Democracy North Carolina is expanding for 2016 and beyond. Working at Democracy North Carolina means you are part of a highly productive team focused on achieving short-term results that bring about long-term change. We are headquartered in Durham, where most of our staff lives, but we also have staff organizers who live and work in cities across the state. Democracy North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer that goes well beyond the requirements of the law to maintain a talented and diverse staff.

Now Hiring! Current Job Openings: 

Permanent Full-Time Positions

To apply, send: 1) a cover letter with an overview of why you want the job and some professional background, 2) your resume and 3) the names and contact information for three references who can speak to your experience, skills and attributes to Jenn Frye, Associate Director at jobs@democracy-nc.org.

Western Piedmont Organizer – Based in Charlotte and covers the greater Metrolina region. Responsible for locating, training and activating African Americans, other underrepresented citizens, and their allies who are interested in understanding and using the political process for empowerment and positive change. Builds a base of dedicated grassroots volunteers who take action and lead campaigns to (1) increase the civic participation and leadership of underrepresented voters and (2) advance a range of voting rights and governmental reforms that increase access to the ballot, improve government accountability, and reduce the influence of big money in politics. Salary range: $36,000-$50,000. Read full description.

Northeast Field Organizer – Covers the region generally from Nash-Wilson-Greene-Pitt-Craven counties and northward. Responsible for locating, training and activating African Americans, other underrepresented citizens, and their allies who are interested in understanding and using the political process for empowerment and positive change. Builds a base of dedicated grassroots volunteers who take action and lead campaigns to (1) increase the civic participation and leadership of underrepresented voters and (2) advance a range of voting rights and governmental reforms that increase access to the ballot, improve government accountability, and reduce the influence of big money in politics. Salary range: $36,000-$50,000. Read full description.

Training Manager – Develops, collects, organizes and implements workshops and trainings that provide public education on Democracy NC’s core issues, strategic and tactical organizing skills and tools, civic education training, and training on NC’s political history, context and how to use the political process to advance social justice goals. Collaborates most closely with Democracy NC’s organizing team and other program staff; this role is a partnership focused on building the skills and power of Democracy NC’s base to help advance our issues and achieve the organization’s mission. Salary range: $36,000-$50,000. Read full description.

Democracy Summer

Every summer Democracy North Carolina hires outstanding college undergraduates to participate in a full-time organizing apprenticeship. Students accepted to this 9-week program learn the basics of community organizing for social change, including the connections between money in politics and social justice issues like the environment, racial equity, healthcare, voting rights and more.

Students in the program work full-time (40 + hours per week) from late May to late July and earn a stipend of $2,500 for the summer. This is a full-time job, so students who have to do summer classes or have other, part-time work cannot realistically complete the program.

Learn more at www.democracysummer.com.

Internships

Democracy North Carolina occasionally engages area students in semester-long projects or other internships. As a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, we qualify for inclusion on most college community service lists. We can help you explore the possibility of earning community service or class credits for interning with us. For more information on opportunities that may be available to you, please contact us.