Vote16DC Campaign Fellow
About Generation Citizen:
Generation Citizen is an innovative, quickly scaling nonprofit that seeks to strengthen our nation’s democracy by empowering young people to become engaged and effective citizens. GC believes all students have the right to an effective civics education that prepares them to participate in our democracy. We partner with schools to implement an Action Civics program that teaches students how to address community issues by taking political action. Our traditional program model partners trained college volunteer Democracy Coaches with classroom teachers to lead this work, and we are developing new models which support schools in institutionalizing Action Civics independently. As a pioneer in the field, GC also advocates for Action Civics on a national scale. GC also runs the Vote16USA campaign, to support local efforts to lower the voting age to 16 and promote the idea on a national level.
About Vote16USA and Vote16DC:
Vote16USA is a national initiative, organized by Generation Citizen, that supports youth-led campaigns to lower the voting age to 16 on the local level in cities around the country and promotes the issue on a national level. Since launching in 2015, Vote16USA has become the leading authority on this policy issue and currently supports youth-led campaigns in several states.
In 2017, Generation Citizen partnered with a number of local community organizations to launch a campaign to pass legislation to lower the voting age to 16 in Washington, D.C. Under the direction of a Campaign Manager, Vote16DC has cultivated a growing number of organizational and individual supporters, as well as a cohort of emerging youth leaders from several after-school programs across the city. We worked with City Councilmembers to introduce a bill on April 10, 2018 and are now working to build additional support and secure the bill’s passage.
Generation Citizen seeks to hire a Campaign Fellow to help support campaign activities.
With guidance from the Campaign Manager and Generation Citizen staff, the Campaign Fellow will support communications and logistics work vital to the campaign.
Specific responsibilities will include some or all of the following duties:
- Maintain the campaign website, Vote16DC.org;
- Create and schedule content for social media feeds;
- Research potential coalition partners and draft outreach messages;
- Coordinate logistics for coalition meetings and calls, youth training workshops, and other events,
- Support communications with DC Councilmembers and other DC Government officials regarding the scheduling of meetings related to Vote16DC;
- Other similar duties as needed.
- Commitment to social and racial justice;
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
- Strong work ethic and time-management skills;
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
- Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Social media skills (Twitter, instagram, Facebook), communications skills (writing press releases, website content), creative skills (photography, video, graphic design) or knowledge of DC Government, DC Council, and community organizing are preferred but are not required.
This is a part-time, limited-duration position that pays $15/hr, and will require approximately 15 hours per week through July 31, 2018, with a potential opportunity to extend beyond that date. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis. Preference will be given to applicants who can start immediately.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Vote16DC Campaign Fellow.” Please attach your resume.
Generation Citizen is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Candidates who reflect the diversity of the DC community are strongly encouraged to apply.