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Ohio Deputy State Coordinator

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 Deputy Coordinators have three 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 an Ohio Deputy State Coordinator. Deputy State Coordinators are key members of our team. They are charged with working with State Coordinators to manage and strengthen existing relationships with campus administration and faculty leadership and establish new, lasting relationships with campuses to carry out our goals. 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, has knowledge of voting rules and regulations, and is located in Ohio.


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.

  • Support campuses in providing students with information for participating in the August special and November local elections in Ohio in 2023. 

  • 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 Ohio.

  • 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



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

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

  • Access to a car as travel throughout the state is required 

  • Must be located in Ohio


The position is a remote full-time temporary position from July 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. Salary is $4,333.33/month with limited benefits including vacation and sick leave and cell phone and internet stipends. Fair Elections Center is an equal-opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply.

Priority application deadline is Friday, June 9, 2023. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Kristina Moore at

Press Secretary

Fair Elections Center seeks a Press Secretary to join our Communications department. The Press Secretary will support Fair Elections Center’s media relations work by drafting/editing media materials, assisting with developing media lists, pitching reporters, editors and producers and developing content for websites and social media channels, and assisting in the development of communication strategies. This position will report to the Communications Director. 



  • Develop and execute earned media strategies to raise and expand awareness of the work of Fair Elections Center.

  • Support the development of comprehensive and strategic campaign communications plans and messaging, as well as creative communications tactics around campaign launches, report releases, and campaign branding/positioning.

  • Write and edit a variety of communications materials, both internal and external, including press releases, reporter pitches, blog posts, talking points, campaign media plans and other media materials.

  • Identify, develop, and facilitate opportunities to position Fair Elections Center as a thought leader and our staff as subject matter experts.

  • Cultivate relationships with journalists, publications, and other media entities.

  • Assist with the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual report, e-newsletters, and Fair Elections Center's website.

  • Collaborate with communications consultant firm for press strategy implementation and outreach and reporter follow-up.  

  • Participate in weekly and monthly campaign strategy and planning meetings with staff across the organization.

  • Respond to media inquiries.

  • Assist with media relations coaching and training to staff.

  • Support Communications team and departmental tasks as needed.


Required Qualifications:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in media relations and communications strategy.

  • Broad fundamental communications and media relations knowledge.

  • Excellent writer and editor, adept at writing for a variety of audiences via numerous platforms.

  • Demonstrated experience writing/editing press releases, talking points, blog posts and factsheets.

  • Experience with social media platforms and how to use it to build name recognition and organizational interest.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.


Additional Skills/Abilities:

  • A commitment to Fair Elections Center’s mission.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and time-management management skills.

  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to cope with a fast-paced work environment and juggle multiple priorities.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Graphic design and/or video production experience is a plus.


Location and  Compensation:

This is a full-time remote position with a salary range of $65,000 to $75,000 depending on experience. Benefits include generous vacation and fully paid health, dental and vision coverage as well as a 403(b) pension plan with employer contribution.


The priority application deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2023. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Kristina Moore at


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.

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