Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Verified Voting seeks new President/CEO

Verified Voting was founded in February 2004 by David Dill, a Stanford computer scientist who kick-started the technology community's involvement in election verification issues.

Verified Voting has been doing instrumental work on voting verification since its inception. Grassroots Verified Voting volunteers across the nation have been active at the state and local levels to ensure the requirement and purchase of voting systems that are verifiable. These activists have played an important role throughout 2005 in getting legislation passed in state legislatures across the country requiring a voter verified paper audit trail and public auditing of election results.

Professor Dill recently announced that a president/CEO is being sought for Verified Voting. The job announcement is below. If you know someone well-suited for this position please pass this job announcement along.



The Verified Voting Foundation and VerifiedVoting.org are non-profit, non-governmental organizations with a common mission: to promote transparent, reliable and publicly verifiable elections in the United States.

The Verified Voting Foundation is an 501(c)(3) organization whose activities are primarily research and education.  VerifiedVoting.org is a 501(c)(4) organization which advocates legislative reforms to increase election transparency.  These organizations are primarily focused on election integrity and transparency issues and have a history of drawing on special expertise in technology, especially computer science.

We are seeking a President, who is the CEO of the organization.  We are seeking a leader and manager with extensive prior management experience, a deep knowledge of election issues, and a passion for our mission.

The organization is currently headquartered in San Francisco, although headquartering in Washington, DC could be considered.

Responsibilities of the President will include:

* Being the public face of both organizations.
* Setting short-term and long-term strategy, including the definition
and planning of major projects that advance our mission.
* Fundraising from foundations and individual contributors.

* Building the organizations, recruiting high-quality staff and
 volunteers for important roles within the organization, including
 - communications strategy
 - policy analysis
 - gathering and making available timely and accurate information about
   election law, voting technology, etc. to the public.
 - lobbying activities at the state and Federal level.
* Cultivating and maintaining effective partnerships with a
 wide variety of other organizations who are working on election
 issues at the state and federal level.
* Financial administration
* Working with and expanding the board of directors.


* Previous high-level executive experience.
* Demonstrated success in building a non-profit.
* Exceptional ability to communicate in speech and writing.
* In-depth knowledge of voting and democracy issues, and a passion
 for our mission.
* A commitment to accuracy, objectivity, and non-partisanship.
* Comfort with technology issues, and the ability to communicate
 about technology issues with technologists and the general public.

If you are interested, please email a copy of a cover letter and your resume to "davidldill@gmail.com"

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