RESEARCH DIRECTOR

 

About Ohio

Over the next two years the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will build an organization to win highly consequential elections up and down the ballot. With new leadership comes a new vision for our Party, refocusing on the core fundamentals that move the needle. ODP is building back better as a focused, modern, and nimble force to elect Democrats statewide now and in the future.

Ohio is a top tier U.S. Senate pick up opportunity for national Democrats because of retiring Republican incumbents. The battle to save the Senate majority will be fought in Ohio. 2022 offers the chance to take control of the Ohio Supreme Court, make gains under new legislative maps, and win control of state government constitutional including Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor. These opportunities give Democrats in Ohio early and strategic gains in rebuilding the Ohio Democratic Party.

About the Opportunity

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking a talented, passionate professional to devise and execute a comprehensive research program for the 2022 cycle and beyond. The Research Director will help hold Republicans accountable by overseeing online, media and tracking research and working with the Communications Director and Press Secretary to formulate factual, persuasive messages to share with media and key stakeholders.

Key duties and responsibilities include drafting thematic memos and rapid response documents, directing research staff and managing relationships with research consultants to ensure the Party’s long-term and short-term research needs are met.

Qualifications: 

  • Four to five years experience in labor, political or community organizing and political campaigns preferred. Political research experience required.
  • Outstanding written communication and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, be detail oriented and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage several tasks/projects concurrently and prioritize work effectively.
  • Applicants should possess a keen knowledge of the political process and political campaigns and have strong verbal and written communication skills with an eye for detail. Legal experience a plus.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Understanding of Ohio’s complex political and demographic realities
  • Clear, effective, high-quality writer
  • Highly communicative – responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason
  • Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the ability to take feedback and learn
  • A passion for training – developing leadership of staff and volunteers is second nature.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate and thoughtful about what and how they do work and whom they work with;
  • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change (big and small);
  • Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed;
  • Realistic but positive in outlook, not ego- or turf-driven, able to focus on opportunities when faced with challenges;
  • Collaborative by nature;
  • Fully invested in the success of Ohio Democrats.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a detailed cover letter to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected] by May 5, 2021. 

ODP recognizes that our success requires we be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We are focused on building a staff that is diverse of race, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Candidates of color, women, LGBTQI, and more are encouraged to apply.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

About Ohio

Over the next two years the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will build an organization to win highly consequential elections up and down the ballot. With new leadership comes a new vision for our Party, refocusing on the core fundamentals that move the needle. ODP is building back better as a focused, modern, and nimble force to elect Democrats statewide now and into the future.

Ohio is a top tier U.S. Senate pick up opportunity for national Democrats because of the state’s retiring Republican incumbent. The battle to save the Senate majority will be fought in Ohio. 2022 offers the chance to take control of the Ohio Supreme Court, make gains under new legislative maps, and win control of state government constitutional offices including Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor. These opportunities give Democrats in Ohio early and strategic gains in rebuilding the Ohio Democratic Party.

About the Opportunity

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking a Finance Director. In partnership with the Chair and Executive Director, the Finance Director is responsible for the strategic direction and overall growth of ODP’s multiple revenue streams. This specifically includes, but is not limited to in-state fundraising, national fundraising, online fundraising, labor, events, and direct mail. The finance director will be responsible for drafting and implementing a cohesive and all-encompassing finance plan, meeting and exceeding monthly, quarterly and yearly fundraising goals, all while leading a team of staff, consultants, and volunteers, and contributing to the Chair’s and ODP’s broader mission and organizational goals.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 cycles prior political fundraising experience
  • A minimum of at least 1 cycle of managing staff, volunteers, or interns
  • Strong abilities in fundraising planning, implementation, and follow through
  • Extensive team management skills with the ability to achieve high levels of performance and outcomes from staff and consultants
  • A reputation for leading with kindness and empathy, while keeping the fundraising team focused, motivated, and goal-oriented
  • A strong desire to build a culture of collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders
  • A vision for identifying and cultivating new and existing relationships with donors, prospective donors, partner organizations, and key stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and analytical skills accompanied with the ability and desire to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere
  • A strong commitment to Democratic ideals
  • Strong computer skills, including NGP

Core Competencies:

  • Clear, effective, high-quality writer
  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Natural team leader
  • Good information/administrative organizational skills
  • Digital by nature – a natural with a smartphone, iPad, tablet, and laptop for work and personal reasons; monitoring email and social media in real time is intuitive
  • Highly communicative – responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason
  • Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks
  • Organized in thinking, doing, and leading
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace
  • Ability to take feedback and learn

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate and thoughtful about what and how they do work and whom they work with
  • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change (big and small)
  • Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed
  • Realistic but positive in outlook
  • Not ego-driven
  • Collaborative by nature
  • Fully invested in the success of Ohio Democrats

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and one writing sample to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected]. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by April 20, 2021. 

ODP recognizes that our success requires we be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We are focused on building a staff that is diverse of race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Candidates of color, women, LGBTQI, and more are encouraged to apply.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

About Ohio

Over the next two years the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will build an organization to win highly consequential elections up and down the ballot. With new leadership comes a new vision for our Party, refocusing on the core fundamentals that move the needle. ODP is building back better as a focused, modern, and nimble force to elect Democrats statewide now and in the future.

