and troubleshooting,  for the implementation of various campaign tools  Partner Support and Service:  Work with partner organizations using the voter file and other technologies to support, enhance, and execute programs. This includes assisting partners in employing program implementation best practices as well as converting technical data to actionable issue advocacy and electoral campaign recommendations.  Coalition Support and Service:  Responsible for coalition alignment on data and targeting which may include participating and leading various work groups or other meetings.    Responsible for sharing data and tactic best practices during coalition meetings. Work with staff and partner groups to ensure that political and voter contact programs are maximizing shared voter file, targeting, and other data resources. This includes supporting  staff and partner groups to develop campaign plans.   support coalition partners through the development of campaign plans (electoral, redistricting, voting rights, and issue campaigns), providing technical assistance, responding to programmatic requests and participating actively in long-range strategic planning for the Colorado progressive movement. Support, and sometimes lead,  the creation and development of written reports and products. Deliver presentations to various stakeholders, sometimes on short notice.  Direct Voter Contact Strategy:   Lead AV Colorado’s data analysis and coordination efforts, and provide strategic data-driven recommendations to partners on campaign field and targeting. Lead data presentation development. Must be comfortable developing district profiles, landscape memos, slide show presentations, and other documents to communicate data analysis with key stakeholders. Other responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications Required At least  one  cycle of experience (at least 2 years) with statewide data responsibilities.  This includes experience with planning, program implementation and analysis.  Experience working with underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities, preferably in political or organizing settings. Understanding of how power and privilege can show up in data—both in access to data and the data itself.  Strong sense of ownership and resilience with respect to planning ahead, finding alternative paths when needed, and bouncing back from setbacks and rejections. Candidates should have an understanding of common direct voter contact programs and experience using data to inform advocacy and electoral plans. Strong VAN or other database skills are required with at least one cycle of experience administering voter contact tools.  Must have a minimum of introductory training on SQL; standout candidates will have experience using SQL including a comfort level with SELECT, WHERE,  GROUPBY . Advanced Google Sheets or Excel  skills required including familiarity with common functions (VLOOKUP, SUMIF, INDEX(MATCH)), pivot tables, and charts. Must be comfortable and able to present data in understandable ways, including visualizations, historical context, and more. Candidates must have a willingness and aptitude to seek out and learn new technical skills. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of persistence and resourcefulness in solving technical and data problems. Candidates should have a spirit of service and curiosity, along with a diplomatic approach to problem-solving. Demonstrated ability to manage a high-volume of information with impeccable attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively by making and meeting team goals.   Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills, with attention to detail. Comfortable working with a diverse set of stakeholders in one-on-one meetings and group settings.  Ideal candidates will have previous work experience in a coalition setting with a demonstrated a bility to move people to action and hold them accountable with and without formal authority.  Must be a self-starter willing to work long irregular campaign-style hours and to travel as needed, especially during campaign season.  As the health environment allows, meeting in person one-on-one, in small groups, and in large coalition meeting settings.  Preferred Standout candidates will have knowledge of and experience with Colorado political landscape and/or independent expenditure campaigns.  Experience preferred with at least one of the following: Mapping tools (QGIS, Maptitute,  etc), visualization tools (Tableau, Periscope, Google Data Studio, etc), or analysis tools (R, Python). Experience conducting small group trainings or developing training materials for end users.  Experience with direct voter contact tools like Scale to Win Compensation The salary for this position will be between $62,000 and $65,000 and depend upon the applicant’s experience. Benefits for this position include health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation, paid sick days,  and parental leave, as well as  401 (K) after six months of continuous service with the organization. The position is represented by the America Votes Workers Union.    To Apply Please submit a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three references to the application form.    If you experience any technical difficulties with our application form, please email recruiting@americavotes.org. Please note that only applications received through the application form will be considered; please do not email us your application materials. America Votes is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. America Votes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under local, state or federal law.
League of Conservation Voters Raleigh, NC (preferred) or Charlotte, NC
Dec 02, 2022
Full time
Title: North Carolina Field Director Department:  Campaigns Status: Exempt Reports to: Deputy National Field Director Positions Reporting to this Position: None Location: Raleigh, NC (preferred) or Charlotte, NC Travel Requirements: Up to 20% Union Position: Yes Job Classification Level: E Salary Range (depending on experience): $83,228-$101,138 General Description: LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections. For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country. LCV is hiring a North Carolina Field Director to lead its North Carolina field activities, overseeing the engagement of LCV members as volunteers and activists in issue and electoral advocacy, and grassroots lobbying activities. The North Carolina Field Director will serve as the Campaigns department’s lead field staffer in North Carolina and will be responsible for coordinating activities and logistics of the program. The North Carolina Field Director will work closely with North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV), the state affiliate, and the in-state leadership team to build relationships with environmental groups and community leaders to advocate for climate action.  Responsibilities: Work with the Campaigns department and NCLCV staff to develop field plans that engage community members and advocate for just and equitable federal environmental policy priorities, and oversee management of a field vendor firm in executing programs. Collaborate with the Campaigns department to develop and implement organizer and volunteer trainings, with a focus on further developing volunteer leadership skills of young people and communities of color to become environmental advocates. Ensure that all volunteer outreach and engagement is meticulously tracked in VAN and maintain in-state reporting to measure goal progress and organizing successes through written reports. Help develop and test organizing strategies and tools, with focus on increasing engagement, particularly with communities of color and with youth. Work with organizers to develop trainings and events to engage and educate community members and volunteers on policy priorities that intersect or are centered in environmental and racial justice. Train organizers and volunteers in effective storytelling and engagement tactics to highlight the personal and public impacts of environmental policies. Develop relationships and create equitable partnerships with environmental, social justice and other progressive leaders, working together to advocate for policies that will advance racial and environmental justice for North Carolina. Travel up to 20% of the time to meet with organizers, provide in-person training, and participate in other in-person program-related activities. Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Work Experience: Required – Minimum of 4 years or 3+ electoral cycles experience in community, issue, labor, or political organizing; 1 electoral cycle or 2 years of experience managing and training teams representing a rich mix of talent, experience, backgrounds, and perspectives. Experience tracking data in VAN or VoteBuilder. Demonstrated experience implementing digital organizing tools, including peer-to-peer texting. Preferred – Experience working on an issue campaign, especially environmental. Experience with youth organizing. Experience effectively managing teams in multiple geographies. Skills: Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner organizations. Ability to multitask without sacrificing quality of work. Ability to foster a collaborative team and results oriented work environment. Exceptional leadership, project management and coaching skills including supporting remote staff. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills. Fluency in VAN and Microsoft Office Suite required; other tools, including Hustle or Relay and social media, a plus. Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems. Working Conditions: This job operates both in a professional office environment and in outdoor and indoor public spaces, and the person will be exposed to outdoor elements such as precipitation, wind, and high/low temperatures. This position is occasionally sedentary; however, attending meetings and canvassing out in the communities is also frequently required. The person in the position will frequently be expected to move about to accomplish tasks and move between sites. This position routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. The person in this position frequently communicates with community members and must be able to exchange accurate information. Ability to work hours exceeding stated office hours, as needed, including weekends. Position requires a valid driver’s license and liability insurance or access to reliable transportation. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law. LCV offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that includes vacation, sick and parental leave, personal days, paid holidays, health insurance (two plan options for staff to choose from), dental and vision insurance, life and disability insurance (short- and long-term), Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contribution, commuter benefits program, sabbatical, and student loan assistance. To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to  hr@lcv.org  with “NC Field Director” in the subject line by  January 2, 2023 .  No phone calls please. LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact hr@lcv.org.
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