Respect My Vote! National Campaigner

The Respect My Vote! National Campaigner provides the leadership required to design and execute Hip Hop Caucus’s Respect My Vote! organizing and engagement goals. The Respect My Vote! National Campaigner will work closely with the communities and partners served by Hip Hop Caucus and will develop and implementRespect My Vote!’s organizing and advocacy activities. In addition, the Respect My Vote! National Campaigner will be an external representative for the Hip Hop Caucus through press appearances and interviews, speaking engagements, and partnerships with aligned organizations.

Respect My Vote! (www.respectmyvote.com) is a non-partisan campaign that works to expand access to the polls and drives young Black voters to the polls. First launched in 2008, it is the longest running and largest Hip Hop voter engagement campaign. Respect My Vote!’s issue advocacy work involves but is not limited to: fighting for voting rights at the state and federal levels, fighting against voter suppression tactics, enfranchising all people with felony records, and modernizing our voting systems. Respect My Vote!’s non-partisan electoral work involves but is not limited to: voter education, voter registration, GOTV, and voter protection.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Develop smart, creative organizing strategies that move HHC’s Respect My Vote! advocacy and electoral goals forward
  • Participate in the visioning, strategy, and ongoing management of HHC’s Respect My Vote! campaign
  • Track progress and evaluate outcomes to ensure Respect My Vote! objectives are met and in line with the needs and mission of the organization
  • Ensure integration with HHC’s grassroots organizing and base building work with Respect My Vote! to maximize power-building
  • Ensure integration with HHC’s digital and communications work with Respect My Vote! to maximize power-building
  • Provide organizing and engagement leadership for all facets of Respect My Vote! priorities
  • Contribute information, content, concepts and feedback to digital and media production teams for Respect My Vote! content and tools
  • Build and maintain strategic alliances with organizations and individuals to advance Respect My Vote!’s advocacy and electoral goals and priorities,
  • Consistently scan the field to stay current on democracy issues and priorities across the democracy and civic engagement field
  • Serve as a spokesperson and bridge builder for HHC
  • Develop information and materials for reports and other written materials about Respect My Vote!

Strong candidates will have:

  • Minimum 4 – 6 years campaigning/organizing experience
  • Knowledge of voting rights, democracy issues, voting and civic engagement campaigning, and racial justice
  • Passion for community engagement and policy advocacy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tactics, field organizing tactics, event production, coalition building
  • Extremely good judgement
  • Extremely good coalition skills
  • Strong team/collaboration skills and ability to work in self directed contexts
  • Ability to travel, COVID-permitting
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, various CRMs, Slack

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ABOUT HIP HOP CAUCUS

Hip Hop Caucus’ (HHC) movement began in 2004, and it is a non-profit that leverages Hip Hop culture to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process and operates a non-partisan 501(c)3 organization and a 501(c)4 organization. Our mission is to use the power of our cultural expression to empower communities who are first and worst impacted by injustice. Our members, as well as our dedicated national team, span the country and globe. We are multiracial and we center our work in communities of color. We span Gen Z, Millennials, and Gen X, and we come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our vision is for racial justice, healthy communities, and a healthy planet. We focus on addressing core issues impacting underserved and vulnerable communities, with programs and campaigns that support solution-driven community organizing led by today’s young leaders. Through a collaborative network, we hold elected officials accountable, shape policy, and build more diverse and powerful movements to ignite positive change.

WHAT WE DO

Cultural Organizing

We organize 14 – 40-year-olds, who identify with Hip Hop Culture, and share values of justice and equity. We connect the Hip Hop community to the political process to build power and create change.

Cultivate Leaders

We create platforms for cultural and grassroots leaders to use their voices, creative talents, and networks to educate, energize, and mobilize people and communities.

Engage Large Audiences

Through partnerships with artists, creatives, celebrities, and media we create content and share it through cultural channels reaching millions of people and inspiring action. It’s not only large audiences that we engage, we are intentional about engaging our communities on the frontlines of injustice.

Foster and Promote Thought Leadership

We source solutions for local to global challenges from our communities, and advocate for them to decision makers and influencers. We partner with a broad range of organizations, and we have a respected presence in the halls of the U.S. Congress, Federal Agencies, State Legislatures, and the United Nations.

OUR FOCUS AREAS

Respect My Vote!

We register, educate, and mobilize voters through our non-partisan “Respect My Vote!” campaign. We fight against attacks on voting rights and advocate for election system reforms that make voting easier. We empower returning citizens who can vote and advocate for full enfranchisement in all 50 states. Visit RespectMyVote.com.

Think 100%

We advocate for climate action that will stop and reverse the impacts of the climate crisis that are happening now from the perspective of BIPOC communities for which pollution and climate impacts are life and death issues. Think 100% is our climate justice communications and activism platform. Visit Think100Climate.com.

Good Trouble Dept.

From police violence and criminal justice reform, to quality public education, healthcare, immigration, Indigenous rights, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and racial justice, we lead and act as allies on the most critical civil and human rights issues of today.

Justice Paid in Full

We advocate for an economy that works for everyone. We promote divest-invest strategies pulling money out from industries that harm our communities and investing in economically, socially, and environmentally empowering solutions. We stand with activists demanding good jobs, access to capital for communities locked out of industries, and fair housing.For more information on Hip Hop Caucus, please visit www.hiphopcaucus.org.

Hip Hop Caucus is an equal opportunity employer. HHC prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.