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Voter Outreach Coordinator - Oakland/Richmond 

About the Organization Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) is a statewide environmental health and justice organization that combines grassroots organizing, legal advocacy, communications, and science-based research to achieve its goals. CBE's mission is to build power in low-income communities of color to achieve environmental justice by empowering community, reducing pollution and building healthy and sustainable communities. For more information, please visit: www.cbecal.org.  
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General Position Summary

The Voter Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the development, management and coordination of direct voter contact and outreach strategies to engage voters on priority civic engagement campaigns. The person in this role is a strategic thinker and inspirational leader who believes in the power of people to activate voters and community on the issues of neighborhood oil drilling, corporate and polluter accountability, housing justice, and building a statewide membership base of progressive youth and communities of color. The position requires coordination of voter outreach efforts, modeling voter universes, coaching staff, mobilizing voters/electoral organizing, and the implementation of campaign systems.

 

The person in this position must have the ability to travel regularly in California to provide on-the-ground support, coordinate multiple teams, delegate responsibilities, and provide leadership for voter contact campaign implementation. This position reports to CBE’s Civic Engagement Director, is a member of the Civic Engagement Department, supervises a team of voter outreach leads, and oversees voter outreach organizer teams.

Key Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Coordinate and promote voting and civic participation with a focus on high opportunity voters including youth voters, new and returning voters, and outreach to organizational membership, allies, and stakeholders.

  • Coordinate and participate in direct voter outreach, Get Out The Vote programs, and voter registration activities for base building and voter mobilization.

  • Lead and participate in engaging voters and volunteers through in-person/virtual presentation, tabling and visibility events, and through electronic and written communication.

  • Develop and co-create compelling messages, scripts, FAQ’s, pivots, literature, and materials that are culturally relevant and affirming for priority audience.

  • Maintain inventory of voter outreach materials and supplies.

  • Oversee logistical operations and oversight of schedules for day-to-day voter outreach team and campaign outreach efforts.

  • Ensure accurate voter data collection and list management utilizing voter database.

  • Maintain and provide information for grant reporting and tracking our voter engagement impact.

  • Recruit, train, coach, supervise and coordinate voter outreach team members.

  • Lead regular team meetings with direct reports for oversight of voter engagement campaign implementation and meeting voter contact and outreach goals.

  • Identify universe of voters, analyze voting patterns and trends, and track the progress of campaigns to adjust strategies as needed.

  • Attend partner coalitions, networks, and organizational convenings, trainings, retreats, meetings and provide voter outreach strategies, recommendations, and coordinate CBE’s participation in joint voter outreach programs.

  • Assist in integrated voter engagement programs with Civic Engagement Coordinator for outreach, recruitment, program planning, materials development, and event/ meeting coordination.

In addition to the above, racial equity and language justice are key areas supported by the Voter Outreach Coordinator. CBE has made a commitment to addressing anti-blackness and white supremacy culture within our organization, and the person in the Voter Outreach Coordinator role will participate in CBE’s internal work to meet equity goals and will be a bridge to our members’ participation.

Qualifications and Expectations:

 

  • Understanding of environmental justice, climate justice, and a commitment to long-term social change through outreach and organizing

  • Demonstrated experience in community or union organizing, canvassing and phonebanking for electoral campaigns, including the use of PDI, CallEvo, CallHub, Thru Text, or other voter contact tools and CRM

  • Strong campaign and project management skills with the ability to coordinate internal and external partners

  • Understanding of techniques in gathering, compiling, and analysing voter data

  • Understanding of election law, policies, and procedures

  • Strong interpersonal skills, community-oriented, with the ability to engage people from different social, cultural, and professional backgrounds

  • Strong work ethic, punctual, and self-motivated to lead and build relationships with local, regional, and statewide alliances and partners

  • Strong time-management skills and ability to manage competing work campaigns and projects effectively

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with organizational staff, partners, allies and the general public

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative

  • Ability to work in high-paced, high-pressure environments, and manage health and safety emergencies (de-escalation of hostile in-person canvassing encounters; prevent and reduce injuries by following outreach procedures)

  • Ability to knock on doors, make phone calls, send text messages, and produce email correspondence to effectively lead voter outreach teams


Experience and Job Requirements:

 

  • 2-3 years of experience in voter engagement, electoral organizing, political campaigns, and community organizing required. Preference given to those with experience in a leadership role empowering voters and community members

  • Experience in community organizing, activism, electoral justice, civic and voter engagement, public policy advocacy, social justice, and environmental justice

  • Experience working directly with youth, adult, and senior community members

  • Experience supervising teams and managing trainings, coaching, and team schedules

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365, Google Suite, or other professional workplace communications and productivity applications, including digital organizing tools and civic engagement digital technology and databases (i.e., PDI, CallHub, CallEvo, Thrutext, Action Network)

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends

  • Must have access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel locally, regionally, and in California

  • Comfortable driving and must have a valid driver’s license

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is preferred, not required

 

Benefits, Compensation and Timeframe:

This is a temporary, full-time position, with an annual salary of $77,895. The position has an expected start date of June 10, 2024 and will end on December 6, 2024. Evenings and weekends expected during peak campaign cycles. Weekly work schedule will be coordinated with your supervisor.

Due to the temporary nature of this work, we are unable to offer most benefits; however, the position does include a therapy/mental wellness benefit as well as a limited amount of paid sick leave.

 

To Apply:

You will be asked to upload your resume, responses to screening questions, and all available times for an interview. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and we will begin applicant interviews as early as May 27, if not sooner. After we review applications, qualified applicants will be contacted to set up a job interview.


Screening questions:


• Briefly explain your leadership experience in political candidate campaigns and/or elections organizing, and include names of campaigns and candidates (include paid experience only).

• Describe your experience overseeing multiple campaigns/projects? What are 2-3 strengths and 2-3 areas for growth?

• Why are you interested in this position?

• Do you have additional responsibilities that may limit your engagement in consistent evening and weekend job responsibilities and duties as the position requires? Please explain any limitations or existing commitments.

 
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Richmond Office  

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