Details: $25.00/hour. Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
1825 K Street Northwest
District of Columbia
Fair Elections Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan election reform and advocacy organization based in Washington, DC and established in 2017 to continue the work of the Fair Elections Legal Network (founded in 2006). Our mission is to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies through legislative, legal and administrative reform, litigation, and technical assistance.
Fair Elections Center seeks a thorough and persistent short-term researcher with an interest in civic engagement to work on a new and innovative program aimed at expanding voter opportunity and engagement through expanding and improving the services provided to voters by poll workers. The project will focus on a variety of tools and methods to improve and innovate around poll worker recruitment.
Qualifications. Excellent research and communication skills, including over the phone, are required. The ideal candidate will have strong research skills as well as be comfortable communicating with local election officials regarding policies and practices. Some knowledge of election administration and voting rights is preferred. Civic engagement or local government experience is a plus. Applicants should have a strong commitment to the organization’s mission, strong attention to detail, and a good sense of humor.
Duties and Responsibilities. Primary responsibilities include:
1. Work as part of Fair Elections Center team to develop and expand the number of bilingual, technologically savvy poll workers working on Election Day;
2. Research policies and practices relevant to recruitment and employment of poll workers across all counties in target states to develop and expand information on WorkElections.com, an innovative online tool used to promote and improve access to poll-working;
3. Conduct outreach, including over the phone, to numerous local election officials to collect information necessary for the operation and development of WorkElections.com;
4. Provide research to support written communications and related material geared to engaging the interest of businesses and other organizations around encouraging employees and constituents to serve as poll workers;
5. Input information into technological platforms necessary for website functionality.
Minimum Education Required