Job Posting: Voting Rights Manager
Vacancy Announcement – July 27, 2012
Position Location: Washington, DC
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Senior Director, Voting Rights Initiative
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 are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to develop and implement programmatic strategy for our Voting Rights program.
Summary of Duties:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Director of Voting Rights, and in consultation with the Sr. Manager of the NAACP Voting Rights Initiative, the Voting Rights Manager will perform the following duties:
- Support the overarching success and growth of the Voting Rights Initiative
- Work with NAACP Field Staff, State Conferences, and other collaborative partners to implement the Voting Rights Initiative work plan, organize community efforts to maximize participation in NAACP units and assist in on-going community coordination efforts
- Develop and implement a program of action to increase advocacy and awareness on felony disenfranchisement in the United Sates
- Develop and implement activities, tools and programs to increase the capacity of NAACP units to promote the NAACP’s voting rights advocacy agenda at the state and local level as well as on college campuses.
- Coordinate communication among branches, the National Board and National Offices around voting rights issues
- Work closely with Field and Civic Engagement departments to ensure that resources of the Association are properly targeted to protect the right to vote in states where it has come under attack through voter ID requirements, elimination of same day registration requirements, and other such burdens
- Assist in raising public awareness of the attack on voting rights through release of reports, fact sheets, and media events
- Represent the Association at internal and external meetings, conferences and conventions
- Participate in inter-departmental meetings and perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director of Voting Rights Initiative
- Provide the Senior Director of Voting Rights with timely monthly and quarterly reports detailing progress toward strategic goals and organizing/advocacy activity of state and local units
The ideal candidate for this position will possess many, if not all, of the following professional qualifications, competencies and personal qualities:
- Undergraduate degree in Political Science, Social Science or Public Policy field of study of equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred
- At least 5 years experience as a community organizer, working at non-profit, federal, state or municipal agency charged with addressing voting rights and voter empowerment issues
- Strong analytic, technical writing and presentation skills
- A results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile
- Experience developing and editing high-quality written materials, including fact sheets, talking points, statements, etc.
- Understanding and Experience in working on issue of voting rights with a focus on felony disenfranchisement
- A detailed and organized work style
- Track record of success managing multiple large scale grassroots campaigns, programs and events
- A working understanding of NAACP structure, policy, procedures and goals
- A passion for advocating for the elimination of social policies and practices that lead to racial and ethnic disparities
- Strong administrative, communications, and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to work non-standard hours and travel as necessary
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.