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WANTED: Ballot Access Coordinator

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The Illinois Green Party is currently seeking a Ballot Access Coordinator to lead our 2020 Ballot Access Drive to get our presidential and U.S. Senate candidates on the November ballot. This is projected to be a PAID half-time (20 hour per week) position.

If interested see the skills and duties below and contact the ILGP at secretary@ilgp.org.

The selected candidate will have the following responsibilities:

  • Keep a calendar of petitioning opportunities throughout the state.
  • Coordinate with regional team leaders to recruit, train, and supply volunteers and/or paid petitioners with necessary materials.
  • Help ensure that available petitioners are matched with or dispatched to best petitioning opportunities.
  • Recruit, train, and supply volunteers outside of team leader regions.
  • Coordinate the processing of petitions including inspection, notarization, numbering and preparation for submission.
  • Help locate notary services where needed.
  • Check work of petitioners and keep accurate counts of petitions submitted by both paid and volunteer petitioners.
  • Report to the ILGP Executive and Coordinating Committees on a regular basis.
  • Set a good example, petitions a few hours a week. 

Candidates should possess the following qualifications:

  • ILGP membership preferred; should at least be familiar with Green Party and be motivated to help its candidates attain ballot status.
  • Fluency in computer software including Google Sheets, Docs, & Calendar.
  • A working knowledge of Nationbuilder is a plus.
  • Good communication skills; ability to conduct video and/or audio conferences preferred.
  • Experience with the petitioning process in Illinois preferred.
  • Experience in training and supervision preferred; good “people skills.”
  • Ability to collect and securely maintain documents, tabulate and maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail.
  • Experience working with volunteers preferred.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:  secretary@ilgp.org