Director of Legal Strategies (Demos)

Dēmos is a public policy organization working for a democracy and economy rooted in racial equity. Demos develops ideas and strategies that change systems. Our work is organized around a particular point of view about power and about what is required to create a society where Black and brown communities are fully thriving. In doing so, Demos helps create the conditions for all of us to thrive. Demos moves ideas powerful enough to improve the lives of everyday Americans through the full cycle of change. We champion over-the-horizon policy solutions, shift the narrative to clear the way for their acceptance, and advocate until they take effect. We use the right strategy for the right moment, whether it’s research or communications, supporting organizers, or litigating. This commitment to the full cycle of change has resulted in real victories, from landmark credit card reforms to over 3 million new voter registration applications from low-income citizens. Throughout all of our work, Demos is advocating not just for people, but for the very idea of the people—of one nation, united by a shared fate.


We are looking for an ambitious, innovative leader, excellent manager, and brilliant legal policy strategist motivated to lead the Demos Legal Team on its nationally recognized program of policy development, legal strategies, and litigation. The Legal Team works to achieve structural democracy reform that builds political and movement power with Black and brown communities. The Director of Legal Strategies will have a well-developed understanding of the progressive movement and policy landscape, and how to bring fresh legal strategy ideas to further the goals of the organization. The Director of Legal Strategies will manage multiple legal staff, lead the strategic development of policy goals and new work areas, and oversee and develop new litigation and other legal initiatives. The Director of Legal Strategies works closely with, and reports to, the Executive Vice President, and is a member of Demos’ Director Team, and will work closely with our Democracy issue experts, thought leaders, and partners.


The salary range for this position starts at $130,000 and is negotiable depending on experience.


Click here for more information or to apply.

This search is being led by Allison Kupfer Poteet, Julian Jackson, and Sarah Hecklau of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit a thoughtful 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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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-07-06 00:29:34 -0400