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Civic Action Lead

Reports to: Head of Campaigns

Start Date: ASAP is a movement to create the most socially active generation in history.

  • We fight for our members every single day. We care deeply about activating our 5.5million members around the world to make impact in their communities.
  • We believe in young people. We believe all young people have the agency to create social change and we provide them with the guidance to make it happen.
  • We don’t hire just anybody. We work hella hard, we move super fast, and we’re a bunch of weirdos. We want people who get excited to come to work at our dynamic office every day.
  • We genuinely stand behind who we are and what we do. No faking it here. Everyone on our staff has their own “why” for coming to work every day. What will yours be?

We have the stability of a 25-year-old organization, but we look, feel, and operate like a tech-forward startup. We’re looking for someone to manage all of our civic engagement initiatives, ensuring that young people’s voices are heard by our government and that we are running campaigns that mobilize young people to act, advocate, protest, attend town hall meetings, get out the vote, and everything in between.

Enough about us. Let's talk about you!

  • You’re a Project Manager Extraordinaire. We’re a fast paced organization, and you’ll be leading the planning and execution of our largest, year-long civic engagement initiative in DoSomething’s history. Attention to detail, ability to juggle competing priorities, and experience with flawless project management are your bread and butter.
  • You Get the Space. You know everything there is to know about how legislation works at every level, from school boards to city council to state legislature to the White House. You understand how young people can affect change at each level, and will advise where our members are most likely to move the needle.
  • You Always Get the Job Done. You know how to move an idea from a fleeting thought in a brainstorm to a full-blown experience. You’re known as the most driven person your friends know, and you won’t leave a stone unturned to get the best result out of the cards you’ve been drawn.


  • Project Management. You’ll be leading our groundbreaking, year-long civic engagement campaign to hit large organizational goals. You’ll be responsible for leading the implementation of this initiative across multiple departments, developing strategies to hit these goals, day-to-day management, delivering on tight deadlines.
  • Open and Clear Communicator. You have incredible communication skills, and are able to succinctly and passionately communicate to our members to get them eager to take action, to our internal team to understand how each team member contributes to the greater goal, and to external stakeholders to understand how our civic action strategy is additive to the space.
  • Advisory Board Management. We have an incredible advisory board of top leaders in the civic engagement and advocacy space to help inform our strategy. You’ll coordinate communication with the board, and lead discussions at quarterly board meetings.
  • Advocacy. You’ll lead intersectional advocacy initiatives for, amplifying youth voices and making sure that their POV is heard on a national stage.
  • Mobilization. You decide when DoSomething needs to participate in events that are happening, lead when no one else is stepping up, or actually sit this one out.
  • Campaigns. You run campaigns for DoSomething and in conjunction with our partners and sponsors, always with an eye on how each campaign can ladder up to civic action.
  • Bootcamps. While mostly using digital technologies to connect, DoSomething also holds day-long civic action bootcamps in cities across the country. You will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the bootcamps from location and registration to curriculum and partnerships.
  • People Management. You will manage awesome college and high school interns, and possibly full-time staff members after our initial civic engagement campaign shows proof of concept.
  • Strategy. You’ll help create the strategy for all of the above with heavy input from the management team. Nothing at DoSomething is done in a silo; it’ll take buy-in and input from members of leadership and the rest of the staff to achieve our civic engagement dreams.



  • Incredible Project Management Skills. You have 3+ years experience as the lead manager of a large-scale initiative, managing across multiple teams and departments.
  • Advocacy. You know how it's done. You’ve either worked at an NGO and had policy wins or you’ve been in government and seen it from the inside. Or you just happen to be one of the founders of Black Lives Matter. That would be awesome, too.
  • A big campaign win. You have previously led a group of people to make a measurable success on a social change campaign. This could be as an activist or a professional or on the side.
  • Experience developing creative ideas. You have previously managed ideas from research to execution. You dream weird, wonderful things in your sleep...and maintain the same oomph to crush them when you’re awake.
  • Partnership experience. You have overseen partnerships with major organizations.
  • Youth expertise. You understand what makes young people tick and love being immersed in youth pop culture.
  • A major news addiction. You know who breaks news on Twitter in different political spaces because you live & breathe this stuff.  Massive plus if you’ve cultivated a tribe of followers on any of the social media channels.

The Perks:

  • The ability to mobilize 5.5 million young people to change the world (need we say more?!)
  • 3 weeks vacation plus the week between Christmas and New Years (plus Summer Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day!). Plus, no work on your birthday, Valentine’s day, and you get a half-day on Halloween. If you’re in costume. Seriously.
  • A fun office environment, a Gong, disco ball, brownie bake-offs, spontaneous Hamilton references, and the best coworkers you could ask for.
  • Five different ways of making coffee. Maybe six? We're losing count. That many.
  • An incredibly compelling reason to wake up and make it to work every day.
  • is an equal opportunity employer. (Although we do reserve the right to discriminate against people who wear white socks with dark shoes...)  

Pretty please, no calls.

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