Job description

Protect Democracy seeks a highly motivated individual to join our team as an Operations Associate. 

In this role, you will join our small and highly collaborative Operations team to assist in scaling the processes and procedures of a rapidly growing start-up. As an Operations Associate, you will help determine and shape the operational future of our organization by improving our operational frameworks and processes, assisting with benefits administration, providing technological and logistical support to staff, and helping manage vendor relationships. This is an excellent opportunity for a creative, organized, and enthusiastic candidate who is eager to tackle operational challenges head-on.

At Protect Democracy, we anchor our work in service to our ambitious mission: to prevent American democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government. Our mission is the foundation of our team, be it litigation, advocacy, or ensuring that our organization has the financial and logistical security to continue to meet the urgency of the moment and the importance of this movement. 

The ideal candidate brings strong detail orientation and communication skills; a flexible, growth-oriented mindset and collaborative approach; a commitment to excellence; and enthusiasm for our mission. We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and from across the political and ideological spectrum to apply. You can work remotely from any location in the United States.

The Operations Associate will:

  • Help ensure Protect Democracy’s legal, fiscal, and administrative compliance, which includes collecting and managing large amounts of data. 
  • Assist with the administration of several benefit programs, including FSAs, 401k, health care, and more.
  • Liaise with benefits, technical, digital, compliance, and legal vendors working to support the organization.
  • Independently identify ways to build and improve on Protect Democracy’s operational framework by examining needs, assessing possible solutions, and making concise recommendations to the Director of Operations.
  • Collaborate with teams across the organization, including the Operations team, Partnerships team, and Organizational Management team.
  • Provide as-needed operational support to the entire Protect Democracy team.
  • Contribute to the overall development of Protect Democracy across all areas and facets of the organization, including impact strategy.

Job requirements

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • Passion for protecting our democracy.
  • Rigorous attention to detail and the highest standards for excellence in execution.
  • A background and interest in process design, improvement, and automation.
  • Facility with CRM databases and data management.
  • The ability to develop and implement plans and track, prioritize and balance a diverse set of responsibilities.
  • Strong writing, research, communication, and diplomatic skills.
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a start-up environment and pivoting to solutions as the organization grows.
  • Growth mindset and enthusiasm for giving and receiving feedback up, down and sideways.
  • Excellent critical thinking skills — you can reason your way through novel problems and have good instincts about how to get to efficient solutions.
  • Kindness and respect for others.


The starting salary range for this role is $56,650 – $62,046, commensurate with the candidate’s relevant experience, capabilities and skills and in alignment with internal equity.