Role: Justice & Democracy Coordinator
Start Date: Immediate
Reports to: National Director, Redistricting & Representation
Details: This role is part-time (up to 20 hours/week), and temporary, ideally from early April until late September (please note these dates are flexible).
Essential functions: We are seeking a part-time, temporary coordinator to work with our national Justice & Democracy team to support work on universal suffrage and address prison gerrymandering. The person in this role will learn training and meeting facilitation skills, research schools, policy analysis skills, communication skills, and how to run advocacy campaigns. Individuals with a keen interest in building racial equity into our efforts to make government accountable, transparent, and inclusive are encouraged to apply.
Common Cause is building a universal suffrage campaign to examine and pursue full rights restoration for incarcerated persons. Common Cause is also working state-by-state to address prison gerrymandering, where 1.5 million people are removed from being counted in their home communities, affecting redistricting and political representation. The Justice & Democracy Coordinator will have an opportunity to work on these and related projects.
The coordinator will develop skills to assist staff with a range of activities including:
- Learning how to create communications that support ongoing campaigns.
- Participating and supporting the Prison Gerrymandering Coalition that Common Cause will be co-anchoring.
- Participating and supporting the Universal Suffrage Coalition that Common Cause will be co-anchoring.
- Working with Justice and Democracy team to create resources and trainings that can be provided to local activists, Common Cause staff, and members.
- Developing skills to complete research on democracy and justice topics as needed.
We are looking for someone who is/has:
- Passionate about building race equity into our government and laws
- Self-motivated and able to work independently.
- Skilled at working with coalitions and other groups of stakeholders.
- Skilled in writing, researching.
- Strong listening, communication, and presentation skills.
We would prefer candidates who also have this experience:
- Familiarity with election laws and redistricting.
- Conducting campaign finance research with an equity lens.
- Developing research and training for local community leaders looking to advocate for reforms.
- Supporting meetings of diverse stakeholders and developing an actionable agenda.
Salary: The Justice & Democracy Coordinator will be paid a minimum of $25/hour for up to 20 hours/week.
Classification: This position is classified as temporary and therefore not included in the union-represented collective bargaining unit.
To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com and include Justice & Democracy Coordinator in the subject line.
Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.
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.
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.