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NationBuilder Manager for the Dream Corps

Come work for this exciting organization! See job description below and/or at http://www.thedreamcorps.org/nationbuilder_manager 

Position Title: NationBuilder Manager 

Reports To: Chief Engagement Officer

Status: Full-time, exempt

Start Date: ASAP

Location: Oakland, CA*

Organization Description

The Dream Corps was founded by Van Jones in 2014 to help cutting-edge initiatives grow big enough to impact millions of lives. We back economic, environmental and criminal justice innovators that are working to close prison doors and open doors of opportunity.   Our current initiatives include: #YesWeCode, #cut50, and Green For All. See more at: http://www.thedreamcorps.org/

Key Responsibilities and Required Skills

The NationBuilder Manager at the Dream Corps will help our campaign and engagement teams reach their goals by optimizing our websites, databases, engagement tactics, and metrics.  The NationBuilder Manager will be an integrated member of our staff team who contributes their particular expertise in digital engagement to our overall mission and strategic priorities. This includes working collaboratively with campaign leads to craft individualized strategies.

Database and Contact Relationship Management

  • Add/remove tags to profiles as needed

  • Add new people/organizations and complete their profiles with relevant info

    • Manually

    • Batch updates

  • Log contacts & teach others how to log contacts to track communications

  • Create filters, tags, paths & goals

  • Use the search function for advanced queries based on multiple criteria & save as dynamic filters

  • Create and manage tag library

  • Create permission sets for staff & key volunteers/organizers

  • Merge/de-dupe

  • Map properly & import .csv data if needed

  • Import financial information if needed

Websites / Content Management System

  • Create & edit web pages built on NationBuilder (templates provided)

    • Know how to make edits to custom pages

  • Examples:

    • Create an event with date/location/rsvps

    • Volunteer/signup pages

    • Surveys & petition/call to action pages

    • Feedback/suggestion pages

    • Redirect pages to other XQ CMS not on NationBuilder

    • Donation pages

    • Memberships & membership pages (if applicable)

  • Manage top nav & supporter nav tabs

  • Update photos/files

  • Configure text & email opt-ins

  • Customize pages as needed

Communications and Engagement

  • Connect email, FB, Twitter, and text to a broadcaster

  • Configure broadcasters for current staff and any incoming staff

  • Create email blasts with targeted lists based on tags or filters

  • Use NationBuilder’s texting feature to reach users

  • Create phone number & voicemail in NationBuilder

  • Manage email deliverability

    • A/B testing

    • Spam scores

    • Minimizing potential for spam

    • Maintain a healthy email list & optimize deliverability

    • Prepare reports and metrics that help teams understand the results of each engagement tactic

 Metrics and Analysis

  • Use Google Analytics to track website visitor activity and conversation

  • Prepare reports for other staff to help guide strategy or optimize tactics

  • Use data strategically to inform ongoing engagement strategies and campaigns

Strategy

  • Use knowledge of our online community to help plan strategic initiatives

  • Develop technical implementation strategies for broad campaign goals

  • Help staff across the organization use basic NationBuilder functions, including

    • Updating web content

    • Planning email campaigns

    • Engaging contacts on social media

Qualifications

  • Certified NationBuilder Expert (We will consider applicants who have not yet gotten certified, but can make a strong case that they have equivalent skills and can be certified quickly upon hire.)

  • Willingness to serve as a resource to teams with good interpersonal skills and a commitment to quality work and outstanding service

  • Quick, creative, entrepreneurial, and flexible, with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and opportunities

  • Strong strategic thinker who is also organized and detail oriented

  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work hard and effectively in a fast-paced new endeavor.

  • Ability to work independently, while simultaneously acting as a leader and participant in  complex collaborative processes

  • Flexible work style and interest in being part of a dynamic, evolving team and organization

  • Strong commitment to human dignity and social justice and to the mission of the Dream Corp

Compensation

Dream Corps provides salary and benefits that are competitive for similar positions in this market.

*Location

Our preference is for this staff person to be based in our Oakland headquarters. However, we may consider a remote or telecommuting option for exceptional candidates. 

Application Instructions

Please email applications@dreamcorps.us using subject heading, “NB Manager – [YOUR NAME].”  Include a resume, a cover letter, three references, and your salary history or requirements.  Failure to follow these application instructions will reflect poorly on your application.

Dream Corps is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

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KIPP Bay Area School Job Opportunity: Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement


Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement


 
About KIPP Bay Area Schools
In the San Francisco Bay Area, 11 KIPP schools are closing the achievement gap between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. These innovative, tuition-free, college-preparatory schools are located in underserved neighborhoods of San Francisco, East San Jose, San Lorenzo, Redwood City, and West Oakland.

KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life. There are currently 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving nearly 70,000 students. Nationally, 85% of KIPPsters matriculate to college, and graduate at four times the rate of their peers from similar backgrounds. KIPP Bay Area Schools serves over 3,800 students, with plans to continue growing to serve more students over the coming decade.
 
Position Overview
KIPP Bay Area Schools is at a strategic inflection point - building upon our track record of success to provide even more students with access to high quality schools. The Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement will manage our strategic planning and relationships related to where and when to open new schools. This individual will build partnerships with our school district authorizers, engage parents seeking quality options for their children, and lead our efforts to deepen ties in each of the communities where we operate.
 
The ideal candidate for this position will have proven leadership and relationship-building skills, with strengths in strategic communication, problem solving, and effective project management and execution. Additionally, the individual will have strong political instincts and sound judgment, with a history of managing diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders through both direct supervision and influence and ideally knowledge/experience in community organizing. We are looking for someone who is passionate about KIPP’s mission, and shows an eagerness to learn and embody the KIPP mantra “Work Hard. Be Nice.” This individual will be an ambassador on KIPP’s behalf among critical stakeholders who contribute to the success of our schools.
 
The Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement will report to the Chief Growth and Operations Officer and work from our downtown Oakland offices, with frequent travel to our schools and local communities throughout the Bay Area. This role will require evening and occasional weekend work to participate in public school board meetings and local community events. This position is available immediately.
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
 
Growth planning and political strategy

  • Greenlighting process. Manage strategy and greenlighting process for the sequencing and opening of new schools in the Bay Area.
  • Research and planning. Lead the research and evaluation of need, demand, and political dynamics in various communities to provide recommendations for future growth
  • Political analysis. Understand political dynamics within community to build clear strategy for engaging key stakeholders and influencers towards successful organizational outcomes.
  • Advocacy and influencer strategy. Build our advocacy strategy in each community in order to achieve organizational goals; support advocacy strategy to support KIPP’s interests and concerns in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. as appropriate. Inform and educate elected officials, community leaders, and opinion leaders about high performing charters and KIPP.
  • Data and systems. Develop systems infrastructure for how to best organize and manage a contact database, to enable efficient and effective communications with key external stakeholders.

 
Family engagement, organizing, and mobilization

  • Parent leadership and organizing. Collaborate with organizational partners to cultivate and develop parent support and leadership, deepen outreach and engagement with families, and cultivate organizing skills across all of our schools.
  • Engagement and mobilization. Build family engagement in our schools, increase awareness and education related to supporting students, and mobilize as needed to achieve specific goals related to high-quality schools and making informed choices.
  • Enrollment and recruitment. Support school leaders and operations managers in designing an enrollment strategy that will recruit students and families for new and growing schools. Lead efforts to gather parent signatures for charter petitions and Proposition 39, especially for our new schools.
  • Strategy and planning. Partner with school leaders to build long-term vision for family engagement, including not only leadership and advocacy, but also parent education, organizing, and other forms of engagement to support their students and communities.

 
District and authorizer relationships

  • District partnerships. Build partnerships with key cabinet members, district staff, and elected officials in order to effectively navigate the charter petition, renewal, or revision processes. We currently work with 8 different districts as local authorizers, so this part of the role is both complex and expansive.
  • Charter petitions. Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of the petition process for obtaining new charters; write and edit charters based on local conditions and manage the project timeline and contributions to keep the application process running smoothly.
  • Charter renewals. Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of the renewal process; revise and edit charters based on local needs and conditions in collaboration with other teams, and manage the project timeline towards hearing and vote.

 
Community partnerships

  • Civic relationships. Build strong partnerships with key communities leaders and influencers (e.g., faith leaders, community-based organizations, other nonprofits) to develop trust-based relationships and support for KIPP’s mission and schools.
  • Charter collaboration. Build partnerships with other charter schools operating within our communities, to enable collaboration and coordination whenever possible.

 
Team management and leadership

  • Performance management. Provide overall leadership and management of the Growth and Community Engagement team to deliver against clear goals and expectations. Oversee development of team priorities, annual dashboards, individual development plans, and performance management of direct reports
  • Professional development. Motivate, inspire, manage, and develop direct reports, to enable their best contributions and capabilities towards our mission, while also enabling their growth as professionals.
  • Financial accountability. In partnership with the Finance team, develop and manage growth budget.
  • Compliance and integrity. Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws. Operate at all times in accordance with the organization’s values, mission, vision, and plans.

