North Carolina Voter Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to changing the face of North Carolina’s electorate by registering and turning out new voters. NCVP specializes in new and innovative strategies to register and engage new voters and build lasting change. Our organization is different: we are willing to experiment to find the most productive and efficient way to expand the electorate. And we foster long term growth that does not boom and bust with each election cycle.
As part of this work, NCVP is building a young voter program designed to build lasting voter registration and turnout programs for young people. We would like to invite you to join us in this important work.
The Youth Organizing Director leads NCVPs youth outreach efforts. In consultation with the Executive Director, Board, and other stakeholders, the YOD develops and executes cutting-edge strategies to increase voter registration and turnout among voters aged 18 to 35. The YOD engages young voters on university and community college campuses and high schools. The YOD recruits new volunteers, encourages and supports voter education, and builds relationships with youth partner organizations.
This full time, paid intermediate level position (expires January 1, 2025 with possibility of renewal) will work remotely and will be expected to lead events in high traffic areas.
NCVP accepts applications for this position on a rolling basis. Applications received by close of business Friday, October 20, 2023 will be prioritized.
YOUTH ORGANIZING DIRECTOR PLANNING & EXECUTION
- Lead NCVP’s youth program by recruiting, training, and supervising staff and volunteers.
- Develop innovative strategies to engage young voters.
- Build relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and staff at public and private universities and community colleges to build lasting voter registration and turnout initiatives tailored to each school.
- Build relationships with county school board members, administrators, teachers, and community stakeholders to institute pro-democracy practices in school districts across North Carolina.
- Develop the specifications and metrics of their overall youth organizing plan and individual strategies, in consultation with the Executive Director.
- Recruit and train staff, fellows, and volunteers.
- Organize voter outreach events around high traffic events.
- Keep volunteers and young voters engaged consistently, including volunteer appreciation events and common communications
- Work closely with administration and other partnered groups to ensure NCVP presence is welcomed and supported on campuses.
- Communicate according to 501C3 nonpartisan guidelines and standards with voters and stakeholders.
- Develop clear benchmarks in consultation with the Executive Director and remain deadline-focused on voter registrations.
- Be part of the NCVP story on social media by recording photos and other types of content visually displaying active efforts on behalf of NCVP.
- Assist with digital and social media strategy and account management.
- Work in tandem with fundraising and communications staff and consultants on honing message and event coordination .
- Manage the photography and videotaping of events and activities.
- Maintain a video and report archive.
- Manage video content on social media and REACH App..
- Develop educational and outreach content for the website, newsletters, and volunteer memos.
- Experience working with diverse groups and coalitions as well as an appreciation for equity and inclusion in every environment is a must!
- Commitment to the mission of nonpartisan voter registration
- Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks
- Desire and ability to work independently in a self-directed manner
- Ability to design and implement new initiatives and strategies
- Ability to be around large groups
- Ability to organize and lead public events
- Ability to organize and lead digital events
- Ability to work well in a creative, collective environment
- Ability to send a high volume of calls, text messages, and emails
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
- Knowledge of social networking forums and strategies to promote causes
- Have a valid driver’s license and access to a car
- Have access to a private laptop and means of consistent communication
- Some weekend and evening hours
- Commitment to remain with NCVP at least through the November 2024 election, and ideally longer.
- No educational requirements: applicants with all education levels are encouraged to apply
- Experience organizing students at commuter and residential colleges
- Experience registering voters
- Experience in a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or campaign setting
- Fluency in Spanish
- Photography and video experience
- Volunteer management experience
- Familiarity with campaign software, (EveryAction and TargetSmartVan, including turf cutting)
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and GSuite (Google)
- Proficiency with social media platforms
- Basic design experience (Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Canva, and InDesign)
- Familiarity with campaign advocacy technology (Vote Rev, Reach App, usage of QR codes, SLACK, Mobilize, and ThruText)
- Basic website design experience
- Youth organizing experience: Pre-existing network of young voters is a plus!
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a single PDF document containing a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. Please indicate in the subject line, YOUTH ORGANIZING DIRECTOR. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
North Carolina Voter Project welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of skills, experiences, and ideas. We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.