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Location: Telecommute from anywhere in Texas

Salary Range: $3,750/month; full time contractor position through end of November 2020


OBJECTIVE: Reporting to the Voting Rights Organizer, the Election Protection Coordinators will assist with all aspects of our Election Protection program, particularly with the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteer poll monitors.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Volunteer recruitment: Our volunteer poll monitors are the single most important component of Common Cause’s election protection work. Your role will be to use a variety of tactics to recruit volunteer poll monitors.
  • Conduct trainings: You’ll conduct online Field Captain trainings and assist in preparing them for Election Day
  • Election administration meetings: Under the direction of the executive director and deputy director, you’ll engage with election administrators about election plans, ensure they are aware of our program, and work with them as needed to resolve issues and problems.
  • Story collection: You’ll assist our communications team in gathering stories from voters and volunteers to highlight various aspects of our election protection work
  • Volunteer supervision/Poll monitoring: Once voting begins, you’ll oversee an assigned group of volunteers and conduct checks on assigned poll sites
  • Building power: Via our Let Texas Vote campaign, work to build power around a package of election reforms designed to make it easier for Texans to register and vote.
  • Coalition building: Reach out to organizations across the state to develop collaborative partnerships, strengthen existing partnerships, and build existing coalitions.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability for clear, concise, and persuasive writing.
  • Ability to work independently, initiate projects, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience coordinating volunteers.
  • Familiarity with online advocacy/organizing tools
  • Flexibility, creativity, curiosity, and a good sense of humor.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends.

GENERAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Must maintain a high level of professionalism, honesty, and reliability.
  • Commitment to advancing racial equity and nonpartisanship through our democracy agenda.
  • Commitment to Common Cause’s issues and public interest advocacy with special attention to voting rights and issues.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Higher education is preferred, but not required

EQUITY & INCLUSION: Must be authorized to work in the United States. 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.

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. 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.

Please note this job description 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, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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