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16 Dec 2021

Full-Time Program Director

Movement Voter Project – Posted by glymphconst Anywhere

Job Description

Program Director

About MVP

MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective and promising grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of movements, community organizing, and elections. We aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to increase turnout among the progressive base, build long-term political power, and ultimately to transform our country at the local, state, and national levels. In the 2020 cycle, MVP successfully moved over $120 million to over 600 local groups across the country, focused in the most critical states.

Our Approach:

We are organizers, and the heart of our work is organizing donors through MVP to support local groups in order to build, sustain, and amplify their impact. We work in service of local groups, and we try to be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and to be careful about incentivizing actions that could alter an organization’s own priorities; we work hard not to impose on our partners. We are also striving to continuously scrutinize and dismantle the ways we manifest and reproduce white supremacy culture both internally and externally.

We focus on building from our assets, and taking a positive approach to growth and change that helps groups and donors to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement. We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach; we are always seeking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration among groups and donors.

POSITION OVERVIEW

As Program Director, you will be managing the day-to-day work of MVP’s programs including issue fund management, capacity building cohorts, reporting, storytelling and collaboration with other teams. As well as partnership management with grassroots partners. You will work with other team members to implement systems to support team performance at the highest level as well as strong cross-team collaborations. This position reports to the Vice President of Programs and supervises the Program Manager and fund manager(s).

As Program Director, you will be responsible for:

Program Leadership

  • Lead MVP’s issue fund and cohort strategy to ensure MVP is compounding our impact in key states and with key constituencies.
  • Lead the process of documentation, evaluation, and storytelling about our issue funds and cohort’s impact by producing written and visually compelling plans, fund one-pagers, updates, reports, and other materials as needed – working with the Communications team.
  • Work with the program staff and MVP’s Development team to analyze, customized information and write-ups for donors, funders and partners.
  • Co-develop and co-manage the systems and processes that will help us achieve a Progressive Decade (MVP’s strategic plan).
  • Collaborate with State Advisors and other departments, particularly Capacity Building, to ensure MVP is providing impactful programmatic support to our partners.

Team Management

  • Develop staff: Actively coach and develop your team to achieve their goals – providing constructive feedback, guidance, and accountability, and creating opportunities to learn from both successes and setbacks.
  • Manage our fund manager(s) and program manager.
  • Lead a collaborative process to develop necessary systems, processes, and tools to better support the work of the department and ability to share information – both internally and externally.
  • Ensure implementation and consistent use of systems and processes while incorporating feedback and evaluation to improve programmatic work at all levels.

Partnership Management

  • Represent MVP’s work and strategies in donor and philanthropic spaces, and with national partner organizations.
  • May manage specific relationships with national organizations, national networks, key donors.

Other duties: We’re a growing organization, and responsibilities will evolve with the role and as opportunities emerge.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Experience in the field – the more multifaceted, the better. You’ve worked in and supported local grassroots organizations and leaders. You understand their work.
  • Skill and comfort with grant making, managing people, and budgets.
  • Keen strategic sense and experience managing strategic programs.
  • Cultural humility – ability to build relationships across lines of difference.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage at a high level with issues of racial equity and inclusion.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to leverage technology and database systems such as Google Suite, AirTable, and Slack.
  • Passion for grassroots progressive political change and shifting power to marginalized communities.

Preferred

  • Demonstrated capability to lead cross-functionally – a creative and collaborative thinker and overall positive presence.
  • Remote people management experience and skills.
  • Experience in both grassroots and national organizations.
  • Coaching and/or facilitation experience.

We realize that some great candidates may not have every single thing on this list – that’s OK! If this job posting piques your interest, we encourage you to apply!

Additional Information

Location: Fully remote, with the expectation of occasional travel post-pandemic (i.e. 2-5 times annually). We strive to create a family-friendly work environment and can make accommodations for team members with limited ability to travel.

Compensation and hours: This is a full-time, salaried position with a base salary range of $100,000-$120,000, commensurate with skills and experience, with generous benefits including employer-paid medical and optional dental and vision insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k), regular work-from-home and wellness stipends, and four weeks of paid vacation.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled – sooner is better.

Equal employment statement:

Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics.

How to Apply

Please submit an application to https://glymph-consulting.breezy.hr/p/489cc8d0b1e9-mvp-program-director

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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