Senior Director, State & Electoral Campaigns (M2)

19 Jul, 2022


Senior Director, State & Electoral Campaigns (M2)

Save the Children
Washington, D.C.

Job Details


Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.


Save the Children Action Network (“SCAN”) – a 501(c)(4) organization – is the political advocacy arm of Save the Children. We are building bipartisan support to make sure every child has a strong start in life. We’re doing this by advocating for high-quality early learning and ending child hunger in the U.S., the safety of children arriving at the southern U.S. border and educating and protecting kids around the world.

SCAN is seeking a Senior Director, State & Electoral Campaigns. In this role, you will lead our Family Engagement Program, support US Programs’ collective impact strategy and rural engagement work in select states, and work closely with the Senior Managing Director, State & Electoral Campaigns to plan and execute SCAN’s state electoral campaign work.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Develop & Execute Strategic Vision for Family Engagement Program (40%)

  • Lead team of family engagement program staff to execute the program
  • Work with your team to create objectives that align with SCAN and Save the Children’s rural advocacy goals.
  • Develop relationships with coalition partners to connect our family engagement program learnings with policy practitioners.
  • Elevate the profile of our parent and caregiver work within the early learning and child hunger funder communities through speaking at partner events and sharing success stories and case studies.
  • Develop annual budgets to support family engagement program.

Partnerships and Collaborations (25%)

  • Participate in strategic sessions with Save the Children’s US Programs to advance rural advocacy goals in specific rural communities.
  • Lead collaborative relationships with other networks advancing shared policy priorities.
  • Elevate SCAN’s role as the political voice for kids with coalition partners and childhood-related networks by promoting SCAN’s role and expertise in securing policy victories.

Strengthen Campaigning Capacity (35%)

  • Support c4 election campaigns through candidate research, compliance, and campaigning. This could include working with creative firms to develop ad campaigns and working with pollsters in support of electoral priorities.
  • Support state legislative campaigns, providing extra campaign execution capacity. This could be a mix of technical assistance to the field, facilitating digital campaigning content needs, and reporting to funders and internal stakeholders.
  • Identify and elevate best practices in the field to build strong community action teams that build leadership, engage the community and drive policy wins.
  • Supervise the Lead Associate Campaign Operations for SCAN, supporting the needs of the staff in the states.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience, plus at least 7 years of relevant experience
  • Coalition partner relationship development and management experience
  • At least one cycle of electoral campaign experience, with an emphasis on grassroots and paid voter turnout
  • Experience working on state legislative or local campaigns, preferably in rural communities
  • Professional proficiency in MS Office suite
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals and teams at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and maintaining and environment of diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Digital campaigning/organizing
  • Experience working with CRMs and other data management systems
  • Experience recruiting, training and managing a diverse base of volunteers
  • Experience in the development of campaign plans with tools such as the Midwest Academy strategy chart


Save the Children is offering the following salary ranges for this position, dependent on candidate location:

  • Geo 1- NY Metro, DC, and other locations with labor costs significantly above national average: Up to $128,000/ year
  • Geo 2-Locations around the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $116,000/ year
  • Geo 3-Locations significantly below the US National Labor Cost Average: Up to $104,000/year

Actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, relevant experience, base salary of internal peers, business sector, and geographic location.

Why you should join the Save the Children Action Network…

Save the Children Action Network offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more. 

Click here to learn more about how the Save the Children Action Network will invest in YOU!

About Save the Children

No matter your role when you join Save the Children, each and every day you will challenge yourself to devote your skills, talent and expertise to changing the world for kids. It’s an ambitious goal, and a meaningful one no matter how you see yourself professionally: an accountant, a writer, a data analyst, a teacher, a driver, a designer, or any one of the hundreds of dozens of roles we’re looking to fill every day.

You see, Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

Our work for children and their families requires that we commit—at every opportunity—to work together to identify and dismantle persistent systemic and structural racism, inequality, and any other forms of discrimination in this country and beyond.  As an anti-racist organization, Save the Children will not tolerate discrimination in any form—in our employment practices, amongst our staff, in our leadership or toward the people we serve. We stand in solidarity with all people to fight for equal rights, justice, inclusion, and belonging.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom we are in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation.

Save the Children is committed to minimizing safety and security risks for our valued employees, ensuring all are given training, support and information to reduce their risk exposure while maximizing the impact of our programs for children and families. Our shared duty, both agency and individual, is to seek and maintain safe working conditions for all.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2022-07-19