CEIR is Hiring: Outreach and Engagement Specialist (Texas)

April 2024 2 min read by The CEIR Team

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CEIR is seeking a professional and dynamic Outreach and Engagement Specialist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with election officials, legal professionals, and other community stakeholders, coordinating outreach initiatives, and driving engagement strategies across Texas. This position will be based in Texas and will require frequent in-state travel and occasional out-of-state travel.


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Application Deadline: May 15, 2024


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement outreach and engagement strategies to increase awareness of CEIR’s programs and services, with a special focus on the Election Official Legal Defense Network (“EOLDN”) .
  • Build and maintain relationships with community organizations, local leaders, the legal community, and other stakeholders to foster collaboration and support.
  • Plan and execute outreach events, workshops, and presentations to engage with election officials and the pro bono legal community.
  • Create compelling outreach materials, including one-page overviews, presentations, and digital content.
  • Monitor and evaluate outreach efforts to measure effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to align outreach activities with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Represent CEIR at community events, conferences, and meetings to promote its mission and initiatives.



  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in outreach or community engagement.
  • Knowledge of Texas government, election administration, and stakeholder landscape a significant plus.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and networking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability to learn new software tools as needed.



  • Salary Range: $65,000-85,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including:
    • up to 100% of health, dental, and vision insurance premiums paid for by CEIR
    • a 401(k) plan that vests immediately and with up to 5% match (i.e., CEIR matches 100% of your contributions up to 5% of your annual pay)
    • at least 12 weeks of paid family leave (covers parental leave, serious family/own illness, etc.)
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Professional development and training opportunities


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Brief cover letter or statement of interest
  • Up to 3 references


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About Us:

The Center for Election Innovation & Research (“CEIR”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, whose core mission is to work with election officials and build confidence in elections that voters should trust and do trust. CEIR has a proven record of working in a nonpartisan manner with election officials from around the country and from both sides of the aisle.

CEIR’s current goals are restoring public confidence in our election system, supporting and defending election officials, and ensuring election integrity and security. Election officials are increasingly the targets of threats and harassment aimed at making them feel unsafe and undercutting their ability to do their jobs. CEIR’s Election Official Legal Defense Network (“EOLDN”) supports election officials in need by connecting them with pro bono legal services and other resources as permitted by law.

CEIR is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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