Project Director, PA Voice
Pennsylvania Voice (PA Voice) seeks a talented leader for our Project Director position. Candidates should have successful experience managing groups of people to work together on shared goals and outcomes. The Project Director will manage relationships with partners and allies, facilitate, and support the coordinated advocacy, communication, and field programs of the collective plan. We seek a strategist with field, coalition and campaign skills who will work well as a team player in a fast-paced organization.
About Pennsylvania Voice: Pennsylvania Voice is a statewide network of 35 organizations committed to creating a fair and just Pennsylvania by making our democracy more accessible, inclusive, and representative. Pennsylvania Voice works with our partners to employs the principles of collective impact, unifying change agents from different sectors around common goals to strengthen our democracy, building the capacity of partners with shared resources, and amplifying the voices of the New American Majority – communities of color, youth and single women.
A small team of experienced organizers/strategists staff Pennsylvania Voice. Staff support, facilitate, and build relationships between state leaders representing 35 distinct organizations around three specific program areas:
- Civic engagement: Creating year-round integrated voter engagement campaigns to increase voting, voter registration, and participation in civic life among all Pennsylvanians and specifically the New American Majority.
- Civic access: Modernizing elections to make voting more convenient and fully accessible to all.
- Civic representation: Restoring true representation to our state’s democracy by preparing for the 2020 Census and subsequent redistricting process.
The Project Director is responsible for the following:
- Building and maintaining strategic relationships across the state with nonprofit leaders, community organizations, elected leaders and academic/policy experts in the service of priorities named by partner organizations.
- Implementing a state advocacy and field plan around one or more program areas (which include redistricting, Census, voting access, civic engagement) that build power for communities of color.
- Elements of these plans may include facilitating periodic strategy meetings, routine check-ins with stakeholders, writing policy papers, organizing opportunities to collective action, etc.
- Develop key performance metrics to evaluate the success of individual tactics as well as the overall effectiveness of campaign plans.
- Provide regular, comprehensive updates on campaign progress to various stakeholders.
We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, are excellent problem solvers, and have strong project management skills. You should have:
- A track record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders.
- A demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles.
- Experience managing multiple projects, ability to prioritize work effectively, be detail oriented and meet deadlines.
- Ability to process and communicate policy issues effectively to a wide audience.
- Strong communication skills (both written and oral), and ability to work across multiple communities and in diverse settings.
- Previous grassroots organizing experience working in communities of color.
- Diplomatic, professional approach to problem solving and the ability to think independently and creatively.
- Must be a self-starter; willing to work sometimes long, irregular hours and willingness to travel
- Location: Philadelphia preferred.
Compensation: Depends on experience and is highly competitive. Salary range is $60-$70k.
Pennsylvania Voice is an equal opportunity employer, and we make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Erin Casey, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please no phone calls.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, at which time the job announcement will be removed from our website.
Pennsylvania Voice is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Pennsylvania Voice encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, people with records of arrest or conviction, veterans, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply. Pennsylvania Voice hiring process will comply with Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Standards (“Ban the Box”) ordinance.
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