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Texas Statewide Organizer

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About the Organization

Founded in 2008, Campus Election Engagement Project (Campus Elect) is a national nonpartisan 501 c 3 organization whose mission is to increase youth civic power and youth voting, giving emphasis to Black, Indigenous and Youth of Color. At this pivotal time, the landscape for young people understanding, and participating in, our democracy is changing so rapidly that they may never inherit the future we promised. Rigorous novel data collection and analysis are now driving our youth centric voting interventions, and determining what we are scaling. This data driven approach will have a greater impact on increasing young people’s voting and civic power.

“These times call for rigorous and data driven work, to effectively mobilize young people both on- and off-campus in strategic districts. We must bridge the town and gown divide, continue to work with two- and four-year college faculty and administrations, partner with community groups, and support young people’s participation in social justice movements.” - Maxim Thorne, Esq., Campus Elect CEO  

Re-imagining why, how and where we engage youth voters

Campus Elect is committed to ensuring young voices and votes matter in our democracy. We have reimagined how and where to engage young voters. The data compels us to center racial equity and the enfranchisement of Black, Indigenous and Youth of Color (BIYoC), and to increase our work in key states and at People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs), including Tribal Campuses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and more. We adopted our Organizing, Advocacy and Learning model to equip young people to dismantle barriers to voting. We are deepening our work in strategically selected states, districts, communities, and campuses.

Role Overview

Campus Elect is seeking a Statewide Organizer with extensive experience in leading and organizing youth off- and on-campus to become civic leaders on campus and in their communities in Texas.

The Texas Statewide Organizer will apply their leadership skills to manage a cohort of Civic Influencers to drive youth voter and civic engagement on campus and amongst their peers. In addition, the Texas Statewide Organizer will also help build and maintain partnerships with youth leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, and community partners across the state. 

We are deploying new data-driven interventions to help young people confront the horrifying movement of voter suppression bills across the US, which coincides with a fourth wave of COVID. We have designed three major series of interventions to dismantle new and existing barriers: Youth Civic Power, Campus Civic Power, and Institution Civic Power. We are training and deploying 600 Fellows - called “Civic Influencers” - both on- and off- campus to influence their peers and communities, through on-the-ground and digital organizing, that will lead to increased youth voter turnout and civic power. Reporting to the Co-Chief, Campus Civic Power, the subsequent tasks and duties will fall within the following buckets across the Organizing, Advocacy & Learning department, including:

Programmatic Management

  • Recruit Civic Influencers in Texas both on- and off-campus, in accordance with determined state strategy.
  • Manage Civic Influencers and provide consistent and constructive input for their semester work plans, ensuring they achieve all programmatic objectives.
  • Conduct state and regional Civic Influencer meetings and trainings to share knowledge and build community amongst Civic Influencers.
  • Oversee the Deputy Statewide Organizer(s), who assists with all programmatic processes and Civic Influencers.
  • Participate in weekly staff and programmatic meetings to update the Campus Elect team of progress within their respective state.
  • Research and report on proposed voting legislation and laws in Texas to contribute to Campus Elect’s data-driven approach to combat voter suppression in its priority states and across the nation.
  • Manage relationships with community partners and institutional leaders to deepen Campus Elect’s work.

Content Creation & Reporting

  • Coordinate and contribute content for social media posts and quarterly newsletters.
  • Write Civic Influencers success stories to be used in Donor Engagement meetings, presentations and the Annual Report.
  • Track and record Civic Influencers and Institutional assessments & reports via Airtable and Google Sheets.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Law, Management, STEM, Analytics or a related field. 
  • 3+ years experience working with a civic engagement organization or equivalent experience (e.g., campaign work, youth outreach, voter registration, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating organizers (e.g, youth, faculty, community partners).
  • Proactive self-starter and strong creative with the ability to develop, conceptualize and execute events, both virtual (via Zoom) and in-person.
  • Proficient on Google Suite, including Google Sheets and Google Slides.
  • Working knowledge of AirTable, Salesforce, Tableau and Slack a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other staff, partner organizations, elected and appointed officials, corporate/business representatives, and community members.
  • Commitment to transparency, accountability, and direct communication.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential information using excellent judgment at all times.
  • Must have a commitment to DEI and cultural competency, including an awareness of one's own cultural worldview, a welcoming attitude towards cultural differences, an appreciative knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and cross-cultural skills.

Desired Skills

  • Experience working in a movement organization, including ones focused on Voting Rights, Social Justice, Civil Rights or Youth.
  • Experience working in politics.
  • Experience working with or within a higher education institution, People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs, e.g., HSIs and HBCUs a plus).
  • Fluent in multiple languages, Spanish preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Must complete data visualization and data gathering trainings hosted by Tableau, and other trainings as required.
  • Extremely reliable and available on evenings and weekends for occasional events and conferences.

This is a remote position, work may be performed anywhere in the United States, but priority will be given to candidates applying from Texas and the Southwest Region. The salary for this position is consummate with experience, between $40,000 - $60,000.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@campuselect.org with the position title and your name in the subject line. Candidates who do not submit both will not be considered. Candidates who have been selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted directly.

Campus Elect is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or class. We value diversity on our team and strongly encourage people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and all qualified persons to apply for our open positions.

Start Date: For immediate hire.

About the Organization

Founded in 2008, Campus Election Engagement Project (Campus Elect) is a national nonpartisan 501 c 3 organization whose mission is to increase youth civic power and youth voting, giving emphasis to Black, Indigenous…

Details at a Glance

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

Salary

USD 40,000 - USD 60,000

Benefits

Fully remote position, vacation and sick time + 14 paid holidays, health benefits with employer contribution, 401k after 6 months.

Fully remote position, vacation and sick time + 14 paid holidays, health benefits with employer contribution, 401k after 6 months.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Lewes, DE 19958, USA

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@campuselect.org (both are REQUIRED for consideration).

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@campuselect.org (both are REQUIRED for consideration).

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