ABOUT DEMOCRACY FUND
Democracy Fund is a bipartisan foundation that invests in organizations working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. We work on things that make democracy work better.
At the heart of our vision for the future are three core commitments: fostering more effective governance in the United States, modernizing our election and campaign finance systems, and strengthening our media and the public square to help people understand and participate in the democratic process. To date, we have committed more than $100 million in support of a healthy democracy.
Out of deep respect for the U.S. Constitution and our nation’s core democratic values, Democracy Fund was established by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar. Incubated inside Omidyar Network, the Democracy Fund launched as an independent foundation in 2014 and is based in Washington, D.C.
Democracy Fund is seeking two creative, highly collaborative SeniorCommunications Associatesto join our growing team. With the goal of building influence and creating deeper connective tissue across our programs, we are creating a new Communications Associate position to manage communications strategy for each program and to collaborate on communications activities for the organization at large.
The new Senior Associates will be responsible for enthusiastically advancing Democracy Fund messages and driving external activities for one of two core programs—Elections or Public Square. Each associate will also bring passion to the management and execution of select organizational communications efforts, such as social media, internal communications, email marketing, or special projects. Each associate will collaborate with peers and agencies to innovate and grow Democracy Fund’s reach in service of a healthier democracy. Based in Washington, DC, these positions report to the Director of Communications but will be fully integrated within the program teams.
The winning candidates will have proven experience managing the development and execution of high-impact issue or advocacy campaigns and will have direct experience working across departments in nonprofit advocacy, politics, or philanthropic ventures. They will have a track record of earning premier national and state coverage or facility with developing a variety of content, ranging from social media to publications, or both. The ideal candidates will be passionate about democracy, energized by strategic communications, and bring a resourceful, action orientation to the position.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Team player with the ability to build strong relationships and work collaboratively
Contribute to a team culture that values collaboration, positivity, and transparency
Ability to work effectively cross-functionally and creatively solve problems
Actively work to support the success of the entire Democracy Fund team through the development of shared goals and setting priorities
Promote a team culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and quality
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume. If a particular program or organizational portfolio appeals, please note in your cover letter. No calls please.
The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.