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NextGen America
May 27, 2022
Full time
SUMMARY: NextGen America  is seeking a dynamic and creative political professional to join our youth organizing program that will engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity for all Americans, and expand access to the ballot box for young Americans. This role will be focused on managing a volunteer led organizing program, developing political partnerships, budget management, and planning. In Wisconsin, this effort will focus on organizing young people to run a C3 voter mobilization program in communities and campuses. This role is remote, but applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Wisconsin. The ideal candidate has a passion for politics and a belief that young people will make the difference in politics. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization--in theory and in practice, and our culture reflects that value and commitment. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and immigration from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others. We also recognize the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system and strive to make positive changes within our system as a result. FLSA Classification: Exempt Remote Position: Yes Union Position: No Travel Requirements: 10-15% Position End Date: 11/15/2022 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Oversee a volunteer led youth organizing program focused on mobilizing young voters  in 2022 Oversee a statewide campus voter engagement program on campuses that will train student volunteers to organize their campus around progressive issues and in electoral campaigns Work with National staff team on planning and implementation of program Develop and maintain political partnerships with organizations and lawmakers across Wisconsin Serve as chief strategist on local and state issues for Wisconsin Develop and execute campaign plans focus around progressive advocacy, winning elections, and increasing youth vote participation Develop and maintain a budget Manage in state staff Assistance with in-person organizing, as needed Other duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Commitment to youth organizing and a passion for organizing young people in Wisconsin. 4+ years of political staff management. Field management a plus. Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and be able to multitask without sacrificing quality of work. Demonstrated understanding of political climate and issues of Wisconsin Availability to travel on a regular basis Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment BONUS POINTS: Experience with both issue and electoral organizing Experience working with coalitions, especially in Wisconsin Experience working with vendors Experience managing union staff Experience organizing in communities of color and prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion organizing Experience working on youth organizing programs Experience on one or more campaigns in Wisconsin at the local or state level COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS: In-person meetings are an essential part of this position. Consistent with NextGen America’s efforts to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees, volunteers, and communities in which we serve, proof of full vaccination status at time of hire is an employment requirement for this position. COMPENSATION: Salary for this position is $95,000. NextGen America also offers a very comprehensive benefits package. ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA: NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more, delivering more than the margin of victory for progressives in key races and building an electorate that will lead American politics for decades to come.
NextGen America Wisconsin, United States
May 27, 2022
Full time
SUMMARY:   NextGen America is seeking a dynamic and creative political professional to join our youth organizing program that will engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity for all Americans, and expand access to the ballot box for young Americans.  The Wisconsin Organizing Director will manage our field team in Wisconsin as part of this ambitious effort. In Wisconsin, our work will focus on organizing young people to run a C3 voter registration program in communities and on campuses. The Wisconsin Organizing Director will manage the Organizers and will report to the State Director.  The ideal candidate has a passion for politics and a belief that young people will make the difference in politics. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization--in theory and in practice, and our culture reflects that value and commitment. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and immigration from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others. We also recognize the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system and strive to make positive changes within our system as a result. This role is remote, but applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Wisconsin. FLSA Classification: Exempt Remote Position: Yes Union Position: No Travel Requirements: 25% Position End Date: 11/15/2022 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND   RESPONSIBILITIES: Run a statewide organizing program focused on registering young voters. Support the State Director to develop and execute campaign plans with effective organizing tactics Manage organizers in a statewide campus and off campus youth voter engagement program that will train volunteers in electoral campaigning and advocacy Hold organizers accountable to metrics and goals; ensure timely and accurate data and field reporting from field staff Develop and implement trainings for staff and volunteers Work with national data team to develop tools to track field progress Work with national communications to tell the story of the youth vote program Perform other duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 3-4 years of organizing experience Experience managing organizers Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and be able to multitask without sacrificing quality of work Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment Experience working with VAN or Votebuilder is required, EveryAction experience is a plus BONUS POINTS: Experience with both issue and electoral organizing Experience managing union staff Experience organizing in communities of color and prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion organizing Experience working on youth organizing programs Experience on one or more campaigns in Wisconsin at the local or state level COMPENSATION: Salary of $80,000/year plus a comprehensive benefits package. NextGen America is an equal opportunity employer. COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS: In-person meetings are an essential part of this position. Consistent with NextGen America’s efforts to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees, volunteers, and communities in which we serve, proof of full vaccination status at time of hire is an employment requirement for this position. ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA: NextGen America mobilizes young people to vote in crucial elections to make progress on the issues facing our generation. Since our founding as NextGen Climate in 2013, we’ve worked to fight climate change by supporting candidates who back climate action. With the values that drive our work on climate under attack from all directions, we’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality. We've registered more than one million young voters nationwide and ran the largest youth vote mobilization program in the country in 2018. We went even bigger and bolder to drive record young voter turnout for the 2020 elections. 
