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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.

Development Manager

The Development Manager is responsible for cultivating and soliciting major gifts, managing the organization’s giving programs, implementing a dynamic fundraising strategy, researching new prospective donors, and supporting the organization in its mission to advocate for the voters of North Carolina. This person, reporting to the Development Director, will be tasked with managing a portfolio of existing and prospective donors, with a focus on major gifts. The position is based in Morrisville, NC. Learn how to apply here.

Finance and Operations Director

The Finance and Operations Director is charged with building and delivering policies and strategies that improve the organization’s financial status. This person will lead the organization’s financial management, information technology, human resources, and general operations, and will also be responsible for supervising three full-time employees. The Finance and Operations Director 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.


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 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!


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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