Overview

Position Summary
Position Name: Manager, Alumni Support
Reporting Structure: This role reports to the Alumni Director

Essential Duties: The primary responsibilities include:
– Implement strategies to retain and increase engagement by providing direct support to our vast network of elected and non-elected prior RFS endorsees (alumni)
– Manage partnerships with external organizations and internal coaches and mentors for RFS alumni to access additional support
– Develop alumni network by strengthening relationships between alumni, structures for peer support, and new opportunities for virtual community building among alumni

 

Position summary:
Run for Something is currently hiring for a Manager, Alumni Support to support RFS alumni, who are prior RFS endorsees. In this role, you will report to the Alumni Director. This is a new position, with the opportunity to make an impact on the RFS mission by expanding the support we can provide to endorsed candidates through and beyond Election Day, setting them up for success as present and future leaders in their communities and the Democratic Party. Your primary responsibilities center on increasing engagement of our alumni, and there is space to be innovative in the strategies toward that goal. First, you will be responsible for providing direct support to elected and non-elected alumni. Second, you will be the main point person for external partners, coaches, and mentors to identify, manage, and share resources and programming to benefit alumni. Third, you will develop and implement new structures to build a stronger alumni network, allowing for peer-to-peer support and community building opportunities.

 

Responsibilities
The Manager, Alumni Support will help RFS accomplish our strategic imperatives via:

Provide direct coaching and support to alumni (approximately 30% of time):
– Develop resources and initiatives that respond in the moment to the needs of our alumni, empowering them to be effective public servants in rapid response or other timely scenarios, with a particular focus on alumni who did not win their election
– Monitor election results of endorsed candidates and manage transition communications to new alumni
– Maintain and update transition guides for recently elected and non-elected endorsees
– Conduct 1:1 conversations with new or returning alumni to provide support or input on next steps
– Help alumni navigate available resources from RFS and partners, including mentors, coaches, peers, etc.

Manage network of Coaches-in-Residence to provide direct support to alumni (approximately 25% of time):
– Identify and recruit outside coaches to provide on-demand one-on-one support for alumni on key topics of interest
– Manage coach-in-residence program, including contracting with coaches, sign-up system for alumni
– Consider opportunities for one-off program offerings from coaches, including written guides or webinars on key topics
– Track and evaluate success, and propose changes as needed

Manage and maintain the alumni network system across multiple platforms (approximately 25% of time):
– Maintain and expand virtual spaces for alumni to connect with one another
– Develop live virtual gatherings for all alumni or targeted cohorts to build relationships with one another and discuss shared challenges or interests
– Connect newly elected alumni, upon request, with past RFS alumni who can provide mentorship and support around their transition to elected office

Manage relationships with external partners supporting alumni (approximately 10% of time):
– Maintain partnerships with outside organizations focused on supporting newly elected progressive officials at the state and local level, such as Local Progress and State Innovation Exchange, and help RFS alumni navigate the resources available in this wider progressive ecosystem
– Represent RFS in other partnership spaces focused on alumni, such as the State Power Table and Future Winners program

Internal Administration of Alumni Network (approximately 10% of time):
– In collaboration with the Alumni Director, draft and send a monthly alumni email newsletter to 2,500+ alumni highlighting internal and external opportunities, resources, events, and stories.
– Monitor and track press stories and policy accomplishments of alumni, to inform storytelling and future engagement

 

Key Goals
– Expand the support and impact we can make with endorsed candidates through and beyond Election Day, setting them up for success as present and future leaders
– Engage RFS alumni through multiple channels to encourage them to rely on RFS as a continued support in their political leadership journeys after Election Day
– Increase support offerings for alumni including coaching, webinars, resources, and partnerships to increase engagement and responsiveness among alumni, and continue to scale these as the number of alumni grows annually
– Maintain active relationships with external partners and regularly share opportunities and resources from these groups with alumni.
– Grow by 50% the number of alumni engaging in virtual community with one another, and create a sustainable model for community building among alumni

 

Qualifications
– Significant project management experience, managing multiple priorities and coordinating with both internal and external stakeholders
– Significant experience on one or more electoral campaigns, especially at the local and/or state legislative level
– Strong communications skills, including written skills and verbal presentation skills, both in a virtual setting and in-person setting
– Experience managing or engaging online communities and/or organizing community members in a virtual setting
– Experience organizing and facilitating effective meetings, particularly in a remote or virtual setting
– Ability to envision, plan, and execute new programming or resources to serve the needs of diverse constituencies
– Strong relationship-building skills via email, phone, and video calls
– Extremely organized, detail-oriented, and deadline-oriented
– Experience working with diverse constituencies; ability to build relationships and facilitate discussions with demographically and geographically diverse participants
– Ability to manage up in a remote environment
– 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

 

Plus Qualifications
– Understanding of best practices around alumni engagement, such as working with school or corporate alumni programs or mentoring programs
– Experience in one-on-one coaching or advising conversations
– Experience running for or serving in elected office, or serving in an elected official’s office

 

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. The position involves attendance at a minimum of 3 departmental events which may encompass all or part of the work day, including overnight travel when necessary.

This position requires the ability to work core hours, Monday through Thursday. 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, partners, and donors via phone, including conference and video calls, as well as written communication such as Slack and email.
– This position requires the ability to work on a computer for all or part of the work day.
– This position requires the ability to attend events which may encompass all or part of the work day.
– Travel may involve transportation via airplane, car travel, or trains.
– This position serves as an event representative for Run for Something, and requires the ability to lift 25 pounds, to transport supplies from location to location, and to support load in/load when on-site for events

 

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

Work Authorization
Given campaign finance restrictions, candidates for this position must possess valid work authorizations, and cannot be foreign nationals. This means that we are legally prohibited from hiring anyone for this position who is not a US citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder).

 

To Apply
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, with priority review given to earlier applications.

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.  If you need accessibility or disability accommodations in any step of the application or interview process, please contact hiring@runforsomething.net, with the job title + “accommodation request” in the subject line.

About Run For Something

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 126,000+ young people who want to run, and we’ve endorsed over 2,300 candidates across all 50 states + DC. We’ve elected 793 candidates across 49 states – 57% are women, 57% are BIPOC, and 21% are LGBTQIA+. and all are age 40 or younger. 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 2023 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.