Description:

The DNC is seeking Special Deputy Voter Protection Directors for Democracy Defense to help ensure that every ballot is counted and that election results are certified. The Deputy will travel to a state and will be a key member of the state voter protection team team and will manage the state voter protection team’s efforts to counter or mitigate attempted subversion of the election process, including post-election review, tabulation, and certification of results. “Subversion” means efforts to stop votes from counting (including by blocking or changing the official count) or to block the certification of an election. A successful candidate will have a strong sense of personal initiative, respect for the sensitivity and confidentiality of information, the ability to balance multiple tasks with enthusiasm and positivity, and the ability to see programs and projects through from inception to completion.

Responsibilities/Duties:
  • Spearhead anti-subversion efforts in a state.
  • Become an expert in the state’s election law and procedure in order to develop strategies and programming to counter efforts to subvert election results, including post-election strategies and operations. This includes, but is not limited to matters related to ballot chase and cure, vote count, canvass, recount, and certification. You will organize monitoring of these areas and advocate for proper law to be followed for each stage of the post-election process.
  • Prepare memos on various ballot chase and cure, vote count, canvass, recount, and certification processes, including potential pitfalls.
  • Track subversion efforts and work with state and national teams to develop and execute organizing and legal strategies to counter these efforts.
  • Interact on subversion issues with state and local election administrators.
  • Monitor proposed and active legislation, litigation, and regulations that impact post-election operations or create opportunities for subversion.

Skills:
  • Skilled attorney with strong legal research and writing abilities; as well as a solid understanding of organizing principles;
  • Ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment;
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals;
  • Creative, versatile, and action-oriented problem solver;
  • Work collaboratively with other departments, such as data, political, organizing and communications to accomplish goals; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with experience giving public presentations.

Requirements:
  • Juris Doctor degree or prior experience managing/administering post-election activities.
  • Prior experience in campaigns or non-profits is preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced organization.
  • Strong commitment and passion in advancing the Democratic agenda and strengthening the Democratic Party.