Fair Fight 2020, a project of Fair Fight, an organization founded by Stacey Abrams, is funding voter protection programs in 18 battleground states across the country.
Our partners in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin seek talented Voter Protection Directors and staff to ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast their ballot. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Voter Protection Directors are crucial roles that will develop, implement, and manage a robust, year-round voter protection programs, ensuring free and fair elections across the country.
What You’ll Do
As our Voter Protection Director, you will have 5 major areas of responsibility:
Hire and manage a team to execute Voter Protection programs
Recruit and hire great people to join your team.
Ensure that team members have clear, ambitious goals and are on track to meet them, troubleshooting where necessary.
Facilitate communication and collaboration between team members, as well as across teams with other departments.
Serve as a thought partner for team members, helping them make decisions and solving tough problems.
Lead strategies to expand access and defend against incursions to the franchise at the state, local, and municipal level
Work across the state to develop proactive strategies to expand access to voting, including through legislation, executive action, public campaigns, and lobbying county and state-level officials, and considering improvements to voter registration, ballot access, and ballot counting.
Working with County Liaisons and other partners, collaborate with appropriate parties at every level of government to implement reforms ahead of the 2020 Election.
Monitor and inform legislation related to voting and elections.
Identify potential threats to the franchise and mobilize a coordinated response within the Party, including communications and press.
Build and sustain strong partnerships with national, state, local, and municipal level officials and organizations
Build and manage your statewide Voter Protection Committee.
Supervise the Deputy Director and Organizer in their work to recruit, train, and manage volunteer attorneys to serve as County Liaisons. Support staff and volunteers as they cultivate relationships with local level Elections Officials in counties, proactively advancing access to voting and responding to problems.
Cultivate relationships with State Elections Officials to advance your priorities and respond to threats to voting.
Maintain strong relationships with counterparts at the DNC, voting rights organizations, as well as local activists and more.
Supervise your team’s voter education, outreach, and intervention programs, both year-round and specific to Elections. Working with campaign leadership:
Ensure that the Voter Protection Hotline provides top-quality service to voters year-round by supervising trainings, operations, reporting, and issue resolution. Working with your team, monitor calls to the hotline to identify trends and proactively resolve issues.
Design and supervise the execution of poll watcher programs for Elections, including the prioritization of precincts, assignment of volunteers, trainings, reporting mechanisms, and issue resolution processes.
Ensure that all communications to voters include timely, relevant, and accurate information about voting and their rights, including the voter protection hotline number. Working with Digital and Communications, develop specific voter protection campaigns to educate voters through digital, paid, and earned media.
Run the Voter Protection Boiler Room on Election Day, making sure that voters’ issues are thoroughly documented, resolved where possible, and escalated and aggregated where appropriate.
Advocate for campaign-initiated practices that expand voting, such as mailing absentee ballot applications directly to voters
Prepare for and file potential litigation and serve as legal resource for team
Working with the Party’s Counsel, prepare for potential litigation before, during, and after Election Day, including drafting common filings. Ensure that county liaisons are ready to participate in election day litigation.
Design and supervise the testing of a potential provisional ballot chase program, ensuring it is ready to be enacted if necessary.
Serve as a statewide resource and point person for questions relating to voter suppression, intimidation, or efforts aimed at disenfranchising voters of your state.
Who You Are
We are seeking someone who, at their core, is fueled by the satisfaction of fighting for justice. You should be an attorney who doubles as an organizer and political operative, eager to build an army of people who together will create meaningful change. Additionally, you should be or have:
A seasoned, data-driven organizer and/or political operative: Demonstrated ability to stand up large-scale, diverse volunteer organizations that effectively deliver results by motivating and holding volunteers accountable for their goals. A track record of achieving wins through working with government officials and maneuvering complicated political situations. Adept at using data to inform strategy development, monitor progress to goal, and report on and analyze outcomes, including familiarity with VAN/Votebuilder, LBJ, Excel, and other tools.
A strategically-minded attorney: Possesses strong legal analysis skills and experience to advance the goals of your client. Creative problem-solver who sees opportunity for novel interpretations and challenges to existing, as well as interest and ability to propose new regulations.
Superb project management skills: Demonstrated excellence in developing and leading the execution of multiple, complex projects simultaneously. Able to spot issues ahead of time, creatively resolve them, and keep the team on track to meet its goals.
Excellent people manager: Demonstrated ability to lead complex and diverse teams to achieve ambitious results. Can effectively build trust with direct reports, give strong and effective feedback and provide sound advice on problem solving programmatic challenges.
Strong lens and judgment on issues of race and equity: Clearly and consistently articulates a sophisticated understanding of racial equity and structural racism as it relates to the work we do and how we operate internally at your state party. Organizes from a racial justice perspective, with emphasis on voter suppression’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
Additional Salary Information: The salary band for this position is $72,000 - $85,000 annually, commensurate on the quality and breadth of experience the successful candidate brings to the table and the state party’s budget.
To deliver on our mission, Fair Fight encourages our partners to hire a diverse team of the best and brightest, most mission-driven people available. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and walks of life, and work hard to create an environment where everyone on our team feels included, involved in key decisions that affect them, and encouraged to bring their full selves to work.
About Fair Fight
We promote fair elections in Georgia and around the country, encourage voter participation in elections, and educate voters about elections and their voting rights. Fair Fight brings awareness to the public on election reform, advocates for election reform at all levels, and engages in targeted voter registration and other voter outreach programs and communications.
Voter suppression of voters of color and young voters is a scourge our country faces in states across the nation. Georgia’s 2018 elections shown a bright light on the issue with elections that were rife with mismanagement, irregularities, unbelievably long lines and more, exposing both recent and also decades-long actions and inactions by the state to thwart the right to vote. Georgians and Americans are fighting back. Fair Fight Action engages in voter mobilization and education activities and advocates for progressive issues; in addition Fair Fight Action has mounted significant programs to combat voter suppression in Georgia and nationally.
Fair Fight PAC has initiated programs to support voter protection programs at state parties around the country and is engaging in partnerships to support and elect pro voting rights, progressive leaders.
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