Democracy Summit Project Manager

About RepresentUs

RepresentUs is the nation’s leading right-left anti-corruption organization. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to secure crucial victories that defend our Republic and fix America’s corrupt political system.
But what it means for you, potential coworker, is that you feel what we feel when you wake up every day: a strong sense of purpose that binds you to the spirit of this nation, and an overwhelming sense that you should do something about it. And you want to work with people who feel the same.
RepresentUs is a carefully curated mix of seasoned political campaigners, policy wonks, advertising experts, designers, and engineers. We’re not a startup, but we’ve got startup DNA: we’re nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and we push ourselves to push the envelope—to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.

Democracy is for all, and at RepresentUs, so is our workplace. That’s why we’re an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to evolving our staff and board to reflect the full diversity of America and the communities we aim to serve. As we seek the best of the best to join our ranks, we welcome applications from all walks of life (including but not limited to BIPOC/people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates) because we know that our democracy-building work has greater impact when we center diverse backgrounds, perspectives and ideologies. Once on the team, we encourage our teammates to bring their whole selves to work. We’re continually working to increase our cultural awareness, strengthen our approach to equity, and foster a climate of inclusion in all that we do. We invite you to belong with us! Read our statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.

We’re headquartered in Northampton, MA and also have staff around the country. Come win with us!

About Unrig

Unrig Summit is the premier right-left summit to solve America’s political crisis. It’s the brightest minds from the right and left working together to unrig our broken system. In 2018, we convened the movement in New Orleans, and in 2019, we came together again in Nashville.

For 2021, the Summit comes in an exciting and fresh new format in Austin, TX.

From October 9 – 11, the summit shines a bright light on the most vital and unmissable content for the democracy reform movement — powerful speakers, inspiring leaders, world class entertainment and more. This year is a more focused program in a more intimate setting, featuring an all-day lineup on one mainstage, a breakout room for interactive workshops and trainings, and a select few highly-curated experiences to help us connect and collaborate — and of course, Unrigged Live! an evening of world-class entertainment to celebrate our movement like never before.

Together we’ll spotlight our movement’s most innovative ideas, most promising campaigns, and most inspiring speakers. You won’t want to miss a moment, and the streamlined program means you won’t have to.

Since the inaugural Unrig Summit in 2018, participants have gone on to lead the largest wave of democracy reform victories in American history, including spearheading anti-gerrymandering initiatives in four states, (MI, UT, CO, MO), winning ethics, transparency, and campaign finance reforms in cities and states across the country, and restoring the vote to 1.4M citizens in Florida.

About the Role

Under the direction of the President & Co-founder, the Democracy Summit Project Manager will lead the 2021 Summit. This role is responsible for guiding the event from ideation to execution and managing the events team made up of consultants and RepresentUs staff.
Location is flexible, and we currently allow staff to work from home during COVID-19 for safety. This position is a full-time temporary role ending November 30, 2021.

What You’ll Be Doing

Manage Summit staff and consultant event team; recruit, hire, and train additional team members as needed .
Oversee the work of the event team, including assigning tasks, supervising work, and ensuring deliverables and deadlines are met.
Design and implement team operating processes, project management systems, and project timelines.
Manage the Summit budget and work within budget constraints.
Stay up to date on convening best practices and implement learnings for the summit.
Ensure that Summit is aligned with the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives and that it is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive event.
Maintain alignment between Summit and organizational goals and democracy reform movement needs.
Serve as event lead with consultants on the ground in the lead up to and during the event.
Support and fully understand all facets of the event from start to finish.

Skills and Experience

You are a leader accustomed to managing, training, and motivating teams (often temporary and local to event locations) under pressure to meet goals and deadlines.
You are known as a top performer among event planners with experience in both large-scale projects and people management.
You are just as savvy at securing bespoke, VIP services as you are at negotiating price and controlling costs.
Every process you touch becomes twice as efficient– you have excellent organizational, system building, evaluation, and written and verbal communication skills.
You’re a strategic thinker who simultaneously sees the big picture and maintains sharp attention to detail.
You have the ability to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders including: staff across all levels of the organization, consultants, volunteers, donors, members/constituents, external partners, and the general public. Courteous and professional in all communications.
You consistently demonstrate common sense, flexibility and teamwork. Must be able to problem solve and adapt or modify plans, timelines or processes in response to changing circumstances.
You are committed to changing the world for the better

Compensation and Benefits

This position full-time temporary position starting May 1, 2021and ending November 30, 2021.
The annual salary range for the Democracy Summit Project Manager position is $70,000-$85,000 (based on year of experience and demographic location).

To Apply

Please provide a resume, cover letter, and a brief description of your experience level related to each bullet point in the “What You’ll Be Doing” list.



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