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Senior Policy Manager

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.



Remote or Washington D.C

Position Overview

State Voices seeks a professional with a background in providing support for democracy or other issue campaigns or related civic engagement programs to serve as a Senior Policy Manager. The Senior Policy Manager will play a key role in ensuring the department supports our 25 state tables on voting rights advocacy, Election Protection, and other democracy program work. The ideal candidate will be experienced in issue/policy advocacy, familiar with civic engagement work and organizing, and will be a supportive team player in this growing department. The Senior Policy Manager will have the opportunity to work on pressing issues impacting historically underrepresented and marginalized populations including Black people, Indigenous people and other people of color, LGBTQ+ people, low-income individuals, and young people throughout the country.

Primary Functions

  • Serve as the primary Fiscal Note lead for tracking legislation
    • Summarize, categorize, and analyze democracy-related legislation including major trends and emerging issues
    • Help evaluate Fiscal Note against other legislative tracking tools and resources
  • Serve as the lead for at least one program or policy area, including:
    • Participate in coalition meetings and share relevant information with the policy team to inform program planning
    • Review national partner materials, curating and summarizing relevant materials for our network
    • Identify gaps and create materials or perform research as needed
    • Create toolkits and guidance documents
    • Host workgroups and trainings
    • Assist state tables in developing plans
  • Create issue advocacy toolkits for non-democracy policy issues by compiling partner resources and materials, identifying gaps, and creating new materials as needed
  • Assist with policy research to support states’ advocacy
  • Participate in the multistate campaign planning process and conduct research to support issue identification and campaign development
  • Attend internal trainings and workgroup meetings as well as meetings with network table staff and national departments as needed
  • Serve as the lead point of contact for 4-5 states and help collect and track state work including issue areas, needs, and program budget gaps


The ideal candidate will possess many, if not all, of the following qualifications:

  • 4-5 years of experience managing programs or campaigns
  • A strong commitment to racial equity and social justice
  • Ability to track and analyze legislation
  • Experience leading workgroups and trainings
  • Experience with direct advocacy or supporting advocacy efforts to advance progressive policies is strongly preferred
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with voting rights, voter protection, election disinformation, and/or other democracy issues including census and redistricting
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build relationships and work in coalitions
  • Knowledge of state-level policy is a plus
  • Ability to travel to Washington, DC occasionally and other travel as assigned

To Apply

Please submit your resume, and cover letter using our application portal.

Location: Remote or Washington D.C

Compensation: $75k – $90k Annually

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.