While there’s certainly a lot of work left to do, the team at TurboVote is excited to report that we’re really making some solid progress together with partners.

  • Over 3 million students – almost 1% of all americans – attend a campus with an active TurboVote partnership.
  • Over 80,000 of those students have signed up for TurboVote.

Congratulations to all TurboVote campuses on their voter engagement efforts this year! To see more about how top school were able to engage so many voters, check out these two links.

Top 100 2014 Campuses by total voters

  1. Miami Dade College 1593
  2. Brigham Young University 1459
  3. California Polytechnic State University 1422
  4. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1123
  5. Virginia Tech 1075
  6. Stanford University 820
  7. University of Florida 793
  8. Florida State University 733
  9. Arizona State University 683
  10. The University of Chicago 656
  11. Harvard University 643
  12. University of North Georgia 601
  13. Mercer University 563
  14. San Francisco State University 555
  15. Elmhurst College 547
  16. Case Western Reserve University 508
  17. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 506
  18. St. Petersburg College 506
  19. Elon University 459
  20. Trinity University 459
  21. Towson University 449
  22. Boston College 421
  23. Ivy Tech Community College 418
  24. Illinois State University 415
  25. Christopher Newport University 413
  26. Washington University in St. Louis 413
  27. Middlebury College 411
  28. James Madison University 404
  29. Adventist University of Health Sciences 386
  30. The University of Virginia 375
  31. Brown University 368
  32. University of Texas at Austin 363
  33. University of Nevada, Reno 359
  34. Georgetown University 343
  35. The College of William & Mary 343
  36. Polk State College 341
  37. University of Nebraska Omaha 340
  38. Clayton State University 337
  39. Radford University 333
  40. University of Idaho 327
  41. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Senate 324
  42. Georgia Gwinnett College 318
  43. Northeastern University 313
  44. University of Texas at El Paso 308
  45. Broward College 306
  46. West Chester University 292
  47. University of Delaware 287
  48. Salisbury University 280
  49. The Associated Students of Michigan State University 274
  50. Occidental College 274
  51. George Mason University 271
  52. Juniata College 268
  53. Macomb Community College 257
  54. University of Akron 254
  55. Virginia Commonwealth University 249
  56. Hobart and William Smith Colleges 241
  57. SUNY Geneseo 239
  58. Frostburg State University 236
  59. Hillsborough Community College 227
  60. The University of Denver 224
  61. New York University 222
  62. Palm Beach State College 218
  63. Seminole State College 216
  64. Seton Hall University 209
  65. Santa Fe College 209
  66. Boise State University 209
  67. Tallahassee Community College 203
  68. University of Central Oklahoma 202
  69. Missouri State University 199
  70. Clarkson University 197
  71. Fashion Institute of Technology 190
  72. Wheaton College 188
  73. Utah Valley University 187
  74. Saint Mary’s College of California 185
  75. University of California, Irvine 185
  76. Rollins College 184
  77. Kutztown University 183
  78. Kennesaw State University 179
  79. William Paterson University 171
  80. Vassar College 169
  81. Northeastern State University 169
  82. Louisiana State University 153
  83. Daytona State College 144
  84. Florida State College at Jacksonville 128
  85. North Central College 124
  86. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 123
  87. School of the Art Institute of Chicago 121
  88. Longwood University 119
  89. Eastern Florida State College 119
  90. California State University Los Angeles 116
  91. Boston University 116
  92. UNC Charlotte 114
  93. Florida Atlantic University 112
  94. Wesleyan University 112
  95. Stetson University 110
  96. New College of Florida 106
  97. The Ohio State University 106
  98. University of Saint Joseph 103
  99. Roanoke College 102
  100. Indian River State College 101

