Turnout Nation Seeks an Executive Director

Turnout Nation is a progressive non-partisan, non-profit, fiscally sponsored organization. We are dedicated to increasing voter turnout in US elections by supporting volunteers who each help a designated group of friends, neighbors, classmates, or relatives to vote. Turnout Nation volunteers, also known as “Voting Captains,” have produced the highest percentage point increase in voter turnout to ever result from a randomized control trial. Our 2022 focus is to improve, test, and grow our effective volunteer program in battleground states among young voters and voters of color. 


The Executive Director will work closely with the organization’s team and volunteers to design additional research trials and grow the movement. The role will require applicants to:


  • Be a self-starting leader in direct control of the strategy of the organization. 

  • Be flexible, and comfortable working with uncertainty.

  • Designate targets in pursuit of the organization’s mission and guide a small, dedicated team to reach those targets.

  • Collaborate with others to develop research trials. 

  • Design a roadmap to targeted scale.

  • Communicate effectively with allies and partners.

  • Steer and implement strategy.

  • Oversee financial integrity.


The best candidates will have: 


  • Proven commitment to and experience with relational, or friend-to-friend organizing. 

  • Previous experience with startup or grass root campaigns or organizations.

  • Experience in management and leadership roles (ideally 5+ years) with similar organizing or electoral work; experience working in electoral campaigns, 501c3, or 501c4 entities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proven capacity to meet program goals while managing financial, administrative, and security responsibility.

  • Experience managing and cultivating relationships with allies and partners.

  • Experience, practical or academic, with statistical analysis or randomized control trials.


The Turnout Nation team is dispersed and the job can be done from anywhere in the United States. The position is not campaign-cycle dependent and is a full-time, long-term position. The salary is US$50-60K per year (experience contingent), with full benefits.