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Job Opening at the Democracy Fund

We saw a job posting at the D.C.-based Democracy Fund that sounds perfect for many of our NCDD members, so we wanted to make sure to share it with all of you. You can read the posting below or find the original announcement by clicking here

DemocracyFund-logoThe Democracy Fund is seeking to hire a Network and Communications Associate to advance our mission of creating a stronger, healthier political system in the United States. 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Network and Communications Associate will be responsible for coordinating communications about the Democracy Fund to external audiences, as well as developing relationships with and fostering collaboration among the Democracy Fund’s network of grantees, peer funders, advisors, and other leaders in the field. The Associate will be an integral part of the small Democracy Fund team – developing and implementing the initiative’s overall strategy. The Associate will report to the Director of the Democracy Fund. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Democracy Fund team to develop and implement the initiative’s branding and communications strategy
  • Work with the Democracy Fund team to produce articles, case studies, and reports about what the Democracy Fund is learning and the impact that it is having
  • Work with grantees to highlight and promote their accomplishments through social media and other available communications channels.
  • Write and edit regular blog posts and other web content. Manage the Democracy Fund’s social media presence.
  • Work with Democracy Fund grantees to encourage communication and collaboration by convening of quarterly meetings, organizing conference calls on topics of special interest, moderating a Google Group, managing a mini-grant program aimed at encouraging collaboration among grantees, and other activities as needed.
  • Work with the Democracy Fund team to cultivate communication and collaboration among peer funders in the democracy reform field, including convening events and conference calls on issues of strategic importance and other related activities as needed.
  • Organize an annual strategy retreat of Democracy Fund grantees, peer funders, and advisors, as well as semi-annual strategy sessions with advisors.
  • Serve as the liaison between the Democracy Fund and its public relations consultants, as well as the communications staff of other Omidyar Group organizations and initiatives.
  • Manage the Democracy Fund’s internship program, recruiting interns and coordinating their activities to support general activities for the organization.


  • Deep passion for strengthening American democracy
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in communications, coalition building, organizing, policy analysis, advocacy, or public affairs
  • Strong strategic mind set and proven ability to translate strategy into action
  • Success in developing and maintaining institutional, political, and personal relationships
  • Extensive experience with social media
  • Ability to travel periodically for project work
  • Demonstrated experience handling multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Flexibility and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Familiarity with the field of democracy and political reform, as well as the organizations and leaders involved in the field, is preferred
  • BA required


The Democracy Fund aspires to the highest ideals of American democracy – government of, by, and for the people. We invest in organizations working to ensure that our political system is responsive to the priorities of the American public and has the capacity to meet the greatest challenges facing our country. At the heart of our vision for the future are three core commitments to a strong, healthy political system.

  • First, the American people must have the ability to make informed choices as they engage in the civic life of their nation.
  • Second, the American people must have confidence that their voices are the primary influence shaping the outcomes of policy and political debates.
  • Third, the American people need to know that their government has the ability to solve important problems and govern effectively.

The Democracy Fund was created in 2011 by eBay Founder Pierre Omidyar. It is a project of Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm dedicated to creating opportunity for people to improve their lives by helping to scale innovative organizations to catalyze economic and social change. The Democracy Fund is based in Washington, DC. More information about the Democracy Fund may be found at www.democracyfund.org.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package.


Please email a cover letter and resume to info@democracyfund.org.

The Democracy Fund is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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An inclusiveness trainer and group process facilitator, Roshan Bliss serves as NCDD's Youth Engagement Coordinator and Blog Curator. Combining his belief that decisions are better when everyone is involved with his passion for empowering young people, his work focuses on increasing the involvement of youth and students in public conversations.

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