Working at Democracy North Carolina means you are part of a small but 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.

Western NC Organizer

Democracy NC is hiring a Western NC organizer who will be based in or near Asheville, NC. This organizer will lead our organizing efforts in the region generally from Buncombe-Henderson-Haywood-Watauga and surrounding counties. The job requires extensive travel within Western North Carolina, as well as travel to our central office in Durham at least once per month. The application deadline is Monday, November 24 at 5:00 PM EST. View the full job announcement.

We are looking for someone who: excels recruiting, training and cultivating new activists and leaders; has experience mobilizing grassroots voter registration, get-out-the-vote, and other voter actions; has the ability to coordinate coalition-building efforts with local chapters of statewide organizations; and has the ability to hire, train and supervise a team of young organizers from late May through July each year, as part of the organization’s Democracy Summer program.

Our ideal candidate has, among other qualities: superior people skills and the ability to build strong relationships; superior written communication and public speaking skills and willingness to proactively seek out speaking engagement opportunities; ability to travel and work frequent evening and weekend hours; ability to work authentically with diverse constituencies and strong personalities; strong command of Microsoft Office programs and ease in adapting to new technology; and commitment to Democracy NC’s mission and values, including understanding of and commitment to diversity and racial equity.

For more details on the position and information on how to apply, view the full job announcement.

*Democracy North Carolina affords equal opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, creed, color, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, or disability.

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.

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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.