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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission to create and preserve an inclusive democracy for all voters and for underrepresented and marginalized communities in particular. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Fair Elections Center is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Fair Elections Center will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Kristina Moore at kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org.

Fair Elections Center offers a comprehensive benefits package* which includes:

  • Remote work environment

  • 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD insurance

  • 403(b) plan with employer contribution

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Generous paid time off policy that starts with 3 weeks of vacation leave for the first year of employment, 10 days of sick leave, 3 days of personal leave, in addition to paid holidays and other PTO opportunities.

  • 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave

  • Annual Home Office Stipend

  • Monthly Cell Phone Stipend

  • Monthly Internet Stipend

  • Monthly Health & Wellness Stipend

  • Annual Treat Yourself Stipend

  • Professional Development

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Holiday Break – office is closed between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

*Full benefits are for permanent, year-round positions. Temporary full-time positions are offered some, but not all of the listed benefits. ​

Now Hiring

WorkElections Fellowship Coordinator, Campus Vote Project

Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 to expand our work on student voting issues.We work with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. CVP helps campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote. Campus Vote Project has three main areas of focus: institutionalizing voter engagement, providing up-to-date election information, and developing student leaders.

 

Fair Elections Center also began WorkElections.org to address a struggle that many local election officials face: recruiting a sufficient number of poll workers – particularly those with in-demand technological and language skills, to help voters on Election Day. The online tool collects poll worker requirements and applications for thousands of jurisdictions across the country, providing a central source of simplified information for interested individuals who may not know how or where to apply.  WorkElections seeks to facilitate poll worker recruitment to ensure that this year’s elections go as smoothly as possible.

 

This position brings these two projects of Fair Elections Center together to further the missions of both: 1) by recruiting a pool of poll workers that are more representative of the communities they will serve, and  2) reducing barriers to student voting and welcoming more young voters into the democratic process.

 

Position Description:
Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project seeks a WorkElections Fellowship Coordinator. The Fellowship Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with quickly solidifying and deploying a program to recruit students to serve as poll workers across five states ahead of the November 2024 elections. The Fellowship Coordinator will supervise a team of five Supervising Fellows who will assist them and CVP State Coordinators in training and support CVP Democracy Fellows who receive an additional stipend to complete state-specific WorkElections recruitment for poll workers.  This position reports to the CVP Curriculum and Research Manager with additional support from the National Special Projects Manager.   

 

The ideal candidate has a passion for voting rights with a particular interest in helping college students access our democracy, works well in a fast-paced environment, and loves solving new challenges and building out organizing systems. 

 

Goals of the Program:

  • Build out systems for onboarding campus-based recruiters, training them, and tracking their success in recruiting their peers to be poll workers

  • Supervise a team of five supervising fellows, work with them to develop state-specific training and recruiting material, and conduct check-ins and reporting for a network of 50 campus-based fellows across five states

  • Coordinate with CVP State Coordinators and Deputy State Coordinators to incorporate our efforts to recruit poll workers with the ongoing student voter efforts of CVP and the broader poll worker efforts of WorkElections, Power the Polls, and with other nonpartisan organizations working to recruit poll workers 

  • Advocate for increased institutional participation in poll worker recruitment from university administrators and faculty

  • Identify opportunities to connect campus-based recruiters with local election officials

  • Provide campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership with accurate information on the process, need, and importance of serving as a poll worker

  • Track and communicate the impact of poll worker recruitment through this program

 

Requirements:

  • Prior management experience, especially on political or issues campaigns

  • History of organizing work, especially with students or youth

  • Experience engaging diverse constituencies and experience with institutions of higher education a benefit

  • Detail-, metric- and goal-oriented, with a keenness for follow-through

 

The position is a remote full-time temporary position from March 15, 2024 through December 31, 2024. Salary is $5,000/month with limited benefits including vacation and sick leave and cell phone and internet stipends.

 

Priority application deadline is February 28, 2024. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Kristina Moore at kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org

 

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission to create and preserve an inclusive democracy for all voters and for underrepresented and marginalized communities in particular. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO)

Fair Elections Center is seeking a Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO) who will provide both strategic financial and operational leadership as a key member of the Executive Team of our non-profit, mission-driven 501 (c3) organization. The CFOO will report to the President & CEO and the Vice President. 

 

This position supervises the Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Facilities, and Information Technology functions, leading a team of two direct reports and approximately four professionals in total.  Together these teams support a remote organization with a $7 million budget, 40+ staff, four programs, and a small DC office. 

