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VOTERISE is a Utah 501(C)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit equal opportunity employer whose mission is to build a more inclusive and vibrant democracy through increased voter registration and turnout among Utah’s 18-29-year-olds, underrepresented communities and, leading up to the 2020 election, Utah’s women. While focused primarily on Utah, VOTERISE has a national capability and a track record of success since its founding in 2016.
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
VOTERISE is an equal opportunity employer based in Salt Lake City. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We strongly encourage and greatly value applications from women, people of color, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.
The Director of Operations will report to the Co-Presidents.
The selected candidate will:
Direct and oversee the activities of the VOTERISE 2020 CHALLENGE (described below)
Coordinate with our registration partners on planned registration events
Develop strategies and create registration activities at high schools, colleges, sporting, entertainment and cultural events, marches and rallies in Salt Lake, Weber, Utah and neighboring counties
Recruit, train and oversee volunteers
Track and record all completed registration forms and oversee data entry
Edit and manage the organization’s website
Develop social media posts and campaigns
Work with existing nonprofit partners to maximize their registration results
Maximize opportunities for National Voter Registration Day and Utah Women’s Voter Registration Day
Develop pre-election GOTV (Get Out The Vote) campaigns for registrants
All candidates should be organized, self-starters, proactive, flexible, creative and have the ability to work independently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Experience in political campaign work, community organizing and strong organizational skills as well as an understanding of Utah politics is a real plus.
Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing
Comprehensive knowledge of social media
Ability to function well in a varied work environment that includes some evening and weekend work
While not a necessity, knowledge of and experience with EveryAction and/or NGP VAN is another plus.
THE VOTERISE 2020 CHALLENGE
2020 is a year with great historical significance for Utah women. It marks the 150th anniversary of Utah women being the first to vote in the United States, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution that began the expansion of voting rights for women throughout the country and the 55th anniversary of passage of the Voting Rights Act prohibiting racial discrimination in voting.
The VOTERISE 2020 CHALLENGE is a major new statewide VOTERISE initiative that will run up to the 2020 election. It is directed at the 300,000+ Utah women who are eligible but unregistered to vote. Since 16-year-olds may pre-register in Utah, this effort includes high school young women as well as all others.
The Director of Operations will, by varying methods, recruit women to be Ambassadors, with each Ambassador committing to register 20 other women. The goal is to have 1,000 Ambassadors and 20,000 new potential women voters.
All applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.