Civic and Education Partnerships Manager

Rock the Vote seeks a Civic and Education Partnerships Manager to join our team to strategically advance and lead our efforts with nonprofit and education partners, actively representing Rock the Vote within coalitions and promoting our organizational goals and programs. This is a remote position, open immediately and reports to the Director of Campaigns and Democracy.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about our mission and the role Rock the Vote can play collaborating with other institutions and organizations to further civic engagement and education goals and the fight for the voting rights of young people, to support the work of national, state and local organizations, and to lead our effort to reach America’s youth around civic engagement through voting and activism. 

Candidates must be eager to work in a fast-paced, campaign-like environment and able to balance and prioritize competing demands. Must be able to periodically work long, irregular hours. This position requires an individual who can serve as a thought leader on the campaigns and democracy team and partner to the Director of Campaigns and Democracy.

Responsibilities

  • Build and manage partnerships with local, state, and national 501c3 and 501c4 nonprofit organizations and educational institutions to further civic goals maintaining frequent, ongoing communication to ensure effective collaboration and identify emergent opportunities.
  • Develop a partnership strategy that prioritizes strategic goals while streamlining collaboration to balance capacity and maximize impact, including creation of partner offerings, onboarding materials and MOUs.
  • Collaborate across the organization, such as with the Civic Technology and Data Team and within the Campaigns & Democracy Team, to create partnership marketing and onboarding materials, and develop and execute partnership deliverables.
  • Represent Rock the Vote and Rock the Vote Action Fund in coalitions that promote democracy, social justice, and youth organizing, sharing information to identify needs and opportunities for collaboration
  • Oversee keystone program, Democracy Class, including its strategic growth and execution designed to educate and encourage students to participate in our democracy.
  • Support other Rock the Vote and Rock the Vote Action Fund projects and activities as needed

Requirements:

  • 4-6 years of experience with a combination of electoral, political, civic engagement, educational, coalition-building, partnerships, or organizing.
  • An advanced understanding of civic engagement, social justice, and/or education and the challenges facing marginalized youth.
  • Proven ability to successfully manage and scale a program/project.
  • Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills with the ability to prioritize workload and maximize numerous opportunities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with ability to distill complex information into easy-to-understand messages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse set of partners, identifying opportunities for collaboration that account for varied interests, approaches and priorities.
  • Understanding of c3 and c4 appropriate activities

Salary and Benefits: 

  • Starting salary range is $50,000 – $65,000.
  • Competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, and vision premiums, 100% of medical premiums for employee dependents, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, employer retirement contributions (Simple IRA), cell phone stipend, professional development opportunities, and generous paid time off, including paid family and medical leave.

To apply: 

Submit a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 references to jobs@rockthevote.com with the subject line “Civic and Education Partnerships Manager”.

Rock the Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are looking for a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourage women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons from low-income and working-class backgrounds to apply. A college degree is not required for consideration.