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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. ​

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2024 State Deputy Coordinators 

Arizona, Florida, North Carolina

Fair Election 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 Deputy State Coordinators has four main areas of focus: institutionalizing voter engagement, providing up-to-date election information, and developing student leaders:

 

  1. Institutionalizing voter engagement means to make it a part of the culture on college and university campuses across the country. This is done through the Voter Friendly Campus program and initiatives such as Ask Every Student. 

  2. Providing up-to-date election information that is accurate and tailored to students. We do this through the development of tools such as state student voter guides and webinars on election law with support from the attorneys at Fair Elections Center.

  3. Developing student leaders through the Democracy Fellowship program at colleges and universities and a Student Advisory Board that oversees Campus Vote Project and is a national voice for the organization.

Position Description
Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project seeks Deputy State Coordinators in Arizona, Florida, and North Carolina. Deputy State Coordinators are key members of our team. They are charged with working with the State Coordinator with the Democracy Fellowship and the planning of state summits. Deputy State Coordinators work to recruit and support campuses in the Voter Friendly Campus program. They also assist in recruiting and supervising “Democracy Fellows,” student positions committed to carrying out democratic engagement programs at their colleges or universities. Democracy Fellows coordinate with administration and faculty, helping organize student voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout activities. 

The ideal candidate has a passion for voting rights with a particular interest in helping college students access our democracy, is committed to building relationships, and has knowledge of voting rules and regulations.

Goals of the Position

  • 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.

  • Support CVP’s program with campus partners and Democracy Fellows across their state.

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

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

  • Report directly to the State Coordinator or the Regional Manager and support them in carrying out our on-the-ground strategy, including but not limited to:

    • Planning and hosting student voting summits and programming events 

    • Overseeing the state’s student Democracy Fellows program

Requirements

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

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

  • Willingness to travel and access to reliable transportation as travel is required in order to attend events, partner convenings and campus visits across the state.

  • Must reside in the state they are applying in.

 

The position is a remote full-time temporary position from June 3, 2024 through December 31, 2024. Salary is $4,333.33/month with limited benefits including vacation and sick leave and cell phone and internet stipends.

Priority application deadline is Wednesday, April 24, 2024. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Kristina Moore at kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org with the subject line that indicates specifically what role you're applying for. For example "North Carolina Deputy Coordinator Application"

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.

State Coordinators

Paralegal

Fair Elections Center is a national, nonpartisan, non-profit voting rights and election reform organization headquartered 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 is seeking a full-time Paralegal to join our Legal Team. The Paralegal will support our attorneys’ work related to litigation, advocacy, policy, and other activities. This is a permanent position that will report to the Director of Litigation and the Director of Policy.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Providing support for the editing, formatting (including creating tables of contents and authorities), production, cite-checking, proofreading and filing of pleadings, briefs, exhibits, legislative testimony and other documents.

  • Managing and organizing files for all active and archived inactive cases, including downloading all electronically filed documents and organizing Fair Elections Center’s case files. 

  • Assist attorneys with processing incoming and outgoing documents, communications and discovery.

  • Under the direction of attorneys, manage administrative and logistical aspects of litigation, such as organizing discovery requests and responses, coordinating depositions, etc.

  • Organize and manage documents and folders containing all filings and discovery, including the creation of spreadsheets and retrieval systems.

  • Act as liaison among all parties, as needed, particularly on scheduling and discovery matters.

  • Providing administrative and technical support, particularly with respect to PowerPoint presentations,  for court hearings, trials, oral arguments, and other speaking engagements.

  • Research case-related factual issues using in-house files and outside reference sources.

  • Compile information and prepare statistics, charts, graphs, and other summaries to detail the findings.

  • Provide support for and schedule events and meetings. 

  • Stay informed about court rules, local rules, and internal court operating procedures, including deadlines.

  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Paralegal certification from an ABA-accredited program or associate’s degree in paralegal studies preferred 

  • A minimum of two years experience in a paralegal or legal assistant role

  • Must have civil litigation experience, with some federal court experience strongly preferred

  • Must have experience with cite-checking, formatting, proofreading, and filing legal briefs

  • Must have experience with document management and organization for cases

  • Experience with discovery and e-discovery preferred but not required

  • Strong research skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience with PACER and CM/ECF (any jurisdiction)

  • Excellent communication and time management skills

  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to multitask and prioritize work to ensure timely completion

  • A passion for Fair Elections Center’s mission

This is a full-time, remote position with a salary range of $68,000 - $73,000, depending on experience. Candidates do not need to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area. Some travel will be required for advocacy, hearing and trial dates, coalition meetings, and speaking engagements.

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 May 6, 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.

Paralegal

2024-2025 Student Advisory Board

Overview

In 2012, Fair Elections Center launched Campus Vote Project (CVP) to expand its work around student voting issues. CVP works with universities, community colleges, faculty, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. Our goal is to help campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.  As part of our mission, we want to invite students who have played a role in expanding or deepening democratic engagement at their institution to apply for our Student Advisory Board. This leadership program provides opportunities for civically-minded and active students to influence Campus Vote Project, learn more about democratic engagement nationally, and develop relationships with peers, institutions, and civic leaders. 

