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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:

Campaign Director

The Campaign Director is the primary strategist for Democracy NC’s organizing, state-level coalition building, and movement building work. The position works closely with research/policy and organizing staff to develop nonpartisan issue and voter engagement campaigns that have winnable, measurable goals, give people a sense of their own power, and advance the organization’s overall organizing, leadership development, and advocacy goals. The Campaign Director also develops relationships with and mobilizes partner organizations, allies, civic leaders and other key constituencies to advance organizational goals. Click here to learn more and apply for the Campaign Director position. 

Voter Protection Project Manager (Temporary, Full-Time) 

The person in this full time, temporary position (July-November 2018) will be responsible for managing Democracy North Carolina’s portfolio of voter protection activities leading up to the 2018 General Election. Those activities include project management of both a voter protection hotline and a poll monitoring program, and state- and local-level policy advocacy. This is a maternity leave replacement position, and will work closely with the Voter Protection Coordinator (another temporary, full-time role), Executive Director, Senior Researcher, organizing, training, and communications staff, coalition partners, and volunteers. This position is designed for up to one month of overlap with the Research & Policy Director, who typically manages this piece of Democracy NC’s program. A cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed to Jobs@democracync.org. They should include the relevant JOB TITLE and candidate’s NAME in the Subject line. No phone calls please. Click here to learn more and apply for the Voter Protection Project Manager Position. 

Voter Protection Coordinator (Temporary, Full-Time)

The person in this full time, temporary position (July-November 2018) will support Democracy North Carolina’s portfolio of voter protection activities leading up to the 2018 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 Policy Manager (another temporary, full-time position) and work closely with the Executive Director, Senior Researcher, organizing, training, and communications staff, coalition partners, and volunteers. A cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed to Jobs@democracync.org. They should include the relevant JOB TITLE and candidate’s NAME in the Subject line. No phone calls please. Click here to learn more and apply for Voter Protection  Coordinator. 

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 from late May to late July and earn a stipend of $3,000 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.

The 2018 application period has closed. 

Find details about Democracy Summer and the 2019 application process.

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.