Overview

ROLE TYPE. This is a full-time, cycle role with an end date of November 29, 2024.

LOCATION. Remote. This role requires about 30% travel.

APPLICATION DEADLINE. Rolling application. We will accept applications until May 14, 2024, but please get in your application as soon as possible.

COMPENSATION: $93,588, or $102,011, or $111,192 depending on experience.

About the opportunity

Vote Rev and Vote Rev Action Fund seek an experienced relationship manager with deep field expertise for the position of Manager, Partnerships to drive partner engagement and adoption of Vote Rev’s innovative voter turnout tactics. They will be responsible for spearheading efforts to generate interest among partners, and supporting them in successfully implementing tactics designed by Vote Rev, primarily focused on our marquee relational turnout tactic: site-based vote tripling (SBVT). This role will be responsible for working with the Deputy Director of Partner Success in developing and executing a strategy to ensure the success of our partnerships with progressive organizations (e.g., c4 organizations, PACs, etc.).

A successful candidate will:

  • Be an organized and experienced relationship manager with deep field expertise, who can cultivate strong relationships with a portfolio of partners and guide them to implement our innovative voter turnout tactics successfully.
  • Be excited about providing progressive organizations with end-to-end support on how to implement our tactics, including supporting with goal setting, hands-on training, and technical assistance.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the progressive political landscape, deep knowledge of how progressive organizations conduct electoral work, and first-hand experience with organizing, GOTV, or other campaign-specific field work.
  • This role is full-time and reports to the Deputy Director of Partner Success.

Responsibilities

As a Manager, Partnerships you will play a crucial role in supporting our partners and ensuring successful implementation of Vote Rev’s suite of tactics in order to elect more progressive candidates. Your responsibilities with this work include (but are not limited to):

Partner success, relationship development, and support

  • Support partnership pipeline development: Work with Deputy Director to source, cultivate, and maintain relationships with independent, c4, and c3 organizations and unions in key U.S. Senate and presidential battleground states.
  • Relationship management: Oversee relationships with a portfolio of partners. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders at these partner organizations.
  • Support successful partner implementations: Support partner implementations of existing and new Vote Rev tactics, particularly in-person relational turnout tactics such as site-based vote tripling. This includes goal setting, coaching, and technical assistance, leading trainings for canvassers and volunteers, and adapting training materials to partners’ needs.
  • Data management and reporting: Use internally agreed upon systems to manage partner data. Report data to the team, ensuring that information is accurate and entered in a timely manner. Coach partners in data management, while supporting them in accurate data collection.
  • Maintain accounts in CRM: Use internally agreed upon systems to manage partner data in Copper, ensuring partner information is up to date and accurate.
  • Serve as partner spokesperson: Elevate needs and opportunities of partners to the partner success team (PST), recommending tailored solutions. Support creation of solutions to common partner issues.

Organizational success and support

  • Create and maintain resources: Support development of implementation resources, such as 1-pagers, guides, training materials and volunteer resources, in accordance with best practices. Identify new resource needs based on partner input, recommending content and format.
  • Talent development: Potentially manage and cultivate junior staffers who will support the work on the independent side of the PST.
  • Refine innovations: Work with the PST and Research Team in the field to test refinements to our tactics. Elevate partner ideas about research and questions about our tactics for further study. Lead work with partners on small-scale, proof-of-concept pilots of new innovations.
  • Continuous improvement of partner success systems: Constantly monitor the effectiveness of our partner support tools and systems, with an eye toward improvements that can allow us to be as effective as possible; support implementation of new tools and systems for partner success where appropriate.
  • Support in building buzz: Represent Vote Rev on panels and at conferences as needed.
  • Elevate partner success: Share stories of partner success with Deputy Director of Communications and Vote Rev’s development team to amplify Vote Rev’s work.

Requirements for the role

  • At least 7 years of organizing and/or sales experience in civic engagement or advocacy organizations, or electoral campaigns (or equivalent experience that would ensure an understanding of common campaign needs, programming, and timelines)
  • 1 – 2 years of experience managing staff
  • Thorough understanding of how the campaign and electoral space functions, particularly of the key decision-makers and leading organizations
  • Expertise in executing essential direct voter contact programs successfully — such as canvassing, texting, and phonebanking
  • Understanding of relational tactics and how to layer them in field programs
  • Success at training different audiences (i.e. volunteers, paid canvassers) in direct voter contact tactics
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills to steward strong, action-oriented partnerships
  • Impeccable writing, editing, presentation, and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with the most common campaign tech platforms (ie. VAN, PDI, Hustle, Thrutext, Reach, Impactive)

Preferred but not required

  • A strong network of civic engagement program staff and connectors in states such as GA, AZ, NV, PA, WI, MI, NC, or OH. Willingness to leverage your network to set up warm introductions
  • Experience fostering buy-in and building partnerships with state-wide campaigns or mid-size organizations
  • Experience working with a CRM to manage relationships (i.e. Salesforce, Copper)
  • Ability to drive strategic conversations with committees, campaigns, and state tables, as demonstrated by sales, or coalition-building experience
  • Skillful in developing training plans and resources from scratch
  • Understanding of and demonstrated past compliance with electoral firewalls
  • Spanish fluency

Reasons to love this role

  • Your team’s work will support a unique blend of field work, design, and behavioral science research. You’ll gain experience with qualitative and quantitative research methods and enable some of the most innovative tactic development in the progressive movement.
  • Vote Rev has the ability to mainstream the tactics you’ll work with to the top progressive organizations, potentially generating an election-changing number of votes in 2024!