Water for People Denver
May 27, 2022
Full time
THIS POSITION IS BASED IN COLORADO; TITLE WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE LEVEL OF EXPEREINCE AND QUALIFICATIONS   POSITION OBJECTIVE:  The Director of Technology develops and leads the digital strategy for Water For People. Water For People strives to be a technology-led organization. This means building a solid foundation while also bringing innovation to the business model and shaping the future:  managing and delivering the right business technology solutions, supporting organizational change, enhancing business processes across all departments, and implementing effective cyber security to protect the organization’s information and financial resources.  The Director of Technology develops, enables, and supports all technology at Water For People. This position also leads a team that provides global helpdesk and desktop support. IT (Information Technology) support includes continuously improving the network infrastructure, integration and enhancement of the software portfolio, and technology application implementation. The technologies used by Water For People are focused on both efficiently running the organization internally and enhancing the delivery of Water For People’s programs externally. In the external functionality, the Director of Technology works closely with the Global Programs team as a delivery partner. The Director of Technology leads both daily operations of existing services and design of new services to meet the organization's objectives. The Director of Technology mitigates the risk of technology failures to negative impacts, builds and maintains functional systems/equipment for optimal performance, and ensures all proprietary business information and data are safe and secure through a proactive and comprehensive cyber security program.     ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS & DUTIES:   Technology Enablement  Proactively gain knowledge of Water For People’s current and future technology needs by soliciting feedback from employees across the organization.  Develop and implement an enterprise-wide digital strategy to ensure that Water For People is a technology-led organization   Provide technology-based insight to support departmental goals and organizational priorities Technology Development  Project management and delivery of technology projects. Maintain a catalog of all technologies in use today (hardware and software); prioritize present and future needs, discover efficiencies, identify gaps, implement positive actions, and develop a process for eliminating unauthorized software or hardware.  Create a technology-led future through innovative technological solutions to drive a greater technology-led culture and world-wide organizational impact.   Communicate updates and implement training on technology best practices and cyber security.  Serve as a resource for country programs to increase their effectiveness in planning and implementing technology solutions Oversee delivery of special projects such as SharePoint (e.g., intranet, grant management workflow, GP Tracking database, IT Execution) Ensure business continuity in all Water For People offices, minimizing network downtime to the maximum extent possible.   Oversee the Global Helpdesk to ensure effective and efficient responses to IT user requests with a customer-first approach.  In collaboration with the Global Helpdesk, analyze, install, monitor, and maintain the performance and security of Water For People’s networks and hardware. Maintain knowledge of best practices and industry standards for hardware and software, including, but not limited to, servers, support networks, and all necessary equipment.  Oversee the operation and monitoring of a wide variety of computer systems, including routers, switches, wireless controllers, servers, cloud-based systems/networks, different computers for different user needs, and telecommunication equipment. Ensure that systems meet industry standards through necessary software, operating system, security, and hardware upgrades. Integrate multiple information technology platforms and solutions using programming and database management tools and techniques, to leverage off-the-shelf, third-party solutions.  Ensure that proper cyber security measures are in place, including insurance and a cyber threat mitigation and response plan in response to the rapidly changing cyber security threat environment.  Properly budget and control IT spend across the organization.  Develop IT Standard Operating Policies and Procedures in accordance with ITIL and CIS standards and practices and update annually.   Work with data sources, repositories, data flow, and system interaction to implement Internet web servers, mail servers, VM ware, Active Directory and File servers Manage database administration, relatable objects of database security, availability, recoverability, performance, and software installation.   Evaluate what hardware and software can be donated to Water For People to minimize cost, but not inhibit productivity; dispose of used assets per Water For People policy.  