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Location: Remote (within IL)

Start Date: Immediate

Reports to: Executive Director (IL) 

This is a full-time role.

Essential Functions: The Organizer is responsible for executing all aspects of Common Cause’s member, volunteer, and community outreach efforts, both online and in-person, in Illinois. That includes engaging community partners and our membership to educate them on Common Cause Illinois’s issues, and to encourage participation in Common Cause Illinois programming and events.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead nonpartisan education and outreach activities with the goal of expanding Common Cause Illinois’s reach and membership base across the state.
  • Lead nonpartisan voter education, engagement, and election protection activities.
  • Recruit and train volunteers and host regular volunteer events.
  • Work with Common Cause Illinois’s Advisory Board and staff to plan and conduct member events and meetings.
  • Build and nurture relationships with community partners.
  • Fully utilize social media to promote activities.
  • Perform other duties, including administrative functions, as they are assigned.

Work/Office/Travel Requirements: 

Qualifications:

Experience, education, and technical proficiency:

  • At least two years of experience in organizing, advocacy, project management, or similar fields.
  • Working knowledge of social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working with many kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias.
  • Experience with community and political advocacy and organizing.
  • Demonstrated dedication to Common Cause’s mission of upholding the core values of democracy both nationally and in Illinois.

You’ll thrive if you have/are:

  • Superior organizational skills including the ability to execute several tasks simultaneously.
  • Flexible, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple competing priorities.
  • 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.
  • Must be willing to travel in-state regularly, including some nights and weekends.

Salary Range: $55,000 – $58,000, plus generous benefits package.

Classification:

This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining negotiations.

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to  hr@commoncause.org and include Organizer (IL) 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.

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