NCAAT is seeking a full-time Voter Engagement Director to manage our voter registration (VR) efforts, Get Out the Vote (GOTV) program, voter education (VE), voter protection (VP) and engagement events. The primary role of the director will be planning and executing creative and engaging efforts towards voter engagement and education in AAPI communities. Projects and tasks include leading NCAAT’s statewide voter registration program such as organizing drives at community events and college campuses, managing field organizers and canvassers across N.C., training voter engagement volunteers, as well as reviewing voter registration forms for accuracy.

Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Positions Available: 1
Experience Requirements: minimum one year in relevant position
Salary: Ranges from $38,000-$40,000 based on experience
Benefits: Health, Dental, and Vision insurance benefits offered, paid time off for vacations and sick leave
Location: Main office in Raleigh, position requires occasional travel across the Triangle and other parts of North Carolina
Application Deadline: January 12, 2020.

About the organization: North Carolina Asian Americans Together (NCAAT) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to supporting equity and justice for all by fostering community among Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities and allies in N.C. through civic engagement, leadership development, grassroots mobilization, and political participation. 

Between 2000 and 2016, North Carolina’s Asian American population grew by 144 percent — the fastest rate among Southern states and the second-fastest in the country. However, only 58 percent of eligible Asian American residents are currently registered to vote.

With the passage of the Voter ID amendment to the state’s constitution this past midterm and the embroiling issue of gerrymandering in North Carolina, it’s more important than ever to make sure that our communities have equitable access to the voting process and are provided with the education to effectively exercise voting rights.

Responsibilities: 

Voter Engagement (75%)

    • Voter Registration —VR will constitute the biggest portion of the Voter Engagement Director’s position. Expectations include:
      • Meeting a goal set by the Executive Director 
      • Coordinate with other NCAAT programs to provide VE support
      • Tracking program progress and meeting monthly and weekly set goals
      • Ensuring availability of materials needed for VR program work
      • Determining the best strategies, tactics and regions to hold events and reach potential AAPI voters
      • Setting up quality control system/process and training others to implement it regularly.
      • Running or providing support to staff running voter registration drives
      • Canvassing to collect voter registrations and meet personal VR goals 
      • Making sure that forms are delivered in a timely fashion to the Board of Elections office
    •   Voter Education and Engagement
      • Represent and be able to present NCAAT’s plan and vision at meetings related to voter engagement 
      • Plan and implement GOTV strategies, to include, but not limited to, phone banks, door-to-door canvass, digital tactics, pledge cards using the Voter Action Network and other tools
      • Research and compile accurate information for voter education
      • Plan trainings for canvassers and relevant volunteers on voter registration and GOTV efforts

Field Staff Management (25%)

    • Recruit and hire field staff members
    • Supervise and support field staff members implementing the voter engagement work
    • Manage canvassers, including training and scheduling

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would have the vision and interest in helping build a statewide voter engagement program for AAPIs. 

Candidates applying for this position must be committed to NCAAT’s mission and meet the following requirements:

    • Experience with voter engagement work, ideally with nontraditional audiences
    • Familiarity with or strong interest in learning about the AAPI community in N.C.
    • Excellent verbal communicators and enthusiastic about engaging voters face-to-face 
    • Self-starter and fast learner, able to work with little supervision
    • Detail-oriented and able to adapt to new work styles and environments
    • Willingness to work nontraditional hours
    • Driver’s license and reliable access to a car
    • Basic skills in any Asian language is a plus, but is not required

Application Process:

Apply now by sending your resume and a brief letter of interest to Chavi Koneru at jobs@ncaatogether.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Deadline to apply is January 12, 2020.   

NCAAT is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, or disability. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and others from historically marginalized groups are encouraged to apply.

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