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VoteRiders Chief of Staff
VoteRiders Communications Director
VoteRiders Development/Fundraising Director



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VoteRiders Chief of Staff

Overview

VoteRiders is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit, focused on voter ID education and assistance. Our work raises awareness of voter ID laws and VoteRiders’ services. Our programs identify, educate and help voters in need of voter ID assistance. The VoteRiders goal is to infuse and optimize the industry standard of how democracy, campaign, government, direct service provider, and community organizations handle the issue of voter ID education and assistance.

We are seeking a Chief of Staff (COS) to continue building and increasing the organization’s impact. The ideal candidate is an organized, detail-oriented, and efficient team builder with exceptional collaboration skills; able to create relationships of trust; committed to a culture of belonging, good will and accountability; with outstanding delegating and empowering skills.

This is a full-time position and can be based anywhere in the continental United States.

The COS reports to the VoteRiders Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director (CEO) and will have multiple direct reports including the Communications Director, Development Director, National Outreach Director, National Volunteer Manager, Operations Manager, and National Voter ID Clinics Director.

Compensation

This is a salaried position. The salary range is $110,000-$125,000.

Position Summary

This individual will work closely with the Chair of the Board and CEO to effectively clarify, communicate, manage and carry out the VoteRiders strategic plan with the team.

The Chief of Staff will work with team members, helping determine and prioritize workload. This individual must be able to clearly communicate the team’s needs to the executive team and the executive team’s vision to the team. The Chief of Staff will collaborate with department heads to ensure that systems are followed, goals are met, and the team is functioning as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Primary Responsibilities

Internal Communication and Program Management

  • Collaborate with CEO and Chair of the Board to define and implement strategic priorities across outreach, development, communications, and other organizational departments
  • Work with CEO to determine key metrics of success; monitor activities and resource-use to ensure all efforts support the organization-wide goals and key performance indicators
  • Communicate organization goals to and work with department heads to establish actionable goals in support of this plan
  • Facilitate appropriate communication among departments to ensure team efforts are aligned and efficiently executed
  • Develop and manage internal communication and engagement strategy best suited to communicate key organizational information to staff, CEO, and Chair of the Board
  • Manage staff reporting process for CEO & Chair of the Board
  • Prepare CEO and Chair of the Board with information, materials, and communications to effectively engage with staff, Boards, donors, partners, and media
  • Act as CEO’s and Chair of the Board’s representative as needed

Organizational Leadership

  • Stimulate collaboration across departments in order to develop actionable goals and track results while building strong and sustainable relationships within all levels of the organization
  • Ensure the team has the appropriate tools and is empowered to do their jobs effectively
  • Foster optimal staff productivity
  • Balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines by knowing when to direct, delegate, and be hands-on
  • Work to coordinate consistent and effective onboarding, management, and performance evaluations aligned with key performance indicators and goals

Hands-On Support

  • Work closely with the Development Director, CEO and Chair of the Board to develop, oversee, monitor, and fine-tune the budget on a regular basis
  • Work with the Operations Manager to ensure HR and operations needs are successfully met, including the hiring process and onboarding process as well as payroll, insurance including workers’ comp, resolving any legal questions including with Outside General Counsel as appropriate, expense reimbursements, performance review process, Employee Handbook review process
  • Oversee and optimize tracking system including feedback from partner organizations such as numbers, dates, and locations of people informed about voter ID, status of those assisted with their voter ID, individual voter stories
  • Support departments in planning and executing high-return direct voter contact as well as optimal fundraising, communications, and branding efforts

Qualifications

Required

  • Significant experience in similar role including similar board and staff management experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills; strong communicator, precise, compelling and diplomatic, highly responsive
  • Ability to collaborate and achieve actionable results through others as well as the ability to build strong and sustainable relationships
  • Solutions-oriented, critical thinking with a passion for organization and project management
  • Strong affinity for voting rights, networking and building strategic relationships, and committed to the essential need for and benefit of VoteRiders as a non-partisan civic-engagement leadership organization
  • Access to a reliable computer, internet signal, and telephone
  • Technologically savvy with strong computer skills, including Microsoft Suite and Google Suite, as well as an aptitude to learn new software and systems

Preferred/Plus

  • Law degree strongly preferred
  • Community organizing and/or campaign experience
  • A background of working within the political arena combined with experience at another not-for-profit organization
  • Spanish language skills

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

VoteRiders is committed to diversity among its staff. VoteRiders is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions at VoteRiders are based on our mission and program needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected basis. VoteRiders will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination or harassment.

To Apply

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references (current or former working relationships) to Info@VoteRiders.org. Please note that references will not be contacted without your permission. Include in the subject line: your last name and Chief of Staff. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please include where you saw the job post or how you learned of the open position.

Posted 07/02/21 – Download as PDF

 



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VoteRiders Communications Director

Overview

VoteRiders is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit, focused on voter ID education and assistance.

Our work raises awareness of voter ID laws and VoteRiders’ services. Our programs identify, educate and help voters in need of voter ID assistance. This is a full-time position.

