Director of Advocacy (Washington, DC)
FairVote (FV) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that champions non-partisan electoral reforms that give voters better choices, a stronger voice, and a more representative democracy.
Since its founding in 1992, FairVote has been the leading national voice behind ranked choice voting (RCV) and the Fair Representation Act, the reforms that are most critical to its mission. Its trailblazing work on these and other initiatives have won high-profile electoral reforms at the local, state, and national levels. Currently, FairVote is experiencing an exciting surge of interest in its efforts and is very well-positioned for significant growth and impact. To that end, it is looking for a dynamic campaign leader to join its management team and help seize this moment for structural reform.
The Director of Advocacy will lead the development and execution of a campaign to make RCV the norm for national, state, and local elections. This full-time position serves as a member of the senior management team and executes holistic strategies that achieve major wins and create a tipping point for national adoption of RCV. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Advocacy collaborates with FairVote’s program team and reform allies and leverages FairVote Action to advance a string of high-impact voting reforms.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Design and drive FairVote’s advocacy campaigns to advance RCV.
- Execute FairVote’s plans for engaging and coordinating current and new national partners and strengthen relationships with them to build a strong coalition for change.
- Play a key role in developing and overseeing strategies to advance RCV in Congress and for all parties to use RCV in their presidential nomination process.
- Work with the outreach team as it builds support for FairVote reforms among individuals in states and finds opportunities to partner with state and local groups.
- Represent and serve as a spokesperson for FairVote at external convenings.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
- 8 to 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in national issue advocacy and political campaigns.
- At least 5 years in management and 3 years in a senior management role.
- Experience leading coalition-based efforts to effect change and build a movement.
- Deep understanding of modern campaign tactics, data, and targeting, with ability to evaluate and execute plans with a strong field component.
- Outstanding political judgment and ability to work across the political spectrum for FairVote reforms.
- Ability to negotiate, forge consensus, resolve conflicts, and strategically disagree.
- Outstanding communication, time management, and problem-solving skills.
- Willingness to work campaign hours and travel as needed.
- Ability to appreciate and contribute to an environment that values integrity, adaptability, reliability, collaboration, a commitment to learning, and a sense of humor.
FairVote offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes fully-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, transportation benefits, and generous parental and personal leave policies.
This search is being led by Development Resources, inc. (DRi). Interested candidates can submit applications materials at driconsulting.com/position/director-advocacy-fv/
or via email to [email protected]. Requested application materials for this role include a cover letter and resume.
FairVote is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran or disabled status and will not be discriminated against. Candidates must be employable in the U.S. as required by the Department of Homeland Security.