Questions in lieu of cover letter

You’ll be asked to answer questions in lieu of a cover letter. Do not submit a cover letter.

Compensation and benefits

  • Compensation: $93,588, or $102,011, or $111,192 depending on experience..
  • Benefits: Choose from a variety of 100% employer-covered vision, dental, and medical HMO or PPO plans. We also offer partially subsidized coverage for spouses and dependents. In addition, we offer generous paid family medical/parental leave.
  • Paid time off: Employees accrue 1.5 days of PTO per month, up to a maximum of 18 days of PTO. All federal holidays, the week of July 1, 2024, and the week of December 23, 2024, and every Friday after election day are company holidays.

Timeline

We aim to close this application by May 14, 2024. Applications are reviewed as they come in, so you may be notified whether or not you are moving forward before the application closing date. If we receive a high volume of applications we may close the application sooner than May 14, 2024. The steps in the process are:

  • Resume and application questionnaire screen: This step is to establish the baseline for candidates we will advance through the process. This is the form linked on this page.
  • Phone interview: This will be a 30-minute conversation with a member of the Vote Rev team, and might include answering scenario-based questions.
  • Case study: The case study should take no more than one hour and is designed to learn more about your campaign and partner support skills.
  • Final interviews: Applicants will be called back for a set of final-round interviews with the Hiring Manager and other members of the Vote Rev team. This will require up to three hours of time during business hours.
  • References: We will ask for three professional or personal references for our top one or two candidates to learn more about working with them.
  • Job offer: We provide our best and final offer in terms of compensation, which will be within the salary band shown in the job description. We base our offer on the number of years of relevant study and work experience and where that fits within our internal salary leveling system. We do not negotiate salary or other benefits due to research finding that introducing opportunities to negotiate results in pay disparities that are not correlated with competency.
    We expect to make an offer no later than May 28, 2024, with preference for a start date shortly after the offer is accepted.

About the organization

Vote Rev is a PAC that designs and quickly mainstreams field-tested voter engagement innovations to help Democrats win. Its sister organization, Vote Rev Action Fund (VRAF), works with and for nonprofits that amplify the power of historically disenfranchised communities. The two organizations design prototypes of new voter and civic engagement tactics, refine early-stage but promising ideas, and then stress test those ideas, subjecting them to randomized controlled trials. Through this work, they develop new tactics to mobilize hard-to-reach voters and boost turnout. Vote Rev and Vote Rev Action Fund  – with a shared staffing structure where each team member dedicates a portion of their time to each entity – support progressive campaigns and nonprofit organizations, respectively, to help them implement these tactics at scale through end-to-end support services.

In 2020 (when we were known as “VoteTripling.org”), Vote Rev and VRAF released polling place vote tripling (PPVT) — an in-person relational voter engagement tactic — and trained dozens of partners on it, including the Biden-Harris campaign. Vote Rev’s partners’ 94,000 canvasser-hours of PPVT produced 1,100,000 friend-to-friend reminders to vote – 5x as many as the official Biden campaign app! PPVT was featured in The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.

Since then, we’ve designed and tested other simple and powerful tactics, including site-based vote tripling (SBVT) (formerly known as high-traffic on-the-spot (HTOTS) relational turnout), an in-person, second-generation PPVT done at non-polling place high-traffic sites. In 2022, campaigns and allied organizations using PPVT and SBVT produced 450K relational reminders — and during the 2022 Georgia Senate Runoff, VRAF ran a lightning-fast randomized trial of SBVT that proved its effectiveness at boosting turnout and mobilizing hard-to-reach voters.

In 2024, we’ll boost over ten thousand net votes through Vote Rev’s work mainstreaming these tactics to Democratic campaigns and allied organizations, and VRAF’s work mainstreaming them to nonpartisan civic engagement organizations!

Vote Rev and VRAF are based in Los Angeles, CA, with an additional office in downtown Brooklyn, NY, and employees nationwide. We are dedicated to creating an organization that reflects the diversity of the country we serve. We strongly encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in campaigns and voter engagement nonprofits to apply.

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, lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or DACA recipient. We are not able to sponsor work visas. By applying to this role, you are acknowledging that you are a U.S. Citizen, DACA recipient, or current Legal Permanent Resident.

Requirements for the organization

  • Commitment to the mission of the organization to design and quickly mainstream field-tested voter engagement innovations that amplify the power of historically disenfranchised communities
  • Commitment to understand and actively oppose racism and promote equity
  • Commitment to working with and for teams of diverse individuals, and, to reducing disparities in whose voice is heard in the electoral space
  • Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity and ability to build relationships and collaborate across lines of difference

Application Instructions

Women, Black and Indigenous People of Color, People with Disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications will only be accepted electronically.

OPTIONAL: Please listen to this podcast to familiarize yourself with our work, and also visit www.voterev.org/media for more resources if you are interested.
Fill out the application form on this page.
You will be asked to provide information about yourself, a resume, and to answer some questions in lieu of a cover letter.
Do not submit a cover letter.
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, lawful permanent resident (green card holder), or DACA recipient. We are not able to sponsor work visas. By applying to this role, you are acknowledging that you are a U.S. Citizen, DACA recipient, or current Legal Permanent Resident.

MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY
Vote Rev Action Fund is committed to protecting our employees and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various public health authorities and professional organizations, Vote Rev Action Fund has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its employees.

All employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted (once eligible) for COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment at Vote Rev Action Fund unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they get their second dose of a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or two weeks after a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, you are eligible to get a booster at least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series. If you received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, you are eligible to get a booster at least 2 months after receiving your J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccination.

New employees must be fully vaccinated before their start date unless an exemption due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice is granted.