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General

We’re searching for an experienced Human Resources Manager to align our HR initiatives and functions with company objectives. In this role, the HR Manager will be responsible for enhancing team performance by creating and leading team member development (including diversity and inclusivity programs), supporting and maintaining a positive company culture, and managing current and future company policies and practices. Your experience in human resources management will support our company by adding value to overall business objectives, providing HR solutions and retaining a talented team.  

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING IN THIS ROLE:

  • Working 60-80 hours per month
  • Assisting the Executive Director and other directors in handling HR questions
  • Managing payroll, employee onboarding, recruitment, review processes and general HR systems (ADP and TriNet) Assisting and advising on efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion into people programs and processes
  • Maintaining compliant employee handbook, NDA
  • Ensuring compliance with various required trainings (anti-harassment and discrimination)
  • Updating job descriptions and offer letters
  • Acting as an advisor to the executive team and all department heads for sophisticated employment issues to drive high integrity employee relations and conflict resolution strategies
  • Being a safe place for employees to share information
  • Conducting semi-annual climate surveys
  • Driving systems, processes, and cycles of continuous improvement that simplify HR services in the company
  • Leading employee exit interviews and sharing key findings
  • Completing offboarding

THIS IS A GREAT FIT FOR YOU IF:

  • You’re committed to helping create a diverse, inclusive and safe environment/culture for employees and contractors
  • You have a strong aptitude for building trust in relationships and you’re seen as someone who can maintain confidentiality and discretion
  • You have a passion for coaching and development of team members at all levels of the organization and are comfortable being on the front-line of problem solving for HR matters.
  • You deeply understand the “human” side of Human Resources and understand how impactful it is to be empathetic when managing employee relations issues
  • You love the legal and compliance-side of business and are able to leverage resources to ensure handbooks, documents, etc. are compliant and up-to-date at all times
  • You thrive under pressure and look forward to everyday being different
  • You have a passion for HeadCount’s mission, and you want to use your gifts and skills to help make the world a better place

NECESSARY SKILLS

  • 5+ years of HR experience
  • Experience in crafting and deploying HR systems and processes
  • Experience with core HR domains, including performance development, diversity and inclusion, workforce management, people data analysis, compensation and coaching/employee relations
  • Experience influencing and advising senior leaders on sophisticated employment matters
  • Strong project leadership skills
  • College degree + HR certification or similar field
  • Experience with employee relations, performance management, team efficiency, and employee engagement strategies

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] 

  HeadCount provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HeadCount complies with applicable state and local laws.

Salary: range starts at $60,000

Location: New York City

Do you love festivals and also love democracy? Are you passionate about live music and social impact? Then this is the job for you. We are hiring for Partnerships & Events Manager that will manage festival advances and communications, partner and sponsor relations, and on-site festival & large scale event activations to further HeadCount’s mission of registering and mobilizing voters.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advance festivals and manage relationships with key HeadCount partner festivals
  • Maximize festival relationships by adding promotional, fundraising, and artist engagement opportunities
  • Serve as administrative manager for all partnerships and sponsorships documentation 
  • Document meetings and circulate action items to participants
  • Serve as primary contact & relationship manager for select sponsors and partners
  • Execute outbound communication to potential/desired sponsors and partners
  • Represent HeadCount onsite at select festivals 
  • Manage various “Participation Row” and other on-site tour & festival activations 
  • Manage partnership team interns and festival coordinators
 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-5 years working at, with or in festivals, tours or mobile marketing 
  • Comfortable managing teams of volunteers (routinely 10+ people) and onsite activations at festivals and concerts
  • Passion for voter registration, participation in democracy, live music and creative brand partnership experiences 
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) 
  • Highly analytical thinker 
  • High emotional intelligence & a great relationship builder 
  • Highly driven and results-oriented work ethic
 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to exchange accurate information, detect/identify documents and the information contained in them, move between areas in and out of the office to complete their role. The employee may need to move various equipment including computers to their work location. 

