The Democracy Innovation project coordinator is a full-time position. An ideal candidate will have strong interest in democracy, equity, and active civic engagement. We are hoping to find someone who is a collaborative-minded, team player who has great attention to detail, is very well organized, and is a quick learner. There will be opportunities to occasionally travel in this position.

The mission of the Democracy Innovation project is to understand, test, and disseminate innovations that can make democracy more participatory, equitable, and productive. It is based at the National Conference on Citizenship, a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization chartered by Congress in 1953 to help strengthen civic life in America. NCoC is committed to the profound value of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive society, and committed to practicing and living those values in every aspect of its work.

One of the primary responsibilities for the project coordinator will be supporting the “Measuring, Growing, Embedding Civility” initiative of the Democracy Innovation project. The coordinator will assist with project management, conduct interviews and desk research, help provide technical assistance to pilot communities, manage online measurement tools, help produce reports and publications, coordinate the community of practice, coordinate presentations at conferences and webinars, and help produce presentation materials. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating tasks, deliverables, and presentations
  • Promoting tools and resources
  • Conducting research interviews
  • Managing digital tools for surveys, crowdsourcing, and relational organizing
  • Scheduling calls and meetings
  • Coordinating with partners and vendors
  • Managing logistics of trainings and events
  • Facilitating trainings and focus groups
  • Coordinating communication and outreach documents
  • Drafting letters, memos, and reports
  • Editing, both for language and content
  • Helping set and achieve clear, measurable goals for diversity, equity and inclusion within NCoC, the Democracy Innovation project, and program activities
  • Helping build and nourish a culture of inclusion and respect

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to follow directions with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated dependability and follow-through
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders, partners and staff
  • Available to travel occasionally

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or at least 5 years work experience
  • At least 1 year of nonprofit experience
  • Proficient in MS Office (specifically Word, Powerpoint and Excel)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in civic and community engagement
  • Experience in conducting trainings
  • Experience with civic technology 
  • Foreign language skills

Compensation: This is a full-time position with a starting salary of $60,000. NCoC offers comprehensive health, wellness, and retirement benefits. 

How to Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Lasting change is always built on diversity. NCoC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. We consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a special need that requires accommodation, please let us know in your application.

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