Job Title: Election Administration Research Fellow
Location: Washington, DC
In state after state, legislators have pushed new rules that will significantly impact who can vote, when they can vote, and how you can engage people, from registration to election day. The New Organizing Institute (NOI), Civic Engagement Team is seeking a full-time three-month research fellow to assist with the Organizers Guide to Election Administration (OGEA), a 50-state guide to election law, written specifically for organizers. The OGEA includes rules and laws organizers need to know to register voters, conduct absentee ballot programs and ensure people can vote on Election Day.
- Research information about elections law (including laws pertaining to voter registration, early and absentee voting, and election types and dates).
- Format research in database.
- Build relationships with non-profits and election officials to accomplish research.
- Follow up with local election authorities or other field contacts in order to verify research details.
- Nearly obsessive attention to detail.
- Ability to organize non-centralized, non-standard information into a coherent format.
- Basic knowledge of American politics and elections.
- Demonstrated research experience.
- Excellent writing skills, both formal and informal.
- Excellent communication skills, particularly by telephone.
- Some experience with political data, Excel, or election administration a plus.
NOI is a progressive organization that builds capacity and sophistication in the progressive movement in the areas of technology and new media, especially as they relate to organizing. NOI offers numerous trainings for progressive practitioners, engages in data research, and coordinates with a wide range of progressive partners to leverage common interests in the improvement of technology options in the field. Here's what our staff says about our values and workplace:
- "NOI welcomes and values people (and their stories, contributions, personal lives) more than any other organization I've worked with."
- "I love that we focus on long term capacity building rather than purely short term fights."
- "I love being part of a team of 'finishers' - people who, once they start something, will see it through."
- "There is a clear appreciation not just for the accomplishment, but for the people who made it possible."
To apply: This is a two-month fellowship with the possibility of a one-month extension. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, description of their favorite election administration law, procedure, or story (and why), and resume to email@example.com.