Title: Democracy for Non-Profit Coordinator
Area of Focus: Voting, Democracy and Civic Engagement
Contact Person: Cheryl Clyburn Crawford (617) 542-8683
Location: 41 West Street Suite 700, Boston, MA (Downtown)
Scope: Full-time, exempt position with benefits. 40 hours/week must be available for occasional evening and weekend hours, specifically during election cycle.
Overview of Organization: MassVOTE is a statewide non-partisan, nonprofit organization working to advance electoral justice through legislative advocacy, programming and voter engagement. We promote a culture of active political participation, through providing local grassroots groups and civic organizations with the tools they need to organize, register, and educate voters. Our emphasis has been on historically disenfranchised communities by ensuring they are registered, educated and activated for consistent civic engagement. In the long-term, our work is to advance electoral justice a critical part of a larger infrastructure for social change and supporting organizations that are advancing social, economic, and racial justice.
Overview of Position: The Democracy for Non-Profit (D4NP) Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director in supporting and advancing the organization civic engagement activities, the young civic leaders program and electoral legislative campaigns. The position key role is coordinating, developing and implementing civic engagement training, innovative voter engagement projects and coordinating of re-granting voter engagement initiatives. The primary responsibility consist of three major areas:
- Civic Engagement Initiative (CEI): A technical assistance re-granting project that supports community based organizations and groups to build and sustain their civic engagement and voter engagement program. The overall goals of this initiative is to build power, increase civic engagement activities and improve voter participation in communities with a majority of low-income, youth and people of color.
- Voter Activation: The voter activation network is currently in its development and pilot stage with the overall objective to develop a network of voters that will cultivate, educate and mobilize inactive voters; creating them into consistent voters. Currently, the organization is piloting the B500-Boston network with the goal to have 10,000 inactive voters consistently coming out to vote by 2018.
- Electoral Campaigns: Encompasses the organization’s legislative and voter access campaigns to advance voter access, transparency and accountability for voters across Massachusetts. The campaigns selected promote and advance issues that directly impact MassVOTE voters and support social, economic and racial justice issues. Currently, the campaigns consist of advancing re-precincting and implementation of early voting and pre-registration election reform.
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree and/or associate degree with 3 years or more of equivalent experience, particularly in community organizing, voter engagement and/or issue campaigns.
- Commitment and understanding of social justice movements and advancing voting rights, access and accountability.
- Experience working with diverse communities with the ability to build trusting and supportive relationships with a diverse group of people.
- Comfortable and experience working with technology and particularly with Microsoft applications and online platforms.
- Experience in planning small to large convenings, events, trainings and workshops.
- Strong listening, facilitation and communication skills.
- Experience in designing interactive trainings and workshops that serve a diverse range of communities.
- Excellent planning and organizing abilities, including coalition building.
- Strong ability to provide assistance to organizations on a one-on-one basis and in a group environment.
- Strong experience ability to prioritize work activities and use time effectively.
- Strong team player with a willingness to engage in various activities as needed.
- Willingness to be an avid learner and ability to seek resources to advance personal and organizational development.
- Ability to thrive in a highly dynamic, flexible and fast-paced environment.
To apply: Please submit a brief cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and references to Hiring Manager at email@example.com. Bilingual in Spanish or other language is plus but not a requirement.
Timeline: Position to start June 2016.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
MassVOTE is an Equal Employment Opportunity organization and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.
41 West Street, Suite 700 ● Boston, MA 02111 ● (617) 542-8683 ● www.massvote.orgShare