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Protect Democracy


Posted on: 20 August 2023





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Benefits Associate

Protect Democracy is seeking a Benefits Associate to join our highly collaborative people operations team. This role would support the cross-functional administration and innovation of benefits for a rapidly growing organization.

At Protect Democracy, we anchor our work in service to our mission: to prevent American democracy from declining into a more authoritarian form of government. Our mission is the foundation of our team, be it litigation, advocacy, or ensuring that our team has the support they need to continue to meet the urgency of the moment and the importance of this movement.

This is an excellent opportunity for a candidate to learn benefits management, explore various people operations functions, and leave their mark on the systems and processes of a mission-driven organization. This role is a good fit for individuals who thrive in dynamic environments, find joy in problem solving, and have acumen for working with people and with numbers. The ideal candidate brings exceptional detail-orientation and communication skills; a flexible, growth-oriented mindset; excitement for benefits work; and enthusiasm for our mission.

We strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and from across the political and ideological spectrum to apply. You can work remotely from any location in the United States.

The Benefits Associate will:

  • Assist with the administration and auditing of several benefit programs, including FSAs, 401k, health care, and more.
  • Independently identify ways to build and improve on Protect Democracy’s benefits offerings by examining needs, assessing possible solutions, and making concise, realistic recommendations.
  • Help ensure Protect Democracy’s compliance with state-based requirements, which includes collecting and managing large amounts of data.
  • Develop, implement, and test innovative strategies to educate and engage team members on benefits and wellness resources.
  • Coordinate with our benefits vendors, including our health insurance brokers and COBRA implementation support team.
  • Collaborate to build out and maintain organization-wide policies.
  • Act as an integral part of the onboarding and offboarding experience for staff members.
  • Contribute to the overall development of Protect Democracy across all areas and facets of the organization, including impact strategy and organizational culture.

The ideal candidate brings:

  • Passion for protecting and improving our democracy.
  • Rigorous attention to detail and the highest standards for excellence in execution.
  • Proven experience tracking, prioritizing, and balancing a diverse set of responsibilities with competing deadlines.
  • Strong writing, research, and communication skills.
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a fast-paced environment and pivoting to solutions as the organization grows.
  • Sound judgment and discretion, with a high degree of personal integrity, including the ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Enthusiasm for team collaboration and working with people with diverse backgrounds and characteristics, and openness to a diversity of ideas and perspectives.
  • Growth mindset and comfort giving and receiving feedback up, down and sideways.

Pluses, but not requirements:

  • Experience with benefits administration, human resources, or payroll.


The starting salary range for this role is $58,916 to $64,528, commensurate with the candidate’s relevant experience, capabilities and skills and in alignment with internal equity.

About Protect Democracy

  • Flexible work schedule. You can work remotely from any location in the United States; the only location requirement is that yours allows you to complete the demands of the position and mission. All staff are also required to travel at least two times per year to team retreats, as well as occasional project-related travel. (Accommodations to this requirement will be made only in exceptional circumstances.) We currently have staff in Washington, DC, New York, Massachusetts, California, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia, Utah, Kentucky, Washington, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Vermont, Colorado, Maryland, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Texas. We offer shared workspaces in many of these locations for staff members who enjoy working in an office environment.
  • Commitment to a diverse workplace. Protect Democracy is an equal opportunity employer. Our culture principles emphasize that there is strength in diversity as we believe diverse teams are more innovative, creative, and productive. Protect Democracy encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
  • Competitive pay and phenomenal benefits. In addition to a competitive salary, our benefits package includes an unlimited vacation and sick leave policy, along with 12 paid holidays, 4 weeks of paid family medical leave, and 18 weeks of paid parental leave. We also offer a 401(k) plan with up to 6% employer match that vests immediately, full coverage for an excellent health care plan that includes both dental and vision insurance, long-term disability and life insurance for all employees, a home office stipend, and as budget allows, discretionary bonuses.
  • Ample opportunities for personal & professional development. Candidates who do not meet all listed criteria should still apply, as our organizational structure focuses on providing mentorship and opportunities for professional growth.

To apply for this position, please complete the application linked below. As part of your application, you will be asked to upload as a single PDF of your resume and cover letter and to answer one short question. Applications missing any of the required materials will be considered incomplete and not reviewed. Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting July 24, 2023.

Please contact hiring@protectdemocracy.org if you require accommodations at any point in the application process.


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