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 email@example.com.
Campaign Director – The primary strategist for Democracy NC’s organizing, coalition building and movement building work. The Campaign Director develops nonpartisan issue and voter engagement campaigns that have winnable, measurable goals, give people a sense of their own power, build Democracy NC’s base of advocates and advance the organization’s overall organizing, leadership development and advocacy goals. Salary range: $50,000-$65,000. Read full description.
Field Director – The organizing team leader, supervisor, coach and thought-partner who knows how to identify, recruit, support and develop skilled, grassroots organizers and activists. The Field Director works closely with the Campaign Director to align overall organizing strategies and campaigns with tactics and actions that build and engage Democracy NC’s base and generate opportunities for sustained volunteer leadership development. Salary Range: $45,000-$60,000. Read full description.
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.
Communications Manager – Manages Democracy NC’s internal and external communications, develops and implements communication campaign strategies, works collaboratively with the policy, research and organizing teams to develop research-based messages, coordinate traditional and social media strategies, create educational materials, and craft messages and stories that motivate people to action. Engages Democracy NC’s base of volunteers to develop a diverse range of messengers that promote the organization’s mission, values, and campaigns statewide. Salary range: $36,000-$50,000. Read full description.
Temporary Full-Time Positions
To apply, email cover letter, resume and list of three references to Isela Gutiérrez, Associate Research Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vote Protector Project Coordinator – Manages Democracy North Carolina’s Vote Protector Project for the 2016 Primary, with the possibility of an extension of the role through the 2016 General Election. Works closely with the Executive Director, organizing and training staff, coalition partners, and volunteers to develop and implement a robust poll monitoring program across North Carolina and manages Democracy NC’s Election Protection hotline. Salary range: $14,500-$18,750 for 5 months. Read full description.
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.
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.