About the Organization: 

Founded in 2016, the Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition is a diverse group of nearly 400 local, state, national, and student nonpartisan organizations working with nearly 2,000 college and university campuses. We’re the national hub and the largest nonpartisan network in the United States dedicated to increasing student voter participation and civic engagement. Through data-driven approaches and by working with organizations, campuses, and individuals, we design and advance a shared agenda around political learning and college student voting. The SLSV Coalition is a project of the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). 

Position Description:

The SLSV Coalition is seeking a passionate community-building professional to lead the Coalition’s partnerships strategy and bring a diversity of thought and perspective to the current SLSV team. The Associate Director of Partnerships is responsible for the development and execution of maintaining and building strategic partnership relationships to advance the SLSV Coalition’s mission, elevate its partners, broaden its reach, and strengthen the Coalition’s collective impact. This full-time Associate Director of Partnerships reports to the Deputy Director.  

Job Responsibilities:

The Associate Director of Partnerships will be responsible for the following: 

  • Lead an integrated, strategic partnerships plan that supports coalition partners in aligning with SLSV Coalition guiding principles and accomplishing SLSV Coalition goals, broadens the Coalition’s reach, prioritizes the advancement of racial justice, and strengthens the Coalition’s collective impact;
  • Collaborate with other SLSV team members to ensure strong partner alignment across all programs, while consistently endeavoring to build and diversify SLSV Coalition partnerships through engagement with other SLSV-led programs such as civic holidays and Campus Takeover, +1 the Polls, and Ask Every Student;
  • Oversee the day-to-day activities of the partnerships function, including developing and maintaining annual partnerships work plans, budgets, partner onboarding, outreach, and tracking, as well as coordinating the SLSV Monthly Meetings and weekly emails; 
  • Organize co-chairs for more than a dozen SLSV Committees and outside stakeholder networks;
  • Develop and execute a plan to provide support to partners that organize statewide student democracy summits and want to sustain statewide networks throughout the year, including supporting fundraising and granting efforts, and working with other SLSV team members to integrate other programs and opportunities into the summits and networks; 
  • Oversee and manage the annual SLSV Post-Election Gathering from program coordination, budget, logistics, speaker/facilitator outreach, etc.;
  • Work with the SLSV Communications Director to identify opportunities to elevate the stories of SLSV Coalition partners and local campus leaders through earned and social media;
  • Manage coordinators, fellows, and interns working on SLSV initiatives, as applicable; and, 
  • Support the development of grant proposals, concept papers, and funding reports. 


Candidates should have:

  • Experience developing partnerships and building coalitions, with an emphasis on prioritizing collaboration, local leaders, and racial justice in the process;  
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively develop and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders;
  • Track record of supporting and elevating the work of local, BIPOC-led partners, supporting historically disenfranchised student voters; 
  • Demonstrated success in conference or summit planning, especially in the virtual space;
  • Proven ability to set and accomplish ambitious, strategic goals and achieve results even when there are obstacles;
  • Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment;
  • Strong project management, problem-solving, and organizational skills, especially in a remote environment;
  • Excellent communications, presentation, and writing skills;
  • Ability to learn and work with different digital programs, such as constituent relationship management (CRMs) systems; and
  • A proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and more broadly, the SLSV Guiding Principles.

Previous student voting organizing or higher education experience is a plus. The position can be remote. Half of the SLSV team is based in Washington, D.C. and the rest are dispersed across the county. The entire SLSV team is currently working remotely due to COVID-19.

Salary: $75,000-$80,000

How to Apply:  Please send one attached document containing a cover letter & resume to [email protected] with “SLSV Associate Director of Partnerships – LAST NAME” in the email subject line. 

Deadline: Open until filled 

Helpful Websites: 

SLSV Coalition: https://www.slsvcoalition.org/

NCoC: https://ncoc.org/

The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) is a congressionally chartered organization dedicated to strengthening civic life in America. We pursue our mission through a nationwide network of partners involved in a cutting-edge civic health initiative and our cross-sector conferences. At the core of our joint efforts is the belief that every person has the ability to help their community and country thrive. 

At NCoC, we value excellence, creativity, and initiative. NCoC provides a nurturing work environment and generous benefits for our employees. Lasting change is always built on diversity. NCoC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. We consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a special need that requires accommodation, please let us know in your application.

We are an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Please let us know if you have served in any of these programs. NCoC is based in Washington, DC.

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