Assistant Director for Organization and Development, Common Cause Rhode Island

Tuesday, Sep 19 2017

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Assistant Director works in collaboration with the Executive Director in multifaceted role.  Primary functions include day-to-day operations, management and execution of all aspects of Common Cause’s development and outreach program with opportunities to engage in community organizing.  Position offers significant opportunity to expand the reach and influence of the organization.


  • Organization: The Assistant Director is responsible for coordinating office operations. Tasks include managing and organizing volunteers and maintaining small office systems. Along with Executive Director the applicant is responsible for maintaining the website and writing action alerts to members, printed newsletters, solicitations and acknowledgements. Assistant Director will help organize and mobilize membership in support of the Common Cause mission both through social media and community-based events. 
  • Development: Responsible for carrying out Common Cause development program to ensure long-term viability of organization. Design and implement annual fundraising appeal and submit written progress reports regularly to the Board.  Support Board and Executive Director in their relationships with major donors and foundations. Coordinate development and educational events including all aspects of the Annual Meeting.  Maintain and improve fundraising and membership databases including coordination with national office.                 

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have demonstrated dedication to Common Cause mission of open, accountable, and ethical government for Rhode Island.  A qualified applicant must have superior organizational skills and be able to execute multiple tasks simultaneously.  As the position involves significant contact with members, interns, and volunteers, an applicant must be affable, people-oriented, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.  Ability to write clearly and mastery of office technology, including social media, is a must.

TO APPLY:  Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at and include ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – RHODE ISLAND in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546.  No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.

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