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Multi-State Project Manager

Election Reformers Network
Election Reformers Network
Employment Types:
Part-time, Contractor
Locations:
Remote
Posted on:
04/04/2022

A growing nonpartisan nonprofit working to modernize U.S. democratic institutions against polarization is seeking a half-time consultant to help lead an issue campaign. Election Reformers Network (ERN) is a nonpartisan 501c3 advocacy organization founded in 2017 by election experts with extensive reform experience in the U.S. and overseas. ERN actively supports systemic reforms such as impartial election administration, electoral college reform, and independent redistricting.

POSITION SUMMARY

The specialist will assist our Vice President of Programs in building and maintaining relationships with state-level stakeholders. Key responsibilities will include:

● Preparing analysis of state election administration structures and laws, and of political landscape for reform

● Self-directed communication and coalition-building with election officials, nonprofit organizations, and other actors from across the ideological spectrum;

● Tracking and maintaining relationships across multiple states;

● Clearly communicating and distilling complicated information to interested audiences;

● Scheduling remote conference calls and video calls across multiple time zones;

● Providing input on ERN reports, op-eds and other publications.

This role offers a great opportunity to be a part of the solution to the country’s pressing democracy challenges. ERN is committed to developing election solutions that can gain support from a wide range of political perspectives; for that reason it is essential that the candidate be open-minded, non-dogmatic, and skilled at understanding and working with a wide range of people and perspectives. The specialist will work remotely, most likely on a half-time basis, though the time frame is open to discussion. The specialist will report to the Executive Director (based in Newton, MA) and Vice President of Programs (based in Santa Fe, New Mexico). Salary commensurate with experience.

EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

● Minimum qualifications:

o Bachelor’s degree in public policy, political science, or a related field (Master’s or Law degree preferred)

● The ideal candidate will have at least 8-10 years of experience in one or a combination of the following areas, ideally in one or more swing states:

o Running a trade or nonprofit association;

o Interacting regularly with state legislators in any capacity;

o Direct responsibility for local, state, or federal issue campaigns

● Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-partisan manner;

● Passion for strengthening American democracy, and a commensurate ability to understand different political perspectives and work toward broadly supported solutions;

● Flexibility and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team;

● High level of proficiency with cloud-based file sharing;

● Ability to understand and communicate complicated issues, particularly pertaining to election administration.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume by email to avanderklipp@electionreformers.org. No calls please.

Election Reformers Network is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment. ERN makes consultant decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation, educational status, unemployment status, place of residence or business, source of income, or reproductive health decision making. Additionally, harassment or discrimination based on these characteristics will not be tolerated at ERN. To perform the essential functions of this position, reasonable accommodations are available to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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