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Communications Director

Are you a seasoned communications professional concerned about the state of our democracy? Do you believe in the power of nonprofits and nonpartisan voter engagement? If so, we have an opportunity to put your skills to work in a mission-driven environment to foster a more engaged and inclusive democracy.

Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote, with the goal of closing participation gaps among populations underrepresented in the political process. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services. Additionally, Nonprofit VOTE manages the collaborative work of National Voter Registration Day, a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media strategies to raise awareness of voter registration opportunities and help hundreds of thousands of Americans register to vote.

Communications Director’s role

Working within a small, collaborative, and flexible team, your role as Communications Director will be to drive the communications of both Nonprofit VOTE and National Voter Registration Day. Providing technical assistance is a big part of our work. As such, your primary role will be to generate and manage content that resources, supports, and inspires thousands of organizational partners to take action within their own communities.

Content Creation and Distribution

  • Manage communications and development of resource materials, including printed material, web content, email blasts, and social media content for both Nonprofit VOTE and National Voter Registration Day.
  • Produce compelling calls-to-action that inspire partners to engage their constituents in voting and elections using values-based language that resonates across the political spectrum.
  • Work with other staff to produce how-to guides, toolkits, and resources that lift up best practices, explain voter registration rules, and help our partners succeed.
  • Create materials that are inclusive of the needs of traditionally under-represented populations.
  • Help manage major donor communications and other development material.

Technical and Management

  • Manage production schedules, deadlines, and work flows involving multiple staff and external contractors (public relations firm, graphic designer, etc.)
  • Coordinate writing with other staff members to leverage in-house expertise.
  • Technical fluency, sufficient to supervise others and pitch-in when necessary, in CMS, CRM, and email and social media marketing technologies such as WordPress, Emma, MailChimp, Action Network, FileMaker, Hootsuite, SproutSocial, etc.
  • Supervise communication associate and communications interns.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Understand the role of nonpartisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote work in strengthening democracy and closing participation gaps.
  • A communications generalist that can thrive on a small team.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage production schedules, deadlines, and workflows involving multiple staff and outside contractors. Ability to use technologies and tools that facilitate greater collaboration.
  • Strong writing and editing skills, along with a good eye for presentation and design.
  • Knowledge of communications environment and technologies. Able to design and execute communications plans to engage partners and supporters.
  • Ability to thrive under rigorous deadlines, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working with diverse communities and addressing the cultural, historical, and language differences for effective engagement.
  • The ideal candidate is 1) a strong project manager who is schedule-driven for our small organization, 2) a strong writer able to write compelling content, and 3) technically proficient with communications technology.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required – in communications a plus
  • At least 5 years as a communications professional, preferably with significant experience at or working with a mission-oriented or advocacy nonprofit.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule according to the needs of the organization, including high profile events like National Voter Registration Day with rigorous deadlines.

To Apply:
This position will pay between $63,000 and $70,000 depending on experience. Health, dental, retirement, and other benefits provided. Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 to 5 writing samples to careers@nonprofitvote.org by January 22, 2018.

Position may be located in Boston/Cambridge, MA (preferred) or Washington, DC.

Nonprofit VOTE is committed to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. These values are reflected in our external work to engage marginalized communities in voting and elections. Internally, we seek to build and empower a diverse staff and leadership team. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Nonprofit VOTE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Education Coordinator

Are you an experienced nonprofit trainer, organizer, or voter engagement professional concerned about the state of our democracy? Do you believe in the power of human service nonprofits and community based organizations to engage their respective communities through nonpartisan voter engagement? If so, we have an opportunity for you to put those skills to work in a mission-driven environment to foster a more inclusive democracy!

Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote, with the goal of closing participation gaps among populations underrepresented in the political process. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services. Additionally, Nonprofit VOTE manages the collaborative work of National Voter Registration Day, a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media strategies to raise awareness of voter registration opportunities and help hundreds of thousands of Americans register to vote.

Position Summary

As the education coordinator, you will you manage Nonprofit VOTE’s popular monthly webinar series, design and lead custom workshops online and in the field for national and state partners, help develop toolkits and how-to guides that build voter engagement capacity among our partners, and cultivate a deep understanding of voter engagement best practices in the process. Part of this work will be supporting our work with key Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) organizations as part of a broader collaborative.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify topics and recruit speakers for Nonprofit VOTE’s monthly webinar series.
  • Serve as moderator of webinars, ensuring participant engagement and topical focus, and manage related technology.
  • Coordinate advance publicity and after-the-fact posting of webinar content with communication staff.
  • Design and implement custom workshops and webinars for partners that convey vital information in an engaging manner to advance civic engagement objectives.
  • Stay abreast of voter engagement best practices and current research. Integrate that analysis using easy-to-understand language into webinars, workshops, and toolkits.
  • As needed, provide active support to partner organizations to assist them with program planning and goal setting, utilizing standardized templates and tools.
  • Provide support to Nonprofit VOTE’s broad programmatic work as needed.
  • Participate in joint planning sessions and work collaboratively with other staff.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Strong presentation skills and ability to convey vital content in easy-to-understand and interactive ways, using both online and offline formats.
  • Ability to effectively utilize presentation technologies, such as PowerPoint, Prezi, and online webinar tools.
  • Understand the role of nonpartisan voter registration and get-out-the-vote work in strengthening democracy and closing participation gaps.
  • Curious person able to engage in deep study of voter engagement best practices and current research, and convey those lessons to others in easy-to-understand ways.
  • Skills, comfort, and enthusiasm building new relationships and approaching new partners via phone and in-person.
  • Experience working within diverse communities.

