New Voters Project Director

Do you envision a future where everyone has clean air and water and access to affordable health care; where it’s clear that all our voices matter; and everyone—even big corporations and billionaires—play by the same rules? If yes, then consider a job activating the largest voting block in the country.

The Student PIRGs are hiring a New Voters Project Director to run one of the nation’s largest youth field programs.

The 2020 elections are right around the corner and the people elected will make decisions about issues we care about—like jobs, the economy, college affordability, and the environment.

It’s our future, let’s vote on it.

One thing is for sure, the stakes are high and together, we have the power to elect the next generation of leaders who care about the things we do and will fight for our vision for the future, but only if young people vote.

This generation is the largest and most diverse group of potential voters in the country, with their own values and ideas. Ensuring a strong turnout among young people is the first step to making sure our elected officials fight for the public’s’ interest.

The New Voters Project Director will work with staff and students across the country to activate the largest voting block in the country. Core responsibilities include:

  • Manage a field program that will recruit, train & develop over 40 staff and 8,000 student volunteers, and make over a million personal reminder contacts leading up to Election Day.
  • Cultivate relationships with donors and foundations to raise over $1 million annually to support the program.
  • Partner with leading researchers & analytics, testing new models and advancing our technology to develop best practices around voter registration and get out the vote programs.
  • Serve as the spokesperson for the campaign in the media, with coalition partners and at conferences and training.


Apply online at Please direct your application to Leigh-Anne Cole, Deputy Director with the Student PIRGs.


Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. We value experience with project management, networking, and running grassroots campaigns. The Student PIRGs offers a competitive benefits package.


For almost fifty years, we’ve built a legacy of recruiting, training and inspiring young people to engage in democracy. We believe that for our democracy to work, young people need to be engaged. And the first step to engaging young people is exercising their voice at the polls. The New Voters Project is the largest non-partisan, on-the-ground young voter mobilization effort in the nation. Since 1984, we have helped to register more than 1.7 million young voters and made over one million personalized get-out-the-vote contacts.

The Student PIRGs is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.