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Chief of Organizing, Advocacy & Learning

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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

We are 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.

How we power young voices and votes

With surgical precision, lawmakers are depriving young people of their right to vote. They have introduced over 400 voting bills in 49 states during 2021 alone, 28 of which have already been signed into law. They are targeting BIYoC populations especially. They are gerrymandering predominantly Black colleges, banning polling sites and prohibiting voter registration on campuses, and rejecting student IDs as voter IDs. The intent is to remove youth and BIYoC voters because of their success in impacting important elections in 2020 and in January 2021.

New data-driven interventions are being deployed 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.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief of Organizing, Advocacy & Learning (OA&L) is responsible for planning, and overseeing OA&L’s programmatic activities. The Chief of Organizing, Advocacy & Learning will be responsible for Campus Elect’s impact through team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation. Tasks and duties will fall within the following buckets across the OA&L, including:


OA&L Strategy & Design

  • Oversee the development and implementation of impactful organizational programs and activities to increase young people’s voting rate and other civic leadership and engagement.
  • Identify program training needs for Civic Influencers, and ensure appropriate staff participation;
  • Oversee the evolution of the Civic Influencers Alumni Program;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including community agencies and institutional partners; representing the program at appropriate meetings and community events;
  • Secure external partnerships that allow for the deepening of Campus Elect’s work and broadening of Campus Elect’s reach across the nation.
  • Quality check and control all work plans, memos, draft newsletters, external communications, etc. before sending to the CEO for final approval.


Team Management

  • Manage the Co-Chiefs and the Statewide Organizers and give guidance and direction their for annual work plans and strategic growth;
  • Ensure appropriate staff development, working with Human Resources to identify trainings and conferences for professional development and growth.
  • Host quarterly reviews of all Co-Chiefs and Statewide Organizers, identifying areas of growth for each Co-Chief and Statewide Organizer and programmatic growth.


Donor Engagement

  • Participate in donor engagement activities, providing information and resources for the design and implementation of fundraising events or materials.
  • Work with the Liaison Organizing, Advocacy & Learning-Engagement Liaison and Donor Relations Team to ensure that success stories and key data metrics are shared for impact and final reports.


Management

  • Develop and maintain a departmental budget that ensures overall fiscal integrity of the program.
  • Work with the Finance Department to ensure all Fellow stipends are paid.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
  • 8+ years of non profit program management and program development experience.
  • Previous experience managing a remote team.
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage strategic planning while being able to respond to short-term organizational needs.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of CRMs.
  • 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).


Other Requirements:

  • Must complete data visualization and data gathering trainings hosted by Tableau, and other trainings as required.
  • Available for travel as needed.
  • 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. The salary for this position is consummate with experience, between $75,000 - $94,000.

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
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

USD 75,000 - USD 94,000

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 with the job title in the subject line.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@campuselect.org with the job title in the subject line.

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