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] 

  HeadCount provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HeadCount complies with applicable state and local laws.
HeadCount’s Field and Community Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for New York City-based students to run voter registration and turnout drives. Ideal candidates should have experience in community organizing, voter participation and advocating for social justice. Prior experience in voter registration, Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts, community engagement and digital outreach are a plus. The Fellow will assist in the execution of HeadCount’s field campaign by conducting outreach to NYC-based community events and organizations and then staging on-the-ground voter registration drives.   EXPECTATIONS:
  • Commit to 20 hours/week for a four-month (semester) period

  • Set up voter registration drives at HeadCount NYC-based community events and support HeadCount’s overall community engagement efforts

    • Will entail multiple events per week after initial training

    • Research and identify voter registration opportunities and reach out to event organizers to offer our services

    • Liaise with HeadCount’s coalition partners and other organizations to set up and manage events, coordinate volunteers, share best practices

    • Lead trainings and engage coalition partners as needed

  • Lead voter registration drives at events, sometimes with support of volunteers and sometimes individually

  • Work with HeadCount staff to document best practices for community engagement

  • Consult with HeadCount team on communications, branding and messaging

  GOALS:
  • Field and Community Fellows will gain critical in-person and digital outreach experience in a fast-paced environment.

  • The Fellow, with guidance from HeadCount’s Field Director, will help strengthen relationships with HeadCount’s community partners and establish best practices for outreach and engagement.

  • Help young and diverse audiences engage in the democratic process

  COMPENSATION: 
  • $20 per hour
  • Fellows must submit a summary of their hours worked at the conclusion of every week and provide detailed reports of their experiences in the field
 

Please email a brief cover letter and resume under the subject line "Field Fellowship" to [email protected].

HeadCount is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to embracing diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We celebrate all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, and know that we are better together. In addition to federal law requirements, HeadCount complies with applicable state and local laws.

Salary: $85,000-$95,000

Location: New York, NY; some remote from home days allowed/encouraged

HeadCount seeks a savvy nonprofit professional who is solutions-focused and passionate about operational efficiency to join the team as Deputy Director. This new position will lead all finance, business management, office administration, and daily operational functions. Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in budget development, financial planning and analysis, information technology and administrative operations in a non-profit setting. The Deputy Director will work closely with HeadCount’s Executive Director and will supervise the Administrative and Finance Manager.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the organization’s finances, legal compliance, data security, insurance, risk management, and general administration

  • Oversee risk management and legal activities: letters of agreement, contracts, leases and other legal documents and agreements as needed

  • Oversee office management and related administrative functions ensuring smooth daily operations of physical space, equipment, procurement and staffing

  • Manage organizational budgeting and finance (working with a controller): budget reconciliation, audit, and financial analysis

  • Develop and document internal procedures and operations to bring consistency across the organization

  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal legal requirements

  • Streamline internal operations including reporting structures, team goals, daily standup meetings, and organizing of staff calls

  • Assist with new project development

 

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

  • 5 years in non-profit operations, finance or administration.

  • Demonstrated experience in budget development, financial planning and analysis, information technology and administrative operations.

  • Experience with QuickBooks and budgeting

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with an ability to work well with peers and staff

  • Exhibits good-judgment and quick-thinking with a results-oriented approach to work and management

  • Appreciation and understanding of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Strategic problem-solving approach

  • Comfortable and able to thrive in a “start-up,” creative and changing environment

  • Successful working in a group as well as independently

  • Ability to work in a nonpartisan environment without a political agenda

  • Passion and appreciation for the mission of HeadCount

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in non-profit management preferred.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to exchange accurate information, detect/identify documents and the information contained in them, move between areas in and out of the office to complete their role and attend off-site events in a professional capacity. The employee may need to move various equipment including a computer to their work location.

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

HeadCount is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to embracing diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices. We celebrate all cultures, backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, and know that we are better together. In addition to federal law requirements, HeadCount complies with applicable state and local laws.

