End Citizens United and Let America Vote

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

 

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Communications Director

End Citizens United/Let America Vote’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: Vice President, Communications

Job Summary: The Communications Director is a member of the senior staff at End Citizens United/Let America Vote and is responsible for leading and implementing ECU/LAV’s communications efforts, including crafting long- and short-term communications plans, helping set the organization’s strategic agenda, and coordinating with appropriate staff and departments to ensure communications are aligned with the organization’s goals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage communications team as well as long term communications planning, including crafting and overseeing the execution of press plans.
  • Serving as the primary on-the-record spokesperson for the organization.
  • Editing press releases and advisories and drafting talking points and op-eds.
  • Planning press calls and press conferences, as well as assisting with special events in Washington and across the country.
  • Working along with and in support of federal and state campaigns.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The Communications Director must be a strategic thinker with attention to detail, have excellent writing skills and experience managing junior staff, strong relationships with national political and/or Capitol Hill reporters, and an ability to handle multiple projects on competing and tight deadlines. The Communications Director must have 6-8 years or more of experience in campaign, government, or strategic communications, including experience with rapid response media. The Communications Director must be committed to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff.

The starting salary range for this position is $100,000 to $120,000 and comes with a competitive benefits package. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line: “Communications Director.” No calls, please.

Our office and this position are based in Washington, DC; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all positions are currently working remotely and travel is suspended.

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

 

Political Director

End Citizens United/Let America Vote’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: Vice President, Political

Job Summary: The Political Director is a member of the senior staff at End Citizens United/Let America Vote and is responsible for leading and implementing ECU/LAV’s political efforts, coordinating with appropriate departments and ensuring alignment with the strategic direction for the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Own and execute the ECU/LAV’s federal candidate endorsement process, including monitoring U.S. Senate and House political landscape for opportunities for engagement, conducting interviews with candidates, and making recommendations on candidate endorsements.
  • Be the first point of contact and maintain relationships with endorsed candidates and campaigns.
  • Work with the VP, Political to develop a strategic plan to support and prioritize endorsed campaigns.
  • Engage and maintain relationships with Democratic Party committees, key progressive organizations, and other Democracy Reform partners.
  • Coordinate external briefings for partners and allies to share ECU/LAV research findings.
  • Hire, train, and manage Political Department staff.
  • Represent ECU/LAV publicly at meetings, candidate events, GOTV kick-offs, and occasionally in the press or on panels.
  • Work with other department directors to ensure the organization is being as impactful as possible in advancing Democracy Reform issues.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The Political Director must be a self-starter with at least 5 years of political and campaign experience. They should have a strong interest in stopping big money in politics, protecting voting rights and helping elect democracy reform champions to Congress, possess excellent communications skills, good attention to detail, and the ability to think on one’s feet. The Political Director must be willing to travel extensively and committed to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff.

The starting salary range for this position is $100,000 to $125,000 and comes with a competitive benefits package. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line: “Political Director.” No calls, please.

Our office and this position are based in Washington, DC; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all positions are currently working remotely and travel is suspended.

End Citizens United/Let America Vote 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/Let America Vote’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

Job Summary: The Deputy Research Director, in partnership with the Research Director, will be in charge of research to support ECU/LAV’s endorsements at both the federal and state level. In addition to supporting the endorsement process, the Deputy Research Director will assist with rapid response research, opposition research, and research focused on highlighting our broken campaign finance system.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct background research on candidates seeking ECU/LAV’s endorsement.
  • Opposition research in priority races, research to support ECU/LAV’s endorsed campaigns, and rapid response 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, including assisting the Research Director in completing quick-turnaround projects and fact-checking.

Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years’ experience doing political research.
  • Must be proficient in writing narrative research documents, including bullet writing.
  • Strong interest in stopping big money in politics, protecting voting rights and helping elect democracy reform champions.

Additional skills desired:

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

The starting salary range for this position is $70,000 to $75,000 and comes with a competitive benefits package. To apply, please email resume and cover letter to [email protected], subject line: “Deputy Research Director.” No calls, please.

Our office and this position are based in Washington, DC; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all positions are currently working remotely and travel is suspended.

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