Voter Program Coordinator - Peoples Climate Movement

Job Type

Full Time






New York
New York
United States


Peoples Climate Movement

Climate, Jobs, and Justice Voter Program Coordinator

The Peoples Climate Movement (PCM) is looking to hire a Climate, Jobs, and Justice Voter Program Coordinator to grow PCM’s C3 and C4 Voter Program in a set of targeted states. The Voter Program will have both C3 and C4 components and will be connected to ongoing non-partisan civic engagement, policy campaigns, and base-building organizing at the state and local level.

The ideal candidate will have a strong and extensive background in electoral campaign management; building out strong and successful voter engagement, education, and registration campaigns; working with organizations to strengthen their electoral and civic engagement work, supervising and developing staff, qualitative and quantitative assessment, administrative systems, evaluation, and managing important relationships with partner organizations. An ability to scale-up, multi-task, work in diverse and multicultural settings, think creatively and innovatively, and both hire up and manage staff and partners is a must.

Who We Are: The Peoples Climate Movement is a collaborative formation that brings together a range of environmental and progressive organizations, local front-line and community groups, faith organizations, arts and cultural workers, labor unions, youth organizations, and community leaders working to use mass-mobilization and movement-alignment strategies to win bold action on climate change rooted in racial and economic justice. Originally growing out of the massive NYC march in 2014, we have worked together to strengthen and expand the climate movement over the last 3 years.

Our 2018-2019 Program: Throughout 2018, using the 2018 mid-term elections and the Global Climate Action Summit as motivating moments, the Peoples Climate Movement will execute a comprehensive organizing, mobilizing, and movement-building program that will manifest on September 8th in hundreds of actions across the country, tens of thousands of people taking to the streets, and even more civically-engaged Americans demanding climate action before, on the day of, and beyond the mid-term elections.

This program is comprised of: the September 8th Mobilization for Climate, Jobs, and Justice; the

Global Climate Action Summit, or GCAS; and our State Collaboration Movement-Building Work.

The three-tiered program will strengthen the foundation of our intersectional climate movement, engage existing and new climate activists, help achieve state- and local-level policy wins, and set the stage to demand bold action on climate from decision-makers now, in 2019, and leading up to the Presidential election in 2020.


● Work with the National Director, State Program Director, and other key staff and MST

members to build a voter engagement program under a climate, jobs, and justice frame. This

model will include integrating traditional institutional, digital, and distributed organizing to build

a list of active voters, engaged volunteers, and other systems and structures to support our

partners’ work winning climate action rooted in racial and economic justice.

● Work with, manage, and support PCM state formations and partners in 4-8 states to

develop and build out state voter registration, education, and engagement focused on

increasing turnout in mid-term elections.

● Work with State Program Director and Digital Director to assess what resources, training,

skills, and materials local groups and formations need to build out and strengthen their voter


● Conduct regular check-in calls with local partners and staff, conduct state site-visits, and

provide local partners additional capacity and support when needed. Also, convene regular,

shared-learning, and strategy calls and organize priority-state convenings that are developed

out of the work.

● Manage MOUs with local and state partners and formations including managing funding,

writing reports, deliverables, and metrics as agreed upon with state and local partners.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate for this position will be someone with strong electoral, voter,

and campaign work who is interested in building a program that leads into long-term organizing

and movement building. They should possess the following experience and qualities:

● Minimum 2-3 years direct experience in voter and electoral work, campaign management,

and/or mobilization settings that focused on large scale recruitment, mobilization, or other

metric-centered efforts, as well as working with high-level representatives at national, state, and

local organizations.

● At least 2 years experience managing multiple field/organizing staff and or other high-level

program management that included specific deliverables on a set of projects.

● Excellent program management, one-on- one relational skills, and the ability to identify

opportunities to build and strengthen PCM partner, community, and grassroots organizing at

the state and local level.

● Experience managing actions, mobilizations, and events including building out canvasses,

mobilization plans, logistics, communications, digital, etc.

● Ability to work with a broad-based set of organizations and movement formations

representing different organizing sectors, ideologies, styles, communities, and issues.

● Ability to conduct assessments and identify resource needs of local groups and partners.

● Experience leading, developing, and building training modules, workshops, and tool kits in

a variety of organizing skills - i.e. how to work with labor unions, working in

multicultural/multiracial coalitions, etc.

● Excellent administrative, organizational, and management skills.

● Ability to travel and conduct site visits to targeted states.


● You bring vision for the necessity of multiracial, multicultural base-building and organizing

that is accountable to impacted communities.

● You understand the nuance of working at the intersection of national, state, and local

organizations; grassroots groups; and larger institutions, and are comfortable navigating

volunteer, grassroots, and nonprofit contexts.

● You are comfortable working on complex projects under tight time frames, with many

moving logistical pieces.

● You are invested in team-building, and can cultivate strong relationships with a constantly

shifting team.

● You can scale your work both up and down. This means, in addition to working with large

groups, you are comfortable being self-directed and doing the grunt work yourself, making

your own photocopies, and pitching in as needed.

● You have an ability to absorb new skills quickly, and to shift your role as needed.

Application Deadline: We are looking to fill this position ASAP. The deadline for this position is May 30th, 2018.

Compensation: This is an FT Temporary contracted position through December 1 st , 2018. GreenFaith is our fiscal sponsor.

Location: Ideally this position will be located in NYC. We are open to other locations, preferably the NE Corridor, the Bay Area or one of our priority states. PCM staff currently work virtually with regular in-person and video staff meetings. This position requires regular travel - likely at least 5-8 days of travel per month (average). The person hired in this position may have to work out of the SF Bay Area for a few weeks from late August to mid-September.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Please submit a cover letter stating why you are interested in working with PCM, along with

your resume, to Ashley Blevins at Indicate “Climate Jobs and Justice

Voter Program Coordinator” in the subject line.