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. SMEF is a new effort to build women’s power across the country by training and mobilizing a community of women of all backgrounds, races, and ages who will harness the power of women to work toward building women’s collective power to achieve equality in our community, workplaces, and government. 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 equality. Supermajority Education Fund will provide the training and community-building to help people both stay engaged and also increase their skills and confidence as advocates and grassroots organizers. We seek to build a national cohort of leaders of all backgrounds, races and ages, representing the diversity of our country, 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.
SMEF is seeking a Organizing Data Manager to join a team of committed organizers and leaders. Reporting to the National Organizing Director, the Organizing Data Manager will be primarily responsible for creating and facilitating reporting mechanisms for the organizing team, managing data systems and the integration like Every Action, VAN/Targetsmart, Mobilize, Zoom, Thrutext, etc., and setting up best practices for data entry across departments. A Organizing Data Manager will work closely with the team to ensure that the organizing program is set up to be online first with in person opportunities; innovative, inclusive and accessible; and easily scalable. They will also serve as the main point of contact for data with partner organizations.
An ideal candidate is proactive, detail-oriented, has a deep understanding of voter data systems and tools and an ability to provide input into larger programming, is an excellent project manager, thrives in balancing the execution of multiple priorities; and has demonstrated experience assisting large and nationally distributed operations.
Essential Responsibilities and Tasks:
- Systems: Ideal candidate has experience in one or more of the following: VAN management, reporting or data visualization, expertise in excel or google sheets, SQL or other relational database, and/or the ability to create targeted universes of contacts from the voter file.
- Goals: Supports the data driven programming and goals of SMEF, particularly in the areas of organizing and partnership. Works closely with the product manager and organizing team to offer organization analytics and makes recommendations on who to engage and how best to engage them to reach the goals of SMEF based on what actions supporters are willing to take so we can direct program online and on the ground.
- Reporting: Develops reporting systems to track volunteer engagement, direct target contact, and member engagement event turnout.
- Tools: Leads and trains other team members on best data practices for the following databases and tools: EveryAction, VAN/Targetsmart, Mobilize, Zoom, Thrutext, and Team. Works with the organizing team to set up and facilitate the back end for national virtual actions - text banking, phone banking, etc.
- State staff support: Support state-based programming and staff in pulling universes and defining targets for voter contact. Ensure access to and training of the tools and best practices on data management across all platforms.
The successful candidates must have the following skills and qualities:
- 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.
- Strong communicator: Strong leadership, coaching and training, communication skills and experience working in collaboration with many team members. You are goal-oriented and self-disciplined; able to meet tight deadlines and multitask. Clear communicator to your Manager and other leaders in the organization.
- Flexibility and adaptability: Comfortable working in fast-paced, changing environments with ability to maintain long, and sometimes irregular hours, plus occasional travel. Works well with other team members spread out geographically.
- 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.
Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability:
- Experience in mapping, experiments and A/B testing, statistical analysis., and/or working with APIs.
- Previous community organizing experience, as a staff organizer or volunteer.
- Savviness with relational, distributed organizing as a concept and the tools to execute.
- Experience with the creation of new products and comfortable learning how to develop and train on those tools.
- Experience working with organizations and community leaders in the women’s advocacy space.
- The annual salary starts at $80,000, and is commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
Applications will be reviewed as they come in. Please submit a resume and answer the questions outlined below. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 22nd.
New Venture Fund Careers
SMEF 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.
SMEF collaborates and shares resources with Sixteen Thirty Fund’s Supermajority project.