ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To manage Common Cause programs, including voting and elections in Florida, and work with the national program staff on a variety of organizational and programmatic activities.
• Legislation & Policy Development: Monitor and lobby proposed legislation and rules regarding election administration, voter registration and voting rights.
• Election Administration: Build relationships with Secretary of State’s office and counties and monitor their activities with particular attention on voter list maintenance, voter registration, and election planning.
• Election Protection: Coordinate Common Cause election protection activities for the primary and general elections.
• Coalition: Engage and expand election coalitions, support coalition projects.
• Communications: Assist in media relations.
• Outreach: Engage and educate the public about local, state, and national elections issues at events and meetings organized by Common Cause or partners.
• Staff Management: Manage a field team of 1-3 organizers.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience, education, and technical proficiency:
• 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.
• Commitment to Common Cause objectives.
• Commitment to advancing racial equity through our democracy agenda.
• 7-9 years of experience working on legislative or political campaigns.
• Strong legal and policy development skills.
• Experience working with and managing coalitions.
• Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and work productively to accomplish diverse tasks in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
• Excellent communications skills (written & verbal), including the ability to take complex topics and make them accessible to different audiences.
• Self-starter with the ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
Ideally you have:
• Familiarity with Florida’s political landscape and the state legislative process.
• Knowledge of office software, volunteer management, database management, and financial management.
• Working knowledge of web content management systems and social media tools including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
• Willingness to travel and flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends.
You’ll thrive if you are/have:
• Demonstrated leadership and organizing ability.
• Experience drafting and analyzing legislation, preferably in Florida, and strong skills with policy development and advocacy.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and build alliances among diverse communities and stakeholders, including but not limited to people of color, people of diverse political affiliations, business leaders, young people, and members of the faith community.
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: $85,000 to $100,000; 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 Program Director (FL) 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,