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Deputy Director of Voter Registration

About State Voices

State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact, building the capacity of partners with data analysis and shared resources, and strengthening our democracy by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.

State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 24 state tables and organizations in every state, comprising over 1,200 partner organizations. We provide the organizations in our network with the data, tools, and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We advance this work through three national programs: Civic Engagement (voter education, registration and turnout, issue advocacy, and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration), and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).

It’s our collective duty to end the systemic, relentless disenfranchisement targeting Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI, and all communities of color, young adults, LGBTQ people, women, low-income, and all oppressed people. That’s why State Voices works year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy.



Position Overview

State Voices seeks an experienced and innovative organizer with a proven track record of collaboration and program planning to ensure the successful implementation of our Affiliate Network’s voter registration program. The Deputy Director will lead a team designed to provide programmatic support to specific State Affiliates funded by the Voter Registration Program (VRP) and will work with the Director of Issue & Electoral Organizing to strengthen and expand our voter registration infrastructure for the full State Voices Network.

In partnership with the Deputy Director of Data & Voter Registration, the person in this position will support specific in-state registration projects and voter registration roles held by State Voices, help with onboarding state-level senior leadership to the VR program, and advocate for Affiliate-level needs with our primary funder. The Deputy Director ensures State Voices elevates the best voter registration practices across our affiliate network and supports specific states in meeting their VR programmatic goals. The Deputy Director will also co-lead on overall program alignment, team-building, and campaign coordination at the National level in conjunction with the Deputy Director of Data & Voter Registration. This full-time grant-funded position (December 2024 with the possibility of extending) is part of a new and growing Issue & Electoral Organizing Department (IEOD) and will report to the IEOD Director.

Primary Functions

  • Strategic Leadership: Work in strategic partnership with the Deputy Director of VR Data to drive internal planning for State Voices and our affiliates to meet their voter registration program goals and advocate for our affiliates with our VRP funder and national partners with a problem-solving attitude to ongoing challenges.
  • Relationship Management: Build and maintain collaborative relationships with Affiliate staff and maintain strong relationships with the VRP Funder, ensuring a collaborative relationship of open communication and resolving conflict in a timely manner when needed. This requires convening information, instructions, and expectations clearly as well as listening and providing direct feedback. This person will be responsible for representing the department in both internal and external meetings, negotiating agreements, and ensuring smooth pivots between program throughout the cycle.
  • Plan Creation & Budget Tracking: Create and co-manage implementation of the voter registration program
    • The onboarding and training of state-based voter registration staff and partners in voter registration best practices and program logistics.
    • Coordinate various vendors working to supplement the voter registration program and ensure quality control of the full program.
    • Track voter registration deadlines, progress to goals, and program budgets working with the Deputy Director of VR Data to problem-solve throughout.
    • Facilitate voter registration book closing and ensure compliance with best practices throughout the program.
    • Help facilitate post-program debriefs and planning.
  • Staff Management: Manage a team of 2 Voter Registration Managers in their programmatic roles by providing strong leadership and guiding the team to support successful VR programs. This involves setting direction, motivating team members to perform at a high level, and fostering a positive work environment where everyone approaches the work creatively with a problem-solving mindset.

The person in this position will be required to travel, sometimes on short notice, ensuring State Voices COVID protocols are followed.


Key Skills & Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess most if not all, the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 6-8 years of organizing or campaign experience with a clear understanding of voter registration tactics and increasing levels of leadership.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of experience directly managing other people and budgets.
  • A demonstrated commitment to building political power in communities of color and race/gender equity analysis.
  • Ability to create plans, write reports, and manage budgets.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with a relational and problem-solving orientation.
  • Experience managing multiple priorities and projects in a complex campaign environment remotely.
  • Ability to get things done in coalition, delivering results from a diverse set of stakeholders that the position does not directly oversee.
  • Systems thinker with the capacity to analyze and synthesize information across multiple states.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, have a positive attitude, resolve conflicts, and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and ability to develop efficient systems to deliver intended results.
  • Committed to equity as a professional practice and to reflect on power dynamics between national organizations, state affiliates, and community-based organizations (CBOs).

Additionally preferred:

  • VAN experience, in particular, creating lists, cutting turf, and training other users.
  • Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English.
  • Training and facilitation background.
  • Knowledge of the progressive infrastructure, state tables, and/or coalitions.
  • Microsoft Excel, Word, Google Docs, and Google Sheets with an ability to learn online database platforms and general comfort with tools.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter using our application portal. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to those who apply by July 31, 2023.

Location: Remote, residing in the following state:  Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, Wisconsin

Compensation:  The salary  rangefor this position is $85,000 – $105,000 annually based on experience. This position includes a full benefits package that includes:  health, dental, and life insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; 401k and match; FSA funds; home office stipend; summer Fridays; monthly wellness day; mid-year break; 2-week closure for winter holidays; and allocated professional development funds.

Reports To: Director of Issue & Electoral Organizing

This is a grant-funded position through December 2024, with the possibility of an extension.

State Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established under law.