Career Opportunities

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Finance Coordinator

 

The Fair Elections Center is seeking a full-time Finance Coordinator to assist our Finance Director with daily financial procedures. The Finance Coordinator will perform a broad range of day-to-day finance, accounting, and grant activities, including accounts payable, procurement, audit preparation, reimbursements, general bookkeeping, financial reconciliation, and other administrative tasks needed to support the Finance Director.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Accurately reviews, verifies, codes, and processes invoices, requisitions, and reimbursement requests into accounting software

  • Investigates and resolves any payment and accounting issues as they arise

  • Assist with credit card and bank reconciliations by compiling all pertinent documentations (receipts, contracts, payment confirmations, etc.)

  • Develop and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial and accounting information for management

  • Assist with budget projections and tracking all income and expenses

  • Prepare reports that outline the Fair Elections Center’s financial position regarding income, expenses, and earnings

  • Assist with payroll administration

  • Supports the Finance Director in the preparation of financial presentations, analysis, and other materials, as needed

  • Assist in the development and implementation of financial policies and procedures

  • Organize and maintain financial records and files as needed

 

Education/Experience Requirements

4 years of finance experience or a related degree plus two years of finance or accounting experience.

Familiarity with budgeting or accounting software.

Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills.

Additional qualities/attributes

  • Highly motivated self-starter

  • Being flexible

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects and assignments

Location and Compensation

The position is located in Washington, DC but currently remote. This is a full time position, with a salary range of $48,000 - $53,000 DOE.  Benefits include generous vacation and fully paid health, dental and vision coverage as well as a 403(b) pension plan with employer contribution.

To Apply 

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Kristina Moore at kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org. The cover letter should be concise, compelling, and outline the specific ways in which you would be a good fit for this position. No phone calls please.

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Counsel

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 organization litigates cutting-edge voting rights cases in federal and state court and engages in a wide variety of advocacy efforts, including: drafting state election reform legislation and submitting testimony in support of positive reforms; advocating to defeat restrictive measures; producing reports on election modernization proposals and issues affecting communities of color, talking points, and fact sheets; providing state voter guides for all 50 states; conducting trainings and seminars on voting issues for community organizations and their supporters; 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 and direct help to organizations representing various constituencies that need help accessing the ballot as they plan their programs, encounter problems, or need help engaging elections officials.

Position, Duties & Responsibilities

Fair Elections Center is seeking an attorney with a background or strong interest in civil rights, voting rights, and/or election reform to join our legal team. The Center has an aggressive and expanding litigation docket, including pending challenges to the arbitrary felon voting rights restoration scheme in Kentucky, restrictions and penalties imposed on voter registration activity and voter assistance for persons with disabilities in Florida, and unnecessary barriers to the use of student IDs as voter ID in Wisconsin. Recent cases include a First Amendment challenge to Florida’s arbitrary voting rights restoration system which resulted in the first court order striking down a state felon disenfranchisement or re-enfranchisement scheme in over 30 years, and lawsuits in Wisconsin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Kentucky to make voting safer and more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Primary responsibilities for this Counsel position will include but not be limited to the following:

1. Working as part of Fair Elections Center’s legal team to develop and litigate all aspects of federal and state lawsuits to protect the right to vote, including investigating voting rights barriers, coordinating with partners on the ground, recruiting clients, drafting complaints, conducting discovery, and drafting briefs in the trial court and on appeal.

2. Working with partner election reform, registration, and mobilization groups to advance legislation, rules, and administrative practices which expand voter participation and to combat restrictive measures.

3. Engaging in ongoing outreach to state and local election officials to discuss reform initiatives and identify opportunities to collaborate to improve voters’ access to the ballot.

4. Collaborating on researching and drafting policy reports and other election reform publications.

5. Supporting the work of the Center’s Campus Vote Project to expand and protect voting rights for students and young voters.

6. Drafting op-eds and blog posts to communicate the impact of various election reforms to wider audiences and to condemn voter suppression efforts; and

7. Additional responsibilities include speaking engagements, attending staff and partner meetings, and assisting with review of development materials.

Qualifications

A J.D. is required, as is a minimum of five years post-J.D. experience, which can include any mix of clerkships, fellowships, and/or practice. Substantial litigation experience is strongly preferred, though this need not be civil rights or public interest litigation experience. A passion for the defense of civil rights and voting rights is essential, as is an interest in an inclusive democracy. Candidates with some familiarity with election and voting laws and/or policy; some knowledge of barriers to the exercise of voting rights and election reform; familiarity with grassroots, community-based organizations or campaign organizing experience are strongly preferred as well. Policy experience is also a plus. Candidates need a proven ability to multi-task, work collaboratively and meet deadlines.

State Bar membership is required, i.e., the applicant must currently be a member of or able to waive into the D.C. Bar. Some travel is required.

Salary for this position will range from $85,000 to $100,000 depending on experience. Benefits include generous vacation and employer-paid health, dental and vision coverage, life, and disability insurance as well as a 403(b) pension plan with employer contribution.

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity in our work environment and believe it furthers our mission. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Kristina Moore at kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org.

