We are hiring!

American Promise is leading the national cross-partisan campaign to win the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so that people not money govern America. 

American Promise celebrates the diversity of our nation and seeks to build a team that reflects that diversity. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share that vision. 

We are currently seeking to fill the following roles: Citizen Empowerment Coordinator, Development and Operations Coordinator, and Law Fellow. Details for all positions below.  


Citizen Empowerment Coordinator

American Promise is leading the national cross-partisan campaign to win the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so that people not money govern America. We’re hiring a Citizen Empowerment Coordinator to work with our Associate Director of Citizen Engagement and the rest of our team in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Our country and democracy have been taken over by concentrated money and unbalanced power of global corporations and special interests.  American Promise is leading a national cross-partisan citizen uprising to fix this once and for all with the 28th Amendment.

We match our effective national strategy with state and local action, and we empower all Americans to participate as citizens together in this historic work. We’re people-powered, and our membership model enables us to succeed with a big strategy, powerful support for connected, networked local grassroots support, professional execution, and focused leadership.

In our first year, American Promise built out citizen action nodes in every corner of the country; helped win 28th Amendment ballot initiatives in Washington and California; created powerful content about the American democracy crisis and the 28th Amendment solution; and brought 300 citizen leaders from 40 states to Washington DC for the National Citizen Leadership Conference, the first national cross-partisan gathering to advance the 28th Amendment.

Responsibilities of the Citizen Empowerment Coordinator

The position requires a significant amount of calling volunteers and a candidate who is outgoing, persistent, personable, organized, and determined.

  • Launching Groups: Identifying hosts who will build inviting teams, lead inviting team calls, support the inviting process, lead the group start workshops, and the follow-up new group trainings.
  • Supporting Groups: Organizing the logistics, content, and inspiration for the monthly conference calls/webinars, leading twice-monthly team leader calls, and preparing action sheets and other materials.
  • Communications, logistics and support for launch, build-out and growth of our Citizen Engagement Program;
  • Meet metrics for citizen actions (petitions, letters to editor, legislator contract, public events, phone banks, signature drives, house benefit parties, etc.);
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with AP Citizens interested in setting up new American Promise Associations (APAs) in their communities, assist with build-out of APAs;
  • Nurture existing relationships with APA leaders to ensure effective and empowering support for sustained action;
  • Help meet metrics for new members & supporters
  • Develop and implement training programs with American Promise volunteers;
  • Manage Ready to Ratify™ metrics for each APA and States;
  • Execute assigned initiatives and benchmarks, including content and incentives to help members of the project initiate, build, and sustain local action.
  • Digital services support - data entry, communications and social media.
  • Participate and expand participation on American Promise’s proprietary, membership social network - AP Connect
  • Build/maintain database of national, state, local organizations in 28th Amendment work
  • Assist with other tasks as required.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Commitment to the cause and goals of American Promise;
  • Experience in a position of similar complexity and responsibility, particularly in public interest organizing and/or business;
  • Meaningful experience with political or ballot initiative campaigns;
  • Excellent time management and organization skills;
  • Ability to train and instruct volunteers;
  • Excellent listening and communication (written and verbal) skills;
  • Strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, managing teams, and coordinating stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to execute strategic goals and work effectively with regional and local leaders.
  • Enjoys working with varied members of the general public.
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up environment and work independently.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.

To Apply

To apply, send an email with a cover letter and resume to Jeff Clements (jeffc@americanpromise.net) with a cc to Ben Gubits (beng@americanpromise.net)  and Susan Muller (susanm@americanpromise.net).

American Promise celebrates the diversity of our nation and seeks to build a team that reflects that diversity. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share that vision.


Development and Operations Coordinator

About the Non Profit Organization:

American Promise seeks a part-time Development and Operations Coordinator to join American Promise (http://www.americanpromise.net/), a non-profit organization leading the national cross-partisan campaign to win the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so that people, not money, govern America. The Development and Operations Coordinator will join a small team of professionals who are responsible for working with American Promise members and major donors to support and facilitate our fundraising and operations (24 to 32 hrs. per week) in Concord, Massachusetts.

Specific Responsibilities:

The Development and Operations Coordinator will report to the Events and Operations Director and have bookkeeping, events, organizational, and interpersonal skills to support American Promise’s (AP) cross-partisan strategy to help raise money for and win the 28th Amendment and fight corruption of our democracy from political spending by global corporations, unions, Super PACs and the super-wealthy. 

Other Responsibilities:

  • Match and input income and expenses into our QuickBooks Online accounting system
  • Compile AP Folders, print handouts, and ensure sales and promotional items are delivered on - time for meetings and events
  • Work with Fundraising team on tracking fundraising campaign plans, tasks, organizing benefit logistics
  • Help draft, prepare, process, and track grant proposals
  • Fulfill, ship and track on-line store orders in a timely fashion
  • Track sales and inventory of on-line store items including Mass Sales Tax payables
  • Process and distribute mail and phone calls at Concord headquarters
  • Order books, promotional materials, business cards, and on-line store items
  • Secure venues, food and logistics for meetings and events as requested
  • Help ensure success of our National Citizen Leadership Conference
  • Assist with other tasks as requested. 

Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for American Promise, the 28th Amendment, and our goals
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent with strong academic performance
  • Experience with bookkeeping and invoicing - use of QuickBooks a plus
  • Solid writing and communication skills - fundraising experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities in a fast paced, start-up environment
  • Highly organized with the ability to work independently

Job Type: Part-time

Job Location: Concord, MA

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s

To Apply:

To apply, send an email with cover letter and resume to Susan Muller, Events and Operations Director (susanm@americanpromise.net).

American Promise celebrates the diversity of our nation and seeks to build a team that reflects that diversity. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share that vision.


Law Fellow Program

American Promise is seeking to add one or more Law Fellows to our team in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The American Promise Law Fellow Program offers an opportunity for qualified law students and attorneys to engage in constitutional research, writing and advocacy to advance American Promise’s cross- partisan campaign to win the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution so that people, not money govern America.

The 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution will replace the Supreme Court’s doctrine of political inequality, reflected in decisions such as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, with foundational American principles of equal citizenship and representation and safeguards against systemic corruption.

Responsibilities

  • Provide legal research, analysis, writing, and other support for American Promise’s Writing the 28th Amendment program (http://www.americanpromise.net/writing_the_28th_amendment);
  • Engage in research regarding constitutional, campaign finance, election and corporate law as directed by the president or counsel of American Promise;
  • Assist in the drafting of a series of white papers, op-eds, FAQs and other communications.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Current 2L, 3L, or admission to Bar;
  • Strong academic record and passion for constitutional law;
  • Outstanding writing skills;
  • Commitment to the cause and goals of American Promise;
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up environment and work independently;
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and professionalism.

While the American Promise Law Fellow Program provides unparalleled experience, it does not have the budget to provide compensation. In appropriate circumstances, a modest stipend could be provided.

To apply, send an email with a cover letter and resume to Jeff Clements (jeffc@americanpromise.net) with a cc to Johannes Epke (johannese@americanpromise.net) and Susan Muller (susanm@americanpromise.net).

American Promise celebrates the diversity of our nation and seeks to build a team that reflects that diversity. We welcome and encourage all qualified applicants who share that vision.