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Strategic Victory Fund: Program Director for Digital Communications, Student Turnout Projects

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Marketing & Communications, Operations
United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Strategic Victory Fund: Program Director for Digital Communications, Student Turnout Projects




$90,000+ / Yearly


Strategic Victory Fund



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Job Description

The Student Turnout Projects (STP) are a collection of state-based organizations working to get out the vote on college campuses in four key states in 2024. Leveraging creative and scrappy digital and in-person tactics, our team based at Strategic Victory Fund (SVF) supports in-state leaders as they build and run programming.

This role will begin in May 2024 and runs through January 2025.

**What will you do?**
As SVF invests in Student Turnout Projects and in-state communications hubs, your job will be to develop a vision for how investments into youth-focused communications and digital programs ought to be leveraged and support the build-out of that vision. As part of this, you will do the following in partnership with state-based leaders:

**Strategic Guidance (50%)**
- Develop a strategic vision for how to utilize a grassroots army of students to drive the online conversation, leveraging both organic and paid strategies
- Be a thought partner to affiliated organizations in key states as they develop organic and paid media campaigns targeting young people
- Develop message guidance for organizer and communications partners on how to talk to young people
- Work with partners to develop best practices for paid media budget utilization
- Become an expert on the latest research on youth voters and leverage it to advise key stakeholders
**Program Development (30%)**
- Develop and lead content trainings and workshops for students and organizers in partnership with state-based teams
- Regularly meet with students, organizers, and creatives to brainstorm and develop content
**Partnership Maintenance (20%)**
- Maintain relationships with organizations with youth-focused digital/communications programming
- Represent Student Turnout Projects at digital/communications coordinating tables

**Who are you?**
We recognize that it is highly unlikely that even well-qualified candidates will meet 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job description describes you, please apply for this role.

The ideal candidate:
- Will have at least two cycles of experience working on political or issue-advocacy campaigns. Ideally you have done some of the following:
- Built and managed a paid media program
- Built and managed a digital organizing program
- Worked closely with content creators and/or coached volunteers on how to make content
- Provided creative feedback to both creative professionals and to amateurs/students
- Leveraged qualitative and quantitative research to improve messaging and programming
- Developed and maintained relationships with partner organizations. Having existing relationships with key players in the space is a plus.
- Enjoys working with students and mentoring the next generation
- Understands campus organizing and organizing theory, and how digital programming can fit in
- Is comfortable working in a fast-paced, start-up environment. You’re flexible to a changing environment and excited to “build the plane while flying it.”
- Is able to work weekends and irregular hours as required.

**Job Details:** Salary starts at $90,000/year and is commensurate with experience. This role begins in May 2024 and runs through January 2025. The role is located in Washington D.C. but exceptional candidates may be able to work remotely. This role may involve significant travel to focus states.