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SALARY RANGE: $55,000—$60,000, plus a generous benefits package


The Program and Engagement Manager will work with the Executive Director on all CCHI policy issues and will implement outreach plans for key policy campaigns, especially around money in politics and voting rights, and handle general outreach for the organization.


  • Engage local, state, and national organizations on core campaigns in Hawaii. Meet directly with key state and national member groups and reach out to all members and affiliates active in the region. Create coalitions as necessary to bring partners on board with core campaigns.
  • Draft outreach materials and work closely with organizations to distribute them.
  • Work with the Executive Director on core campaigns – managing policy priorities, lobbying local and state governmental bodies and creating materials for public outreach on policies.
  • Attend governmental meetings and testify for or against proposed policies.
  • Keep coalitions informed of outreach activities. Attend meetings, lead discussions, provide materials, and follow up as needed.
  • Build grassroots support for reforms by mobilizing members and the public through direct outreach, including planning and implementing outreach activities.
  • Coordinate and staff events to educate the public and decision-makers about democracy issues and Common Cause Hawaii.
  • Manage Common Cause Hawaii’s website, social media accounts and emails to members
  • Execute an online organizing and communications strategy (web, email, blogs).
  • Plan media events to draw attention to the organization’s core campaigns and assist in working with local media.
  • Assist with fundraising and organizational administrative tasks as required.


  • 2-4 years’ experience in policy, non-profit or electoral campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write compellingly about policy issues and implement a campaign plan.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and build alliances among diverse communities and stakeholders, including but not limited to people of color, people of diverse political affiliations, business leaders, young people, and members of the faith community.
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural competency, including the ability to work 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.
  • Familiarity with Hawaii’s political landscape and the state legislative process.
  • Demonstrated experience working with traditional and new media.
  • Commitment to advancing racial equity through our democracy agenda.
  • Familiarity with the legislative process; ideally, familiarity with the Hawaii State Legislature.
  • Commitment to the public interest and Common Cause’s mission.
  • Excellent speaking, writing, presentation, and critical analysis skills.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with WordPress and social media tools including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated leadership and organizing ability. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Comfortable speaking to and engaging diverse audiences throughout the state. This position will require travel when COVID 19 restrictions are over.
  • Ability to work independently in a deadline-driven environment with competing priorities. Flexible, good sense of humor, self-starter and multi-tasker.


Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Director of Human Resources at hr@commoncause.org and include PROGRAM AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER HAWAII in the subject line; or fax to 202.355.7546. No phone calls please. Applicants are encouraged to respond as soon as possible. Minorities are encouraged to apply.


Common Cause is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization 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. With more than one million members and 30 state organizations supporting our efforts across the country, Common Cause remains committed to honest, open and accountable government, as well as encouraging citizen participation in democracy.

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