Job Opportunity: Director of Voting Rights

Title: Director of Voting Rights

Position Description: A leader responsible for managing and directing Nebraskans for Civic Reform’s non-partisan accessible elections program. Voting Rights Program activities include but are not limited to voting rights research, investigations, observation, litigation, public education, and policy advocacy. This program works to ensure our democratic institutions are accessible, modern, and accountable. Particularly for youth, low income, people with disabilities, and seniors. The director will manage a team of three full time field and communications and staff.

Start Date: November 6th
Application Deadline: October 16th
Application Materials: Resume, cover letter, and at least three references

Primary area of responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plans, develops and establishes policies and objectives of voting rights program in accordance with objectives of organization, and determines agency responsibilities for administering program.
  • Directs program activities and budget, including but not limited to voter engagement/education plans, policy agenda and legislative agenda with direction from the Policy Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Directs legal work and litigation with direction from the Policy Committee.
  • Provides limited scope representation to individuals or voters whose right to vote was violated.
  • Director writes grants, assists Director of Development with program specific fundraising activities.
  • Has voting rights organizers, interns, and law clerks report to them.
  • Responsible for external communications of Voting Rights program
  • Is required to represent NCR to all outside community partners with kindness and the highest degree of professionalism.
  • With the exception of matters related to state legislation, reports to the Executive Director.

Reports to: The executive director of Nebraskans for Civic Reform

 

Salary Range and Benefits:

– Competitive non-profit full-time director salary, full health benefits

– Professional liability insurance

– Bar association fees

 

Requirements:

1) Bachelor’s degree

2) Demonstrated dedication to public interest work

3) Lobbying or related governmental affairs and relations experience

4) Policy and policy organizing experience

5) Experience managing at least one or two direct reports

 

Preferred Skills:

1) Law degree or public affairs masters level degree, experience accepted in lieu of education

2) Community organizing and experience working with or helping to lead coalitions

3) Non-profit program management and development experience

4) Strong demonstrated public relations experience

5) Team management experience

6) Experience managing coalitions

 

Qualities:

1) Self-motivated and entrepreneurial

2) Team player and consensus builder

3) Passionate about voting rights and equal rights

4) Highly organized and a self-starter

 

To Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample and references via email to kelsey.liddy@nereform.org. If you have any questions please contact Kelsey Liddy via email at kelsey.liddy@nereform.org or phone at 402-904-5191.

Nebraskans for Civic Reform is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Nebraskans for Civic Reform does not discriminate on the basis of race, color national origin, ethnic background, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or handicap.

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