ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Work with the voting and elections team to execute the day-to-day operations of Common Cause’s election protection program. Support national and state staff with developing plans, materials, and training programs. This position is a one year position and remote.
- Election Protection Program Management
- Support the day-to-day work of election protection, including supporting team members leading projects such as disinformation, election administration and election integrity programs.
- Support Director in managing the roles and responsibilities of national Election Protection program
- Work with national staff to develop program materials for state field programs
- Staff national election protection working groups including field working group
- Support national hotline infrastructure as needed. Possible roles include managing trainings for hotline volunteers, serving as a captain for the hotline, and/or managing state-specific hotline captains.
State Support for EP Field Programs
- Work with states to develop their volunteer field plans
- Train and support staff and contractors on tech tools for EP, including recruitment and placement of volunteers, targets polling places, and documenting voter experiences
- Support states, as needed, in customizing the training materials
- Manage logistics for ordering and distribution of EP materials
- Help states document their EP programs for funders and other stakeholders
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience, education, and technical proficiency:
- 2-5 years’ experience in policy or electoral campaigns
- Experience leading Election Protection field programs
- Experience managing volunteers and/or interns
- Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and basic social media tools.
Ideal candidate will have:
- Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally competent manner to broker interests and develop shared vision among diverse stakeholders, and to represent organizational interests with sound judgment and professionalism.
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to write clearly, succinctly and persuasively, with an ear for varied audiences and nuanced messaging.
- Excellent interpersonal abilities, with capacity to recruit, motivate, delegate, supervise, and foster teamwork.
You’ll thrive if you have/are:
- A “can do” attitude and exceptional organizational skills, with a strong capacity to manage systems, projects & people.
- 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.
- Superior organizational skills and ability to execute multiple tasks simultaneously.
- 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
- Willingness to travel and flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
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.
SALARY RANGE: $65,000-$75,000; plus, a generous benefits package
TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org and include Election Protection Coordinator the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.
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.
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.