ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Texas is the hardest state in which to vote. Our Election Protection work aims to help Texans navigate the systemic obstacles designed to make voting harder than it should be. We’re seeking an Election Protection Coordinator who will assist with all aspects of our Election Protection program, particularly with the recruitment, training, and supervision of volunteer poll monitors.
This is a temporary, staff position with benefits ending on December 15, 2022
- Volunteer Recruitment and Supervision: 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, deploy, and engage volunteer poll monitors, then train and supervise them.
- Data Management: You’ll spend a great deal of time managing and working with data. Gathering info on poll sites across Texas, prioritizing geographies and poll sites based on various metrics, and assigning volunteers to poll sites.
- Logistics Coordination: You’ll manage a system to ensure our thousands of Election Protection volunteers have the materials and resources they need to successfully defend the right to vote.
- Facilitate Trainings: You’ll assist the Common Cause Texas team in developing training materials, schedule trainings, and conduct trainings both virtually and in-person.
- Outreach & Engagement: In close coordination with the CCTX team and our partners, you’ll engage with key stakeholders across Texas to raise awareness of our program, and work with them as needed to resolve issues and problems.
- 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 with coordinating volunteers.
- Proficient with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets.
- Familiarity with online advocacy/organizing tools.
- Flexibility, creativity, curiosity, and a good sense of humor.
- Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed.
- 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.
- Ability to read, write and speak a language other than English is preferred, but not required.
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: $50,000-$55,000; plus, a generous benefits package
TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at email@example.com and include Election Protection Organizer (TX) in 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. This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining negotiations
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 (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.