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Full-Time Positions

Regional Program Manager

Job Location: Upper Saddle River, NJ/Remote possibility with periodic travel to NJ required

Start date: Immediate

Salary: $42,000 – 48,000

The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s (AGF) mission is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in our democracy. To advance this mission, AGF launched the Vote Everywhere (VE) program, a national non-partisan civic engagement movement of student leaders and university partners, in 2014. Vote Everywhere is currently present on 56 campuses in 24 states and Washington DC and boasts a network of over 350 young leaders and university professionals. We cover all the states in the Deep South and bring a special focus to low propensity voters such as the youth, students, especially people of color and low-income students. The program provides extensive support for student civic action, training, ongoing advisory support, resources, as well as a peer network to support student leaders to register voters, remove voting barriers, and tackle important social justice issues on their college campuses.

The Regional Program Manager reports to the Program Director and will manage and implement AGF’s Vote Everywhere program at campus partner institutions in the South of the United States, where contemporary and historical barriers to voting and social justice constrain youth civic and political engagement. The Regional Program Managers’ campus portfolio will include large public universities, Minority Serving Institutions (like Historically Black Colleges and Universities), community colleges, and private liberal arts colleges all of which may have varied, unique, and rich cultures of civic engagement and community upliftment. The Regional Program Manager will work closely with AGF staff, program and university stakeholders, and other non-profit leaders to strengthen Vote Everywhere civic engagement programming in the South. This position will also play a key role in expanding our advocacy efforts in the region by helping to identify opportunities for campus, local, state, and/or regional advocacy efforts in support of primarily voting rights and social justice. The Regional Program Manager’s work is to advance widespread student civic engagement, voting rights, and social justice.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manage, coach, and support a portfolio of campus teams to advance a lasting culture of civic engagement on their campus, drawing on promising practice in the VE network and the field
  • Research, support, and advise student Ambassadors on special projects, advocacy events, and mobilization campaigns, with a particular focus on voting access and rights
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with campus administrators, faculty, officials, student groups, and partner organizations to facilitate effective implementation of Vote Everywhere’s goal of widespread student civic engagement and activism
  • Identify, plan, and project manage select campus, local state-based/regional advocacy and educational projects in support of youth voting
  • Conduct outreach to local, state, and/or regional actors and identify potential partnerships in support of campus teams’ efforts in the South
  • Onboard, integrate, and manage new schools and related information as they are added to the manager’s portfolio
  • Conceptualize, develop, and support the usage of resource and training materials on political engagement by campus teams, including digital tools such as my.VoteEverywhere.org and the SMS texting platform
  • Develop, evaluate, and enforce program policies, procedures, and accountability measures for student participation along with Program Director
  • Monitor and evaluate Vote Everywhere through semester and annual reporting
  • Cultivate Vote Everywhere’s national network by contributing to program communications (e.g. weekly newsletter publications, social media, group calls)
  • Organize the National Civic Leadership Training Summit with program team; facilitate sessions and deliver training to student attendees
  • Highlight student/campus team stories, publish blog posts, share VE in the media, and collect photographs and other media of Vote Everywhere efforts
  • Research and stay updated on youth civic engagement and political landscapes as well as national/state voting laws and procedures in support of increased student civic engagement and social justice efforts

Special Demands:

  • Conduct site visits
  • Meet with funders and key stakeholders and attend fundraising events to promote Vote Everywhere
  • Represent the AGF at relevant civic engagement, voting rights, higher education, and funder conferences

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated passion for youth civic engagement, civil and voting rights, and social justice
  • Cultural competence and evidence of working within diverse communities
  • Experience (1-3 years) with youth and/or social justice organizing on campuses preferred
  • Understanding of voter suppression in the South as well as contemporary civil rights issues and players a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communications among diverse audiences
  • Team player with the ability to interact and establish strong working relationships with diverse stakeholders in different organizational settings and levels
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, and track record of personal initiative and entrepreneurialism
  • Organizational and project management skills; ability to prioritize assignments
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial work environment
  • Working knowledge of data collection and reporting; ability to clearly identify and present data to inform programming
  • Experience with Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft Office, and Mac OS preferred

Other Requirements

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Daily access to a smartphone
  • Have access to a car
  • Extremely reliable and available on evenings and weekends for occasional events, travel, and conferences

About this position

The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences into our team. We encourage people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, as well as people with disabilities to apply!

