COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CONSULTANT-RFP

The Ohio Democratic Party has a need for part-time Community Engagement Consultants in Cuyahoga, Franklin, Lucas, Hamilton, Montgomery, Mahoning/Trumbull and Summit/Stark counties. We are seeking energetic, experienced organizers to oversee the implementation of ODP’s strategic outreach efforts in African American communities and pave the way for seamless integration with the 2018 Campaign for Ohio (i.e. ODP statewide coordinated campaign) field program.

Primary scope of work includes the following:

  1. Build and grow networks–and maintain a database–of countywide and local African American vendors, media outlets, small business owners, community and faith leaders, elected officials, political stakeholders and activists
    • Recruit faith captains in each county to organize and register voters in African American churches and other faith-based organizations/institutions.
    • Recruit greek/community org captains in each county to organize and register voters involved in Black fraternities, sororities and other community-based organizations such as 100 Black Women, Urban League, etc.
    • Build lists of surrogates for earned, paid, alternative and digital media targeting African American voters
  1. Arrange strategic community leader briefings, voter education summits and other events to promote candidate campaigns and strengthen relationships within the community. Assist on countywide events targeting Young Black Professionals and African-American Women–two key groups that are politically-minded but feel dismissed and/or disrespected by the political establishment
  1. Assist in the implementation of an aggressive Early Vote and Souls to the Polls program for African American voters.

Community Outreach Consultants report directly to ODP’s Minority Engagement Director and will work with him to develop specific metrics and track progress to goals.

Interested applicants should email [email protected] by Friday, May 18 with the following documentation:

  • Professional resume;
  • Contact information for two political references;
  • Contact information for two religious/community references;
  • One-page (max) description of relevant experience and spheres of influence, as well as general approach to the aforementioned scope of work.

Please refer questions to Ron McGuire at (614) 371-9295 or [email protected].

FIELD ORGANIZERS

Friends of Sherrod Brown is seeking full-time Field Organizers to join the Campaign for Ohio 2018.  Field Organizers will be the face of the campaign on the ground, and responsible for recruiting, training, and developing volunteers to lead efforts aimed at persuading and mobilizing voters for the November 8th general election.

Field Organizers will gain invaluable battleground experience and will be placed in communities across Ohio. Applicants should be committed to Democratic values and be willing to put in the necessary work to win.

Reports to: Regional Field Director

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to implement the Campaign Field Plan in a specified turf
  • Empower volunteers to take on leadership roles within the program
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders, allied organizations, political stakeholders, and local Democratic activists
  • Conduct outreach to community groups to increase the size and scope of program, including through digital and social media tools
  • Manage regular voter contact actions, including daily canvasses and phone banks, and assume responsibility for meeting voter contact and volunteer recruitment goals within a turf

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to meet tight and competing deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of political campaign structure and familiarity with campaign technology such as Votebuilder
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Good sense of humor and ability to adapt to a fast paced, changing work environment
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable motor vehicle
  • Previous campaign experience is preferred, but not required

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Field Organizer” in the subject line.

 

 

DIGITAL ORGANIZERS

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking full-time Digital Organizers to join the

Campaign for Ohio 2018. Digital Organizers will work with Field Organizers in assigned turfs across the state to build and support the campaign’s digital presence, and will be responsible for recruiting, training, and developing volunteers to use digital voter engagement tools aimed at persuading and mobilizing voters for the November 8th general election.

Digital Organizers will gain invaluable battleground experience and will be responsible for regionally leading the implementation of digital voter engagement tools geared towards supporting, innovating and expanding the use of traditional field organizing tactics. Applicants should be committed to Democratic values, and be willing to put in the necessary work to win.

Reports to: Digital Organizing Director

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to use a digital toolkit of voter engagement tools, including SMS, peer-to-peer email, online phone-banking, social media and other tools
  • Empower volunteers to take on leadership roles within the program, including training other volunteers and volunteer teams on their use of digital tools and tactics
  • Conduct outreach to community groups to increase the size and scope of digital voter engagement program, including holding training events focused on digital voter engagement
  • Support Field Organizers in implementing digital tools as an integrated aspect of their organizing toolkit

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to meet
  • tight and competing deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of political campaign structure
  • Familiarity with campaign technology drive for working with new digital tools/programs quickly strongly preferred
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Good sense of humor and ability to adapt to a fast paced, changing work environment
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable motor vehicle
  • Previous campaign experience is preferred, but not required

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Digital

Organizer” in the subject line.

