Organizing Director

Context

Feeling held back in your current role? Want to take a major leap forward in your career and impact on the world?

If you want to use your skills to create a paradigm shift in what democracy means and what an inspiring future of politics could look like for America, then this is for you.

About of by for*
We need a new way forward. We all know this—whether we’re on the left, on the right, in the middle, or completely checked out.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people. The key to this is replacing elections with democratic lotteries.

So far we’ve been featured in FastCompany, Axios, Mic, and Malcom Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Later this year, we’re having a national public launch around the release of a first-of-its-kind documentary that will provide a glimpse of our vision. It will show the inspiring journey of citizen representatives, selected by lottery, working across difference to find common ground around COVID—while another divisive election tore the country farther apart.

About the team
We’re a remote team of 2 about to grow to 5. You’d be among the first hires and would play a significant role in helping shape the growth of the organization. At our core we are caring, daring, and determined. And key to our work is being able to continuously learn, adapt, and collaborate. Occasional travel for in person teamwork is required.

We provide a single salary across the organization for all roles – $68,000 / year. And we offer solid benefits including health insurance coverage, paid time off, childcare support, and paid parental leave. We strive to create a work environment where people from all walks of life feel welcome, supported, and that they belong.

Who we're looking for

Because we’re a startup we move fast and juggle a lot. We need a teammate who can take initiative and learn as they go. Someone who has already accomplished a lot but knows they can do so much more. Someone looking to level-up their career and their contribution to the world by helping launch a bold and ambitious initiative from scratch.

We encourage people from all kinds of backgrounds to apply. You’d have to be able to fully commit to putting your personal politics and ego aside and putting democracy first. You’d have to be ready to work closely with people from all walks of life and across the political spectrum who hold very different views from you on substantive issues.


The role

Organizing Director

Your mission would be to design, prototype, iterate, and scale the beginnings of a national distributed organizing program. The focus would be on creating a successful national public launch later this year, centered on the release of our documentary, and a multi-million dollar grassroots fundraising campaign to convene a national assembly.

You are:

Most importantly:

  • Able to think in terms of systems and structures that scale
  • Oriented toward how to root those systems in meaningful relationships and leadership development

Also:

  • Well-versed in using personal storytelling as an organizing tool
  • Up to date on the latest trends and tools in this space
  • Experienced enough in the relevant areas to step into this role

You will (working closely with our team):

  • Develop and implement a plan to support tens of thousands across the country to engage meaningfully around the documentary and in our fundraising campaign
  • Develop and implement a ladder of engagement for developing grassroots leadership
  • Develop and implement orientations and trainings that others eventually take over
  • Recruit and support teams of volunteers to take on leadership roles
  • Select, set up, and maintain necessary digital infrastructure
  • Collaborate alongside a digital marketing teammate to ensure everyone’s work is mutually reinforcing

Interested?

To apply, please send an email to with “Organizing” in the subject. Explain why this opportunity speaks to you and why you think you’re an excellent fit for it. Thanks!

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

About

About us

We’re a non-partisan, non-profit working to replace politicians with everyday people. That’s it. We don’t take sides on any issues and we don’t take money with strings attached.

We began as a few regular people who’d had it with corrupt, divisive, dysfunctional politics. We wanted to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. Our growing team now spans the country and the political spectrum. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Co-coordinators

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Adam also brings to of by for* considerable social movement experience.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Adam also brings to of by for* considerable social movement experience.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

Our advisors

We’re guided by dozens of accomplished specialists in different fields, who bring diverse perspectives and expertise to our work.

Jane Mansbridge
Democratic Theorist
Harvard Kennedy School
James Fishkin
Director of Stanford's
Center for Deliberative Democracy
Lawrence Lessig
Constitutional Scholar &
Anti-Corruption Campaigner
Debilyn Molineaux
Co-founder & Executive Director
Bridge Alliance
Wendy Willis
Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
John Pudner
Executive Director
Take Back Our Republic

David Schechter – Democracy R&D

Lynn Carson – newDemocracy Foundation

Yves Dejaeghere – G1000

Chris Ellis – MASS LBP

Terry Bouricius – Vermont House of Representatives (formerly)

