Position: Deputy Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Status: Full-time, 40 hours salary-exempt
Salary Range: $50-65K with benefits, (compensation commensurate with experience)
Required : Must be able to meet on occasional evening and weekend hours, specifically during election cycle, ability to commute statewide, driver license needed.
About Us: MassVOTE is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to advance voter participation and fair elections through its legislative advocacy and voter participation work. Our work is aims to promote a culture of active political participation by providing individuals, local community, and civic organizations with the tools they need to organize, register, and educate voters. MassVOTE emphasis has been on historically disenfranchised communities to ensure they are registered, educated, and activated in sustaining yearlong civic engagement programming. In the long-term, Mass Vote’s sees it work as continuing the work of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, ensuring transparency, access and fairness is advanced by elections that allow everyone an equal opportunity to participate and vote and every community has a voice in our common political, social and economic future.
About the Position: The Deputy Director will work closely with the Executive Director and staff to help manage the organization growth, capacity and resources. This position primary role will be to carry out the organization’s strategic plan and achieving MassVOTE programmatic
goals. The Deputy Director will have direct oversight and management of MassVOTE Democracy for Non-Profit civic engagement year long program and training objectives.Some of the key responsibilities consist managing the:
a. Organization Civic Engagement Initiatives (CEI), development, capacity and
b. CEI program design, planning, implementing, assessment and ongoing
c. Supervision Democracy for Non-Profit (DNP) program staff, interns, volunteers,
and program participants.
d. Developing DNP message, strategy and communication activities.
The position requires a high level of motivation; be well organized and a multi-tasker, with the ability to relate to and work with diverse groups and individuals. The ideal candidate should possess cultural understanding of MassVOTE focused community that is comprised of 75% neighborhoods of color, low income and youth. This person must have, a passion for grassroots advocacy, base building and voter mobilization particularly from the Rising Massachusetts Electorate comprised of low income, new citizens and youth.
Position Main Responsibilities:
● Work closely with Executive Director and MassVOTE staff to develop and support capacity building initiatives that further enhance MassVOTE mission.
● Manage day-to-day elements of of the civic engagement (CEI) program including the ability to manage a grant proposal, planning, reporting, evaluating and budgeting.
● Support with designing, reviewing and revising MassVOTE civic engagement training, educational materials, and new voter engagement initiatives.
● Represent the organization in external partners, coalition and campaign meetings.
● Bachelor’s degree and/or 3 years or more of equivalent experience, particularly in community organizing, voter engagement and/or issue campaigns.
● Commitment to advancing social and racial justice and voting rights.
● Experience working with diverse communities, open to the ability to build trusting relationships with a people from a range of experience, background and abilities.
● Comfort and experience working with technology, particularly with Microsoft applications and online platforms.
● Experience in planning and facilitating convening’s, trainings, and workshops.
● Strong listening, coordination and communication skills.
● Planning and organizing abilities, experience in network and coalition building.
● Ability to provide individual, organizational and collective planning and processes.
● Strong team player with a willingness to engage in various activities as needed as well as take initiative.
● Willingness to be an avid learner and ability to seek resources to advance personal and organizational development.
● Bilingual in Spanish or other language a plus but not a requirement.
To apply: Submit a brief cover letter with resume, references, any salary requirements to Hiring
Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please no phone inquiries. Candidates are encouraged to
apply as soon as possible. Thank you!
Timeline: Anticipate position filled with qualified candidate by March 2018.
MassVOTE is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) organization and actively seeks a diverse
pool of candidates. MassVOTE provides EEO to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
41 West Street, Suite 700 ● Boston, MA 02111 ● (617) 542-8683 ● www.massvote.orgShare