Job Posting: Senior Manager, Voting Rights Initiative
Vacancy Announcement –January 21, 2013
Position Location: Washington, DC
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
We seek a seasoned professional to assist with the management of the Campaign on Voting Rights. Incumbent must have a proven track record of undertaking successful issue-based advocacy campaigns at the state level.
Summary of Duties:
Reporting to the Senior Director, Voting Rights Initiative, the Senior Manager will:
- Create and implement strategies to remove barriers to voting for persons with felony disenfranchisement. Research and produce reports, policy papers, fact sheets and other educational materials, including community-focused resources, on existing and emerging efforts at the federal, state, and local level to restrict voting rights, including voter-ID, elimination of same day registration and early voting, felony disenfranchisement and other such burdens.
- Support NAACP units in the development and implementation of state campaigns aimed at expanding democracy and the right to vote.
- Serve as a key liaison to the Field, Legal and Civic Engagement departments of the NAACP
- Working closely with the Senior Director, assist in developing high impact strategies – using both domestic and human rights frames—to repeal and thwart attempts to restrict voting rights
- Assist the Senior Director in cultivating strategic partnerships and coalitions at the local, state, and national level to advance and protect voting rights and eliminate barriers to voting.
- Assist the Senior Director in collaborating with NAACP stakeholders and other organizations in implementing strategies.
- As necessary, represent the NAACP in public forums including community meetings, town halls, and conferences and, with guidance from the communications department, before media.
- Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:
- Bachelor’s degree and preferably a professional degree in law, public policy or related field.
- Not less than 10 years of experience in advocating for policy change at the state level.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Prior staff management experience that demonstrates the ability to develop, train, and coach employees.
- Solid background in grassroots organizing and exposure to new media.
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with staff, volunteers, the media and the public.
- Familiarity and experience working with NAACP chapters and/or other civil rights organizations.
- Experience in human rights issues is a plus.
- Ability and willingness to travel and work on non-standard hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, when needed.
It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To Apply: Resume, cover letter, and salary requirements should be sent to NAACP:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources, 4805 Mt. Hope Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax: (410) 580-5735
Please note that this position is grant-funded and employment is contingent
upon the continuation of such funds.