Education and Training Program Manager

Classification: EXEMPT – This is a full-time exempt position with flexible work hours. A typical work week is Mon – Thursday. This position may include extensive travel around the country around 20% of the year.

Reports to: Deputy Director

Date Posted: Aug 1, 2023


More Equitable Democracy is a racial justice organization working to advance racial equity through electoral reform. Our mission is to advance racial equity by transforming electoral systems.

We support communities of color to advocate for transformative systems changes in order to achieve a more racially just democracy. We partner with state and local based organizations and provide them with research, training, technical assistance, and funding. With increased capacity and a deeper analysis of structural challenges, these groups will lead advocacy efforts to transform American democracy to be more equitable.

More Equitable Democracy is a fiscally sponsored project of NEO Philanthropy.


The MED Education and Training Program Manager leads the organization’s efforts to increase knowledge and experience with electoral reforms and supporting partners by providing learning opportunities and technical assistance.


  • Build and manage relationships with national, state, and local organizations and leaders focused on electoral systems reform
  • Develop, deliver, and evaluate curricula, educational materials, and other collateral for MED regarding electoral systems reform
  • Assist partners in developing materials to support their efforts and campaigns
  • Work with other staff members and partners to develop qualitative research questions and projects, including focus groups and surveys
  • Identify and develop learning opportunities to be shared with MED Partner organizations
  • Provide regular communications and updates and recruit MED partner organizations to participate in learning opportunities
  • Participate in partner campaigns and coalitions
  • Record keeping; reporting; processing vendor invoices, stipends, reimbursements, etc.
  • Event organizing and planning; logistical planning for travel and lodging as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


This position supports the Deputy Director in supervising consultants to MED.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and political judgment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse stakeholders and coalition members with an anti-racism and anti-oppression lens
  • Proven ability to develop and execute a plan including goals, metrics, strategy and tactics
  • Ability to communicate effectively through digital and print strategies
  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously


  • Experimentation
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with electoral systems advocates
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team context
  • Fluency with digital communications
  • Deep knowledge of the non-profit and philanthropic sector as related to social justice movements


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant or related field or equivalent experience


  • 5+ years of experience with legislative, issue, or electoral campaigns
  • 2+ years of experience the field of electoral reform
  • Direct organizing, language access implementation, ability to speak and write in another language a plus

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $80,000, commensurate with experience. Through NEO Philanthropy, this position is offered a full benefits package, including 100% medical coverage for the employee and 90% medical coverage for dependents; 100% coverage for vision, dental, life/AD&D, long-term disability. NEO also offers a 401K retirement savings plan, Healthcare Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA), Medical FSA, Dependent Care FSA, commuter benefits, Employee Assistance Program, other supplemental benefits and paid time off.


To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to by August 31st, 2023.


NEO follows CDC guidance regarding staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters. Accordingly, and in order to ensure the wellness and safety of our staff to the greatest extent possible, NEO requires the COVID-19 vaccination and boosters for all staff. Requests for medical and/or religious exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be considered on an individual basis.


NEO Philanthropy is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NEO Philanthropy’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

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