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Chief Executive Officer

The Center for Election Science
Colorado, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Aug 18, 2023

Chief Executive Officer
Remote, based in the United States

Founded in 2011, The Center for Election Science (CES) is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization focused on voting reform. CES brings better elections to people across the country through research, advocacy, and reform, with an emphasis on Approval Voting.

Under Approval Voting, voters select all the candidates that they support - voters are not limited to just one choice. Approval Voting eliminates the problem of vote splitting that arises under the current predominant "Choose One" voting system. There are no complex runoffs, and Approval Voting costs virtually nothing to implement. Among similarly aligned candidates, Approval Voting promotes a healthy atmosphere of inclusion and cooperation rather than pitting similar candidates against each other (as Choose One voting does).

Approval Voting is simple to understand, and it results in clear outcomes for candidates and voters alike. Implemented recently in St. Louis, Missouri, and Fargo, North Dakota, Approval Voting accurately measures voters' level of support for candidates in a way that Choose One Voting does not. Approval Voting allows any number of diverse candidates to run, while still giving every candidate a precise measure of their true support among voters.

The next CES CEO will arrive at an exciting and transformational time in the organization's growth. CES is poised to transition from an educational organization that initiates isolated campaigns TO a national advocacy and technical assistance entity seeking and pursuing national impact. CES seeks to be nationwide. CES seeks to have Approval Voting in every state.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO leads the vision, strategy, and growth of The Center for Election Science and serves as the chief public representative of the organization. The CEO is responsible for providing strategic leadership for CES by working with the Board of Directors and other staff leaders to establish long-range strategic goals, policies, and plans. The CEO has the ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the strategic growth objectives of the organization are effectively achieved. The CEO both leads and works collaboratively with staff and coalition partners nationwide to pursue CES' mission of educating, advocating for, establishing, and growing the use of Approval Voting.

The next CEO of The Center for Election Science will have a deep-seated commitment to advocacy and experience in driving growth and impact. The Center for Election Science's purpose and vision should excite and compel this individual. Candidates for the position must bring a sense of creativity, innovation, and a sense of collaboration with communities to the role. The successful candidate will have strong public policy and analytical acumen and will bring demonstrated skills in advocacy, government relations, and building support for a legislative/policy agenda. Given the unique challenges of the field, the next CEO must be equipped to lead and drive change at both local and national levels.

The salary range for this position will be between $160,000 to $200,000 and will be commensurable with experience.

The Center for Election Science offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to Paid Time Off with 21 days annual required minimum, flexible hours, group health, dental and vision insurance, continuing education allotment, as well as a retirement plan.

To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at

For best consideration, applications should be received by October 4th, 2023. For more information about the Center for Election Science, visit


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