Jobs through the National Office, Berkeley CA
National Election Supervisor
Pacifica Foundation Radio is accepting
applications for the position of National Election Supervisor, subject to the
provisions of Articles 3 and 4 of the foundation bylaws, as amended in 2011,
(bylaws are here).

We invite interested individuals to apply for this position by until it is filled. Your application should include a resume, summary of your connections and history with Pacifica and its elections (if any), and why you believe you would be a good fit for this position.

Primary considerations in the selection process include not only competency to handle the varied duties (see Job Description), but also an ability to be fair and impartial, and to be perceived by different factions and election slates to be fair and impartial.

Job Description: National Election Supervisor Pacifica Foundation 2014

Temporary Position Starting September 1, 2014
Exempt Position
Salary: Salary $2,500/month for approximately 4 months (possibly longer) beginning early September 2014
The National Election Supervisor (NES) will supervise the 2014 Pacifica election in accordance with the Pacifica bylaws.

Position Description:
The position reports to the Executive Director. The NES is responsible for overseeing and certifying the fairness of the Delegates elections in each station area.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with General Managers, Program Directors and Development Directors at each station to ensure a fair election.
  • Hire and supervise Local Election Supervisors to supervise the election at each station.
  • Ensure that voter lists are clean and de-duped and separated by listener and staff categories without duplication.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed election web pages for all 5 stations.
  • Design (subject to Executive Director review), print, and mail candidate statement pamphlets, simple voting instructions, paper ballots, including a fundraising appeal.
  • Mail replacement ballots as necessary.
  • Prevent ballot stuffing; verify valid ballots.
  • Verify that quorum, as specified in Article 3 Section 7 of the bylaws, has been achieved in each election by the appropriate deadline(s).
  • Supervise the nomination process and "fairness" of the elections.
  • Ensure that LES's coordinate and supervise candidate forums with the assistance of local station personnel.
  • Monitor and enforce fair campaign provisions, including processing complaints of violations.
  • Ensure that LES's work with local station management to ensure adequate promotion of the elections on air.
  • Work with the Balloting and Tabulation company to design ballots and certify results of the election.
  • Work with balloting and tabulation company to design and plan where feasible electronic balloting, and/or portions of the process at every level, in a subset of the Pacifica electorate, in preparation for eventual transition from primarily paper balloting to electronic balloting. This would include dissemination of information about candidates and collection of valid email addresses for members and use of opt-in procedures where practicable.
  • Provide a written report within one month of election certification that includes reports from each LES on elections at their stations, a summary of information to help future NES's and LES's, a list of problems with each election and how those problems were handles, and recommendations for improvement for the next election.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to hire and supervise LES's.
  • Good writing, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management and general administration.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and maintain effective communication with supervisor about work progress and other important information.
  • Ability to prioritize diverse tasks, meet deadlines, and hold self accountable for following through with tasks in due time.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience with election procedures and supervision, recommendation from an organization experienced in election procedures and supervision preferred.
  • May not be an employee, paid or unpaid, nor a Delegate, Officer or Director of the Foundation, any Foundation radio station or any LSB.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management and organization.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of data-management.
  • Ability to work well either alone or as part of a team.
  • Must be reliable, accountable, and communicative.

Application Deadline: 11:59PM ET August 15, 2014
Email, mail or FAX resumes or inquiries to:
LaSchele Mosley
Pacifica Foundation
NES Position
1925 Martin Luther King, jr. Blvd.
Berkeley, CA 94704
Fax: 510-849-2617
Email: adminasst at Subject line: NES Position

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