State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that helps grassroots organizations win civic engagement victories and build long-term political power. Since 2008, we’ve been employing the principles of collective impact, building the capacity of partners with data analysis and shared resources, and strengthening our democracy by amplifying the voices of marginalized communities.
State Voices sustains a dynamic ecosystem of 23 state tables composed of 784 partner organizations. We provide the organizations in our network with the data, tools, and support they need to help create a healthy and thriving democracy through a racial equity lens. We advance this work through three national programs: Civic Engagement (voter registration and turnout, issue advocacy and constituency engagement), Civic Access (voting rights and election administration) and Civic Representation (census and redistricting).
It is our collective duty to end the systemic, relentless disenfranchisement targeting communities of color, young adults, LGBTQ+ people, and single women. That’s why State Voices works year-round to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy.
Silver State Voices (SSV) is the Nevada affiliate of State Voices. It is our mission to create a more robust democracy by increasing the civic participation of the New American Majority (communities of color, young people between 18-34, and single women) in Nevada. SSV develops infrastructure, fosters collaboration among diverse entities, and employs new tools and technology. SSV believes that democracy works best and its outcomes are most just when the voices of all Nevadans are heard.
In 2019, the Nevada Legislature successfully passed AB431, a bill that automatically restores the right to vote to all formerly incarcerated Nevadans, regardless of one’s parole or probation status. Since the bill has gone into effect on July 1, 2019, SSV and partner organizations have been seeking best practices and strategies to educate and register Nevadans impacted by AB431.
We are seeking a Rights Restoration Coordinator who will coordinate and lead these efforts through our rights restoration coalition. The Coordinator will work with other organizations, community members, and other local and state stakeholders to identify and execute plans to organize communities impacted by AB431.
We are seeking a self-motivated candidate who has been personally impacted by AB431 and the criminal justice system, as we believe that those who are affected by the issues should be leading the work.
The Rights Restoration Coordinator will be instrumental in further defining the roles and responsibilities of the position. This is in line with our belief that the Coordinator, an impacted individual, should lead the work. The primary responsibilities of the position are:
- Lead the rights restoration coalition by coordinating meetings, partner organizations, resources, activities, and more
- Develop and implement plans to educate and register Nevadans impacted by AB431
- Conduct voter registration and voter education with impacted Nevadans as needed
- Collaborate and conduct outreach with partner organizations, stakeholders, and community members
- Other duties as assigned.
Due to the nature of this role, the Coordinator will also have a great degree of latitude to carry out tasks in order to meet impacted Nevadans where they are. This may require the Coordinator to work a flexible schedule outside of standard office hours and may include evenings and/or weekends to have conversations with Nevadans impacted by AB431 on the spot where they are in the community (e.g., grocery stores, barbershops, etc.)
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications. Please consider applying even if you don’t meet all of them currently.
- Candidates directly Impacted by AB431 and the criminal justice system preferred (e.g., individuals formerly incarcerated)
- Understanding of issues facing communities impacted by AB431 and the criminal justice system, including, but not limited to, low income and communities of color
- A strong commitment to the civic engagement of historically underrepresented communities.
- A strong commitment to racial and gender equity
- Proven ability to build and bridge powerful reciprocal relationships with partner organizations, stakeholders, and community members
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- A strong sense of initiative and ability to work independently
- Ability to work diplomatically in a coalition setting, delivering results from a diverse set of stakeholders that the position does not directly oversee.
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
- Skilled with Google Suite applications: Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides
- At least one year of experience in labor, political, or community organizing or political campaigns
- Previous experience in organizing around criminal justice issues a plus
- Fluency in Spanish and AAPI language is a plus.
- Email your resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to [email protected].
- To ensure your submission is properly routed, use the subject line “Rights Restoration Coordinator.”
- Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
- No calls, please.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Compensation: Salary is between $40,000 to $47,000 based on experience, along with a benefits package including medical, vision, dental, 401(k), and more.
State Voices is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.