Project Manager - Deliberations
- Customer & Community
- Remote friendly
2021-11-22 18:46:24 UTC
Unify America is a nonpartisan nonprofit on a mission to replace politics with problem solving. We are seeking a Project Manager who will help operationalize our deliberative democracy model, help us advance our mission to find solutions to our nation’s ills, and save our democracy.
Saving democracy? Seriously?
Reasonable question. We’ll get to that. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, has strong communication skills, is a great organizer, adept at networking, and passionate about bringing Americans together across divides to reduce polarization and build community.
Let’s get back to the saving democracy part.
Well, we are on the way to proving that the vast majority of Americans (over 90%) share many of the same goals for the country. If that sounds crazy, then let us give you an example: we demonize each other over gun control legislation, but gun control isn’t the goal, it’s a tactic. Reducing violence is the goal, and most of us want that. We don’t realize that for most political issues we’re just arguing about tactics or even less productively, political personalities.
Our long term quest is ambitious: bringing together tens of thousands of Americans, including legislators, to identify and implement an ambitious and shared solution to one of the many national problems that has bedeviled Congress and the country for decades.
To that end, we are building a model for members of a community to come together to learn about and decide how to solve a difficult problem. This process is sometimes called a “citizen jury” or “citizen assembly” and many places have used them around the world. Our model builds on what’s been done already, but it is more ambitious: we want to tackle broad, difficult problems and bring in far more citizens than any model has done before.
Tell me more...What’s the role?
The role is being the boots on the ground person that will help us test and develop parts of our model so that we can get it up and running.
More specifically, you’ll:
Work with our team to refine and flesh out our model.
Build relationships with grass tops and grassroots members in the city where we will be testing our model to build partnerships and support for our test events.
Plan and manage all logistics for our test events.
Are there specific qualifications?
Yes. You have:
Strong project management skills, including the ability to lead others to manage work plans, timelines, and budgets; outstanding attention to detail.
Impeccable organization and time management skills.
The ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
Experience organizing and building relationships with stakeholders.
Experience creating, planning and executing engaging, fun and creative events.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills that reach across political, religious, and racial divides.
Strong writing skills.
A creative problem-solving brain. We’re looking for someone who is positive and can figure out how to get to “Yes!”
The ability to ask great questions and listen for meaning.
Flexibility and a good sense of humor - it’s kind of what we’re all about.
A commitment to “big tent” diversity and belonging.
The ability to welcome feedback. The way we work at Unify America requires that we all are comfortable giving and receiving direct feedback gracefully. Our motto: we must be honest and kind simultaneously.
Experience working in a non-profit and/or startup environment is a plus.
Passion for citizen juries or experience with community discussions is a plus.
We work remotely, and we welcome candidates from anywhere within the United States. In fact, we value having a team from different areas of the company. However, there may be travel required from time to time.
I’m interested. How do I apply?
Great! Follow the link to upload your resume and write us a cover letter that includes your salary expectations. Give us three reasons why you’d be great for the job and if you like, share your political beliefs (liberal? conservative? something else entirely?). Most importantly, be yourself (yes really!).
Unify America is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at all levels of the organization in all of its forms. This includes a commitment to having a team filled with people at every point on the political spectrum.
- Must be a resident of United States