The Fairness Project is a 501(c)(4) that incubates and provides sustained technical assistance to state- and city-based ballot initiative campaigns across the country. To do that, The Fairness Project provides funding directly to ballot initiative campaigns and goes beyond financial support to provide ongoing services that give these campaigns the cutting edge tools to build broad grassroots support and ensure success on Election Day. Services include digital outreach and social media, data and analytics, strategic planning and advice, opinion research, media support, and national campaign coordination.
In 2016, The Fairness Project partnered with ballot initiative campaigns to raise the minimum wage and, in some states, require employers to provide paid sick leave. All four initiatives that appeared on the ballot this Election Day were approved by voters, raising wages for more than 2 million working Americans and passing paid sick days for 1.9 million. In 2017 and 2018, The Fairness Project supported ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid in states like Maine, Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah. The Fairness Project intends to build upon this list of victories in 2020 by targeting measures in key states.
To support this vision, The Fairness Project is seeking applicants for Campaign Managers for progressive ballot measures in target states across the country.
Campaign Managers will be responsible for developing a path to victory for their state’s campaign and managing staff, consultants, and resources to achieve that goal. Campaign Managers will manage the budget and campaign strategy and timeline, coordinate cash flow and fundraising, and work with staff and stakeholders to design and execute strategies to reach voters, including earned and paid media as well as field programming. Campaign Managers will serve as the point person for stakeholders, funders, and others to get the most up-to-date information about the campaign. They will also coordinate compliance activities and be responsible for recruiting and managing campaign consultants from research to direct mail and paid media.
Note: The Fairness Project is posting this on behalf of campaign committees in targeted states, who in most cases will employ the Campaign Manager directly.
This is a contractual, salaried position requiring long hours, including nighttime and weekend hours. A good campaign manager will anticipate problems and proactively develop solutions. We’re looking for self-organized, self-initiating, proactive, communicative people who work well with coalitions, staff, and volunteers, and keep calm under tight deadlines and stress.
This is a senior position and prior experience as a Campaign Manager or in a similar senior-level role is required. Other required qualifications include:
- Prior statewide organizing experience
- Experience building and managing coalitions with diverse interests
- 3-5 years in issue advocacy or political organizing
- Experience with managing budgets
- Some fundraising experience
- Experience managing staff
Candidates for consideration will be given further details about the target states.
Pay for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. A stipend for health insurance will also be provided.