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We're Hiring: Mock Election Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced nonprofit campaign coordinator with a passion for youth and community engagement. Successful candidates will be knowledgeable about best practices in program and event management.


The League of Women Voters® of Oregon (LWVOR) is a grassroots, nonpartisan civic organization that encourages informed and active participation in government in order to build better communities statewide. LWVOR’s purpose is to influence public policy through education and advocacy and to provide support for League members and the League organization. The League seeks to empower citizens to understand governmental issues and to engage in the political process. We provide balanced, accurate, nonpartisan information to all Oregonians.

The LWVOR Mock Election program encompasses multiple civics education services provided across Oregon. These include planning and hosting Student Mock Elections, both virtual and in the classroom, updating and distributing curriculum material, planning voter education events and more.


Role


The role oversees the entire LWVOR Mock Election program, including planning, community outreach, publicity coordination, and program execution both virtually and in person. The Mock Election Coordinator is expected to maintain documentation, update materials for distribution, and generate reports on program success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Confirm and establish partnerships with Oregon associations.

  • Update (or oversee update) of website and materials for new election cycles. Notify teachers of available materials, attend workshops, visit schools.

  • Work with Youth Outreach Committee, staff, and LWVOR Board to update the Civics ED curriculum, establish school contacts, identify potential public officials and locations for program participation.

  • Communicate with local Leagues on outreach for their local schools.

  • Oversee production of any printed material to be distributed to participating classrooms; awards for teachers, students, and volunteers. Coordinate with Voter Service Reps for Voters’ Guide use.

  • Coordinate or oversee Mock Elections, track voting activities, and distribute and review evaluations. Plan and prepare for events at participating schools.

  • Prepare final report and share with LWVOR Board.

Who are you?


To excel in this position you must have at least 3 years of experience in nonprofit campaign management or similar roles. This multi-tasking position requires excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; attention to detail and time management; independent and team work; written and verbal communication; business and technical writing; strong computer, data, and content delivery skills; and commitment to the League of Women Voters mission. A successful candidate will be flexible, cooperative, self-directed and able to set priorities to reliably follow through in a timely manner.


Experience essential in this role:

  • Organization and the ability to set priorities to complete a wide variety of tasks.

  • Attention to detail to ensure tasks are completed thoroughly, correctly, and within deadline.

  • Experience managing all aspects of event planning and execution.

  • High integrity - you need to be responsive and service-oriented and simultaneously able to make your own decisions.

  • Technically savvy in operating event equipment and using other common digital tools.

  • A keen understanding of the political process in Oregon and experience with voter engagement and education is a huge plus.

LWVOR is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity, equity, and civility are among our core values. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply for these jobs, including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities.


This is a contract position, approximately 20-30 hours per week from September through November 1. Monthly rate is $3,250. Review of applications will start on August 17. Position open until filled.


Please submit a cover letter and CV to hresources@lwvor.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

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