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The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations, is seeking an organizer with at least 2 years of experience to serve as a National Coordinator to work with the Voting Rights Project (VRP).
The National Coordinator will provide organizing and strategic support to Election Protection -- the nation’s largest, nonpartisan voter protection program. The National Coordinator will be part of a team working with the Election Protection Manager to develop and implement the infrastructure of the Election Protection program including: recruiting and deploying legal and grassroots field volunteers, coordinating the 866-OUR-VOTE Hotline and various call centers, developing tools and materials for grassroots and coalition partners, developing outreach materials, and representing the Lawyers’ Committee at various meetings and events as needed. The National Coordinator will also work with partners and VRP attorneys to develop programs to detect discriminatory voting changes, identify emerging voting problems and develop responses to those problems -- as well as support community organizing efforts in several states to respond to the Shelby County v. Holder Supreme Court decision, which left minority voters without key protections in the Voting Rights Act. The National Coordinator will work with state and local coalitions on voting rights, advocating for election reform and promoting best practices in election administration. The position reports to the VRP Project Co-Directors and the Manager of Election Protection. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Significant travel is required. This position is full-time from August until December 31, 2018, with the possibility of extension.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinate coalition outreach and relationships with national, state and local partners
- Recruit and train legal and grassroots volunteers
- Create and implement programs in states and local jurisdictions
- Represent organization at coalition meetings
- Work with volunteer management and reporting databases
- Support the Election Protection coalition and infrastructure, as assigned.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- At least 2 years’ experience organizing in either political, non-partisan, issue-based or candidate campaigns on the national and/or state level
- Deep commitment to civil rights and racial justice
- Strong initiative and project management skills
- Detail oriented, with strong organizational skills, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks effectively and meet tight deadlines
- Experience working with diverse coalitions and minority communities
- Experience in digital outreach and/or graphic design, strongly preferred.
No calls will be accepted. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The Lawyers’ Committee does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, personal appearance, genetic information, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other status protected under law.
Salary is competitive for a nonprofit legal organization. Benefits will not be provided during this temporary period through December 31, 2018.
Level of Language Proficiency
- Bachelor's degree required
- Ability to speak and write in Spanish, a plus
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to EPNatCoordinator@lawyerscommittee.org.