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Ranked Choice Boston Executive Director

Rank the Vote

Rank the Vote

Full-time
Boston, MA, USA
70,000 – 120,000 USD per year
Posted on Monday, May 8, 2023

Rank the Vote (RTV-US) is a national, non-partisan, 501c3 grassroots organization founded by veteran activists who built the largest statewide movement for RCV in the nation. Our mission is to help local activists in every state build volunteer organizations that successfully develop the massive capacity needed to advance RCV in the public arena, eventually leading to a cascade of state-by-state legal enactments of RCV.

Voter Choice Massachusetts (VCMA) is a non-partisan, politically diverse, non-profit organization dedicated to educating the Massachusetts public about Ranked Choice Voting. RTV-US and VCMA seek a Campaign Manager to launch an 18-month education and advocacy project to bring Ranked Choice Voting to Boston city elections. Our primary objective is the passage of a home rule petition by the Boston City Council in 2024 that enacts RCV for all elected city offices, including the mayor, district, and at-large city councilor, and any elected school committee seats that may be added in the future.

The Campaign Manager will report to the RTV-US Executive Director, Nathan Lockwood, and will also take input and direction from VCMA Policy Director, Greg Dennis.

A successful candidate in this role would be positioned as a top choice for a leadership position advancing the referendum ballot campaign and ongoing RCV movements in Massachusetts.

Responsibilities: With support and direction from RTV-US and VCMA, the Campaign Manager will: ● Build a network of the affiliated high-performing ward and/or neighborhood chapters, with a reporting structure into the citywide organization. A combination of volunteers and staff will lead these. Local chapters will focus on local live outreach, community education events, endorsements, fundraising, volunteer engagement, and relationship building. ● Build a coalition of political, community, business, and faith organizations in support of RCV in Boston. ● Be a chief spokesperson for RCV policy and implementation options in the Boston Community. ● Collaborate with the strategy, communications, and fundraising teams. ● Manage the work of the field and coalition teams. ● Build and cultivate a diverse community Leadership Team and Advisory Board in support of RCV in Boston made up of highly accomplished VIPs from various backgrounds and disciplines. Engage the Advisory Board to assist with strategic goals around coalition-building, advocacy, networking, and fundraising. ● Develop and manage a high-functioning hybrid volunteer and staff-based grassroots organization focused on executing the RTV-US playbook to advance ranked choice voting in Boston. ● Educate Boston election officials about the benefits of RCV. ● Ensure an organizational culture that empowers staff and volunteers to take action on behalf of the organization within appropriate messaging, conduct, financial, etc., parameters established by the organization. ● Ensure the organization’s culture fosters and emphasizes face-to-face interaction, mutual respect, appreciation of all forms of diversity, in-person meetings, and celebrations. This is, among other things, to ensure a strong group identity and sense of relatedness to reinforce the commitment to and enjoyment of the hard work of organizing. ● Ensure the organization maintains and tracks detailed and accurate metrics related to people, money, and endorsements.

Qualifications ● Proven ability to engage in persuasive issue education and advocacy in a legislative environment ● Experience working closely with inclusive political work in Boston, especially experience working with diverse populations and communities of color ● Passion for RCV and democracy reform ● Executive leadership experience, including managing direct and indirect reports ● Exceptional people skills and emotional intelligence ● Strong organizational skills, including the ability to keep multiple projects on track at the same time ● Fluency in GSuite, GDocs, nonprofit CRMs, and online project management and collaboration platforms ● Ability to travel to in-person meetings and events throughout the Greater Boston community ● A “growth mindset” and an eagerness to receive feedback and course-correct ● Adherence to an ethos of non-partisan public relations and messaging, including engagement with individuals from a broad spectrum of political views and the ability to show total restraint on expressing personal partisan opinions ● Ideal candidates will have experience working in the Boston political ecosystem, either in a non-profit, political, or issue advocacy capacity with a positive reputation and demonstrated results ● Ideal candidates will have experience using VoteBuilder or NGP/VAN Important Information ● Supervisor - RTV-US Executive Director and VCMA Policy Director ● Schedule - Full-Time (Some evenings and weekends required) ● Compensation: $70-$120K Salary (commensurate with experience) ● Opportunity to participate in voluntary benefit plans, including a 401k retirement plan and long-term and short-term disability insurance. ● Paid Time Off up to 29 Days per year ● How to Apply: Send your resume and cover letter to: bostonrcvjobs@rankthevote.us. ● To learn more about us, visit https://www.rankthevote.us.

Rank the Vote provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or military or veteran status in accordance with all applicable laws. We don’t tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the above. We're committed to building a diverse leadership team. Women, people of color, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Rank the Vote is an equal opportunity employer.