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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To manage Common Cause programs, including voting and elections in Arizona, and work with the national program staff on a variety of organizational and programmatic activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Legislation & Policy Development: Monitor and lobby proposed legislation and rules regarding election administration, voter registration and voting rights.
  • Election Administration: Build relationships with Secretary of State’s office and counties and monitor their activities with particular attention on voter list maintenance, voter registration, and election planning.
  • Election Protection: Coordinate Common Cause election protection activities for the primary and general elections.
  • Coalition: Engage and expand election coalitions, support coalition projects.
  • Communications: Assist in media relations.
  • Outreach: Engage and educate the public about local, state, and national elections issues at events and meetings organized by Common Cause or partners.
  • Management: Manage temporary staff, interns, and full-time staff if any (currently none).

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience, education, and technical proficiency:

  • 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.
  • Commitment to Common Cause objectives.
  • Commitment to advancing racial equity through our democracy agenda.
  • 5-7 years of experience working on legislative or political campaigns.
  • Strong legal and policy development skills.
  • Experience working with and managing coalitions.
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and work productively to accomplish diverse tasks in a fast paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent communications skills (written & verbal), including the ability to take complex topics and make them accessible to different audiences.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work well independently and in a team environment.

Ideally you have:

  • Familiarity with Arizona’s political landscape and the state legislative process.
  • Knowledge of office software, volunteer management, database management, and financial management.
  • Working knowledge of web content management systems and social media tools including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Willingness to travel and flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends.

You’ll thrive if you are/have:

  • Demonstrated leadership and organizing ability.
  • Experience drafting and analyzing legislation, preferably in Florida, and strong skills with policy development and advocacy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and build alliances among diverse communities and stakeholders, including but not limited to people of color, people of diverse political affiliations, business leaders, young people, and members of the faith community.

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: $75,000 – $90,000; plus, a generous benefits package

TO APPLY: Please submit Resume and Cover Letter to Common Cause’s Senior Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include Program Director (AZ) 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.

ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: Founded with 4,000 core members in 1970 to serve as a people’s lobby, Common Cause has grown into a nationwide network of more than 1 million members and supporters, with a presence in 30 states and Washington, D.C.

We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. To be truly of, by, and for the people, government must reflect everyone it serves. We’re all better off when people from all walks of life participate in self-governance. Every American wants and deserves a voice in shaping the future for our families and communities. We believe democracy is how a free society resolves its differences. And to do that well, we must all agree the process is fair, produces equitable outcomes, and reflects our communities, our values, and our priorities. Nobody wins all the time, but if the process is fair, at least we can trust it.

We side with only the people. Working together, we are building a democracy that works for all of us. Every aspect of our elections and representative self-government must be fair, open, accessible, and set-up so we all have faith in the integrity of election outcomes and the people we elect to serve us.

We are solutions oriented. Our network of democracy experts, working at the state and local level across the country, are winning pragmatic, common sense solutions and building a national movement that will make sure our generation secures and strengthens democracy for the next. We work to ensure that every vote counts, that every eligible voter has an equal say, that our elections represent the will of the people, and that our government is of, by, and for the people.

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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