End Citizens United

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End Citizens United is an equal opportunity employer. Women, People of Color, LGBTQ+ and people of all religious affiliations are encouraged to apply.

 

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PLEASE SEE OUR AVAILABLE OPENINGS BELOW AND SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO [email protected]

 

 

Arizona State Director

End Citizens United’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Director of State & Local Campaigns

Location: Arizona

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating endorsement process for non-federal campaigns, and working with ECU Political Department on relevant federal campaigns;
  • Representing ECU in conversations with state and local partner organizations;
  • Working with supervisor to refine and apply messaging to help in-state reform champions;
  • Setting up a volunteer program where ECU members can engage with endorsed campaigns and advocacy efforts;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: State Directors must perform well both independently and in a team setting. They must have a strong interest in reforming our broken democracy and be committed to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff. They are expected to have at least one full cycle of management experience at a political campaign or advocacy organization. Since they will be the senior staffer in-state while reporting back to headquarters, they must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, an instinct for anticipating and creatively solving problems, and the initiative to propose solutions and fill voids.

End Citizens United offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line “Arizona State Director.” No calls, please.

End Citizens United is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

New Hampshire Field Director

End Citizens United’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: New Hampshire State Director

Location: New Hampshire

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and executing a comprehensive statewide field plan;
  • Building cooperative field efforts with endorsed campaigns and partner organizations;
  • Activating ECU membership to become volunteer leaders and recruiting new ECU members;
  • Creating a volunteer training program;
  • Planning, recruiting for, and managing canvass launches and other organizing events;
  • Coordinating online organizing efforts;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Field Directors must perform well both independently and in a team setting. They must have a strong interest in reforming our broken democracy and be committed to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff. They are expected to have a minimum of at least one full cycle of field organizing experience at a political campaign or advocacy organization, and be comfortable with field related tools and best practices. Field directors must be extremely organized and able to accurately manage multiple projects at once.

End Citizens United offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line “New Hampshire Field Director.” No calls, please.

End Citizens United is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

North Carolina State Director

End Citizens United’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Director of State & Local Campaigns

Location: North Carolina

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating endorsement process for non-federal campaigns, and working with ECU Political Department on relevant federal campaigns;
  • Representing ECU in conversations with state and local partner organizations;
  • Working with supervisor to refine and apply messaging to help in-state reform champions;
  • Setting up a volunteer program where ECU members can engage with endorsed campaigns and advocacy efforts;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: State Directors must perform well both independently and in a team setting. They must have a strong interest in reforming our broken democracy and be committed to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff. They are expected to have at least one full cycle of management experience at a political campaign or advocacy organization. Since they will be the senior staffer in-state while reporting back to headquarters, they must possess excellent communication and organizational skills, strong attention to detail, an instinct for anticipating and creatively solving problems, and the initiative to propose solutions and fill voids.

End Citizens United offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line “North Carolina State Director.” No calls, please.

End Citizens United is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Regional Political Director

End Citizens United’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Political Director

Location: Washington, DC

Job Summary: Regional Political Directors are an instrumental part of ECU’s expanding political department and responsible for creating, leading, and implementing political strategy in their region. They will join a collaborative work environment and partner with ECU’s Political Director to monitor key races, build and maintain relationships to help endorsed campaigns win, and use their understanding of ECU’s resources to build political capital for reform efforts including getting big money out of politics and protecting voting rights.

Primary Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the Political Director to oversee and maintain ECU’s relationships with candidates and campaigns;
  • Interviewing candidates and making recommendations on endorsements;
  • Tracking ECU’s endorsed campaigns in their designated region;
  • Building strong working relationships with targeted races and helping campaigns take advantage of ECU’s resources to help them win (e.g. research for press hits);
  • Closely monitoring key states in their region and U.S. Senate and House political landscape for opportunities for ECU engagement;
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Regional Political Directors must be a self-starter with two to three cycles of political experience. Federal campaign experience is highly desired. Regional Political Directors must have a strong interest in ending Big Money in politics and helping elect democracy reform champions to Congress, possess excellent communication skills, and strong attention to detail. Regional Political Directors must be willing to travel frequently and committed to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff.

End Citizens United offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line “Regional Political Director.” No calls, please.

End Citizens United is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Deputy Research Director

End Citizens United’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Research Director

Location: Washington, DC

Primary Responsibilities: The Deputy Research Director assists the Research Director in running the research department by helping supervise research associates and heading up long-term research projects. The Deputy Research Director helps strategically guide the Research Department’s efforts to conduct innovative research to support its priority endorsed campaigns and fight big money in politics.

Specific Duties:

    • Conduct research on:
      • ECU’s priority races, including research to support ECU’s endorsement process and opposition research.
      • Projects to highlight the negative effects of unlimited and undisclosed spending in elections, including research on Super PACs, dark money groups, and corporate PACs.
      • Other issue focused research as needed.
  • Oversee and edit research projects conducted by research associates.
  • Oversee associates’ daily monitoring of priority races.
  • Assist Research Director in completing quick-turnaround projects and fact-checking.