Ohio is a top tier U.S. Senate pick up opportunity for national Democrats because of retiring Republican incumbents. The battle to save the Senate majority will be fought in Ohio. 2022 offers the chance to take control of the Ohio Supreme Court, make gains under new legislative maps, and win control of state government constitutional including Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor. These opportunities give Democrats in Ohio early and strategic gains in rebuilding the Ohio Democratic Party.

About the Opportunity

The Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) is seeking an Executive Director.  In partnership with the Chair, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategy, activities, management, and growth of the ODP. This specifically includes, but is not limited to, election-based activities, fundraising, budgeting, staff recruitment and retention, communications, outreach, and building Party infrastructure. This position has a wide range of responsibilities, serving as a trusted advisor to and strategic asset for the Chair of the Party, its elected and party officials, its candidates, and leaders across the state.

Candidates must be highly qualified with:

  • A minimum of at least eight (8) years of political experience.  This should include at least 4 years of executive leadership in state and/or national campaigns or committees
  • At least two full cycles (4 years) in a leadership role in major statewide races or state-based organizations
  • Strong abilities in organization planning for strategy and program
  • Extensive team management skills with demonstrated ability to achieve high levels of performance and outcomes through management and influence
  • A reputation for leading with integrity and making decisions with the input of the appropriate stakeholders
  • Conflict and crisis management experience with proven, clear decision-making ability
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and knowledge of donor networks

Core competencies:

  • Clear, effective, high-quality writer
  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Good information/administrative organizational skills
  • Digital by nature – a natural with smart phone, iPad, tablet, and laptop for work and personal reasons; monitoring email and social media in real time is intuitive
  • Highly communicative – responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason
  • Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks
  • Organized in thinking and doing
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the ability to take feedback and learn
  • Knowledge of Ohio politics

 

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate and thoughtful about what and how they do work and whom they work with
  • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change (big and small)
  • Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed
  • Realistic but positive in outlook, not ego- or turf-driven, able to focus on opportunities when faced with challenges
  • Collaborative by nature
  • Exceptional listener
  • Fully invested in the success of Ohio Democrats

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and one writing sample to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected]. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by March 31, 2021. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

 ODP recognizes that our success requires we be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We are focused on building a staff that is diverse of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Candidates of color, women, LGBTQI, and more are encouraged to apply.

ELECTIONS DIRECTOR

About Ohio

Over the next two years the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will build an organization to win highly consequential elections up and down the ballot. With new leadership comes a new vision for our Party, refocusing on the core fundamentals that move the needle. ODP is building back better as a focused, modern, and nimble force to elect Democrats statewide now and in the future.

Ohio is a top tier U.S. Senate pick up opportunity for national Democrats because of retiring Republican incumbents. The battle to save the Senate majority will be fought in Ohio. 2022 offers the chance to take control of the Ohio Supreme Court, make gains under new legislative maps, and win control of state government constitutional including Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor. These opportunities give Democrats in Ohio early and strategic gains in rebuilding the Ohio Democratic Party.

About the Opportunity

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking a talented, passionate professional to build an elections operation that will reimagine how we connect with, train, support, and activate volunteers and candidates in Ohio. In partnership with the Chair and the Executive team, the Elections Director will lead a highly integrated team of field, training, data, and digital staff responsible for building a volunteer organization that can be maintained cycle to cycle. They will set strategic goals for 2021, 2022, and manage the engagement of multiple in-state entities (County parties, progressive groups, caucuses) candidate campaigns across the ballot, and a variety of local, statewide, and national stakeholders. They will design, manage, and execute a strategic volunteer engagement program around 2021 opportunities like redistricting, municipal races, and lay early groundwork for 2022. Next year will feature a highly-watched, targeted open U.S. Senate race, six competitive constitutional races (Governor/LG, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor), opportunity to flip control in the Ohio Supreme Court, and elect more Democrats with newly drawn Congressional and State Legislative districts.

Qualifications:

  • At least two cycles of senior-level campaign experience, particularly related to field programs and/or volunteer-based outreach programs
  • Demonstrated ability to hire and manage diverse staff and volunteers remotely using a metrics driven approach
  • Demonstrated ability to mediate between and balance the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while remaining detail-oriented and focused on deadlines
  • Knowledge of the tactics and tools needed to run an effective voter contact program
  • Demonstrated experience drafting and tracking strategic plans and budgets
  • General understanding of campaign-finance laws and other applicable federal and state regulations governing state party program
  • Strong, applicable skills in leadership development and training tactics

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Understanding of Ohio’s complex political and demographic realities
  • Knowledge of volunteer and paid tactics, and when/how to deploy them effectively and efficiently
  • Clear, effective, high-quality writer
  • Highly communicative – responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason
  • Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the ability to take feedback and learn
  • A passion for training – developing leadership of staff and volunteers is second nature.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate and thoughtful about what and how they do work and whom they work with
  • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change (big and small)
  • Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed
  • Realistic but positive in outlook, not ego- or turf-driven, able to focus on opportunities when faced with challenges
  • Collaborative by nature
  • Fully invested in the success of Ohio Democrats

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and one writing sample to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected]. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by March 31, 2021. 

ODP recognizes that our success requires we be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We are focused on building a staff that is diverse of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Candidates of color, women, LGBTQI, and more are encouraged to apply.