FairVote MN Seeks Minneapolis Voter Education, Outreach Coordinator
FairVote Minnesota Foundation is seeking a temporary, full-time coordinator to organize public outreach and voter education efforts to prepare Minneapolis voters and candidates for the use of Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in the 2013 Minneapolis elections.
The city successfully implemented RCV in 2009 following passage of a popular voter referendum; this year it will be used for the first time in an open mayoral election. Minneapolis voters will also elect city councilors, park board commissioners and members of the Board of Estimate and Taxation.
The coordinator will work directly with FairVote Minnesota Executive Director Jeanne Massey and in partnership with the city of Minneapolis to develop and execute a grassroots outreach and education plan.
Ideal candidates will be energetic, organized, reform-minded democracy advocates with the ability to recruit and mobilize large groups; a willingness to work long hours (including weekends) and a working vehicle. Experience working in communities of color is highly desirable. Training will be provided, and compensation is commensurate with relevant professional experience. The position will be contracted through the November 2013 election, with potential opportunities for ongoing work, dependent on funding. Candidates must be committed through November.