The Center for Election Science is a national, non-partisan reform organization dedicated to helping people fight for better, fairer and more representative elections across the country.
CES is looking for dedicated volunteers to help build its grassroots organization. Regional organizers play an absolutely vital role in building and expanding the system of CES support chapters throughout the nation. Chapters are officially sanctioned supporter organizations of CES. They engage in grassroots activities like educating the public, reaching out to officials and advocating for voting method reform.
The core job of the Regional Organizer is to provide connectivity and support to chapter organizations, with the ultimate goal of growing the chapters’ abilities to advocate for themselves via ballot initiative or local legislation.
The Regional Organizer will provide support and connectivity for chapters across cities and states. They will work directly under and in close contact with the Director of Campaigns and Advocacy (DCA).
Volunteer Position Outline
As a Regional Organizer you will:
- Aid the Director of Campaigns and Advocacy in finding, recruiting, and establishing chapters throughout your local area
- Reach out to supporters via email and phone to encourage them to join chapter activities
- Aid chapters in their outreach to local stakeholders
- Deliver strategic planning assistance and organizational support to chapter organizations
- Participate and give strategic guidance in national organizing calls
- Be a dependable partner, able to give ~5-8 hours a month
- Act responsibly in line with your leadership position, treating all people and ideas with respect
- Work with the DCA to look at the viability of campaigns throughout the region and lead chapters into action
What Makes You a Good Fit
- Experience working in traditional organizing scenarios – campaigns, advocacy groups, etc. Or experience building an organization or group
- You’re happy to talk to people and build connections (that’s basically the whole job!)
- Skills or willingness to learn skills with online tools like Google Docs, Sheets and Zoom
- You’re comfortable working remotely and independently
- Ability to work directly with the DCA to create change in your community! Very cool.
- Opportunity to learn new skills, and make new connections
- Be a part of a movement at the ground floor
- Get to work with some really cool tools and data!
Those interested in this position are encouraged to apply via email to the Director of Campaigns and Advocacy, Chris Raleigh, at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, make the subject “Regional Organizer,” and in 2-3 paragraphs tell us why you’d like the position and why you’d be a good fit.