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 23 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.
State Voices is seeking an experienced, innovative organizer with a proven track record of success to serve as the State Capacity Building (SCB) Manager.
The SCB Manager will support State Voice’s 23 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 strong capacity-building programs.
The ideal candidate will have experience building strong relationships with a myriad of stakeholders, assessing organizational needs and strengths, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative capacity-building strategies. Moreover, the SCB Manager must have a commitment and demonstrated track record of leading with racial and gender equity principles and practices. The SCB Manager is an integral part of the State Voices State Capacity Building Department and will be managed by the SCB Deputy Director.
The Senior Data Technology Manager will:
- 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.
- Manage relationships with state table directors and table staff through timely, consistent communication to ensure that SCB and State Voices are working in good partnership with state tables.
- Support the Deputy Director to strategically align work with Data and Technology, Development, Policy, Strategic Partnerships, and Operations teams to foster a healthy and collaborative organizational culture.
- Lead program implementation, tracking and evaluation to demonstrate departmental impact
- Administer and manage use of the new CRM database used interdepartmentally.
- Support 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, conduct monthly check-ins with assigned state tables and provide ongoing technical assistance as needed.
- Facilitate opportunities for state tables and partner organizations to build trust, share impactful best practices and innovative strategies that advance equity and lead to collective action.
- Provide leadership development opportunities for state directors, staff and partners to hone critical leadership skills.
- Support state table capacity to build robust and effective fundraising and communication strategies that go beyond annual fundraising and seek to raise the viability of state programming, state table leadership and partner organizations.
Strong candidates will possess some, if not all, of the following skills:
- A minimum of 3-5 cycles of campaign work in civic engagement, electoral, labor or community-based organizations (organizational development experience strongly preferred).
- The ability to work well with people from diverse communities, and 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrated ability to bring strategic thinking skills, problem-solving abilities, and a systems-oriented work style.
- Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
- Send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected].
- To ensure your submission is properly routed, use the subject line “State Voices State Capacity Building Manager”
- Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to resumes received by 9/15/21
- No calls please.
- Women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply
Terms of Employment: Full-time
Compensation: Compensation for this position is $60,000 to $75,000 depending on background and experience, and includes a full benefits package.
Reports To: Deputy Director of State Capacity Building
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.