America Votes works with over 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections and protect every American’s right to vote.
Since 2003, America Votes has been the common link between many of the largest and most influential issue and membership organizations in the country, serving as the coordination hub of the progressive community. America Votes’ work has brought together a wide range of causes and built a unified coalition that has transformed how the progressive community works. Together, they have engaged communities across the country to take action on critical issues – from fighting for working families, to advancing women’s healthcare, to protecting the environment, and more – and mobilized millions of voters to turn out on Election Day.
America Votes works year-round nationally and in more than 20 key states, acting as a permanent campaign to continually advance progressive causes, modernize elections and win elections. America Votes provides a range of services to partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states.
America Votes also works to improve election systems and fight back against efforts to suppress voters, taking the lead throughout their state network to coordinate and execute advocacy campaigns with allies to reform elections and modernize the voting process.
America Votes is committed to developing long-term roadmaps and setting critical goals for states in 2021. With an eye on redistricting and the consequences of extreme conservative gerrymanders, these efforts are essential to building progressive power in the states, session-by-session and election-by-election.
America Votes and their partner organizations are at the heart of the progressive movement’s effort to advance policies and win elections. In 2020, the America Votes coalition deployed their largest-ever voter engagement and mobilization effort to millions of voters. In 2021-2022, the coalition will be on the ground educating and mobilizing voters.
America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity through organizational systems and policies that are consistently tested, evaluated and updated. Some organizational priorities include:
America Votes is seeking a thoughtful, confident leader with a proven record of success as a campaign strategist and a manager of people and operations to serve as one of three Deputy Directors, States.
These newly created positions will work directly with the national field team to support the America Votes’ state table network including fostering the growth, sustainability, and effectiveness of existing and emerging state tables.
The Deputy Director directly manages a set of states within the state network and supports state teams in the development, implementation, and analysis of state campaign plans, both advocacy and electoral with an emphasis on direct voter contact and education.
The Deputy Director will be a goal oriented, collaborative team player with experience developing and managing electoral issue campaigns, targeting, and modeling.
The ideal candidate is an exceptional communicator who leads by example, brings experience and humility managing high-performing teams to the role and is comfortable frequently switching between offering high-level strategic advice and developing complex spreadsheets.
Candidates should be thoughtful, experienced leaders who bring a track record of fostering collaborative relationships and seeking and delivering feedback as a manager. All candidates should bring excellent judgment, flexibility, creativity and strong emotional intelligence. Candidates should be highly organized, detail-oriented and thrive handling multiple projects simultaneously in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
There is no education requirement for this position. Candidates from a range of educational and professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Salary is commensurate with experience, $100,000-110,000, Benefits for this position include health, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation, paid sick days, and parental leave, as well as 401(K) after six months of continuous service with the organization.
This management position reports to the National Field Director.
The location of these positions is flexible. Some travel and reasonable access to an airport is required. America Votes has offices located in DC, CO, FL, GA, MI, MN, NC, NH, NM, NV, OH, PA, and WI. America Votes is currently working remotely; however, if you are based in a state with an AV office, a hybrid approach may be possible, depending on local guidance.
Submit a cover letter and resume online at: https://grossmansolutions.applytojob.com. The cover letter should be concise, compelling and outline why you are the right person for this position. Only applications submitted through this website will be considered. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
America Votes sees its commitment to racial equity as an integral part of its success. Applicants are encouraged to reflect on how they see themselves contributing to America Votes’ work on advancing racial equity.
America Votes is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. America Votes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under local, state or federal law. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.