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Democracy North Carolina is growing.

Working at Democracy North Carolina means you are part of a highly inclusive team focused on achieving short-term results that bring about long-term change. We are headquartered right outside of Durham and have staff 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.

Organizing Director

The Organizing Director is responsible for ensuring that Democracy NC’s voter engagement campaigns, issue campaigns and regional organizing programs are successfully implemented by a statewide team of organizing staff. This person is a team leader – an experienced organizer, supervisor, coach and thought-partner who knows how to identify, recruit, support and develop skilled, grassroots organizers and activists. The Organizing Director works closely with the Co-Executive Directors and programmatic directors to align overall organizing strategies and campaigns with tactics and actions that build and engage Democracy NC’s base, give activists a sense of their own power and generate opportunities for sustained volunteer leadership development. This position requires periodic travel across North Carolina and managing a flexible schedule.

Advocacy Director

The Advocacy Director is responsible for determining substantive policy advocacy and research priorities, planning and implementing legislative and administrative agency advocacy strategies, and working closely with staff and coalition partners on organizing and mobilization campaigns. This position reports to Democracy North Carolina’s Co-Executive Directors, serves on the organization’s leadership team, and supervises a team that includes an Advocacy Program Manager, Researcher, and Policy & Program Associate. During major election cycles, the Advocacy Team leads the organization’s voter protection programming. Learn more about the position and how to apply here.

Board of Directors

We are seeking individuals from across the state to join our Board of Directors. Together with the Executive Director, the board is responsible for governing Democracy North Carolina through shared leadership. The board is the guardian of the mission and resources, ensuring effective and fiscally sound programs and operations, and providing strategic advice and direction to the staff and volunteers of the organization. We seeking a diversity of candidates in gender, race, ethnicity, North Carolina region, age, sexual identity, education, and ability, as well as work and life skills, including financial, human resources, fundraising, nonprofit, legal, organizational behavior, movement organizing, and voting rights. Learn more about the Board of Director role and apply to join!


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 inquiries in specific departments, please contact the appropriate staff member.

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