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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.

Policy Director

The Policy Director will be responsible for setting Democracy North Carolina’s research priorities, planning and implementing legislative advocacy strategies, collaborating across teams on organizing and mobilization campaigns, and leading our Vote Protector program. This position reports to Democracy North Carolina’s Co-Executive Directors, serves on the organization’s leadership team, and is based in our Morrisville office. Learn how to apply here.

Finance and Operations Director

The Finance and Operations Director will build policies and strategies that improve Democracy North Carolina’s financial and operational health, leading key systems including financial management, IT, and general operations. This position reports to Democracy NC’s Co-Executive Directors, serves on the organization’s leadership team, and is based in our Morrisville office. Learn how to apply here.

Policy Program Associate

The Program Associate will provide logistical support for the Policy Team’s programs, including the Vote Protector and Adopt-A-Precinct programs, County Boards of Elections Monitoring, election research, and more. This position reports to Democracy NC’s Policy & Program Manager, and is based in our Morrisville office. Learn how to apply here.

Development Associate

Working closely with the Development Team and other program staff, the Development Associate will support our annual fundraising goals through donor engagement, management of our donor database (EveryAction), and by assisting with development appeals and special events. This position reports to the Development Director and is based in our central office in Morrisville. Learn how to apply here.

Regional Managing Organizers

We are hiring three Regional Managing Organizers (RMOs) to work in (1) Eastern NC (Greenville and surrounding areas), (2) Southeastern NC (Fayetteville and surrounding areas), and (3) Western NC (Asheville and surrounding areas). RMOs are responsible for locating, training and activating community members – especially the Black, brown, and low-wealth people who have historically been the targets of voter suppression – to build people power, expand civic participation, and advance a range of pro-democracy reforms. RMOs report to the Organizing Director, and at times are responsible for supervising and mentoring Organizing Assistants and student interns. This is a flexible, remote-first position, but requires frequent travel within the regional coverage area, as well as occasional travel to our central office in Morrisville. Learn how to apply here.

 

Democracy Summer 2023

Democracy Summer is a staple of Democracy North Carolina’s grassroots legacy. For 26 years, Democracy Summer has centered and enriched the lives of civically engaged student-leaders. This paid internship is a strong opportunity for students across the state to begin or continue their passion with community and political engagement. Applications for the next cohort of Democracy Summer will open during Spring of 2023! In the meantime, please email our program manager desmera@democracync.org with any thoughts or questions.

 

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!

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

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