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State Capacity Building Associate

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.

Details

Full-Time

Remote

Position Overview

State Voices is seeking an experienced, innovative Nonprofit professional with a proven track record of success to serve as the State Capacity Building (SCB) Associate.

The SCB Associate will support State Voice’s 25 state tables to strengthen organizational infrastructure, deepen and amplify leadership, and create a thriving and connected network. They will support and manage projects designed to strengthen state tables and support the implementation of capacity-building solid programs.

The ideal candidate will have experience building strong relationships with a myriad of stakeholders, assessing organizational needs and strengths, and developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative capacity-building strategies. Moreover, the SCB Associate must have a commitment and demonstrated track record of leading with racial and gender equity principles and practices. The SCB Associate is an integral part of the State Voices State Capacity Building Department and will be managed by the SCB Deputy Director.

Primary Functions

  • Support the continued implementation of the State Capacity Building department’s redesigned role, work, and team to ensure that state tables are building political power year-round.  This support includes:
    • Write, review and deliver timely, consistent communication to state table directors and table staff to ensure that SCB and State Voices are working in good partnership with state tables.
    • Note-taking and following up with key stakeholders on relevant action items for departmental meetings (both internal and external).
    • Administer and manage the use of the new CRM (EveryAction). This includes regular record updates, transferring data from multiple sources over to EveryAction, generating quarterly departmental reports as needed, and assisting with cross-departmental training on CRM use and systems.
  • Provide administrative support (note-taking, memo creation, tech support, facilitation) for all departmental strategies, objectives, and activities, which include (but are not limited to):
    • Organizational Development: Build the organizational infrastructure and health of State Tables through detailed annual state plans, monthly check-ins, and continued conversations with State Directors and table staff. Cross-Network Movement Building: Create deeper alignment and cultivate movement building to ensure that the network is innovative, impactful, and equity-centered.
    • Leadership Development: Develop the civic engagement leadership of tomorrow by convening state directors, staff, and partners to hone critical leadership skills.
    • Resource Development: Support state tables to build robust and effective fundraising and communications strategies that go beyond annual fundraising and seek to raise the viability of state programming, state table leadership, and partners.
  • Manage the development of annual state plans and provide ongoing technical assistance as needed.
  • Facilitate opportunities for state tables and partner organizations to build trust, and share impactful best practices and innovative strategies that advance equity and lead to collective action.

Qualifications

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

  • At least two (2) years of administrative / office management support experience in a professional office setting
  • The ability to work well with people from diverse communities, particularly with staff and leaders from grassroots community organizations.
  • A collaborative and facilitative approach to leadership, including the ability to effectively facilitate and manage participatory decision-making processes.
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning abilities.
  • Proven track record of building deep and genuine relationships across departments and organizations.
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to work and stay poised under pressure.
  • Strong oral and written interpersonal communication skills in-person and remotely.
  • Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and to prioritize work effectively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity and track record of success working with communities of color, women, low-income people, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and other historically marginalized communities.
  • Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Direct experience using EveryAction.
  • Previous experience working in civic engagement, electoral, labor, or community-based organizations (organizational development experience strongly preferred).
  • Experience working with Nonprofit Leaders.
  • Experience working with a State Table.

To Apply

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

Location:

Compensation: $55,000 – $70,000

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.