2018 CAMPAIGN FOR OHIO TRAINING AND SPECIAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional to fill the role of Training & Special Projects Director for the Campaign for Ohio in 2018. The Campaign for Ohio will work with all Democratic Candidates on the ballot in 2018 to reelect Senator Sherrod Brown, and take back Ohio’s Executive Offices.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive training program with clear curriculum,
    goals, and timelines
  • Work closely with the Field Director to establish coaching needs and produce ongoing training materials
  • Develop and lead trainings for staff and volunteers
  • Assist the HQ Team with Special Projects as they arise

Qualifications:

  • At least two cycles of issue or electoral organizing and one cycle in management preferred
  • Experience implementing training within a large-scale field program
  • Ability to work collaboratively with senior staff across departments
  • Experience with managing large groups of staff and volunteers
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment while completing projects under tight deadlines

Application Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter, three professional references and a writing sample, with Training & Special Projects Director in the subject line, to Sarah Ross at [email protected]  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The ODP is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.

 

2018 COORDINATED CAMPAIGN REGIONAL FIELD DIRECTORS

The 2018 Ohio Democratic Coordinated Campaign is seeking highly motivated, experienced Regional Field Directors for our statewide organizing program.

Responsibilities:

Regional Field Directors (RFDs) will primarily be responsible for managing a team of Field Organizers who recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Additional responsibilities include developing regional organizing plans that both reflect the needs and realities of their region and fit with the statewide field plan. RFDs will also oversee the hiring, training, and management of FOs for their region as well as coaching FOs to cultivate and develop volunteer teams. Reports to Deputy Field Director 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • At least two cycles of organizing experience and one cycle of staff management experience are strongly preferred
  • Own a vehicle or other reliable mode of transportation
  • Working knowledge of the structure of political campaigns and familiarity with VoteBuilder
  • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting

Application Procedure:

Please send resume and a brief cover letter Sarah Ross at [email protected].  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

The ODP is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.

FINANCE DIRECTOR – CONGRESSIONAL

Progressive, well-connected, military veteran candidate for competitive midwest congressional campaign (OH-16) is seeking a creative and dedicated finance director for the 2018 cycle.

Job Description:

  • Developing fundraising goals and fundraising strategy
  • Researching and preparing call sheets
  • Staffing daily call time
  • Organizing, executing, and staffing fundraising events
  • Coordinating outside group fundraising strategies

Qualifications:

  • At least one cycle of campaign finance experience preferred
  • NGP experience preferred
  • The ideal candidate will be organized and meticulous, love a fast-paced work environment, and have a good sense of humor
  • Must be willing to move to the District for the duration of campaign

Competitive salary and benefits based on experience.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

 

CAMPAIGN MANAGER IN CENTRAL OHIO

A progressive candidate is seeking a top-quality campaign manager for a county wide race in Central Ohio for the 2018 campaign season.  We seek a highly organized, detail-oriented, self-starter with

proven leadership skills to help us achieve a Democratic victory in Central Ohio.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Managing the day to day operations of the campaign
  • Creating and executing the campaign budget
  • Motivating and managing staff and consultants on a day-to-day basis
  • Coordinating of campaign communications
  • Maintaining political relationships throughout the region

Required Skills:

  • Minimum experience of a campaign cycle
  • Experience with fundraising, campaign budgets
  • Management or leadership experience desired
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Great organizational and communications skills with a strong commitment to follow-up.
  • Strategic thinking and planning abilities

Timeline:

Candidate is looking for campaign manager to start no later than January 2018

Compensation

Compensation and benefits will be competitive and negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and three references to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected].

PAID CANVASSERS-TOP TARGETED STATE REP. CAMPAIGN

A top priority State Representative campaign in Franklin County is seeking part-time Paid Canvassers who are passionate about Democratic politics and who understand the importance of face-to-face conversations. You will be an important part of a robust field program aimed at victory in November. They will be trained in the most effective methods of persuasion, policy, and turnout. This position is temporary and will last ten weeks.
The salary for this position is $15/hour. It is a non-benefit eligible position and candidates will be expected to work between 15-25 hours per week for ten weeks.

Responsibilities
– Speak with voters at their homes about the candidate and campaign

– Record the results of voter engagements

Qualifications
– A passion for politics and the political process
– Strong and passionate Democrat

– Ability to converse respectfully with everyone, regardless of politics or ideology
– Exceptional people skills

– Strong work ethic
– Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
– Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
– Strong communication and public speaking skills
– Access to a vehicle and drivers license

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

CAMPAIGN FOR OHIO – FELLOWS

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking ambitious and hard-working fellows for the Campaign for
Ohio. The Campaign for Ohio will work with Democratic Candidates up and down the ticket in 2018
to reelect Senator Sherrod Brown, and take back Ohio’s Statewide Offices.

