Ours to Change Mississippi (OTC) connects young Mississippians with the people, resources, and strategies to take ownership of the future of the state. OTC was launched at a statewide conference of young, active Mississippians in November, 2017.
The five interrelated core values guiding OTC’s work and programs are:
1. Voting is the basis of a democratic society.
2. All children deserve a quality education.
3. Government should be open and transparent.
4. More women should hold leadership roles.
5. Young entrepreneurs are important to Mississippi’s economic growth.
OTC is seeking to hire a Deputy Director/ Voting Coordinator who will work closely with and report to the OTC Executive Director.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities:
The Deputy Director/ Voting Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
- Work closely with the Executive Director in assisting her to implement and manage the overall strategies to expand and mobilize the non-partisan civic engagement of Mississippi’s young adults in order to advance leaders and policy-making guided by OTC’s values.
- Provide strategic programmatic guidance, involvement, and support to other OTC staff and partner organizations in developing and carrying out nonpartisan voter engagement, including organizing voter registration, voter mobilization, and issues education.
- Assist in the developing innovative new approaches, carrying out long- and short-term strategies, and enlisting new allies and potential partners in expanding nonpartisan voter engagement.
- Create and undertake training programs and materials for young adults on how to effectively organize non-partisan voter registration, voter mobilization, and issues education as well as public policy advocacy.
- Share the responsibility and work of developing and executing plans, analyses, dashboards, metrics, and evaluations for increasing nonpartisan voter engagement and mobilization.
- Maintain strong, effective communication with OTC partners and allies across the state.
- Prepare narrative reports on OTC’s civic engagement, including non-partisan voter registration and mobilization as well as OTC’s overall strategies and work.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Executive Director.
The best candidates for this position should possess each of the following qualifications:
- Three (3) years or more of work experience in civic engagement, voter registration and turnout, community organizing, advocacy campaigns, and/or political campaigns.
- Two (2) years or more of demonstrable work experience in managing multiple projects concurrently (Note:
- Maintaining a heavy course load in school is not considered applicable.)
- Substantial past work experience in building, leading, and working within coalitions.
- Willingness and ability to work long, irregular hours, as needed, and to travel regularly within Mississippi,
- Excellent, demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work well under pressure, be detail oriented, and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently as a self-starter and as collaboratively as a member of a group with many different personalities.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Internet research, and social media messaging.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and a passion for OTC values.
- Strong knowledge of Mississippi.
- Experience identifying and analyzing trends, opportunities and obstacles to program success.
- Experience writing blogs, speeches, and/or briefings.
- Familiarity with VAN data, mapping software, and content management systems.
Compensation and Benefits:
The position of Deputy Director / Voting Coordinator is a full-time position, with salary and benefits commensurate with the position’s responsibilities and the person’s depth and range of relevant experience.
Applications should be sent by emailing a resume with a cover letter explaining how the applicant’s experiences and past work match the required and preferred qualifications for the position. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org later than May 31, 2018.