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

 

Fair Elections Center is looking to hire a full-time Finance Coordinator.

Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and election reform 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. Our mission is to use litigation and advocacy to remove barriers to registration and voting, particularly facing traditionally disenfranchised and marginalized communities and to improve election administration.

Fair Elections Center attorneys litigate cutting-edge voting rights cases in federal and state court and engage in a wide variety of advocacy efforts in support of positive reforms and opposing voter suppression measures and producing reports on election modernization and issues affecting communities of color and young voters.

 

Since 2012, Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project has been working to institutionalize student voting by working directly with colleges and universities across the country.

 

 

Position Overview

  • Use bookkeeping software, spreadsheets, and databases

  • Post financial transactions

  • Receive and record checks and credits

  • Input costs and income  into accounting software, assigning accounts to each

  • Produce reports including balance sheets and income statements

  • Check for accuracy in figures, postings, and reports

  • Reconcile bank statements

 

Specific duties include maintaining the organization’s books and records including expenditures, receipts, bookkeeping, and accounts payable.

 

The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to use accounting software, spreadsheets, and databases to enter information from receipts or bills.

 

The finance coordinator will need to produce financial statements and other reports for supervisors and managers, will update payroll, make some purchases and track contributions.

 

This position requires the ability to check figures, postings, and documents to ensure that they are mathematically accurate and properly coded.

 

Applicants should have at least four years of financial experience or a related degree plus two years of financial experience.

Location and Compensation

 

The position is located in Washington, DC but currently remote. Salary is commensurate with experience.  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 Rebekah Caruthers at rcaruthers@fairelectionscenter.org. The cover letter should be concise, compelling, include salary range requirements, 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.

North Carolina State Coordinator

Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by Fair Elections 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 North Carolina. The State Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with managing and strengthening existing relationships with campus administration and faculty leadership and establishing new, lasting relationships with campuses to carry out our goals. They also supervise “Democracy Fellows,” 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 position reports 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 North Carolina

  • Coordinate with CVP’s coalition partners also conducting nonpartisan civic engagement programs on campuses, including the North Carolina Campus Voting Coalition

  • 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 to bring together campus partners and 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 when the pandemic subsides

  • 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 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 Rachel Clay rclay@campusvoteproject.org. The priority deadline is June 28, 2021 but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Michigan State Coordinator

Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by Fair Elections 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 Michigan. The State Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with managing and strengthening existing relationships with campus administration and faculty leadership and establishing new, lasting relationships with campuses to carry out our goals. They also supervise “Democracy Fellows,” 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 position will report directly to the Deputy Director for Campus Vote Project, but will eventually report to a Regional Manager with 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 Michigan. 

  • 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 to bring together campus partners and 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 Raaheela Ahmed, rahmed@campusvoteproject.org. The priority deadline is July 10th, 2021 but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Pennsylvania State Coordinator

Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by Fair Elections 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 Pennsylvania. The State Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with managing and strengthening existing relationships with campus administration and faculty leadership and establishing new, lasting relationships with campuses to carry out our goals. They also supervise “Democracy Fellows,” 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 position will report directly to a Regional Manager with 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 Pennsylvania

  • 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 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 Chuck Black at cblack@campusvoteproject.org. The priority deadline is July 22, 2021 but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

National Manager of Redistricting Fellows

Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by Fair Elections 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. Campus Vote Project has three main areas of focus: institutionalizing voter engagement, providing up-to-date election information, and developing student leaders.

 

CVP is collaborating with coalitions in nine states (Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Texas) to ensure that students’ voices are heard in the redistricting processes which are occurring across the country in 2021. Our goal is to educate college students about redistricting in their state and generate student involvement in efforts to create fair maps for the coming decade. We seek to engage students in their state’s redistricting process so that map proposals do not unfairly dilute student populations and so that student communities of interest are taken into account when lines are redrawn.

Position Description


Campus Vote Project seeks a National Manager of Redistricting Fellows. The National Manager is a key member of our team. They are charged with quickly solidifying and deploying a program to recruit and supervise college students to serve as Redistricting Fellows in up to nine states. Fellows’ priorities and responsibilities will be shaped by circumstances of the redistricting process in each state, and each Redistricting Fellow will be responsible for meeting state-specific organizing goals and fulfilling state-specific deliverables. Overall, the National Manager will supervise a team of approximately 30 campus-based, stipended fellows in these states. This position reports jointly to the CVP National Director and Fair Elections Center’s 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

  • Recruit and supervise a network of approximately 30 campus-based student Redistricting Fellows across nine states

  • Work with CVP state coordinators to identify, train, and track success of Redistricting Fellows

  • Conduct weekly check-ins with Redistricting Fellows and weekly all-fellows meetings

  • Collaborate with Redistricting Fellows to develop education workshops on redistricting across partner campuses; lead and/or speak at such workshops if/when needed

  • Collaborate with CVP state coordinators in providing redistricting insight and knowledge, in order to co-create CVP state redistricting action plans

  • Coordinate efforts to engage students in redistricting processes with CVP’s ongoing student voter efforts and with nonpartisan state and local coalitions working to generate public input on redistricting

  • Provide campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership with accurate information on the process and importance of participating in the redistricting process

  • Communicate the impact of redistricting and gerrymandering on students’ political power and interests

Requirements

  • Prior management positions, especially on political or issue campaigns

  • History of organizing work, especially with students or youth

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

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

This position is a full-time contract position through December 31, 2021. Position is fully remote. Compensation based on experience, starting at $4,800 a month. Fair Elections Center is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply. We value diversity in our workplace environment and believe it furthers our mission. Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with an application deadline on July 31. To apply, email a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org.

Fall 2021 Legal Intern

Fair Elections Center is seeking second and third-year law students with strong academic credentials and a demonstrated commitment to civil rights for fall 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 is a remote position which requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week for 10 weeks. Fair Elections Center will assist students in obtaining academic credit for the internship.  Fair Elections Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).  Applicants from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample with “Fall 2021” in the subject line to jobs@fairelectionscenter.org. For more information, please visit www.fairelectionscenter.org.   

 

 

About Fair Elections Center:

Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan voting rights and election reform 501(c)(3) 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. 

Fair Elections Center’s attorneys and advocates deliver nonpartisan creative solutions to the complex barriers that have been and continue to be erected to prevent citizens from registering to vote and casting a ballot that counts. Working alongside other national and state civil rights and community-based organizations, the Center works to make the processes of voter registration, voting, and election administration as accessible as possible for every American, with a particular focus on underrepresented communities and students.

To these ends, Fair Elections Center litigates cutting-edge voting rights cases in federal and state court and engages in a wide variety of advocacy efforts, including: drafting 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 communities that need help accessing the ballot as they plan their programs, encounter problems, or need help engaging elections officials.

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