Governance/Elections

Campaign Manager, Elections Project

Washington   |   Full Time

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC-based think tank that actively fosters bipartisanship by combining the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both sides of the political spectrum. BPC prioritizes one thing above all else: getting things done.

BPC works to reconcile the competing aims of highly interested advocates, corporations, and policy experts and design politically viable consensus solutions. We seek out individuals and organizations that are deeply vested in the outcome of its policy projects and ask that they check absolutely nothing at the door, bringing all their passion, political perspectives, and interests to the table. BPC believes that the fundamental strength of American democracy is unity forged amid diversity, and we endeavor to represent this pluralism in all of our policy negotiations.

BPC focuses on policy solutions to strengthen our democracy, promote economic growth, opportunity and inclusion, address climate change and create better health outcomes for all Americans.

BPC is currently seeking candidates for a new role—Campaign Manager—to support the work of the Elections Project. The Elections Project explores and analyzes the entire election ecosystem, from voter registration to casting a ballot to the counting and finalizing of results. Its goal is to help policymakers enact sustainable bipartisan policy reforms, informed by election officials, that improve the voting experience for a diverse electorate.

The Elections Project most recently launched the Business Alliance for Effective Democracy. BPC created the Business Alliance to provide an objective forum designed to facilitate proactive corporate engagement on polarizing election policy issues. The Alliance—comprised largely of Fortune 100 companies—focuses on concrete actions that corporate stakeholders can take to shore up our democracy in this fraught political moment.

The Elections Project also runs BPC’s Task Force on Elections. This group of 28 state and local election administrators seeks achievable, bipartisan policy solutions that can be implemented well across the country. The Task Force forms the basis of the Elections Project’s focus on state-based policy reforms for voting.


ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The position of Campaign Manager is a versatile one and involves a variety of tasks, often simultaneously. The manager will be primarily responsible for executing the day-to-day activities of the Business Alliance, including coordinating with the alliance’s partners, working closely with other BPC staff to develop content, and broadly ensuring that the Business Alliance is effectively achieving its goals. The manager will also contribute to the Elections Project’s outreach and engagement with state legislatures, as well as on any other convenings that we conduct. The position will report to the Director of the Elections Project Matthew Weil and work closely with others on BPC’s elections team.

Specifically, the manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate day-to-day activities of the Business Alliance, including organizing and executing events and meetings, managing workflows, and contributing to research content
  • Work with Business Alliance partners to generate consensus on key actions and deliverables
  • Draft external communications, advocacy, and development documents in consultation with other Elections Project staff. This includes conducting research on election policy issues and drafting press releases, Business Alliance statements, and other peripheral materials as needed
  • Prepare agendas for and attend all Business Alliance meetings
  • Lead state-level legislative campaigns, which involves outreach to state-level policymakers and third-party groups to promote the recommendations of the BPC Task Force on Elections
  • Coordinate future convenings. Potential convenings will focus on tech and democracy and will include bringing together social media companies, civic society organizations, and election officials for information-sharing and coordination

Opportunities will arise to contribute to new or expanding projects, so a flexible mindset and willingness to learn on the job is a must.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience on a state-based policy, communications, or political campaign
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written forms is essential
  • Computer skills a must. Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CRM
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills is essential. Experience working with c-suite and high net worth individuals, as well as elected government officials, is a plus
  • Attention to detail a must, including the ability to quickly and accurately proofread project documents 
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Must work well independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge and interest in election policy, experience conducting policy research, and experience in project management a plus
  • Applicant must at minimum have completed a four-year undergraduate degree, preferably with a focus in communications, politics, policy, or government.
  • 4 or more years of relevant experience preferred OR Relevant advanced degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience preferred

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits.  Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.

BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

This position is budgeted at 75k.

Prospective candidates are required to be based in Washington, DC.



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