How to apply

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, a 1-3 page writing sample, and three references to karena.cronin@andrewgoodman.org. References will not be contacted unless the candidate is seriously being considered for the position and gives us permission to do so. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, or until filled.

Senior Relationships Manager

Job Location: Upper Saddle River, NJ

Start date: Immediate

Salary: $52,000 – 58,000

The Andrew Goodman Foundation’s (AGF) mission is to make young voices and votes a powerful force in our democracy. To advance this mission, AGF launched the Vote Everywhere (VE) program, a national non-partisan civic engagement movement of student leaders and university partners, in 2014. Vote Everywhere is now at 56 campuses in 24 states and Washington DC and boasts a network of over 350 young leaders and university professionals. We cover all the states in the Deep South and bring a special focus to low propensity voters such as the youth, students, especially people of color and low-income students. The program provides extensive support for student civic action, training, ongoing advisory support, resources, as well as a peer network to support student leaders to register voters, remove voting barriers, and tackle important social justice issues on their college campuses.

The Senior Relationships Manager reports to the Program Director and will work closely with the Vote Everywhere Program staff as well as campus and organizational partners to promote youth electoral and civic engagement throughout the Vote Everywhere network. The Senior Relationships Manager will be responsible for enhancing Vote Everywhere’s impact through organizing efforts, engagement, and learning involving Campus Champions and other relevant higher education institutional stakeholders. The Senior Relationships Manager will also cultivate relationships with other voter rights/youth civic engagement organizations and will help to identify opportunities to work in partnership with these organizations to advance widespread student civic engagement and social justice. Additionally, the Senior Relationships Manager will work with the Program Director on select program development initiatives, which seek to both expand and deepen the impact of Vote Everywhere.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Initiate, maintain, and develop ongoing strategic relationships with Campus Champions and other relevant institutional stakeholders on campus
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen Campus Champion learning, engagement, and collaboration in support of Vote Everywhere’s goal of student civic engagement and activism
  • Research and advise the Program department on partnership and funding opportunities
  • Conduct outreach to local, state, and/or regional actors and cultivate partnerships in support of program work/student civic engagement and activism/voting rights
  • Conduct periodic check-ins and surveys with Campus Champions
  • Organize and conduct site visits to campuses and attend campus events as necessary
  • Develop programming for Campus Champions and organize partner engagement in AGF’s National Civic Leadership Training Summit
  • Support the piloting and evaluation of new initiatives that further enhance and develop the existing programs to keep the AGF moving forward and impactful
  • Conceptualize, develop, and support the use of materials which support Campus Champion network engagement in support of increased student civic engagement and social justice
  • Assist with program reporting and writing funding proposals to ensure continuous program growth and development and participate in donor cultivation including meeting with funders
  • Facilitate information sharing and reporting within the Program department
  • Research and stay updated on youth civic engagement and political landscapes as well as national/state voting laws and procedures
  • Represent the AGF at relevant civic engagement, voting rights, higher education, and funding conferences
  • Communicate in multiple ways with stakeholders
  • Occasionally author op-ed articles for distribution to AGF stakeholders and the general public
  • Take on other duties as assigned by the Program Director

Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree and 5-7 years of experience in higher education and/or political/student/community/union organizing
  • A passion for youth civic engagement, civil rights, and social justice
  • Commitment to youth leadership development and providing opportunities for youth leadership
  • Experience with social justice organizing and/or civic engagement at higher education institutions
  • Track record in developing and managing partnerships
  • Strong understanding of social change, organizing, and grassroots movements
  • Excellent writing and communication skills and the ability to serve as a spokesperson who articulates messages to diverse audiences
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Organizational and multitasking skills; ability to prioritize assignments
  • Team player
  • Ability to interact with AGF staff and management, vendors, students involved with the program, university staff, non-profit leaders, donors, and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrate a high degree of initiative and entrepreneurialism; ability to perform job duties with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to excellence; detail-oriented
  • Cultural competence

Other Requirements

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Daily access to a computer, smartphone or tablet
  • Extremely reliable and available on evenings and weekends for occasional events and conferences

About this position

The Andrew Goodman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We welcome people of all cultures, backgrounds, and experiences into our team. We encourage people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, as well as people with disabilities to apply!

How to apply

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, a 1-3 page writing sample, and three references to karena.cronin@andrewgoodman.org. References will not be contacted unless the candidate is seriously being considered for the position and gives us permission to do so. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, or until filled.