Job Openings

Democracy Forward seeks to build a first-rate, collegial team to carry out its mission. We want to hear from you if you are committed to the rule of law and want the opportunity to create an inclusive and energetic office culture.

Democracy Forward provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. Democracy Forward is an equal opportunity employer: women, minorities, members of the LGBT community, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Please note that all lawyer positions require a law degree and active membership in the bar of a state or the District of Columbia.


Democracy Forward is seeking an experienced attorney to help develop and implement a strategic litigation program to challenge unlawful and unethical actions—including statutory and regulatory violations—taken by the Executive Branch.  The ideal candidate should have experience in all aspects of litigation involving federal agencies, particularly the Department of Interior.  This experience will include investigating potential claims, conducting legal research, drafting complaints, briefs and supporting documents, and conducting discovery.  Experience working with Offices of Inspector General and/or Congressional oversight investigations is also desirable. Read more.

Legal Assistant

Democracy Forward Foundation seeks a Legal Assistant to support its litigation team. The position is based in Washington, D.C. The Legal Assistant will be an integral part of Democracy Forward’s litigation team, working with litigators to implement a strategic litigation program to challenge unlawful and unethical actions taken by the Executive Branch. Read more.

Manager, Digital Communications

Democracy Forward seeks an experienced digital strategist to lead our efforts across our digital platforms, including social media, email, website, and online fundraising. You’ll be an integral part of DF’s communications team, working with every part of the organization to craft a compelling, relatable, and mission-oriented story across our digital channels. This position reports to the Public Affairs Director. Read more.

Outreach Associate

Democracy Forward has an immediate opening for an Outreach Associate to develop and execute a strategic organizing and advocacy strategy in support of Democracy Forward’s litigation and public education programs.  The Outreach Associate will work closely with our litigation, policy, and communications teams to identify engagement and advocacy opportunities across a variety of issue areas and will also represent Democracy Forward in partnerships with national and state-level organizations. The ideal candidate should have considerable experience working on non-profit, political, or issue-based campaigns. Read more.