Common Cause Education Fund Seeks NY Votes Early Organizer

*This is a contract position*

The coalition successfully championed and won nearly a dozen voting rights reforms including making New York the 38th state to have early voting. Starting in November 2019, New York will have nine days of early voting before every election. We are now pivoting to early voting implementation, the NY Votes Early Campaign Organizer will begin to conceptualize and execute a turnkey statewide public education campaign, and supporting our partners and activists from Buffalo to Bay Ridge.


Lead NY Votes Early Education Campaign organizing agenda:

  • Identify and mobilize organizational partners throughout the state to participate in the NY Votes Early education campaign.
  • Provide event support for partners and grassroots activists, developing an event kit and helping partners and activists brainstorm local events.
  • Activate Common Cause/New York’s 60,000+ grassroots members to participate in the NY Votes early education campaign.
  • Manage student interns and volunteers in support of mobilization efforts.

Create communications collateral in support of campaigns and digital organizing efforts:

  • Collaborate with Executive Director and other staff to write, edit and send digital communications (email, social, media, text, and web) that mobilize constituents throughout New York State to participate in the NY Votes Early education campaign.
  • Develop and write public outreach materials including fact sheets, action alerts, presentations, and online updates.
  • Responsible for online organizing and digital communications, including website updates, working in collaboration with the national digital team and coalition design team.
  • Perform administrative tasks such as record and track metrics, coordinate community event and volunteer calendars, database maintenance, lobbying reports, participate in conference calls, report on metrics and goals.


Experience, education and technical proficiency:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in community organizing, advocacy and/or political campaigns.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and current social media platforms required.

Ideally you have:

  • Familiarity with, and skill in, online advocacy, social media campaigning and distributive organizing.
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships with people and organizations of various orientations and backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills and the ability to motivate people to act.
  • Experience working with competing priorities and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

You’ll thrive if you are/have…

  • A demonstrated passion for social justice and reform issues.
  • Results-oriented, dependable, and proactive.
  • Demonstrated ability for clear, concise and persuasive writing.
  • Ability to work independently, initiate projects and work with minimal supervision.

Nice to have, but not essential:

  • Knowledge of state legislative and government processes, voting rights reform issues helpful.
  • Spanish language skills desired, but not necessary.
  • Action Network (or similar website and advocacy management program) mastery a plus.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.


$5000 – 6000 per month. (Contract Position)


Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country including New York. More information can be found at: www.commoncause.org and for CCNY at www.commoncause.org/new-york/.

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish preferred, but not required


Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements (optional) to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org  and include NY VOTES EARLY ORGANIZER in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Location: New York, NY