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OBJECTIVE

Work in collaboration with the Executive Director and Common Cause New Mexico contractors and staff in a multifaceted role. Primary functions include day-to-day operations, drafting grant proposals, tracking grant agreements, grant reports, develop strategy and management and execution of all aspects of Common Cause New Mexico’s policy with state staff including Judicial Independence, ethics, public financing programs and campaign finance reforms. Position offers significant opportunity to expand the reach and influence of the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Grassroots/Grasstops Organizing
• Develop and execute a strategy for civic and community engagement in politically and culturally diverse communities around the organization’s issues.
• Meet directly with key state and national member groups, reaching out to all members and affiliates active in the region.
• Working with the Executive Director to assist in the development of an organizing plan, attend coalition meetings, speak to community groups, and increase grassroots activism.
• Build grassroots support for reforms by mobilizing members and the public through direct outreach, including planning and implementing outreach activities.
• Liaise with those partner organizations to get their members involved in campaign activities (e.g. town halls, house parties, door knocking, phone banks, etc.).
• Build and foster new and existing relationships with partners to ensure efficiency and consistency within community organizing strategies. (Supporting and building relationships with key partners is crucial to community building, but so is looking for new voices to be brought to the table).

Fundraising
• Contribute written progress reports regularly to the Common Cause New Mexico Advisory Board.
• Assist Executive Director and Associate Director to manage and draft grant proposals, reports, manage grant cycle deadlines.

Communications
• Assist CCNM with communications in writing action alerts, printed newsletters, solicitations and acknowledgements.
• Guide digital media campaigns and message framing with CCNM contractors and community partners.
• Coordinate policy talking points for community partners and CCNM staff.

Lobbying
• Assist with lobbying at the state and municipal levels.
• Work with CCNM staff to coordinate events to educate the public and decision-makers about Judicial Independence, democracy issues and CCNM.
• Recruit volunteers and develop community leaders to support CCNM core campaigns and the organization.
• This position may also require that the applicant make occasional media appearances.

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience, education and technical proficiency:
• 4-7 years’ experience in policy or electoral campaigns.
• Have familiarity with the legislative and judicial process in New Mexico.
• Mastery of office technology, including social media, is a must.

Ideally, you’ll have:
• A demonstrated commitment to Common Cause’s mission of an open, accountable, and ethical government for New Mexico.
• A demonstrated ability to engage citizens at the grassroots level, speak and write compellingly about policy issues, and implement a campaign plan.
• Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, including the experience in working 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.

You’ll thrive if you:
• Have superior organizational skills and be able to execute multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Are willing to travel and have the flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
• Are a self-starter with an ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment with competing priorities – this position involves significant contact with members, key stakeholders, and volunteers.

SALARY: $60,000 – $65,000 annually, plus a generous and competitive benefits package.

TO APPLY: Please submit resume and cover letter to the Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include “Campaign Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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EQUITY AND INCLUSION:  Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believe strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce, and strongly encourage those from historically under-served, underrepresented or marginalized communities to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

About us: Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and the Common Cause Education Fund (501(c )(3) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice. Must be authorized to work in the United States. 

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