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Pennsylvania Lead State Program Manager
Location: (hybrid) in Pennsylvania
Reports to: Deputy Director of State Campaigns
Hours per week (average): 40 hrs
Status: Full Time, Exempt; Regular
About Supermajority Education Fund
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 continued the work of engaging and mobilizing women across the country, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and its disproportionate impact on women, specifically women of
color. Then, in 2022, the organization supported the mobilization of millions of women in the midterms, helping to shift the course of the election.
Now, in 2023, Supermajority Education Fund (SMEF) seeks a Lead State Program Manager (LSPM) for Pennsylvania who will be responsible for executing Supermajority Education Fund and Supermajority’s values-based civic engagement models at the statewide level via hybrid virtual and in-person programming. The LSPM for Pennsylvania will aid in the creation and lead the implementation of our PA civic engagement plans within the organization’s overall strategic goals, our current orientation being to make young women voters the winning factor in the 2024 Election Cycle.
The PA Lead State Program Manager will lead core program tactics to build women’s political power: building relationships with action takers, creating local grassroots volunteer teams, escalating volunteer leaders towards distributed organizing efforts, leading direct voter programs that use calls, texts, and doors to contact our target voters, and implementing our
values based conversation models for deep canvassing, member and voter GOTV mobilization, volunteer recruitment, and member retention conversations. They will also train and manage a team of part-time community organizing staff to implement our core programming. The PA State Program Manager will be SMEF’s point person in-state to lead our members through year round power building phases including a statewide Get Out The Vote campaign for the November 2024 General Election.
Essential Responsibilities and Activities:
- Execute a values-driven, membership-based organizing program in Pennsylvania.
- Meet defined goals in support of the SMEF strategic plan to build an unshakable voting bloc of women. This includes member acquisition and onboarding, direct voter contact (calls, texts, doors), state based advocacy efforts, civic engagement training, supporting the communications team, earned media efforts, volunteer recruitment, event planning and event execution.
- Lead the growth of in-state membership and implement aspects of the state-specific membership experience, train and manage volunteers in the state (and those who come from out-of-state).
- Serve as a representative of the organization and liaison to partners and grasstops leaders for coordination and collaborative programming.
- Manage a team of part-time organizers, providing the support, resources, and structure needed for each community organizer to lead weekly voter contact events for SMEF community members.
- Develop and implement robust, people-powered field/organizing operations programs to increase the share of the women’s electorate both virtually (primarily on calls/texts) and in-person (primarily on doors).
- Grow relationships and collaborate directly with state partners, community leaders, activists, members, and registered voters to increase voter participation and bring about real people-powered political movements.
- Achieve results in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing input or quality and has a proven ability to build high-performing teams in our field and cultivate talented team members.
The successful candidate must have the following skills and qualities:
- An accomplished people manager with a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and previous experience as a leader working with and centering young, working-class, and/or historically marginalized communities. You’ve had this experience on an organizing or political campaign or at a social impact organization. You identify as a skilled manager of people.
- A multi-tasker with a track record of reaching direct voter contact goals. You’ve led direct voter contact programs using phones, texts, doors and distributed events at the statewide or congressional district level. You’re motivated and organized in pursuit of hitting goals.
- A strong project manager and an effective collaborator (virtually and in person). You’re responsive, efficient, and comfortable with leading effective collaboration across the organization or with external stakeholders. You can keep a project on time and hold collaborators accountable, as well as support them in problem solving and meeting deadlines.
- Proficiency in administering EveryAction/NGP VAN and proficiency in managing campaign data. You’re comfortable with making data informed decisions and understand the strategic imperative of quality data in civic engagement operations.
- A comfort and fluency in the dynamics of statewide political organizing in Pennsylvania. You have relationships with key stakeholders and volunteers in-state. You have access to reliable transportation to meet our members in-person across Pennsylvania, and commute to meet day-of needs.
The strongest candidates will also have some of the following skills and experience:
- Experience working with organizations and community leaders in the women’s advocacy space, particularly on the state level in Pennsylvania.
- Experience with Deep Canvassing, a voter contact model that prioritizes non-judgement with voters to open up about their real, conflicted feelings.
- Experience and comfort with speaking vulnerably about your own life to voters, and asking curious questions about a voter’s experiences.
- Knowledge of the civic engagement tools Scale to Win, Spoke, or MobilizeAmerica.
- New hires start at $93,000. The entire range for this position is $93,000 –
- Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health,
dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are
able to enroll in 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic
contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees
are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 160
hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave,
and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid
holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of
paid family and medical leave.
How to Apply: Please submit a resume by Aug 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates may be asked to complete a written assessment as part of the interview
process. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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