Lobbyist/Program Director, Common Cause Delaware; Part-time, Contract

Monday, Nov 14 2016

POSITION AVAILABLE: Lobbyist/Program Director-Position located in Delaware; Part-time, Contract

REPORTS TO: Director for State Operations     

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This is a part-time position for a Lobbyist/Program Director who is responsible for developing and executing Common Cause Delaware (CCDE) programs, legislative agenda and events. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: In coordination with the CCDE Board, the Lobbyist/Program Director  will organize and lobby for good government objectives including redistricting, lobbying, election and campaign finance reforms; generate position papers, research, testimony, and press releases in support of Common Cause’s legislative agenda; serve as spokesperson with the media and represent Common Cause at public events; develop and expand partnerships with other appropriate public policy organizations to work on common issues; assist with fundraising through outreach to major donors, foundations, and event-planning (including annual dinner); work with the Common Cause Board to establish meeting agendas and opportunities for the Board to work on projects to achieve the agency’s objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS: Commitment to Common Cause objectives; demonstrated leadership and organizing ability; excellent written and verbal communication skills; fundraising experience desirable but not required; administrative and organizational skills including the ability to set priorities and work productively to accomplish a diversity of tasks; strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft applications; experience with non-profit organizations and working with non-profits Boards; a self-starter who works well with people. Candidate must have a car and must be able to work evenings. Lobbyist/Program Director will also serve as a liaison with national Common Cause in nationally coordinated campaigns. Working knowledge of social media-i.e., Facebook and Twitter                   

TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include LOBBYIST/PROGRAM DIRECTOR - DELAWARE in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546.  No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.

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