More Suggestions for Hiring Students for Voter Engagement

Posted by HE-SVE Forum on December 10, 2019

Here is a job possible description from Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, Columbia College Chicago:

Voter Registration Assistant

Job Responsibilities:

The Voter Registration Assistant will work with faculty, staff and other students on Columbia College Chicago’s non-partisan, 50-state voter registration drive. Tasks will include :

  • visiting classes to present and/or assisting with voter registration presentations
  • staffing the front desk at the Student Center to assist with voter registration
  • checking forms prior to collecting them
  • mailing completed forms and photocopies (for out-of-state IDs) to the appropriate state election offices
  • updating a spreadsheet of classes presented in and students reached
  • helping students check on their registration status
  • helping students request absentee ballots
  • providing efficient, accurate answers to questions about the voting process

Job Skills and Qualifications :

  • passionate about voting
  • excellent attention to detail
  • excellent time management and organization skills
  • comfortable with basic use of spreadsheets
  • enrolled at Columbia College Chicago during the 2020/2021 school year
  • maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • public speaking skills a plus


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