New Hampshire Election Protection Program Manager

New Hampshire Election Protection Program Manager

America Votes Website
  • America Votes
  • Concord, NH
  • Full Time
  • $60000-75000 per year USD / Year

Organization Overview

America Votes works with over 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections, and protect every American’s right to vote.

Since 2003, America Votes has been the common link between many of the largest and most influential issue and membership organizations in the country, serving as the coordination hub of the progressive community. America Votes’ work has brought together a wide range of causes and built a unified coalition that has transformed how the progressive community works. Together, they have engaged communities across the country to act on critical issues – from fighting for working families, to defending reproductive freedom, to protecting the environment, and more – and mobilized millions of voters to turn out on Election Day.

America Votes works year-round nationally and in more than 20 states, acting as permanent campaign infrastructure to continually advance progressive causes and win elections. America Votes provides 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 states.

America Votes also works to improve election systems and fight back against efforts to suppress voters, taking the lead throughout their state network to coordinate and execute advocacy campaigns with allies to reform elections and modernize the voting process.

Commitment to Racial Equity

As a leader of collaborative efforts to mobilize voters, protect voting rights, and win elections, America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity within our organization and across our coalition. We acknowledge the systematic racism that permeates all facets of our society, beginning with the foundational right to vote. America Votes is also engaging with an understanding of the ways gender, sexuality and other forms of oppression intersect with race and how those relationships impact inequities faced by our staff, our partners, and the communities that we engage in our work. America Votes strives to model our commitment to racial equity through our internal and external operations, programs, and partnerships. We acknowledge the inequitable structures that continue to exist and are moving forward with a sustained commitment in time, resources and people to challenge structural racism and work towards creating a reflective organization and democracy.

Position Overview

America Votes is seeking a well-organized strategist for a full-time position as Election Protection Program Manager as a part of a growing team focused on protecting voting rights in New Hampshire. The position will work directly with the nonpartisan coalition the NH Campaign for Voting Rights (NHCVR) team and will support advancing team priorities and healthy democracy goals. The Election Protection Program Manager will also bring key organizations and stakeholders together to execute the larger coalition strategy around election protection that focuses on protecting access to the ballot, election administration modernization, and easing the administrative burden of election officials. This position reports to the Voting Rights Campaign Director.

Location

This position is based in Concord, NH. This is a cycle position through December 31, 2024.

Responsibilities

Set and manage the goals of the New Hampshire Campaign for Voting Rights election protection work including establishing a nonpartisan observer program to ensure fair and equal access to the polls.
Design a communications and engagement program to: Work with stakeholders to monitor and flag misleading information being proliferated to voters.
Gather, organize, and communicate to local and national partners all necessary information about election protection efforts, training plans, challenges, needs, opportunities, etc.
Develop communications materials for various internal and external audiences including talking points, one-pagers, social media content and rapid response materials as needed.
Organize and facilitate coordinated and/or collaborative partner events, including engagements like coalition meetings and training.
Produce weekly reports on campaign goal progress. Create reports for campaign allies and funders.
Participate in weekly coalition calls with state voting coalition partners to report on progress.
Support external communications with partners (i.e. may include weekly emails) and workgroup listservs, meeting follow-up, regular phone calls, etc.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required

A minimum of three years of organizing, nonprofit, project management, or government experience. Standout candidates will have at least two years of work on electoral, voter education, or voter registration campaigns.
Strong sense of ownership and resilience with respect to planning ahead, finding alternative paths when needed, and bouncing back from setbacks and rejections.
Respect for local organizations and election officials.
Experience working with underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities, preferably in campaign or organizing settings.
Demonstrated ability to move people to action with effective measures of accountability
Experience managing strong volunteer engagement programs.
Experience in a coalition setting.
Ability to build strong relationships quickly and cultivate those relationships over the course of the project.
Excellent communication and time management skills, with attention to detail.
Team player with strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment.
Familiarity with voting rights policy, especially election administration laws, rules, and implementation. Familiarity with voter education campaigns preferred.
Demonstrated ability to build consensus, negotiate, and strategically disagree within a highly collaborative work environment; ability to be respected by progressive stakeholders, to be trusted to lead and to be able to practice confidentiality, discretion, and legal compliance in the work.
Candidates must have a willingness and aptitude to seek out and learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments.
Must be a self-starter willing to work irregular hours as needed and to travel as needed. Ability to work campaign style hours as needed during the legislative session and election seasons.
Proficient in Google Suites or Microsoft Office with emphasis on using Excel, Powerpoint, Google Slides and Google Sheets. Comfort with designing presentations in Powerpoint, Google Slides, and/or Canva.
Positive attitude and a sense of humor.
Preferred

Familiarity with New Hampshire election administration laws, rules, and implementation systems.
Experience working with election administration officials.
Knowledge of and experience with the New Hampshire political and community organization landscape.
Compensation

The salary for this position starts at $60,000 – $75,000 annually ($5,000 – $6,250/month) and depends upon the applicant’s experience. America Votes offers a competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, life insurance, long term disability coverage, a monthly cell phone stipend, personal professional development funds, parental leave, and 401 (K) after four months of continuous service with the organization.

America Votes provides a generous paid time off policy including paid vacation; paid sick leave and personal days; at least 10 Federal paid holidays including Juneteenth; and paid organizational time off from at least December 25 to January 1.

This position ends December 31, 2024.

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. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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