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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 and CVP are equal opportunity employers and enthusiastically encourage 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.

 
 

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