The Communications Director reports to VoteRiders’ Executive Director. Position may be located anywhere within the United States. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an integrated, organization-wide strategic communications plan, including social media, to expand VoteRiders’ base by broadening voter ID awareness and strengthening VoteRiders’ brand identity across key stakeholder audiences
  • Oversee, or execute as needed, all copy intended for public consumption to ensure its alignment with the strategic communications plan, including social media
  • Exercise judgment to prioritize media opportunities, and prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting materials as needed
  • Serve as lead point person on media interactions that help promote and/or impact the organization and actively cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage of issues of strategic importance
  • Work to coordinate all press opportunities with CEO/COO/President as needed
  • Develop, implement and monitor communications benchmarks, objectives and key results
  • Accountable for the performance of the Communications team, ensuring that processes, procedures and assignments of responsibilities are designed to meet fundraising goals in an efficient, manageable and effective manner
  • Hire, develop and, supervise Communications team members to create a supportive, goal-oriented and productive work culture. Set performance goals for team members and evaluate performance against goals on a regular basis

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years’ experience in a communications role
  • Experience managing and executing across several communications media
  • Significant experience in non-profit fundraising or similar environment
  • Highly self-motivated and self–directed
  • Strong communications skills and highly responsive
  • Strong affinity for voting rights, networking and building strategic relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details, resourcefully solve problems and follow through with minimum direct supervision
  • Access to a reliable computer, Internet signal and telephone
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel

About the Organization

VoteRiders is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure that all citizens are able to exercise their right to vote.

VoteRiders informs and helps citizens to secure their ID to vote as well as inspires and supports organizations, local volunteers, and communities to sustain voter ID education and assistance efforts, including to secure required underlying documents.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

VoteRiders is committed to diversity and inclusivity among its staff, and is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions at VoteRiders are based on our mission and program needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, disability or any other legally protected basis. VoteRiders will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination or harassment.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary range is flexible depending on experience and cost of living/location considerations. Benefits package to be discussed during the application process.

To Apply:

Please send resume, and cover letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for this position, for this organization and this issue. Please include at least three professional references (references are not contacted until you are interviewed and notified), and writing samples from similar communications work. As separate attachment, to remain with recruiter, please include your salary range requirements or expectations.

Please send all of the above materials to: Jobs@DemocracyPartners.com

And please include where you saw the job post or how you learned of the open position – thank you!

Posted 03/08/21 – Download as PDF



NOW HIRING!

VoteRiders Development/Fundraising Director

Overview

VoteRiders is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit, focused on voter ID education and assistance. Our work raises awareness of voter ID laws and VoteRiders’ services. Our programs identify, educate and help voters in need of voter ID assistance. Our programs identify, educate and help voters in need of voter ID assistance. VoteRiders’ goal is to infuse and optimize the industry standard of how democracy, campaign, government, direct service provider, and community organizations handle the issue of voter ID education and assistance.

We are seeking a Development Director to lead our fundraising, development and financial management.

The ideal candidate is both strategic in long term, big picture thinking and knowledgeable of and experienced in what it takes to get there with consideration for ROI and allocation of organization resources.

This is a full-time position and can be based anywhere in the continental United States. The Development Director reports to the Executive Director of VoteRiders.

Primary Responsibilities

60% Fundraising

  • Develop action plans to ensure short- and long-term fundraising goals are achieved including through individual donors, planned giving, foundations, online giving and corporate campaigns.
  • Facilitate cultivation and stewardship of individual, corporate, and institutional donors with targeted and personalized communication strategies.
  • Draft bi-weekly digital communications to donors.

40% Donation Management

  •  Manages donation and reporting systems. Ensures that processes, procedures and assignments to Operations Assistant are designed to meet fundraising goals in an efficient, manageable and effective manner.
  • Provides timely data, analysis and materials to ensure that the executive team’s time is used strategically in fundraising and donor cultivation.
  • Collaborates across departments; regularly shares data and other important information across Departments to enable the organization to successfully reach all of its goals in a cooperative, aligned manner.

Qualifications

Required

  • Significant experience in non-profit fundraising or similar role
  • Highly self-motivated and self-directed
  • Strong communications skills and highly responsive
  • Strong affinity for voting rights, networking and building strategic relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to manage details, resourcefully solve problems and follow through with minimum direct supervision
  • Access to a reliable computer, internet signal and telephone
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, aptitude to learn other systems
  • Experience with CRM program like Salsa and/or other donation platforms with aptitude to learn new software and systems

Preferred/Plus

  • Experience developing internal processes and filing systems
  • Experience with WordPress and/or other CMS

Compensation

This is a salaried position at $80,000-$,105,000/year depending on experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

VoteRiders is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion among its staff. VoteRiders is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions at VoteRiders are based on our mission and program needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected basis. VoteRiders will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination or harassment.

To Apply

Please send resume as well as a cover letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for this position. Please include at least three professional references (references are not contacted until you are interviewed and notified). As separate attachment, to remain with recruiter, please include your salary range requirements or expectations.

Please send all of the above materials to: Jobs@DemocracyPartners.com

And please include where you saw the job post or how you learned of the open position – thank you!

Posted 05/14/21 – Download as PDF