Director of Strategic Initiatives, Culture, and Media - Moonshots


Director of Strategic Initiatives, Culture, and Media - Moonshots


United States remote-text






Equis is a set of organizations working to create a better understanding of Latinos, innovate new approaches to reach and engage them, and invest in the leadership and infrastructure for long-term change and increased engagement. Since 2019, we have served as a hub of Latino polling, qualitative insights, and data, with analysis based on a large set of interviews, focus groups, online journals, ethnographies, and vote simulations.  Equis is a leader in digital innovation, focused on message testing and experiments, anti-disinformation tracking, and digital capacity-building for grassroots groups. Equis is also committed to developing Latino leaders across the progressive space, serving as a convener of organizations and individuals leading Hispanic-focused programs. In 2022, Equis launched Moonshots, a set of bold, ambitious initiatives to massively increase Latino power, influence, and belonging in the US. 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 rethinking 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 in becoming influential and powerful.


Equis is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable Director of Moonshots of Culture and Media adept at managing staff and projects across initiatives, with a strong commitment to excellent project management and operational excellence. The ideal candidate is an experienced strategist bringing clarity and inspiration as a leader in our moonshot culture and media portfolio.  


  • Serve as a member of the Moonshot leadership team, including supporting organizational development, strategy development, and strategic planning across the initiative.   
  • Oversee and implement early-stage management of a project portfolio of 3-5 large-scale projects, including ideation, strategy development, launch plan, and executive hiring for each project
  • Provide staff management, oversight, and support to a team of 3-5 director-level personnel to ensure excellent performance
  • Ensure operational excellence, overseeing budgeting and operations processes across the initiative in collaboration with the finance and operations teams. 
  • Work closely with relevant partners within the movement, cultural, and media ecosystem of the Latinx community 
  • Represent Equis externally, including but not limited to, 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. 
  • 8+ years of professional experience within a cultural organization, media, or corporate, with at least 2+ years in leadership roles, overseeing strategy and program. 
  • Significant experience managing large, scaled projects or organizations. Experience working at a startup is strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Understanding of data and research, including how to translate data into programmatic priorities and decision-making.
  • Interest and experience in some of the following areas: cultural mobilization, entertainment, digital strategy, digital organizing, startups, and 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. 


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Spanish language fluency is desired but not required (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Understanding of the United States political ecosystem, including experience in some combination of movement politics, and advocacy. 
  • Familiarity with international politics is a plus, but not required. 


Chief of Moonshot Strategies 




Equis is a national remote office environment with team members located across all continental U.S. time zones. Candidates should be prepared to either work from home or at a location of their choosing that is located within the continental United States.  

This position requires the ability to work core hours Monday through Friday in your local time. This position will require occasional evening work and some in-person attendance for all-staff or department-level events, approximately 2 per year, which require overnight travel. 


This is a fully remote (USA only), full-time position with occasional domestic travel and a competitive salary range of $116,000 - $140,000. This salary range represents a good-faith estimate of what Equis may pay for this position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as budget availability and commensurate with the selected candidates’ experience. Equis offers medical, dental, and vision coverage at no premium, 4% employer match 401K, and excellent vacation, sick and personal leave. 

Equis offers 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage at no premium, 4% employer match 401K, and unlimited Paid Time Off. Additionally, Equis provides an annual professional development stipend, a work-from-home stipend, and an employee assistance program. Equis observes office-wide holiday closures following the federal government alongside additional summer and winter breaks.


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

Equis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Equis is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the recruitment process, please contact Equis.