RepresentUs: Anti-Gerrymandering Project Manager




79,000-99,000 / Yearly





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### **_About RepresentUs_**
RepresentUs is America’s leading nonpartisan organization fighting to protect and strengthen democracy. We unite independents, progressives and conservatives to pass pro-democracy laws, fight corruption, and defeat authoritarian threats. We have won more than 170 victories in cities and states across America since our founding 11 years ago. Each win is one step closer to our vision of making America the world’s strongest democracy by 2050.
RepresentUs is a carefully curated mix of professionals who want to make an impact in the world, and are passionate about strengthening democracy. We’re not a startup, but we’ve got startup DNA: we’re nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and we push ourselves to push the envelope—to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.
Democracy is for all, and at RepresentUs, so is our workplace. That's why we're an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to evolving our staff and board to reflect the full diversity of America and the communities we aim to serve. As we seek the best of the best to join our ranks, we welcome applications from all walks of life (including but not limited to BIPOC/people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates) because we know that our democracy-building work has greater impact when we center diverse backgrounds, perspectives and ideologies. Once on the team, we encourage our teammates to bring their whole selves to work. We’re continually working to increase our cultural awareness, strengthen our approach to equity, and foster a climate of inclusion in all that we do. We invite you to belong with us! [Read our statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging here.]( 
These [Cultural Agreements]( are the principles that guide the work we do and how we work together. They were developed collaboratively by a team of staff across the organization. It is critical to our success that all current and prospective staff review this document and agree to center these ideals in our work. We believe playing by and iterating on these rules will maximize the positive impact our organization has on the strength of America’s democracy.
Come win with us!

### **_About The Role _**
RepresentUs is hiring an experienced Project Manager with a winning track record in politics to direct Phase 1 of a multi-year project to pass non-partisan redistricting through legislatures or ballot measures in time for the next round of redistricting. Phase 1 is predominantly a scoping  effort to identify target states for anti-gerrymandering efforts based on impact, viability, risk and resiliency, financial cost, in-state partnerships, and infrastructure.
The Project Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the first phase of the project, including conducting and compiling research and writing the final report with recommended target states and the criteria used to identify them. Reporting to the VP of Political, the Project Manager will work in close coordination with the political and policy teams at RepresentUs to compile the data and research needed to make target state recommendations. 
**This position is a full-time temporary role ending one year from start date. **

### **_What You'll Be Doing _**
- Conceptualize and refine the most impactful and cost-effective strategies to position a successful campaign, while overseeing the creation and implementation of tailored assets and services necessary to win.
- Cultivate relationships and influence with key partner groups providing them with analysis, ideas, support and other guidance
- Write the Phase 1 Target State Recommendations Report which includes researching and mapping relevant in-state organizations and individuals, developing budget projections, assessing earned-media potential, and analyze threats to independent redistricting commissions.
- Develop and advise on tactical, strategic, and communications plans for target campaigns
- Track against key deliverables outlined in the grant agreement 
- Oversee and provide quality control for campaign budgets
- Conduct and analyze research as needed
- Participate in strategic planning discussions to assess and advance national, state, and local strategy

### **_Skills and Experience_**
- At least 5 years of experience and a winning track record working on political and/or advocacy campaigns.
- Advocacy, electoral, and/or ballot initiative campaign experience is required. 
- Passion for RepresentUs’ mission to make America work for everyone, not just the powerful and well-connected, is essential. 
- Commitment to working beyond partisanship is required, and past experience working with bipartisan or cross-partisan coalitions is preferred. 
- Knowledge of policy solutions to fight corruption, get big money out of politics, end gerrymandering, and give voters more voice and better choices is a plus.
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, meeting frequent deadlines
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with demonstrated success communicating complex political strategies to diverse audiences
- Excellent strategic thinking and execution skills; ability to meet goals within a complex and sophisticated landscape
- Demonstrated experience managing partnerships and relationships at the state and local level
- Exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills
- Budget management skills
- Ability to travel on behalf of the organization as needed
- This is a remote position, and candidates must have consistent access to reliable internet and phone
- Relationships and connections in Florida are preferred

### **_Individual Contributor Expectations_**
- Submit timesheets according to deadlines 
- Submit expense reports and reimbursements in a timely manner
- Participate in regular 1:1 meetings with manager
- Prioritize timely attendance and participation in all staff meetings, goal-setting sessions, and other meetings during office hours
- Participate in annual performance review process and contribute to a culture of continuous feedback
- Support internal culture building efforts
- Commitment to working beyond partisanship and to contribute to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) is essential
- Use and contribute to ongoing improvements of department and organization-wide systems, processes, and technology.

### **_Physical Requirements_**
RepresentUs is committed to supporting individuals of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive at RepresentUs.

The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

All employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. Individuals with questions about accommodations may request to speak with our ADA liaison at [email protected].
Essential functions of the role include:
- Working from a computer for long periods of time;
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders; and
- This position has up to 25% travel expectations and is eligible for flexible work hour arrangements. 

### **_Compensation and Benefits_**
We’re committed to bringing in top talent from all sectors. Accordingly, we offer competitive salaries and pretty awesome benefits, including health, dental, vision, wellness perks, a dependent care account, a professional development stipend, and a retirement benefit. Plus, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, accident, and life insurance for full-time employees.
As a temporary employee, you will accrue sick leave at the rate of 1.3424 hours per week (up to 40 hours per year).
This position is virtual and open to residents in the United States working East Coast hours. 
This is an exempt position. The starting salary range for the Anti-Gerrymandering Project Manager position is $79,000-99,000.
Starting salary is based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience. To counter pay inequality and uphold internal parity, we use a nonnegotiable starting salary system, while benchmarking our pay to competitive markets.

### **_Hiring Process_**
- Phone screen
- Group interview 
- Final interview
- Conditional Offer from HR
- Background/Reference Checks

### **_To Apply_**
Please apply online at**** and be sure to attach all requested materials.  When an applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to compete for this position, they may request it in writing by emailing [email protected]. No phone calls please.
RepresentUs reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made.
The Anti-Gerrymandering Project Manager will access sensitive/confidential information as part of their duties, and will be required to sign a Confidentiality/Non Disclosure Agreement specific to this information as a condition of employment.