Director of Economic Justice


Demos is pleased to invite nominations and applications for the newly constituted Director of Economic Justice position. Demos is the think tank for the racial justice movement. Through research, advocacy, strategic communications, litigation, and deep partnerships with grassroots organizations across the country, we build power for Black and brown communities. Since 2000, Demos has built relationships with grassroots partners, legal and policy experts, and policymakers to champion, advance, and realize pro-democracy and economic justice laws and policy. Demos is valued and trusted for its deep relationships with movement leaders and its ability to prioritize what the movement needs. Demos’ policy, litigation, and advocacy work has moved to the center of the national conversation and even become law. From getting money out of politics to expanding voting rights, our policy recommendations and advocacy have become reality. We don’t just develop policy papers with big ideas—we put them into action. Individually and as coalition partners, we’ve beat back anti-voter laws in multiple states, expanded access to the ballot for formerly incarcerated Americans, and protected the National Voter Registration Act. We’ve crafted narrative and policy to advance a more just, inclusive economy where Black and brown people thrive. We’ve fought for and won greater consumer protections within our credit system, improved working conditions for the federal contractor workforce, and we laid the groundwork for debt-free college and student debt cancellation.


The Director of Economic Justice will be an innovative leader, excellent manager, and brilliant Economic Justice strategist motivated to lead the Demos’ Economic Justice team on its nationally recognized research and policy development program, legal strategies, and advocacy. Reporting to the Chief of Programs, the Director of Economic Justice must have a well-developed understanding of the progressive and racial justice movements and policy landscapes, bringing fresh ideas to further Demos’ goals. The Director will oversee the execution of all Economic Justice policy and research projects while leading, managing, and mentoring a team of highly experienced researchers and legal and policy professionals.



$155,000 - $165,000, commensurate with experience



Click here for more information or to apply. For more information about Demos, please visit:


This search is being led by Julian Jackson, Alejandra Villa, and Robert Diggs of NPAG. Candidates may submit their cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume, via NPAG’s website 


Demos is an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.

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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-04-21 00:43:10 -0400