Are you energized about helping people vote and making sure that U.S. elections are not disrupted or discredited by hacks and computer errors? Are you someone who can mobilize people to make a call and come out to rally? Do you connect easily with others by phone and on social media? Are you persistent and strategic in reaching out to decisionmakers? Are you an innovator and a problem solver who thinks of new solutions and creative campaigns and is good at persuading people to pursue those ideas together?
Come join our high energy team, committed to voting security, voting rights and fighting corruption, on a critical campaign for our democracy in 2021 and beyond. We’re looking for someone like you to be a part of Public Citizen’s democracy field team to lead outreach and organizing campaigns on election security. The Democracy Is For People Campaign has been winning pro-democracy campaigns at the national, state and local level for nearly a decade, and this position is critical to victory this year.
You’ve heard that corporations have lobbyists; Public Citizen is the people’s lobbyists, representing the public in the halls of power on a variety of critical issues. We fight for public health and safety, champion corporate and government accountability, and campaign for fair trade, clean and safe energy, and consumer rights.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Democracy Is For People Campaign leads Public Citizen’s field work on democracy issues and initiates research related to key campaign goals. We work to build grassroots campaigns to address the most urgent problems facing our democracy. Even when the problems we face feel unprecedented.
As part of the Democracy Is For People team, the organizer will help protect the 2022 election from major disruption. The organizer will help lead our work to pass historic improvements to make our elections both more secure from hackers and more accessible to all Americans, through the sweeping For the People Act. We are also working for more resilient elections via federal regulations and state and local targeted efforts: to improve voting system standards and to stop the tech failures that lead to long lines and people being unable to vote at all.
Public Citizen’s Democracy Is For People Campaign:
Education and Experience
Skilled in leading coalitions and winning issue campaigns. We seek someone with three to four years of experience in advocacy including prior experience working within coalitions. The ideal candidate will have a record of developing relationships with public officials and winning advocacy campaigns related to voting, tech or democracy issues. Experience in elections administration or state and local politics is a plus.
This is a position for someone who enjoys connecting with new people, building new campaigns quickly as new needs emerge, campaign planning and managing a small intern team.
We’re seeking someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment where priorities are dictated by what needs to be done to win.
We seek someone with:
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Competitive salary and generous benefit package. This is a one year grant contingent position. Below is a list of some of our benefits (please note that some benefits have eligibility requirements).
TO APPLY: Send a cover letter, resume, and a one page or less advocacy writing sample via Jazz HR to Aquene Freechild, Co-Director, Democracy Is For People Campaign. Make sure to address in your cover letter why you are interested in this position specifically, applications must discuss why you wish to work on election security.
Public Citizen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a smoke-free and green environment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, personal appearance or disability. People of color and LBGT candidates are encouraged to apply.