Deputy Civic Engagement Director

Deputy Civic Engagement Director

One Pennsylvannia Website
  • One Pennsylvannia
  • Anywhere
  • Full Time
  • 80,000 USD / Year

One Pennsylvania promotes good jobs, strong and healthy communities, and corporate accountability. Together, we fight for social justice and tackle the racial, gender, and economic inequality that holds back working families.

One Pennsylvania is seeking a Deputy Civic Engagement Director to lead our statewide civic engagement strategy that ensures our communities are the ones crafting a vision for a better Pennsylvania and holding elected officials accountable to that vision at every level of government. This position will implement civic engagement efforts that advance our issue campaigns, legislative priorities, local and state ballot initiatives and One Pennsylvania’s electoral priorities. This includes aligning our voter engagement efforts with our organizing program.

This position will align our voter engagement efforts with our organizing program. This position will report to the Civic Engagement Director. This position will supervise the statewide canvass associate, assist in overseeing our state-wide civic engagement department, and implement statewide operations and hiring systems for our field team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support Civic Engagement Director with overseeing all aspects of Civic Engagement Department including:
    Administrative tasks, supporting Field Director and Regional Canvass Directors, staff recruitment and onboarding,reviewing scripts, training new staff and volunteers on respective tools, processes, and programs
  • Assist the Civic Engagement Director and Field Director in building field plans for Voter Registration, 501C3 Civic Engagement and 501C4 Political Programs, including but not limited to developing timelines, field budgets, voter registration goals, and voter contact goals
  • Support implementation of strategic civic engagement and voter contact programs to advance issue campaigns and policy priorities by managing and implementing One PA’s civic engagement initiatives, including census, voter registration, redistricting, voter education, and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) initiatives across the state.
  • Develop and retain relationships with key external stakeholders and represent One PA in relevant coalition and campaign tables
  • Provide written reports and products that help effectively communicate One PA’s work
  • Ensure the high quality and success of One PA’s civic engagement programs through quality control monitoring
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations corresponding to voter registrations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Commitment and passion for racial, gender, and economic justice and their intersections, both inside and outside organizations. Experience with issue organizing and/or civic engagement in communities of color – preferably in Black communities
  • A minimum of 5 years or comparative experience working with community, labor, or electoral organizations with success in developing and winning campaigns.
  • Knowledge of and experience working with voter files, modeling and targeting, voter file CRMs (ex. Voter Activation Network (VAN), EveryAction), and peer-to-peer and robo-texting messaging tools (ex. Hustle).
    Experience recruiting, hiring, and supervising staff in an organizing or canvassing setting, with a strong track record of building teams and developing staff leadership.
  • Strong interpersonal, relational and organizational communication skills.
  • Strong track record of operationalizing a model for transformative grassroots organizing and/or civic engagement work.
  • Exceptional supervision and coaching skills, including managing staff. Knowledge of civic engagement work, running large-scale canvassing programs, community organizing, political education, and movement building.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write and implement training curriculum
  • Ability to partner and collaborate with the existing Core Canvass Teams.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and multitask without sacrificing quality. Reliable, consistent, trustworthy, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Computer proficiency is required: email, internet, database/spreadsheet, word processing, and web conferencing.
  • Must possess a current and valid driver’s license and a car. Ability to travel regularly as needed, and for extended periods;

Preferred

  • Extensive experience drafting field plans including budgets
  • Extensive experience managing large staff and diverse staff teams;
  • Strong working knowledge of federal, state and municipal legislative processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Cultural Competencies:

Shares our commitment to integrating racial justice, equity, and economic justice into our work and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to leadership development in communities most impacted by injustices we confront. Flexibility, self-awareness, humility, emotional intelligence, and ability to bring creative ideas and a fresh perspective to an evolving organizing program.

Conditions: Ability to work hours exceeding stated office hours to get the job done; ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends when necessary. The position will be based in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, with Harrisburg and Delaware County responsibilities. One PA provides mileage reimbursement at the federal rate and lodging when working away from home.

COMPENSATION:

Salary of $80,000 annually and benefits including defined benefit pension (with contributions beginning after six months of employment), optional 401K plan, generous paid time off, and fully paid health insurance.

TO APPLY:

Please send a resume, a one-page writing sample (preferably an old campaign plan or training curriculum), and a cover letter to humanresources@onepa.org. To ensure prompt attention, make sure to put “Deputy Civic Engagement Director Position” in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity:

One Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. One Pennsylvania does not discriminate against or tolerate harassment of any employee because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other basis prohibited by law, or protected activity under the anti-discrimination statutes.

Women, LGBTQIA people, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@onepa.org

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