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Deputy Statewide organizer

About the Organization

Founded in 2008, Civic Influencers is a national nonpartisan 501 c 3 organization whose mission is to increase youth civic power and youth voting, giving emphasis to Black, Indigenous and Youth of Color. At this pivotal time, the landscape for young people understanding, and participating in, our democracy is changing so rapidly that they may never inherit the future we promised. Rigorous novel data collection and analysis are now driving our youth centric voting interventions, and determining what we are scaling. This data driven approach will have a greater impact on increasing young people’s voting and civic power.

“These times call for rigorous and data driven work, to effectively mobilize young people both on- and off-campus in strategic districts. We must bridge the town and gown divide, continue to work with two- and four-year college faculty and administrations, partner with community groups, and support young people’s participation in social justice movements.” - Maxim Thorne, Esq., Civic Influencers CEO

Re-imagining why, how and where we engage youth voters

We are committed to ensuring young voices and votes matter in our democracy. We have reimagined how and where to engage young voters. The data compels us to center racial equity and the enfranchisement of Black, Indigenous and Youth of Color (BIYoC), and to increase our work in key states and at People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs), including Tribal Campuses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and more. We adopted our Organizing, Advocacy and Learning model to equip young people to dismantle barriers to voting.

How we power young voices and votes

With surgical precision, lawmakers are depriving young people of their right to vote. They have introduced over 400 voting bills in 49 states during 2021 alone, 28 of which have already been signed into law. They are targeting BIYoC populations especially. They are gerrymandering predominantly Black colleges, banning polling sites and prohibiting voter registration on campuses, and rejecting student IDs as voter IDs. The intent is to remove youth and BIYoC voters because of their success in impacting important elections in 2020 and in January 2021.

New data-driven interventions are being deployed to help young people confront the horrifying movement of voter suppression bills across the US, which coincides with a fourth wave of COVID. We have designed three major series of interventions to dismantle new and existing barriers: Youth Civic Power, Campus Civic Power, and Institution Civic Power. We are training and deploying 600 Fellows - called “Civic Influencers” - both on- and off- campus to influence their peers and communities, through on-the-ground and digital organizing, that will lead to increased youth voter turnout and civic power.

Role Overview

Civic Influencers is seeking multiple Deputy Statewide Organizers with relevant experience in leading and organizing young people to become civic leaders on campus and in their communities

The Deputy Statewide Organizer will apply their leadership skills to manage a cohort of Civic Influencers under the supervision of their respective Statewide Organizer. They will also help build and maintain partnerships with youth leaders, administrators, faculty, staff, and community partners across their respective state(s).

Civic Influencers is recruiting four Deputy Statewide Organizers to work in the following priority states: Texas, Arizona, Georgia and Michigan.

Reporting to the Statewide Organizer, the subsequent tasks and duties will fall within the following buckets across the Organizing, Advocacy & Learning Department, including:

Programmatic Management

  • Up to 75% responsibility for the recruitment of Civic Influencers in respective state(s) both on- and off-campus, in accordance with determined state strategy(ies).
  • With guidance from the Statewide Organizer, manage a smaller cohort of Civic Influencers and provide consistent and constructive input for their semester work plans, ensuring they achieve all programmatic objectives that encourage youth to get out the vote and vote.
  • Support state and Civic Influencers meetings and trainings to share knowledge and build community amongst Civic Influencers.
  • Research and report out on voting legislation to contribute to Civic Influencers data-driven approach to combat voter suppression in its priority states and across the nation.
  • Participate in weekly staff and programmatic meetings to update the Civic Influencers team of progress within determined state(s).
  • Contribute content to daily social media posts and quarterly newsletters.
  • Write Civic Influencers success stories to be used in Donor Engagement meetings, presentations and the Annual Report.
  • Track and record Civic Influencer and Institutional assessments and reports via Airtable and Google Sheets.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or Public Policy, a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 1+ years experience working with a civic engagement organization or equivalent experience (e.g. campaign work, youth outreach, voter registration, etc.).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating organizers (e.g, youth, faculty, community partners).
  • Proactive self-starter and strong creative with the ability to develop, conceptualize and execute events, both virtual (via Zoom) and in-person.
  • Proficient on Google Suite, including Google Sheets and Google Slides.
  • Working knowledge of AirTable, Salesforce and Slack is a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate effectively and professionally with other staff, partner organizations, elected and appointed officials, corporate/business representatives, and community members.
  • Commitment to transparency, accountability, and direct communication.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage highly sensitive, confidential information using excellent judgment at all times.
  • Must have a commitment to DEI and cultural competency, including an awareness of one's own cultural worldview, a welcoming attitude towards cultural differences, an appreciative knowledge of different cultural practices and worldviews, and cross-cultural skills.
  • Experience working in a movement organization, including ones focused on Voting Rights, Social Justice, Civil Rights or Youth.
  • Experience working with or within a higher education institution, People of Color Serving Institutions (PoCSIs, e.g., HSIs and HBCUs a plus).
  • Fluent in multiple languages a plus.
  • Must complete data visualization and data gathering trainings hosted by Tableau, and other trainings as required.
  • Extremely reliable and available on evenings and weekends for occasional events and conferences.

This is a remote position, work may be performed anywhere in the United States, but priority will be given to candidates applying from the priority states mentioned above -- Texas, Arizona, Georgia and Michigan. While work may be done from anywhere, final candidates will be required to manage a traditional work schedule and be available for regular meetings and engagements during the standard work day. The salary for this position is consummate with experience, between $40,000 - $45,000.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@campuselect.org with the position title and your name in the subject line. Candidates who do not submit both will not be considered. Candidates who have been selected to move forward in the interview process will be contacted directly.

Civic Influencers is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or class. We value diversity on our team and strongly encourage people of color, Indigenous people, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and all qualified persons to apply for our open positions.

Anticipated Start Date: December 15.

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