Director, Student Engagement for My School Votes

Posted by
Civic Nation
Washington, DC
Published 13 days ago

Civic Nation seeks an innovative and experienced youth engagement specialist to become the Director of Student Engagement (DSE) for When We All Vote's My School Votes (MSV) program. Reporting to MSV's Senior Director, the DSE will be responsible for envisioning, planning, and implementing a student engagement strategy that aligns with When We All Votes' core values and MSV's goals. To do this effectively, the DSE will work very closely with the Director of Educator Engagement and the Director of Parent Engagement.

This position will be responsible for creating the MSV student experience. This includes building the MSV Club program and the community of students who form the core backbone of the My School Votes program. The DSE will work with the program director to build MSV’s field model and develop the Constructive Civics program that trains young people to become community leaders. Additionally, the DSE will collaborate with WWAV's Field Director and Organizing team to execute a field strategy for WWAV’s focus states as well as national programming as it pertains to MSV. This includes developing content and resources for organizing and advocacy training, managing MSV’s national train-the-trainer structure, creating additional support and opportunities for the MSV student network such as the development of a student pipeline and speaker series. The DSE will also work on the formation of partnerships with national youth organizations. The DSE focuses on the student experience in order to ensure MSV reaches its national goals for growth, voter registrations, community-building, and leadership development.

The ideal candidate for this position brings at least three to five years of experience in youth engagement, volunteer management, and organizing. Has demonstrated the ability to foster an environment of collaboration and teamwork. This person should be proactive, detail-oriented, be an excellent project and staff manager, and thrive in balancing the execution of multiple priorities.


When We All Vote is a nonpartisan initiative on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote brings together individuals, institutions, brands, and organizations to register new voters across the country and advance civic education for the entire family and voters of every age in order to build an informed and engaged electorate for today and generations to come.  We empower our supporters and volunteers to take action through voting, advocating for their rights, and holding their elected officials accountable.

My School Votes is a transformative civic learning, skill-building, and lifelong empowerment program where students learn by doing. MSV will take a hands-on approach to civic education and offer students opportunities to apply civic lessons to real-world scenarios. We bring civics to life and prepare students to engage and lead. The core stakeholders in this work are students, educators, and parents. Every training connects to meaningful action, and every meaningful action connects to the mission of WWAV.


  • Execute role of Director of Student Engagement with a clear eye on MSV and WWAV goals.
  • Build, manage, and grow the MSV student community.
  • Develop the national organizing structure for MSV which includes recruiting and training Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators to lead districts; developing system for collecting and reporting data; working with the Training Director to develop training materials that organizers can use in focus states and on regional MSV calls.
  • Work with counterparts within CN to align work with MSV student programs.
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of the Constructive Civics programming.
  • Develop strategic timelines for the implementation of MSV student programming.
  • Develop student-centered programming which includes the Student Civics Pipeline, Quarterly Speaker Series, and Student Caucus meetings.
  • Develop and tailor resources and content to student community.
  • Develop streamlined systems for voter registration campaigns and data collection.
  • Ensure that MSV stays adaptive based on students ideas and inputs.
  • Work with Director of Organizing and Field Director to draft and implement field strategies to reach MSV goals.


  • At least 3-5 years of experience working in organizing or issue advocacy.
  • Experience working on political or education issue-based campaigns.
  • Effectively built, trained, and managed large volunteer teams. 
  • Established and maintained relationships with a range of professional levels.
  • Collected and maintained a database to track and monitor goals. 
  • Demonstrated success in meeting campaign-related goals.


  • Ability to work with diverse communities and individuals with varying perspectives.
  • Well-versed in education, pedagogy, and is familiar with civic engagement and the political landscape.
  • A strong commitment to When We All Vote’s mission.
  • Outstanding attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and manage projects.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems independently, effectively, and creatively.
  • Ability to simultaneously juggle multiple projects while also consistently meeting goals.
  • Excellent analytical, oral communication, teamwork, and people skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.


The salary range for this position is $70,000-80,000. Our comprehensive benefits plan includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees; generous paid time off; access to 401k plan, and more.


Please go to to submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter, addressed to Andrew Amore, should be concise, compelling, and include what makes you the best fit for this role.

At Civic Nation, diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly aligned with the fundamental belief that people are inherently capable but often lack opportunity. We know that a diverse workforce allows us to see problems in more nuanced ways, creating the thought leadership needed to fulfill our mission and reach our goals. Civic Nation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

Civic Nation seeks an innovative and experienced youth engagement specialist to become the Director of Student Engagement (DSE) for When We All Vote's My School Votes (MSV) program. Reporting to MSV's Senior Director, the DSE will be…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$70,000 - $80,000


Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005, United States

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