The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3, bipartisan organization that serves as America’s leading foundation for freedom, providing support for democratic activists, civil society organizations, and independent media throughout the world, as well as the NED core institutes: the National Democratic Institute (ND), the International Republican Institute (IR), the Solidarity Center, and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Through nearly $300 million in grants to 1,800 partners in over 100 countries, NED is at the heart of supporting a global infrastructure for democracy.
As the challenges to democracy sharpen, NED is adapting. Digital authoritarianism is a defining challenge to democratic norms and practices globally. The digital revolution also presents opportunities for NED and its grantees, enabling new forms of democratic organizing and the free flow of information, as well as new strategies for holding governments accountable. That’s why we’re seeking a Director, Technology and Democracy to lead NED’s institutional strategy and integrated approach to grantmaking initiatives in this fast-evolving field.