The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought for nearly 100 years to improve American systems of government and impact public policies through 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 750 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).
The Program Coordinator will play an important role in administering grant programs and providing support to state and local Leagues across the county on a national redistricting campaign and other election-related initiatives. This position runs through June 30, 2020 with a possible renewal based upon performance and funding. The Program Coordinator will be part of the Mission Impact department, which is responsible for working with other LWVUS staff, state and local League of Women Voters affiliates and partner organizations to help develop and advance LWVUS’ goals to engage, protect, and empower voters.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
- Play a key role in supporting and administering tasks related to compliance, generating grant documents, and facilitating pass-through grants tied to the League’s Making Democracy Work® and People Powered Fair Maps campaigns.
- Administer the pass-through grant process for several core programs and support dozens of participating grantee League of Women Voters affiliates.
- Track national, state, and local League activities relevant to LWVUS priorities.
- Work in close collaboration with LWVUS staff to implement national programs and communicate opportunities to streamline grant or program systems and processes.
- Assist with implementing and monitoring various voter protection, registration, education, and mobilization activities.
- Support work undertaken as part of multi-organizational partnerships and events.
- Provide administrative and technical assistance to other staff as well as to state and local League affiliates.
- Support the development of status reports as required to keep staff and Board of Directors informed on progress and activities in the department.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
- One to two years of administrative experience or project implementation. Nonprofit experience or experience in grants is a plus.
- Understanding and willingness to commit to LWVUS’ mission of empowering voters and defending democracy, as well as 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.
- Strong writing and communications skills and strong attention to detail.
- Experience with Microsoft Office and VAN/CRM/database/website back-end systems a plus.
- Excellent customer service skills with an emphasis on respectful and tactful communications and ability to work as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment.
- Experience in grassroots or field/political organizing and/or nonprofit environments desired.
- Strong interpersonal skills, tolerance, flexibility, and sense of humor.
Salary and Benefits
The salary for this position is $50,000 for our fiscal year term (which runs from July 1- June 30, 2020) with 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.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please email cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Program Coordinator 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.
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.
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. Occasional travel within United States may be necessary.