 
Strategic problem solving and communications

  • Strategic communication. Communicate clearly and effectively about complex issues, including forces at play in education and how KIPP’s mission fits into a broader narrative. Ability to converse with confidence and convey KIPP’s impact in an inspiring and compelling way.
  • Active listener. Be able to understand the interests and needs of key stakeholders to effectively problem solve and seek creative solutions together.
  • Creative problem solver. Be able to work with partners to craft creative solutions where their goals or strategies might align with KIPP’s mission and organizational needs.
  • Collaborative leadership. Serve as an organizational leader and highly collaborative member of the senior management team. Support school leaders in planning for the growth of new schools.

 
Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
 
Experience: Ten or more years of professional experience in relevant fields or functions. Candidate must have experience managing staff and yielding demonstrated results. The ability to work across teams and diverse leaders is essential.
 
Skills and Mindset

  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to KIPP Bay Area Schools’ mission and values
  • Sensitivity and predisposition to the needs, beliefs, and experiences of the communities in which we serve. Ability to listen well and express sensitivity through communications and actions with others.
  • Exceptional project management skills. Ability to self-direct, prioritize and multi-task among competing goals, while exhibiting flexibility in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Excellent strategic communication skills, including written and verbal communication, public speaking skills, and keen attention to detail and nuance
  • Adept at building strong, trust-based relationships with diverse constituents and deeply understanding the needs of different stakeholders (including families, public officials, community leaders, and partner organizations); ability to exercise personal impact and influence
  • Strong political instincts and interest in the political process, coupled with ability to unlock creative solutions in challenging and complex situations
  • Ability to plan and think strategically, coupled with excellent execution skills and flexibility to work within complex or ambiguous context; inclination to initiate process improvements and continuous learning within the organization
  • Skilled at analyzing, interpreting, and using data to collaborate, identify best practices and areas for improvement, and drive results
  • Evidence of a successful track record in meeting or exceeding stated goals.
  • Strong management and leadership skills, with the ability to motivate, guide, and develop a high performing team
  • Knowledge of public education reform landscape strongly desired

 
Salary and Benefits
The Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement is a full-time, exempt position. We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.
 
To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter and resume via our online portal, here: http://kippcareers.force.com/JobDetail?id=a0Xd0000006ke9OIf you have any questions please email careers@kippbayarea.org
 
KIPP Bay Area Schools is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
 

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NationBuilder Expert to Work With Vote YES on 123 Campaign Team in Seattle

Initiative 123 will be on the Seattle ballot in August.  It harmonizes an elevated park into the Downtown Waterfront Plan and generally brings a plan that is much better for Seattle than the status quo plan in place.  We’re at that point with NationBuilder when we could really use someone to join our team to help us use NationBuilder effectively now that we set up the basic site. http://voteyeson123.org  Managing contacts, setting up broadcasters and blasts, events, and more and see us through to election day which is 4 months away. An expert we can retain to work with our team members for the next four months to make sure we’re all maximizing NationBuilder would be great.  Someone in Seattle would be best so we can have meetings to get everyone working properly with NationBuilder.  Contact Kate Martin - 206-579-3703  katemartin@voteyeson123.org  Thank you for considering it.   

 

I’m sure you know what we need, so please advise.  I just know we want to get it right, maximize the use of the site and have a handful of folks from the team who can learn and implement with your guidance the great things NationBuilder can do. 

 

Here’s how it’s looking:

http://voteyeson123.org

 

 

Let me know if you could play this role for us and how you might charge for that.

 

Kind regards,

 

Kate

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Non-profit seeks custom event registration template

Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) is a statewide non-profit that has been working to advance the art and science of habitat restoration in California since 1986. We are based in Garberville, CA and seek the assistance of a consultant or firm to develop a registration page template in NationBuilder that we can use for our annual conferences and other technical education events.

For over thirty years, SRF has hosted an annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in different regions of California. The four-day annual conference highlights regional and topical issues that affect salmonids and their diverse habitats through field tours, technical workshops, panel discussions, and a plenary session on the state of salmonid recovery in California. Additionally, we host several statewide symposia, field schools, and technical trainings every year for the purposes of bringing together the stakeholders who are part of California’s salmonid restoration community.

SRF seeks an event registration template in NationBuilder that is custom coded to allow for the following:

  • Multiple ticket levels separated by day, with the ability to specify the order that ticket levels are displayed in

  • Assigning a tag to each ticket level so that when a person registers for a conference event, the corresponding tag is automatically assigned to their profile

  • Itemized receipt at PayPal checkout

Please click here to read the full Request for Proposals. Thank you!




 

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Non-profit seeks custom event registration template

Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) is a statewide non-profit that has been working to advance the art and science of habitat restoration in California since 1986. We are based in Garberville, CA and seek the assistance of a consultant or firm to develop a registration page template in NationBuilder that we can use for our annual conferences and other technical education events.

