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Democracy Policy Analyst

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League of Women Voters of New Jersey


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Published 20 days ago

January 25, 2021
January 15, 2021
$50,000 - $55,000

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey (the League), a nonpartisan political nonprofit, works to empower voters and defend democracy. Founded 100 years ago, we make democracy work by protecting voting rights and encouraging robust participation.

With over 30 local chapters throughout the state, the League is a large and powerful volunteer network of grassroots activists.

Position Summary:

The League is seeking a full-time Democracy Policy Analyst to develop, advance, and lead the League’s voting rights and democracy reform initiatives. The Democracy Policy Analyst will spearhead the League’s democracy portfolio, including redistricting reform and public engagement, campaign finance reform, and voting rights policy.

The ideal candidate will have the heart of an organizer and the mind of an analyst, with a deep commitment to protecting and defending democracy. As we build our organizational capacity to promote our mission, we are seeking a self-starter comfortable with diving right into the work. The Policy Analyst will:

  • Build and lead coalitions to modernize New Jersey elections and advocate for voting reforms at the state level. Act as a visionary and advocate for future policy developments that will make New Jersey’s democracy more accessible and inclusive.
  • Lead and grow the League’s Fair Districts New Jersey redistricting campaign, which includes growing the coalition, coordinating and training volunteers, growing public engagement in the redistricting process, and executing strategies for winning reforms.
  • Register as a Governmental Affairs Agent and lobby to pass legislation. This includes writing and giving testimony, lobbying legislators in their district offices, and working with legislative leadership. Track and report efforts as required.
  • Produce educational and advocacy materials, conduct public policy research, and produce policy reports.
  •  Track legislation, monitor media, and evaluate social support for issues via digital and traditional media.
  • The League of Women Voters of New Jersey is a multi-policy advocacy organization. While the Democracy Policy Analyst will lead the democracy policy work, he/she/they will also be asked to support additional public policy issue campaigns including, immigrant rights, fiscal policy, education, environmental, reproductive rights, etc.

Experiences and Skills Preferred

2-3 years advocacy, policy, or organizing experience preferred. Expectations include ability to organize volunteers and mobilize public engagement, build coalitions, and develop and advance public policy.

Strong writing and public speaking skills, including comfort with speaking with the media.

Experience creating effective communications to win advocacy campaigns and organize engagement a plus.

Knowledge of online advocacy tools and comfort with various technological platforms to engage with audiences, including EveryAction, Voter Activation Network (VAN), Outreach Circle, Canva, Hootsuite, Adobe Creative Suite or similar a plus. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Teams.

Must be able to manage multiple projects and campaigns at once, meet deadlines, work in a team and with minimal supervision. 

The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The League of Women Voters is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace based on equal opportunity. This includes hiring staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identities; and striving for a workplace where true diversity is fostered, and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged. We actively seek and encourage women, minorities, persons with disabilities, immigrants, including DACA recipients and individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.  

The League of Women Voters of New Jersey (the League), a nonpartisan political nonprofit, works to empower voters and defend democracy. Founded 100 years ago, we make democracy work by protecting voting rights and encouraging robust…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits:

●   This is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director.

●   Salary is $50,000 - $55,000.

●   This is a remote position until further notice. In the future, candidates can expect a combination of working from home, working on-site in Trenton, and extensive travel around the state. A typical week might include 2 days in the office, 2 days working from home, and 1 day in the field. Working nights and weekends is common.

●    Benefits include an employer paid health plan (for employee only).

Compensation and Benefits:

●   This is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director.

●   Salary is $50,000 - $55,000.

●   This is a remote position until further notice. In the future…

Location

204 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Jesse Burns at jburns@lwvnj.org

No phone calls please

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Jesse Burns at jburns@lwvnj.org

No phone calls please

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