SALARY RANGE $3,600-$4,000 monthly. This is a term-limited position through the end of November 2020.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Working in coordination with local partners and the Assistant Director, the Election Protection Coordinator will help conduct Common Cause’s election protection work in Massachusetts. The coordinator will represent Common Cause in local election protection coalitions, work directly with election officials 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 2020 elections.
- Represent Common Cause and coordinate with other Election Protection coalition partners, as required.
- Engage the coalition of organizations working together in 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 and train volunteers to serve as non-partisan volunteers, assisting voters and reporting problems.
- Work with local allies to develop organizational communications and supervisory structure for early vote and Election Day operations.
- Be a contact for, and coordinate volunteers from the general public referred by partner organizations.
- Schedule and engage teams of volunteers in Election Day activities, providing command center and field support for poll monitoring teams and captains.
- Organize and conduct virtual volunteer trainings.
- Assist with drafting post-election report to memorialize best practices, evaluate program and recommend improvements for future Election Protection efforts.
- 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 Massachusetts.
- Spanish language skills desired, but not necessary.
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 commensurate with experience, generous benefits and paid vacation. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Common Cause strongly encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply. Legal work authorization required.
TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements(optional) to Director of Human Resources at email@example.com and include ELECTION PROTECTION COORDINATOR- MASSACHUSETTS in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
ABOUT US: 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.