Associate Director, Democracy Campaigns
Reports to: Managing Director, Campaigns
Location: Washington, DC, remote through Labor Day 2021
Status: Full-time, Exempt This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit; specific employment terms and conditions are subject to labor-management negotiations and a potential Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Launched in 2016, The Hub Project is a nonprofit effort comprised of a growing team of communications, research, operations, and organizing experts who have extensive experience in campaign strategy, digital, and polling and analytics. We believe in a country where everyone has the opportunity to succeed in our economy and participate in our democracy, and we make that vision a reality by partnering with advocacy groups – bringing surge capacity and coordination to build innovative and effective campaigns.
The Hub Project is looking for an experienced Associate Director of Democracy Campaigns to help run one or more public-facing programs. The Associate Director will take a lead role in public campaigns related to unrigging the rules of our democracy so that it works for Black and Brown people across the country. Our campaigns leverage a mix of grassroots organizing, paid media, and earned media tactics to advance the goals of the Hub and its partners. The Associate Director plays a significant leadership role in the development and execution of the Hub’s democracy programs.
The Associate Director will help lead a team of passionate and talented staff from across the organization to create dynamic and effective issue advocacy campaigns. You’ll help to execute programs that include robust communications, digital, research and policy, and traditional paid media plans. You’ll also be responsible for helping to build coalitions and work with a variety of vendors and partner organizations. This role also may be responsible for running small teams or short-term projects as necessary.
As Associate Director, you will:
Work with external stakeholders to conduct issue advocacy campaigns.
Build, sustain, and strengthen relationships with external stakeholders.
Develop and manage key parts of individual campaigns, including managing budgets and strategies for particular aspects of campaigns when appropriate.
Work with partners and internal staff to develop plans to generate earned media.
Help to translate polling and other research into communications plans and materials for campaigns.
Work to execute large-scale paid media efforts on traditional and digital media.
Lead campaign-specific calls and coordinate efforts with internal staff across communications, operations, digital, research, and federal affairs departments
Develop and approve materials for campaigns. Integrate with the Hub’s communications, research, and digital teams to ensure the local partners have resources to advocate on a variety of important issues.
Perform other duties as assigned.
You are committed to a just and inclusive democracy that centers racial justice and ensures our political systems work for people across the country.
You have experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
You have experience incorporating the perspectives of multiple communities, specifically marginalized communities, in considering the impact and outcomes of decision-making.
You have 5 years relevant experience working on political or advocacy campaigns.
You are an excellent writer and editor who has prior experience working with earned media, social media, and how press strategies fit within the context of an issue-advocacy campaign.
You excel at building and maintaining relationships with partner organizations and individuals.
You like working across various tactics on campaigns, developing processes for approvals and moving the ball forward to achieve campaign goals. You are open to evolving responsibilities and enjoy working on multiple issues and projects.
You’re comfortable working under tight deadlines in a dynamic environment.
You’re well-organized and enjoy helping others achieve common goals.
How to apply
To begin the application process, click “Apply For This Job.” This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from The Hub. Thank you for your interest.
Comprehensive benefits package that includes employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.
New Venture Fund Careers
The Hub is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
About The Hub Project
The Hub Project builds coalitions and provides resources, capacity, infrastructure, and expertise to partners in the progressive movement. With experience in communications, digital, organizing, and research, we bring our skills to advocacy campaigns working to strengthen our democracy, protect access to health care, and ensure the economy works for everyone. We work closely with partners across the progressive movement to add value behind the scenes and propel campaigns across the finish line.
The Hub Project is made up of organizers, communicators, digital strategists, creatives, researchers, and operations professionals. We pull together coalitions and build winning grassroots campaigns from the ground up. We craft messages and creative that cut through the clutter online, on air, and in the press. And we do our research. We’re here to help campaigns and coalitions scale up, meet the moment, and do what needs to be done to win.