Chief of Staff

Washington D.C.
Apr 12, 2021
May 12, 2021
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level

Chief of Staff




End Citizens United/Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote.   We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation.  We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.



Reports to:  President & Executive Director



Job Summary: Reporting directly to the President, the Chief of Staff is a highly influential and senior-level role that will help the organization on a tactical and strategic level to enhance the effectiveness of the organization. In this role, they will ensure that the President and leadership team are designing and delivering on the highest value strategic objectives of the organization.  The Chief of Staff is tasked with trouble shooting and handling both the daily and long term needs of the organization, acting as a facilitator for the President, and working across departments to move key strategic projects and needs forward. The COS will join a collaborative work environment and will be a member of ECU/LAV’s leadership team to handle strategic planning, operational projects, Board management, managing competing priorities, and building relationships both internally and externally with key allies and stakeholders. 



Primary Responsibilities: 


  • Serve as a member of the leadership team, making organizational decisions, alongside the President and other members of the leadership team.


    Oversee projects for the President and lead projects between departments, ensuring timely and effective completion


    Helps the President and their leadership team see and understand the connection between competing interests as well as prevailing trends that emerge, which could instigate a change in strategic direction


    Serve as a strategic adviser to the President on issues such as institutional priorities, leadership decisions, external affairs, and more.


    Identify and take on strategic projects


    Ensure decision making and strategic initiatives are aligned with the organization’s mission and values


    Manage the board and other critical relationship on behalf of the President


    Assist in the budget planning and yearly reports to ensure feedback and buy-in from other members of the Leadership Team and collaborate with the COO and President


    Assess requests directed to the President and determine priority and course of action


    Plan and lead staff retreats, meetings, and other special events


    Perform additional duties as assigned






The Chief of Staff must be a self-starter with strong problem-solving and relationship-building skills and at least 7 years in a senior role. They should have proven experience organizing and directing multiple teams and departments. The Chief of Staff should have a strong interest in stopping big money in politics, protecting voting rights, and helping elect democracy reform champions to Congress, possess excellent communication skills, good attention to detail, the ability to think on one’s feet. The Chief of Staff must be willing to travel as needed and be committed to the diversity of our candidates, membership, partners, and staff.



This position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter to, -- subject line “Chief of Staff” No calls, please.



Our office and this position are based in Washington, DC; however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all positions are currently working remotely and work travel is suspended.



End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multi-cultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.


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