Top 100 2014 Campuses by percentage

  1. Trinity University 20.45%
  2. Juniata College 16.75%
  3. Middlebury College 16.44%
  4. Elmhurst College 16.09%
  5. Occidental College 12.91%
  6. Adventist University of Health Sciences 12.87%
  7. New College of Florida 12.54%
  8. Mercer University 12.51%
  9. The University of Chicago 12.15%
  10. Case Western Reserve University 12.1%
  11. Marlboro College 11.91%
  12. Wheaton College 11.75%
  13. Stanford University 11.71%
  14. Hobart and William Smith Colleges 11.48%
  15. University of North Georgia 11.13%
  16. Olin College 9.21%
  17. Harvard University 8.93%
  18. Christopher Newport University 8.26%
  19. Elon University 7.65%
  20. Rollins College 7.36%
  21. California Polytechnic State University 7.22%
  22. Vassar College 7.04%
  23. Saint Mary’s College of California 6.61%
  24. Clarkson University 6.35%
  25. Dominican University of California 5.94%
  26. Richard Bland College of William & Mary 5.68%
  27. Washington University in St. Louis 5.66%
  28. Brigham Young University 5.21%
  29. Sewanee: The University of the South 5.07%
  30. Roanoke College 4.86%
  31. Clayton State University 4.81%
  32. SUNY Geneseo 4.78%
  33. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 4.68%
  34. Boston College 4.68%
  35. North Central College 4.59%
  36. Frostburg State University 4.53%
  37. Virginia Tech 4.5%
  38. Bowdoin College 4.44%
  39. University of Saint Joseph 4.43%
  40. Stetson University 4.4%
  41. The University of Denver 4.39%
  42. Goucher College 4.32%
  43. Brown University 4.27%
  44. Warren Wilson College 4.24%
  45. Wheelock College 4.22%
  46. The College of William & Mary 4.13%
  47. Radford University 3.96%
  48. Seton Hall University 3.94%
  49. Chatham University 3.87%
  50. School of the Art Institute of Chicago 3.73%
  51. Friends University 3.65%
  52. Palm Beach Atlantic University 3.56%
  53. Peru State College 3.53%
  54. University of Idaho 3.5%
  55. Salisbury University 3.5%
  56. Ferrum College 3.47%
  57. Wesleyan University 3.43%
  58. Wellesley College 3.26%
  59. Georgia Gwinnett College 3.24%
  60. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Senate 3.09%
  61. Fashion Institute of Technology 2.92%
  62. Hastings College 2.92%
  63. Longwood University 2.9%
  64. Marygrove College 2.76%
  65. The University of Virginia 2.57%
  66. West Chester University 2.43%
  67. University of Florida 2.42%
  68. Pomona College 2.38%
  69. Florida State University 2.36%
  70. Ringling College 2.36%
  71. Illinois State University 2.31%
  72. Penn State Brandywine 2.29%
  73. University of Nebraska Omaha 2.27%
  74. Castleton State College 2.19%
  75. Lynn University 2.19%
  76. San Francisco State University 2.13%
  77. Towson University 2.04%
  78. James Madison University 2.03%
  79. Georgetown University 2.02%
  80. Barry University 2.%
  81. Kutztown University 1.99%
  82. University of Nevada, Reno 1.88%
  83. Northeastern University 1.84%
  84. University of Delaware 1.77%
  85. William Paterson University 1.71%
  86. Polk State College 1.71%
  87. Northeastern State University 1.69%
  88. Miami Dade College 1.69%
  89. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 1.66%
  90. St. Anselm College 1.65%
  91. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 1.64%
  92. University of Texas at El Paso 1.62%
  93. Norfolk State University 1.56%
  94. Texas A&M University-Central Texas 1.53%
  95. The University of Mary Washington 1.5%
  96. Creighton University 1.5%
  97. Ramapo College 1.47%
  98. University of Central Oklahoma 1.35%
  99. Florida Keys Community College 1.21%
  100. Santa Fe College 1.2%

