LOCATION: Phoenix, AZ
SALARY RANGE: $45,000- $50,000 (temporary FT position through Dec 2020).
Working in coordination with local partners, the Election Protection Coordinator will lead Common Cause’s election protection work in Arizona. The coordinator will represent Common Cause in local election protection coalitions, work directly with election officials and the media to resolve problems that could keep eligible voters from participating, and be responsible for recruiting, training, assigning and supervising Common Cause members and other volunteers to participate in voter protection activities for the three 2020 elections (presidential preference, primary, and general elections).
In coordination with national and local partners, engage with election administrators about election plans and work to resolve issues and problems.
- Represent Common Cause and coordinate with other Election Protection coalition partners, as required.
- Expand the coalition of organizations working together on Election Protection.
- Use earned and social media to promote election protection resources, correct misinformation, and hold election officials accountable, if necessary.
- Work with national and local allies to recruit volunteers to serve as non-partisan volunteer poll monitors, assisting voters and reporting problems at polling places.
- Work with local allies to develop organizational communications and supervisory structure for early vote and Election Day operations.
- Be the primary contact for, and coordinate, volunteers from the general public referred by partner organizations.
- Schedule and deploy teams of volunteers for early vote and on Election Day, providing command center and field support for poll monitoring teams and captains.
- Organize and conduct volunteer trainings throughout the state.
- Draft post-election report to memorialize best practices, evaluate program and recommend improvements for future Election Protection efforts.
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Flexibility to work nights and weekends, with some travel within Arizona required.
- At least 5 years experience in community organizing and/or political campaigns.
- Ability to build and cultivate relationships with people and organizations of various orientations and backgrounds.
- Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills and the ability to motivate people to act.
- 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.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Capable of juggling multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Demonstrated ability for clear, concise and persuasive writing.
- Ability to work independently, initiate projects and work with minimal supervision.
- Experience coordinating volunteers.
- Familiarity with, and skill in, online advocacy and social media campaigning.
- Flexibility, creativity, curiosity and a good sense of humor.
- Flexibility to work nights and weekends and travel in Arizona.
- Spanish language skills desired, but not necessary.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Please note this job descriptions 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 anytime with or without notice.
EQUITY & INCLUSION:
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.
Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements (optional) to Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org and include Election Protection Coordinator, Arizona in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.