Location: Telecommute from anywhere in Texas
Salary Range: $600 per month; this is a contractor position through end of November 2020
Reporting to the Voting Rights Organizer, the Fellows will assist with all aspects of our Election Protection program, particularly with the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteer poll monitors.
- Recruit volunteers to serve as poll monitors during early voting and on Election Day, Prioritizing recruitment of volunteers through a diversity, inclusion, and equity lens
- Train volunteers to serve as nonpartisan volunteer poll monitors, assisting voters and reporting problems at polling places
- Build and nurture relationships with community partners
- Meet with local election administrators and local officials as directed
- Assist in coordinating and identifying community leaders to act as regional field captains
- Assist in generating content for our websites and social media channels
- Organize university and college students around pro-voter reforms including polling locations on campus
- Interview and draft meaningful stories of voters and their experiences. Assist in documenting stories related to voter suppression via interviews or writing up experience.
- Assist in collecting data from county officials
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision for remote work
- Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills, with an ability to motivate people to act
- Flexible, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Self-starter who works well with people
- Experience working with many kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias
- Experience with political or grassroots organizing
- Experience leading and working with students
- Must be able to work from poll opening to poll closing on Election Day November 3, 2020 (7 AM-7 PM)
- Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish or other language is a plus
Election Protection Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,800 over the course of the 8-week fellowship program. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Common Cause strongly encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Please submit a resume and answer the two following questions (no more than one paragraph each) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ELECTION PROTECTION FELLOW in the subject line. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for a start date in early September.
- What makes you interested in this position?
- What is your greatest strength that you will bring to this program?
EQUITY & INCLUSION: Must be authorized to work in the United States. 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. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.
ABOUT COMMON CAUSE:
Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and 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. Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country. More information can be found at www.commoncause.org.
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.
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, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.