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Election Protection Coordinator- Pittsburgh

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Common Cause Education Fund | Pittsburgh, PA
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Common Cause Education Fund


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Published 22 days ago

April 1, 2020
March 5, 2020
Pay is $5000 per month.

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

Working in coordination with local partners, the Election Protection Coordinator will lead Common Cause’s election protection work in Pittsburgh. The coordinator will represent Common Cause in local election protection coalitions, work directly with election officials and the media to resolve problems that could keep eligible voters from participating, and be responsible for recruiting, training, assigning and supervising Common Cause members and other volunteers to participate in voter protection activities for the presidential preference primary. This is a contract position through April 2020 with the possibility of extension through December 2020.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

At least 2 years' experience in community organizing and/or political campaigns.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Under the direction of the executive director and policy advocate, engage with election administrators about election plans and work to resolve issues and problems.
  • Represent Common Cause and coordinate with other Election Protection coalition partners, as required.
  • Expand the coalition of organizations working together on Election Protection.
  • Use social media to promote election protection resources, correct misinformation, and hold election officials accountable, if necessary.
  • Work with national and local allies to recruit volunteers to serve as non-partisan volunteer poll monitors, assisting voters and reporting problems at polling places.
  • Work with local allies to develop organizational communications and supervisory structure for early vote and Election Day operations.
  • Be the primary contact for, and coordinate, volunteers from the general public referred by partner organizations.
  • Schedule and deploy teams of volunteers for early vote and on Election Day, providing command center and field support for poll monitoring teams and captains.
  • Organize and conduct volunteer training throughout the state.
  • Draft post-election report to memorialize best practices, evaluate program and recommend improvements for future Election Protection efforts.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

• Ability to build and cultivate relationships with people and organizations of various orientations and backgrounds.

• Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills and the ability to motivate people to act.

• 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.

• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

• Capable of juggling multiple priorities simultaneously.

• Demonstrated ability for clear, concise and persuasive writing.

• Ability to work independently, initiate projects and work with minimal supervision.

• Experience coordinating volunteers.

• Familiarity with, and skill in, online advocacy and social media campaigning.

• Flexibility, creativity, curiosity and a good sense of humor.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• Flexibility to work nights and weekends, with some travel within the state required.

• Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

• Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

WORK AUTHORIZATION/SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

TO APPLY:

Please email your resumecover letter, and salary requirements (optional) to Human Resources: hr@commoncause.org and include Election Protection Coordinator, Pittsburgh and YOUR NAME in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages 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.

SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

Working in coordination with local partners, the Election Protection Coordinator will lead Common Cause’s election protection work in Pittsburgh. The coordinator will represent Common Cause in local election…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Entry level

Level of Language Proficiency

English required. Spanish language skills desired, but not necessary.

English required. Spanish language skills desired, but not necessary.

How to Apply

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements (optional) to Human Resources: hr@commoncause.org and include Election Protection Coordinator, Pittsburgh and YOUR NAME in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Please email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements (optional) to Human Resources: hr@commoncause.org and include Election Protection Coordinator, Pittsburgh and YOUR…

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

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