Ohio High School Voter Registration Outreach Facilitator

Ohio High School Voter Registration Outreach Facilitator

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  • The Civics Center
  • Ohio
  • Freelance
  • Part Time

The Civics Center

Four million Americans turn eighteen every year, but in Ohio, only 32% are registered to vote. The Civics Center has the solution: ensure that all teens have an opportunity to register, or pre-register in high school.

Whether it is climate change, gun safety, bodily autonomy, or ensuring that all young people have access to great and inclusive schools, young people care about the issues that impact their lives. But not all of these passionate, engaged teens feel the power of their vote or know that they can help bring a non-partisan voter registration drive to their school to empower their generation to make change.

The Civics Center provides free training and easy-to-use resources that enable students, educators, and partners to run twice-yearly voter registration drives in high schools. In the Fall, High School Voter Registration Week aligns with state registration deadlines in advance of Election Day. In the Spring, Cap, Gown & Ballot encourages seniors to register before they graduate in the spring.

Join us in making voter registration part of the fabric of the high school experience in America.

Contractor Deliverables:

Contractor will be based in the state of Ohio to work directly with schools, educators, administrators and students to facilitate voter registration in high schools across the state, with an emphasis on Hamilton or Cuyahoga Counties and the Cincinnati or Cleveland public school systems, or other district in Ohio with historically low rates of voter participation among 18 and 19 year olds.

This includes:

  • Work directly with schools to support students in running voter registration drives or partner with teachers and administrators so they can support those students.
  • Utilizing Facilitator’s previously existing personal contacts in education to accomplish the following:
    • Reach out to administrators, educators and relevant third parties to encourage them to support voter registration in high schools
    • Gain referrals from these contacts to reach more administrators and educators with the power to support high school voter registration
    • Successfully guide all these contacts toward committing to having voter registration drives in their schools and identifying teachers, administrators or students to participate in The Civics Centers online training and/or using The Civics Center’s materials
    • Suggest and implement new strategies for expanding reach and engagement
    • Guide participants through the training and implementation process (with assistance from The Civics Center staff)
    • When possible, be on the ground at schools to provide direct support for students running voter registration drives. This can include in-person meetings with administrators and teachers to ensure student leaders are being identified, trained by The Civics Center, and fully supported
    • Ensure that program participants complete reports about their activity
    • Identify inspiring stories and individuals for press awareness
    • Serve as a liaison between all participating parties
  • Utilize research, professional networks, online searches and adjacent organizations to accomplish the same as above
  • Become well versed in Ohio state voter registration laws to help inform and educate all participants
  • Encourage GOTV efforts among registered 18-year-olds in Ohio, with an emphasis on high school outreach, following the state’s voter registration deadline.
  • Arrange introductions, meetings, and referrals between school officials, students, other Community Members and The Civics Center staff
  • Provide weekly reports and feedback to The Civics Center

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in education , community organizing or youth development
  • Extensive contacts and relationships in the education community, with an understanding of how to navigate and work within those communities
  • Experience working with an in historically marginalized communities

Additional Information

  • This is a contract position requiring 15-20 hours per week, through November 5th, 2024
  • Immediate start preferred, and no later than July 25th, 2024
  • Remote position but requires residence within one hour of either target city
  • Must be able to travel and provide own transportation. Out-of-market travel expenses will be reimbursed.
  • As this position will at times be student facing, contractor must submit to a LiveScan background check.
  • Clearances by county or state education entities are a plus
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends on occasion for special events.
  • Compensation: $7,000 per month, billed bi-monthly.

How to apply:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@thecivicscenter.org. Please use the subject line: “Ohio Contractor.” The Civics Center will be interviewing applicants on an ongoing basis. The Civics Center is a non-partisan project of Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) organization.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@thecivicscenter.org

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