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The Committee of Seventy is hiring a Program Manager. Learn more below.

Job overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated Program Manager to lead our voter engagement and public education initiatives in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth. As the Program Manager, you will play a critical role in promoting active citizenship and empowering individuals to participate in the democratic process. The ideal candidate should possess a strong background in program management, community engagement, partner development, communication skills, and attention to detail.  Candidates with diverse experience and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


  • Further develop and scale C70’s WeVote program, which works with over 200 partner organizations to share nonpartisan voter education and engagement resources with hundreds of thousands of voters across the region and PA. 

  • Support C70’s robust poll worker recruitment and training efforts in conjunction with internal and external partners.

  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to further develop and execute effective programs and campaigns that promote voter engagement and ongoing, year-round civic participation.

  • Manage the Buchholz Fellowship program including the application and review process, monthly meetings and program work generated by the Fellows.

  • Research and stay on civic engagement trends, best practices, and relevant policies to inform program development.

  • Establish and maintain relationships with community organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, C70 members, and other stakeholders to foster partnerships and expand program reach.

  • Coordinate and oversee the planning, logistics, and execution of program-related events, workshops, forums, and educational activities, including programs for C70 members.

  • Develop and manage program budgets, monitor expenses, and ensure efficient resource allocation in close partnership with the CFO.

  • Collaborate with the marketing and communications team to create compelling content, including written materials, social media campaigns, and multimedia resources, to effectively communicate program goals and engage the target audience.

  • Track and evaluate program performance using appropriate metrics and reporting tools, making data-driven recommendations for program improvements.

  • Provide guidance and support to a team of program coordinators and volunteers, ensuring their activities align with program objectives and deadlines.

  • Represent the organization at community events, conferences, and meetings to promote voter engagement and civic education initiatives. 

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Passion for the mission of the Committee of Seventy and commitment to promoting democratic participation and civic engagement.

  • Proven experience (minimum 3 years) in program management, preferably in the areas of voter engagement, civic education, or related fields.

  • Strong understanding of community engagement strategies, and civic education principles.

  • Commitment to maintaining and upholding C70’s fiercely nonpartisan work and reputation.

  • Demonstrated success in developing and implementing community-based programs and initiatives.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and public speaking skills to effectively engage diverse audiences and build partnerships. Fluency in multiple languages is a plus.

  • Strong attention to detail, organizational abilities, and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Proficiency in using project management tools, data analysis software, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Master's degree preferred in a relevant field such as Public Administration, Political Science, or Nonprofit Management.

  • Working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and policies related to voter registration, election processes, and civic education.

We offer a competitive salary ($65-75k, commensurate with experience) and benefits package, along with the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in our community. If you are a dedicated and results-oriented professional with a passion for civic engagement, we encourage you to apply for this position.

We strongly believe in the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize that a diverse workforce brings together unique perspectives, experiences, and talents, leading to increased creativity, innovation, and better decision-making. As such, we actively seek out and value job applicants from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, ages, or disability. Our commitment to DEI extends throughout our hiring process, ensuring equal opportunities and fair treatment for all candidates. We firmly believe that by fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, we can create a stronger, more vibrant, and more successful organization.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and contact info for three professional references to Dan Bright’s attention at on or before August 1, 2023 to be considered for this position.

Note: This job description is intended to convey essential information about the general nature and level of work expected for this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required.