Careers at Public Agenda

Public Agenda offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
We are an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace

Development Assistant

Public Agenda is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to expand opportunity and strengthen democracy for all Americans through nonpartisan research, public engagement and communications.

Over the course of its 40-year history, Public Agenda has fueled progress on K-12 and higher education, workforce development, health care, criminal justice reform, and more. In addition, Public Agenda’s Yankelovich Center for Public Judgment conducts research, creates tools, and promotes ideas that strengthen democratic participation and problem solving.

Headquartered in New York City, Public Agenda was founded in 1975 by the social scientist and public opinion research pioneer Dan Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance.

The Development Assistant supports the work of both the Director of Donor Development and the Director of Foundation Relations and Project Development. The position is an excellent opportunity to grow in the development field at a respected and influential nonprofit during a time of organizational expansion.

Tasks and Responsibilities Include:

Preparation and Knowledge Include:

Public Agenda is headquartered in Brooklyn Heights in New York City. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits, and are an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity in the workplace.

To apply, please send a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to

Public Engagement Assistant Position Description

Public Agenda is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps build a democracy that works for everyone. By elevating a diversity of voices, forging common ground, and improving dialogue and collaboration among leaders and communities, Public Agenda fuels progress on critical issues, including education, health care and community engagement.

The Public Engagement Assistant will support Public Agenda’s public engagement team with a variety of tasks related to our public engagement work. We are looking for a candidate with strong research, writing and public speaking skills. An ideal candidate will have strong interest in public engagement and a background in K-12 education, resiliency, public policy, public health or community development. We are hoping to find someone who is a collaborative-minded, team player who has great attention to detail, is very well organized and a quick learner. There will be opportunities to occasionally travel in this position. We are a fun organization of 20+ people with a lot going on. The Public Engagement Assistant will have the opportunity to meet many other staff and also learn more about our research and communications work.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

Please send your resume and short cover letter to Nicole Cabral at


Public Agenda knows what it takes to fuel progress on critical issues.
We need your support to keep things moving!

Join the Community


Take Action