Top 100 Campuses all time by total voters

  1. Miami Dade College 4268
  2. University of Florida 4242
  3. Harvard University 3057
  4. University of Akron 2184
  5. The University of Chicago 1976
  6. Elon University 1867
  7. Columbia University 1651
  8. University of Central Florida 1605
  9. Virginia Tech 1478
  10. Kutztown University 1471
  11. Brigham Young University 1459
  12. California Polytechnic State University 1422
  13. Towson University 1368
  14. Georgetown University 1308
  15. University of North Georgia 1256
  16. UNC Charlotte 1149
  17. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1123
  18. Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1088
  19. Vassar College 978
  20. Florida International University 870
  21. Florida Atlantic University 865
  22. Rollins College 822
  23. Stanford University 820
  24. Wake Tech Community College 804
  25. Juniata College 797
  26. The University of Miami 776
  27. Tallahassee Community College 743
  28. Florida State University 733
  29. The University of Virginia 724
  30. Christopher Newport University 710
  31. Mercer University 563
  32. American University 559
  33. San Francisco State University 555
  34. Elmhurst College 547
  35. James Madison University 544
  36. The College of William & Mary 535
  37. Radford University 534
  38. Virginia Commonwealth University 511
  39. Case Western Reserve University 508
  40. Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 506
  41. St. Petersburg College 506
  42. Fort Hays State University 490
  43. The University of Kentucky 487
  44. Stetson University 460
  45. Trinity University 459
  46. Rutgers University Student Assembly 456
  47. Arizona State University 448
  48. The University of Denver 433
  49. Boston College 421
  50. Ivy Tech Community College 418
  51. Illinois State University 415
  52. Pomona College 413
  53. Washington University in St. Louis 413
  54. Middlebury College 411
  55. Adventist University of Health Sciences 386
  56. Longwood University 371
  57. Brown University 368
  58. University of Texas at Austin 363
  59. University of Nevada, Reno 359
  60. Hendrix College 352
  61. Wayne State University 351
  62. Polk State College 341
  63. University of Nebraska Omaha 340
  64. Clayton State University 337
  65. The Associated Students of Michigan State University 331
  66. St. Anselm College 330
  67. University of Idaho 327
  68. San José State University 325
  69. Dominican University of California 324
  70. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Senate 324
  71. Centre College 319
  72. Georgia Gwinnett College 318
  73. Northeastern University 313
  74. University of Texas at El Paso 308
  75. Broward College 306
  76. George Mason University 303
  77. West Chester University 292
  78. University of Delaware 287
  79. Salisbury University 280
  80. Occidental College 274
  81. California State University – San Bernardino 271
  82. Macomb Community College 257
  83. SUNY Geneseo 239
  84. Gallaudet University 236
  85. Frostburg State University 236
  86. Hillsborough Community College 227
  87. The University of Mary Washington 223
  88. New York University 222
  89. William Paterson University 218
  90. Palm Beach State College 218
  91. Seminole State College 216
  92. Bowdoin College 210
  93. Seton Hall University 209
  94. Santa Fe College 209
  95. Boise State University 209
  96. University of Central Oklahoma 202
  97. Missouri State University 199
  98. Clarkson University 197
  99. Birmingham Southern College 196
  100. Simpson College 195

Top 100 Campuses all time by percentage

  1. Hobart and William Smith Colleges 51.81%
  2. Juniata College 49.81%
  3. The Institute of Politics at Harvard University 42.46%
  4. Vassar College 40.75%
  5. The University of Chicago 36.59%
  6. Rollins College 32.88%
  7. Elon University 31.12%
  8. Pomona College 25.81%
  9. Hendrix College 23.47%
  10. University of North Georgia 23.26%
  11. Centre College 22.79%
  12. Columbia University 20.9%
  13. Trinity University 20.45%
  14. Dominican University of California 20.25%
  15. Stetson University 18.4%
  16. St. Anselm College 16.5%
  17. Middlebury College 16.44%
  18. Elmhurst College 16.09%
  19. Kutztown University 15.99%
  20. Birmingham Southern College 15.08%
  21. Christopher Newport University 14.2%
  22. Simpson College 13.%
  23. University of Florida 12.94%
  24. Occidental College 12.91%
  25. Adventist University of Health Sciences 12.87%
  26. Gallaudet University 12.59%
  27. New College of Florida 12.54%
  28. Mercer University 12.51%
  29. Case Western Reserve University 12.1%
  30. Marlboro College 11.91%
  31. Wheaton College 11.75%
  32. Stanford University 11.71%
  33. Bowdoin College 11.67%
  34. Ringling College 10.86%
  35. Marygrove College 10.%
  36. Bates College 10.%
  37. Olin College 9.21%
  38. Longwood University 9.05%
  39. University of Akron 8.88%
  40. Roanoke College 8.81%
  41. The University of Denver 8.49%
  42. American University 7.76%
  43. Georgetown University 7.69%
  44. The University of Miami 7.46%
  45. California Polytechnic State University 7.22%
  46. Association of Amherst Students 7.06%
  47. The University of Puget Sound 6.92%
  48. Saint Mary’s College of California 6.61%
  49. The College of William & Mary 6.45%
  50. Radford University 6.36%
  51. Clarkson University 6.35%
  52. Albright College 6.3%
  53. Towson University 6.22%
  54. Virginia Tech 6.18%
  55. Knox College 6.14%
  56. San Jose State University 6.13%
  57. Richard Bland College of William & Mary 5.68%
  58. Washington University in St. Louis 5.66%
  59. UNC Charlotte 5.42%
  60. Brigham Young University 5.21%
  61. Sewanee: The University of the South 5.07%
  62. The University of Mary Washington 5.07%
  63. The University of Virginia 4.96%
  64. Clayton State University 4.81%
  65. SUNY Geneseo 4.78%
  66. Fort Hays State University 4.76%
  67. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 4.68%
  68. Boston College 4.68%
  69. North Central College 4.59%
  70. Frostburg State University 4.53%
  71. Miami Dade College 4.48%
  72. University of Saint Joseph 4.43%
  73. Goucher College 4.32%
  74. Brown University 4.27%
  75. Warren Wilson College 4.24%
  76. Wheelock College 4.22%
  77. Tallahassee Community College 4.2%
  78. Seton Hall University 3.94%
  79. Chatham University 3.87%
  80. School of the Art Institute of Chicago 3.73%
  81. Friends University 3.65%
  82. Palm Beach Atlantic University 3.56%
  83. Peru State College 3.53%
  84. University of Idaho 3.5%
  85. Salisbury University 3.5%
  86. Ferrum College 3.47%
  87. Wesleyan University 3.43%
  88. North Florida Community College 3.31%
  89. Florida Atlantic University 3.26%
  90. Wellesley College 3.26%
  91. Georgia Gwinnett College 3.24%
  92. University of Central Florida 3.15%
  93. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 3.09%
  94. Ramapo College 2.95%
  95. Fashion Institute of Technology 2.92%
  96. Hastings College 2.92%
  97. James Madison University 2.73%
  98. West Chester University 2.43%
  99. The University of Kentucky 2.42%
  100. Florida International University 2.42%

