GOTV Director (cycle-position, multiple states – 9 positions)

GOTV Director (cycle-position, multiple states – 9 positions)

America Votes Website

Position Description

America Votes is seeking a Get Out The Vote Director for a full-time, 2024-cycle position in the following states: AZ, FL, GA, MI, NC, OH, PA, WI. The Get Out The Vote Director plays a key role in the advancement of the progressive movement in the state, including supporting the growth, strategy, and effectiveness of coalition direct voter contact programs. The Get Out The Vote Director will lead the America Votes Coalition partners and their planning and program implementation for the final phase of the 2024 electoral campaign. We seek an individual with a combination of technical and political skills to join the growing team to manage these services and work with state partner groups and stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be highly organized with the ability to forge strong relationships with multiple stakeholders, and a commitment to fostering trust and respect with partner organizations. This position will also support program implementation and reporting across the state coalition, including working directly with America Votes partners and allies in the state to facilitate best practices and the incorporation of research-tested tactics. The ideal candidate will have expertise in electoral field program management, superb interpersonal skills, planning and decision making, passion for coalition work, and the capacity to build trust with an inclusive, collaborative, and diverse coalition of partner organizations. This is an ideal role for someone with a proven track record in campaign work and is ready to take on more responsibility. This position ends on December 31, 2024.

Location

The Get Out The Vote Director positions are based in the state where they are assigned. The cities below are the preferred but not the required location. Other localities in the state are negotiable.

Phoenix, AZ

Miami or Tampa, FL

Atlanta, GA

Lansing or Detroit, MI

Raleigh, NC

Columbus, OH

Philadelphia, PA

Madison, WI

Responsibilities

Project Management: Lead the work related to Get Out the Vote, Early Vote, Vote-by-Mail, Same Day Registration, and related election administration as applicable to the state. Support special projects for the mobilization phase of the work including campus programs, ballot initiatives, and other state-specific campaign projects.
Partner Support: Support coalition partners through the development of campaign plans (electoral, voting rights). This may include providing technical and organizing assistance for individual partner organizations or groups of partners , responding to programmatic requests, and supporting the implementation of winning strategies. Work with the state data director to support data needs of partner programs. Portfolio may include some tools supporting direct voter contact programs.
Support Coalition Management: Work with the state team on tracking and coordination tools to support the implementation of Get Out the Vote programs across tactics and partners. Support and create content for reports and deliver presentations to diverse sets of stakeholders, sometimes on short timelines.
Direct Voter Contact Program Support: Support coalition campaign work on field tactics implementation (like canvassing), including supporting the integration of best practices and universe coverage. Facilitate creative solutions to challenges related to electoral and issue campaigns. Support electoral and advocacy program implementation across partner organizations including script development and program timing and support some partners in using VAN (Voter Activation Network). This work includes planning, implementation and post-program assessment and may include developing systems or updating existing systems to manage the information, advance training, and strengthen the integration of best practices in the work. This work may include voting rights and election administration.
Program Implementation Management: Lead meetings of coalition partners, which may include work groups on election-related topics such as campus programs, ballot initiatives, down ballot programs (congressional, state legislative, etc). Support events of America Votes partners and allies including coalition meetings and trainings. Support program implementation through the voter file and other tools including basic VAN administration and support in using direct voter contact tools.
Other responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

Required

Ideal candidates will have at least 2 cycles (4 years) of experience in progressive political campaigns, progressive non-profits or similar organizations (with a campaign focus), or similar transferable experience. Ideal candidates will have experience with direct voter contact and canvass operations.
Experience working with underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities, particularly in electoral or political settings.
Strong sense of ownership and resilience with respect to planning ahead, finding alternative paths when needed, and moving forward after setbacks. Demonstrated ability to move people to action and hold them accountable with and without formal authority.
At least one cycle (minimum of 12 months) of experience with campaign field operations including canvass operations and script writing. Familiarity with VAN (Voter Activation Network) or similar systems.
Demonstrated ability to build consensus, negotiate, and strategically disagree within a highly collaborative work environment; ability to be respected by progressive stakeholders, and to be able to practice confidentiality, discretion and legal compliance in the work.
Familiarity with early vote, vote by mail, and voter mobilization programs. Understanding of common voter contact methods like canvass, mail, and phone programs and applying those to persuasion and mobilization efforts, including early vote.
Ability to work independently and to drive and manage own workload; ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively by making and meeting team goals.
Proficient in Microsoft Office / Google Drive with emphasis on using Excel, Powerpoint, Google Slides and Google Sheets. Must have the ability to manage a high volume of campaign data as well as create informational decks/slideshows.
Ability to travel within the state (as needed); ability to work irregular campaign style hours, especially during the peak months of the electoral cycle. Attend and lead meetings in person one-on-one, in small groups, and in large coalition meeting settings.
Candidates should have a spirit of service and curiosity, along with a diplomatic approach to problem-solving in work with outside partners and while working independently or on a team.

Preferred

Ideal candidates will have experience with data and targeting, using data to inform organizing and electoral campaign strategies. Familiarity with demographic specific programs like young voter/campus programs a plus.
Experience using voter contact tools like Get Thru or Scale to Win. Familiarity with digital tools. High level of competency with google sheets and manipulating a large volume of data.
Experience or training in race equity/anti-racist frameworks; a general understanding of how power. intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and class in organizing and electoral settings.

Compensation

The minimum salary for this position is $80,000 – $85,000 ($6,667 – 7,083/month) with a potential election year bonus, based on performance and the state’s election landscape.

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 is a 2024 cycle position and 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. Please indicate your state(s) of interest in your cover letter and the cover letter file name.

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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