Contract for third-party system security audits every other year in conjunction with internal auditor Create training documents for Water For People software and develop communication and roll-out plans before new software is deployed. Deliver virtual training globally and in-person locally in Denver Supervisory Responsibilities Lead, supervise, and mentor team members. Support goal setting and conduct performance reviews for direct reports aligned with organizational timelines. Address performance issues in a timely and respectful manner.  Review and approve timesheets, time off requests, and expense reimbursement prepared by each employee.  Follow organizational policies/procedures and ensure compliance.  Monitor and Manage subcontractors and outside consulting and third-party resources  Software and hardware platforms we currently use: Raiser’s Edge (server side), SPSS (server side), VPN, web server, Microsoft Office 365, Adobe, AutoDesk suite, ArcGIS, MAC support, Team Viewer, Tableau, Power BI, VPN, Windows (11,10,), Windows server (2012, 2016), VM ware, SAN, ISCSI, hosted Exchange server, Office 365, Meraki switches VOIP phones, Box.net, ConnectWise, Webroot, NetSuite, ADP payroll EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in Computer or Information Sciences required 8 years of related Information technology experience required 3 years of people management experience highly preferred The following certifications are highly preferred: AZ 900 Microsoft Azure Fundamentals ITIL CompTIA Network A+ The following experience is highly preferred: Microsoft Systems Engineering experience performing a migration and maintenance of an AWS environment. Deep knowledge of AWS. Microsoft 365, Azure, and Intune Cisco Meraki environment. In depth experience with LANs, WANs, VLANs, routers, switches, firewalls, AV, VPN, VM, servers, and various operating systems. Cyber Security implementations, Practices and Auditing Server design and implementation and IT network planning.  SharePoint design Project and change management Skills and abilities: Spanish language helpful Strong verbal and written communications skills   PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:  Ability to travel < 5% of the time to country program offices, where travel is rugged. There may be more travel initially to understand the global operations. All international travel is optional. This position will be based at Water For People Headquarters office in Greenwood Village, Colorado and will have the option to work from our office or remotely in Colorado. This position will require you to attend some in-person meetings or see to necessary work at the office. Ability to work extra hours and outside regular business hours when there are urgent needs to maintain business continuity, and work with team members located in other time zones. Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.   Actual salary will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors.   Benefits: Benefits are one of the ways we encourage healthy living for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind, and social well-being. To that end, we provide a global EAP and Telehealth benefit to address your holistic health. Healthy living also includes financial wellness tools including, digital tools, classes, counseling, paid time off and generous retirement savings plan. Water For People cannot provide immigration sponsorship for this position. Water For People is committed to protecting children encountered during our work and by our employees, preventing sexual abuse and exploitation of all individuals with a particular focus on women and children and other marginalized communities in the performance of our work, preventing human trafficking in the performance of our work and in our supply chain and to having a drug-free workplace.  During the recruitment processes, additional documentation will be requested to comply with our policies and in accordance with the legal requirements in your country of residency, this includes a background check. If you apply for employment, we want you to be aware of our recruitment, selection and hiring processes including important policies regarding employee conduct. Water For People is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to creating a culture of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace. Water for people strives to create and maintain a level of diversity that reflects the communities we serve. Achieving this—regardless of race, ethnicity, ancestry, tribal affiliation, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic class, educational attainment, or other social identities is critical to our ability to have a world where every person has access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services. Our commitment ensures that we:    Have a different array of thinking that comes from diverse backgrounds and cultures, enabling us to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Strive for a culture of inclusion and belonging by treating each other with dignity, respect, and appreciation enabling us to feel welcome, supported, and valued.    Effectively connect, communicate, and build long-lasting relationships with stakeholders within our diverse communities.   Have diversity of thought, perspectives, backgrounds, identities, and talents that will support our mission to develop high-quality drinking water and sanitation services are available to Everyone Forever.   
