Researcher, Democracy

Sightline Institute

Job Description

The Researcher, Democracy will staff our work in Oregon and Washington as a thought leader, policy researcher, writer, communicator, advocate, and coalition participant. They will develop and deploy expertise on electoral upgrades to make the case for reforms, especially ranked choice voting, along with other specific reforms at the state and local level that Sightline has identified as promising. They will implement strategies for using information and communications to help win passage of these reforms, typically in coordination with cross-partisan coalitions of unusual allies. To that end, the researcher will develop a mastery of Sightline’s democracy-reform research and contribute to it, including systems such as open primaries and ranked-choice voting, proportional representation, election consolidation, and democracy vouchers. The researcher will research and develop arguments in support of these reforms; write articles, talking points, and policy memos; give presentations; advocate for reforms; conduct outreach; serve as a resource to the media; and lobby public officials. They will cultivate relationships with leaders and partners across many types of diversity, including racial, ethnic, economic, geographic, and political.

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Posted 9 months ago
Remote, Washington
Education Requirement
High School Diploma
Experience Requirement
5-10 years