Opportunities

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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Director of Development and Innovation, Common Cause Illinois

September 19, 2016

Lead fundraising activities for Common Cause Illinois

Assistant Director, Common Cause New York

September 15, 2016

The Assistant Director of Common Cause/NY reports to the Executive Director, and is responsible for implementing the goals and priorities of the organization, ensuring the efficient functioning of the chapter. The position requires a well-organized, detail-oriented self-starter who is calm under pressure and comfortable in a high energy environment; must have the initiative to take on complicated projects and learn new things independently.

Major Gifts Officer

September 7, 2016

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for significantly contributing to the growth in Common Cause’s Individual Major Donor revenue stream. This will be achieved by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of individual donors with the capacity to make annual gifts of $1,000 and greater. 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.

Senior Major Gifts Officer

September 7, 2016

The Senior Major Gifts Officer is responsible for significantly contributing to the growth in Common Cause’s Individual Major Donor revenue stream. This will be achieved by identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of individual donors with the capacity to make annual gifts of $10,000 and greater, and soliciting and stewarding individual prospects for planned giving. The Senior Major Gifts Officer monitors and reports on progress, ensuring that major donor revenue goals are met.

Program Director, Media and Democracy

August 24, 2016

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.

Director of Foundation Relations

August 24, 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.

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.

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.

Director of Policy, Common Cause Illinois

August 1, 2016

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

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?

Volunteer Opportunities within Hawaii Gov't

June 21, 2016

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

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.

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.

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