Happy Election Day! We like to celebrate voting, so here’s some good news to go with casting your ballot.

But first, let me ask – have you voted yet? If not, make sure you cast your ballot today! You can find polling place and ballot info at turbovote.org/election-day.

Now, here are a few exciting updates from our work this cycle:

  • This October, TurboVote passed a milestone with over a quarter of a million voters served.
  • Nationwide, we’re now working with more than 200 colleges and universities to make civic participation a core element of the student experience.
  • USA Today and the National Journal covered our campus voter engagement work.
  • Our Voting Information Project (VIP) team successfully collected and standardized polling place information for all 50 states and DC. Today, that data is live on Google, Facebook, and WordPress, where we expect that tens of millions of voters will see it.

Today also marks the first day of our 2015 operations. In order to continue growing and improving, we’re recruiting six more people across the organization:

  • A Business Development Lead to identify and recruit new college and university partners for TurboVote.
  • A Government Outreach Lead to champion our work with local election officials.
  • A Partner Support Lead to build out implementation materials, provide hands-on trainings, and develop new and better features for our partner colleges and universities.
  • A Director of Communications to improve how we connect with our voters, partners, friends, and the public.
  • And two Software Developers to help us build a service-oriented, Clojure-powered platform capable of powering an ecosystem of voter engagement tools.

We hope that you’ll help us find exactly the right candidates for each of these, so please pass them on!

Expanding the team and getting through another major election always makes me reflect back on how far we’ve come in the past three years with your support. It’s incredible, but it’s even more exciting to remember that this is still only the beginning!

At Democracy Works, we believe voting should fit the way we live. To that end, we build technology for both voters and election administrators that simplifies the process and ensures that no voter should ever have to miss an election.

TurboVote, our first service, tracks an individual voter’s elections. We provide all the materials and information they need to get registered, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national—and we’ll even mail forms with an addressed, stamped envelope for the local election office. Ballot Scout, our newest product, helps local election administrators track absentee ballots as they travel through the mail, providing transparency in the vote-by-mail process and making it easier to follow up when things go awry. We also work with the Pew Charitable Trusts and Google to ensure that the Voting Information Project’s data is up-to-date and ready from one election to the next.

These products are the work of our six-person developer team. Languages we use include Ruby, Clojure, ClojureScript, JavaScript, and Python. Our web projects are built with Rails, Pedestal, and Compojure. Our front ends use jQuery, React, and Om. We use SCSS to write our styles. Our databases are MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Datomic. We deploy Docker containers to EC2 servers. Some of our interprocess communication happens via Redis, some of it via Amazon’s SQS, some of it over plain HTTP. And all our code lives on GitHub. You should have experience with some of this and ready to get experience with the rest.

