People and Culture Associate

*This role is typically referred to as a People and Culture Associate, however internally at Protect Democracy, we refer to this role as an Organizational Management Associate.

Protect Democracy seeks a highly motivated individual to join our team in the role of Organizational Management (OM) Associate. 

As OM Associate, you will support a small, highly collaborative team working to improve and strengthen our culture and management systems as we scale. You will help implement some of our most critical human capital functions —  including recruitment, onboarding and talent management — working in close partnership with members of the Organizational Management team and staff from across the organization. You will also work on initiatives that foster community, connections and belonging within Protect Democracy, and play a key role in organizing virtual and in-person retreats and other team-building activities.

The ideal candidate brings strong detail orientation and communication skills; a flexible, growth-oriented mindset and collaborative approach; a commitment to excellence; and enthusiasm for our mission. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and from across the political and ideological spectrum to apply. You can work remotely from any location in the United States.


The OM Associate will:

  • Contribute to our recruitment strategies by creating and maintaining job postings, identifying potential candidate sources, and serving as a liaison to candidates. 
  • Support our hiring process, including conducting reference checks and creating reports in Recruitee, our applicant tracking system.
  • Identify and implement ways to enhance employees’ experiences and foster connections and community across Protect Democracy.
  • Help organize internal meetings, events and gatherings, including virtual and in-person retreats, and draft and finalize communications.
  • Conduct research and synthesize key learnings to inform and strengthen internal support tools, resources and trainings. 
  • Support other Organizational Management workstreams that strengthen how we develop, engage, support and retain talent.
  • Actively contribute ideas to our impact projects and participate in brainstorming and other team activities.



  • Passion for protecting our democracy.
  • Strong research, writing, communication and diplomacy skills.
  • Rigorous attention to detail and the highest standards for excellence in execution.
  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to track, prioritize and balance a diverse set of responsibilities.
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a collaborative start-up environment and partnering with team members from across disciplines.
  • Growth mindset and enthusiasm for giving and receiving feedback up, down and sideways.
  • Kindness and respect for others.

Pluses, but not required:

  • Event planning experience.
  • Experience using online recruitment and networking tools such as LinkedIn.
  • Facility with applicant tracking systems, databases, data management and/or data analysis.



The starting salary range for this role is $56,650 – $62,046, commensurate with the candidate’s relevant experience, capabilities and skills and in alignment with internal equity.


About Protect Democracy

  • Flexible location. The only requirement is that your location be one that allows you to complete the demands of the position and mission. We currently have staff in Washington, DC, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, California, and elsewhere around the country. Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered shared workspaces in those locations for staff members who enjoy working in an office environment, and we are reopening our workspaces in line with current guidance. 
  • Commitment to a diverse workplace. Protect Democracy is an equal opportunity employer. Our culture principles emphasize that there is strength in diversity as we believe diverse teams are more innovative, creative, and productive. Protect Democracy encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
  • Competitive pay and phenomenal benefits. In addition to a competitive salary, our benefits package includes: a minimum of four weeks of PTO per year, three months of paid parental leave, a 401(k) plan with up to 6% employer match that vests immediately, full coverage for an excellent health care plan that includes both dental and vision insurance, long-term disability and life insurance for all employees, a home office stipend, and as budget allows, discretionary bonuses. 
  • Ample opportunities for personal & professional development. Candidates who do not meet all listed criteria should still apply, as our organizational structure focuses on providing mentorship and opportunities for professional growth.


To apply for this position, please fill out the application here and upload your resume and cover letter as a single PDF. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Please contact [email protected] if you require accommodations at any point in the application process.

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