Position: Director for Mail Programs
Reports to: Managing Director for Program
Organization Description: For the last 17 years, the Voter Participation Center (VPC), a 501(c)(3) civic engagement organization, has led the way in recognizing and harnessing the potential power of the Rising American Electorate (RAE) – unmarried women, people of color, and young people – as a vital voting bloc. VPC has positioned itself as the leading experimental and scientific civic engagement organization by accumulating more than a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience in registering and turning out the new majority of eligible voters. VPC’s programs have consistently proven to be some of the most impactful and cost-effective programs—and to date VPC has registered over 5.6 million Americans to vote. VPC continues to innovate with its approach and techniques to impact greater civic engagement, registration, and turnout. VPC’s approach to programs incorporates a rigorous approach to data analysis, incorporating randomized trials, and other methods and technologies to determine effect.
The Center for Voter Information (CVI) is a separate but affiliated 501(c)(4) nonprofit that works to engage and persuade both the RAE as well as the broader electorate. CVI also engages in rigorous work to determine net effect and uses other technologies to determine the goals reached in each of its program areas.
Position Description: The VPC and CVI are seeking a Director for Mail Programs. The Director for Mail Programs will manage all direct mail registration, mobilization, and education programs run by VPC and CVI. A successful candidate will be someone who can adapt easily to rapidly changing priorities, and is able to manage multiple urgent projects quickly and efficiently.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manage in house mail production team (Production Manager, Program Coordinator, and other staff as needed)
- Manage direct mail consultant teams
- Ensure that mail programs land in the homes of votes with accurate information and on schedule
- Manage mail program budgets
- Work with the data and analytics teams to automate and improve internal processes to get mail out the door more quickly and reduce risk of errors
- With the leadership and communications teams, develop and test new approaches to direct mail
- Ensure that mail program logistics are running smoothly including maintaining return addresses
- Represent VPC or CVI at external events related to direct mail programs
- Help ensure that programs aimed at increasing participation among historically underrepresented communities are culturally competent and are producing the intended impact
- Work closely with the Outreach department to ensure partnership programs are achieving both internal and partner goals.
- Track program progress to goal and write reports
The ideal candidate will have:
- 6+ years experience in advocacy or electoral campaigns
- Experience implementing large-scale variable-text direct mail campaigns
- Project and staff management experience with a proven ability to track complex and time-sensitive projects
- Excellent attention to detail and ability to spot errors
- Knowledge of the legal and political issues surrounding voting rights and civic participation
- Ability to translate analytical evaluations into narrative reports showing program impact
- A commitment to erasing the gaps in political participation in this country
- Track record of getting results in a fast-paced environment
Salary range $90,000 to $100,000. This is a full-time position. Preference for candidates in Washington DC once the pandemic is over. Ability and willingness to travel required post-pandemic (0 – 25% of time). VPC/CVI offers an excellent benefits package, including 100% coverage of healthcare premiums.
To apply, email resume, cover letter and at least three professional references to email@example.com. References are not contacted until you are notified.
VPC/CVI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We strongly value the leadership of people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and other traditionally marginalized communities, and encourage diverse candidates to apply.