Women are on the cusp of becoming the most powerful force in America. But to fundamentally transform this country, we need to pull together the millions of women and amplify and expand their civic engagement. Supermajority Education Fund (SMEF) is a new effort to build women’s power across the country by training and mobilizing a multiracial, intergenerational community who will lead the fight for gender equity. We will provide women with the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to channel the energy and activism of this moment and build it into a long-term movement for change.
Our goal is to engage millions of women and others who share common values on the need to achieve gender equity. Supermajority Education Fund will provide the training and community-building necessary to help people both stay engaged and increase their skills and confidence as advocates and grassroots organizers. We seek to build a national cohort of leaders who learn from us and from each other about the powerful possibility of women. Through ongoing exposure to leaders, community efforts and issue education, we will create a united force across America that can work together to create the will to make substantive progress on issues that affect millions of women – from reproductive equity to affordable child care to equal pay. Supermajority Education Fund was created out of the belief that women know how to solve these problems but we need a trained, organized and united national movement in order to make real lasting change.
Supermajority Education Fund is seeking a skilled Distributed Organizing Associate who will join the mobilization team to support all aspects of creating, recruiting, and running national online distributed campaigns that will help women within our community take action in the fight for gender equity. Reporting to the Head of Activation, the Distributed Organizing Associate will partner across the team to develop opportunities for engagement that range from taking a poll to inform our 2020 Women’s Agenda, to sharing good information with voters over text to ensure they have what they need to go vote, to trainings for hosting your own virtual house party to lead your friends and family in a discussion around what gender parity means to you. This person will play a key role in helping Supermajority Education Fund organize women all over the country with timely and trustworthy information and calls-to-action, and they will be a key creative partner in developing compelling ideas for digital campaigns and advocacy opportunities.
The Distributed Organizing Associate will develop and execute campaigns to mobilize Supermajority Education Fund’s supporters via email, web portal, social media, and other digital platforms. Working closely with the mobilization team, this person will create campaign strategies and tactics to increase the number of people taking action with Supermajority Education Fund, expand engagement with key audiences, and support the organization in achieving goals and outcomes through targeted digital advocacy efforts.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a confident communicator, innovative relationship builder, creative thinker, and someone with a deep belief in the power of digital organizing to bring together women from all walks of life to build community and to take tangible meaningful action on behalf of gender equity. This role will have a somewhat flexible schedule, including an expectation for some evening and weekend work.
Essential Responsibilities and Activities:
- Partner with the Deputy Organizing Director, Political Director, and Partnerships director to identify and evaluate good opportunities for high-impact advocacy campaigns.
- Write and edit compelling campaign content including petitions, call scripts, text scripts, and the like to engage supporters to take action and help them communicate with friends, family, and other voters on behalf of Supermajority Education Fund
- Liaise with key staff across the organization to establish campaign goals, develop campaign concepts, and review content.
- Work with vendors, consultants and contractors to implement online campaigns.
- Set up and/or manage digital campaigns using
- Coordinate with the engagement team to support promotion of distributed organizing opportunities across all channels as needed:
- Facebook Messenger
- Social media
Data & Reporting
- Work with the Data Director to ensure data is flowing properly, with particular attention paid to syncing with Every Action and the voter file where applicable.
- Build reporting to make metric-driven improvements to programming
The affiliated 501(c)(4) project also coordinates with another 501(c)(4) organization that operates independently. Responsibilities at the independent 501(c)(4) Supermajority include:
- Write and edit compelling campaign content including petitions, call scripts, text scripts, and the like to engage supporters to take action and help them communicate with friends, family, and other voters on behalf of Supermajority.
- Follow up, reply, and maintain Supermajority member information email inbox or other queries
- Review performance of member activation and campaigns and lift up findings to the Head of Activation
The successful candidate must have the following skills and qualities:
- Content creation: Experience developing content for issue-based or political advocacy campaigns; familiarity with a range of online campaigning tools, tactics and strategies
- Digital organizing knowledge: Familiarity with best practices in social media/email/digital organizing, communication, and volunteer recruitment and support
- Constituency management: Experience communicating directly with key and varied stakeholders through digital channels
- Flexibility and adaptability: Comfortable working in fast-paced, changing environments with ability to occasionally maintain long, and sometimes irregular hours
- Creativity and innovative spirit: willingness to suggest and test ideas, learn from successes as well as failures, and think beyond current models for distributed campaigns
- Strong virtual communication and collaboration: Efficiency and comfort with Slack and Google Suite, responsiveness via email, and willingness to participate in weekly group calls or as needed
- Working for racial equity: Consistently integrate a deep understanding of key racial equity concepts into work projects and interactions by addressing structural implications and disproportionate impacts of policies, activities, and decisions on race, class and other group identities within the context of job responsibilities and projects. You have a commitment to the values of SMEF, most critically working with a workforce of all backgrounds, races, and ages, with sensitivity and appreciation for cultural differences
The strongest candidates will also have some of the following skills and experience:
- Experience with ThruText or other peer to peer tools
- Experience with Team or other friend-to-friend organizing tools
- Experience with Zoom or other webinar tools
- Experience with Typeform or other online survey tools
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite
- Basic graphic design and comfort with Canva or Adobe Photoshop
- Demonstrated ability to quickly master new technology offerings
- The annual salary starts at $60,000.
- Supermajority Education Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund, provides a benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; paid time off; and retirement benefits.
How to Apply:
Please submit a resume and cover letter via the link above. Your cover letter should speak to your qualifications for building meaningful community and inspiring action via digital tools, and include some ideas -- big or small -- that you have for Supermajority Education Fund’s online community program. You may be asked in follow up applicant review stages to provide work samples. Applications will be reviewed as they come in. The deadline to apply is May 18, 2020.
New Venture Fund Careers:
Supermajority Education Fund is a project of the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. The New Venture Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. The New Venture Fund's work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
Super Majority Education Fund collaborates and shares resources with Sixteen Thirty Fund’s Supermajority project.