Industry: Government & Non-Profit•
5 - 7 years
Posted 32 days ago
Who we are
At Democracy Works, we believe voting should fit the way we live. To that end, we build technology for both voters and election administrators that simplifies the process and ensures that no voter should ever have to miss an election.
We love what we do, and we're proud of what we stand for. We have seven core values, outlined below and available in detail here. We look forward to understanding how you identify with these key attributes.
What we do
We started out in 2010 by building TurboVote, a website that registers voters, guides users through tasks like updating registrations or requesting absentee ballots, and provides timely election reminders so voters don't forget to vote. In 2014 we expanded our offerings to serve election administrators directly, providing the technology and infrastructure needed to scale best practices and voter-centric innovations nationwide.
Our work with government
Ballot Scout, our first tool for local election officials, tracks ballots sent through the mail using USPS Intelligent Mail barcodes. It's designed to do all the heavy lifting for election administrators, from helping them implement barcodes on their mailings to providing a way to monitor mailed ballots via a dashboard of intelligible, actionable tracking data. The tool also includes a public interface, giving voters the opportunity to look up the status of their ballot online and/or sign up for text or email updates. In 2018, Ballot Scout served Virginia and Oregon. We also manage the Voting Information Project, which coordinates with state election offices to publish nationally-standardized information about where and how to vote—data that powers everything from Google's polling place search to our own text message and email reminders to TurboVote users, and received over 120 million impressions in 2016.
In 2017, we added election reminders to our offerings for election officials, giving local offices the ability to automate timely text and email messages to voters with personalized information about upcoming elections. These messages contain official information in an easy-to-read format, delivered just when voters need it from an authoritative, nonpartisan source. And in 2018, we became the organizational home of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED).
Where you fit: Senior Product Manager
As Senior Product Manager on our election administration team, you'll be working from end-to-end to manage the development of Ballot Scout and election reminders – from road mapping high-level product strategy down into the details of planning sprints and coordinating partner support. In doing so, you'll be supported by a team of software developers, including a UX engineer; a partner support lead; the PM who built both tools as a mentor and resource; a (part-time, contracted) designer; and an entire election administration team capable of pitching in.
You have experience
Desired Technical Expertise
The key attribute we seek in a Technical Product Manager is that you have managed the full lifecycle of at least one technical (SaaS or software related) product in recent years. The following experience and tools are NOT all required but a strong mix is preferable.
Salary Range: $80,000-120,000 per year (offers will vary based on experience and location/cost-of-living calculations. Brooklyn-specific salary range is $90-120k.)
Benefits: Vision, dental, & medical insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan; generous vacation policy; parental leave; long-term disability; employee assistance program
Location: Preferably Brooklyn, NY, but we're open to remote candidates within the US
Target Start Date: March 1, 2019
Diversity and inclusion
Democracy Works is committed to diversity and inclusion in everything we do, and we aspire to have a team that represents those we serve. We believe it's crucial to invest in a hiring process that includes underrepresented groups, including Latinx, Black, AAPI, and Indigenous candidates, and have institutionalized practices to drive us toward this goal. We also work with institutions that serve and are staffed by underrepresented groups, which which ensures we are building a stronger and more diverse applicant pool.