Hélène Landemore – Yale University

Brett Hennig – Sortition Foundation

Marcin Gerwin – PhD & Citizens’ Assembly Practitioner

Manuel Arriaga – Fórum dos Cidadãos

Liz Berry Pol.is

Jay Costa – Voters’ Right to Know

Perry Rosenstein – Hustle

Patrick Chalmers – All Hands On

Renn Vara – SNP Communications

Michael Pappas – San Francisco Interfaith Council

Jamie Kelsey-Fry – Extinction Rebellion & New Internationalist

Oscar Olivera – Fundación Abril

Sally Morton – Sunrise Movement

Douglas Atkin – Airbnb & Purpose

Chelsea Robinson – Generation Zero

Rahmin Sarabi – Commonweal

Micah Daigle – Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Our partners

of by for* is an active member of Democracy R&D, an international network of organizations (see map) and individuals working with Citizens’ Panels and other similar processes.

Contact

Contact us

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

About

About us

We’re a non-partisan, non-profit working to replace politicians with everyday people. That’s it. We don’t take sides on any issues and we don’t take money with strings attached.

We began as a few regular people who’d had it with corrupt, divisive, dysfunctional politics. We wanted to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. Our growing team now spans the country and the political spectrum. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Co-coordinators

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Adam also brings to of by for* considerable social movement experience.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Adam also brings to of by for* considerable social movement experience.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

Our advisors

We’re guided by dozens of accomplished specialists in different fields, who bring diverse perspectives and expertise to our work.

Jane Mansbridge
Democratic Theorist
Harvard Kennedy School
James Fishkin
Director of Stanford's
Center for Deliberative Democracy
Lawrence Lessig
Constitutional Scholar &
Anti-Corruption Campaigner
Debilyn Molineaux
Co-founder & Executive Director
Bridge Alliance
Wendy Willis
Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
John Pudner
Executive Director
Take Back Our Republic

David Schechter – Democracy R&D

Lynn Carson – newDemocracy Foundation

Yves Dejaeghere – G1000

Chris Ellis – MASS LBP

Terry Bouricius – Vermont House of Representatives (formerly)

Hélène Landemore – Yale University

Brett Hennig – Sortition Foundation

Marcin Gerwin – PhD & Citizens’ Assembly Practitioner

Manuel Arriaga – Fórum dos Cidadãos

Liz Berry Pol.is

Jay Costa – Voters’ Right to Know

Perry Rosenstein – Hustle

Patrick Chalmers – All Hands On

Renn Vara – SNP Communications

Michael Pappas – San Francisco Interfaith Council

Jamie Kelsey-Fry – Extinction Rebellion & New Internationalist

Oscar Olivera – Fundación Abril

Sally Morton – Sunrise Movement

Douglas Atkin – Airbnb & Purpose

Chelsea Robinson – Generation Zero

Rahmin Sarabi – Commonweal

Micah Daigle – Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Our partners

of by for* is an active member of Democracy R&D, an international network of organizations (see map) and individuals working with Citizens’ Panels and other similar processes.

Contact

Contact us

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

About

About us

We’re a non-partisan, non-profit working to replace politicians with everyday people. That’s it. We don’t take sides on any issues and we don’t take money with strings attached.

We began as a few regular people who’d had it with corrupt, divisive, dysfunctional politics. We wanted to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. Our growing team now spans the country and the political spectrum. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Co-coordinators

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Adam also brings to of by for* considerable social movement experience.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Adam also brings to of by for* considerable social movement experience.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

Our advisors

We’re guided by dozens of accomplished specialists in different fields, who bring diverse perspectives and expertise to our work.

Jane Mansbridge
Democratic Theorist
Harvard Kennedy School
James Fishkin
Director of Stanford's
Center for Deliberative Democracy
Lawrence Lessig
Constitutional Scholar &
Anti-Corruption Campaigner
Debilyn Molineaux
Co-founder & Executive Director
Bridge Alliance
Wendy Willis
Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
John Pudner
Executive Director
Take Back Our Republic

David Schechter – Democracy R&D

Lynn Carson – newDemocracy Foundation

Yves Dejaeghere – G1000

Chris Ellis – MASS LBP

Terry Bouricius – Vermont House of Representatives (formerly)

