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Capacity Building Tech Specialist

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Glymph Consulting
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Denver, CO
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Published 26 days ago

About MVP

MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective and promising grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of movements, community organizing, and elections. We aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to increase turnout among the progressive base, build long-term political power, and ultimately to transform our country at the local, state, and national levels. In the 2020 cycle, MVP successfully moved over $120 million to over 600 local groups across the country, focused in the most critical states. 

 

Our Approach:

We are organizers, and the heart of our work is organizing donors through MVP to support local groups in order to build, sustain, and amplify their impact. We work in service of local groups, and we try to be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and to be careful about incentivizing actions that could alter an organization’s own priorities; we work hard not to impose on our partners. We are also striving to continuously scrutinize and dismantle the ways we manifest and reproduce white supremacy culture both internally and externally.


We focus on building from our assets, and taking a positive approach to growth and change that helps groups and donors to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement. We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach; we are always seeking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration among groups and donors. 


POSITION OVERVIEW

As the Capacity Building Tech Specialist, you will be using your campaign and social justice tech experience to work directly with MVP’s movement partners, coordinating and supporting their technology and data needs. You will work with them to identify gaps and the best ways and tools to fill them while building and maintaining relationships with technology tools providers, intermediaries, and consultants. 

As a member of the Capacity Building (CB) team, you will work closely with a dedicated and equity focused team to ensure MVP’s 700+ movement partners have access to the capacity building resources they need. MVP’s CB department has four main pillars of support: tailored coaching, training opportunities/series, cohort learning, and last but not least is the tech tool access and training which you will help lead. This team thrives on being responsive to the needs of the movement and the people that lead it. 

As the CB Tech Specialist, you will be responsible for:

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with movement partners to identify their technology needs and develop plans and grantmaking recommendations to meet those needs - onboard partners to the tech tools as grants are approved. 
  • Lead MVP’s relationships with technology tool providers, partners, and consultants, including The Movement Cooperative, Tech Help Desk, Turbo vote, and others; and serve as the main point of contact between them and our movement partners.  
  • In partnership with members of the CB team, work to identify, vet, and onboard new tools and providers to MVP’s resource bank. 
  • Document, evaluate, and develop reports around use of technology tools, their effectiveness, and their overall impact with MVP partners for our internal and external reporting needs.
  • Partner with MVP’s state advisors to tackle technology gaps in states and co-develop plans to meet the needs of movement partners in the states. 
  • Be an active contributor to the CB team participating in team meetings, strategy sessions, and overall success of the department. 
  • Provide updates and overviews for the MVP team about new tools, tool delays, new compliance updates, etc. as needed. 
  • Working with our in-house legal counsel, ensure that all technology usage is in compliance with local, state, and federal laws. 
  • As needed, other duties as assigned, that contribute to the mission and success of the CB department. 

Qualifications 

Required

  • Demonstrates good time managements skills - especially in a fast-paced, high-pressure moments 
  • Experience in social justice field organizing
  • Mastery of Van EveryAction, including ability to pull complicated lists, quality reports, analyze report data, and train others on its use.
  • Understanding of Relational Organizing tools, SMS tools, and dialers, and ability to train others on at least one of these tools.  
  • Basic knowledge of organizer math
  • Understanding of CIVICS and SQL or willingness to learn 
  • An understanding of Airtable or similar technology and willingness to learn
  • Experience training and coaching organizers and social justice organizations in using technology and technology tools to achieve their goals
  • Ability to analyze data to tell a story of the work to colleagues, funders, and the general public.


Preferred 

  • Bilingual Spanish and English. 
  • Experience with developing and conducting research surveys. 


Location: Fully remote, with the expectation of occasional travel post-pandemic (i.e. 2-5 times annually). We strive to create a family-friendly work environment and can make accommodations for team members with limited ability to travel. 

Compensation and hours:

This is a full-time, salaried position with a base salary range of $75,000-$85,000, commensurate with skills and experience, with generous benefits including but not limited to employer-paid medical and optional dental and vision insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k), regular work-from-home and wellness stipends, and four weeks of paid vacation. 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled - sooner is better. Expected start date is on or before Jan. 4th, 2022

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics.


About MVP

MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective and promising grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of movements, community organizing, and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    January 3, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    November 30, 2021
Salary
USD $75,000 - USD $85,000
/ year

Benefits

employer-paid medical and optional dental and vision insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k), regular work-from-home and wellness stipends, and four weeks of paid vacation. 

employer-paid medical and optional dental and vision insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k), regular work-from-home and wellness stipends, and four weeks of paid vacation. 

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish and English preferred

Spanish and English preferred

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1959 Wewatta St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
#1311

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