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University Partnerships Coordinator

Deliberations.US is an exciting new opportunity built from a collaboration between The People and Equal Citizens.

What is Deliberations.US?

Deliberations.US is a collaborative project between The People and Equal Citizens. We want to make civic deliberation a pillar of American political life. To do so, we created Deliberations.US, a project aimed at bringing Americans together from across the country and the political spectrum for conversations on our nation’s most pressing political issues. On a video chat platform designed for small group discussions,  participants meet and talk with their fellow Americans,  review the facts and the best arguments from all sides, share their experiences, concerns, and values, and  develop informed opinions — all in pursuit of common ground on common sense reform. To learn more, visit Deliberations.US.

About The People:

The People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, focused on bringing Americans together to find common ground around nonpartisan policy reforms. We believe in the American people’s ability to drive change for accountability and responsiveness in our politics. The People embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of color, ethnic minorities, women, and
individuals from the LGBTQ community to apply.

About Equal Citizens:

Equal Citizens is a national nonprofit founded by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig to promote political equality. We fight gerrymandering, big money in politics, and voter suppression by promoting thoughtful policy solutions such as campaign finance  and systemic electoral reform. We also run unconventional, novel, and high-impact campaigns  designed to offer new strategies to improve our democracy. These campaigns include major litigation  at the state and federal level and projects like Deliberations.US.

About the Role:

The University Partnerships Coordinator will promote the mission and work of The People, Deliberations.US, and our partner organizations through the identification, launch, and cultivation of partnerships with four-year universities, community colleges and  community partners. You will be responsible for supporting the expansion of Deliberations.US amongst these targeted audiences.

The primary purpose of this role is to develop a strong, diverse, trusted, and well-functioning network, and to expand reach to new groups. Key responsibilities will include:


  • Leverage expertise in Deliberative Democracy to plan and execute initiatives to reach the target audience through appropriate channels
  • Collaborate with university and community leaders to identify prospective partners and develop pathways that further the mission and work of Deliberations.US
  • Create a systematic, process-driven approach to partner outreach and relationship management
  • Work in partnership with senior management to forecast, measure, and report the results of various projects with partners, create detailed summary reports of findings, including co-created
    and/or co-branded content promotions, Deliberations.US events, and/or event  partnerships
  • Create project plans, managing multiple work streams and ensuring that complex deliverables are delivered on time
  • Track analytics and use data to grow followers and engagement
  • Direct management of volunteers and company interns


  • Self-starter with strong written and verbal communication
  • Familiarity and fluency in Deliberative Democracy
  • Political awareness partnered with a creative mind
  • Experienced facilitator, able to design and lead collaborative and participatory events online and in person
  • Logistics and project management experience
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills
  • People management experience


Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Minimum Bachelor’s degree required with strong preference for a degree in Liberal Arts, Communications, Political Science, or a closely related field. University-level policy and/or publishing experience strongly preferred.

Work Schedule:

Full-time work schedule, 40 hours/week, with exact days and times to be determined according to your schedule.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting any applicable experience, skill, or related work to admin@deliberations.US.


Our Contacts

2681 Cecil Street, Chicago, IL 60606




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