Start Date: Immediate
Reports to: Executive Director (OH)
This is a Temporary role.
Essential Functions: Working with the Executive Director and relevant coalition partners, establish and coordinate a strategic hub in Ohio in 2022 to ensure coordinated preparation for and response to the unique and critical threats to election administration, to vote counting and certification that a major election crisis could pose.
- Coordinate a “steering committee” of state-based democracy advocates/leaders, which will guide strategic planning concerning election emergencies, and work together to direct resources and assets.
- Conduct research on potential Ohio election crises, including voter suppression tactics, post-election challenges, partisan bad actors, and/or other efforts to undermine lawful election outcomes.
- Work with Common Cause staff to connect state and local advocates to national experts, resources, and capacity.
- Work with Common Cause staff, state and national experts and coalition partners to undertake scenario planning/tabletop exercises to prepare for critical election emergencies.
- Co-develop training materials and advocacy toolkits.
- Build and nurture relationships with community partners, non-traditional partners, national partners, and others.
- 3-5 years’ work experience.
- Ability to set priorities and accomplish a broad range of tasks.
- Flexible, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple competing priorities.
- Self-starter who works well with people.
- Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills and the ability to motivate people to act.
- Ability to work independently, initiate projects, and work with minimal supervision.
- Excellent communication and writing skills.
- Experience working with many kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias.
- Must be willing to travel around the state, including some nights and weekends.
- Working knowledge of Social Media tools, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Experience with political advocacy, political organizing, and/or Ohio or national politics.
- Experience with coalition management.
- Higher education is preferred, but not required.
Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000, plus generous benefits package.
This position is classified as temporary and as such is not included in the union-represented bargaining unit.
To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and include Elections Outreach and Planning Manager (OH) 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 accommodation will be provided when required by law.
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.
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 1.5 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.