Requirements

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent nonprofit experience.
  • At least 2 to 4 years of civic engagement, community outreach, electoral, grassroots advocacy, or organizing experience.
  • Ability to travel out-of-state.

To Apply:
This position will pay between $52,000 and $60,000 depending on experience. Health, dental, retirement, and other benefits provided. Please send cover letter, resume, and 2-3 writing samples to careers@nonprofitvote.org by January 22, 2018.

This position can be based in Washington, DC or Boston/Cambridge, MA.

Nonprofit VOTE is committed to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. These values are reflected in our external work to engage marginalized communities in voting and elections. Internally, we seek to build and empower a diverse staff and leadership team. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Nonprofit VOTE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Communications and Data Associate

Are you a tech-savvy communications specialist or data nerd concerned about the state of our democracy? Do you believe in the power of nonprofits and nonpartisan voter engagement? If so, we have an opportunity to put your skills to work in a mission-driven environment to foster a more engaged and inclusive democracy.

Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote, with the goal of closing participation gaps among populations underrepresented in the political process. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services. Additionally, Nonprofit VOTE manages the collaborative work of National Voter Registration Day, a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media strategies to raise awareness of voter registration opportunities and help hundreds of thousands of Americans register to vote.

Communications and Data Associate’s role

Working within a small, collaborative, and flexible team, your role as Communications and Data Associate will be push out communications content to the thousands of supporters of both Nonprofit VOTE and National Voter Registration Day, manage the critical technology back-end of our communications tools and resources, and provide management of our data systems and analytics.

Core Responsibilities

  • Implement email and web communication plans, including loading, formatting, and scheduling, for both Nonprofit VOTE and National Voter Registration Day.
  • Provide proofreading and editorial assistance as needed for new content.
  • Manage social media channels, engaging followers and pushing out original content, while being conscious of tone and message.
  • Ensure consistent look and feel of communications with clear style guides.
  • Conduct data list pulls, cleaning, merging, and uploading for partner sign-on drives and other focused efforts.
  • Manage data collection of voter contacts from field programs, including regular communication with multiple state partners, for subsequent evaluation.
  • Manage data collection for program evaluation purposes and assist with quantitative analysis of evaluation results.
  • Provide technical support for webinars and remote presentations.
  • Ensure consistent functionality of office technologies and networks.
  • Manage relations with print shop and mail house to facilitate printing, inventory, and shipping of materials related to National Voter Registration Day.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

  • Ruthless attention to detail and a good eye for presentation and design.
  • Strong task management skills and ability to meet internal deadlines.
  • Knowledge of current communications technologies and social media best practices.
  • Proficient in CMS, CRM, email and social media marketing technologies like Emma, MailChimp, WordPress, Action Network, FileMaker, Hootsuite, SproutSocial, etc.
  • Ability to do basic data manipulation, cleaning, and analysis in Excel (or comparable tool) using Pivot Tables and other analytics.
  • Ability to spot and troubleshoot problems in code or data sheets.
  • Familiarity with voter files, such as VAN and Catalyst, a plus.
  • Experience working with diverse communities and addressing the cultural, historical, and language differences for effective engagement.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required – in communications a plus
  • Communications experience with a mission-oriented or advocacy nonprofit a plus.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule according to the needs of the organization.

To Apply:

This position will pay between $44,000 and $50,000 depending on experience. Health, dental, retirement, and other benefits provided. Please send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 communication samples to careers@nonprofitvote.org by January 22, 2018.

Position located in Boston/Cambridge, MA.

Nonprofit VOTE is committed to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. These values are reflected in our external work to engage marginalized communities in voting and elections. Internally, we seek to build and empower a diverse staff and leadership team. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Nonprofit VOTE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Communications Intern

Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote – with the goal of closing participation gaps among populations underrepresented in the political process. Nonprofit VOTE provides training and resources for community-based nonprofits and social service agencies to incorporate effective and tested nonpartisan voter engagement into their ongoing services and activities.

Overview:

The communications intern will focus primarily on supporting both Nonprofit VOTE and National Voter Registration Day’s online presence, including both organizations’ websites, social media channels, and mass email.

Responsibilities:

  • Update websites for Nonprofit VOTE and National Voter Registration Day
  • Provide email marketing support, including preparation of audience lists, email formatting, scheduling, and reporting
  • Provide webinar marketing support, including website and social media marketing
  • Maintain and update social media content on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, including original graphics
  • Create social media advertising campaigns
  • Work collaboratively with supervisors to expand social media foot print
  • Track the social media channels’ performance and report on findings
  • Assist staff with research, data logging projects, and administrative duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Comfort with WordPress, email marketing services like MailChimp and Constant Contact, and basic HTML and CSS
  • Social media savvy, particularly with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Hootsuite
  • Experience with CRMs like Salesforce or FileMaker
  • Previous nonprofit or advocacy experience a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Design Suite and Canva a plus

Application Directions: Please email a cover letter and resume addressed to Julian Johannesen (julian@nonprofitvote.org) by Dec. 31st.

Paid internship: $11/hour,. 15-20 hours a week, internship available for the entirety of 2018. Start date will be early January. Intern is expected to be in office – this is NOT a remote position.

Location: Cambridge, MA