We pair program, collaborate with product managers, and make sure our efforts deliver value to voters. Our flat structure means that you’ll get the opportunity to lead on a variety of projects on a rotating basis.

In the next year we’re looking to rebuild the frontend for turbovote.org, split the Rails backend into independent Clojure services, improve our Ballot Scout webapp and services, and automate the quality-assurance process for Voting Information Project data. If any or all of these projects sound interesting to you, then you’re interesting to us.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Democracy Works also offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance and vacation. We’re based in Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO, and we hope you’ll want to work from one of these offices–though we’ll consider remote arrangements for the perfect candidate.

To apply, send a resume and introduction to Wes and Katy at work@turbovote.org with the subject “Will code for democracy.”

We are inspired by the idea of building an awesome and truly diverse team, so we strongly encourage applicants of all races, colors, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service. Feel free to contact work@turbovote.org if you have any questions about our commitment to diversity or about general hiring practices.

Who we are
We’re Democracy Works, a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to the idea that voting should fit the way we live today. We’re a team of software developers, public policy wonks, and civic organizers working together to build tools that both voters and election administrators will love.

What we do
We started out in 2010 by building TurboVote, a website that registers voters, streamlines tasks like updating registrations or requesting absentee ballots, and provides timely election reminders so voters don’t forget to vote. As we’ve grown, that focus on bringing modern technology and exceptional design to civic participation remains at the core of our work.

In 2014 we expanded our offerings to serve election administrators directly. Local election offices are constantly innovating to streamline operations and better serve their voters, but the distributed nature of our electoral system can make it difficult to share new tools and best practices across jurisdictions. Our new Government Services initiative is designed to change that, by providing the technology infrastructure needed to scale these innovations and make them available – and affordable – to offices across the country.

Ballot Scout, our first tool for local election officials, tracks ballots sent through the mail using USPS Intelligent Mail barcodes. It’s designed to do all the heavy lifting for election administrators, from helping them implement Intelligent Mail barcodes on their mailings to providing a way to monitor mailed ballots via a dashboard of intelligible, actionable tracking data. The tool also includes a public interface, giving voters the opportunity to look up the status of their ballot online and/or sign up for SMS or email updates about their ballot.

Where you fit: Government Outreach Lead

As the Government Outreach Lead, you will be responsible for growing our new government program. In 2015, you’ll be focused on establishing formal partnerships with local election offices across the country. In this role you will need to immerse yourself in the world of election administration, build relationships with key stakeholders, and think creatively in order to generate revenue opportunities for Ballot Scout and other Democracy Works products.

Your job will include:

  • Creating and identifying opportunities for program growth and new organizational relationships
  • Following up relentlessly with new leads
  • Guiding potential partners through the sales cycle, esp. in lead qualification, research and onboarding
  • Attending relevant conferences and meetings to promote Democracy Works initiatives
  • Recording and maintaining relationship-tracking data
  • Enthusiastically promoting our mission

You are:

  • A problem-solver with a “yes, and” mentality
  • At home in an agile, fast-paced work environment
  • Dedicated to providing top-notch customer/constituent service
  • An excellent oral and written communicator, with phone presence and presentation skills
  • Adept at translating ideas for diverse audiences with varying skill sets and levels of expertise
  • Willing to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Organized, able to prioritize time effectively and multi-task

You have:

  • Experience in non-profit or commercial sales, business development, account management or fundraising (cold-calling or telesales a plus)
  • A proven track record of meeting or exceeding individual goals
  • Familiarity with local/state/federal government or another cautious, deliberate work culture
  • A passion for elections and democracy
  • Willingness to travel

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Democracy Works also offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance and vacation. We’re based in Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO, and we hope you’ll want to work from one of these offices – though we’ll consider remote arrangements for the perfect candidate.

To apply, send a resume and introduction to Adrienne and Monica at work@turbovote.org with the subject “Will reach out for democracy.”

We are inspired by the idea of building an awesome and truly diverse team, so we strongly encourage applicants of all races, colors, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service. Feel free to contact work@turbovote.org if you have any questions about our commitment to diversity or about general hiring practices.

At Democracy Works, we believe voting should fit the way we live. To that end, we build technology for both voters and election administrators that simplifies the process and ensures that no voter should ever have to miss an election.

