Power the Polls: Partnerships Manager, Power the Polls




7500 / Monthly


Power the Polls



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Please submit a proposal that includes a proposed scope of work, rate, a background/bio or resume, three professional references, and how you heard about the position. Email all materials to Marta Hanson, National Program Manager, at [email protected] with “Power the Polls Partnerships Manager - NAME” in the email subject line by 5pm ET on Friday, March 15, 2024. This budget for this part-time six-month contract role for April-September 2024 is $7,500/mo, with the possibility of expanding hours and/or extending through December 2024 as budget allows and workload demands. We know that lasting change is always built on diversity. Power the Polls is proud to promote equal opportunity regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. Professional references will be contacted with consent of the applicant.

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## **Overview **

[Power the Polls](https://powerthepolls.org/) is a first-of-its-kind initiative to recruit poll workers to ensure safe, fair elections for all voters. In 2020, America faced a record shortage of poll workers due to the coronavirus pandemic — and Power the Polls helped recruit over 700,000 people to help meet that challenge. 

In 2022, Power the Polls relaunched its campaign to meet targeted poll worker needs in nearly 600 priority jurisdictions and mobilized over 265,000 potential poll workers — 70% of whom were recruited through our [diverse coalition of corporate and nonprofit partners](https://www.powerthepolls.org/partners). Now, the work is already underway for our most significant year yet in 2024. 

As we gear up for 2024, Power the Polls is hiring for a Partnerships Manager to manage our nonprofit partnerships for the 2024 cycle. This role will report to the Power the Polls National Program Manager, who reports to the Project Director of the [Civic Responsibility Project](http://www.civicresponsibility.org), where Power the Polls is fiscally sponsored. This initial six-month contract role will begin in April 2024 and last through September 2024, with the possibility of extending through December 2024. 

## **Scope of Work: Partnerships Manager**
- Assess and update partner recruitment, onboarding, and engagement process and tracking systems
- Develop and implement strategy to re-engage the broad, nonpartisan coalition of partners from the Power the Polls 2020 and 2022 programs
- Develop relationships with new partners to expand Power the Polls’ coalition, with a focus on nonpartisan civic engagement groups 
- Coordinate with corporate and influence partnerships teams to identify and create materials to support partner poll worker recruitment and align on recruitment messaging
- Coordinate with email program manager and election administrator outreach manager for partner email communications and messaging
- Identify data & tech needs that are helpful for partners and work with the national program manager and tech team to create reasonable solutions
- Set clear expectations with partner groups and provide regular updates and reporting to partner groups, including through partner update emails and calls 
- Coordinate with partners around key days of action for poll worker recruitment including:
- Spring primary elections (ongoing)
- National Poll Worker Recruitment Day (August 1, 2024) 
- National Voter Registration Day (September 17, 2024) 
- _[if contract extension allows] National Voter Education Week (Oct 2024)_
- _[if contract extension allows] Vote Early Day (Oct 2024) _
- _[if contract extension allows] Election Hero Day (Nov 4, 2024) _
- _[if contract extension allows] Election Day (Nov 5, 2024)  _
- Work with Power the Polls national program manager and earned media team to identify opportunities for positive media coverage 
- Act as point of contact for nonprofit partners, providing support as needed for partner activations