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.
Since our founding in April 2019, Supermajority Education Fund and our related 501(c)(4) organization, Supermajority, have reached more than a million women through in-person conversations and online outreach. In August 2019, over 75,000 people from all 50 states completed our Women’s* Poll, which led to the creation of the Majority Rules, a set of values to help us build the country we deserve. In September and October 2019, the Supermajority Education Fund Bus Tour met up with thousands of women across fourteen states, and included conversations between our members and five presidential candidates. In December 2019 we launched Supermajority News, a new editorial platform reporting on the intersection of gender, politics, and activism, and welcomed Pantsuit Nation, an online community of more than 3 million women and allies, into our organization. In 2020, we are poised to run the country’s largest woman-to-woman voter engagement program by offering strategic digital tools, training, and information to women and allies around the country.
SMEF is seeking an experienced National Organizing Associate who will join the organizing team to support all aspects of recruiting and running national online volunteer engagement opportunities to support the overall goals of running the largest woman to woman voter engagement program in 2020. The ideal candidate is a utility player in the organizing program. All duties can be conducted virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reporting to the National Organizing Director, the National Organizing Associate will be primarily responsible for recruiting for and managing national text banks, phone banks, and zoom calls to train and build community amongst the growing Supermajority volunteer community.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a confident communicator and trainer, innovative relationship builder, creative thinker, and someone with a deep belief in the power of 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.
An ideal candidate is committed to executing the organizing goals for volunteer recruitment and direct voter contact, has experience in digital mobilization and organizing including use of tools like Thrutext, Every Action, etc., is a strong team player who is willing to add capacity to varied organizing goals, is skilled in relationship-building, interpersonal communication, and leadership development of team members and volunteers; and has experience managing diverse volunteer teams.
Essential Responsibilities and Activities:
- Lead in meeting weekly goals for volunteer recruitment and participation for national phone and text banks. Manage all logistics leading up to, during, and after national zoom calls where volunteers will take action. Set up all logistics for volunteers taking action in their own time. Write and edit compelling campaign content including 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.
- Serve as a utility player within the organizing program and be willing to add capacity to building and executing events, trainings, and assisting in making sure volunteers feel connected to SMEF. Liaise with key staff across the organization to establish campaign goals, develop campaign concepts, and review content.
- Report, track, and record real time data; where appropriate ensure that members and volunteer leaders are doing the same. Track progress on goals to increase the size and engagement of the SMEF network.
- Engage in planning for and executing on the September 12th Supermajority Day of Action and 52 days of GOTV activities leading up to the November 2020 Elections.
- Own the volunteer onboarding experience and process; ensure volunteers feel connected to Supermajority staff and programs. Serve as the point person for email@example.com questions and ongoing inquiries that come in through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 community organizer: Strong ability to build relationships with, coach, mentor, and motivate people. You are goal-oriented, self-disciplined, able to meet tight deadlines and multitask, and have experience organizing community leaders and empowering volunteer leaders.
- Quick learner: Comfortable learning new technology for organizing and voter engagement that is critical to program implementation, training and tracking.
- Flexibility and Adaptability: Comfortable working in fast-paced, changing environments with ability to maintain long, and sometimes irregular hours, plus occasional travel.
- 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.
The most competitive candidates will demonstrate several of the following skills and experiences:
- Savviness with direct voter contact techniques and relational organizing as a concept and the tools to execute
- Experience working with organizations and community leaders in the women’s advocacy space.
The annual salary starts at $60,000 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 June 1, 2020.
- How do your goals and values match the work and mission of Supermajority?
- What does organizing mean to you and what’s one idea you have to recruit women to Supermajority who have never taken political action? What’s one idea you have to maintain volunteer engagement?
- Supermajority is committed to advancing racial equity. When you think about an organization that lives their commitment to equity in their day to day practice, what do you think that looks like, at both the individual and organizational level? Can you give us an example of a time that you have advocated for a disenfranchised group / individual in a work / community setting?
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 SM project.