Campus Vote Project – North Carolina “Party at the Polls” Coordinator
Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by the 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 seeks a “Party at the Polls” Coordinator for North Carolina. The 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 (stated below). They will also take the lead on planning 18 election parties on campuses across the state during early voting and on Election Day.
Goals of the Program:
- Engage campuses at an institutional level to drive nonpartisan civic engagement programs in 2018 that promote voter turnout and reach across the campus community.
- Ensure campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership are provided with accurate nonpartisan information and conduct programs on-campus across voter registration, education, and turnout to begin institutionalizing and cultivating a long-term culture of democratic engagement on the campuses.
- Progress CVP’s efforts with campus partners and plan at least 18 parties to increase voter turnout across campuses in North Carolina as part of #VoteTogether.
- Coordinate with a number of CVP’s coalition partners also conducting nonpartisan civic engagement programs on campuses. The “Party at the Polls” lead will continue to engage with these partners and make CVP materials and resources available to help foster greater administrator/institutional-level engagement of these partners’ campus and student programs.
- Access to a car as travel throughout the state will be required
- History of organizing work either on campuses or with campaigns
- Experience engaging diverse constituencies and experience with institutions of higher education a benefit
- Superior communication skills both written and oral
- Ability to bring the fun to voting!
- Professionalism: A high level of professionalism is required at all times when working on behalf of Fair Elections Center and CVP.
- Self-motivation: Being self-motivated is necessary to 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 position is full time through December 2018. Salary based on experience.
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 with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.