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Executive Director

National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers
National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers
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The National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers (NANR) is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Executive Director of the organization.

THE ASSOCIATION The National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers (NANR) is member-led Association dedicated to structural election reforms in the public interest. We provide support to our member organizations through shared resources, best practices, and regular convenings.

What unites us is being pro-voter, not anti-party. We favor a robust competition of numerous political parties and independents, and a level playing field on which that can occur. Our members have led campaigns for changes that increase electoral competition like Colorado’s more open primary and redistricting reform, Maine’s statewide ranked choice voting initiative, and California’s top-two nonpartisan primary system.

We believe that a more fair and competitive election system will not only strengthen our democracy, but will also improve the responsiveness and credibility of the two major parties. We favor a robust competition of numerous political parties and independents, and a level playing field on which that can occur. In our common pursuit of this right and essential objective, we support the establishment of a formal Association of nonpartisan, reform-oriented organizations and individuals that can facilitate shared resources, establish common objectives, and promote general efforts to provide more choice to voters and better representation to every citizen of the United States regardless of their party affiliation or non-affiliation.

Learn more about the Association:


The Executive Director (ED) reports directly to the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers’ (NANR) Board of Directors. The ED will have tactical and operational responsibility for NANR staff, volunteers, programs, member recruitment, and oversee the effective operational execution of the NANR mission. Current staff and volunteers include a part-time Program Coordinator and volunteer Membership Outreach Director.


LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT: ● Act as the chief executive of NANR with a goal of continuing to establish the organization as a significant leader and respected force in the non-partisan democracy and electoral reform community. ● Work with the Board of Directors to develop and then effectively execute both a yearly and long-term strategic plan for the Association. ● Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve program goals. ● Work with staff, members and Board to help execute a successful year-end, annual NANR summit, as well as other events throughout the year. ● Actively manage, collaborate with and coach NANR staff, volunteers, Board members, committees, partnering organizations, and members, as needed. ● Help develop, maintain, recruit and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex- officio of each committee; seek and build Board involvement with strategic direction of the Association. ● Lead NANR membership development and retention process. ● Seek expanded shared resources, information banks, and other potential member benefits that can assist our members‘ success and that might otherwise not be available or cost prohibitive to an individual member or their reform organization(s). These benefits could include data plans, legal resources, public relations, organizational support, campaign resources, and more.


● Work with the Board to seek opportunities to expand revenue, grant, or other generating activities to support existing program operations and expansion. ● Deepen and refine Association communications, from online presence to external relations, with the goal of creating a stronger brand within key audiences.

PLANNING &NEW BUSINESS: ● Oversee national recruitment and retention of Association members. ● Seek to build new and enhanced partnerships with new and current members, as well as relevant political and community leaders. ● Seek opportunities to demonstrate the Association’s role as a neutral facilitator, convener and thought leader with fellow reformers, the media, and other political influencers.

QUALIFICATIONS: ● Demonstrated, deep commitment to NANR’s mission. ● Proven political campaign, association and/or organizational management leadership and relationship management experience. Such as four or more years experience in political campaigns and/or nonprofit advocacy, and/or direct or indirect involvement in fundraising. ● Ability to work across the political spectrum. ● Ability to help connect leaders and organizations to each other, appropriate resources, and to mediate and forge consensus between differing reform strategies. ● Experience and a network in the nonpartisan electoral reform community. ● Willingness to work campaign hours and travel as needed.

To Apply Submit your cover letter and resume (or CV) to by September 7, 2020.

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