Common Cause is dedicated to the proposition that a healthy democracy depends on active, engaged citizens. Check here for opportunities to join our full-time staff, gain valuable experience as a Common Cause intern or enrich our work as a fellow or volunteer. There’s always plenty to be done.

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Hawaii Elections Internship

May 25, 2016

Common Cause Hawaii Elections Internship Fall 2016

Summer Research Internship, Common Cause Maryland

May 9, 2016

Common Cause Maryland is seeking a summer intern to assist with advocacy campaigns, grassroots engagement, research, policy development, communications, and member outreach and events. Individuals with keen interest in government affairs and the legislative process, can-do attitude, and commitment to a fair and transparent democracy are highly encouraged to apply.

Major Gifts Officer

April 27, 2016

The Major Gifts Officer identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards individual donors with the capacity to make annual gifts of $1,000 and greater, and solicits and stewards individual prospects for planned giving. This position is responsible for developing a comprehensive plan for targeted major donors and prospects, with the goal of increasing engagement and support for Common Cause. The Major Gifts Officer handles a portfolio of donor prospects and current donors and is responsible for directly soliciting individuals for support. The position works with board members, the president and staff to cultivate and solicit major donors. The Major Gifts Officer also works with state executive directors and staff to design and implement their major donor campaigns with the goal of increasing donors and income in the states. This position also plays an important role in designing and implementing fundraising events at the national and state level. The Major Gifts Officer tracks and monitors progress, reports on the status, and ensures that major donor revenue goals are met.

Associate Web Designer

April 20, 2016

Use your web design to change the world, joining a dedicated, fast-growing digital team working to give every American – regardless of race, income or education – an equal voice in our democracy. You’ll use your design chops to stop attacks on voting rights, stop big money special interests from influencing our elected officials and promote policies that create a more inclusive, reflective and representative democracy.

Executive Director, Common Cause Minnesota

April 8, 2016

The Executive Director will lead efforts in all areas of the Minnesota state organization. These include fundraising, grassroots organizing, coalition building, research, policy analysis, communications, advocacy, litigation, and any other activities that promote the Common Cause agenda at the state and national level and foster a strong, sustainable organization in Minnesota.

Democracy Organizer, Maryland

March 25, 2016

The Democracy Organizer will implement outreach plans for key policy campaigns, especially around money in politics and voting rights. The Organizer will engage coalition partners and members of the Democracy Initiative in these campaigns, and will report regularly to the Democracy Initiative on progress. This is a temporary position; funding is guaranteed for 12 months with the potential to extend.

Operations Manager, Common Cause California

March 23, 2016

Under the direction of the Executive Director based in Los Angeles, the Operations Manager will be responsible for carrying out key operational functions for Common Cause California and ensuring internal operations are effective and efficient. This position will also support California state staff, the State Board and manage various assigned projects.

Program Director, Media and Democracy

November 12, 2015

Working with Common Cause staff and our Special Advisor, former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, the Program Director leads a multi-year campaign to educate and engage the public and policymakers about: critical reforms needed to advance media diversity and to promote the local, diverse media that are so essential for the functioning of a healthy democracy. Key policy areas include: achieving universal access to the Open Internet; promoting affordable telecommunications; enshrining diverse media ownership; and winning full disclosure of political advertising.

Volunteer Opportunities with Common Cause Hawaii

August 17, 2015

Creating a stronger democracy, and holding government officials accountable. That’s what Common Cause does. We cannot accomplish these lofty goals without the help of our friends in the community. Will you consider becoming a Common Cause Hawaii (CCHI) volunteer?

Volunteer Opportunities within Hawaii Gov't

August 14, 2014

Learn more about different volunteer opportunities within Hawaii’s government.

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