DEPUTY VOTER PROTECTION DIRECTOR

The Ohio Democratic Party Statewide Coordinated Campaign is seeking to hire a Deputy Voter Protection Director as soon as possible for the 2018 cycle.

Employer: Ohio Democratic Party

Reports to: Voter Protection Director

The Deputy will, under the direction of the Voter Protection Director (VPD) and in coordination with the OPTV steering committee, engage in recruitment of volunteers for each tier of the voter protection operation: county counsels, boiler room personnel, poll workers, early vote observers, election day observers, and hotline staff. The organizer will also work closely with the observer credentialing process and engage in ongoing communication with all levels of volunteers. This person will also conduct volunteer trainings in person or through webinars using material developed by the VPD.

As the election approaches this person will assist in trouble shooting incidents and barriers to vote and work with other divisions of the party and the coordinated campaign to respond.

Proficiency with office or similar required. Experience with the VAN, LBJ, or similar systems a plus. Must be comfortable speaking with attorneys and those in affiliated careers, but need not be an attorney themselves. Knowledge or experience in organizing or with Ohio election laws preferred.

The position would operate out of Columbus with little to no travel through out the state. This is a full time temporary position with paid status ending in mid-November 2018. Salary is competitive for the roll in context of a campaign and benefits are available.

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. The Ohio Democratic Party is an EEO employer.

Those interested should email a resume, writing sample, and references to Bethany E. Sanders, [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and the position filled when a qualified applicant is found.

FIELD ORGANIZERS

The Ohio Democratic Party 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 6th 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

To apply: Please email resume to [email protected] with “Field Organizer” in the subject line.

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 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.

 

CANVASSERS

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking reliable, part-time canvassers to knock doors in Franklin, Delaware and Licking Counties. Must be over the age of 18.
Schedule and Pay:
Pay is $15.00 per hour canvassing
Hours: 20-30 hours per week
Employment type: part-time
Duties Include:
● Talking to voters door-to-door
● Team meetings and phone calls to set daily goals
● Daily check-ins
● Ability to work weekends and afternoons
● Able to work 20-30 hours per week
● Must be willing to travel regularly within our county
Skills needed:
● Outgoing and comfortable with talking to the public, walking neighborhoods and
knocking on doors to engage in voter mobilization and persuasion
● Punctual, well organized, self-motivated, energetic, and motivated to work
independently
● Strong passion for progressive politics
● Political, community, or labor experience a plus
● Polite and courteous
● Strong verbal and customer service skills
To apply, please email us your resume, references, and best contact phone number to
[email protected] and be sure to use “Canvasser Position​” in the subject line,
or call us at (614) 547-9644.

CAMPAIGN MANAGERS – OHDC

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus is currently taking applications to place Campaign Managers in targeted
races across the state.
Resumes and cover letters should be submitted by August 8th to be considered for our first round of
placement. Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.
Description & Details
The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is the only organization solely dedicated to electing a Democratic
House in Ohio. From grassroots organizing to candidate recruitment to providing campaign funds for tight
races, the OHDC is working hard all year, every year to elect Democrats.
Position Summary
• Campaign Managers will be in charge of formulating a winning message for their candidate that
connects them with local voters, and draws a sharp contrast from his or her opponent;
• Campaign Managers will need to manage a campaign budget and field plan;
• Campaign Managers will have to determine where to target limited resources;
• Campaign Managers will manage all aspects of the campaign – finance, press, field, research, new media,
scheduling, event planning, and compliance.
Required Skills
• Candidate must have at least 1 cycle of campaign experience;
• Candidate must be well-organized, professional, and punctual;
• Candidate must have to ability to delegate work to his or her team;
• Candidate must have strong writing and strong communications skills;
• Candidate must be willing to work long hours;
• Candidate must function well in collaborative and team-oriented work environments;
• Candidate must have previous campaign experience, ideally in a variety of positions within a campaign;
• Candidate must be able to function well in high-stress situations;
• Candidate must be willing to relocate as necessary and have means of reliable transportation.
Benefits and Salary
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits
package is included.
To Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Nick Tuell at [email protected] Resumes and cover letters should be
submitted by August 8th to be considered for first round of placement. Applications will be reviewed until
positions are filled.

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]

 

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].