 

Position Description and Responsibilities

The Student Advisory Board position is a $2,000 paid position for civic-minded student leaders who want to be a part of the national democratic engagement and voting rights movements. The board member position requires 20 hours per calendar month June 2024 through May 2025 and paid in two installments within 30 days of the end of the fall and spring terms.  The Student Advisory Board will consist of 17 members: 11 representing states that CVP operates in, and 6 representing various affinity groups. Currently, the following representatives are being recruited:

State

  • Arizona Student Rep

  • Florida Student Rep

  • Georgia Student Rep

  • Michigan Student Rep

  • Ohio Student Rep

  • Texas Student Rep

  • Virginia Student Rep

  • Wisconsin Student Rep

 

Affinity Group

  • Accessibility Student Rep

  • African American & Black Student Rep

  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Rep

  • Community College Student Rep

  • Indigenous, Native & Tribal Student Rep

  • Latinx & Hispanic Student Rep

 

Responsibilities include:

Advise the Campus Vote Project and Fair Elections Center

  • Offer strategic insights and recommendations based on your expertise and knowledge to assist CVP in planning and achieving goals, addressing challenges, and guidance on the Democracy Fellowship overall programming. 

  • Support in the advancement of student-friendly voting policies 

  • Provide updates and share on the ground expertise in the Quarterly BoD Meetings

  • Stays informed about advisory board matters, prepares for meetings, and reviews/comments on requests, minutes and reports

Democracy Fellowship Support

  • Provide guidance and support based on experience and expertise within the student voting workspace to current Democracy Fellows as needed 

  • Be leaders in Fellowship programming by participating and/or leading in discussion blocks and ACEs and attending at least two synchronous programs

  • Lead Moodle forums in National Requirements Course

Student Voting Network 

  • Develop the strategic framework and manage the Student Voting Network

  • Create spaces in each of their communities for student collaboration and learning by collectively hosting at least one event and/or creating one resource per semester with other SAB members 

  • Represent the student voice and CVP in media requests as needed  

  • Actively recruit students on my campus and in my community into the Student Voting Network

State Support

  • Provide guidance, support, and expertise in the work happening in their state under the direction of the CVP state coordinator. 

  • Support the State Coordinator in organizing and actively participating in the state’s annual Student Voting Summit

  • Support the development and facilitation of monthly statewide Democracy Fellows meetings and election law trainings. 

Affinity groups 

  • Create one blog post, social media post, and/or resources in celebration of their respective history/heritage month that connects their affinity group to voting and democracy in coordination with CVP communications team 

  • Spearhead a project per semester that supports their affinity group within the CVP ecosystem. This project could be, but not limited to: 

    • Partnership: Develop a strategic partnership with a student group, organization, nonprofit, etc. that will strengthen our expertise, reach and support of their respective community

    • Resource Building: Create a toolkit, program-in-a-box, webinar, and/or resource that will support CVP audiences (CVP staff, campus administrators/faculty/staff, and/or democracy fellows) in better understanding and addressing the needs of their respective affinity group. 

    • Community Building: Host one gathering for their respective affinity group that fosters a space of community, learning and support. 

The priority deadline to apply is Friday, May 3, 2024. However, candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, until the positions are filled. Fair Elections Center and its Campus Vote Project 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.

 

To apply: https://fairelectionscenter.app.neoncrm.com/survey.jsp?surveyId=33&

 

Questions can be directed to kphebillo@campusvoteproject.org

*Democracy Fellows and Interns may not serve concurrently in their roles and as a Student Advisory Board Representative.

SAB

Summer 2024 CVP National Internship

At Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP), we work with universities, community colleges, faculty, administrators, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to voting. This summer, we are seeking paid, part-time interns to help us further our democratic engagement work across the country. 

 

National Research Intern:

  • Lead the Student Voting Study Project to understand the motivators and barriers to student voting on college campuses.

  • Develop and analyze quantitative research questions around the success of the CVP Democracy Fellowship.

  • Support other ongoing research projects led by the Curriculum & Research Team.

  • Host and plan CVP Research Collective Meetings.

  • Use Qualtrics to conduct research.

  • Students with experience in quantitative data analysis are encouraged to apply.

 

Voter Friendly Campus Intern:

  • Support and develop programming for VFC campuses.

  • Help manage the CRM database.

  • Research potential new campuses and conduct outreach.

  • Complete data entry two to three times a week.

 

National Programming Intern:

  • Plan and execute civic engagement programming that will be presented to our student fellows across the country, as well as track program completion

  • Build modules in our learning management system, Moodle, that correspond with newly created civic engagement programming.

  • Brainstorm ways to uniquely engage students in legislative advocacy, redistricting, milestone commemorations (i.e. 26th Amendment), etc. 

  • Support data management via CRM and Docusign.


 

All candidates should be proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and Google Drive. Keen organization skills and candidates that identify as strong self-starters are ideal for these positions.  

 

These are paid, part-time virtual positions. 

During the summer semester, interns will be expected to work 30 daytime hours/week from Tuesday, May 28th to Wednesday, July 31st. A stipend of $1,200 will be provided 45 days after completion of the summer semester. Most interns supervised typically serve more than one semester, so long as both parties feel the internship is a good fit. 

 

The priority deadline to apply is Sunday, April 21, 2024. However, candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, until the positions are filled. Fair Elections Center and its Campus Vote Project 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.

 

To apply: https://fairelectionscenter.app.neoncrm.com/survey.jsp?surveyId=32&

 

Questions can be directed to kphebillo@campusvoteproject.org

 

*Democracy Fellows and Student Advisory Board members may not serve concurrently in their roles and as an intern.

CVP Summer Interns

Fall 2024 Legal Externship

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 Fall 2024 semester externship. The Center has an expanding litigation docket, including pending challenges to Virginia’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 intern’s 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 externship position requires a minimum of 10 hours per week, with an option for up to full time hours, and requires the extern to obtain academic credit through their institution for the position. 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.

Fall Legal Intern
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