Arena Careers

Finding your dream job on Arena Careers is easy. Use the search bar to narrow down hundreds of open roles with campaigns and movement organizations. For example, if you’re looking for organizing jobs, just search “Organizing.”

New American Leaders: Political Manager (Part-Time)

Job Post

Job Post

United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, April 2, 2024

New American Leaders: Political Manager (Part-Time)




50 / Hourly


New American Leaders



Employer Type


Application Link

Application Instructions

Please visit our website: https://newamericanleaders.org/careers/

Application Link


Job Description

**Reports To**: Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs
**Position Location:** Remote
**Position Type**: Part-time), non-exempt, union. This 60% schedule equates to 24 hours of work time (including 3 hours of paid lunch/break time) each week.
**Duration: **This position is seasonal and runs from May through December.
**Compensation:** $50/hour
_This role may have access to additional benefits including participation in a 401(k) (with match), short-term disability, and sick time. Benefits listed may vary based on nature of _employment_ and work location. _

New American Leaders** **(NAL) and New American Leaders Action Fund (NALAF) are working in tandem to build an inclusive democracy by preparing first and second-generation immigrants and refugees to run for office, win their campaigns, and lead in elected office. We are the _only_ organizations preparing New Americans to enter the political process and govern with accountability and authenticity. As a result, more New Americans will run for office, engage their communities, turn out new voters, and ultimately serve as values-aligned leaders in office who can advance just and equitable policies.

# **Position Description:**
The Political Coordinator works on behalf of NALAF to develop a roster of endorsees, ensuring New American candidates are winning races up and down the ballot across the country. Applicants should have experience working with immigrant communities, uplifting communities of color, and managing a program at a mission-driven organization.

# **Responsibilities:**
**_Candidate Support (60%)_**
- Collaborate with state-based staff to identify, recruit and track community leaders ready to run for public office; assist with training as needed
- Support office hours, and continuing skills education for NALAF endorsees and alumni of NAL’s candidate trainings.
- Manage the endorsement program, including managing logistics and data for the candidate questionnaire and interview process, as well as drafting endorsement recommendations for Board
- Manage with technical support post-endorsement, which includes following up on endorsement expectations and communicating with campaigns where appropriate
- Track alumni, candidates, and elected officials running for office in the NAL network to ensure accurate data. Conduct post mortem interviews with endorsees after their elections to measure success of endorsement program, gain some lessons learned and improve political landscape guides

**_Policy and Governance (25%)_**
- Manage research and electoral opportunities for New Americans in coordination with the Director of Women’s and Constituency Programs
- Represent NAL and NALAF with ally organizations and national coalitions, strengthening and building relationships to advance political programming
- Ensure a smooth process that transitions winning candidates into our Elected Officials Network and losing candidates into programs that provide additional support and training

**_Operations and Development (15%)_**
- Support the Development team in additional fundraising efforts as appropriate
- Work with the Department of Program Evaluation and Operations to create reports on measuring success of endorsement program and political activity

Additional duties as assigned.

# **Skills and Qualifications:**
- Commitment to serving immigrant communities and building an inclusive democracy; possess cultural awareness and sensitivity to the needs of undocumented and under-documented communities
- Passion for the vision and mission of NAL/AF and the ability to communicate this passion to others
- Minimum 2-3 years of campaign and/or political organizing experience working with campaigns, in politics, or at an organization that makes endorsements
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral
- Working knowledge of the political landscape and general campaign finance laws
- Expert interpersonal skills in dealing with potential candidates, potential donors, lawmakers, and colleagues
- Ability to set and complete ambitious goals
- Attention to detail and follow through on all elements of work
- Ability to adapt to quickly changing deadlines and priorities
- Integrity, positive attitude, mission-oriented, and self-directed with a demonstrated passion for our mission
- A team player who can interrelate and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial yet fast-paced work environment
- Work with a "no task too big, no task too small” attitude
- Proficiency of Excel/Google Suite, VAN, GetThru/ThruText, Airtable and EveryAction
- Willingness and availability to travel and work on weekends for occasional trainings and convenings
We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an application meets 100% of the qualifications in the position. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply.

NAL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ community.

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union, IFPTE Local 70.