This is the eleventh in an occasional series.
The overall goal of Ford’s Civic Engagement and Government (CEG) thematic area is to make civic engagement more powerful and strategic, and government more representative, responsive and accountable.
We seek one CEG Program Officer (United States) to inform work on expanding participation—promoting increased and greater representation in elections and agendas which reflect the public interest– particularly to develop a body of work focused on promoting voting rights and other aspects of non-partisan democratic practice in the US—registering voters, increased participation/debate in primaries, connecting voting to issues people care about– and contributing to efforts on to reduce the undue influence of money in politics; and develop/test/demonstrate models of powerful civic engagement with governments in the US.
We seek a second CEG Program Officer (Global) to inform work on encouraging development of more progressive tax and budget systems; advancing fairer frameworks/specific proposals for reducing global tax avoidance; and building legitimacy of civil society in communities globally and testing models of powerful civic engagement with government. The Global CEG Program Officer will also help link the CEG work of Ford’s eleven offices globally and engage in relevant global platforms in a manner which draws in voices and perspectives from the Global South. See www.fordfoundation.org/careers
Everyday Democracy, a national leader in civic participation and community change, works to strengthen democracy in neighborhoods, towns, cities, states and the United States. We have more than 25 years of experience working with grass-roots organizers and public officials to bring people together to talk about and work on critical public issues, using a racial equity lens.
We are seeking a full-time Associate for the Evaluation and Learning Unit. This position works closely with the Director of Evaluation and Learning to implement the primary functions of the Evaluation and Learning unit. This person contributes high level evaluation thinking and skills to the team in support of the organization’s mission and goal. Job description here.
Street Law, Inc.
Street Law is now seeking qualified applicants for a Program Director to implement our Legal Diversity Pipeline Programs with law firms and corporate legal departments.
The Florida Joint Center for Citizenship
The FJCC is looking for an Action Civics Coordinator!
The Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida is recruiting a fulltime instructional specialist in civics education. The individual in this position will be based in the institute’s Orlando office and will coordinate and support action civics programs for the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship (FJCC) – a
Lou Frey Institute/Bob Graham Center partnership. The action civics coordinator will be responsible for working with K-12 districts, schools and teachers throughout Florida to implement service learning and other active civic learning initiatives. This position will also manage the institute’s partnership with Kids Voting and will support statewide mock elections. The individual in this position will work as part of a team to design and deliver professional development that supports classroom implementation of a wide range of active civic learning strategies. Long-term outreach and support for
individual schools – including low performing schools – may be required.