TurboVote, our first service, tracks an individual voter’s elections. We provide all the materials and information they need to get registered, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national—and we’ll even mail forms with an addressed, stamped envelope for the local election office. Ballot Scout helps local election administrators track absentee ballots as they travel through the mail, providing transparency in the vote-by-mail process and making it easier to follow up when things go awry. We also work with the Pew Charitable Trusts and Google to ensure that the Voting Information Project’s data is up-to-date and ready from one election to the next.

The Democracy Works partnerships team recruits schools, organizations, and local governments to promote voter engagement to their students and members and provides support to these partners as they use our technology. Over 200 colleges and universities, and more than a dozen nonprofit organizations currently use TurboVote.

In 2015, our goals are to invest in our existing partners and find creative ways to help them build more comprehensive programs for voter engagement, and to conduct outreach to potential partners and set the stage for substantial program growth over the next two years. In order to accomplish these goals, we’re looking for a multitalented organizer, customer-service whisperer, and product designer to join our team.

As the partner support lead for TurboVote, you will strengthen relationships with each of our partners and work closely with them to ensure they are using our technology strategically. You’ll become an expert in the world of higher education and cultivate a passion for promoting civic engagement. Also, as the primary contact with most of our partners, you will be responsible for communicating their needs to our product design and software development teams, and help test and train partners on new features as we improve the platform.

You will:

  • Develop and execute an outreach plan to keep our partners engaged throughout the year and ensure that they’re prepared for elections as they approach
  • Design systems for contact tracking and reporting so every partner gets the customized treatment they need, and help launch our new CRM
  • Collect feedback from partner organizations and use it to propose new training materials, best practices, and features
  • Serve as a partner advocate in the product development process and act as a liaison between partners and our technology and operations teams
  • Revise and refine our implementation training materials and build them into a comprehensive toolkit for effective voter engagement

You are:

  • An excellent communicator, with strong editing and public speaking skills
  • A fantastic listener with an ability to read between the lines
  • Exceptionally organized, able to prioritize time effectively and multi-task
  • A leader who knows how to motivate others and inspire them to succeed
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive
  • Creative in developing processes and procedures
  • Just tech-y enough to communicate with developers and translate needs
  • Comfortable navigating bureaucracy and a foe of red tape

You have experience:

  • Working with CRM tools (preferably Salesforce) and proficiency in Excel
  • Collaborating with developers or in technology-driven organizations
  • Providing excellent customer/constituent service for a diverse audience
  • Working with or for governments, big corporations, or another cautious, deliberate work culture
  • Writing in a wide variety of media, from email newsletter to how-to guides

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Democracy Works also offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance and vacation. We’re based in Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO, and we hope you’ll want to work from one of these offices—though we’ll consider remote arrangements for the perfect candidate.

To apply, send a resume and introduction to Adrienne and Katy at work@turbovote.org with the subject “Will provide support for democracy.”

We are inspired by the idea of building an awesome and truly diverse team, so we strongly encourage applicants of all races, colors, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service. Feel free to contact work@turbovote.org if you have any questions about our commitment to diversity or about general hiring practices.

At Democracy Works, we believe voting should fit the way we live. To that end, we build technology for both voters and election administrators that simplifies the process and ensures that no voter should ever have to miss an election.

TurboVote, our first service, tracks an individual voter’s elections. We provide all the materials and information they need to get registered, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national—and we’ll even mail forms with an addressed, stamped envelope for the local election office. Ballot Scout helps local election administrators track absentee ballots as they travel through the mail, providing transparency in the vote-by-mail process and making it easier to follow up when things go awry. We also work with the Pew Charitable Trusts and Google to ensure that the Voting Information Project’s data is up-to-date and ready from one election to the next.

In our quest to make voting easier, we’re looking for an experienced communications expert to help us share our mission and work with a larger audience. Whether it’s helping a TurboVote partner school tell the story of how they implemented our tools so other campuses can repeat their successes, or pitching a local newspaper on the innovations their local election office is making, we want to reach more voters through effective storytelling and outreach.