Internships

Students with an interest in politics, music or grassroots organizing can channel their passions by interning with HeadCount. This is an opportunity to get invaluable hand-on experience and make an important contribution to a dynamic and growing organization. Our interns work side-by-side with seasoned staffers and play an important role from day one. Many of our interns have been offered and accepted full-time position with HeadCount and others have landed jobs within the music industry and at other non-profits.

Responsibilities

  • Attending concerts and registering voters
  • Content creation (blogging, drafting and proofreading documents, social media, creating excel data sheets, research, compiling music playlists)
  • Grassroots and community outreach (volunteer program planning, conference calls)
  • Artist relations (identifying potential artist partners, tracking concert schedules, coordinating events)
  • Voter registration administration (researching election dates and deadlines, routing voter registration forms to election boards, communicating directly with voters)
  • General non-profit management and administration.
College credit is available. Requires a minimum of 15 hours (Fall and Spring) or 30 hours (Summer) per week, during business hours. Our office is located in the Garment District of Manhattan.

Qualifications

  • Student working towards a degree in related field
  • Nonprofit or social activist experience a plus
  • Proficiency required in MS Office programs
  • Excellent attention to detail and proofreading skills required
Please reply with a cover letter and resume (as attached documents) to [email protected] with "Music and Politics Internship" and semester in the subject line. Applications are being accepted for the Summer 2022 internship program until April, 2022. Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line "Music and Politics Internship - Summer 2022". 

Volunteer Positions

Regional coordinators oversee 5 to 8 "Team Leaders." They organize, motivate, recruit, train, and manage individuals spread across a region of the U.S., and serve as the key liaison between HeadCount and our representatives in the field. This is primarily a phone and e-mail-oriented position, but we encourage Regional Coordinators to join us at festivals and occasionally travel to other cities to train new Team Leaders. This position requires people who are proactive, thorough and enjoy leading others. This is considered a volunteer position, but Regional Coordinators are eligible for a yearly performance-based stipend of up to $1,000.  

Requirements

  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Strong work ethic, maturity and sense of accountability
  • About 4 to 8 hours per week of availability for phone and email communication
  • Being self-motivated and thorough
  • Passion for voter engagement and
  • Relevant leadership experience
To apply, please register as a volunteer by clicking HERE and be sure to check off that you are interested in a leadership position. In addition, email a brief cover letter and resume under the subject line “Regional Coordinator” to [email protected].   Share this listing directly via this URL: https://www.headcount.org/job/regional-coordinator/
HeadCount is adding Team Leaders all across the country. Team Leaders are the heart and soul of HeadCount and are the people most responsible for registering thousands of voters at concerts, festivals, and community events. They represent the organization any time a HeadCount-affiliated artist appears in the team’s metropolitan area. Within their metro, Team Leaders also work with venues, promoters, and community event organizers to identify the best local opportunities to register voters. This means organizing and scheduling teams of volunteers (using HeadCount’s volunteer portal), training new volunteers and managing the process of setting up a voter registration table at an event. It also involves directly interfacing with staff at local concert venues and tour production crews from our affiliated bands. Team Leaders also reach into their community to identify gaps in voter registration access and provide registration services. This could be at high schools, street fairs, or other relevant community events. The goal is for at least 25% of annual activations to come from community events. Team Leaders must be reliable, professional, and good communicators. Most of all, they need to inspire volunteers to work together toward a common goal. If you love music and consider yourself a natural leader, this may be the position for you. This is considered a volunteer position, but Team Leaders are eligible for a yearly performance-based stipend of up to $1,500.  

Requirements

  • Strong work ethic, maturity and sense of accountability
  • Flexible schedule allowing you to be on site at concerts before doors open
  • Natural leadership ability
  • Commitment to following protocol
  • Relevant leadership experience
To apply, please register as a volunteer by clicking HERE and be sure to check off that you are interested in a leadership position. In addition, email a brief cover letter and resume under the subject line "Team Leader" to [email protected]. Share this listing directly via this URL: https://www.headcount.org/job/team-leaders/