About Pennsylvania Voice:
Established in 2010, Pennsylvania Voice is the 501c(3) table for more than 55 state and local-based organizations, working year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy by amplifying the voices, leadership, and expertise of communities that have historically experienced deliberate barriers to civic participation. Our partnership is grounded in the belief that a fair and just society will be achieved through collective power; that democracy requires full participation and equitable representation; and that the pathway to power in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must include Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and AAPI communities.
Together, we win shared policy and civic engagement victories to build long-term power.
A team of experienced organizers/strategists staff Pennsylvania Voice. We coordinate, support, convene, and co-create with a diverse community of statewide and local leaders, each representing distinct organizations, around three program areas:
- Civic Engagement: Year-round integrated voter engagement campaigns that increase voting, voter registration, and participation in civic life among all Pennsylvanians and specifically Black, Indigenous, and communities of color
- Voting Rights and Access: Modernizing elections to make voting more convenient and fully accessible to all
- Reflective Democracy: Investment in community leadership and governance that is accountable to community interests and needs
An explicit commitment to racial equity frames our partnership, our programs, and our culture.
Pennsylvania Voice’s Civic Engagement Manager is responsible for providing support, coaching and training to partner organizations to take a data and community informed approach to their civic engagement field programs. This position will specifically work with partners on their organizational civic engagement programs that make up the state-wide coordinated program.
We seek a strategist with field experience who will work well as a collaborative team player in a fast-paced organization. The ideal candidate has experience in running voter registration drives and/or field canvasses, a background in community and/or political organizing, strong analytical and quantitative skills, a passion for progressive politics, some experience with field tech tools, and some experience working with spreadsheets and database programs. It is a full time salaried position eligible for benefits. This position reports to the Civic Engagement Deputy Director.
- Work with individual partner organizations to develop and execute their civic engagement plan (voter registration, voter education and/or turnout) in various roles where you will:
- Serve as a continual thought partner in developing plans that ensure partner success in power building by integrating their year-round campaigns/issue work based on political and demographic landscape analysis.
- Support partners to execute their plans, make strategic recommendations on the implementation of their plans and provide insight into ways to make field operations more efficient and effective rooted in data informed analysis.
- Provide accountability for achieving goals set. Oversee ongoing number tracking and quality control checks for programs.
- Ground partners in the best practices for running a voter registration drive and/or canvass operation using proven methods and data driven analysis and reinforce the standards for data collection and preservation.
- Develop, run and/or oversee training for the table and partners to improve their programmatic work; this includes:
- one-on-one support
- site visits
- group training
- Align partners to the principles of collective impact and ensure that partners understand how individual partner organization plans contribute to the larger coordinated program and, in turn, the collective execution of common goals set alongside fellow partners.
- Advise the Civic Engagement Director program regranting decision-making based on goals and plans.
- Participate and support external/stakeholder activities as part of the team.
- Other responsibilities as assigned.
We seek candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, are excellent problem solvers, and have strong project management skills. You should have:
- Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA individuals, and other historically marginalized communities.
- At least two previous cycles of voter registration, issue, and/or electoral field campaign experience. Or at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
- Strong facilitation skills that implement a diplomatic, professional approach to problem solving.
- Strong project management skills including but not limited to; delegation, ability to work well under pressure, manage multiple projects concurrently, maintaining a high level of detail orientation and meeting deadlines.
- Demonstrated record of working collaboratively on projects toward a shared goal.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills that include:
- Ability to process and understand complex policy issues and communicate them to diverse audiences.
- Analyze and describe field data and craft recommendations for program adjustments in easy to follow language.
- Effective writing and speaking to present issues and ideas to diverse groups
- Cultural competence in communicating with diverse communities
- Experience in managing and adjusting goals and budgets.
- Ability to work with a broad range of people possessing different skill levels.
- Willingness and aptitude to learn new technical skills.
- Strong Microsoft Excel/Google Sheet skills and comfort utilizing google and microsoft suites.
- Experience with the VAN (Voter Activation Network) or other civic engagement platforms is preferred.
Compensation: Is based on experience and competencies and is highly competitive. Salary is $60,000 - $70,000 with excellent benefits.
Monthly overnight travel will be required.
Location: Physical Office located in Philadelphia, PA. Due to CoVid-19, we are currently working remotely through 2023 but to complete some of the duties listed above some regularly scheduled office visits will be required. Candidates must be based in Pennsylvania or willing to relocate by the start date.
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your resume by clicking this link. Please no phone calls. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the application and interview process, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website www.pavoice.org/jobs and the application portal will be deactivated.
Pennsylvania Voice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Pennsylvania Voice encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, people with records of arrest or conviction, veterans, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply. Pennsylvania Voice hiring process will comply with Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (“Ban the Box”) ordinance.