2020 NEVADA CAUCUS JOB OPPORTUNITIES
VOTER PROTECTION DIRECTOR
Weseek a talented Voter Protection Director to ensure that all eligible Nevadans are able to cast their ballot. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Voter Protection Director is a crucial role that will develop, implement, and manage a robust, year-round voter protection program, ensuring free and fair elections in Nevada.
What you’ll do
As our Voter Protection Director, you will have 5 major areas of responsibility:
- Hire and manage a team to execute Voter Protection programs
- Recruit and hire great people to join your team.
- Ensure that team members have clear, ambitious goals and are on track to meet them, troubleshooting where necessary.
- Facilitate communication and collaboration between team members, as well as across teams with other departments.
- Serve as a thought partner for team members, helping them make decisions and solving tough problems.
- Lead strategies to expand access at the state, local, and municipal level
- Work across the state to develop proactive strategies to expand access to voting, including through legislation, executive action, public campaigns, and lobbying county and state-level officials, and considering improvements to voter registration, ballot access, and ballot counting.
- Working with County Liaisons and other partners, collaborate with appropriate parties at every level of government to implement reforms ahead of the 2020 Election.
- Monitor and inform legislation related to voting and elections.
- Identify potential threats to voters and mobilize a coordinated response within the Party, including communications and press.
- Build and sustain strong partnerships with national, state, local, and municipal level officials and organizations
- Build and manage your statewide Voter Protection Committee.
- Supervise the Deputy Director and Organizer in their work to recruit, train, and manage volunteer attorneys to serve as County Liaisons. Support staff and volunteers as they cultivate relationships with local level Elections Officials in counties, proactively advancing access to voting and responding to problems.
- Cultivate relationships with State Elections Officials to advance your priorities and respond to threats to voting.
- Maintain strong relationships with counterparts at the DNC, voting rights organizations, as well as local activists and more.
- Supervise your team’s voter education, outreach, and intervention programs, both year-round and specific to Elections. Working with state party leadership:
- Ensure that the Voter Protection Hotline provides top-quality service to voters year-round by supervising trainings, operations, reporting, and issue resolution. Working with your team, monitor calls to the hotline to identify trends and proactively resolve issues.
- Design and supervise the execution of poll watcher programs for Elections and Caucus, including the prioritization of precincts, assignment of volunteers, trainings, reporting mechanisms, and issue resolution processes.
- Ensure that all communications to voters include timely, relevant, and accurate information about voting and their rights, including the voter protection hotline number. Working with Digital and Communications, develop specific voter protection campaigns to educate voters through digital, paid, and earned media.
- Run the Voter Protection Boiler Room on Election Day and Caucus Day, making sure that voters’ issues are thoroughly documented, resolved where possible, and escalated and aggregated where appropriate.
- Advocate for campaign-initiated practices that expand voting, such as mailing absentee ballot applications directly to voters
- Prepare for and file potential litigation and serve as legal resource for team
- Working with the Party’s Counsel, prepare for potential litigation before, during, and after Election Day, including drafting common filings. Ensure that county liaisons are ready to participate in election day litigation.
- Serve as a statewide resource and point person for questions relating to voter suppression, intimidation, or efforts aimed at disenfranchising voters of Nevada.
Who you are
We are seeking someone who, at their core, is fueled by the satisfaction of fighting for justice. You should be an attorney who doubles as an organizer and political operative, eager to build an army of people who together will create meaningful change. Additionally, you should be or have:
- A seasoned, data-driven organizer and/or political operative: Demonstrated ability to stand up large-scale, diverse volunteer organizations that effectively deliver results by motivating and holding volunteers accountable for their goals. A track record of achieving wins through working with government officials and maneuvering complicated political situations. Adept at using data to inform strategy development, monitor progress to goal, and report on and analyze outcomes, including familiarity with VAN/Votebuilder, LBJ, Excel, and other tools.
- A strategically-minded attorney: Possesses strong legal analysis skills and experience the law to advance the goals of your client. Creative problem-solver who sees opportunity for novel interpretations and challenges to existing, as well as interest and ability to propose new regulations.
- Superb project management skills: Demonstrated excellence in developing and leading the execution of multiple, complex projects simultaneously. Able to spot issues ahead of time, creatively resolve them, and keep the team on track to meet its goals.
- Excellent people manager: Demonstrated ability to lead complex and diverse teams to achieve ambitious results. Can effectively build trust with direct reports, give strong and effective feedback and provide sound advice on problem-solving programmatic challenges.
- Strong lens and judgement on issues of race and equity: Clearly and consistently articulates a sophisticated understanding of racial equity and structural racism as it relates to the work we do and how we operate internally at the Nevada State Democratic Party. Organizes from a racial justice perspective, with emphasis on voter suppression’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
- Commitment to Democratic values.
