Vot-ER Careers

Overview

At Vot-ER, we envision healthy communities powered by an inclusive democracy. We are working to exponentially scale voter access within America’s healthcare system. We provide the tools, training, and community to support a growing movement that amplifies the voices of patients, families, & healthcare professionals in America’s democracy.

As an organization with a vision focused on an inclusive American democracy, we aim to reflect that standard in our own organization as well. Vot-ER has a strong commitment to diversity and especially encourages people who are historically underrepresented in healthcare and civic engagement to apply.

Current Opportunities

State Regional Organizer [Remote in AZ, FL, GA, NC, MI, PA, OH, or WI]

Position description:

Vot-ER is seeking full-time State Regional Organizers in 8 states (AZ, FL, GA, NC, MI, PA, OH, WI) to engage healthcare providers to support their colleagues and patients to register to vote, furthering our mission to create a more inclusive democracy. The Organizer will execute efforts to recruit new providers into our work, build the power and leadership of our current providers, and support all providers to help their patients and communities to vote in 2022.

Reports to: Organizing Director

Responsibilities:

  • Create volunteer teams: Build out 8-12 healthcare provider organizing teams in the relevant state to regularly engage in voter registration activities
  • Support voter registration efforts: Help patients and providers to register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot through healthcare-based voter access by Nov 2022
  • Grow the base of Vot-ER health care providers: Recruit 300-500 new Healthy Democracy Kit users leading up to general election voter registration deadlines, moving providers up the ladder of engagement when possible
  • Engage Community Health Centers in voter registration: Recruit/work with 3-4 community health centers in strategic areas of the state to engage in voter registration activities
  • Get Out the Vote: Engage in GOTV efforts that aim to increase voter participation versus a typical midterm year
  • Form partnerships: Work with nonpartisan civic engagement organizations to support Vot-ER voter registration efforts

Requirements:

Vot-ER welcomes people of all levels of experience and all backgrounds to our work. When we think of organizers for this role, we think of people who have: 

  • A commitment to working with diverse teams for an organization committed to health equity and racial justice
  • Must live in AZ, FL, GA, MI, NC, OH, PA, or WI or call one of these states home
  • Strong people skills and positive attitude with the ability to motivate volunteers
  • An ability to be highly independent and to manage multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience using Google Suite, Zoom, and other online tools to communicate effectively
  • Bi-/Multilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; Spanish proficiency preferred

Work Environment/Compensation:

  • This is a full-time role through December 31, 2022. The role will involve occasional nights and weekends with increased activity from Aug-Oct, 2022.
  • Pay is $4,000/month with health insurance benefits, flexible time off policy, and reimbursements for travel-related costs.

Apply

Email Vot-ER’s Organizing Director Leah at leah@vot-er.org using the subject line “State Regional Organizer” with a work sample or project of your choice, a resume, and a response in the body of the email to the following questions:

  • What skills or experience do you bring that would make you a great organizer?
  • Why are you interested in working for Vot-ER?

Marketing Director [Remote – Full Time]

Position Description:

Vot-ER grew exponentially in 2020. Heading into another year with salient national elections and critical health issues on the ballot, Vot-ER wants to be ready for another year of growth. The Marketing Director will be an integral part of the Executive Team supporting with this growth and shaping the narrative for how Vot-ER and Civic Health Month present themselves to the world. 

Reports To: Executive Director

Responsibilities: 

  • Set and steward Vot-ER’s and Civic Health Month’s marketing strategy: Understand where Vot-ER is now, how to monitor Vot-ER’s growth, and set an appropriate marketing strategy. 
  • Grow Vot-ER’s reach with healthcare workers: Double the number of healthcare workers involved in Vot-ER from 25,000 to 50,000 during 2022.
  • Expand the range of healthcare workers: Broaden Vot-ER’s work to include promotras, community health workers, trauma surgeons, and other priority groups.
  • Write compellingly about Vot-ER and Civic Health Month: Write both for the press (e.g. op-eds by a healthcare provider) and for Vot-ER’s audience in ways that deepen and grow our work. 
  • Manage Vot-ER’s social media strategy: Craft overall social media strategy and work with talented interns to execute on it.
  • Identify key trends and build on them: Notice important news, internal trends, and other updates impacting our work, and execute on plans to turn these trends into new opportunities for Vot-ER.
  • Support the Executive Director with marketing efforts related to fundraising: Create plans for email and other campaigns to support with fundraising.  

Requirements:

This role can work well for someone with a marketing background, a PR background, an organizing background, a writing or film background, or many other profiles. Here is what is required:

  • A commitment to working with diverse teams for an organization committed to health equity and racial justice
  • You know when to be creative, scrappy, spontaneous, or daring in order to get something important done
  • Outstanding writing skills, both for planned pieces and for last-minute opportunities
  • An ability to quickly identify relevant news and trends and take action in response
  • An ability to work both independently, as part of a team, and as leader of a team, particularly with designers and creatives
  • Experience using Google Suite, Zoom, and other online tools to communicate effectively
  • A commitment to Vot-ER’s non-partisan approach

Work Environment / Compensation:

  • This is a full-time role.
  • The role will involve occasional nights and weekends with increased activity from Aug-Oct, 2022. Expect about 10% travel, with costs covered by Vot-ER.
  • The annual compensation range is $60,000-$85,000. Note that the higher end of this range from $75,000 to $85,000 is reserved only for candidates that have advanced skills in data management and analysis. 

Apply: 

Email Vot-ER’s Acting Executive Director Aliya at aliya@vot-er.org using the subject line “Marketing Director” with a work sample or project of your choice, a resume, and a cover letter that shares your experiences and skills related to the role and why you want to work with Vot-ER.

Undergraduate Internship [Remote – Spring 2022]

Position description: 

Launched in 2020, Vot-ER has scaled rapidly last year, now with 25,000 participating healthcare providers, over 300 hospitals, and a range of other partners. Now, the context we face is completely different. Our work in 2022 will lay the groundwork for what Vot-ER looks like for years to come. 

Vot-ER has a robust internship program that helps undergraduates meet leaders in the fields of democracy and health, work with strong mentors, and build new skills. Note that this is a remote internship for undergraduate students. 

You have one (or more) of the following superpowers:

  • Project management and coordinating complex logistics
  • Data analysis or software development
  • Graphic design or turning complicated topics into visual representations
  • Helping people and communities build plans and turn them into power
  • Writing for a range of audiences

How you enjoy showing up: 

  • Your professional goals or personal experiences have a strong link to either health, democracy, behavioral economics, policy, or politics (or more than one of these areas)
  • You are self-directed and take initiative to find places where you can improve our work
  • You enjoy being a part of a diverse team that has a strong sense of community
  • You enjoy the fast pace of an innovative startup
  • You are well-organized and respond in a timely manner on email, Slack, and text

Apply:

Email Vot-ER’s Acting Executive Director Aliya at aliya@vot-er.org using the subject line “Undergraduate Internship” with a work sample or project of your choice, a resume, and a response to the following two questions:  

  1. Share a description of a project you particularly enjoyed working on. Please be sure to provide detail of the context, your role, the broader team, and why you enjoyed it. 
  2. Why are you interested in working with VotER?

Compensation:

For part-time interns, we pay $1000/month with the expectation of 10-15 hours of work per week. For students taking gap semesters, gap years, or participating in co-op programs, we pay $2000/month with an expectation of about 30 hours of work per week.

Don’t see a role that fits you?

Don’t see a role that fits you, but interested in volunteering or working with us? Email aliya@vot-er.org with the subject “Getting involved in Vot-ER” and some details, and they will get back to you as soon as they can.