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LOCATION: Florida

SALARY: $55,000-60,000 per year. This is a term-limited position through December 2020.


The Election Protection State Coordinator will work in coordination with local partners, CCFL state board and state and national staff to lead Common Cause’s election protection work in Florida. The coordinator will represent Common Cause in local election protection coalitions 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coalition Building – Build and expand the coalition of organizations working together on Election Protection. Provide staff support for coalition work and represent Common Cause Florida and coordinate with other Election Protection coalition partners, as required.
  • Grassroots Engagement – Work with national and local allies to recruit and train volunteers to serve as non-partisan volunteers, assisting voters and reporting problems. Schedule and engage teams of volunteers in Election Day activities, providing command center and field support for poll monitoring teams and captains.
  • Media -Use earned and social media to promote election protection resources, correct misinformation, and hold election officials accountable, if necessary. Work with local allies to develop organizational communications and supervisory structure for Vote by Mail, early vote and Election Day operations.
  • Election Official Outreach—Work directly with CCFL Board and staff on outreach to election administrators to resolve issues and problems to make sure voters can participate.
  • Member Engagement—Build support for Common Cause Florida and engage our members in priority campaigns.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  •  Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times

TRAVEL REQUIRED:
Flexibility to work nights and weekends, with some travel within Florida required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5 years’ 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, phone banking, and social media campaigning.
  • Flexibility, creativity, curiosity and a good sense of humor.
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends and travel in Florida.

Please note this job descriptions 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, activities or responsibilities may change at anytime with or without notice.

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 Election Protection State Coordinator- Florida in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

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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