Vote Early Day
Position Title: Partnerships Manager
Salary: $60,000-$66,000/ year
Benefits: Healthcare, vision, dental
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Location: 1200 G St NW - Washington, D.C. 20005
Position Report: Vote Early Day Executive Director
- CAA Foundation
- Center for Tech & Civic Life
- Civic Alliance
- Democracy Fund
- Democracy Works
- Nonprofit Vote
- Poder Latinx
- Snap Inc
- Students Learn Students Vote Coalition
- Bipartisan Election Administrators
When Americans vote early, they ensure last-minute problems, long lines at the polls, confusing election laws, and voter disinformation cannot prevent us from casting our ballot. But voting early rules - both for in-person and by-mail options - vary widely, which can cause confusion and prevent voters from casting their ballots.
Vote Early Day is a nonpartisan collaboration of nonprofits, businesses, election administrators, media companies, and influencers working to ensure all Americans know their options to vote early so they can overcome the obstacles that arise when voters wait until Election Day. Vote Early Day is a movement to ensure voters know Election Day is the last day to vote, not the only day.
We were founded by MTV as a new civic holiday focused on helping every voter know how, where, and when they can vote early. Launched amid a global pandemic, Vote Early Day became a critical resource to ensure no voter had to choose between their health and casting their ballot. In our first celebration, Vote Early Day attracted 134 premier partners and 2,700 community partners from every state nationwide. Over 3,000,000 voters cast their ballots on Vote Early Day alone.
Scheduled the week before Halloween, Vote Early Day reaches Americans as interest in the election peaks through:
Flagship Events: At least four major events across the country will feature major
talent, election leaders, national partners, and thousands of voters.
Local Celebrations: Through parties at polling locations, community parades to
early voting sites, and get-out-the-vote efforts, organizations across the country
will build celebrations to attract more Americans to vote early.
Spreading the Word: Through mass on-air or digital marketing, media companies
will give Americans the tools to vote early and point them to local events and
resources to cast a ballot.
Educating and Empowering Voters: Everywhere in America, eligible voters can
research their ballots and make a plan to vote. Through traditional and social
media, street teaming, SMS outreach, and broadcasting online tools, we will
connect with hundreds of thousands of voters to help them identify options to
Expanding the Vote Early Movement: We aim to change the culture of how we
think about voting by bringing in new and non-traditional voices into the civic
space at the national and local levels to meet voters where they are.
Position Goals and Overview:
Our partnerships manager will lead efforts to recruit national and grassroots organizations to celebrate Vote Early Day. They will play an essential role in encouraging Americans to cast their ballot ahead of Election Day by bringing new voices into this movement. Once recruited, the partnerships manager will oversee the work to train partners, create resources, offer opportunities for collaboration, and help ensure they have all the tools to build exciting and impactful celebrations.
This position will also oversee the recruitment, day-to-day oversight, programming, and evaluation of Vote Early Day’s interns and volunteers. Vote Early Day is looking for dynamic individuals who care deeply about empowering every American to cast their ballot early and are eager to step into leadership roles, work diligently, and be an integral part of our team. Vote Early Day is a small team, so there will be opportunities for innovation and ownership of projects.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Recruiting local and national partners through prospecting and researching potential organizations across industries, active outreach to prospective partners, and securing their commitment to helping turn Americans out to vote on Vote Early Day
- Supporting partners with regular communication, tools to strengthen their celebrations, event planning best practices, press outreach tutorials, general organizing tips, and other needs as they arise
- Constructing a monthly email calendar and writing emails to Vote Early Day partners and prospects
- Provide paths and venues for partners to collaborate, interact, and learn best practices from others in their community or field.
- Oversee the Vote Early Day intern and volunteer program, including recruitment, day-to-day oversight, programming, and evaluation.
- Creating materials and tools for partners on the ground to ensure they know all the steps to build successful activations from start to finish
- Building and hosting trainings and webinars to help partners learn important aspects about how to develop their activations and highlight key reasons why this work is important
- Maintain and update the Vote Early Day Activation and Communication Toolkit regularly.
- Trusted management of multifaceted projects with various levels of complexity and responsibility
- Develop and maintain monthly work plans.
- Tracking data and outcomes from conversations with partners to help us build a comprehensive view of what is happening in every state leading up to Vote Early Day
- Setting and scaling metrics so we can have a tangible measure of our success and a clear sense of areas for improvement related to outreach and recruitment efforts.
- Regular communication with staff and partners to make sure all projects are moving forward on time and in line with our goals
- Utilizing your unique skills and attributes that make you special
To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Tides Foundation requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting human resources at Tides Foundation.
- Work in person at the Vote Early Day offices in Washington, D.C.
- Showing up on time for all scheduled hours, staff meetings, and other required events
- Following the direction and instruction of Vote Early Day staff and project leaders
- Adhering to Vote Early Day policies to keep our work safe and healthy and our workplace discrimination and abuse-free
- Acting with integrity and in such a way that reflects well on Vote Early Day
- Responding promptly to Vote Early Day staff communications
- Understanding your assigned tasks and seeking appropriate support and clarification as needed
- Assisting other team members and interns on other campaigns as needed
- Preference is given to applicants with relevant experiences such as organizing, event planning, campaign work, or other advocacy work - but it is not required.
- Applicants must believe in the work and mission of Vote Early Day and show a clear passion for empowering every voter to cast their ballot and have their voice heard.
- Applicants must be hard-working, on-time, and dependable
- Applicants must be able to have fun and energize themselves and their peers
- Applicants should have the flexibility to adapt to ever-changing events and organizational needs
- Applicants must have strong people skills and be able to work with a diverse group of people
- Applicants must be well organized and able to keep a schedule
- Applicants must be individually driven to accomplish goals
Interested applicants should submit a resume to email@example.com by Friday, February 23, 2024.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Tides is an equal-opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Also pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Applicants with Disabilities:
Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you seek an accommodation, please advise in writing at the time you apply.