Georgia Deputy State Director

Website America Votes

Organization Overview

America Votes is the coordination hub of the progressive community, leading collaborative efforts among a diverse coalition of more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections, and protect every American’s right to vote. America Votes works nationally and in more than 20 states to provide a range of services to partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states. For more information about America Votes, visit

Commitment to Racial Equity

America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity through organizational systems and policies that are consistently tested, evaluated and updated. Some organizational priorities include:

Building reflective and equitable state and national networks and partnerships.
Increasing engagement of state-based groups building power in communities of color in the planning process.
Expanding the Community Power Builders program, designed to support organizations led by and working in communities of color as they emerge into the 501(c)(4) space.
America Votes sees its commitment to racial equity as an integral part of its success. Applicants are encouraged to reflect on how they see themselves contributing to America Votes’ work on advancing racial equity.

Position Description

America Votes Georgia is seeking a talented staff or project manager and mid-senior campaign strategist for a full-time position as Deputy State Director. The Georgia Deputy State Director plays a key role in the work to grow the state coalition and coordinate strategies between state and national partners. The Deputy State Director works to advance the progressive movement in the state, responsible for the year-round coordination and alignment of electoral, organizing, advocacy and policy work among partners and allies. The position works directly with the America Votes team in Georgia and will support advancing team priorities and goals. The Deputy State Director works closely with dozens of progressive partners and allies within the state’s progressive movement. This is a management position that reports directly to the Georgia State Director.


This position is based in Atlanta, Georgia and may require travel around the state; other Georgia locations may be considered. Due to the pandemic, most work is temporarily hybrid or remote.


Campaign Planning & Leadership : Facilitate innovative and creative solutions to challenges related to electoral and issue campaigns, short- and long-term campaign planning, and capacity building. Facilitate ongoing conversations and collective actionable steps toward equity in the work of the coalition and partner members.
Coalition Coordination: Plan and facilitate regular coalition meetings for organizations to create and share plans as well as progress toward goals; identify problems and new opportunities toward winning elections and advancing advocacy goals. Directly manage and provide leadership in the state with the development, implementation, and analysis of state campaign plans, with an emphasis on direct voter contact programs.
Project Management: Support the state director in implementing America Votes’ organizational goals. Support team creation of work plans and team benchmarks for success. Manage special projects to deliver on team goals.
Partner Campaign Support: Advocate for partner organizations and elevate quality programs in the state, assist organizations in identifying potential resources, and move resources to partner groups whenever possible. Support organizational and team focus on quality service to partners and stakeholders Lead, organize, and facilitate coordinated and/or collaborative partner events, including coalition meetings, training and direct voter contact activities. Develop and execute training curriculums to advance the partner’s program, as well as create and organize resources.
Program Implementation: Develop capacity-building opportunities for partners and work directly with the State Director and state team to assess program gaps and overlaps to maximize program impact. Coaching and troubleshooting for high-level campaign staff. Support program implementation through the voter file and other related tools including basic VAN administration.
Product Creation: Lead and support the creation and development of written reports and products to tell the story of Georgia and support the coalition. Lead the development of content for reports and presentations for a diverse audience of stakeholders. Deliver presentations to stakeholders, sometimes on short timelines.
Other responsibilities as assigned.



Ideal candidates will have a minimum 6-8 years experience in progressive political campaigns with at least 1 cycle of statewide experience, or similar transferable experience and three years’ project management or staff management experience, including a track record of fostering a collaborative environment and consistent feedback.
Experience building campaign strategies, preferably electoral, including having responsibility for planning, implementation, and program analysis at a statewide level. Expertise in field operations, canvass, voter mobilization, and mail programs preferred. Established expertise and proven track record with electoral plan writing, targeting, and modeling. Ability to understand and synthesize data, using it to inform strategy and problem solve a must.
Experience working with underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities, particularly in political and organizing settings.
Demonstrated ability to build consensus, negotiate, and strategically disagree within a highly collaborative work environment; ability to be respected by progressive stakeholders, to be trusted to lead and to be able to practice confidentiality, discretion, and legal compliance in the work.
Ability to build strong relationships quickly and cultivate those relationships over the long term; at least two years of experience working in a coalition including experience facilitating and working within broad and diverse coalitions.
Ability to work independently and to drive and manage own workload; ability to manage several tasks / projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively by making and meeting team goals.
Ability to travel within the state (as needed); ability to work irregular and campaign style hours, especially during the peak months of the electoral cycle. Must be a self-starter.
Ideal candidates will have experience with standard presentation materials including Google Suite (Google Sheets, Google Slides, etc.) or Microsoft Suite (Excel, Power Point, etc).
Candidates should have a spirit of service and curiosity, along with a diplomatic, professional approach to problem-solving in work with outside partners and while working internally, independently or on a team.
Ability to lead and support the creation and development of written reports and products to tell the story of Georgia and support the coalition.

Knowledge of and experience with Georgia political landscape and / or independent expenditure political campaigns.
Experience managing grants programs or fundraising campaigns.
Strong VAN (Voter Activation Network) skills and familiarity with digital campaign technology or willingness to learn.
Experience managing staff towards goals and building a team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to present and facilitate large meetings.
Experience or training in race equity / anti-racist frameworks; a general understanding of how power intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and class in organizing and electoral settings.

The salary for this position is commensurate with experience and starts at $85,000. America Votes offers a competitive benefits package covering 90% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, life insurance, long term disability coverage, cell phone stipend, personal professional development funds, parental leave, and 401 (K) after six months of continuous service with the organization. America Votes provides a generous paid time off policy with paid vacation, paid sick leave and personal days, at least 10 Federal paid holidays including Juneteenth, as well as paid organizational time off from at least December 25 to January 1.

To Apply

Please submit a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three references to the application form.

If you experience any technical difficulties with our application form, please email Please note that only applications received through the application webform will be considered; please do not email us your application materials.

America Votes is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. America Votes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under local, state or federal law. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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