Follow this link to apply: HERE
Voter Protection Organizer
We seek a talented Voter Protection Organizer to build a strong team of volunteer attorneys and advocates. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Voter Protection Organizer is a crucial role that will ensure every eligible Nevadan is able to cast their ballot in 2020.
What you’ll do
As our Voter Protection Organizer, you will be expected to:
- Recruit a robust team of volunteer attorneys and advocates who will serve as County Liaisons, Poll Watchers, and Voter Protection Hotline team members.
- Assist Voter Protection Director with volunteer training and management.
- Cultivate relationships with community organizations and other allies, including faith organizations, colleges and universities, and local business leaders to recruit volunteers and educate voters.
- Use digital tools to engage new volunteers, educate voters, and highlight our work on the ground.
- Report timely and accurate data to the Voter Protection Director.
Who you are
We’re seeking a detail-oriented do-er that can handle a high volume of work with a problem-solving spirit of yes. Additionally, our ideal candidate will identify as:
- A highly organized, data-driven leader. The ideal candidate can juggle competing priorities in a changing environment without dropping balls. They have demonstrated experience in managing volunteers, planning and executing events, and moving projects forward. They are comfortable using data to inform decision-making strategy, appreciate the importance of reporting clean and accurate data, and possess a strong attention to detail.
- Strong cross-team collaborator. The ideal candidate communicates with stakeholders early and often, closes the loop quickly on outstanding issues, and manages up and across to their colleagues, manager, and other team leaders.
- Strong situational communicator, skilled at building bridges across lines of difference. The ideal candidate carefully adapts their written and verbal communications to meet the needs and preferences of a diverse group of stakeholders. They carefully craft tailored messages to each of the audiences they mobilize to action.
- Self-starter who is highly skilled at managing up. The ideal candidate knows how to leverage limited manager or leader time to get the information needed to move decisions, and the work, forward.
- Committed to Democratic values.
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Organizers will be responsible for various tasks focused on community engagement and capacity building. Organizers should be high energy, outgoing, enthusiastic, and willing to work long hours.Candidates with experience building coalitions among diverse groups of people and experience holding volunteers accountable are preferred. Organizers report directly to a Deputy Organizing Director.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Including, but not limited to:
- Recruit, train and manage fellows and volunteers to execute phone banking and door knocking
- Plan and manage direct voter contact events and volunteer trainings
- Strategically organize communities to recruit and train first time caucus goers and precinct captains
- Amplify message, recruit volunteers and create online communities of volunteers
- Help create a program that reflects assigned turf or region
Required Skills & Background
- Exceptionally well organized with the ability to meet strict deadlines
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds
- Disciplined and solution-oriented approach to all tasks
- Must have access to a vehicle and a cell phone
- Commitment to volunteer training and increasing participation in the 2020 Caucus
Preferred Background & Experience
- Previous campaign experience
- Proficiency with Votebuilder/VAN
Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Follow this link to apply: https://goo.gl/forms/iey4EsK4N3ul04J72
The Nevada State Democratic Party fights for progress in the Silver State. We believe that we are stronger together than on our own, and that America succeeds when everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same rules.
We have internship positions with our Operations, Communications, and Research teams.
- As an Operations Intern, you will support with the daily operations of the organization. You might support executive scheduling and correspondence, help coordinate staff, track and manage spreadsheets, help plan quarterly events, draft and distribute monthly newsletters, increase donor recognition, field telephone calls, and be the first line of contact for office guests. You will manage supplies, track monthly budgets, and assist with major events and other tasks to support staff.
- As a Communications Intern, you will assist with all functions of the communications team. You will compile and distribute daily news clips; draft social media content, press releases, statements, and other written materials; plan earned media events; help the communications director respond to media requests; and other tasks as assigned.
- As a Research Intern, you will assist with research projects including, but not limited to: analysis of the impact of legislation and regulations; the legislative history of select figures; and campaign finance filings. You will have the opportunity to analyze the records of political/legislative events, and assist in the creations of record, and support other research and tracking tasks.
If you are interested in performing a combination of these roles, or if you would like to suggest a different role, please apply and indicate that in your cover letter. We accept internship applications year-round, but interns are selected on an as-needed basis.
- All internships require a minimum 6-8 week commitment with 10-15 hours per week, preferably spent in the office. Our regular office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. We also welcome longer-term interns.
- We allow interns flexibility and involvement in creating their schedules, but we expect interns to commit to it as they would a work schedule.
Interns and fellows will not be Nevada State Democratic Party employees. This internship is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. Instead, it will offer both access to educational and training opportunities.
To Apply For an Internship:
Submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Availability and position of interest
- Resume or curriculum vitae
- Preferred cover letter that includes your reason for applying, relevant experience (professional/volunteer), and career goals
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