CT Voters First - Campaign Manager

To apply: send a resume of experience to info@ctvotersfirst.org


Are you excited about helping our democracy and advancing electoral reform in Connecticut? Do you have a strong interest in managing an issues or political campaign? If so, consider joining CT Voters First (CTVF) as our Campaign Manager, and help bring Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) and other electoral reforms to CT.

CTVF’s leaders seek a Campaign Manager to help scale the organization at the grass-tops and grassroots levels, while expanding the supporter base and fundraising. CTVF has made tremendous progress, including winning support from Governor Lamont and a broad group of legislators for a bi-partisan bill to let CT political parties use RCV in their caucuses, conventions and primaries (including POTUS primaries), and to let municipalities use RCV in certain elections. 

Qualifications include non-profit and/or campaign leadership experience and the ability to recruit coalition partners and supporters, to organize a statewide issue advocacy campaign, to manage paid and volunteer resources, to fundraise, and to make day-to-day spending decisions. Applicants should have experience with media inquiries and appearances, and be able to serve as the organization’s public face. Also, because this is a start-up, a “no-job-is-too small” mentality is needed, although scaling will bring more support resources. 

The CTVF Campaign Manager is a full-time role that can work remotely from anywhere in CT, with approximately 25% travel. You will also benefit from the engagement of CTVF’s Leadership Team, lobbyists and advocacy consultants, and national partners including Unite America, FairVote, Rank-the-Vote and RepresentUS.  Learn more about CTVF’s success and objectives at https://ctvotersfirst.org/. 

Detailed Responsibilities:
Strategic Visioning and Organization
  • Work with CTVF leaders, lobbyists, consultants and partners to manage all aspects of CTVF resources, programs, and outreach.
  • Recruit supporters and volunteer leaders to advocate for RCV with CT interest groups and political parties. 
  • Develop CTVF campaign and fundraising strategies at the grass-tops and grassroots levels
  • With CTVF leaders, set program priorities and fundraising budgets. Track and report progress and suggest improvements.

Program Oversight: Movement and Coalition Building
  • Recruit and manage influencers, supporters, and coalition partners, including Board and national partner relationships 
  • Build supporter lists via canvassing and digital channels, and maintain engagement through online and in-person meetings.
  • Bring new resources into CTVF to help build awareness and financial support for RCV statewide
  • Build partnerships with organizations across the political, economic, and identity spectrum
  • Maintain strong cooperative relationships with other electoral reform organizations
  • Recommend where and how CTVF should support coalition/campaign partners

Program Oversight: Fundraising 
  • Help manage supporter/donor development, communication, and stewardship.
  • Manage a multi-year fundraising campaign, including annual and long-range revenue goals.

  • Report to the Chair of CTVF’s Board of Directors and work with CTVF’s leadership on a weekly basis to facilitate oversight, and to engage and leverage leadership resources

  • Experience leading issues or political campaigns – managing programs, paid/volunteer resources, partners, and fundraising, while making day-to-day spending decisions
  • Experience in public speaking and building relationships across constituencies
  • Experience in securing contributions from foundations, corporations, and donors 
  • Digitally adept at executing within a fast-paced, pared-down environment.
  • Committed to non-partisan messaging and a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion

Logistics and Compensation

  • The CTVF Campaign Manager is a full-time role, that can work remotely from anywhere within CT with approximately 25% travel and some evening and weekend work 
  • Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with experience, with health insurance subsidies, paid time off, and paid holidays. Annual raises will follow strong performance.
  • We are an equal-opportunity employer and encourage applicants from all backgrounds