MVP is a best-in-class advising platform connecting progressive donors to the most effective and promising grassroots organizations in the country working at the intersection of movements, community organizing, and elections. We aim to increase investment in frontline organizations led by the most impacted communities to increase turnout among the progressive base, build long-term political power, and ultimately to transform our country at the local, state, and national levels. In the 2020 cycle, MVP successfully moved over $120 million to over 600 local groups across the country, focused in the most critical states.
We are organizers, and the heart of our work is organizing donors through MVP to support local groups in order to build, sustain, and amplify their impact. We work in service of local groups, and we try to be aware at all times of the power dynamics of being a funder and to be careful about incentivizing actions that could alter an organization’s own priorities; we work hard not to impose on our partners. We are also striving to continuously scrutinize and dismantle the ways we manifest and reproduce white supremacy culture both internally and externally.
We focus on building from our assets, and taking a positive approach to growth and change that helps groups and donors to feel comfortable being vulnerable about their areas of improvement. We believe in a non-competitive, non-divisive, whole ecosystem approach; we are always seeking opportunities to support and encourage collaboration among groups and donors.
As the Vice President of Programs, you will be leading MVP’s programmatic work including state and issue fund advising as well as our partner capacity-building program, and will report to the Executive Director. As one of three division heads, you will be a core part of MVP’s Senior Leadership Team.
As the Vice President of Programs, you will be responsible for:
- Senior Leadership Team: Play an active role in collaboratively setting vision, formulating strategy, solving problems, and leading/modeling the strengthening of organizational values and culture.
- Strategy: Co-direct MVP’s political strategy in partnership with the Executive Director and the Programs team.
- Stakeholder reporting: Support the ED in reporting on programs to the Board and other major stakeholders.
- External relations: Represent MVP’s work and strategies in organizing, grantmaking, and philanthropic spaces and media as appropriate.
- Departmental planning: Lead the creation of a strategic vision and plan, and grantmaking goals and strategies, working collaboratively with the ED, Programs team, and other teams. Lead the department’s budget and planning process and actively manage the budget on an ongoing basis.
- Staff management: Effectively manage, support, and collaborate with a mix of full-time & part-time staff and contractors, while identifying gaps and growing the teams as appropriate. Actively coach and develop your teams to achieve their goals through constructive feedback, guidance, and accountability.
- National partnerships: Lead the relationships with national organizing network partners and coordinate partnership strategy and commitments.
- Data and systems: Guide the equitable development of necessary systems, processes, and tools to better support the work of the department and ability to share information, both internally and externally.
- Tell the story: Manage the creation and implementation of documentation, evaluation, and storytelling processes that showcase our movement partners' work and the movement ecosystem. Producing compelling written plans, state and fund one-pagers, updates, reports, and other materials as needed - working with the program managers and the Communications team.
- Donor Advising: Work with the Development team to analyze, curate and create grant dockets, customized information and write-ups for donors, funders and partners.
- Internal communications: Ensure all internal partners and stakeholders understand MVP’s grantmaking strategy and their part in achieving it.
- Monitor, evaluate, and learn: Lead reflections, evaluation, reporting, and learning processes to document and assess effectiveness, both annually and in real time.
- Other duties: We’re a growing organization, and responsibilities will evolve with the role and as opportunities emerge.
- Experience in the field - the more multifaceted, the better. You’ve worked in, led, and supported local grassroots organizations and deeply understand their work, and also have significant senior-level management experience in local and/or national organizations.
- Skill and comfort managing people, teams, and budgets.
- Keen strategic sense and experience driving advanced strategic initiatives. Cultural humility - ability to build relationships across lines of difference.
- Demonstrated ability to engage at a high level with issues of racial equity and inclusion.
- Experience documenting, writing, and storytelling for funders.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Comfort with technology and database systems.
- Passion for grassroots progressive political change and shifting power to marginalized communities.
- Demonstrated capability to lead cross-functionally - a creative and collaborative thinker and overall positive presence.
- Remote people management experience and skills.
- Experience in both grassroots and national organizations.
- Coaching and/or facilitation experience.
We realize that some great candidates may not have every single thing on this list - that’s OK! If this job posting piques your interest, we encourage you to apply!
Location: Fully remote, with the expectation of occasional travel post-pandemic (i.e. 2-5 times annually). We strive to create a family-friendly work environment and can make accommodations for team members with limited ability to travel.
Compensation and hours:
This is a full-time, salaried position with a base salary range of $120,000 - $180,000. commensurate with skills and experience, with generous benefits including employer-paid medical and optional dental and vision insurance, basic life insurance, 401(k), regular work-from-home and wellness stipends, and four weeks of paid vacation.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled
Movement Voter Project isn’t just an equal opportunity employer. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and inclusive team with a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills to support the incredible diversity of grassroots organizing across the country. MVP does not discriminate based upon race/ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a veteran, status as an individual with a disability, and any other characteristics.