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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Temporary Election Protection Campaign Manager (position location in NY)

August 22, 2016

The Temporary Election Protection Campaign Manager will be responsible for recruiting, training, and supervising Common Cause New York members and other volunteers to participate in voter registration activities and to serve as volunteer poll monitors at busy polling places in New York City, Long Island, and other locations in the state of New York.

Community Organizing Intern – Position located in NY

August 18, 2016

Our Community Organizing Intern (position located in NY) provides an opportunity to gain on the ground experience in community organizing and working with coalition-driven initiatives at the citywide and state level.

Research and Policy Intern – Position located in NY

August 18, 2016

The Research and Policy Intern will have an opportunity to work on in-depth research projects in a range of areas, including money in politics, legislative rules reform, and election reform.

Director of Policy, Common Cause Illinois

August 1, 2016

Lead policy, advocacy, and lobbying functions for Common Cause Illinois.

Director of Foundation Relations

July 27, 2016

The Director of Foundation Relations plays a key role in Common Cause’s foundation fundraising program, working closely with the Associate Vice President for Foundation Relations to raise funds for both the National and State offices (totaling approximately $5 million). The Director will be responsible for managing a portfolio of current and prospective funders to increase overall support for the work of Common Cause.

Volunteer Opportunities within Hawaii Gov't

June 21, 2016

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

Volunteer Opportunities with Common Cause Hawaii

June 21, 2016

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?

Executive Director -- Position located in Michigan

June 17, 2016

A strong Executive Director will help reinvent a democracy in Michigan capable of winning critical changes that Michiganders want and need.

Senior Counsel

June 14, 2016

Work with national and state staff and the National Governing Board to develop and advise on national legal and policy positions with an emphasis on campaign finance; oversee and manage litigation and regulatory matters; and apply legal lens to programmatic strategies for Common Cause. This position is housed within the Programs department at Common Cause.

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.

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.

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