NextGen America Pennsylvania, United States
May 27, 2022
Full time
SUMMARY: NextGen America is seeking passionate and hardworking candidates to join our youth organizing program in Pennsylvania, working to engage young people in electoral politics by registering thousands of young people to vote across the state. NextGen is committed to engaging young people in Pennsylvania in the political process and increasing participation among 18-35 year olds. This role will be focused on organizing in one of several regions in Pennsylvania as part of this ambitious effort.  This role is available in the following locations:  West Chester - West Chester University of Pennsylvania or Lincoln University State College - Pennsylvania State University Bethlehem - Northampton County Area Community College or Muhlenberg College Harrisburg - Penn State - Harrisburg or Harrisburg Area Community College Pittsburgh - University of Pittsburgh or Community College of Allegheny County Philadelphia - Temple University, Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, or Community College of Philadelphia Please see our careers page for more information.  In Pennsylvania, this effort will focus on organizing young people on campuses and the surrounding communities to bring progressive change to government through voting. Our work will engage young people in voter registration efforts, volunteer recruitment, and pledging young people to vote. Our 2022 electoral program will include traditional electoral organizing tactics such as tabling, phone banking, peer-to-peer text banking, and more to register and mobilize young voters. Organizers need to be comfortable and confident in: mobilizing their own community, growing their network to include new volunteers to train, and motivating community leaders to help register and mobilize their own networks. Organizers are directly responsible for managing a team of volunteers in their region to hit weekly and phase metric goals.  This role reports to the Regional Organizing Director. FLSA Classification: Exempt Remote Position: No Union Position: Yes Travel Requirements: 10-15% Position End Date: 11/15/2022 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Recruit and train a local volunteer team that will organize their networks around voter registration drives and get out the vote efforts In-person organizing, including voter and community engagement at voter homes, businesses, campuses and NextGen-sponsored events Develop NextGen student clubs on campuses and work with student leaders to run these clubs and host events on campus and online Work with college administrations to increase civic participation and voter registration within the campus community Plan and host events within the community, on campus, and virtually Implement a digital-forward organizing program that includes social media, direct outreach online, phone banking, text banking and creative tactics to reach voters where they are Develop relationships and partnerships with local community and student groups Hit defined field goals, including traditional grassroots voter contact, earned media, digital outreach, and event planning and turnout Meet all data and field reporting deadlines Perform other dues as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Weekend and irregular work hours required Ability to work independently and remotely Effective communication in a digital and largely online environment Driven by a strong work ethic Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent organizational skills Ability to adapt to evolving priorities and manage several tasks simultaneously Previous electoral organizing experience is a plus Bilingual candidates are a plus  COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS: In-person organizing is an essential part of this position. Consistent with NextGen America’s efforts to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees, volunteers, and communities in which we serve, proof of full vaccination status at time of hire is an employment requirement for this position. Please note that our program may change as conditions in each state fluctuate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff may be required to shift between remote and in-person work in response to changing conditions, such as: on-the-ground risk levels, public health guidance or local social distancing requirements.  COMPENSATION : Salary of $4,278.65/month plus a comprehensive benefits package. UNION MEMBERSHIP:  Employees in this classification are represented by the Campaign Workers Guild and subject to the terms of a collective bargaining agreement. This bargaining unit may establish and collect dues from their members independent from NextGen America. ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA: NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more, delivering more than the margin of victory for progressives in key races and building an electorate that will lead American politics for decades to come. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.  We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization--in theory and in practice, and our culture reflects that value and commitment.  We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and immigration from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others. We also recognize the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system, and strive to make positive changes within our system as a result.
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