 

The ideal candidate will have the skillset to oversee the organization’s budgeting, finances, and operations helping to measure progress against organizational goals, maximizing the use of available resources across departments. The CFOO will help lead in cultivating the values of Fair Elections Center throughout the organization.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide status of financial conditions to the governing board and executive team by collecting, interpreting, and reporting key financial data

  • Overseeing the preparation of annual budget and budget revisions and forecasts for the governing board and executive team

  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends to assist senior management and the governing board in performing their responsibilities and to identify opportunities for maximizing resources

  • Regularly meet with department leaders to review budget versus actual reports and to ensure activities align with funding

  • Work with the Finance Director to develop reporting mechanisms to inform management and department leaders of trends, budget variances, and funding levels

  • Oversee development of project and grant budgets and status reports to grant managers and donors

  • Anticipate needs, improve efficiencies, and continually look for ways to improve the budget-planning process to maximize resources, including through the education of department leaders on financial issues that affect their budgets

  • Serve as the primary contact to auditors and tax preparers and review all materials that relate to audit and tax filings

  • Enhance, implement, and enforce policies and procedures of the organization that will improve the overall operation and internal controls of the organization

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local legal reporting requirements, consulting with Finance Director, pro bono counsel, and oversee the filing of financial reports; advise governing board and the Executive team on actions and potential risks

  • Monitor operational cash flow

  • Monitor investment portfolio performance and ensure adherence to short-term investment policy, working with and reporting to the governing board and management team regarding investments

  • Implement organizational management and structure to achieve consistency, transparency, and accountability

  • Drive organizational culture that reflects organizational values, supports staff on all levels and invests in their success

  • Review the human resources needs and work with the Human Resources Director to build out the Human Resources team, policies, and procedures

  • Work with the outside vendor that manages informational technology for the organization

  • Evaluate the needs and operations of the finance, human resources, and technology infrastructure and make recommendations to the executive team

  • Support the President and Vice President; perform other duties as assigned

 

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required; advanced degree a plus

  • CPA required

  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience

  • Significant nonprofit experience required

  • Experience in overseeing and managing different business functions such as HR, Finance, IT, etc.

  • Strong knowledge of HR operations.

  • Demonstrated experience in financial-statement preparation and responsibility over financial reporting for an organization with an annual budget of at least $6 million

  • Familiarity with negotiating and understanding office and equipment leases

  • Experience with accounting software required, familiarity with Martus a plus

  • Demonstrated expertise managing a diverse staff  

  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and handle multiple priorities in an efficient manner

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize, and communicate effectively 

  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the organization

 

This is a full-time remote position with a salary range of $155,000 - $170,000, depending on experience. Fair Elections Center offers generous employer paid health, vision, and dental insurance, 3 weeks vacation, and a 403(B) retirement plan with employer contribution. 

 

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Kristina Moore at kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org. The priority deadline is February 9, 2024, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission to create and preserve an inclusive democracy for all voters and for underrepresented and marginalized communities in particular. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Summer 2024 Legal Internship 

Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit voting rights and election reform  organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to use litigation and advocacy to remove barriers to registration and voting, particularly those disenfranchising underrepresented and marginalized communities, and to improve election administration.

The Center litigates voting rights cases in federal and state court and engages in a wide variety of advocacy efforts, including: drafting state legislation to protect and expand voting rights and submitting testimony in support of positive reforms; advocating to defeat voter suppression bills and rules; producing reports, talking points, and fact sheets on election modernization proposals and issues affecting voters of color and members of language minority groups; updating our state voter guides for all 50 states; and working directly with Secretaries of State and local election officials to ensure that the right to vote is protected and expanded. We provide election law expertise to state-based civic engagement coalitions, college campuses and their students, and community organizations that need help as they plan their programs, encounter problems, and engage election officials.

Position, Duties & Responsibilities

Fair Elections Center is seeking current law students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to civil rights and/or voting rights for a summer internship. The Center has an expanding litigation docket, including pending challenges to Kentucky’s arbitrary voting rights restoration scheme for people with felony convictions, Arizona’s new citizenship checks for voter registration which will impede naturalized voters’ participation, and a Wisconsin law mandating the rejection of absentee ballots for minor technical defects.

 

The interns’ primary responsibility will be to support the legal team’s work to identify and respond to legal and administrative obstacles to voter participation. Duties will include legal research and writing for pending and future voting rights litigation, legislative advocacy, and reports; investigating relevant legal, rulemaking or legislative proceedings for legal violations; and interacting with election reform organizations and key elections officials to advocate for changes that will protect the right to vote. 

 

This is a great opportunity for exposure to election law and cutting-edge voting rights litigation for someone who is a self-starter and comfortable handling significant responsibility. Must possess strong legal research and analytical skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to meet deadlines is required.

 

This position will be full-time (40 hours per week) and requires a minimum 10-week commitment. Fair Elections Center will cover the difference between $6,000 and any school funding obtained. Interns work remotely, though the legal team is based primarily in Washington, D.C. and periodically meets in person.

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission to create and preserve an inclusive democracy for all voters and underrepresented and marginalized communities in particular. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, email your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Patrick Williamson at  pwilliamson@fairelectionscenter.org. For more information, please visit www.fairelectionscenter.org.

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