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 who are already engaged and amplify and expand their civic participation. Supermajority Education Fund is a new effort to build women’s power across the country by training and mobilizing a community of women and allies across race, age, background, and geography to lead the fight for gender equity. We will provide the tools, resources, and knowledge women 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.
Supermajority Education Fund is seeking a dynamic and empathetic Outreach Associate with exceptional relationship building skills and a passion for race and gender equity. Reporting to the Head of Community Engagement the Outreach Associate will be primarily responsible for supporting relationship management and stewardship of organizational and community partners. All duties can be done virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Outreach Associate will work to expand existing and secure new partnership opportunities in support of the organization's mission and goals. This person will develop a database of record of national, state and local partner organizations as well as allied and progressive organizations ideal for partnership opportunities, draft monthly updates to partners, and work across teams to support and promote partnership efforts. The Outreach Associate will also cultivate new relationships with local grassroots organizations and engage them in our programs and initiatives as well as support efforts to engage key constituencies.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a confident communicator, authentic and effective relationship builder, highly organized, and someone with a deep belief in achieving gender equity through partnerships and collaborations. This role will have a somewhat flexible schedule, including an expectation for some evening and weekend work.
Essential Responsibilities and Activities:
Data and Reporting:
- Create and maintain a database of national, state, and community-specific organizations and leaders
- Track key communications with partners and other relevant partner information and keep current in the database
- Work closely with Data Manager to ensure partner data is integrated in the appropriate platforms
- Track and measure partnership goals
- Identify local organizations and grassroots groups in key communities that support gender equity or are made up primarily or women
- Cultivate and steward relationships with local and grassroots groups ideal for partnership and collaboration
- Maintain ongoing relationships with local, grassroots organizational partners
- Represent and effectively communicate organizational priorities and to partners and allies.
- Monitor correspondence from partners and progressive and allied organizations as well as their social media platforms for potential opportunities for collaboration and support
- Participate in coalition meetings as needed
- Support coalition actions and events as needed
- Draft and distribute monthly communication to national, state and local partners with organizational updates and opportunities for collaboration
- Work with the communications team to draft branded materials to promote the organization's to support partner outreach efforts
- Work with the mobilizing team to ensure organizing actions are effectively integrated into coalition efforts
- Support the engagement of key constituencies and communities in the organization’s efforts and programs -- to intentionally empower and authentically organize with diverse leaders and organizations
- Plan, develop and manage engagement events and activities
The strongest candidates will also have some of the following skills and experience:
- Experience with Excel or databases
- Experience working with advocacy tools or customer service
- Experience organizing in communities
- Demonstrated success in building and maintaining relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds
- Extremely strong project and time management skills, including demonstrated capacity to manage and prioritize competing projects
- High level of organization, attention to detail, and follow-through, as well as demonstrated experience and effectiveness in coordinating and organizing logistics, meetings and events
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to adapt to changing circumstances
- The annual salary starts at $60,000 and is commensurate with experience.
- 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 via the link below. Applications will be reviewed as they come in. The deadline to apply is Friday, June 5, 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.