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The Election Security Program Manager is a position that will work closely with the Director of the Election Security Program and the Voting and Elections team to build strategic campaigns to educate and engage the public, policymakers, and election officials on critical reforms needed to advance accessible, secure, resilient, transparent elections. Specific policy areas will cover, but will not be limited to, best practices governing voting machines, voter check-in systems, voter registration systems, the post-election canvass and post-election audit operations with a special focus on promoting risk-limiting audits. The work will include developing and implementing programs which create trust in the elections process by promoting trusted sources for election information and combatting disinformation through a variety of methods. Additionally, the work may involve implementing strategies to combat misinformation and disinformation about the time, place, and manner of elections as well as our elections process. 



  • Develop original research, reports, blogs, op-eds, website content, one-pagers, social media and digital campaigns, and other advocacy materials to help educate and mobilize the public on election security issues and other issues related to resilient and transparent elections. 
  • Conduct policy research related to election infrastructure security and funding of state and local election infrastructure. 
  • Assist in drafting advocacy documents and otherwise facilitating participation in public policy proceedings, including state legislative and congressional hearings. 
  • Work with national and state Common Cause staff, as well as other organizations, to help plan and execute campaigns. 

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. 



  • A bachelor’s degree, or six years related work experience. 
  • Strong research skills and ability to grasp complex policy issues. 
  • Strong writing skills and ability to draft complex public policy documents as well as informal updates to colleagues and blogs. 
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks with competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. 
  • Ability to work effectively with and build alliances among diverse communities and stakeholders.
  • Collaborative working style and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 

You’ll thrive if you have: 

  • 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 advancing racial equity through Common Cause issue agenda. 



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: $75,000 – $85,000; plus, a generous benefits package   



Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include Election Security Program Manager in the subject line. 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. This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining negotiations



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 (about the population of New Hampshire) 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, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated. 

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