The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative—to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, public policy advocacy, and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education, and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.

LDF seeks an energetic person to facilitate, strengthen and deepen local- and state-level partnership-building and community trainings on voting and electoral rights, and promoting and sustaining year-round civic engagement. The role reports to the Manager and Deputy Manager of the VRD/PTV Projects.


  • Develop and disseminate public education materials and state-by-state voting rights training curriculums;
  • Develop and implement an outreach plan to build and strengthen local- and state-level partnerships in target states in order to identify voter suppression issues; solicit community feedback; and recruit volunteers;
  • Convene and/or participate in state-level coalitions concerning elections and voting rights;
  • Track data collected through online portal and in-person feedback regarding threats to voting rights at the local- and state-level in target states before elections;
  • Mobilize volunteers to take actions concerning voting and elections, including to serve as volunteers for election protection and other initiatives;
  • Identify and assign volunteers to target precincts for on-the-ground voter protection efforts;
  • Conduct training sessions in a timely and effective manner in target states;
  • Provide on-the-ground voter protection support, including coordination of volunteers and Early Voting/Election Day logistics;
  • Use Election Day data collection to inform multi-tactic responses to suppression efforts, including ongoing community organizing and advocacy; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree. Specialization in: Elections, Politics, Voting Rights, and/or Communications.
  • Minimum of one year of experience;
  • Commitment to the racial justice mission of LDF
  • Willingness to travel extensively to both urban and rural areas in the United States; and
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

The salary range for this position is $58,000 to $60,000. LDF offers a rich platform of benefits including medical (Empire), dental (Cigna), vision (NVA), flexible spending accounts (Flex Facts), transit/commuter plan, life insurance, AD&D, voluntary life & AD&D (UNUM), AFLAC, Employee Assistance Plan, and Health Advocate.  As well as the many healthcare benefits, LDF offers a 403b plan with employer match, and a robust vacation, sick, and personal time program to ensure employees have a health work-life balance.

Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.