Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 to expand our work on student voting issues. We work with university and community college administrators, 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:
- Institutionalizing voter engagement means to make it a part of the culture on college and university campuses across the state. This is done through the Voter Friendly Campus program, initiatives such as Ask Every Student and other partnership programs.
- Providing up-to-date election information that is accurate and tailored to students. We do this through the development of tools for campuses such as state student voter guides and webinars on election law with support from the attorneys at Fair Elections Center.
- Developing student leaders through the paid Democracy Fellowship program at colleges and universities and a Student Advisory Board that helps guide Fair Elections Center Campus Vote Project and is a national student voice for the organization.
Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project seeks a Deputy State Coordinator for Texas. The Deputy State Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with working with the State Coordinator to manage and strengthen existing relationships with campus administration and faculty leadership and establish new, lasting relationships with campuses to carry out our goals. The Deputy State Coordinator will work to recruit and support campuses in the Voter Friendly Campus program. They will also assist in supervising “Democracy Fellows,” paid 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. This position reports directly to the Texas State Coordinator.
The ideal candidate has a passion for voting rights with a particular interest in helping college students’ access and have a voice in our democracy, is committed to building relationships, has a knowledge of voting rules and regulations in Texas, and is located in the Greater Houston Area.
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.
- 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.
- Schedule regular meetings with administrators and faculty leadership at partner institutions.
- Assist in the management of Texas Democracy Fellows.
- Coordinate with Fair Elections Center and 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 regular evaluations.
- Report directly to the state coordinator and support them in carrying out our on-the-ground strategy, including but not limited to:
Organize virtual and in-person student voting summits and other programming events.
- History of organizing work on campuses or with political/issue campaigns.
- Experience engaging diverse constituencies and experience with institutions of higher education is a benefit.
- Access to a car as travel throughout the state may be required, depending on health and safety conditions in the state.
- This is a remote position so access to a computer, phone, and reliable internet are required.
- While generally remote, some in-person activities are required, so the position is located in the greater Houston-area of Texas.
This is a full-time position. Salary range is $47,000 – $51,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include generous vacation and fully paid health, dental and vision coverage as well as a 403(b) pension plan with employer contribution.
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.
Priority application deadline is Tuesday, February 21, 2023. To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Kristina Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for this job email your details to Kmoore@fairelectionscenter.org