Position Title: Statewide Outreach Manager
Location: Hybrid remote/Los Angeles or Sacramento Office
The California Native Vote Project’s (CNVP) mission is to achieve equity and justice for Native American children, families and communities by increasing Native civic participation and power. CNVP is the first-of-its-kind statewide effort to engage Native American communities across dozens of counties to build political power through an integrated voter engagement strategy, which centers community organizing, and braids on top of that other strategies to achieve people-powered movements — including political education, leadership development; voter education, registration and protections; policy advocacy; research; and Native candidate preparation.
The Statewide Outreach Manager is responsible for the overall outreach of the California Native Vote Project. The Outreach Manager will report to the Director of Programs and Capacity Building and will work with team to develop and execute community engagement activities to support base-building efforts throughout the state. The Manager will play a lead role in implementing community engagement across CNVP program areas. Sample program examples include COVID-19 community outreach, redistricting, organizing campaign outreach, redistricting, get-out-the-vote elections efforts, and base building.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
- Manage community outreach program areas. This includes developing and implementing program activities, meeting grant deliverables and deadlines, managing budgets and overseeing staff to execute effective outreach. Sample programs include COVID-19 community outreach, redistricting, organizing campaign outreach and Get-Out-the-Vote elections efforts.
- In collaboration with the Director of Programs and Capacity Building and other staff, establish community engagement goals and objectives.
- Establish and continue to build partnerships and meaningful relationships with Native organizations and Tribes throughout the state.
- Develop and track community outreach deliverables, budgets and manage ongoing programs and finances.
- Represent the organization at coalition and community group meetings and public & private events.
- Develop, organize and facilitate or co-facilitate events, discussion groups, workshops, trainings, and other events.
- Initiate, support, and/or collaborate with staff, volunteers, and outside partners on being responsive to organizing needs — including direct action, rallies and other emergent community gatherings.
- Creatively engage the at-large Native community to help build our base, including support with campaigns and programs.
- Support and collaborate with Community Organizers as needed on campaigns, educational workshops, presentations, and other promotions.
- Support with writing, images, and other public facing statements and communication for the organization on a range of issues. Publish and distribute these communications through email, social media, website, press releases and other means as needed.
- Responsible for overseeing, scheduling and staffing outreach and informational tables at public events (this is shared among staff).
- Evaluate impact and effectiveness of outreach programs, including assessing membership growth and quality of engagement.
- Effectively use CNVP database, social media, and other tools for targeted outreach and promotion, including but not limited to action network and salesforce.
- Contribute consistently to the organization’s social media presence on a regular basis maintaining a high standard for writing, quality of information, and strategic participation in issues. Engage this work in both a proactive (planned, strategic) fashion as well as responsively as appropriate (this is shared among staff).
- Promote a culture of excellence, teamwork, inclusiveness, and accountability; build leadership practices that support the recruitment, development, engagement, and retention of a talented team
- Promote policy change at the local, state, and federal level in campaign areas.
- Schedule and organize meetings and events.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Oversee recruitment, training, and management of Community Outreach team, including: Coordinator, Canvassers, Phone/Text Bankers, interns and/or volunteers.
- Create or seek out professional development opportunities for team members.
- Hold weekly check-ins with team members.
Evaluation and Impact:
- Oversee grants received by the Community Outreach team including tracking progress towards goals, maintaining records, and managing grant budgets. Current examples include COVID-19 Outreach and Redistricting outreach grants.
- Solicit frequent feedback from community members about community needs. Develop and implement surveys and research in coordination with members, community members and partner organizations, and implement feedback.
- Assess current communities needs/availability, gather resources and continue to update and distribute resource lists.
- Keep detailed records of all program metrics and train team members in tracking.
- Experience working with Native American communities and Tribal organizations, and a demonstrated commitment to and passion for the mission, vision, and values of CNVP.
- Strong commitment to sovereignty, social justice, racial justice, and youth empowerment.
- Five years relevant experience including education, community outreach, facilitation, event coordination or related experience.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Expertise in creating and managing social media.
- Proficient with website (wordpress) usage.
- Experience successfully implementing new programs and expanding existing programs.
- Grant oversight and management: financial oversight, tracking metrics, meeting grant goals and deadlines.
- Project management experience.
- Competence at electronic data entry and information management, as well as ability to analyze data for purpose of cost containment, program monitoring, and improvement.
- Ability to work independently, prioritize projects and tasks, multi-task, and participate as an effective team member.
- Experience managing employees, interns or volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.
- Strong work ethic, self-starter works well under pressure.
- Highly reliable, organized, responsible and committed with strong attention to detail.
- Team building, decision making and problem solving.
- Commitment to professional and personal growth and challenge.
- Strong organizational and time-management skills, with the ability to set priorities and limits in order to accomplish tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.
- Demonstrated commitment to the value of collective liberation.
In order to prioritize the health and safety of our employees, all California Native Vote Project employees are required to provide proof of COVID vaccination. California Native Vote Project will discuss reasonable accommodations with employees who may be unable to receive a vaccine due to disability, the advice of a medical provider, or sincerely held religious beliefs.
Hybrid in-person and virtual, with some evenings and weekends. Some travel also required.
- Able to work on a computer, including sitting at a desk, for extended periods of time. Able to read a computer screen. Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard.
- Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
- Able to occasionally lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
Compensation commensurate with experience.