Director of Civic Engagement

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Job Description:

The director of civic engagement and voter programs is responsible for the development, design, and
implementation of Black Women for Wellness civic engagement/voter programs This includes
building both the political and electoral power of Black women and girls throughout California.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Working closely with BWW and BWWAP staff to develop, and implement voter and issue-
    based campaigns
  • Lead the planning for voter education and get out the vote programs, including Campaign
    and Issue Focus, Voter Analysis, Targeting, and Messaging
  • Managing phone banking, canvassing, and community outreach teams
  • Assist with data-driven Voter Targeting, Analysis, and Evaluation of our voter engagement
    work using online voter database tools (examples: PDI or VAN)
  • Help develop Training and Political Education materials for community and volunteer
    development
  • Build and activate community leaders
  • Liaison to external civic engagement partners
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with external organizations to push policy and
    civic engagement priorities
  • Liaison to media surrounding voter engagement information
  • Plan and facilitate group one-on-ones, coalition convening, team coordination, and partner
    meetings to build relationships and to drive the planning and implementation of civic
    engagement programs
  • Oversee the planning and execution of events such as political education training, popular
    education policies
  • Plan and facilitate group one-on-ones, community meetings, and small group
    conversations. meetings to build relationships and to drive the planning and implementation
    of civic engagement programs
  • Grant writing and reporting to funders
  • Frequent travel is required
  • Other office duties as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in public policy, public administration or related degree required, advanced
    degree preferred (Masters or J.D.)
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in non-profit or government
  • At least 3-years of experience in managing phone banking and canvass programs, outreach
    teams, volunteer coordination, community mobilizations and/or community events;
  • Experience developing and leading training and convening for various audiences.
  • Experience in managing phone banking and canvass programs, outreach teams, volunteer
    coordination, community mobilizations and/or community events;
  • Experience in developing and leading voter engagement, community/labor organizing or
    social justice campaigns;
  • Experience successfully building and managing a high performing team;
  • Knowledge on reproductive health, right and justice issues impacting Black women
  • Experience working with databases and voter files (PDI/VAN);
  • Deep commitment to social justice;
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Word and powerpoint or similar programs;
  • Entrepreneurial, flexible, creative, energetic, hard-working and unafraid of challenges;
  • Strong, proactive project management skills with solid experience managing and
    coordinating multiple projects at the same time;
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize
    tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Self-starter.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sense of humor;
  • Knowledge of Black communities/working with Black communities a plus;
  • Deep understanding and history of Reproductive Justice;
  • Experience grant writing.

Salary and Benefits:

Annual Salary Range: $60,000 - $70,000 depending on experience.

About BWW:

Organized by 6 women in 1997, Black Women for Wellness (BWW) is on a mission to enhance the
health and well-being of Black Women and their families through education, empowerment and
civic engagement. We are a multi-generational, membership-based, volunteer-driven organization
utilizing civic engagement, community education, policy and media outreach to address the health
inequities of Black women and their children. Our strategies include: (1) Increasing communication,
networking and information sharing among community members; (2) Developing and
implementing programs and health education materials that are culturally and gender attuned to the
lifestyles and needs of Black women and families in CA; (3) Supporting and empowering women to
take leadership roles and positions that advocate for and drive resources; (4) Research and
validation of effective prevention strategies and tools while documenting new trends that impact
health and well being; (4) Being an active listening voice concerning the health status of Black
women and their families.

About BWWAP:

Founded in 2017, Black Women for Wellness Action (BWWAP) project mission is to build and
exercise the electoral power of Black women in California through advocacy, civic and political
engagement. BWWAP is rooted in the reproductive justice framework of Black Women Women for
Wellness, an organization with over a 20-year history serving black women and girls. In Black
Women for Wellness Action Project short history, we have been able to make our mark within the
community as well as to began to build the infrastructure needed for a high functioning impactful
organization.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to Robert Akil Bell - akil@bwwla.com

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.