Nevada State Director

Website NextGen America

SUMMARY:

NextGen America  is seeking a dynamic and creative political professional to join our youth organizing program that will engage young people in local and national fights to prevent climate disaster, promote prosperity for all Americans, and expand access to the ballot box for young Americans. This role will be focused on managing a volunteer led organizing program, developing political partnerships, budget management, and planning. In Nevada, this effort will focus on organizing young people to run a voter registration program in communities and campuses.

 

This role is remote, but applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Nevada.

 

The ideal candidate has a passion for politics and a belief that young people will make the difference in politics. We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We value and are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an organization–in theory and in practice, and our culture reflects that value and commitment. We are committed to furthering issues like climate change, health care, and immigration from a progressive perspective, and we seek to engage the public in these areas as well as others. We also recognize the urgency of confronting institutional racism and inequity within our political system and strive to make positive changes within our system as a result.

 

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Remote Position: Yes

Union Position: No

Travel Requirements: 10-15%

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee a volunteer led youth organizing program focused on registering young voters
Oversee a statewide campus voter engagement program on campuses that will train student volunteers to organize their campus around progressive issues and in electoral campaigns
Works with National staff team on planning and implementation of program
Develop and maintain political partnerships with organizations and lawmakers across Nevada
Serve as chief strategist on local and state issues for Nevada
Develop and execute campaign plans focus around progressive advocacy, winning elections, and increasing youth vote participation
Develop and maintain a budget
Manage in state staff
Assistance with in-person organizing, as needed
Other duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Commitment to youth organizing and a passion for organizing young people in Nevada.
4+ years of political staff management. Field management a plus.
Very well organized; excellent written, verbal and presentation communications skills
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and outside organizations and be able to multitask without sacrificing quality of work.
Demonstrated understanding of political climate and issues of Nevada
Availability to travel on a regular basis
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to foster a cooperative, team-oriented work environment

 

BONUS POINTS:

Experience with both issue and electoral organizing
Experience working with coalitions, especially in Nevada
Experience working with vendors
Experience managing union staff
Experience organizing in communities of color and prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion organizing
Experience working on youth organizing programs
Experience on one or more campaigns in Nevada at the local or state level

 

COMPENSATION:

Salary for this position is $90,000. NextGen America also offers a very comprehensive benefits package.

 

ABOUT NEXTGEN AMERICA:

NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more, delivering more than the margin of victory for progressives in key races and building an electorate that will lead American politics for decades to come.

To apply for this job please visit nextgenamerica.bamboohr.com.