Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by Fair Elections Center (Center) to expand our work on student voting issues. We work with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. CVP helps campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.
Campus Vote Project seeks a State Coordinator for Wisconsin. The State Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with managing and strengthening existing relationships with campus administration and faculty leadership and establishing new, lasting relationships with campuses to carry out our goals (stated below). They also supervise “Democracy Fellows,” student positions committed to carrying out democratic engagement programs on their campuses. Democracy Fellows coordinate with administration and faculty, helping organize student voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout activities.
Goals of the Program:
- Engage campuses at an institutional level to help create nonpartisan democratic engagement programs in 2020 that promote voter registration, voter education, voter turnout, and foster student leadership across the entire campus community.
- Provide campus administrators, faculty, and student leaders with accurate nonpartisan information on the voting process and elections through trainings, materials, and one-on-one support.
- Ensure campus administrators, faculty, and student leaders conduct comprehensive voter engagement programs and begin institutionalizing and cultivating a long-term culture of democratic engagement on their campuses.
- Implement CVP’s program with approximately 15 campus partners and 20 Democracy Fellows across Wisconsin.
- Coordinate with CVP’s coalition partners also conducting nonpartisan civic engagement programs on campuses.
- Engage with coalition partners, make CVP materials and resources available to partners, and foster greater administrator/institutional-level engagement of these partners’ programs.
- Complete progress reports highlighting sharable best practices and lessons learned for other institutions and conduct an evaluation of all efforts throughout and at the end of 2020.
- Organize an annual summit to bring together campus partners and facilitate building a statewide network of democratically engaged campuses across the state.
- Access to a car as travel throughout the state will be required.
- History of organizing work either on campuses or with political/issue campaigns.
- Superior communication skills both written and oral.
- Experience engaging diverse constituencies and experience with institutions of higher education a benefit.
- Professionalism: A high level of professionalism is always required when working on behalf of The Center and CVP.
- Self-motivation: Being self-motivated is necessary to successfully fulfill the program goals.
- Leadership: A positive and persuasive leader will thrive in this position and is important for managing Democracy Fellows and working with campus partners.
This position is full time through December 2020. Salary based on experience. Fair Elections Center and CVP are equal opportunity employers and enthusiastically encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.