Common Cause seeks a Regional Redistricting and Programs Manager to work with national and state staff and key organizational partners to promote redistricting and democracy reforms across the country. The Regional Redistricting and Programs Manager will be responsible for research, policy analysis, communications, advocacy, litigation, coalition building, and any other activities that promote redistricting reform and the Common Cause agenda.
Policy Research and Analysis
- Work in coordination with the National Redistricting Director and National Redistricting Manager on Supreme Court and state cases, to promote fair redistricting.
- Responsible for supporting and enhancing the efforts of our state organizations and allies in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, to promote redistricting reforms, including reviewing or drafting proposed legislation, ballot measures, educational and research materials.
- Collaborate with key state and national organizational leaders to develop shared strategies to advance redistricting, voting, and other Common Cause reforms.
- Coordinate national meetings to showcase areas for collaborative and successful redistricting reforms.
- Work on broad democracy policy issues as needed, including redistricting, voting rights, campaign finance reform, ethics, and census, among others.
Program and Organizational
- Assist state staff and allies at the local level to develop effective, winnable policy reforms and advocate for their passage and implementation.
- Provide advice and support for Common Cause state redistricting work, including helping with education, outreach and communications support; and facilitating meetings.
- Work in coordination with national and state teams to develop and implement grassroots organizing strategies with Common Cause members and to build support for the Common Cause agenda.
- Work to build and participate in effective and diverse political and civic coalitions.
- Serve as Common Cause’s spokesperson and communicate with the public and members across the state, through the media, social media, and other channels.
- Commitment to advancing the Common Cause agenda and mission, including nonpartisanship.
- Demonstrated leadership and organizing ability.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Entrepreneurial spirit with a desire to build upon current assets to expand a strong state operation.
- Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with volunteer boards, staff, including state and national staff, and members.
- Organizational leadership experience. Seven or more years management experience, including nonprofit organizations, preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, including the ability to work effectively with those belonging to groups of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, age and socioeconomic status.
- Familiarity with broad democracy policies and the state legislative process. Experience working on redistricting and voting rights issues is a plus.
- Demonstrated experience working with the traditional and new media.
- Commitment to advancing racial equity through our democracy agenda.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and build alliances among diverse communities and stakeholders, including but not limited to people of color, people of diverse political affiliations, business leaders, young people, and members of the faith community.
- Willingness to travel and flexibility occasionally to work evenings and weekends.
- This position will be based in the Mid-Atlantic region, ideally in Harrisburg, PA.
TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter detailing your interest in working for Common Cause to Director of Human Resources at email@example.com and include Regional Redistricting and Programs Manager and your name in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Resumes will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled; priority consideration will be given to full applications received by April 23, 2018.
ABOUT US: Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to restoring core values of American Democracy, reinventing an open, honest, and accountable government that works for the public interest, and empowering ordinary people to make their voices heard.
Founded 48 years ago, Common Cause has 1.1 million members and supporters, and chapters in 30 states around the country. At the national and state level, Common Cause is actively engaged in defending and advancing the core values of our democracy, which include politics not dominated by money, full access to voting and fair elections, economic opportunity for all, an ethical and accountable government, and an open and democratic media. More information can be found at: www.commoncause.org.
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.