About Supermajority

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 engagement. Supermajority Education Fund is building women’s power across the country by training and mobilizing a multiracial intergenerational community who will lead the fight for gender equity. We provide women with the tools, resources, and information 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 December 2019, we welcomed Pantsuit Nation, an online community of more than 3 million women and allies, into our organization.

In 2020, we ran 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. In 2021, we are continuing the work of engaging and mobilizing women across the country, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and it’s disproportionate impact on women, specifically women of color. In a strategic planning process earlier this year, the organization leaned forward, committed to our strengths, and intentionally wrote an ambitious 4-year plan. 

About the Position

Supermajority Education Fund (SMEF) is seeking a Chief People and Operations Officer (CPOO) who will ensure the health and sustainability of the organization, build and retain our talented and diverse team, and uphold the organizational values and commitments to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. This role is laser-focused on processes, practices, and people.

As part of a three-person executive team, this position will sit alongside the Chief Impact Officer and report to the Executive Director. The preferred location post-COVID is Washington DC, although strong candidates based in other locations will be considered.

Responsibilities and Tasks

As CPOO, you will build and maintain the infrastructure needed to enact our programmatic priorities, while helping to ensure the operational and strategic excellence of the organization. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Organizational Leadership

  • Serve as a strategic thought partner and collaborative problem solver on the executive and leadership teams;
  • Oversee the day-to-day administration and operations of the organization, with an eye towards financial stability and sustainability, and a focus on company culture and vision;
  • Serve as the organization’s personnel advocate and optimize people-centered activities (such as hiring, training, professional development, and performance management) and external support
  • Embrace the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensure they are reflected in the programmatic work; and 
  • Be a leader of the organization, and a  trusted colleague for others on the leadership team, program staff, and across the organization. 

Team Leadership and Strategy

  • Lead and manage the following portfolios of work: 
    • Budget and Finance -- chief steward of financial resources, anticipating the long-term impact of financial decisions and guiding priorities to ensure financial responsibility; manage the annual budget and financial analysis efforts; oversee grant reporting and compliance with donor gifts, as well as the annual audit and filing of 990s to the IRS.
    • Legal and Compliance -- chief liaison to the team of legal advisors; manage the contract, MOU, and partnership documentation processes; meet all deadlines listed in the annual compliance calendar, which includes in-state registrations and reporting.
    • People and Human Resources -- build a structure that supports a diverse and talented team from recruitment and onboarding to retention and professional development; oversee processes and practices to deliver against our organizational values as well as our DEI commitments; oversee human resources, payroll, and benefits; and ensure effective management, communication, collaboration, and conflict resolution best practices are utilized.
    • Brand and Creative -- oversee a team of in-house creatives and consultants to ensure quality control of our brand, content, and technology assets; uphold the brand standards, notably representation and accessibility are met; establish practices and processes for content creation in support of programming and campaigns.
  • Maintain processes that track efficiency, accountability, and performance, while prioritizing organizational needs and transparency;
  • Invest time and attention in developing your high-performing and diverse team, through formal systems (e.g. well-designed performance reviews) and informal conversations and mentorship;
  • Foster a culture of feedback, growth, and calculated risk-tolerance for the team;
  • Address performance issues as needed in a thoughtful and timely manner; and 
  • Support staff in developing collaborative structures and to enable knowledge sharing and best practices creation. 

The successful candidate must have the following skills and qualities:

  • You are deeply committed to building political power for women in the United States, and are excited to support that work at Supermajority.
  • You are an adept project manager and see every problem as a challenge; eager to map the steps to a solution. 
  • You believe in maintaining an efficient and resourceful organization so we can meet our fiduciary responsibilities.
  • You have a deep understanding of the purpose of 501c3 and 501c4 organizations and the limitations and opportunities in managing them under one organizational umbrella. 
  • You know how to lead a team to meet specific metrics and goals while empowering individuals for professional growth.
  • You excel at ensuring everyone has a clear lane for their work and knows how it aligns to the organization’s goals, and you also know when to roll up your own sleeves to get the job done.
  • You are a natural partner and inspire and motivate others to join you in being courageous and bold.
  • You know how to communicate clearly and concisely with both external and internal stakeholders.
  • You are committed to disrupting patterns of injustice. You address issues of race, class, and privilege because equity leads to better results for everyone.
  • You are comfortable with Slack and Google Suite, responsive via email, and willing to participate in weekly group calls or as needed.

The strongest candidates will also have some of the following skills and experience:

  • You have a history of working in start-up environments, with a focus on solutions based approach.
  • You have a demonstrated ability to attract and hire top talent, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion as a competitive advantage. 
  • You score high in emotional intelligence. You must be empathetic, compassionate, self-aware, and able to skillfully manage their emotions and those of others.
  • You have a unique ability to help manage frequent and complex ups and downs, while being open and transparent with employees, fostering trust and being a resource in the middle of chaos

Compensation 

  • Salary for this position is  between $180,000 - $210,000  and is commensurate with experience.
  • Supermajority Education Fund, a fiscally sponsored project of the New Venture Fund, provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, 3% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, by Monday, December 6, via the link above. Candidates may be asked to complete a written assessment as part of the interview process. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. 

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. 

The person holding this position may also work part-time for a coordinated project, Supermajority, in the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, under a resource sharing agreement between the New Venture Fund and the Sixteen Thirty Fund. The responsibilities under that position will be overseen by the Sixteen Thirty Fund.

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