Remote within the US

Development Associate, Democracy Works Inc

The Organization

At Democracy Works, we believe voting should fit the way we live. To that end, we build technology for both voters and election administrators that simplifies the process and ensures that no voter should ever have to miss an election.

TurboVote, our first service, helps voters register, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national. TurboVote signed up its six millionth voter in 2018 by building the largest college, nonprofit, and corporate voter engagement coalition in the country, including more than 300 campuses, companies like Starbucks, Univision, Facebook, Google, Snap, and dozens more. We also helped (basically) everyone find their polling place through the Voting Information Project. Its data had 123 million impressions in 2016, and over 11 million voters looked up where to vote on Ballot Scout helps election administrators track absentee ballots through the mail, providing transparency in the vote-by-mail process and making it easier to follow up when things go awry. And in 2018, we became the organizational home of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED).

Position Overview

Development Associate

Location: Brooklyn, NY or remote within the US

Target Start Date: October 7th, 2019

Salary Range: $53,000-69,000 per year (Offers will vary based on experience and location-based cost-of-living calculations. Brooklyn-specific salary range is $62,000-69,000.)

Benefits: Vision, dental, & medical insurance; 403(b) retirement savings plan; generous vacation policy; parental leave; long-term disability; employee assistance program

Level: Junior

The development team is responsible for generating revenue for Democracy Works programs, initiatives, and general operating expenses through individual donors, corporate partnerships, and foundation grants.  We create strategic plans for each relationship and provide a tailored approach that engages each donor specific to their interests in strengthening democracy. As a part of the team:

You will:

  • Be the CRM superuser for Democracy Works, including FAQ point person and trainer extraordinaire
  • Enter, interpret, and present data, including CRM dashboard creation
  • Assist with CRM implementation and data migration
  • Research donor prospects and create briefs
  • Create high-quality presentations with direction from senior leadership that senior leadership will use in donor meetings
  • Coordinate meeting logistics for senior staff and donors
  • Interact with donors on a limited basis


You are:

  • A fierce time manager
  • Organized, detailed, and inquisitive
  • Committed to meeting every deadline
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to integrate strategic goals into day-to-day tasks
  • Proficient with Gmail, Google Docs, and Gcal
  • Interested in learning about development and fundraising
  • Excited to learn about the voter engagement process and fixing our voting infrastructure

You have experience:

  • Working with CRM software like Salesforce, Insightly, Raiser’s Edge or equivalent informational databases
  • Managing independent work that requires self-direction and close attention to detail

Physical demands

This position requires regular, daily use of a computer to conduct work and communicate with colleagues.

How To Apply

Development Associate

Location: Brooklyn, NY or remote within the US

Target Start Date: October 7th, 2019

To apply, send a resume and brief cover letter (no longer than one paragraph) to Shakhed using the form linked here.

In your cover letter, please include only the following information:

  • How did you find this job listing?
  • In one sentence, what makes you interested in Democracy Works?
  • In one sentence, what makes you interested in this role?
  • Would you be available to start by October 7th, 2019?
  • Are you willing to work at a non-partisan organization?
  • Democracy Works is a non-partisan organization, and partisan content on the public social media profiles of employees could jeopardize our mission. Are you willing to remove partisan content from your public social media presence while employed at Democracy Works, if applicable?
  • Do you have experience working with CRM software like Salesforce, Insightly, Raiser’s Edge or equivalent informational databases?

As part of our application, you’ll see an optional form used to collect EEOC demographic information. The data collected in this form is useful in our EEOC reporting and in our assessment of our recruitment practices. However, please keep in mind that the standardized EEOC language used in this form does not reflect the values of Democracy Works–for example, we don’t view gender as binary. We also encourage all applicants to state their pronouns when applying for any job opening at Democracy Works.

Democracy Works is committed to diversity and inclusion in everything we do and aspires to have a team that’s representative of the voters we serve. When hiring, we practice proactive outreach to top talent that’s underrepresented in our sector. We conduct an anonymized skills evaluation, to reduce implicit bias and resume-dependency in our process. We’re a woman- and gay-founded nonprofit, and promote an inclusive culture that stands against racism, sexism, homophobia, and ableism (to name a few). To be explicit, we strongly encourage applicants of all races, ethnicities, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service.

Feel free to contact if you have any questions about our commitment to inclusion or about general hiring practices, or if you need an accommodation for a medical condition during the hiring process. Democracy Works posts all current career opportunities at

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