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We’re hiring!

We are thrilled to be adding two brand new positions to the Citizen University team! If you’re ready to jump into a dynamic, mission-driven position, read on.


Open Positions

Director of Finance & Operations • job description

As the Director of Finance & Operations, you will play a key leadership role at Citizen University, working in collaboration to direct and oversee all operational functions of the organization. You’ll be a hands-on and participatory manager and be responsible for developing and executing strategies in the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting, human resources, operations, and administration.


Program Manager • job description

We are seeking a spirited and creative program teammate who is passionate about strengthening civic health and building civic power across the nation. As Program Manager, you will be responsible for the management and implementation of several unique programs and experiences—in particular our National and Local Civic Collaboratories—which are focused on building a spirit of collaboration and commitment with a variety of organizations and individuals around the country.



Applications are reviewed as they are received and the positions will be open until filled.


How to apply

Please send your résumé and cover letter to with the subject line: Application for Director of Finance & Operations  OR  Application for Program Manager



Joining Our Team

The CU team approaches our work with spirit, joy, and a deep responsibility to each other and to the civic health of our nation. We bring enthusiasm and ingenuity to our work. We ask each other, why does democracy matter? We have dance parties together on zoom (don’t worry, they’re optional). We work with incredible people from Miami to Wichita to San Diego. And best of all, we each strive to live like citizens the best we can each and every day.

Read a message from the CU team about where we’re headed and how you fit in →


Our Commitments to Equity, Justice, and Belonging

As an organization striving to strengthen our democracy and civic health across America, we recognize that living up to the values of liberty and justice for all starts with each of us.

Our team has made a series of commitments toward ensuring equity, justice, and belonging are baked into our work. We know we have much to do to fully live out these commitments. We also know that deepening trust, relationships, and affection are the backbone to a healthy team culture. And that takes time, dedication, and willingness to have hard conversations. So we’re digging in, and we hope you’ll join us.

You’ll be a crucial part of the CU fabric, joining together through happiness and hardship, challenge and success. Plus, we genuinely enjoy spending time with each other—joy is a crucial ingredient to our work! Together, we’re creating an environment of care, respect, and responsibility.


Returning to in-person work

Although we are not yet back in an office, we hope to return to a physical space in downtown Seattle sometime this year. The majority of our team is Seattle-based, though we currently have a couple of team members who live in other states. As our team grows, we’ll all be working to adjust to a new hybrid working world together.

For those in the Seattle area: our team will be working from the office, with remote hours optional for part of the week. For those outside of the Seattle area: there will be a few key dates throughout the year where travel to Seattle for all-team activities will be expected. While we’ve become experts at Zoom meetings, we can’t wait to eat lunch together, scribble all over whiteboards, and—most importantly—host our programs in-person once again. Whether you work with us in Seattle or remotely, we’re looking forward to weaving our team fabric together.