Education and Outreach Coordinator Position Available

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Board of Elections


Job Type: Full-time
Department: Board of Elections
Job Number: 220000064
The Education and Outreach Coordinator is a highly energetic and motivated individual who provides innovative and engaging training to ensure the Precinct Elections Officials (PEOs) are highly trained and competent at election operations. The Education and Outreach Coordinator also oversees the logistics of election day by coordinating the proper supplying and distribution of PEO materials; conducts public outreach efforts, including maintaining the website and social media accounts; and seeks to enroll new voters and provide education about voting processes in Knox County. The Education and Outreach Coordinator also employs their exemplary communication and interpersonal skills to provide the public and candidates with their Board of Elections related assistance.
Essential Functions
Recruits Precinct Elections Officials (PEOs) to staff Election Day activities utilizing various resources of available workers, such as past-PEOs, retirees, schools, etc.; coordinates and trains PEOs to ensure proper education and understanding of Election Day operations and technological requirements; maintains a current and comprehensive PEO training manual; oversees and manages PEOs on Election Day; coordinates PEO payroll; coordinates and deploys supplies and materials necessary for Election Day.
Oversees general office operations, such as maintaining supplies in an orderly fashion; prepare and mail absentee ballots and ballot requests; coordinate nursing home absentee voting; assist candidates with petitions and campaign finance reports; field inquiries from the public; aid in completing voter registration forms.
Promotes and maintains Board of Elections’ website and social media; conducts voter registration drives; pilots outreach initiatives at area institutions, such as schools, senior centers, etc.Attends staff meetings as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Job Standards
High school diploma or equivalent; previous presentation experience; Bachelor’s or advanced degree in education, law, communications, marketing, public administration, or related field preferred; experience in an educational or public office setting preferred; previous management experience a plus; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.   Due to a desire to maintain a partisan balance among the staff, the board of elections may consider candidates’ party registrations when making an employment offer.
Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and maintain insurability under the County’s vehicle insurance policy.
Supplemental Information
EQUIPMENT OPERATED:  The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive:
Personal computer, computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office, G-Suite, Outlook, other applicable computer software), printer, scanner, copy machine, calculator, fax machine, other standard business office equipment, motor vehicle.
The employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); works in and around crowds; may have contact with emotional or distraught people; may be required to work irregular hours; occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl on even and uneven surfaces; occasionally required to lift, carry objects up to 50 lbs., and push, or pull objects up to 250 1bs. or less.
Note:   In accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor physical demands strength ratings, this is considered sedentary work.MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS:  (*indicates developed after employment)
Knowledge of:  *County, Department, and Division goals and objectives; *County, Department, and Division policies and procedures; *personnel rules and regulations; government structure and process; business administration; public relations; project management; office management.
Skill in:  motor vehicle operation; computer operation; use of modern office equipment. 
Ability to:  demonstrate commitment to the Board of Elections mission to conduct fair and impartial election operations; convey or exchange information with the public in a clear, effective, and friendly manner; develop and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders; perform job safely; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; work efficiently; maintain accurate records; prepare accurate and concise reports; adapt and perform in a professional manner in stressful or emergency situations; operate in a fast-paced environment; deliver presentations; communicate effectively in oral and written form; maintain confidentiality; handle sensitive inquiries from public and/or officials; resolve complaints from public; travel to and gain access to jobsite.
Knox County Ohio
117 East High StreetMount Vernon, Ohio, 43050
(740) 830-6919