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Center for Tech and Civic Life | Chicago, IL
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Center for Tech and Civic Life


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Published 20 days ago

September 21, 2020
July 24, 2020
$45,000 - $50,000

When you think about elections, you might think about popular candidates, “I voted” stickers, and all sorts of paperwork and deadlines. But behind the scenes are thousands of election administrators in state and local governments who are working hard to make sure ballots are counted and voices are heard. 

To serve every community and make democracy work, election administrators need 21st-century tools and training. You can help them get it!

As the CTCL Government Services Communications Associate, you will grow and engage our network of election administrators (what we call ELECTricity) and connect them with resources like CTCL training courses and ElectionTools.org. You’ll work with the Government Services team and report to the Impact and Learning Manager.

Responsibilities

You will:

  • Research: Gather information about U.S. election administration challenges and solutions, especially those that center equity and inclusion
  • Write: Publish election administration success stories in a regular Mailchimp newsletter for an audience of election officials. Draft Wordpress blog posts and social media messaging to promote election administration best practices and CTCL resources.
  • Manage our community: Connect election officials with CTCL, each other, and trusted partners. Help build infrastructure like a customer relationship management (CRM) platform to leverage relationships.

Qualifications

While no candidate will possess every quality, the successful candidate will possess many of the following qualifications and personal attributes. Even if you aren’t sure if you’re qualified but are excited about the position, we encourage you to apply! 

You have:

  • An understanding of CTCL’s mission
  • A proven track record of success
  • Experience using or willingness to learn
  • email platforms like Mailchimp 
  • website platforms like Wordpress
  • basic HTML
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

You are:

  • Able to learn new things quickly and share them with others
  • Enthusiastic about making elections more inclusive and secure 
  • Passionate about helping people solve problems
  • Proactive in getting excellent results
  • Self-motivated, independent worker who’s comfortable with remote management
  • Thoughtful with your time management 

About the Center for Tech and Civic Life

The Center for Tech and Civic Life is a nonprofit that connects Americans with the information they need to become and remain civically engaged, and ensures that our elections are more professional, inclusive, and secure. We do this by providing information the public needs to develop lifelong civic habits and by connecting election officials with tools and training so that they can best serve their communities. 

To date, we’ve published civic datasets that answer the questions “What’s on my ballot?” and “Who represents me?” which have been accessed over 200 million times. And we’ve trained thousands of election officials, serving over 80 million voters, on topics like election website design and cybersecurity best practices. 

The Center for Tech and Civic Life is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage people of all races, colors, religions, national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, branches of military service, and political party affiliations to apply.

When you think about elections, you might think about popular candidates, “I voted” stickers, and all sorts of paperwork and deadlines. But behind the scenes are thousands of election administrators in state and local governments who are…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

  • Vision, dental, & medical insurance
  • Employee allowance
  • Generous paid time off including a multi-week winter break
  • Vision, dental, & medical insurance
  • Employee allowance
  • Generous paid time off including a multi-week winter break

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency

English proficiency

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. 

  1. Complete a short application form.
  2. Email your resume to govservices@techandciviclife.org with the subject line “Communications -- Resume”. Note: You do not need to submit a cover letter.
  3. If you meet our desired criteria, you will have the opportunity to complete a job simulation exercise so you can demonstrate your qualifications and also get a better idea of what the job will be like.
  4. Based on your application and simulation results, an interview and reference check will be conducted to determine if you are the best fit for the position.

Applications will be accepted and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. 

  1. Complete a short application form.
  2. Email your resume to govservices@techandciviclife.org with…

Location

Chicago, IL

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