Candidate Requirements:

  • 3-4 years’ experience doing political research.
  • Familiarity with bullet writing.

Additional Skills Desired:

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge.
  • Familiarity working with federal and state campaign finance data.

End Citizens United offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line “Deputy Research Director”. No calls, please.

End Citizens United is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Independent Expenditures Research Associate

End Citizens United’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Independent Expenditures Research & Polling Director

Location: Washington, DC

Job Summary: The IE Research Associate will work to support the research operations and organization on End Citizens United’s independent expenditure. This person will collaborate on research projects needed for ECU’s priority races, monitor campaign activity, and aid in ensuring accuracy of all materials.

Primary Responsibilities:

    • Research projects needed for ECU’s priority races:
      • Assist in research projects to support the IE’s paid media priorities;
      • Conduct opposition and self-research on our targeted races.
    • Monitor campaign activity:
      • Compile and disseminate daily news clips;
      • Monitor activity from target campaigns including ad releases and press stories;
      • Monitor ad activity in target states using FEC, Critical Mention, FCC public inspection files, and other sources.
    • Fact-checking and accuracy:
      • Assist in ensuring that all materials are accurate by backing up statements and maintaining accurate citations for all materials;
      • Assist in backing up ads and ensuring full maintenance of any backup, including screenshotting or reproducing news articles, keeping a video archive, and tracking social media.

Candidate Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of research experience, preferably in a political or campaign setting;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong creative writing skills;
  • Familiarity with Lexis-Nexis;
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently and proactively, taking ownership of different projects and responsibilities;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.

Additional Skills Desired:

  • Familiarity with federal and state campaign finance data;
  • Familiarity with research bullets and bullet writing;
  • Familiarity with primary source documents and research databases.

End Citizens United offers a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line “IE Research Associate”. No calls, please.

End Citizens United is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Summer 2020 Communications/Digital Intern

Location: Washington, DC

As a member of both the communications and digital teams, you’ll be working directly with us to help frame and shape the reform movement. Intern responsibilities include drafting press releases and social media content, monitoring news, compiling news clips, writing op-eds, and getting a front-row seat to progressive politics and campaigns. Interns will learn directly about how to deal with reporters on and off-the-record and the ins-and-outs of political communications in the digital age.

Interns should be self-starters with an interest in progressive politics and campaigns. We are looking for organized individuals with strong writing skills and the ability to copy-edit and write creatively for a variety of audiences.

Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected], subject line “Communications/Digital Internship.” Please indicate in your cover letter where you viewed this posting. This is a paid internship. 

 

Summer 2020 Political Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Responsibilities will include tracking campaigns, drafting memorandums on candidates, and providing administrative support to the political department. Prospective interns should have a strong interest in taking on big money in politics, be highly organized, and have good attention to detail. Previous electoral experience is preferred, but not required.

Interns will also benefit from the Intern Educational Program, which aims to educate interns on Democratic politics and the issue of reform while providing unique opportunities to hone their professional development skills. The program includes presentations with top Democratic professionals, tutorials on networking best practices, and discussions on themes within the reform movement. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to interact directly with and receive professional guidance from all members of ECU, and will gain strong experience in progressive campaigning.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to [email protected] with “Political Internship” in the subject line if interested. Please indicate in your cover letter where you viewed this posting. This is a paid internship.

 

Summer 2020 Finance/Compliance Intern

Location: Washington, DC

The Finance/Compliance Intern will assist a small, collaborative team with responsibilities including donor outreach, research, FEC compliance regulations, and administrative support. The intern will be a vital part of the team as we head into an election year poised to break records. Interns will have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills directly from campaign finance professionals while also being involved in an energetic office space and high-quality intern development program.

Previous experience in electoral politics is preferred, but not required. Applicants should have a background in political science or finance, database experience (NGP/VAN or ActBlue preferred), and a commitment to End Citizens United’s mission.

Interns have unique opportunities to interact directly with and receive professional guidance from all members of the organization and will gain experience in grassroots fundraising, compliance regulations, and progressive campaigning. Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line “Finance/Compliance Internship.” This is a paid position.

 

Congressional Finance Director

Congressional campaigns across the country are seeking experienced and dedicated finance directors for the 2020 cycle. End Citizens United is committed to helping reform candidates build a winning team and is looking to place strong fundraisers with top candidates.

Job Summary: The Finance Director will create and implement a finance plan with fundraising goals for the month, quarter, and 2020 cycle. They will analyze the projections and budget in order to assist in allocation decisions. The Finance Director will manage the candidate call time program, as well as donor prospecting and following-up with pledges. They run the online fundraising program and draft solicitation emails. The Finance Director will also draft direct mail solicitations and thank you letters. They will organize fundraising events, mostly in-state. The Finance Director will staff the candidate at events and meetings as needed. They will oversee additional staff and interns when added to the campaign.

Applicants should be committed to electing reform champions to Congress and passionate about tackling the issue of big money in our elections. Applicants should have at least one cycle of Congressional, or similar, campaign experience as Finance Director or Deputy Finance Director. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word, and NGP is required.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “Congressional Finance Director.”