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Campaign Manager


The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS, the League) is a nonpartisan political organization that has fought for nearly 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 760 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 Summary

The Campaign Manager will play a crucial role in connecting the campaign plan developed at the national office and supporting the Redistricting Campaign team in ensuring successful rollout to the field, 50 state affiliates and in the District of Columbia. This role will manage and coordinate all aspects of our national redistricting campaign; and while the individual is not responsible for executing all tasks under the campaign, he/she will have an intimate awareness of all the pieces within the campaign, coordinating appropriate national staff to support resources and tools to the field and effectively managing the day-to-day operation of a national campaign. The individual must be dynamic, with excellent interpersonal skills, sensitivity to community needs, and a tenacity to win.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee all aspects of a targeted campaign including day-to-day operations

  • Determine and select project management software to keep staff apprised of their contribution/responsibility in campaign (e.g. Asana or other project management software)

  • Effectively communicate vision, ideas, goals, and issues of campaign to internal and external stakeholders 

  • Monitor action items and deadlines for internal staff metrics of success related to campaign and adjust plan to meet metrics, as needed

  • Monitor campaign metrics of success and adjust deliverables to meet metrics, as needed

  • Coordinate and implement fundraising initiatives in partnership with development staff

  • Provide ongoing updates around the campaign to leadership and work to lift up state successes

  • Manage campaign budget and work with controller to ensure expenditures are in line with budget

  • Travel as necessary

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Minimum of 4 years of managing a multi-state or national campaign; doing that work in a federated or other affiliate model is a plus

  • Proven organizational skills and leadership ability

  • Ability to administer and coordinate groups of individuals effectively through teamwork, delegation, conflict resolution, and coaching

  • Ability to successfully negotiate use of resources, budgets, and schedules

  • Experience in successfully predicting and creating solutions to potential issues once aware

  • Success as a problem-solver

  • Ability to manage multiple demands with different and sometimes competing needs

  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills

  • Ability to maintain level-headedness in high-stress environments

  • Familiarity with project management software

  • Fundraising experience a plus

Benefits and Tenure

This position runs to the end of our fiscal year, which is June 30, 2020. This position is a grant-funded position and comes with an 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.

The Campaign Manager will report to the Senior Director of Advocacy and Litigation. A portion of time may be spent doing work for LWVUS’s sister organization, LWV Education Fund.

This position is located in Washington, DC.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and 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 actively seek and encourage women, minorities, persons with disabilities, immigrants, including DACA recipients and individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please send resume, cover letter, and 3 references to [email protected] with “Campaign Manager Application” in 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.