Ve y Vota Program Manager - Civic Engagement - Los Angeles, CA or Washington, D.C.
- Job posted by NALEO Educational Fund
Details: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
1122 W. Washington Blvd., 3rd. Floor
NALEO Educational Fund, a national nonprofit organization serving the Latino community, seeks a Ve y Vota Voter Program Manager to support the Civic Engagement department’s regional and national non-partisan voter engagement and voter protection programs. This includes general administrative, operational, program and campaign support for local, regional and national community-focused initiatives in voter engagement and voter protection leading up to the 2018 General Election. Those activities include project management of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) activities, the Ve y Vota bilingual voter protection hotline, and along with state and local-level initiatives. The Ve y Vota Program Manager will work closely with regional departmental management, national staff and reports to the National Director of Civic Engagement. This is a full-time, temporary, non-exempt position in the range of $22.00-$26.00 per hour, commensurate with experience, and ends November 30, 2018.
- Serve as national Program Manager on election protection Program-related meetings and coordinating with colleagues and volunteers to enhance call center activities and tactics;
- Manage the Election Protection hotline in coordination with a Call Center Coordinator and a Hotline Supervisor in planning for National Voter Registration Day, Citizenship Day, and the 2018 Primary and General Election, including, recruiting, training and managing volunteer hotline staffers; personally staffing the hotline as needed;
- Work collaboratively with Civic Engagement staff, coalition partners, and contractors to implement the components of our 2018 voter engagement and protection program (outreach, NVRD, and hotline management described above);
- Coordinate with national coalition partners to develop training and materials for hotline volunteers and state coalition partners to assist with staffing;
- Work with colleagues in ensuring high quality of data collection;
- Respond timely to questions about voting rules and procedures from voters, volunteers, and other community stakeholders;
- Maintain meeting minutes for key, strategic meetings and Programs as assigned to share externally or internally as needed;
- Assist with writing and/or updating voter education materials, including online materials, as needed;
- Coordinate with the Hotline Supervisor for recruitment and scheduling of hotline operators and, as needed, volunteers;
- Maintain calendar of department meetings, inform staff of meeting schedule, prepare and distribute agendas and take minutes for these meetings;
- Adhere to administrative standards in submission of check request, invoices, expense reports, and online forms;
- Exhibit and practice initiative, collaboration, and ability to follow directions and organizational protocols, adhering to non-partisan civic engagement.
- Adhere to attendance and punctuality standards of the organization;
- Other duties may be assigned as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS – KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Bachelor’s degree required. Juris Doctor strongly preferred.
- Three years of experience in non-profit organization setting required. Advocacy or community based organizing preferred.
- Familiarity with elections law or proven ability to quickly become proficient in the basics of election law.
- Proactive, self-starting project manager with strong organizing and project coordination skills, including close attention to detail.
- Must be technologically savvy and proficient in internet research while using Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint, and other office software.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including an ability to interact effectively with colleagues and leadership, elected officials, corporate representatives, community members, and the public.
- Proficiency in Spanish required (written and spoken).
- Excellent writing and editing skills with an ability to prepare a wide array of written materials as needed.
- Experience in political Programs, civic engagement, and/or advocacy preferred.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment involving flexible hours, including early morning, evenings and weekends as needed.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with sound decision-making and willingness to take direction within a fast-paced team.
- Must be willing to travel nationally and regionally as needed, including overnight stays and air-travel.
- If a driver, must have a valid driver’s license with proof of automobile insurance coverage.
- Ability to work respectfully with people from all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Supportive of the mission and philosophy of the NALEO Educational Fund.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The position requires certain physical and mental demands, including the following:
- Ability to detect, discern, recognize, and perceive auditory and visual information within normal ranges;
- Dexterity to read, write, type, operate office equipment such as a computer, printer, telephone, calculator, copier, fax machine, pencils, pens, and stapler;
- Ability to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
Once hired, employees requiring reasonable accommodations to perform the demands of the position should contact Human Resources.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Fax/email cover letter and resume to Angela Weimer, National Director of Human Resources and Administration, NALEO Educational Fund (213) 747-7664/ firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE
Generous vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, vision, life insurance and retirement coverage
Level of Language Proficiency
Proficiency in Spanish required (written and spoken).
Minimum Education Required