Title: Director of Civic Engagement and Voter Programs
Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt
The director of civic engagement and voter programs is responsible for the development, design, and implementation of Black Women for Wellness civic engagement/voter programs This includes building both the political and electoral power of Black women and girls throughout California.
- Working closely with BWW and BWWAP staff to develop, and implement voter and issue-based campaigns
- Lead the planning for voter education and get out the vote programs, including Campaign and Issue Focus, Voter Analysis, Targeting, and Messaging
- Managing phone banking, canvassing, and community outreach teams
- Assist with data-driven Voter Targeting, Analysis, and Evaluation of our voter engagement work using online voter database tools (examples: PDI or VAN)
- Help develop Training and Political Education materials for community and volunteer development
- Build and activate community leaders
- Liaison to external civic engagement partners
- Develop and maintain strategic relationships with external organizations to push policy and civic engagement priorities
- Liaison to media surrounding voter engagement information
- Plan and facilitate group one-on-ones, coalition convenings, team coordination, and partner meetings to build relationships and to drive the planning and implementation of civic engagement programs
- Oversee the planning and execution of events such as political education training, popular education policies
- Plan and facilitate group one-on-ones, community meetings, and small group conversations. meetings to build relationships and to drive the planning and implementation of civic engagement programs
- Grant writing and reporting to funders
- Frequent travel is required
- Other office duties as needed
- Bachelor Degree in public policy, public administration or related degree required, advanced degree preferred (Masters or J.D.)
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in non-profit or government
- At least 3-years of experience in managing phone banking and canvass programs, outreach teams, volunteer coordination, community mobilizations and/or community events;
- Experience developing and leading training and convenings for various audiences.
- Experience in managing phone banking and canvass programs, outreach teams, volunteer coordination, community mobilizations and/or community events;
- Experience in developing and leading voter engagement, community/labor organizing or social justice campaigns;
- Experience successfully building and managing a high performing team
- Knowledge on reproductive health, right and justice issues impacting Black women
- Experience working with databases and voter files (PDI/VAN)
- Deep commitment to social justice
- Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word and powerpoint or similar programs
- Entrepreneurial, flexible, creative, energetic, hard-working and unafraid of challenges
- Strong, proactive project management skills with solid experience managing and coordinating multiple projects at the same time.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
Organized by 6 women in 1997, Black Women for Wellness (BWW) is on a mission to enhance the health and well-being of Black Women and their families through education, empowerment and civic engagement. We are a multi-generational, membership-based, volunteer-driven organization utilizing civic engagement, community education, policy and media outreach to address the health inequities of Black women and their children. Our strategies include: (1) Increasing communication, networking and information sharing among community members; (2) Developing and implementing programs and health education materials that are culturally and gender attuned to the lifestyles and needs of Black women and families in CA; (3) Supporting and empowering women to take leadership roles and positions that advocate for and drive resources; (4) Research and validation of effective prevention strategies and tools while documenting new trends that impact health and well being; (4) Being an active listening voice concerning the health status of Black women and their families.