For over thirty years, SRF has hosted an annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in different regions of California. The four-day annual conference highlights regional and topical issues that affect salmonids and their diverse habitats through field tours, technical workshops, panel discussions, and a plenary session on the state of salmonid recovery in California. Additionally, we host several statewide symposia, field schools, and technical trainings every year for the purposes of bringing together the stakeholders who are part of California’s salmonid restoration community.

An event registration template in NationBuilder that is custom coded to allow for the following:

  • Multiple ticket levels separated by day, with the ability to specify the order that ticket levels are displayed in

  • Assigning a tag to each ticket level so that when a person registers for a conference event, the corresponding tag is automatically assigned to their profile

  • Itemized receipt at PayPal checkout

Please click here to read the full Request for Proposals. Thank you!




 

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Digital Strategist / Organizer / Project Manager

Veracity Media, a start-up digital strategy firm based in Washington D.C., is looking for tech-savvy organizers to run smart, effective and comprehensive digital campaigns for great organizations. We work with political campaigns, non-profits, startups, schools, and governments to get our clients’ message out and achieve their goals. 

Over the past year, we’ve worked with top-tier, competitive Senate and House campaigns, large advocacy organizations like Rebuild the Dream and 350.org, for-profits like Airbnb, and projects for Hillary Clinton’s book and Malala Yousafzai.

A typical day for a Digital Strategist at Veracity might include drafting and sending emails blasts, calling with clients to discuss campaign strategy, creating and posting social media content, editing website pages, project-managing a website build, training clients on different software, managing digital advertising campaigns, doing analytics reporting and much more. Multi-tasking, attention to detail, confidence, creativity and quick learning are all musts for this position.

If you like politics and advocacy, are a strong team player, and believe you have what it takes to use a client’s message to develop an expansive digital organizing effort that achieves results, this is the position for you.

Above all, Veracity is a fun, exciting, and flexible place to work.

This is a D.C. based position. Remote applicants will not be considered. Interviews may take place over the phone or in person. Applicants may be asked to submit work samples beyond what is initially provided. We offer competitive salary, based on experience (not campaign wafes), and you will have access to Veracity’s health benefit package as well as the potential for more benefits down the road.  

Please submit your resume, cover letter, any work samples you find relevant, and favorite ice cream flavor to jobs@veracitymedia.com.

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Designer/Developer

Veracity Media, a digital strategy consulting firm focusing on political campaigns and non-profit advocacy is looking to hire a smart, highly creative, and motivated website designer/developer in Washington, D.C.

If designing and building great websites is your passion; if you are interested in working at a small start-up firm whose team members’ mission and purpose extends beyond the work immediately in front of them, then this is the job for you!

For this position, Veracity Media is looking for a scrappy designer/developer who can take a client’s vision and translate it into a Photoshop mock-up of their future website and then code it into a dynamic, mobile-responsive website. Whether your specific area of focus is graphic design and you enjoy working on eye-catching social media graphics primed to go viral, or back-end development - coding websites and apps, we want to interview you!

This position is great for entry level designers or developers, with a strong portfolio of work to show off who are interested in developing their skills in multiple areas and are highly motivated.

Above all, Veracity is a fun, exciting, and flexible place to work.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, any work samples you find relevant, and favorite ice cream flavor to jobs@veracitymedia.com. Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

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Communications & Development Assistant

The Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC), a non-profit organization advocating for a more balanced and equitable transportation network in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, seeks a Communications & Development Assistant.

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Senior Executive Director for Alumni Relations

Reporting to the Vice President for Alumni Relations the incumbent will be responsible for managing and leading the operational, administrative and program implementation needs for Alumni Relations. The Senior Executive Director will provide managerial leadership and strategies relative to the alumni relations programs and functions related to School-based relations, regional and shared interest group programming, events and programs, the Welcome Center and Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) alumni services and outreach. The incumbent will work collaboratively & independently utilizing innovative and creative thinking in developing and implementing the long term strategic operational plan.

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Campaigner - Faithful America

Faithful America is the largest and fastest-growing online community of Christians putting faith into action for social justice. Our more than 300,000 members are sick of sitting by quietly while Jesus' message of good news is hijacked to serve a hateful political agenda.

We raise our collective voices through rapid-response campaigns that tap the grassroots power of Christians across the nation. And these campaigns consistently make headlines and win real victories -- whether it's persuading MSNBC to stop inviting the hate-mongering Family Research Council to represent the Christian point of view, getting Google to stop supporting the evangelical charity World Vision because of its anti-gay discrimination, or helping force the resignation of a Catholic school president who fired a beloved gay staff member.

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