Washington, DC; Remote during COVID-19 pandemic | May 12, 2020
Women are on the cusp of becoming the most powerful force in America. But to fundamentally transform this country, we need to pull together the millions of women and amplify and expand their civic engagement. Supermajority Education Fund is a new effort to build women’s power across the country by training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community who will lead the fight for gender equity. We will provide women with the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to channel the energy and activism of this moment and build it into a long-term movement for change.
Our goal is to engage millions of women and others who share common values on the need to achieve gender equity. Supermajority Education Fund will provide the training and community-building to help people both stay engaged and also increase their skills and confidence as advocates and grassroots organizers. We seek to build a national cohort of leaders that is multiracial and intergenerational, representing the diversity of our country, who learn from us and from each other about the powerful possibility of women. Through ongoing exposure to leaders, community efforts, and issue education, we will create a united force across America that can work together to create the will to make substantive progress on issues that affect millions of women – from reproductive equity to affordable child care to equal pay. Supermajority Education Fund was created out of the belief that women know how to solve these problems but we need a trained, organized, and united national movement in order to make real lasting change.
Supermajority Education Fund seeks a dynamic, experienced, and entrepreneurial Deputy Political Director to support our political program. Reporting to the Political Director, the Deputy Political Director will bring deep knowledge about and passion for progressive electoral politics, experience designing and implementing political strategy, commitment to racial equity, and exceptional relationship and coalition building skills. All duties can be conducted virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Essential Responsibilities and Activities
Advance & Implement Organizational Political Strategies
- In partnership with the political director and other key staff, develop and implement voter information and election protection strategies, as well as issue advocacy efforts
- Track and learn from the national, state, and local electoral organizing landscape, including developments and best practices surfaced by other national organizing intermediaries and networks, national constituency organizations, election protection organizations, and allies in the labor, faith, and civil rights arena.
- Monitor demographic and political trends related to voting and civic participation amongst women.
Develop & Maintain Political/Partner Relationships
- Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders, including progressive organizations, grasstops leaders across the country, labor leaders, constituency leaders, trainers, and more.
- Advance aligned efforts in coalition with key partners and represent the organization at key local, state, and national tables.
- Other projects, as needed.
**This position may also involve engaging in the following activities through employment by an associated 501(c)(4) organization, the Sixteen Thirty Fund:
- Build and manage relationships with key stakeholders, candidates and campaigns, elected officials, and political party infrastructure.
- In partnership with the political director and other key staff, develop and help lead organizational political, voter engagement, and voter contact strategies.
- Develop and lead voter education and election protection activities.
- Support the September 2020 Day of Action and subsequent GOTV efforts.
- Work with staff to build their understanding and use of electoral tools and strategies in the context of community organizing.
The successful candidate must have the following skills and qualities:
- Deep passion for and knowledge about electoral politics and the progressive movement infrastructure: You are excited to put your skills and relationships to work in the context of the Supermajority mission and priorities.
- Experience leading political program initiatives: You can demonstrate previous experience and are ready to incorporate learnings and best practices. You can set goals and put a plan in place, and direct both strategy and people to execute towards that end.
- Strong racial equity analysis, skills, and practice: You consistently integrate a deep understanding of key racial equity concepts into work projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions on race, class, and other group identities within the context of job responsibilities and projects.
- Self-initiative and advanced project management skills: You are self-directed and thrive in dynamic and ambiguous environments. You can delegate effectively, manage multiple priorities, organize a large volume of work and keep it flowing through the pipeline. You are tenacious and proactive with the ability to get things done.
- Excellent relationship building skills: You are able to build positive, enduring relationships with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and organizations and leverage those relationships in service of organizational goals.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate virtually: You are efficient and comfortable with Slack and Google Suite, responsive via email, and willing to participate in virtual meetings as needed.
The strongest candidates will also have some of the following skills and experience:
- A robust network of key staff in politics and the progressive infrastructure.
- Experience advancing voting rights and election protection policies, as well as communicating voter information.
- Political campaign experience.
- The annual salary starts at $90,000.
- Supermajority Education Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund, provides a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; paid time off; and retirement benefits.
How to Apply
Please submit a resume here. Applications will be reviewed as they come in. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 22, 2020.
New Venture Fund Careers
Supermajority Education Fund 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.
Super Majority Education Fund collaborates and shares resources with Sixteen Thirty Fund’s Supermajority project.
About Koya Leadership Partners
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