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Research and Program Associate

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Democracy North Carolina
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Morrisville, NC

Democracy North Carolina


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Published 6 days ago

April 1, 2021
March 18, 2021
$44,000 - $52,000Hiring salary will be based on experience

Position Overview

The Research and Program Associate is a full-time position that supports Democracy NC’s efforts to advance structural democracy reform and mitigate harm from voting restrictions through legislative, administrative, and legal channels. The Research and Program Associate will help develop and carry out the organization’s long-term reform agenda by supporting our election-year programmatic work at a logistical level and supporting key local advocacy programming.


The Research and Program Associate reports to the Advocacy Director. As needed, the Research and Program Associate will also support specific projects led by the Research Manager and Advocacy Manager who support our research, policy analysis, election protection programming, and advocacy work. This position is currently remote but is based in the organization’s Morrisville office.


Responsibilities

Non-Election Year Focus

●    Support our interdepartmental county board of election programming, including: Early Voting Advocacy, County Board of Elections Monitoring, and Canvass Monitoring:

○    Conduct research and analyze data,

○    Provide strategic guidance, policy, and advocacy support,

○    Assist with trainings and material development, and

○    Participate in internal working groups devoted to election-related programs, as needed.

●    Support Campaign Finance research and policy advocacy:

○    Engage in data collection and analysis,

○    Participate in collaborative work planning processes with partner organizations, and

○    Assist with training and materials development, as needed.

●    Support Research & Data, as needed in the following areas:

○    Internal and external data requests, and

○    Redistricting data support.

●    Support Advocacy Team’s Summer Fellow program, including creation of projects to support local advocacy initiatives.


Major Election Year Focus: Election Protection

●    Poll Monitoring/Vote Protector Program:

○    Recruit a diverse volunteer base for our Vote Protector Program, ensuring coverage across North Carolina.

○    Conduct multiple poll monitoring trainings in various regions across North Carolina. 

○    Provide administrative and logistical support for the recruitment, training, and placement of poll monitors across North Carolina.

○    Supervise the distribution of poll monitoring materials to volunteers across the state, assignment of precincts to poll monitors, and return of materials to drop-off sites.

○    Respond in a timely way to questions about our poll monitor program from volunteers and other community stakeholders.

○    In coordination with communications and digital teams, assist with public education and communications tasks related to Voter Protection work.

○    Work collaboratively with other Democracy NC staff, coalition partners, and contractors to implement the core components of our Vote Protector Program.

○    Coordinate a regranting program (Adopt A County) to maximize coverage and support underserved communities.

○    Conduct program evaluation post-election.

●    Additional Election Protection Support:

○    Support the Election Protection hotline during Early Voting and on Election Day, as directed by the Advocacy Program Manager.

○    Assist with post-election reporting, both internal and external, as directed by the Advocacy Program Manager.


Required Skills:

●    Ability to execute a logistically heavy statewide program with multiple components, paying close attention to details.

●    Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including conducting trainings for large and diverse audiences.

●    Ability to work across multiple departments and collaborate in a virtual environment.

●    Willingness and ability to learn new technology quickly.

●    Sharp, strategic thinker.

●    Reliable and quick at data entry. 

●    Comfortable in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.


Qualifications:

●    Some familiarity with or a strong interest in North Carolina elections law and procedures and democracy issues.

●    At least 1-2 years’ experience in advocacy or grassroots organizing efforts.

●    Strong project management and coordination skills, including close attention to detail.

●    Demonstrated commitment to racial justice and anti-racism, to North Carolina, and the South.

Position Overview

The Research and Program Associate is a full-time position that supports Democracy NC’s efforts to advance structural democracy reform and mitigate harm from voting restrictions through legislative…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

Benefits include company paid medical, dental, vision, life, ADD; paid holidays and PTO; and opportunity to participate in company retirement plans.

Benefits include company paid medical, dental, vision, life, ADD; paid holidays and PTO; and opportunity to participate in company retirement plans.

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Spanish is a plus

English, Spanish is a plus

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Morrisville, NC

How to Apply

●    Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@democracync.org. Position will remain open until filled.

●    Subject line should read “Research and Program Associate” coupled with your name. No phone calls please.

●    Send a cover letter and resume to jobs@democracync.org. Position will remain open until filled.

●    Subject line should read “Research and Program Associate” coupled with your name. No…

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