Job Opportunities

Director of Civic Partnerships & Campaigns

Rock the Vote seeks a Director of Civic Partnerships and Campaigns to join our team in Washington, DC to strategically advance and lead our efforts with nonprofit partners, institutions of higher education, and political organizations, actively represent Rock the Vote within civic engagement, youth, and voting rights coalitions, and manage our pro-democracy and issue-based campaign efforts. This is an onsite position open immediately and reports directly to the president/executive director.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about our mission and the role Rock the Vote can play in collaborating with other institutions and organizations to further civic engagement goals and fight for the voting rights of young people, to support the work of national, state and local organizations, and to lead and contribute to pro-democracy and issue-based campaigns.


Proactively build and manage partnerships with nonprofit organizations, youth groups, and institutions of higher ed to further mutual civic goals. Maintain frequent, ongoing communication with partners to ensure effective collaboration and identify emergent opportunities.

Actively represent Rock the Vote in a variety of coalitions that promote voting rights, civic engagement, and youth organizing and identify opportunities to further organizational priorities.

Inventory and map existing partners and identify opportunities for strategic growth.

Collaborate with existing partners to further develop a set of partnership opportunities that are meaningful and impactful for nonprofit partners.

Create marketing assets to build awareness of partnership opportunities.

Onboard partners, develop strategic partnership MOUs and oversee execution of agreement deliverables to maximize partnership impact.

Develop and execute specific pro-democracy campaigns, including the 2020 Census and the dismantling of the electoral college.

Serve as primary contact for political organizations and lead nonpartisan political activities.

Track voting rights and youth-relevant issues, such as gun violence prevention, environmental justice, criminal justice reform and immigration and recommend, direct and carry out organizational actions and programming.

Collaborate with and provide high-level strategic advice to president/executive director on program development, including long-term strategy and growth, targeting, and opportunities.


  • A demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and social and racial justice issues and understanding of challenges facing marginalized communities, particularly youth
  • Proven ability to build partnerships and work within a coalition of diverse organizations
  • At least 4 years experience in an electoral, civic engagement, or political campaign
  • At least 2 years of community/field organizing experience
  • Proven ability to evaluate and incorporate feedback from multiple sources to further shared priorities
  • Independent and strong leader who is able to drive projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to prioritize opportunities for maximum impact
  • Exceptional organizational, written and verbal communication skills 

Special consideration will be given to candidates that additionally demonstrate

  • Familiarity of voting rights and democracy reform initiatives
  • Event production experience
  • Policy experience, such as tracking legislation, issue advocacy or organizing
  • Familiarity with political data, best practices in the field, and civic technology

Compensation: Salary negotiable based on background and experience. Benefits include health, dental, vision and a simple IRA. Full-time regular position, overtime exempt.

To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, salary requirements or history and at least 3 references to with the subject line “Director of Civic Partnerships & Campaigns”.

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.