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Democracy North Carolina is growing.

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 much of our staff lives, but we also 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.

Current Job Openings:

Voter Protection Project Manager

The person in this full time, time-limited position (through November 30, 2020) will be responsible for managing Democracy North Carolina’s portfolio of voter protection activities leading up to the March 2020 Primary and the November 2020 General Election. Those activities include project management of both a voter protection hotline and a poll monitoring program, and state- and local-level administrative policy advocacy. This position will report to the Advocacy Director and also supervise the Voter Protection Coordinator (another temporary, full-time role), Executive Director, Senior Researcher, organizing, training, and communications staff, coalition partners, and volunteers. The Voter Protection Project Manager is based in Democracy NC’s Durham office.

Click here to learn more and apply for the Voter Protection Project Manager position. 

Voter Protection Coordinator

The person in this full time, one-year position (December 1, 2019-November 30, 2020) will support Democracy North Carolina’s portfolio of voter protection activities leading up to the March 2020 Primary and the November 2020 General Election. The coordinator will support advocacy for strong Early Voting plans, a voter protection hotline, and a poll monitoring program. The position will report to a Voter Protection Project Manager (another full-time, one-year position) and work closely with the Executive Director, Advocacy Director, Senior Researcher, organizing, training, and communications staff, coalition partners, and volunteers. The Voter Protection Coordinator is based in Democracy NC’s Durham office.

Click here to learn more and apply for the Voter Protection Coordinator position. 

Advocacy Director

Democracy North Carolina seeks an experienced advocate and coalition-builder for the position of Advocacy Director. This position is responsible for determining substantive policy advocacy and research priorities, planning and implementing legislative and administrative agency advocacy strategies, and working closely with staff responsible for the design of organizing and mobilization campaigns in coordination with those advocacy strategies.

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Voter Outreach Coordinator

The Voter Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for implementing two programs focused on improving voter participation and overall civic engagement among low-propensity voters. The first, Democracy NC’s Nonprofit Voter Engagement program, provides financial and logistical support to nonprofit service agencies who assist their target populations in registering and committing to vote. The second, the organization’s youth engagement agenda, involves facilitating campus outreach by the Democracy NC staff and managing a multi-organization youth engagement table. The position also plays a key role in implementing the organization’s summer internship program, Democracy Summer.

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Regional Managing Organizer – Cumberland County

This Regional Managing Organizer is a full-time permanent position based in Fayetteville and working in Cumberland and surrounding counties. The job requires extensive travel within the region, as well as travel to our central office in Durham at least once per month. Each Democracy North Carolina Regional Managing Organizer is 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. Organizers develop relationships and build a base of dedicated grassroots volunteers
who actively lead campaigns

Click here to learn more and to apply for the Regional Managing Organizer position for Cumberland County.

Regional Managing Organizer – Northeastern NC

This Regional Managing Organizer is a new, time-limited position that runs through November 2020 and may be extended.  The position is based in and serves the upper northeastern region of the state; the position is designed to complement the work of our Regional Managing Organizer based in Greenville. Each Democracy North Carolina Regional Managing Organizer is 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. Organizers develop relationships and build a base of dedicated grassroots volunteers who actively lead campaigns.

Click here to learn more and to apply for the Regional Managing Organizer position for Northeastern NC.

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.