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If you share our commitment to racial, economic and political justice, and have the skills, experience and passion to create meaningful progressive change, apply to one of our open positions.

Dēmos is the think tank for the racial justice movement. Through research, advocacy, strategic communications, litigation, and deep partnerships with grassroots organizations across the country, we build power for Black and brown communities. Each of our staff members—regardless of position—is deeply committed to a democracy and economy firmly rooted in racial justice. We are working alongside communities of color to build a responsive democracy and a just economy that rejects discriminatory laws and policies and redistributes power.

Demos is an innovative, dynamic and diverse place to work. Our strength is our people, and we put significant time into finding the right people to help us achieve our organizational impact. We are a multiracial organization and are committed to collaborating with deep respect and dignity for one another, embracing, celebrating and leveraging all of our differences across race, age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, education, life experience and talent. We hold ourselves to high standards and recognize that strong talent increases our impact, so we continually invest in our people over time.


Staff Benefits


  • Comprehensive Health Insurance - Health benefits plus dental, vision, including affordable family and domestic partner coverage.
  • Generous Vacation Package – Starting at 18 days of vacation (3 and a half weeks!) and increasing over time, plus 12 sick days, 10 paid holidays, and 5 floating holidays each year.  We also close our offices December 25 to January 1 each year to allow all staff time to recharge.
  • Professional Development- As part of our evaluation process, each staff person creates a professional development plan.  We invest in staff training and development based on individual professional development goals. We also offer up to $1,000 per semester for tuition reimbursement.
  • 403b Plan - To save for retirement.
  • Mental Health - Employer funded resources you and your family can use towards qualifying mental health expenses.
  • Sabbatical - After 7 years of employment, take some paid time (12 weeks!) to recharge.
  • Paid Parental Leave - New parents get 12 weeks of paid time to spend with their family.
  • Employee Assistance Program- Resources are available to connect you to counseling, legal guidance, or financial planning services for you and your family.
  • Flex Spending Account - Tax free accounts to offset childcare and medical costs.
  • Life Insurance & Disability - To protect you and your family.
  • Supplemental insurance- Join these plans to offset costs in case of accident, hospital confinement, and serious illness.

Staff Testimonials

“I was initially attracted to Demos because it’s important to me to work for an organization that centers racial equity in both its internal and external work. Throughout my interview process I was asked questions exploring my understanding of issues of racial equity and asked to consider my role in centering racial equity as a potential employee of the organization. In over 15 years of working in the non-profit sector, this was the first time I was asked direct questions about racial equity as part of an interview process. This is just one small and critical example of the ways that Demos embeds and operationalizes racial equity in its policies and practices.”

José Gonzalez
Director of Talent & Equity

“One reason I have been committed to working at Demos for over a decade is because I appreciate the organization’s ongoing commitment to live our values. For example, when we advocated for paid parental leave, we adjusted our organizational policy to increase the amount of paid leave. When we participated in the Fight for $15 Campaign, we increased the pay rate for our interns to $15 per hour. When we began our Racial Equity Transformation process, we looked at all of our organizational policies with a racial equity lens and made updates. Having seen other organizations who are not able to make the same commitment to living their values, this is something I never take for granted.”

Kalin Drzewiecki-Sezer
Chief of Staff