Senior Associate, Strategy, Impact, and Learning (DF)

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


The Strategy, Impact and Learning (SIL) Team supports Democracy Fund’s development and evaluation of organizational and programmatic strategies across the organization. Using systems thinking and rigorous inquiry, we strive to ensure that Democracy Fund makes strategic and informed choices that achieve impact. 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. Democracy Fund is a leader in the democracy funding field and our strategies and impact inspire others to act. The SIL team leads the practice to develop these strategies and track their outcomes.

Democracy Fund is seeking a Senior Associate of Strategy, Impact, and Learning to support the foundation in becoming a best-in-class learning organization that consistently gains insight from evidence and experience, including failures and successes. As part of the SIL team, the Senior Associate will support an ongoing learning cycle that involves (a) seeking to understand our democracy as a complex social system, (b) helping to develop strategies for engaging that system, and (c) learning from evidence, including research, evaluations, and reporting, so that we can engage more effectively over time. This position will support the efforts to develop Democracy Fund’s inaugural organizational strategy and will create a knowledge management system to collect and utilize evidence of our impact in order to inform strategic decision making.


Click here for more information about the position or to apply. Applications must be received by January 30.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2020-12-29 01:39:28 -0500