JOB OPENING: Re-entry Voting Rights Contract Organizer

ncr-logoTitle: Voting Rights Felon Re-Enfranchisement Organizer

Organizational Overview: NCR is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 2008 to create a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans. NCR achieves this by engaging our youth and adults in our community and building civic leadership skills. Once Nebraskans are engaged in their democracy NCR works to protect voting rights both through voting rights investigation, election observation, community education, and policy advocacy. To accomplish this our three primary program areas are:

  1. K-12 civic engagement programs in schools and community learning centers.
  2. Civic health initiatives across the state in both rural and urban communities.
  3. Non-partisan voting rights protection and Nebraska accessible elections policy and research.

NCR has offices in Lincoln and Omaha, and employs 41 full and part-time staff. You can find out more at www.nereform.org. This position can be based in the Lincoln or Omaha office, but will require extensive travel in central and western Nebraska.

Position Summary: The Re-entry Rights Contract Organizer is an hourly contract position responsible for creating and managing grassroots advocacy efforts during the 2017 legislative session in support of eliminating the two-year waiting period and establishing a notice of restoration procedure. Working under the supervision of the Director of Voting Rights, the Re-entry Rights Contract Organizer will supplement direct lobbying efforts in support of policies seeking to re-enfranchise returning citizens with grassroots lobbying efforts, including cultivating community support and directing constituent contact with elected officials. The Re-entry Rights Contract Organizer will ensure that NCR can provide communications and research support to volunteers and advocates and coordination and logistical support to coalition partners

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and build relationships with community groups and advocacy organizations in support of policy to eliminate two-year waiting period
  • Recruit, cultivate, and train grassroots advocates
  • Collect, cultivate, and organize personal stories of returning citizens
  • Manage grassroot advocacy efforts and actions for legislation to eliminate the two-year waiting period for returning citizens
  • Develop and distribute communications for advocates
  • Develop and distribute communications on social media
  • Facilitate phone-banks, letter writing campaigns, and other grassroots advocacy efforts

Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and task oriented
  • Strong organizational and logistical skills
  • High school degree and some college credits required
  • Some experience with grassroots organizing or legislative policy required
  • Experience with VAN preferred
  • Ability to travel extensively across state

Position Details:

  • Program start date: December 15, 2016
  • Work Schedule: Contract employment, 30-35 hours per week
  • Compensation: $15-20/hr based on experience, travel expenses reimbursed
  • Position open until filled

Direct Report: The organizer will report directly to the Voting Rights Director, and will also work with the other Voting Rights Organizers. 

Applications due Friday December 9, 2016 and interviews will be scheduled shortly after. Intended start date for this position will mid to late December.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and references via email to Bri McLarty Huppert by December 9th. If you have any questions about the position please contact Bri McLarty Huppert via email at bri.mclarty@nereform.org or phone 402-904-5191. The position will remain posted until filled.

NCR has a policy prohibiting discrimination against applicants, employees, directors or officers on account of race, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or national origin. In addition, NCR strictly prohibits retaliation/victimization against an employee for complaining about alleged discrimination and/or harassment.

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