Arizona State Coordinator

Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by Fair Elections Center (Center) 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.

Position Description

Campus Vote Project seeks a State Coordinator for Arizona. The State Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with developing and managing relationships with campus administrators and faculty leadership to carry out our goals. They also supervise “Democracy Fellows,” stipended student positions committed to carrying out democratic engagement programs on their campuses. Democracy Fellows coordinate with administration and faculty, helping organize student voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout activities. The Arizona Coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Director of Campus Vote Project.

Goals of the Program

  • Engage campuses at an institutional level to help create nonpartisan democratic engagement programs that promote voter registration, voter education, voter turnout, and foster student leadership across the entire campus community

  • Provide campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership with accurate nonpartisan information on the voting process and elections through trainings, materials, and one-on-one support

  • Ensure campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership conduct comprehensive voter engagement programs and begin institutionalizing and cultivating a long-term culture of democratic engagement on their campuses

  • Initially implement CVP’s program with approximately 20 campus partners and 20 Democracy Fellows across Arizona

  • Coordinate with CVP’s coalition partners also conducting nonpartisan civic engagement programs on campuses

  • Engage with coalition partners, make CVP materials and resources available to partners, and foster greater administrator/institutional-level engagement of these partners’ programs

  • Complete progress reports highlighting sharable best practices and lessons learned for other institutions and conduct an evaluation of all efforts throughout and at the end of each year

  • Organize an annual summit with statewide organizational partners to facilitate building a statewide network of democratically engaged campuses across the state

Requirements

  • History of organizing work either on campuses or with political/issue campaigns

  • Superior communication skills both written and oral

  • Access to a car as travel throughout the state will be required

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

Approach

  • Professionalism: A high level of professionalism is always required when working on behalf of The Fair Elections Center and CVP

  • Self-motivation: Being self-motivated is necessary to successfully fulfill the program goals

  • Leadership: A positive and persuasive leader will thrive in this position and is important for managing Democracy Fellows and working with campus partners

This is a full time position, with a salary compensation of $52,500. Fair Elections Center offers generous health, vision, and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(B) retirement plan. Fair Elections Center and CVP are equal opportunity employers and enthusiastically encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

To Apply

Email a resume and cover letter to Kristina Moore at kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org. The priority deadline is October 15, 2021 but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Florida State Coordinator

Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by Fair Elections Center (Center) 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.

Position Description

Campus Vote Project seeks a State Coordinator for Florida. The State Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with developing and managing relationships with campus administrators and faculty leadership to carry out our goals. They also supervise “Democracy Fellows,” stipended student positions committed to carrying out democratic engagement programs on their campuses. Democracy Fellows coordinate with administration and faculty, helping organize student voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout activities. The Florida Coordinator will report directly to the Southeast Regional Manager for Campus Vote Project.

Goals of the Program

  • Engage campuses at an institutional level to help create nonpartisan democratic engagement programs that promote voter registration, voter education, voter turnout, and foster student leadership across the entire campus community

  • Provide campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership with accurate nonpartisan information on the voting process and elections through trainings, materials, and one-on-one support

  • Ensure campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership conduct comprehensive voter engagement programs and begin institutionalizing and cultivating a long-term culture of democratic engagement on their campuses

  • Implement CVP’s program with approximately 20 campus partners and 20 Democracy Fellows across Florida

  • Coordinate with CVP’s coalition partners also conducting nonpartisan civic engagement programs on campuses

  • Engage with coalition partners, make CVP materials and resources available to partners, and foster greater administrator/institutional-level engagement of these partners’ programs

  • Complete progress reports highlighting sharable best practices and lessons learned for other institutions and conduct an evaluation of all efforts throughout and at the end of each year

  • Organize an annual summit with statewide organizational partners to facilitate building a statewide network of democratically engaged campuses across the state

Requirements

  • History of organizing work either on campuses or with political/issue campaigns

  • Superior communication skills both written and oral

  • Access to a car as travel throughout the state will be required

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

Approach

  • Professionalism: A high level of professionalism is always required when working on behalf of The Fair Elections Center and CVP

  • Self-motivation: Being self-motivated is necessary to successfully fulfill the program goals

  • Leadership: A positive and persuasive leader will thrive in this position and is important for managing Democracy Fellows and working with campus partners

This is a full time position, with a salary compensation of $52,500. Fair Elections Center offers generous health, vision, and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(B) retirement plan. Fair Elections Center and CVP are equal opportunity employers and enthusiastically encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Kristina Moore at kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org. The priority deadline is October 22, 2021 but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Summer 2022 Internship

Fair Elections Center is seeking current law students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to civil rights for summer term internships. Their primary responsibility will be to support the work of the legal counsel to identify and respond to legal and administrative obstacles to voter participation, as well as election administration. Duties will include performing legal research for 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. Additional responsibilities may include assisting with outreach.

 

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

 

This position will be full-time and requires a minimum 10-week commitment. It will be conducted in person. Interns will be compensated up to $6,000 for 10 weeks of work, minus available school funding.

 

Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@fairelectionscenter.org.