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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Promote and build an already existing and successful college outreach project promoting civic engagement at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Help educate students to become lifelong participants in democracy.


Program Manager:

  • Responsible for overall HBCU outreach program, managing HBCU programs and staff.
  • Build and nurture relationships with community partners and funders.
  • Research foundations and grants and participate in fundraising for the HBCU organizing program.
  • Work with National Youth Programs Coordinator to develop and implement best practices.

Campus Coordinator:

  • Direct and supervise HBCU campus organizing program at Shaw University (Raleigh), Saint Augustine’s University (Raleigh) and NC Central University (Durham).
  • Design and lead civic engagement curriculums.
  • Work with students to organize campuses around pro-democracy events.
  • Recruit and supervise Common Cause student fellows.
  • Build and nurture relationships with campus faculty and administration.
  • Utilize social media and new digital organizing tactics, including but not limited to Relay and Relational Voter Program.
  • Create appropriate branded materials.


  • Commitment to CCNC’s mission, vision, and values.
  • College graduate with 3-5 years’ work experience.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Strength working in groups and individually.
  • Experience working with many kinds of people and a working knowledge of the dynamics of power, privilege, and bias.
  • Willing to travel in-state regularly.
  • Willing to work irregular hours on occasion, including some nights and weekends, as part of campus organizing work and to accommodate students’ schedules.
  • Working knowledge of Social Media tools, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with political advocacy, political organizing, campus organizing, or NC politics.
  • Experience working with students and/or at HBCUs.

EQUITY & 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 committed to equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce.

SALARY RANGE: $65,000 – $75,000; plus, a generous benefits package

TO APPLY: Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to the Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include HBCU Program Manager (NC) in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Covid-19 vaccines are required, except where prohibited by law. Reasonable accommodations will be provided when required by law.

ABOUT COMMON CAUSE: 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 (about the population of New Hampshire) and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country.

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.

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