HBCU Coordinator, Campus Vote Project – Jan 28

Posted by Campus Vote Project on January 18, 2022

Campus Vote Project (CVP) was launched in 2012 by Fair Elections Center to expand our work on student voting issues.  We work with universities, community colleges, faculty, students, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. CVP helps campuses institutionalize reforms that empower students with the information they need to register and vote.

Position Description:

Campus Vote Project seeks an HBCU Coordinator to join our National HBCU Manager in growing our organization’s work to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities institutionalize civic learning and democratic engagement programs for their campus communities and empower their students to participate in our democracy. The Coordinator is a key member of our team. They are charged with developing and managing relationships with campus administrators and faculty leadership to carry out our goals. They also supervise “Democracy Fellows,” stipended student positions committed to carrying out democratic engagement programs on their campuses. Democracy Fellows coordinate with administration and faculty, helping organize student voter registration, voter education, and voter turnout activities. The HBCU Coordinator will report directly to the National HBCU Manager.

Goals of the Program:

  • Engage campuses at an institutional level to help create nonpartisan democratic engagement programs that promote voter registration, voter education, voter turnout, and foster student leadership across the entire campus community.
  • Provide campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership with accurate nonpartisan information on the voting process and elections through trainings, materials, and one-on-one support.
  • Ensure campus administrators, faculty, and student leadership conduct comprehensive voter engagement programs and begin institutionalizing and cultivating a long-term culture of democratic engagement on their campuses.
  • Initially,  implement CVP’s program with approximately 10-12 campus partners and 20 Democracy Fellows across AL, D.C, MD,  LA and, possibly MS.
  • Coordinate with CVP’s coalition partners also conducting nonpartisan civic engagement programs on campuses.
  • Engage with coalition partners, make CVP materials and resources available to partners, and foster greater administrator/institutional-level engagement of these partners’ programs.
  • Complete progress reports highlighting sharable best practices and lessons learned for other institutions and conduct an evaluation of all efforts throughout and at the end of each year.
  • Collaborate with the HBCU Manager to develop HBCU-specific trainings, resources, and events to support HBCU campus partners and students across CVP’s work.

The priority deadline is January 28, 2022 but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

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