JOB POSTING: Democracy & Redistricting Project Manager

Job Posting: Democracy & Redistricting Project Manager  

 

BACKGROUND AND MISSION

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is searching for a Democracy & Redistricting Project Manager to join our team in February/March 2021. This is a temporary full-time position that would run through the 2021 calendar year, with the possibility of being converted into a permanent position contingent on the organization securing additional funding. We are looking for an individual who is eager to work collaboratively with other highly passionate and committed individuals, whether our staff, coalition partners, or grassroots community leaders. All candidates must be committed to our mission of building power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity.

Reports to:
Executive Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Democracy & Redistricting Project Manager position is an opportunity for a strategic and motivated relationship-builder to work with Advancing Justice-Chicago staff and grassroots leaders in Illinois and throughout the Midwest on a range of democracy and voting rights issues, with a special focus on redistricting. This position will also represent Advancing Justice-Chicago in the Just Democracy Illinois coalition and possibly collaborate with other staff from the Advancing Justice national affiliation’s Voting Rights working group. If capacity allows, this position would also have the opportunity to support other existing advocacy campaigns as deemed appropriate by their supervisor.
 
Key Responsibilities:

    • Advocate on behalf of Advancing Justice-Chicago in its redistricting advocacy efforts for Illinois and the City of Chicago.
    • Provide support to Advancing Justice-Chicago’s community organizers and Policy Director on all issues related to redistricting, including providing technical support to community partners in the Midwest region.
    • Create educational materials and presentations related to the redistricting process in various Midwest states and redistricting-related advocacy.
    • Represent Advancing Justice-Chicago in the Just Democracy Illinois coalition.
    • Participate in collaboration efforts by our Advancing Justice affiliation’s Voting Rights Working Group.
    • Conduct policy research and analysis on issues related to democracy reform and voting rights.
    • Contingent on capacity, provide additional support to other on-going Advancing Justice-Chicago issue advocacy campaigns.
    • Participate in internal meetings as deemed necessary.
    • Assist in grant processes involving the subject areas of democracy and voting rights.
    • Maintain a high-level of organization and accountability to expectations and deadlines.
       

      Qualifications:

    • Commitment to racial equity.
    • At least two years of experience in policy research and analysis.
    • At least two years of experience in policy advocacy, including a deep knowledge of federal, state, and/or local legislative processes.
    • Strong level of familiarity with or expertise in the issue areas of democracy reform, voting rights, or redistricting.
    • Some experience with an issue-based campaign(s), including campaign strategy and tactics.
    • Ability to communicate complex policy with multiple audiences, particularly grassroots community members.
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      Strongly preferred:
    • J.D. or graduate degree in relevant field of study.
    • Familiarity or past experience with grassroots organizing or coalition dynamics.
    • Strong communicator, including oral and writing.
    • Experience engaging elected officials and government policy makers.
    • Knowledge of Asian American and immigrant/refugee issues.
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      Salary Range:
    • The hourly rate is $22.00-$27.00 per hour for 35 hours per week based on experience.
      • Applications should be submitted electronically via email to Careers@advancingjustice-chicago.org  and include:

      • Cover letter describing interest in the position, qualifications and expectations
      • Resume with chronological employment history
      • Two references
        • Please include “Democracy Manager Position” in the subject line of any email.

    Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, height, weight, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation.