Voting Rights Advocate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Compensation Package that is competitive with other non-profits: The hiring range is $18 – $28/hour depending on years of experience. This is an hourly/non-exempt position.

Published

09/26/2018

Application Deadline

10/15/2018

Address

3724 National Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh
North Carolina
27612
United States

Description

Agency Description: Disability Rights North Carolina (DRNC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is the only organization that provides free legal advocacy services to people with all types of disabilities, of all ages, throughout North Carolina. We are NC’s designated Protection and Advocacy agency and recognized leader in advancing disability rights, with a strong staff and supportive, dynamic work environment. Learn more at www.DisabilityRightsNC.org


Job Description: The Voting Rights Advocate works with DRNC staff and key partners to plan, coordinate and implement statewide efforts aimed at maximizing voter engagement among people with disabilities, focusing on underserved communities. The Voting Rights Advocate is responsible for conducting non-partisan trainings to educate people with disabilities and other stakeholders about the voting rights of people with disabilities; participating in efforts to register and engage voters with disabilities; and engaging in advocacy efforts to ensure that the voting process and systems are accessible to people with disabilities.

 

Job Duties include:  

·        Plan and implement, with supervision and assistance from other staff, ongoing voter outreach and registration in the disability community.

·        Stay up to date with state and federal statutes, regulations and policies governing voting rights of people with disabilities.

·        Monitor developments affecting the voting rights of people with disabilities.

·        Collaborate with co-workers about trends, issues and agency activities.

·        Communicate effectively and professionally with organizations, government entities, and the public on voting rights.

·        Register people with disabilities to vote, and train others to do so.

·        Track and report work activities, including the number of trainings, and people with disabilities trained and/or registered.

·        Serve as a visible spokesperson and advocate for Disability Rights NC’s mission and programs throughout the state.

·        Other related job duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:  

·        Experience in voter engagement, electoral campaigns, issue campaigns and/or disability rights.

·        Direct experience with/general knowledge regarding services and issues affecting individuals with disabilities.

·        Proficiency in using computers for word processing, data collection and communication.

·        Effective oral and written communication skills.

·        Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.

·        Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

·        Bachelor’s degree preferred.

·        Spanish and/or ASL language skills a plus


Essential Functions (with or without accommodations):  

1.   Ability to travel including overnight.

2.   Ability to occasionally work long hours and/or weekends.  

3.   Ability to interact with people with disabilities.  

4.   Ability to communicate effectively.  

5.   Ability to research complex issues.  

6.   Ability to input and access data in the agency’s database.  

 

 

Disability Rights NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment with regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. Individuals who increase the diversity of our team are encouraged to apply. We participate in E-verify.

 

 

Benefits

Disability Rights NC offers excellent benefits which include 100% employer-paid health, dental, vision, life and disability as well as generous paid time off and retirement plan with an employer match.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

resumes.hr@disabilityrightsnc.org
http://www.disabilityrightsnc.org

Send a detailed letter of interest explaining your qualifications and interest in the position and resume to resumes.hr@disabilityrightsnc.org. Include Voting Rights Advocate in the subject line of the email. No phone calls please.

 

Closing Date: October 15, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.   


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