Website Center for Tech and Civic Life
- Start date: December 2023
- Location: Remote in the U.S. with Heavy Travel (~3-4 trips per month)
- Type: Full-time, Exempt
- Salary: $72,931 and up
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
Generous paid time off including 2 weeks in December
Flexible work schedule
Annual employee allowance and professional development stipend
Employer 401k contribution
When you think about elections, you might think about popular candidates, “I voted” stickers, and all sorts of paperwork and deadlines. But behind the scenes are thousands of people in state and local governments who are working hard to make sure accurate election information is published, ballots are counted, and voices are heard. We are seeking a dedicated and experienced
Organizing Manager to help foster valuable and lasting relationships with local elections offices across the country. As CTCL’s Organizing Manager, you will implement CTCL’s nonpartisan advocacy strategy to support elections officials in administering inclusive and secure elections. You will execute tactics to support a range of key audiences including election officials, elected officials, allied organizations, and other CTCL supporters. Working closely with other members of the department, you will support the skills-development of key audiences to build power, and lead the team’s conference engagement.
You’ll report to the Advocacy Director and work in collaboration with other members of the CTCL team. This is a new role in a growing department that is focused on the resiliency of election infrastructure and securing public funding for local election offices for the next presidential election.
- Regularly travel to election related convenings and serve as an ambassador for CTCL’s programs. Continually identify opportunities to level up impact and service to elections officials.
- Proactively network with attendees, stakeholders, and potential partners during conferences. Foster relationships that can lead to collaborations, funding opportunities, or advocacy support.
- Use conference opportunities to promote our initiatives, campaigns, and projects. Leverage the conference platform to gain support and visibility.
- Manage the budget allocated for conference engagement, ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively.
- Ensure compliance with legal requirements during conference activities.
- Lead the team’s return on investment (ROI) of conference engagement activities by measuring outcomes such as increased brand visibility, new partnerships formed, and funding opportunities secured.
- Create a repository of best practices, templates, and resources for conference engagement to streamline future efforts and facilitate knowledge sharing within the organization.
Coalition Management and Relationship Building
- Following conferences, follow up with contacts made during the event to nurture relationships and explore potential collaborations. Actively participate in CTCL’s CRM for future engagement.
- Work with national and state partners to grow a diverse, cross partisan coalition of local and state election officials, member-organizations, issue advocacy groups, and government relations professionals to advocate in Washington DC for public investments in election infrastructure and public funding for local election offices.
- Utilize organizing skills to continue to broaden our umbrella by regularly holding 1:1s with potential partners and developing lasting strategic relationships.
- Work with the advocacy team & allies to adapt plans, generate new tactics, and regularly evolve campaigns to respond to ever-changing landscapes.
- Prioritize victory and values, and stay flexible.
- Regularly deliver results on high-stakes advocacy campaigns.
- Commitment to professional growth
- Demonstrate enthusiasm and desire to grow within the organization, to seize leadership opportunities, and to absorb new learnings and skills.
Commitment to priority audiences
- Ensure CTCL programs for election departments prioritize voters with limited access to the election system. This includes voters who are newly eligible, have limited English proficiency, live with disabilities, or are from communities that are impacted by the digital divide or historical disenfranchisement due to race.
A successful candidate for the Organizing Manager position will be an effective organizer and campaigner with a strong relationship building and management foundation with previous experience in leadership roles within community organizing and activism. In addition, while no candidate will possess every quality, the successful candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and personal attributes:
- You understand and respect diverse communities and work effectively with people from various backgrounds and perspectives.
- You are an effective communicator and active listener, able to deliver our message clearly and persuasively.
- You are great at building relationships with individuals, groups, and organizations that share our goals or can be brought onto our campaign by building trust.
- You can adapt to changing circumstances and adjust your strategy as needed.
- You are enthusiastic about making elections more secure and inclusive.
- You believe in democracy and care about voting.
- You are hungry for victory. You don’t just focus on inputs, but instead work relentlessly to deliver results because you want your work to make a difference.
- You have the skills and experience to build campaigns with a team, including setting campaign goals, developing messaging, and coordinating various activities to achieve those goals.
- You build diverse tables. You seek out allies who can work with us on discrete issue campaigns, knowing that their perspectives may differ on other things. You thrive in fostering strategic relationships among others and building a team dynamic.
- You value the people, not just the work, and approach work with kindness, patience, and an encouraging attitude. You see the potential in others and help cultivate them into their best selves.
- You are a detail-oriented task-tracker who can manage a personal to-do list and is adamant about accomplishing goals. You are incredibly responsive and enjoy connecting via various digital channels.
- You are comfortable in a virtual professional setting. You can manage your workload in a fully remote setting and foster a sense of community in the digital space. You are accountable and self-motivated without an office environment.
- You know that feedback loops can help you create the best work. You create opportunities to get input from colleagues and partners.
- CTCL uses organizational systems to keep staff connected and accountable to each other and the work. These systems include goal-setting, evaluations, and staff retreats every 6 months, as well as staff meetings and 1:1 calls each week. While we maintain structures, it’s also important that CTCL be adaptive to respond to the changing needs of the world around us. This might look like setting goals, evaluating our tactics, and deciding to shift priorities over time. This means the people who work with CTCL are thoughtful in both making plans and also adjusting them based on emerging information.
- We stay curious and persistent as the landscape of U.S. election administration shifts. To adapt to new challenges and invest in the excellence of our team, all positions at CTCL provide opportunities for increased responsibility. We focus on professional growth opportunities related to the scope and complexity of your work, specialized knowledge, independence, and leadership.
Complete a short application form and upload your resume. (Only applications submitted through this form will be accepted; materials submitted via email will not be considered.)
If you meet our desired criteria, you will have the opportunity to complete an online job simulation exercise to demonstrate your qualifications and also get a better idea of what the job will be like. The simulation will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
Based on your application and simulation, a video interview and reference check will be conducted to determine if you are the best fit for the position. The interview will take approximately 45 minutes.
The Center for Tech and Civic Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage people of all races, colors, religions, national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, branches of military service, and political party affiliations to apply.
To apply for this job please visit centerfortechandciviclife.recruitee.com.