Texas State Director

Everybody Votes Campaign This is a remote role $110000.00 to $135000.00 per year
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ABOUT EVERYBODY VOTES CAMPAIGN

Everybody Votes Campaign (EVC) is a national non-partisan, not-for-profit hiring staff for a large-scale coordinated civic engagement campaign active through the 2024 election cycle. The campaign aims to create a more representative democracy by registering millions of underrepresented voters across the country. This effort focuses on voter registration in a targeted fashion by conducting at-scale, effective, efficient, metrics-driven registration work. Through this work, we seek to fundamentally change the make-up of the electorate and to increase the political power of traditionally underrepresented communities in our democracy. 


We directly fund organizations who execute voter registration and run quality control operations. We are dedicated to being active participants with the organizations to ensure their programs are effective and promote an investment in the future of emerging communities.


ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

The campaign seeks an experienced political and field staffer to work under the Program Director by serving as the Texas State Director.


As the state lead, this person will be responsible for planning the onboarding of Texas as a possible new EVC state, taking on the implementation of and providing a strategy for the several related short and long term projects. They will be the direct, primary connection between EVC and Texas partners, funders, and other stakeholders, responsible for cultivating and managing those relationships.


Key competencies: This individual will need to possess strong planning, relationship building, and organizational skills. Graceful and culturally competent in new environments and while navigating new organizational relationships. Clear eyed on goals and capable of striving for and achieving ambitious goals.


EVC will be making a decision on whether to add Texas to its state lineup shortly following the 2022 cycle; this position is guaranteed to exist through the end of 2022, and will be a continued role if the state is added to the EVC lineup.


WHAT YOU WILL DO IN YOUR ROLE


  • Texas Relationship Management

    • Become the lead connection with Texas partners, including, but not limited to, grassroots organizations, in-state funders, coalition tables, both profit and nonprofit support entities, and field consultants and vendors.

    • Develop and maintain relationships and communication with Texas thought leaders, donor advisors, and non-partner organizations

    • Cultivate and manage the relationships in an ongoing manner, both to share information about EVC with partners and to collect information to share with EVC that is in direct support of achieving partner goals and program.

    • Identify, navigate, and resolve any in-state relationship challenges, disputes, or barriers that impact partner goals and program.

    • With other EVC staff, communicate with national partners on the status of Texas program

  • Texas Program Plan Creation and Implementation

    • Rapidly draft a 2022 plan for Texas that includes:

      • Program

        • An understanding of c3/c4 electoral activity by grassroots organizations

        • A plan to introduce potential partners to EVC

        • Outline of future options for site-based, mail, and digital program

        • Potential partners to work with EVC to better understand Texas voter registration and the approach used by grassroots organizations.

      • Data

        • A development timeline and list of responsibilities for Blocks, Quality Control, and other partner tools

        • A plan to secure recent registration program metrics from potential partners for EVC analysis

      • Risk Assessment and Legal

        • A timeline for risk assessment of EVC and potential partners

    • Move quickly to implement the plan, including:

      • Train and supervise 1-2 Texas Program Managers whose exclusive focus is VR implementation.

      • Train in-state regional VR Coordinators who report to the Program Managers and whose focus is to provide field and quality control support to regional offices of partner organizations

      • Work with Training Director to modify all trainings to include Texas-specific modules as needed

      • Represent Program with the Data Department and Politech as the Texas version of Blocks is implemented and continues to evolve. 

      • Work with the Data Department and external actors to negotiate and set up various stages of the data pipeline for Texas.

  • Other Responsibilities

    • Provide regular reports on Texas program to other EVC staff

    • Lead on drafting any Texas-related materials for meetings of the EVC Leadership Team and Boards

    • Lead on drafting any external facing Texas-related materials, including for national partners, prospective and potential donors, and others as needed.

    • Support, through both indirect and direct involvement, any fundraising efforts with the Executive Director and Chief of Staff, including building and maintaining relationships with Texas funders.

    • Partner with staff and vendors to design and implement the Texas version of crisis comms and risk assessment processes and training programs

    • Be Texas point of contact for any incidents

  • Texas Future Planning

    • Directly lead the development of a long-term plan for Texas, including goals and budgets, ready for presentation in Fall (Oct-Dec) 2022 for decision making.


This is a great opportunity for someone who:

  • Believes EVC’s Model for QC and cares about the ability to scale our systems in more communities of color.

  • Believes that embedding equity and inclusion in every level of the work and values the role of partnership in successful civic engagement work

  • Enjoys coming up with creative solutions to big questions through collaboration, and is able to use immediate challenges as windows into future opportunities

  • Brings civic engagement experience working for or with groups that serve communities of color 


CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Growth mindset: demonstrated ability to take and receive feedback with professionalism and grace from peers and staff as well as supervisors

  • Relentlessly goal-oriented: enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals; willing to go over, under, around, or through any obstacle that gets in the way of meeting goals with a proven track record of creating and executing/managing comprehensive strategic goals

  • Cultural competency: able to build relationships and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders across multiple lines of identity difference

  • Keeps Calm in Stressful Situations: demonstrated capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done

REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ROLE

  • Detail oriented, understands how to take in significant amounts of communication and information and organize, manage, use, and share it back to different audiences

  • Able to balance being responsible for the overall progress and success of the state’s effort while not being the direct decision maker or manager of the day-to-day operations being run by partners

  • Successful track record of maintaining, and leveraging political relationships to successfully manage turfing amongst civic engagements organizations

  • Successful track record of maintaining, and leveraging political relationships to successfully  build at scale civic engagement operations

  • Extremely knowledgeable and conversant in field operations and, ideally, voter registration site-based programs, with the ability to talk canvassing numbers, discuss turf coordination, and promote and brainstorm field engagement techniques.

  • Able to build and manage spreadsheets for budgeting and field management in the absence of a field management software

  • Understanding of standard field reporting metrics and ability to use that for coaching, budgetary adjustment, and strategic planning

  • Experienced in creating and revising multiple budget totaling over $500,000

Helpful but not required:

  • Knowledge of Texas grassroots organizing systems

  • Experience in setting up and facilitating  multi-partner tables or networks related to electoral work

  • Experience in communicating and effectively collaborating with local and national fundraisers 

  • Competency in voter registration tools technology, including Blocks


BENEFITS AND CULTURE

 

We offer flexible remote forward work, and a generous benefits package; including 100% cost coverage of employee health benefits, 401K with an automatic employer contribution regardless of employee contribution level, virtual therapy, stipend for ergonomic office set ups and generous vacation and leave policies.


All employees must be eligible to work lawfully within the United States upon the commencement of employment. The organization does not sponsor visa applications for prospective or current staff.


Salary Range: $110,000 - $135,000/year

 

Our work is centered on creating a deeply inclusive and significantly more representative electorate. In order to be successful in this role, the candidate must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse group of staff, partners and stakeholders. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Latinx, Indigenous, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQ+ communities to apply. We are proudly an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Everybody Votes Campaign is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
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