Posted 9 months ago
Product Manager, Voting Information Project
Location: Brooklyn, NY or remote within the US
Salary Range: Salary range is $68,000-100,000 per year. (Offers will vary based on experience and location-based cost-of-living calculations. Brooklyn-specific salary range is $80K–$100K.)
Benefits: Vision, dental, & medical insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan; generous vacation policy; parental leave; long-term disability; employee assistance program
Level: Mid-level to Senior
At Democracy Works, we believe voting should fit the way we live. To that end, we build technology for both voters and election administrators that simplifies the process and ensures that no voter should ever have to miss an election.
TurboVote, our first service, helps voters register, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national. TurboVote signed up its six millionth voter in 2018 by building the largest college, nonprofit, and corporate voter engagement coalition in the country, including more than 300 campuses, companies like Starbucks, Univision, Facebook, Google, Snap, and dozens more. We also helped (basically) everyone find their polling place through the Voting Information Project. Its data had 123 million impressions in 2016, and over 11 million voters looked up where to vote on GetToThePolls.com. Ballot Scout helps election administrators track absentee ballots through the mail, providing transparency in the vote-by-mail process and making it easier to follow up when things go awry. And in 2018, we became the organizational home of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED).
As a Product Manager on the Election Administration team, you’ll be working from end-to-end to manage the development of The Voting Information Project – from roadmapping high-level product strategy down into the details of planning sprints and coordinating partner support. While you will be the first dedicated Product Manager for VIP, you’ll be supported by a team of software developers, including a team of data engineers; VIP’s program and partnerships manager; and a Senior Product owner and Engineering Manager supporting the entire Election Administration team.
You have experience:
This position requires regular, daily use of a computer to conduct work and communicate with colleagues.
Democracy Works’s regular operating hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Eastern time, and all employees are expected to be available and working during regular operating hours, whether or not they are physically located in New York and/or working out of the Brooklyn office.
Two times per year, all full-time staff members participate in a five day retreat in our Brooklyn offices. All staff is held each year in May and November. There may be occasional travel to liaise with our partners or attend conferences to represent Democracy Works and/or for personal development.
To apply, please send a resume and respond to the following questions (in lieu of a cover letter) using the form below.
In your cover letter, please include only the following information:
As part of our application, you’ll see an optional form used to collect EEOC demographic information. The data collected in this form is useful in our EEOC reporting and in our assessment of our recruitment practices. However, please keep in mind that the standardized EEOC language used in this form does not reflect the values of Democracy Works–for example, we don’t view gender as binary. We also encourage all applicants to state their pronouns when applying for any job opening at Democracy Works.
Democracy Works is committed to diversity and inclusion in everything we do and aspires to have a team that’s representative of the voters we serve. When hiring, we practice proactive outreach to top talent that’s underrepresented in our sector. We conduct an anonymized skills evaluation, to reduce implicit bias and resume-dependency in our process. We’re a woman- and gay-founded nonprofit, and promote an inclusive culture that stands against racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism (to name a few). To be explicit, we strongly encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service.
Feel free to contact email@example.com if you have any questions about our commitment to inclusion or about general hiring practices, or if you need an accommodation for a medical condition during the hiring process. Democracy Works posts all current career opportunities at democracy.works/careers.