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SALARY RANGE: $3,000 – $4,000/ month for 20 hours/week
LOCATION: New York
*This is a contract position*

Common Cause/NY is a founding member and lead strategist for the Let NY Vote coalition. The coalition successfully championed and won nearly a dozen voting rights reforms including making New York the 38th state to have early voting. Starting in November 2019, New York will have nine days of early voting before every election. We are now pivoting to early voting implementation, conceptualizing and executing a turnkey statewide public education campaign, and supporting our partners and activists from Buffalo to Bay Ridge.

We are looking for a part-time, contract Project Manager to supervise and coordinate the logistics of this multi-faceted campaign. We anticipate the contract running from mid-July through mid-November. The position requires a well-organized, detail-oriented self-starter who is calm under pressure and comfortable in a high energy environment; must have the initiative to take on complicated projects and learn new things independently

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Project Manager is our systems expert. You relish instilling order, creating systems, processes and protocols for things and facilitating the work of our team and grassroots activists. We are a small, but busy team that moves quickly. The Project Manager will be responsible for a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:

Project Management (70%)

  • Develop statewide workplan for different phases of the work.
  • Identify and develop key partnerships with local groups in every county. Determine level of support and local needs for early voting materials.
  • Develop and manage production of written materials, creative assets, branded products, and virtual store.
  • Work with Organizer to support local groups during GOTV season (September-November).

Operations (20%)

  • Tracking & managing finances: create and maintain program budget, track program expenses and pay bills, transmit expenses and check back-up to the national office, track and justify credit card use.
  • Website maintenance

Volunteer & intern management (10%)

  • Recruit, train & screen volunteers and interns.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A large part of this job will entail creating and implementing systems in support of this project.

Experience, education and technical proficiency:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least 1-3 years experience in an operations or project management role.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and current social media platforms required.

Ideally you have:

  • Experience working with competing priorities simultaneously and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, initiate projects and work with minimal supervision.

You’ll thrive if you are/have:

  • Love systems and process.
  • Strong organizational skills and pay meticulous attention to detail.
  • Solutions-oriented, dependable, and proactive.
  • Demonstrated ability for clear and concise writing.
  • Proven ability to interact with people from different communities and backgrounds with cultural sensitivity

Nice to have, but not essential:

  • Knowledge of Squarespace and Action Network.
  • Knowledge of state legislative and government processes, reform issues helpful.

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.

TO APPLY:

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements(optional) to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include PROJECT MANAGER – NY VOTES EARLY 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 including New York. More information can be found at: www.commoncause.org and for CCNY at www.commoncause.org/new-york/.

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.

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