Cohort Coordinator


Issue One is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to political reform and government ethics in order to strengthen democracy and return government to the American people. Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus of more than 200 former ambassadors, governors, Cabinet officials, Senators, and members of Congress, is the largest bipartisan coalition of its kind ever assembled to advocate for solutions to fix our democracy.


The Cohort Coordinator is tasked with ensuring that Issue One is an active participant in the Fix Congress Cohort, a group created to support the success of the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. The position will also support the efforts of the Rebuild Congress Initiative (RCI), a project of Issue One. The Cohort Coordinator will primarily work with Issue One’s legislative and communications teams as well as coordinate regularly with the Cohort Manager/Coordinator who will be based at the Democracy Fund in Washington, DC. The Cohort Coordinator will work to ensure that the messages and deliverables generated from the outside activities are strong and sustained.

The Coordinator will provide support to the Rebuild Congress Initiative team, which is based in Boston and travels to Washington, DC weekly while the House is in session.

The role of the Cohort Coordinator is to ensure that Issue One and the cohort groups are running on all cylinders for activities aimed at enhancing the likelihood of success and meaningful outcomes of this Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress.

The Cohort Coordinator will report to the Executive Director of Issue One and will be part of the Policy & Programs department.


  • Help organize meetings between Issue One and the Fix Congress Cohort
  • Track Cohort activities related to the Select Committee
  • Coordinate with the Issue One communications staff and assist with research written products and collateral related to the Select Committee
  • Provide staff support for legislative engagement with the Select Committee, preparing background research as needed and assisting with scheduling Hill visits
  • Facilitate outreach to Senate offices, and assist Issue One’s Chief Operations Officer with the administrative side of supporting RCI

Position Requirements:

  • Demonstrated interest in American politics and bipartisanship;
  • Has at least two (2) years intern or work experience;
  • Has exceptionally strong writing and oral communication skills;
  • Must keep self and work files organized;
  • Has demonstrated ability to be entrusted with sensitive information and conduct daily activities with the utmost professionalism and integrity;
  • Has demonstrated ability to manage details, solve problems, and follow through on assignments with minimal direct supervision;
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the organization including: staff, consultants, colleagues, volunteers, donors, and the general public;
  • Must be confident, outgoing, courteous, and professional in all written and verbal communications;
  • Must have strong personal work ethic and time management skills;
  • Has demonstrated experience with software including: Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail; demonstrated experience with copy editing a plus;
  • Great sense of humor and can-do attitude are a must!

Issue One an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, LGBT and women are strongly encouraged to apply.


This will be a full-time, funding-dependent position based in Washington, DC. The position is currently funded for one year.

Salary & Benefits

Issue One offers competitive salaries, including benefits for all full-time employees. Salary range for this position is $42,000-48,000.

How to Apply

Email a resume and cover letter in a single document, labeled with your name and “IO Cohort Coordinator search” in the subject line to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Due to the volume of applications, we will unfortunately not be able to acknowledge receipt of all applications. No phone calls please.