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Campaign Assistant

ABOUT LWVUS

The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS, the League) is a nonpartisan political organization that has fought for more than 100 years to improve American systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education, advocacy, and litigation. The enduring vitality and resonance of the League as a trusted force for change and good government comes from its unique decentralized structure: a national organization with strong partnerships at the grassroots level with more than 700 state and local Leagues across the country including the District of Columbia. At the national level, League activities are coordinated and staffed by two distinct but complementary organizations: The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF).

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Campaign Assistant will play an important role in supporting the redistricting program, People Powered Fair Maps™. This is a one-year term position with a possible renewal based upon performance and funding. The Campaign Assistant will be part of the Advocacy and Litigation department and report to the Campaign Manager. In partnership with the campaign manager, they are responsible for working with other LWVUS staff and partner organizations to help execute and advance LWVUS’s national redistricting program in all 50 states and D.C. A portion of time may be spent doing work for LWVUS’s sister organization, LWV Education Fund.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES

•    Assist with all aspects of People Powered Fair Maps including day-to-day operational support.
•    Utilize project management software to keep staff apprised of their contribution/responsibility within redistricting program.
•    Schedule and support internal and external meetings with stakeholders across teams, and partner projects, including liaising with partners, logistical arrangements, managing RSVPs, assisting in generating meeting materials. 
•    Coordinate video/teleconferences across time zones and audio/video communication technologies such as Zoom, Teams, Go-To Webinar, and potentially others. May also be required to engage with other program staff to ensure efficient coordination of leadership schedules, meetings, deliverables, etc.
•    Gather and develop processes for leveraging program successes by working to collect stories from the field.
•    Gather relevant program data to aid in the storytelling of People Powered Fair Maps.
•    Provide event planning and logistical support, including scheduling workshops and other events, coordinating event-related logistics, organizing event-related materials, capturing attendee contact information, and drafting meeting notes, and coordinating the review, distribution, and filing.
•    Collaborate cross-departmentally to collaborate on general program support to maintain coordinated and organized team logistics.
•    Conduct periodic maintenance of contacts databases to ensure efficient reporting for events, emails, etc.
•    Assist with information gathering and coordinating the drafting, editing, proofreading, and production of various documents, presentations, and materials intended for internal and external audiences to ensure quality.
•    Assist in developing and maintaining an accurate reporting of program progress to date.
•    Support implementation of campaign-related events, including contract routing, sending invitations, tracking RSVPs, preparing name tags, etc.
•    Perform other tasks as assigned to meet team priorities.
•    Willingness to travel, as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS

•    Experience in administration or assisting in project management which may include experience on Capitol Hill, academic research, or community organizing around voting rights issues.
•    Exceptional attention to detail and time-management skills.
•    Understanding and willingness to commit to LWVUS’s mission of empowering voters and defending democracy, as well as a passion for working with communities of color to build, wield, and share power and capacity to improve their communities and bring about broader social change.
•    Technologically savvy and experience using project management software such as Basecamp, Asana, or other project management software is a plus. The ability to use Microsoft Office, Zoom, and other virtual platforms is a must. 
•    An understanding of how programs and campaigns are run and a willingness to provide innovative support to smooth systems and processes.
•    Solid written and oral communication skills are a must.
•    The ability to produce consistent, quality work in a fast-paced environment is essential.
•    Commitment to advancing economic, racial, and gender justice is essential.
•    An interest and knowledge about redistricting is a plus.

SALARY & BENEFITS

The salary range for this position is $55,000 for a one-year term with the option to renew based upon performance and funding. We have a generous benefits package that includes 95 percent employer-sponsored health insurance, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, vacation days, sick days, pre-tax transit benefits, and the opportunity to contribute to a 401(K) plan.

LOCATION

This position is based in Washington, DC. Due to the ongoing public health crisis, LWVUS staff will be working remotely until advised that it is safe to return to work. During this period of remote work, we are working with staff members on an individual basis to set up flex schedules if needed for childcare or other care commitments.

ADA SPECIFICATIONS:

This position is primarily sedentary and is performed in an office setting. The physical demands of this position are limited to the ability to use a computer, telephone, and standard office equipment, lift up to 25 lbs., bend, stoop, and carry materials used in financial activities. Routine travel within the United States is necessary. 

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION

The League of Women Voters of the United States is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace based on equal opportunity. The League is committed to hiring staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identity; a workplace where true diversity is fostered, and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged. We encourage women, minorities, and individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please send resumes to [email protected] with "Campaign Assistant Application” in the subject line. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. If you have questions about this position, please direct them to the same email. No phone calls please.