The Civic Signals Project is seeking a Managing Director to lead and operationalize the with co-director Eli Pariser. 

Civic Signals is a community of designers, builders and thinkers. We share research, inspiration and visions of public-friendly physical and online spaces to help create a better digital environment for everyone. In 2020 we will conduct and launch more foundational research, share stories about what works in some exciting and innovative ways, and organize a highly unusual gathering in the heart of Silicon Valley. You can learn more about it at

By taking this position, you will be added to the staff at the National Conference for Citizenship and work closely with their team but all tasks would be supporting the Civic Signals Project. 

NCoC is a congressionally chartered organization dedicated to strengthening civic life in America. We pursue our mission through a nationwide network of partners involved in a cutting-edge civic health initiative and our cross-sector conferences. At the core of our joint efforts is the belief that every person has the ability to help their community and country thrive. 

Candidates for this position are preferably based in Brooklyn, New York, but highly qualified candidates from anywhere in the US who can travel easily and are adept at working virtually will be considered. 

YOUR MISSION AS MANAGING DIRECTOR: Be the powerhouse operator and community-builder who makes Civic Signals what it needs to be in the world. 


  • Operations
    • Overall project management
    • Oversee event operations and progress
    • Coordinate group meetings and events
    • Manage budgets and financial systems with NCOC bookkeeping
    • Assist with managing workflow
    • Support the compilation for information for grants and partners
  • Marketing management
    • Help create and manage content creation plan
    • Source/managing freelancers/consultants/contractors to execute on delivery of thought leadership and community building
  • Community/Network building and development
    • Engage and cultivate talent and interested people
    • Think creatively and pro-actively about how to build an inclusive and more equitable community.
    • Find and build partnerships with other allied groups and institutions.
  • Thought partnership
    • Develop and refine the core ideas and content with co-directors Eli Pariser and Talia Stroud
    • Make sure that the values and principles of the project are implemented in the work we’re doing
  • Co-develop and fundraise for future work

Background + Qualifications:

  • College graduate with 7+ years experience in civic technology, startups, urban planning, project management or related fields.
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the field(s) of civic technology, urban planning, and community-building.

People who are a good fit for this position are…

  • Clear, decisive leaders. Passionate for Civic Signals’ mission and purpose and able to communicate this passion to others
  • Precise and personable written and verbal communicators.
  • Extremely fast-moving and detail-oriented.
  • Curious and engaged. 
  • Great team-mates and collaborators. 
  • Honest, principled, and ethical.
  • Ambitious for the work, and willing to work hard to achieve it.

Salary Range and Benefits: $120-$145,000 depending on experience. NCoC provides a nurturing work environment and generous benefits for our employees. 

Location: Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY (but candidates who have a track record of producing strong work virtually will be considered). 

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Please include the position title in the subject of your email. Please no telephone calls or additional emails.

At NCoC, we value excellence, creativity, and initiative.We are an equal opportunity employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. Please let us know if you have served in one of these programs. NCoC is based in Washington, DC.

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