Overview

About Run for Something
Run for Something recruits and supports young progressives running for down-ballot offices in the United States. Since launching in 2017, we’ve recruited 116,000+ young people who want to run, and we’ve endorsed over 2,200 candidates across all 50 states + DC. We’ve elected 640 candidates across 48 states – 56% are women, 58% are BIPOC, and 21% are LGBTQIA+. and all are under the age of 40. Our alumni have meaningfully and intentionally made life better for millions of Americans across the country. We are a high-reaching, hungry team changing the face of politics in America. Learn more about our work in this clip.

The Run for Something network includes Run for Something (a 527 non-federal PAC),Run for Something Action Fund (a 501c4), and Run for Something Civics (a newly launched, non-partisan 501c3).

We have ambitious plans for 2022 and beyond. Read about them in our Strategic Plan here.

We highly encourage all job applicants to visit our Careers page to learn about our work environment, values, compensation and benefits policies, interview process, and more. The deadline for submissions is September 4th.

 

Position Summary
Position Name: Elections & Endorsements Manager
Reporting Structure: This role reports to the Senior Political Manager
Location: Remote (U.S.)
Job Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Essential Duties: The primary responsibilities include oversight of Run for Something’s endorsement process, management of our election watch functionality, and tracking and management of key metrics associated with the core responsibilities outlined above.

 

Position summary:
Run for Something is currently hiring for an Elections & Endorsements Manager. In this role, you will report to the Senior Political Manager. The responsibilities of this role are central to the programming at Run for Something and are an essential function of the political department. The duties associated with this role include managing the Run for Something endorsement process. This includes preliminary vetting of applicants and shepherding applicants through the full process. This role will also be responsible for election watch duties and working with our Regional team to track electoral wins (or losses) of RFS endorsed candidates. This role will also track and monitor KPIs and progress to goal for election watch and endorsements.

 

Responsibilities

The Elections & Endorsements Manager will help RFS accomplish our strategic imperatives via:

Election watch (50% of time)
– Manage RFS election watch program, which tracks election results of endorsed candidates in real time. Responsibilities will include assigning staff to watch specific races as well as watching assigned races on big election nights,
– Research the electoral logistics of RFS endorsed candidates and their associated races through the primary and general election season. Electoral logistics includes information like how many candidates are in the race, is the election a primary or general election, is the district single or multi-member, etc.
– Collaborate across departments to ensure accurate candidate information is shared to spotlight victories.
– Complete quality control functions and verifying candidate victories (and other electoral data) of endorsed candidates in our internal database.

Endorsements (40% of time)
– Execute and project manage endorsements of 700+ annual local and state legislative candidates, including coordinating vetting deadlines with regional directors, and content & press release timelines with communications team.
– Set an annual calendar of 8-10 endorsement cycles that occur on close to a monthly basis.
– Review required endorsement documents and shepherd candidates through the endorsements process.
– Coordinate vetting of endorsement applicants with third party contractor

Tracking and management of key metrics (10%)
– Use existing tools to track and manage data
– Innovate additional ways to track, present, and communicate data

 

Key Goals
Success in this role will look like:
– Managing current systems to track and monitor elections and endorsements
– Identifying opportunities to streamline and enhance existing systems and processes
– Seamless collaboration between internal colleagues and external partners
– Thorough and accurate research regarding candidates seeking endorsement and electoral races

 

Qualifications
– Experience in state-based political (or issue-based) campaigns
– Demonstrated success in working on a team and across multiple teams
– Working knowledge of the function of elections (understanding primary elections, general elections, election results, off-year elections, etc.); excited about the possibility of engaging in election-related work
– Strong project management skills
– Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
– Strong organizational skills
– Experience tracking progress to goals, key performance indicators and other related data points
– An ability to follow processes and procedures, but also has the ability to modify, condense, or expand workflows based on organizational needs.
– Must have competency and familiarity working with software and applications like G-Suite, AirTable and other tools
– An eye towards quality control and maintaining accuracy within data sets
– Demonstrated ability to work in and contribute to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment
– Ability to demonstrate Run for Something’s organizational values: Bold & Fearless; Open & Honest; Supportive & Respectful; Progressive & Diverse; Long-term & Strategic.
– Ability to work independently for extended periods of time in a remote environment
– Strong commitment to the Run for Something mission

Run for Something is committed to building teams that reflect the diversity of our candidates, and to building equitable and inclusive environments that fully leverage the skills, potential, and unique perspectives of our employees. We strongly encourage applications from members of marginalized communities who have been disproportionately affected by lack of representation in elected office, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women, and the LGBTQIA+ and disabled communities. Learn more about our commitment here.

In order to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, all Run for Something employees are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination. Run for Something will discuss reasonable accommodations with employees who may be unable to receive a vaccine due to disability, the advice of a medical provider, or sincerely held religious beliefs.

 

Work Environment
Run for Something is (and always has been and will be) a remote office environment; you will collaborate with colleagues who are based across the United States. You should be prepared to either work from home or a location of your choosing.

When it is safe to do so, this position will require attendance at approximately 2 all-staff events per year, which may include overnight travel.

This position requires the ability to work core hours, Monday through Thursday. The standard office hours at Run for Something are 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. based on the time zone that you reside in. This position will require some nights and weekends work.

Learn more about what it’s like to work at Run for Something at our Careers page.

 

Essential Physical Requirements
– As this is a remote position, the person in this position must be able to communicate with colleagues and partners via phone, including conference and video calls, as well as written communication such as Slack and email.
– The position requires the ability to work on a computer for all or part of the work day.
– The position requires the ability to attend events which may encompass all or part of the work day.
– This position may include travel, as described above.

 

Compensation & Benefits
Salary for this position is set at $98,100. In order to counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, salaries are non-negotiable for new and current employees. Run for Something salary bands for a given staff level are benchmarked to the 75th percentile for our sector, and all new employees are paid at the entry point of those bands. Employees then have the opportunity to progress through current salary bands through annual cost of living increases and performance-based pay increases, and into new salary bands through promotions.

Learn more about our compensation policy here.

Benefits at Run for Something include:
– Four Day Work Week (learn more here)
– Unlimited Paid Time Off policy
– Platinum Medical Insurance (100% of premium covered for employees; 50% of premium covered for dependents)
– Dental and Vision Insurance (99.9% of premium covered for both employees and dependents)
– Professional Development Stipend
– Treat Yourself Stipend ($500 a year to do something that brings you joy)
– Equipment Stipend
– 401k
– Work from Home Stipend
– Cell Phone/Internet Stipend
– 12 weeks paid family leave
– Paid Sabbatical (after 3 years of service to RFS)
~ Four weeks in organization-wide holiday closures, including a two-week winter break
– Flexible, remote work environment

 

To Apply
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with priority review given to earlier applications. The deadline for applications is September 4th.

Learn more about our interview process here.

 

No phone calls, emails, or social media inquiries, please. Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to individual inquiries. We know that applying to jobs is difficult, and we do our best to alert every applicant as to their status in the process. However, be aware that you may not receive a response from us until after the application deadline has passed.

 

This search is being led by NRG Consulting Group.