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. $78,771 or $85,860, depending on experience.

About the opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Associate on our Partner Success Team to support the partner managers in developing strong relationships with national and state-wide campaigns and organizations. This role will support Vote Rev’s partners in successfully implementing our evidence-based tactics in line with research-informed best practices. Additionally, the Senior Associate will work closely with the rest of the Partner Success Team to develop well-tested resources and internal systems to track partner relationship health. This is a full-time role and reports to the Senior Partnership Manager

A successful candidate will:

  • Be excited about the opportunity to work closely with progressive campaigns and organizations to help them successfully implement existing relational turnout tactics, as well as pilot new innovations developed by our research team
  • Have experience in successful project management and administrative assistance
  • Have an appetite for growth in the area of progressive politics and partner success

Responsibilities

As a Senior Associate on the Partner Success Team, you will play a crucial role in supporting our partners and ensuring that more progressive candidates win elections. Your responsibilities with this work include (but are not limited to):

Partner success

  • Support partner outreach: Support partner managers to source, cultivate, and maintain relationships with independent, c4, and c3 organizations and unions in key U.S. Senate and presidential battleground states.
  • Support successful partner implementations: Support partner managers with partner intake, maintenance, training, coaching, and troubleshooting. Manage local partners.
  • Manage inbound requests: Manage inbound requests from campaigns and organizations, support as needed, elevating common needs and requests.
  • Help manage partner training: Help lead partners in building Vote Rev tactical fluency via training and direct coaching, including managing training calendar, content, and office hours.
  • Prepare for partner inquiries: Develop and manage response templates, resource categories, and tracking of and for common partner inquiries.
  • Create and maintain resources: Help develop 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. Oversee timely updates to resources as new best practices and research arises.
  • Manage data: Use internally agreed upon systems to manage partner data, ensuring that data is accurate and entered in a timely manner.

Internal team support 

  • Administrative support: File, prepare, and distribute supportive tactical resources and internal documentation. Take partner call notes, prepare meeting agendas and support partner managers with scheduling. Proofread team reports, digests, and write-up materials for errors, omission, and consistency. Implement necessary changes to goal tracking systems and materials.
  • Systems support: Propose systems solutions for internal data management and tracking, including for Copper, Asana, and other 3rd party platforms.
  • Vendor support: Support senior partner success team staff with vendors, including sourcing and recommending vendors for various projects as needed.
  • Tech platform expertise: Stay current with changes in technology across main text, phones, and canvassing platforms (e.g. Reach, Impactive). Manage changes to recommendations for implementing Vote Rev tactics within platforms.
  • Partner resource management: Conduct minor training and implementation resource amendments as needed, and support development of new materials.
  • Support organizational research: Contribute to organization-wide research through field work, inter-departmental brainstorming sessions as needed; bringing a partner-oriented lens to the work.
  • Special projects: Work on special projects as assigned.

Requirements for the role

  • At least 3+ years of experience working for or with electoral campaigns or political organizations (or equivalent experience that would ensure an understanding of common campaign needs, programming, and timelines)
  • Understanding of how campaign and electoral space functions, particularly the key decision-makers and leading organizations
  • Successful volunteer management experience, from recruitment to training and program launch
  • Experience training medium – large groups (20 – 100 ppl)
  • Experience in performing essential direct voter contact tactics successfully – like canvassing, texting, phonebanking
  • Familiarity with some of the most common campaign tech platforms (ie. VAN, PDI, Hustle, Thrutext, Reach, Spoke, Impactive)
  • Proficiency in Google suite products (slides, sheets, docs, etc.)
  • Commitment to an inclusive and equitable workplace
  • Strong verbal communication skills and emotional intelligence – this work requires building trust with partners and stakeholders; comfortable with public speaking

Preferred but not required

  • Familiarity with firewalls, time-tracking, and in-kinding as it relates to campaigns
  • 1+ year of administrative experience, proposing and managing systems for program management and data tracking
  • Some experience with a CRM to manage partner relationships (e.g. Salesforce, Hubspot, Copper etc.)
  • 1 + year of experience managing teams, volunteers, coalitions, or partners to action
  • Experience fostering buy-in and building partnerships with local campaigns or growing, mid-size organizations
  • Familiarity with relational organizing and relational turnout programs and tactics
  • Spanish language fluency a plus

Reasons to love this role

  • Your team’s work will support a unique blend of canvassing 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 on across many of the top Democratic campaigns and organizations, potentially generating an election-changing number of votes in 2024!

Questions in lieu of cover letter
You will be asked to answer some questions in lieu of a cover letter. Do not submit a cover letter.

Compensation and benefits

  • Compensation: $78,771 or $85,860, 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.
  • Case study: The case study should take no more than 45 min. and is designed to learn more about your campaign and partner support skills.
  • Phone interview: This will be a 30-minute conversation with a member of the Vote Rev team, and might include answering scenario-based questions.
  • 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 two 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.