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Regional Voter Protection Director

PA Democratic Party

PA Democratic Party

Pennsylvania, USA
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

Job Location: Multiple Positions Statewide

Reports to: Deputy Voter Protection Director

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party and Biden for President are seeking talented Regional Voter Protection Directors through the 2024 general election to (i) ensure that all eligible Pennsylvania voters have an opportunity to vote and have that vote counted, and (ii) support the statewide coordinated campaign operation in the fight for the soul of our nation. The ideal candidate is passionate about voting rights and is committed to the mission of electing President Biden, Vice President Harris, Senator Bob Casey and Democrats up and down the ballot. We are looking for individuals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences in election law, voter protection, advocacy, political campaigns, and/or management who are dedicated to building a team that looks like Pennsylvania.

Regional Voter Protection Directors will work alongside the Voter Protection Director, Deputy Voter Protection Director, other members of the Voter Protection Team, and hundreds of volunteer lawyers and activists to implement the voter protection program in their region and build grassroots organizations that will engage, educate, and protect Pennsylvania voters.

In this position you will:

  • Recruit, train, and cultivate volunteer leaders to serve as county liaisons to their corresponding Board of Elections, election observers, and other dynamic voter protection roles;

  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders within your region, including election administration officials, elected officials, party officials, community leaders, nonprofits, local organizations, and volunteers;

  • Monitor developments in local election administration in your region and lead advocacy efforts and strategy to proactively expand voting access;

  • Identify and resolve obstacles encountered by voters within your region, ranging from individual problems to those with wide-scale implications during early vote and Election Day;

  • Develop expertise on state and local election law and collaborate closely with local organizations and lawyers to ensure voters have easy access to accurate information on where, when, and how to vote;

  • Work closely with Voter Protection Associates, the organizing, political, communications and data teams to meet programmatic and capacity-building goals;

  • Other duties as assigned to support the voter protection program.

Top things we’re looking for:

  • Strong commitment to Democratic politics and ideals and enthusiasm for electing President Biden, Vice President Harris, Senator Bob Casey and Democrats up and down the ballot;

  • At least 1 cycle of experience working in voter protection, or at least 2 cycles of campaign experience (one cycle of staff management is preferred);

  • A thorough understanding of voting laws and procedures, is preferred, but not required;

  • Experience effectively communicating complex legal and policy concepts for legal and non-legal audiences.

  • Experience juggling multiple competing priorities in a fast paced environment that requires exceptional organization, creativity, versatility, collaboration, and problem solving and meet goals under tight deadlines;

  • Ability to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends;?

  • Willingness to work collaboratively, to learn, and to help others grow professionally; and

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Pennsylvania is preferred, but not required.

This is a full time, position located in regions throughout Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party (PDP), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The PDP is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.