About the Position
Democrats Abroad (DA) was the margin of victory for Joe Biden in Georgia and Arizona, and we’re determined to continue delivering scale-tipping votes in races across the United States in 2021 and 2022. The Global Voter Assistance Coordinator will play a critical role in achieving this by leading projects and teams that will ensure U.S. citizens abroad have access to up-to-date and personalized guidance on how to get and return their absentee ballots. A successful Global Voter Assistance Coordinator should have knowledge of both DA and the U.S. voting constituency abroad, as well as strong management and communication skills, to lead robust teams that will provide critical support to overseas voters.
Upon appointment, and in collaboration with the International Chair, the Global Voter Assistance Coordinator will collectively identify at least six additional DA volunteers to serve on the Global Voter Assistance Committee. The Global Voter Assistance Coordinator and Committee will focus exclusively on developing, coordinating, and implementing global initiatives designed to help overseas citizens vote. Foreseen project areas include live one-on-one voter help (“Zoom Rooms” and hotlines), written one-on-one voter help (email and helpdesk inquiries), instructional videos, and voter assistance training sessions/materials for DA leaders and volunteers.
- Motivate, lead, and delegate tasks among the Global Voter Assistance Committee
- Hold regular Global Voter Assistance Committee planning sessions
- Develop and distribute voter assistance training materials and templates for DA leaders and volunteers by November 30, 2021 (updating as needed in 2022)
- Build and maintain relationships with country-level Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) and/or Voter Assistance Coordinators
- Create and implement workflows to centrally assist overseas voters around the world, as well as to centrally document their inquiries
- Monitor inquiries to identify recurring issues in overseas ballot request/return procedure, notifying the Global Vote From Abroad Coordinator and DA International Executive Committee as appropriate
- Regularly work with Global Vote From Abroad Coordinator to ensure guidance to overseas voters is current and accurate
- Report to the DA International Executive Committee on a bi-weekly basis and regularly attend their meetings
- Following the midterms, conduct a final assessment of 2022 voter assistance projects to document lessons learned and suggest improvements for the future
Skills & Qualifications
- Commitment to helping Democrats Abroad, the Democratic Party, and Democratic candidates succeed
- Member of Democrats Abroad (join here)
- Deep first-hand knowledge of the U.S. voting constituency abroad, as well as of issues unique to overseas voters
- Familiarity with Vote From Abroad (www.votefromabroad.org), as well as with the Federal Voting Assistance Program for overseas voters (www.fvap.gov)
- Strong eye for detail, with the ability to notice patterns and trends
- Ability to break down complex information and clearly communicate essential points to a larger audience
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to generate innovative ideas to better help overseas voters, as well as to motivate and oversee teams that see these through
- Ability to manage multiple projects across multiple time zones
- Comfortability with Google Workspace programs
- Previous volunteer management experience advantageous
Estimated Time Commitment: 10-15 hours/week in 2021, 20-25 hours/week in 2022, with understanding that hours may increase significantly during peak times (August-November 2022)
Start Date: From August 16, 2021
End Date: May 2023
Compensation: Unpaid (but tremendously rewarding!)
Please send your resume and a cover letter outlining your vision and qualifications for the role in PDF format to [email protected] by August 1, 2021.
Democrats Abroad is committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, with opportunities to provide and the ability to take feedback and learn. It is our policy to recruit, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, pregnancy, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity, disability, or any other legally protected basis.