Director of Strategic Initiatives, Moonshots


Director of Strategic Initiatives, Moonshots


United States remote-text







Equis was founded in 2019 to create a better understanding of the Latino electorate, invest in new and innovative approaches to reach and engage them, and uplift the Latino leaders of tomorrow who will implement and carry forward this important work.

We envision a world where Latinos are influential and powerful. To make this a reality, we believe we need to start by changing how Latinos see themselves and how the rest of the country sees them. Our community, democracy, and country deserve a future that is built for and by Latinos.

Equis has developed ten “moonshot” campaigns to tackle this from political, media, and cultural perspectives. Our “moonshots” provide new thinking and leadership. A 5-10 year program, the moonshots seed, build, and scale efforts that fill gaps in our political and cultural infrastructure. The goal? To have Latinos participate to their potential, embracing progressive politics and culture. 

The scope of our work is purposefully broad and designed to engage Latinos in multiple arenas because we believe that this moment requires a complete re-thinking of how we engage Latinos. Our approach is to work collaboratively with partners and allies, lead with learning and research, and build programs that address the deep-rooted issues that prevent our community from participating becoming influential and powerful.


Equis is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Deputy Director of Moonshots adept at managing staff and projects across initiatives, with a strong commitment to excellent project management and operational excellence. The Deputy Director of Moonshots will be a key leader of our “moonshot” strategy. 


  • Oversee and implement early stage management of project portfolio of 5-7 large scale projects, including ideation, strategy development, launch plan, and executive hiring for each project
  • Manage 5-7 director level personnel within project portfolio 
  • Ensure operational excellence, overseeing budgeting and operations processes across the initiative in collaboration from Operations team 
  • Serve as member of Moonshot leadership team, including supporting organizational development, strategy development, and strategic planning across the initiative   
  • Work closely with relevant partners within the movement, cultural, and political ecosystem of the Latinx community 
  • Represent Equis externally, including but are not limited to, at fundraising events, convenings, panels, partnership collaborations, and more     


  • Commitment to building independent Latinx political power that is data driven, anti-racist, progressive, and culturally integrated 
  • 7-10 years of professional experience in high level political, corporate, or cultural organizations with oversight over strategy and program 
  • Interest and experience in some of the following arenas: electoral organizing, civic engagement, cultural mobilization, entertainment, digital strategy, digital organizing, startups, issue advocacy. The more varied your experience in these areas, the better. It is not required to have expertise in all of these areas, but it is necessary to have expertise in more than one area. 
  • Significant experience managing large, scaled projects or organizations. Past experience at a startup is strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Strong understanding of the United States political ecosystem, including experience in some combination of electoral politics, movement politics, and legislative advocacy.  Familiarity with international politics is a plus, but not required. 
  • Understanding of data and research, including how to translate data into programmatic priorities and decision making. 

THIS POSITION REPORTS TO Chief of Moonshot Strategy

LOCATION Remote (USA), with occasional domestic travel according to CDC guidelines


The salary expectation for this particular position is $120,000-$140,000, dependent on relevant experience and location. Equis offers medical, dental, vision coverage at no premium, 4% employer match 401K, and excellent vacation, sick and personal leave.


Please send your resume and cover letter here or via our career page.

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