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Join the Protect Democracy Team

It has been the responsibility of each generation of Americans to uphold and strengthen the pillars of our democracy. That democracy is currently facing unprecedented challenges, with political currents that threaten to slide the United States further down the road towards authoritarianism than previously assumed possible.  Protect Democracy will hold our government accountable to the laws and longstanding practices that have underpinned our democracy through both Democratic and Republican Administrations.

We were conceived and are led by a group of former White House and Administration lawyers and communications professionals, all with a deep understanding of how the federal government works. As we were the ones tasked with implementing and enforcing the norms that have constrained presidential power for decades, we know what those guardrails are and when those in power may be tempted to violate them.

We are working to assemble a staff of the highest caliber to leverage tools outside government to prevent the exploitation of power within it, specifically in ways that reflect that threat to our democracy. That team will lead our efforts to monitor, investigate, report on, educate the public about, and organize and litigate against any actions taken by the Executive Branch that could erode the rules, practices and freedoms that underpin our ability as a self-governing people to hold our leaders accountable.

Excellent candidates will share a deep commitment to this mission, be creative and entrepreneurial in conceiving strategies for achieving it, be excellent executors and project managers with experience in the types of work that will be required, and be able to wholeheartedly embrace and embody our organizational culture principles and a start-up environment, including collaboration, constant feedback, excellence, efficiency, and integrity.

All positions are full-time and offer competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. The only location requirements are that your location be one that allows you to complete the demands of the position and mission. We currently have staff in DC, NY, Boston and Virginia.  

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 teams. 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, and veteran status.

To apply to any position below, send a cover letter and CV to jobs@protectdemocracy.org with the position you are applying for in the subject line followed by your last name.

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