Team Coordinator, Public Square Program

Democracy Fund is a foundation working to defend American democracy and challenge it to be more open and just. Created by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, Democracy Fund has made more than $200 million in grants to support free and fair elections, a vibrant and diverse public square, effective and accountable government, and a just and inclusive society. In addition to grantmaking, Democracy Fund advocates for better solutions and works with partners to grow philanthropic support for our democracy. To learn more, visit and



Democracy Fund champions leaders and organizations that defend democracy and challenge our political system to be more open, just, resilient, and trustworthy. We believe that experimentation, learning, and adaptation are key to the health and resilience of any system, whether it is our organization or the American political system. As grantmakers, we focus on listening and being of service to our grantees, who are visionaries and our collaborators, and on ways we can more deeply embed diversity, equity, and inclusion as values central to the success of our work and mission.  


Our Public Square Program focuses on advancing digital democracy and equitable journalism to support our vision of all communities seeing themselves — their needs, concerns, and dreams — fully and authentically reflected in the public square. We support trailblazing journalists of color, build local news ecosystems, fuel coalitions holding social media platforms accountable, and advocate for media policy that serves the public. As a result, journalism and technology will enable people to build and wield power to create a multi-racial democracy where we all can thrive.  


The team coordinator provides high-level administrative and program support to the Public Square Program team. A systems thinker, the team coordinator is the team’s hub, connecting and working with every part of our program and with external audiences, such as grantees and partners, to support open communications, smooth collaboration, and excellence in grantmaking. The team coordinator will help us design and manage internal team processes, coordinate meetings and events, support grantees, and provide administrative support for the team and across the organization. This position has a two-year term, with the possibility for renewal, and reports to the associate director, Public Square Program.  


We are looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, mission-driven, entrepreneurial environment and who brings a keen attention to detail. The successful candidate will be a resourceful, highly collaborative team player who possesses strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and who excels at managing a realistic balance among multiple priorities. Able to work independently on projects from conception to completion, the ideal candidate will enjoy setting and meeting deadlines, designing and refining seamless processes, and enhancing internal communication.



Salary range begins at $69,445 per year.



Click here for more information or to apply. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume through the Jobs page on our website. Applications submitted without a cover letter or lacking the desired years of experience will not be considered. Take this opportunity to tell us about yourself and why you’re interested in joining our team. No calls please.


Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.


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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-08-07 10:39:05 -0400