As the Director of Communications, you’ll:

  • Get to know our voters, TurboVote’s college and nonprofit partners, and election administrators nationwide
  • Identify strategic opportunities to use blogging, social media, press releases, conference presentations, and other public communications to expand our reach
  • Craft beautiful written materials across a variety of media
  • Collaborate with our development team, product leads, and outreach leads to polish and refine our institutional voice and standardize our external communications across the staff

You are:

  • Fascinated by how things work, and enjoy making complex processes clear and intuitive to others
  • A wordsmith more inspired by the exactly-right term than a flowery phrase
  • Creative, and able to spot opportunities others don’t see
  • Conversant in technology (and curious to know more!)
  • Intrinsically motivated, happy developing and executing your own plans
  • Highly collaborative, able to find common threads across our programs and teams
  • Nimble, comfortable switching between multiple tasks

You have experience:

  • Developing communications strategies and iterating on them
  • Handling media outreach, including press releases, pitching stories, and conducting interviews
  • Blogging, tweeting, crafting email newsletters, and other digital outreach
  • Developing metrics for communications effectiveness, then monitoring and acting on them
  • Previous work in campaigns or startups preferred but not required
  • Bonus points for familiarity with Creative Suite and an eye for graphic design

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Democracy Works also offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance and vacation. We’re based in Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO, and we hope you’ll want to work from one of these offices—though we’ll consider remote arrangements for the perfect candidate.

To apply, send a resume and pithy introduction to Katy and Seth at work@turbovote.org with the subject “Will communicate for democracy.”

We are inspired by the idea of building an awesome and truly diverse team, so we strongly encourage applicants of all races, colors, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service. Feel free to contact work@turbovote.org if you have any questions about our commitment to diversity or about general hiring practices.

At Democracy Works, we believe voting should fit the way we live. To that end, we build technology for both voters and election administrators that simplifies the process and ensures that no voter should ever have to miss an election.

TurboVote, our first service, tracks an individual voter’s elections. We provide all the materials and information they need to get registered, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national—and we’ll even mail forms with an addressed, stamped envelope for the local election office. Ballot Scout helps local election administrators track absentee ballots as they travel through the mail, providing transparency in the vote-by-mail process and making it easier to follow up when things go awry. We also work with the Pew Charitable Trusts and Google to ensure that the Voting Information Project’s data is up-to-date and ready from one election to the next.

The Democracy Works partnerships team recruits schools, organizations, and local governments to promote voter engagement to their students and members and provides support to these partners as they use our technology. Over 200 colleges and universities, and more than a dozen nonprofit organizations currently use TurboVote.

In 2015, our goals are to invest in our existing partners and find creative ways to help them build more comprehensive programs for voter engagement, and to conduct outreach to potential partners and set the stage for substantial program growth over the next two years. In order to accomplish these goals, we’re looking for a multitalented organizer and deal-closer to join our team.

Where you will fit in: As the business development lead, you will be responsible for continuing to grow our program through renewing our existing partnerships and generating new leads to set the stage for exponential growth in 2016. In this role, you will need to build relationships with key stakeholders, and think creatively in order to generate revenue opportunities across TurboVote (and potentially other Democracy Works products). You’ll become an expert in the world of higher education and cultivate a passion for promoting civic engagement. Also, you will have the persistence to navigate red tape and work with bureaucratic organizations.

Your job will include:

  • Generating and pursuing new leads
  • Guiding prospective partners through the sales cycle, from introduction to onboarding
  • Identifying–and creating–opportunities for program growth and new organizational relationships
  • Attending relevant conferences and meetings, and identifying other strategic speaking engagements, in order to promote the TurboVote program and create new opportunities
  • Enthusiastically promoting our mission
  • Diligent data collection and entry to maintain and organize relationship-tracking data and reporting so every contact gets the customized treatment they need.

You are:

  • Driven, with a deep sense of purpose
  • A master of persuasion
  • Happiest in a fast-paced work environment with frequent change
  • An excellent oral and written communicator
  • Self-confident, bold and energetic
  • Excited to face a challenge
  • Not afraid of “no”

You have:

  • Experience in non-profit sales, business development or junior account management roles
  • A mastery of making cold calls, tracking down decision makers and researching leads
  • A proven track record of meeting or exceeding individual goals
  • Familiarity with higher education, government, large corporations, or another cautious, deliberate work culture

Salary is competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Democracy Works also offers a competitive benefits package including health insurance and vacation. We’re based in Brooklyn, NY and Denver, CO, and we hope you’ll want to work from one of these offices—though we’ll consider remote arrangements for the perfect candidate.

To apply, send a resume and introduction to Adrienne and Sam at work@turbovote.org with the subject “Will organize for democracy.”

We are inspired by the idea of building an awesome and truly diverse team, so we strongly encourage applicants of all races, colors, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service. Feel free to contact work@turbovote.org if you have any questions about our commitment to diversity or about general hiring practices.

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