Position Overview

Seed the Vote seeks a dynamic, resourceful Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Manager to join our innovative team. The Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Manager is in their element developing and implementing successful volunteer recruitment strategies and mobilizing others to join or launch ambitious volunteer recruitment efforts. A natural relationship-builder, they have top-notch communication skills to build trust and motivate and organize volunteers and other contributors. This position will help lead volunteer engagement and leadership development efforts with Seed the Vote, and participate in relationship-building with partner organizations as needed. This is a full-time and remote (in-person an option if in Bay Area) position that works closely with Seed the Vote’s senior staff. The Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Manager reports directly to the Organizing Director.

Primary Responsibilities

We are building a small and nimble team, which may require roles to shift and staff members to pitch in to do a variety of types of work. In all duties and responsibilities, this position exercises discretion and independent judgment.

Volunteer Leadership Development

Provide opportunities and develop the capacity of Seed the Vote leaders to be meaningful contributors to Seed the Vote’s work
Manage recruitment, training, and growth for volunteer leaders to take on higher level roles
Work with the Seed the Vote leadership to design, develop, & manage, volunteer leadership roles & structures
Hold volunteer leadership meetings to engage volunteer leaders in Seed the Vote’s work

Volunteer recruitment

Activate prospective volunteers to become involved in partner organizations’ activities through phone calls, relational organizing, virtual events, or texting.
Co-build distributed and digital strategies to reach out and follow-up with prospective or past volunteers.
Delegate appropriate tasks to volunteer leaders and/or captains.
Provide support, guidance and feedback to volunteers and volunteer leaders
Prepare materials to support voter outreach work
Ensure the organization’s purpose is conveyed to the public.

Phone bank management

Lead volunteer phone bank program including:
Prepare materials and logistics
Train and support phone bank captains
Adjust program based on feedback from volunteers and partners
Communicate with partner organizations about phone bank needs and updates
Update materials and plan based on emerging election needs in different states
Recruit volunteer phone bankers and phone bank captains

Event planning

Plan and manage logistics related to in-person and virtual activities and events for volunteer recruitment and fundraising
Work with other staff members to delegate responsibilities of event planning and management

Essential Qualifications

Manager-level experience in community organizing.
Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to prioritize and balance multiple tasks and projects.
Highly organized, efficient, and systematic, with strong time management skills.
Self-motivated; ability to drive your own work and proactively communicate with colleagues.
Proven track record of strong judgment and decision-making
High emotional intelligence and grounded leadership skills to foster trust, collaboration and mutual accountability with staff.
Proven commitment to social justice and electoral work to build long term power of working class communities and communities of color.

Preferred Qualifications

Years of success leading grassroots organizing, communications, electoral work and educational justice.

Physical Demands

Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk, for extended periods of time with or without reasonable accommodation.
Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard and other technology.
Able to see or read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids.
Able to speak clearly and in audible tones on the phone and in person and to be understood by others.
Able to hear and understand speech at typical levels in person and over the telephone.
Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions

Work Environment & Length of Assignment

This position may be remote or a remote/in office hybrid. STV has an office in the San Francisco Bay Area, but the employee can live anywhere.
This is a temporary position which will begin in January 2024 and end December 2024.
This is a full time, benefits eligible position.


The annual salary for the Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Manager is between $60,000 – $70,000, final salary is dependent upon candidates experience and qualifications. Seed the Vote provides competitive benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision) and paid time off.


How to Apply: Submit your resume, cover letter and three references through this portal. The position is open until filled.

Seed the Vote and Everyday People PAC contract with Resilient Strategies LLC for backend and operational support including hiring and employment. Resilient Strategies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Folks who are queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, parents, are/have been system-impacted, are immigrants, and anyone who has experienced systemic oppression and/or gender-based violence are encouraged to apply. Pursuant of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

About Seed the Vote

Seed the Vote is a grassroots, social justice organization mobilizing volunteers to defeat right wing politics by supporting the electoral work of grassroots organizations in swing states and building the long term power of working class communities and communities of color.