Georgia State Director, All Voting is Local
Who We Are:
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a 501(c)(4) organization, is the premier coalition of more than 200 organizations which promotes and protects civil and human rights in America. The Leadership Conference has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. To learn more about The Leadership Conference, please visit www.civilrights.org.
The Leadership Conference Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect civil and human rights in the US. Founded in 1969 as the education and research arm of The Leadership Conference, the Education Fund’s campaigns empower advocates to push for progressive change in the US. To learn more about the Education Fund, please visit www.leadershipconferenceedfund.org.
About the Role:
All Voting is Local fights to eliminate needless and discriminatory barriers to voting before they happen, to build a democracy that works for us all. It is a collaborative campaign housed at The Leadership Conference Education Fund, in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation; the American Constitution Society; the Campaign Legal Center; and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. For more information about All Voting is Local, visit https://allvotingislocal.org.
The State Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a program that effectuates All Voting is Local’s mission in Georgia. This position may be located anywhere in the state.
What You Will Do:
- Identify a group of target cities and counties for 2021/2022 programming
- Track changes to election administration in key areas, and develop an assessment of the implications of these changes, particularly for historically disenfranchised communities
- In coordination with the existing network of voting rights organizations in their state, develop and implement effective strategies to expand access to the ballot and respond to needless and discriminatory obstacles to voting
- Work with AVL data director to ensure that strategy is data-driven and metrics oriented
- Work with AVL communications team to develop communications strategy and incorporate effective messaging into strategy
- Build relationships with state and local election officials; and engage and coordinate advocates and volunteers on the ground, to support and expand the capacity of the existing voting rights community
- Support the development of national and cross-state strategies to protect the right to vote
- Represent All Voting is Local within the civil rights community in your state, and to the media
What You Will Bring:
- Past experience in voting rights or election protection
- Political, organizing or campaign experience
- Experience organizing and managing volunteers
- Experience working with coalitions
- Experience with tight deadlines and long hours, and the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
- A team player, with sound judgment, who thrives in a fast-paced collaborative environment, is a self-starter, can manage time efficiently, is flexible, and enjoys a good challenge
- Strong public speaking skills
- Ability to think creatively and find solutions quickly
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Law or master’s degree preferred.
- Ability to travel when it is safe to do so and pending COVID-19 restrictions
What We Offer:
The Organizations offer its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, and generous personal leave and vacation time. Employees can also take advantage of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and a retirement savings account.
Salary Range – $109,695 – $128,750
To apply, please visit our Career Center and submit your resume and cover letter. Cover letters are required and should be attached.
Our Commitment to an Inclusive Workplace
The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.