Wisconsin Voting Rights ManagerAmerica Votes Website
America Votes is the coordination hub of the progressive community, leading collaborative efforts among a diverse coalition of more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections, and protect every American’s right to vote. America Votes works nationally and in more than 20 states to provide a range of services to partners including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states. For more information about America Votes, visit www.americavotes.org.
Racial Equity Statement
As a leader of collaborative efforts to mobilize voters, protect voting rights, and win elections, America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity within our organization and across our coalition. We acknowledge the systematic racism that permeates all facets of our society, beginning with the foundational right to vote. America Votes is also engaging with an understanding of the ways gender, sexuality and other forms of oppression intersect with race and how those relationships impact inequities faced by our staff, our partners, and the communities that we engage in our work. America Votes strives to model our commitment to racial equity through our internal and external operations, programs, and partnerships. We acknowledge the inequitable structures that continue to exist and are moving forward with a sustained commitment in time, resources and people to challenge structural racism and work towards creating a reflective organization and democracy.
America Votes is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to serve as the Voting Rights Manager as a part of a team focused on voting rights in Wisconsin. This position will require flexibility, creativity, and a sense of humor. The Voting Rights Manager will play a key support role in creating program resources while assisting the Wisconsin Deputy State Director, Voting RIghts with the program and research goals. This person will be a critical part of supporting the election administration work America Votes does and be responsible for maintaining dashboards, creating reports, matrices, relationships with local election officials and activists, and legislative tracking. This person will be identifying important news stories related to election administration and municipal clerks and sharing that information with the larger team. An ideal candidate is systems and detail-oriented, on the job training is expected and encouraged. This position is grant funded and is currently funded through December 2024.
This position is based in Wisconsin with Madison or Milwaukee preferred and will require travel around the state. The America Votes office is located in Madison, Wisconsin.
This position is based in Wisconsin with Madison or Milwaukee preferred and will require travel around the state. The America Votes office is located in Madison, Wisconsin. America Votes is currently hybrid with in person activities and/or travel expected 4-6 times a month.
Coordinate legislative work around voting rights and election administration. Cultivate and manage a nonpartisan bank of messengers on voting issues; help coordinate and draft testimony, and train spokespeople as needed
Engagement with election officials and boards of elections, including staying up to date on county by county election preparations, capacity, anticipated changes, allocation of resources, implementation of new laws, and status of targeted advocacy requests.
Election administration implementation and compliance at the local and state level, including the implementation of new elections-related legislation.
Election protection efforts with partners and key stakeholders across Wisconsin, including statewide poll worker recruitment effort as needed.
Produce a weekly report on the program that may include information like program updates, weekly news clips around the election administration environment and threats to democracy.
Assist with producing products, meeting deadlines, and securing participation to meet program goals. Assist the Election Administration Director in collecting and organizing election administration information, creating reports, updating and maintaining Wisconsin information related to election administration, and legislative tracking.
Attend and take notes for internal and external meetings.
Maintain departmental systems, including an internal shared drive and monthly newsletter.
Other responsibilities as assigned.
3 – 5 years, or at least two cycles, of voting rights, advocacy, organizing, nonprofit or government experience.
Experience working with underrepresented and/or historically marginalized communities, preferably in campaign or organizing settings.
Respect for local organizations, election officials, leaders, and programs.
Team player with strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment.
Candidates must have a willingness and aptitude to seek out and learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments.
Must be a self-starter willing to work irregular hours as needed and to travel as needed.
Comfort with designing presentations in Powerpoint, Google Slides, and/or Canva and willingness to learn additional skills.
Comfort with Google suite, and/or Excel, Microsoft suite and willingness to learn additional skills with these or new, related tools.
Ability to work independently and to drive and manage own workload; ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively by making and meeting team goals.
Ability to travel within the state (as needed); ability to work irregular campaign style hours, especially during the peak months of the electoral cycle. As the health environment allows, meeting in person one-on-one, in small groups, and in large coalition meeting settings.
Excellent writing, communication, presentation, and time management skills, with attention to detail.
Some experience working in a coalition, advocacy, or political and electoral environments.
Experience creating reports and presentations for various audiences. .
A passion for voting rights and expanding access to the ballot.
Familiarity with Wisconsin election laws and administration of election systems. Ideal candidates will have some understanding of election administration or election protection.
Experience working with election administration officials.
Knowledge of and experience with Wisconsin political and community organization landscape.
Ability to see trends and opportunities; articulate the environment.
Experience or training in race equity/anti-racist frameworks; a general understanding of how power intersects with gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and class in organizing and electoral settings.
This position is grant funded and is currently funded through December 2024. The minimum salary for this position is $60,000 ($5,000/month) and depends upon the applicant’s experience. America Votes offers a competitive benefits package covering 100% of employee medical, dental, & vision insurance premiums, life insurance, long term disability coverage, a monthly cell phone stipend, personal professional development funds, parental leave, and 401 (K) after months of continuous service with the organization.
America Votes provides a generous paid time off policy including paid vacation; paid sick leave and personal days; at least 10 Federal paid holidays including Juneteenth; and paid organizational time off from at least December 25 to January 1.
Please submit a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three references to the application form.
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America Votes is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. America Votes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under local, state or federal law. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.