2020 Census Manager

At Washington Nonprofits, we believe in the power of strong nonprofits to strengthen their communities. Our mission is to make sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed. Washington Nonprofits has three main goals: deliver high impact learning opportunities for nonprofits of all sizes, be a voice for nonprofits in public policy, and convene nonprofits in ways that strengthen their impact. We achieve these goals with a strong commitment to equity, inclusion, and respect for regional differences.


Position Summary

The 2020 Census Manager will be responsible for leading and implementing Washington Nonprofits’ 2020 Census activities. These activities will include events with partner organizations, webinars, disseminating information, building relationships with trusted community messengers, and representing Washington Nonprofits in the field. This position is grant-funded and all activities will focus on delivering the items agreed to in our grants. The 2020 Census Manager will report to Washington Nonprofits’ Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. The 2020 Census Manager may manage regional organizers and may occasionally provide task supervision for two MSW student interns.


Key Tasks

Serve as Our Lead Staff Member on the Census

·        Become familiar with all aspects of the Census and staying up to date on current trends and events.

·        Represent Washington Nonprofits at meetings and in conversations with stakeholders, policymakers, funders, and partner groups.

·        Maintain our inventory of Census tools and developing new materials for our Census toolkit.

·        Document activities and metrics for grant reporting.

·        Travel throughout Washington State to events and site visits in urban and rural areas.


Coordinate Nonprofits and Communications

·        Schedule and convening Washington Nonprofits’ Census cohort and facilitating check-ins.

·        Manage communications via email, social media, and our website. We are particularly interested in a communications campaign that encourages Census participation and elevates Census work conducted by nonprofits.

·        Provide technical assistance to nonprofit organizations to support their Census work.

·        Proactively create partnerships between nonprofits and filling in gaps in Census outreach coverage.

·        Curate a photo/video gallery of Census activities conducted by nonprofits.

·        Solicit and implement recommendations from partners about how your position and Washington Nonprofits can best serve them on the Census.

Design and Host In-Person and Online Events

·        Work with partner organizations to develop and implement Census engagement events and/or trainings.

·        Collaborate with Washington Nonprofits staff to develop at least 6 educational webinars about the Census on topics sources from nonprofits.

·        Serve as a trainer for nonprofits and webinar facilitator.

·        Design and administering event evaluations, as well as and gathering feedback from participants.


Other Duties as Needed and Assigned

·        This may include developing new programs with grant funds that become available in late 2019 and 2020. 

·        Potential for out of state travel.

·        Possible participation in grant proposal writing.

Skills and Requirements

·        Experience working within nonprofit organizations, community organizing, and/or campaigning.

·        Experience working with rural communities and/or immigrant communities.

·        Knowledge of the 2020 Census.

·        Commitment to our mission and belief in the value of nonprofits as drivers of social justice, benefits, and change.

·        Ability to articulate why nonprofits are vital to Census outreach and commitment to ensuring a complete, accurate, and fair Census count.

·        Strong verbal/written communication skills, including public speaking and PowerPoint.

·        Strong networking and relationship management skills.

·        Strong comfort using technology, including cloud-based apps and software.

·        Ability to project manage in accordance with grants and contract requirements.

·        Language proficiency in a non-English language. We are particularly interested in applicants with Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, Arabic, Ukrainian, Tagalog, Korean, Marshallese, Punjabi, or any other language(s) spoken by immigrant/refugee communities.

·        Willingness to register as a lobbyist in Washington State, if needed.

·        Access to a car or ability to rent a car as needed for travel, and possesses a valid driver’s license.



Application process: All applicants should apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and completing the online profile at https://app.trinethire.com/companies/17210-washington-nonprofits/jobs/19245-2020-census-manager


We welcome applicants from across Washington state.  Our main office is in Seattle, WA, so local applicants would be expected to work primarily at our office.  This position could be located anywhere in Washington State if the individual has the ability to work remotely from home.                                                          

FLSA Classification:                       Full-time, Temporary, Exempt

Compensation:                              $44,000-$50,000 annual salary, dependent on experience, plus benefits including paid time off and health insurance. 

Position Reports to:                       Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Time commitment:                         Fall 2019 (asap) to approximately May 2020


We will accept and review applications until the position is filled. 


Washington Nonprofits is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive and equitable workplace.  We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. 



Washington Nonprofits Equity Statement 

As part of our commitment to revolutionize nonprofits' place in our state and world, Washington Nonprofits is committed to be a champion and a leader in the quest for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nonprofit sector. For us, this means using a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens in all the work we do, including looking at ourselves as a nonprofit. We know this means constant learning. If we err, we ask for grace and further discussion, so we can hold ourselves accountable to communities of color, rural communities and others who have been marginalized, and can continue learning and being challenged. We welcome the greater discussion, so we can make the strongest decisions for the issues that affect our membership and become a leader in learning and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion for our state’s non-profit organizations. 


For more information about Washington Nonprofits, visit www.washingtonnonprofits.org.

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