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DEPARTMENT:State Operations

POSITION AVAILABLE:Program and Outreach Manager

LOCATION:Boston, Massachusetts

SALARY RANGE:$55,000-65,000

REPORTS TO:Geoff Foster, Executive Director

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:The Program and Outreach Manager is responsible for supporting the mission of the organization by organizing and recruiting volunteers, activists, and interns to support our initiatives. The 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 Program and Outreach Manager 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 Program and Outreach Manager 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 Program and Outreach Manager 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 experience.
  • 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. 



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 APPLYPlease submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements(optional) to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include  Program and Outreach Manager  – Boston  in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546.  No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms and conditions are subject to collective bargaining negotiations


ABOUT US: 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/north-carolina/


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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