VoteRiders Legal Director
Founded in April 2012, VoteRiders is the country’s leading nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that focuses on voter ID education and assistance. We work nationwide with a particular focus on states with voter ID laws and competitive federal elections. In the 2022 election cycle our programs directly reached over 4.5 million voters.
Our on-the-ground programs, partnerships, and digital campaigns raise awareness of voter ID laws, making sure voters know what ID they need to vote in their state and providing completely free ID assistance to voters in need. Our programs identify, educate and help voters with voter ID issues so they can vote with confidence, knowing they cannot be turned away.
As VoteRiders continues to grow in response to the quickly-rising need for our work, we are seeking a highly-motivated Legal Director (Director) to join our team. This individual will be the primary internal legal resource for VoteRiders, ensuring that the organization continues to provide best-in-class, uniquely comprehensive, up-to-date, and precisely accurate information in connection with ID to vote.
The ideal candidate is committed to the essential need for and benefit of VoteRiders as a leading non-partisan civic engagement organization in general and to voter ID education and assistance in particular.
Director reports to the VoteRiders Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director and will work closely with the Founder/Chair of the Board to develop in-depth voter ID expertise from a legal perspective as well as the National Voter ID Assistance Director/Deputy General Counsel.
Director will also liaise as needed with VoteRiders’ Outside General Counsel and our extensive nationwide network of pro-bono attorney volunteers. Further, Director will provide cross-cutting support to all organizational staff to ensure precise accuracy across all of our programs and resources and build the capacity of staff to serve as trusted experts, especially locally, on the issue of voter ID.
VoteRiders is a fully remote organization, so this individual can be based anywhere in the continental United States. The position of Legal Director is full-time.
LEGAL DIRECTORVoteRiders VoteRiders’ mission is to ensure that no eligible voter is prevented from casting a ballot that counts due to voter ID laws, either directly from lack of acceptable ID or indirectly because of voter confusion. VoteRiders educates voters and assists citizens to secure their voter ID.