Hélène Landemore – Yale University

Brett Hennig – Sortition Foundation

Marcin Gerwin – PhD & Citizens’ Assembly Practitioner

Manuel Arriaga – Fórum dos Cidadãos

Liz Berry Pol.is

Jay Costa – Voters’ Right to Know

Perry Rosenstein – Hustle

Patrick Chalmers – All Hands On

Renn Vara – SNP Communications

Michael Pappas – San Francisco Interfaith Council

Jamie Kelsey-Fry – Extinction Rebellion & New Internationalist

Oscar Olivera – Fundación Abril

Sally Morton – Sunrise Movement

Douglas Atkin – Airbnb & Purpose

Chelsea Robinson – Generation Zero

Rahmin Sarabi – Commonweal

Micah Daigle – Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Our partners

of by for* is an active member of Democracy R&D, an international network of organizations (see map) and individuals working with Citizens’ Panels and other similar processes.

Contact

Contact us

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

Our mission is to free America from parties and politicians, and make it so government finally does right by its people.

About

About us

We’re a non-partisan, non-profit working to replace politicians with everyday people. That’s it. We don’t take sides on any issues and we don’t take money with strings attached.

We began as a few regular people who’d had it with corrupt, divisive, dysfunctional politics. We wanted to see America heal its divide and rise to its challenges. Our growing team now spans the country and the political spectrum. We have different views on substantive issues but we’re united in our conviction that government should be of, by, and for the people.

Co-coordinators

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Adam also brings to of by for* considerable social movement experience.

Adam Cronkright

Adam has over a decade of experience in the field, and was on the first Coordinating Committee of Democracy R&D, a network of close to 40 organizations advancing democratic lotteries in 18 countries around the world. Frustrated that this promising vision wasn't reaching people, he has become the leading voice for shifting this field's approach to communication and change.

Before dedicating himself to of by for*, Adam co-founded Democracy In Practice, whose work reinventing student government with democratic lotteries was a finalist for the Council of Europe’s 2016 Democracy Innovation Award, and was recently featured on Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History podcast. Adam also brings to of by for* considerable social movement experience.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

George Zisiadis

George built a successful art career by re-imagining iconic public spaces in ways that reached people emotionally. His work was featured in TIME, NPR, WIRED, and FastCompany. But he eventually felt a call to go beyond art and design.

In 2018, he started searching for a way to dedicate his talents to helping turn our troubled country around. He studied social change and social movements from past to present. And along the way, he discovered the transformative promise of democratic lotteries.

Our advisors

We’re guided by dozens of accomplished specialists in different fields, who bring diverse perspectives and expertise to our work.

Jane Mansbridge
Democratic Theorist
Harvard Kennedy School
James Fishkin
Director of Stanford's
Center for Deliberative Democracy
Lawrence Lessig
Constitutional Scholar &
Anti-Corruption Campaigner
Debilyn Molineaux
Co-founder & Executive Director
Bridge Alliance
Wendy Willis
Executive Director
Deliberative Democracy Consortium
John Pudner
Executive Director
Take Back Our Republic

David Schechter – Democracy R&D

Lynn Carson – newDemocracy Foundation

Yves Dejaeghere – G1000

Chris Ellis – MASS LBP

Terry Bouricius – Vermont House of Representatives (formerly)

Hélène Landemore – Yale University

Brett Hennig – Sortition Foundation

Marcin Gerwin – PhD & Citizens’ Assembly Practitioner

Manuel Arriaga – Fórum dos Cidadãos

Liz Berry Pol.is

Jay Costa – Voters’ Right to Know

Perry Rosenstein – Hustle

Patrick Chalmers – All Hands On

Renn Vara – SNP Communications

Michael Pappas – San Francisco Interfaith Council

Jamie Kelsey-Fry – Extinction Rebellion & New Internationalist

Oscar Olivera – Fundación Abril

Sally Morton – Sunrise Movement

Douglas Atkin – Airbnb & Purpose

Chelsea Robinson – Generation Zero

Rahmin Sarabi – Commonweal

Micah Daigle – Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Our partners

of by for* is an active member of Democracy R&D, an international network of organizations (see map) and individuals working with Citizens’ Panels and other similar processes.

Contact

Contact us