Administrative and Program Associate
The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) is a non-profit, non-partisan civic organization that seeks to educate, empower, and advocate for all Massachusetts residents. The League is a trusted source of unbiased election information and civic education. We do not support or oppose candidates. We advocate for positions on public policy issues only after careful study by our grassroots membership.
Founded in 1920, LWVMA has approximately 3,000 members—both men and women—all across the state and in 46 local Leagues. Massachusetts League activities are coordinated by two distinct but complementary organizations. The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is the political advocacy and membership organization. The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts Citizen Education Fund is the citizen education and voter service organization.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Administrative and Program Associate will play a key role in managing day-to-day operations of LWVMA and supporting the organization’s programs and long-term strategic goals. This is a small office with two full-time employees and one part-time employee.
Office Management: Oversees the daily operations of the LWVMA office, including answering phones, sorting mail, responding to inquiries, updating database, recording check and credit card payments, making deposits, preparing invoices, organizing files and records, maintaining office machines, ordering supplies, liaising with outside vendors, etc.
Event Coordination: Assists Executive Director and committee members in organizing and executing the LWVMA Convention, Council, Day on the Hill, Video Contest Award Ceremony, and other events.
Communications: Coordinates and updates the social media efforts of LWVMA (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, WordPress website) and the email process for Action Alerts, e-newsletters, and other communications (Constant Contact). Creates flyers, programs, and other materials for events. Responsible for filing LWVMA testimony with legislative committees.
Project Support: Assists with ad hoc project work. May supervise part-time/intern positions.
Member Support: Provide members/local Leagues with materials and information to support their work.
Schedule: This is a full-time position, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Administrative and Program Associate will also be required to work at approximately 3-5 evening and/or weekend events every year.
Compensation and benefits: Competitive salary and health benefit; 10 days of vacation, 5 days of sick/personal leave, 13 holidays.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 1-2 years of non-profit and/or administrative experience preferred
- Proven attention to detail and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities
- Excellent communication skills
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, database, and WordPress management
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
- Commitment to the mission of LWVMA
- Experience with graphic design a plus
Email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Voter Education and Engagement Intern
The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) is seeking an intern to assist with an exciting initiative: MoVE 2018 (Massachusetts Voter Engagement 2018), a statewide voter education and engagement project.
Organizational Overview: The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Since its founding in 1920, LWVMA has been a respected and trusted voice for citizen participation in our democracy. With 45 local Leagues throughout the state, LVWMA has been at the forefront of efforts to empower and educate Massachusetts voters and effect change on a wide range of issues. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages.
MoVE 2018 Overview: MoVE 2018 is a program that will provide digital and print resources to encourage voter participation and informed choice in the 2018 election. Specifically, MoVE 2016 will:
- Create a comprehensive online voters’ guide for all voters in Massachusetts
- Educate voters about significant recent changes to Massachusetts’ election law
- Encourage eligible voters to register and vote using PSAs created by participants in our statewide high school video contest, “Get In the Game…and Vote!”
- Assist with implementation of online voters’ guide
- Assist with development of partnerships with other nonprofits and
- Assist with print and digital outreach efforts to educate voters about recent changes to Massachusetts election laws;
Details: This is an unpaid part-time (12-16 hours/week) internship from June through August. The ideal intern is responsible, detail-oriented, computer savvy, knowledgeable about social media, and has strong written and verbal skills. Interest in nonprofits, civic engagement, and electoral politics is important.
The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.