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Senior Stakeholder Advisor

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Civic Influencers
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Lewes, DE
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Published 27 days ago

About the Organization

Founded in 2008, Civic Influencers 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., Civic Influencers 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

Civic Influencers is seeking a Senior Stakeholder Advisor with extensive experience in cultivating and stewarding major donors through a giving pipeline. Reporting to the Chief of Stakeholder Engagement, the following tasks and duties will fall within the following buckets across the Stakeholder Engagement Department, including:

Donor Relations

  • Identify clear transition plans for existing donors and prospects to successfully hand-off relationships from the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief of Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Assign stewards and stewardship plans for all current and prospective donors across the department.
  • Draft regular correspondence to existing and prospective donors and stakeholders.
  • Host donor engagement calls ensuring that proper cultivation is done resulting in an ask, or, ensuring that regular stewarding is done resulting in a gift renewal.
  • Devise a plan for onboarding new donors, and manage their onboarding process to the organization (digital and printed welcome, invitations to briefings, etc.).
  • Draft content for donor direct mail, online appeals, and other fundraising campaigns.
  • Manage the Stakeholder Advisor and Stakeholder Engagement Assistant to make certain that all processes of the department are running smoothly.
  • Oversee the gift acknowledgement process, including the digital and physical mailing of gift acknowledgement letters;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Briefings

  • Identify individual donors who would be interested in hosting a virtual or in-person briefing on behalf of Civic Influencers to raise awareness and dollars.
  • Architect initial plan for cultivation and donor-appreciation briefings (both virtual and in-person), including program, speakers, and run of show;
  • Liaise with the Briefings & Events Advisor to ensure that all details of the briefing or event is seen to with precise detail.
  • Assist the CEO and Chief of Stakeholder Engagement with individualized donor and prospect follow up and cultivation strategies.

Operations

  • With guidance from the Chief of Stakeholder Engagement, update and implement Civic Influencers’ annual Stakeholder Engagement Plan.
  • Occasionally, represent the Development Team at staff meetings and retreats, speaking to the Development Teams strategic plan, goals and metrics achieved to date.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or Public Policy, a related field or equivalent experience. 
  • 5+ years of proven progressive fundraising.
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations, including high net worth individuals and family foundations. 
  • Ability and comfortability to close face-to-face sales and sponsorships.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage strategic planning while being able to respond to short-term organizational needs.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of CRMs and other content management databases.
  • 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 with or within a higher education institution, People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs, e.g., HSIs and HBCUs a plus).
  • Fluent in multiple languages a plus.

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. The salary for this position is consummate with experience, between $59,000 - $64,000.

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.

Civic Influencers 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.

Desired Start Date: December 6, 2021

About the Organization

Founded in 2008, Civic Influencers 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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 6, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    December 6, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
USD $59,000 - USD $64,000
/ year
The salary for this position is consummate with experience

Benefits

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

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

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
16192 Coastal Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958, USA

How to Apply

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.

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…

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