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Common Cause Education Fund & Common Cause 

805 Fifteenth Street, NW,

Suite 800 Washington, DC 20005 


DEPARTMENT: State Operations 

POSITION AVAILABLE: Associate Director, North Carolina 

LOCATION: North Carolina  

SALARY RANGE: $65,000 – $75,000 

REPORTS TO: Executive Director, North Carolina 


The Associate Director will assist the Executive Director in helping to manage the internal operations of the state organization. The Associate Director’s primary responsibility is to help develop organizational goals and monitor progress towards achieving them. The Associate Director will also represent Common Cause in coalitions as needed, and assist staff in the internal and external operations of the organization including research, policy analysis, advocacy, communications, and organizing. 

This position will be performed primarily remotely; however, there is a strong preference for candidates located in the Triangle (Raleigh/Durham area) where our office is located. All staff are currently working remotely during COVID. 



  • Oversees organizational projects and helps the state organization reach its stated goals 
  • Monitors projects progress and help set deadlines – ensuring that goals are met 
  • Develops evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement  
  • Assists with developing long-term organizational goals  
  • Helps establish fundraising goals  
  • Assists in development of grant applications  
  • Helps with development and planning of outreach strategies  
  • Helps schedule plans for special events that publicize CCNC and its programs  
  • Works closely with coalition partners  
  • Oversees Common Cause North Carolina Election Protection program.  
  • Builds and participates in effective and diverse political and civic coalitions. 
  • in concert with the Executive Director and Communications Director, helps maintain communication with members and the public statewide through social media, website updates, and periodic emailed or written communication. 



Experience, education, and technical proficiency: 

  • At least 5 to 7 years of management-level work experience in a related field, OR 2-3 years of management-level work experience in a related field and a relevant graduate degree (e.g., MSW, MPA, MPP, Journalism, JD). 
  • Working knowledge of statewide democracy issues, including voting rights, redistricting, money in politics, ethics, and more. 
  • Excellent communications skills 
  • Excellent organizational and management skills 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and current social media platforms. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to equity justice 
  • Willingness to travel (once we work in-person again) and flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends. 


Ideal candidate will have: 

  • Exceptional work-planning and project management skills, including the ability to track multiple projects simultaneously and drive strategies to completion.  
  • Experience working with many kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias.  
  • Experience coordinating and managing advocacy programs, GOTV, and/or experience working in organizing, issue advocacy, and/or political campaigns. 
  • The ability to craft compelling messages and explain complex ideas in accessible ways.  
  • Commitment to political reform and social and economic justice. 
  • Strong empathy, and ability and desire to work in diverse settings. 
  • Commitment to working as part of a team.  
  • Commitment to professionalism including standards for self and others. 
  • Demonstrated ability to strategize and plan backward. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, including the experience in working effectively with those belonging to groups of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, age and socioeconomic status. 
  • Understanding of the political landscape and policy trends in North Carolina.  
  • Action Network (or similar website and advocacy management program) mastery. 
  • Familiarity with VAN, VoteBuilder and various texting platforms 


You’ll thrive if you have/are:  

  • A “can do” attitude and exceptional organizational skills, with a strong capacity to manage systems, projects & people.   
  • Self-starter with an ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment with competing priorities – this position involves significant contact with members, key stakeholders, and volunteers 



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.   


TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements(optional) to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include Associate Director-North Carolina in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546.  No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications without a Cover Letter will not be considered.  


Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.  

Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.2 million members and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country. More information can be found at: www.commoncause.org and www.commoncause.org/nc. 

Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated. 


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