Fair Elections Legal Network – job announcement

March 13, 2014

The Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) is a nonpartisan policy and advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Our overall mission is to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies and improve election administration through administrative, legal, and legislative reform.
FELN is seeking a lawyer with election administration, elections, legislative and/or campaign experience to serve as a staff attorney.
Duties and responsibilities. These include: 1) outreach and collaboration with voter registration and mobilization groups and other progressive organizations, to identify and eliminate barriers to voter participation; 2) legal research, analysis and writing to support FELN’s legal and administrative election reforms and ongoing assistance to outside organizations; 3) communication with election officials and other audiences; 4) overseeing and coordinating organizational efforts in assigned states, which may include some travel; and 5) supervising national campaign focused on expanding voting rights including remote management of national staff
Qualifications. We are seeking an attorney with at least 2 years’ experience and good time management skills. A qualified candidate is comfortable handling numerous ongoing tasks and supervising staff. Must possess a demonstrated ability to handle significant responsibility, meet deadlines, achieve measurable results and enjoy working as part of a team in a fast-paced, collegial environment. Excellent interpersonal skills and strong legal research and writing skills required. A J.D. and bar membership are required. Prior experience with elections is strongly preferred.
FELN is an Equal-Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to jobs@fairelectionsnetwork.com.
FELN is accepting applications through March 21, 2014. No phone calls please.

Fair Elections Legal Network
1825 K Street NW, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-331-0114
Fax: 202-331-1663


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