Gain firsthand experience in a top-tier, fast paced campaign environment, led by professionals from
the across the country. If you are enthusiastic about politics and want to learn about electing
Democrats, this is the way to learn how a campaign works.

Fellows will be responsible for helping in various facets of the Campaign’s daily operations.
Departments include:
● Organizing
● Outreach
● Administrative
● Research
● Fundraising
● Digital

Responsibilities will include:
● Recruiting and organizing volunteers in your community
● Learning how to utilize digital organizing tools
● Attending and working campaign events
● Working with local community leaders to facilitate outreach
● Engaging in voter outreach and data integrity
● Having fun and making a difference in your community!

The ideal candidate must be high energy, efficient, well-organized and be able to think on their feet.
We are looking for people who can multi-task, work well with deadlines and under pressure and are
strongly committed to Democratic ideals. Candidates with excellent oral and written communication
skills are preferred.

These positions will be available throughout the state. There are opportunities for evening and
weekend hours as well as during the regular ‘business’ day. We will accommodate school and work
schedules, with an expectation of a 10 hour commitment per week.

This rewarding opportunity is a non-paid fellowship, but can frequently be applied toward credit for
school. Fellows will gain invaluable battleground experience, and is ideal for any student considering
a future in politics.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to ​[email protected]
Deadline for submission of application materials is ​May 30th, 2018.

 

OHDC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is currently seeking motivated, politically-minded individuals to join the OHDC Internship Program for the 2018 election cycle. Interns will work directly with a Democratic candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives. 

Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to have the following qualities:

  • Interest in politics, government, campaigns and/or public affairs
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to multitask and manage time effectively
  • Strong attention to detail

Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Work with the caucus on upkeep and maintenance of donor database
  • Donor research
  • Produce weekly news clips of House candidates and opponents
  • Analysis of campaign data
  • Direct voter contact by phone and/or door
  • Other duties as needed

Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to gain the following skills:

  • Wide ranging-knowledge of campaign strategy and targeting
  • Research and tracking techniques
  • Data tracking and upkeep
  • Familiarity with NGP VAN and VoteBuilder software

Application Process

Applicants should submit a resume to Nick Tuell at [email protected]

with a subject line: “Internship Application”. Please include your availability and location.

Placement is flexible depending on your location.

 

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS for 2018

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking Digital Communications Interns to support our coordinated campaign efforts.  We are currently focused on critical issues facing Democrats in Ohio as well as on national, statewide, various local and issue based campaigns.  As a digital intern, you will work to support the overall messaging strategy for the Ohio Democratic Party.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the writing, production, publishing and content across email, social media, and websites
  • Write and load emails for fundraising and GOTV efforts
  • Create social media/digital content
  • Monitor social media
  • Provide research support for digital communication campaigns
  • Assist in publishing of website content
  • Monitor website performance and traffic patterns
  • Provide general support functions to Communications team

Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of social media platforms
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Be efficient and well organized
  • Be able to multi-task and think on your feet; work well with deadlines
  • A good ”eye for design”
  • Be strongly committed to Democratic ideals

To be considered for this opportunity, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

INTERNS

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking ambitious and hard-working people to support our coordinated campaign efforts. We are currently focused on critical issues facing Democrats in Ohio as well as on various local and statewide campaigns. We look for interns on a rolling and ongoing basis to assist with our daily operations. Interns will be responsible for helping to support the various facets of the coordinated campaigns. They are as follows:

  • Field and Organizing
  • Political Data/Targeting
  • Volunteer and Voter Outreach
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Operations
  • Research
  • Administrative
  • Finance
  • Voter Protection
  • Political Caucus Organizing

The ideal candidate must be high energy, efficient, well-organized and be able to think on his/her feet. We are looking for people who can multi-task, work well with deadlines and under pressure and are strongly committed to Democratic ideals. Candidates with excellent oral and written communication skills are preferred.

Most intern positions are offered at our Headquarters in downtown Columbus. There are some additional positions available out in the field/throughout the state. There are opportunities for evening and weekend hours as well as during the regular ‘business’ day. We will accommodate school and work schedules. If you are enthusiastic, excited about politics and want to learn, this is a great opportunity to see things from the inside. This rewarding and valuable opportunity is a non-paid internship, but can frequently be applied toward credit for school.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].