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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting the mission of the organization by organizing and recruiting volunteers, activists, and interns to support our initiativesThe position will also have the primary responsibility of maintain the online presence of the Massachusetts state office as well as coordinating office operations. 


  • Organizing.  The Assistant Director takes the lead on organizing, motivating, recruiting, and communicating with members and volunteers both on digital platforms and off-line.  This involves helping to develop an organizing plan with the Executive Director, national staff, and the Grassroots Committee. Possible tactics include recruiting volunteers, setting up local meetings, speaking to community groups, developing leadership in the community, organizing ballot initiatives, and increasing grassroots activism. 
  • Website/E-Activism/Writing.  The Assistant Director has primary responsibility for the website and social media.  With help from the Executive Director, writes action alerts to members, web-site copy, letters to the editor, fact sheets and handouts, and news alerts and releases.
  • Supervising/Research.  Supervises and recruits office volunteers and interns.  Maintains intern and volunteer morale, answers questions, and sets tasks cooperatively with Executive Director.  Conducts research as needed. 
  • Administration/Technology.  The Assistant Director coordinates all office operations along with volunteers, making sure there are adequate supplies, negotiating with vendors, arranging for printing, and other tasks as necessary to ensure a smoothly functioning small office.  Along with volunteers and national office, helps to improve and maintain databases.
  • Media/Lobbying/Coalition. Keeps track of media coverage of the organization and disseminates.  Write press releases and advisories as needed. Make occasional media appearances and lobbyist visits.Attends and may run coalition meetings as needed. May take the lead on a policy area.
  • Fundraising.  Participates and assists in organizational fundraising activities, especially keeping data organized, helping to identify prospects, making phone calls, organizing events, and if appropriate meeting with donors.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 3 or more years’ experience in similar position in a non-profit/political campaign 
  • Experience with online advocacy and social media campaigning. 
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships with people and organizations of various orientations and diverse backgrounds.  
  • Demonstrated ability for clear, concise, and persuasive writing.
  • Flexible, detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple competing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and public speaking skills and the ability to motivate people to act.
  • Results-oriented, dependable, and proactive.
  • Ability to work independently, initiate projects, and work with minimal supervision. 

Salary range: $55,000 – $65,000 annually

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org with subject line “Assistant Director: Massachusetts”. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP. Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.

Equity and inclusion:

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 an equal opportunity employer and welcomes 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. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities or responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.  

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