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Partnerships Manager

Power the Polls

Power the Polls

10,000 USD per month
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024




Power the Polls is a first-of-its-kind initiative to recruit poll workers to ensure safe, fair elections for all voters. In 2020, America faced a record shortage of poll workers due to the coronavirus pandemic — and Power the Polls helped recruit over 700,000 people to help meet that challenge.

In 2022, Power the Polls relaunched its campaign to meet targeted poll worker needs in nearly 600 priority jurisdictions and mobilized over 265,000 potential poll workers — 70% of whom were recruited through our diverse coalition of corporate and nonprofit partners. Now, the work is already underway for our most significant year yet in 2024.

Power the Polls is hiring Partnerships Manager to manage our nonprofit partnerships for the 2024 cycle. This person is a proven coalition builder and mobilizer, highly organized, and excited to build and expand the cross-partisan Power the Polls coalition this year. This role will report to the Power the Polls National Program Manager, who reports to the Project Director of the Civic Responsibility Project, where Power the Polls is fiscally sponsored. This contract role will begin in June 2024 and last through November 2024, with June & July as the busiest months.

Scope of Work

  • Coordinate with partners to mobilize for key days of action for poll worker recruitment including:
    • National Poll Worker Recruitment Day (August 1, 2024)
    • National Voter Registration Day (September 17, 2024)
    • National Voter Education Week (Oct 2024)
    • Vote Early Day (Oct 2024)
    • Election Hero Day (Nov 4, 2024)
    • Election Day (Nov 5, 2024)
  • Identify and develop relationships with new partners to expand Power the Polls’ coalition, with a focus on nonpartisan civic engagement groups and groups working with youth and/or bilingual communities (ongoing)
  • Work with Power the Polls national program manager and earned media team to identify opportunities for positive media coverage
  • Act as point of contact for nonprofit partners, providing support as needed for partner activations; coordinate with other members of partnerships teams (including corporate partnerships) to identify and create materials to support partner poll worker recruitment
  • Utilize existing partner recruitment, onboarding, and engagement process and tracking systems, with a strong attention to detail
  • Coordinate with email program manager and election administrator outreach manager for partner email communications and messaging around poll worker recruitment activations
  • Identify data & tech needs that are helpful for partners and work with the national program manager and tech team to create reasonable solutions
  • Collaborate to set clear expectations with partner groups and provide regular updates and reporting to partner groups, including through partner update emails and calls

How to Apply

Please submit a brief email stating your interest in the scope of work, a resume, three professional references, and how you heard about the position. Email all materials to Marta Hanson, National Program Manager, at marta@powerthepolls.org with “Power the Polls Partnerships Manager - NAME” in the email subject line by Monday, June 3, 2024 at 5pm ET. We will review submissions on a rolling basis.

The budget for this contract role is $10,000/mo with an average of approx. 30-35 hours per week. June and July will be the busiest months as we recruit new partners leading up to Poll Worker Recruitment Day.

We know that lasting change is always built on diversity. Power the Polls is proud to promote equal opportunity regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status.

Professional references will be contacted with consent of the applicant.

Power the Polls is an equal opportunity employer.