FINANCE DIRECTOR

The Ohio Democratic Party is hiring a Finance Director.  The Finance Director will drive the overall strategy of the finance team.  The Director will have responsibility for developing and executing strategic fundraising plans and meeting performance milestones, with continual progress toward larger organizational goals.   Additionally, he or she will be an aggressive innovator of new ideas, approaches, and opportunities to raise the necessary funds.

The Finance Director will work closely with leadership and report to the Executive Director.

Finance Director Responsibilities include:

  • The development of annual strategic finance and fundraising plan
  • The tracking of all relevant data and metrics
  • Oversight of all fundraising activities including call time and small and large events
  • Develop, build and maintain relationships with existing donors and new donors
  • Manage, direct and oversee finance staff; regularly communicate strategy and goals with leadership
  • Cultivate relationships with candidates and campaign managers across the state and at all levels to aid in building their strong finance plans

Finance Director Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 cycles prior political fundraising experience – including experience writing a finance plan
  • Prior staff management experience a plus
  • Prior experience with targeting contributors and follow up management
  • Ability to manage myriad of details and stay on top of multiple tasks, large and small, at once
  • Social media skills
  • Excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills – the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere;
  • A strong commitment to Democratic ideals and issues
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and NGP

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

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.

MAIN STREET CAMPAIGN MANAGER

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking an experienced campaign manager to direct our initiative in support of local and municipal races throughout the state in 2018 and beyond.

Position/Reporting: Position reports to Director of Party Engagement with significant collaboration from the Political Director and other department heads.

Responsibilities: The Main Street Campaign Manager must be a true proactive catalyst who will guide, assist and act as the on-the-ground representative of The Main Street Initiative.  The primary focus of the Main Street Campaign Manager activities will include:

  • Work with campaigns and candidates to develop written campaign plan, budget, timelines, necessary critical actions, training, staffing, etc.
  • Serve as liaison between the campaigns or candidates and ODP.
  • Work with campaigns to create and administer the campaign budget and strategy.
  • Aid campaigns as needed to ensure successful press strategy.
  • Work with campaigns to implement a robust finance program (include as appropriate call time, events, travel, mail, and online components).
  • Work with campaigns to develop, set, and implement performance milestones, and ensure these milestones are met and progress is continual demonstrated toward their fulfillment.

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum experience of three campaign cycles, preferably at least one cycle of direct campaign management.
  • Experience with fundraising and setting campaign budgets and timelines.
  • 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.
  • Ability to execute strategic goals and work effectively with candidate, stakeholders, staff.
  • Training experience preferred.
  • Willingness to travel extensively around Ohio, including evening and weekend travel for trainings and events.

Application Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter and three professional references 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.

OHIO STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN – POLITICAL DIRECTOR

Job Overview:

The Political Director will be responsible for writing and executing the campaign’s statewide political engagement plan. From elected officials, to allies in labor and the progressive community to grassroots level supporters, the political director will be responsible for building coalitions and utilizing them to help the campaign achieve its goals. The Political Director will report to the Campaign Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and build support across key constituencies.
  • Keep current supporters from elected officials, to labor allies to grassroots activists up to date on the campaign’s message and operation.
  • Work with the Communications Director to develop a network of validators and surrogates across key constituencies and assist with earned media opportunities.
  • Work with the finance team to maximize fundraising potential from political supporters.
  • Work with allied campaigns and organizations to plan and execute events.
  • Support the paid media plan by developing a network of public validators.
  • Other duties as needed.

 Qualifications:

  • Fixer – ability to creatively problem solve on-the-fly, especially under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Ohio politics preferred and ability to pick up political dynamics quickly required.
  • Ability to build relationships across a diverse set of constituencies.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and willing to work campaign hours, including nights and weekends with some travel.
  • Experience with VoteBuilder and/or NGP is a plus.
  • At least one cycle of Ohio experience required. 

Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a resume to [email protected]

EVENTS COORDINATOR

Kathleen Clyde for Ohio Secretary of State is seeking an events coordinator for the 2018 cycle. The candidate must be located in, or willing to relocate to, Columbus, Ohio for the duration of the campaign. The right candidate will be a detail-oriented team player with a positive attitude and willingness to learn and grow.

Responsibilities:

1)    Managing in-state fundraisers start to finish.

2)    Advancing in-state events and staffing the candidate at fundraisers.

3)    Executing the campaign thank you program.

4)    Conducting research on existing donors and donor prospects.

5)   Other duties as needed.

Requirements:

1)    A valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle.

2)    Access to a laptop.

3)    Willing to work non-traditional hours, IE nights and weekends as needed.

4)    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

5)    Ability to manage multiple projects at once.

6)    At least one cycle of campaign experience as an intern or staff member is strongly preferred.

Job details:

This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning the mechanics of campaign fundraising and working to elect the chief elections official in a critically important battleground state.

Salary depends on experience. Eligible for a benefits package that includes health insurance.

If interested, send your resume to [email protected] with “Events Coordinator” in the subject line.

2018 COORDINATED CAMPAIGN FIELD DIRECTOR

The 2018 Ohio Democratic Coordinated Campaign is seeking an experienced Field Director to lead in the development and execution of a statewide field plan to elect Democrats up and down the ticket through 2018.

The Coordinated Field Director will:

  • Supervise and Execute a statewide field program
  • Hire and manage a team of Deputy and Regional Field Directors
  • Supervise hiring and management of Field Organizers
  • Work with Coordinated Campaign Director to address needs of campaigns and coordinated partners
  • Work seamlessly with political and constituency teams to build constituency groups and events
  • Manage relationships with field directors on affiliated campaigns and caucuses

Qualifications: 

  • 3+ Years of electoral organizing experience on Democratic or issue campaigns
  • Experience developing and implementing field program including: building an organizing model, setting and enforcing goals, and writing trainings
  • Management-level leadership role during 2+ election cycles
  • Ability to work collaboratively with partner organizations, complete projects under tight deadlines, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Working knowledge of voter targeting, voter persuasion and identification programs, and Get Out the Vote
  • Experience organizing in partnership with communities of color
  • Proven track record of effective staff management

Application Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter, three professional references and a writing sample 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 – RICK NEAL FOR CONGRESS

Job: Finance Director position for Rick Neal for Congress in Central/Southern Ohio.

Background: Ohio’s 15th Congressional District covers 12 counties in Ohio including parts of Columbus, Ohio (the fastest growing city in the Midwest) and all of Athens, Ohio which also has Ohio University.

Responsibilities: Rick Neal for Congress is seeking a Finance Director. The Finance Director will lead the fundraising and development goals that include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and execute strategic finance plan which includes events
  • Principal call time
  • Low-dollar online solicitations and direct mail
  • Oversee principal call time and other activities to hit raise targets and deadlines
  • Execute and manage donor research and expand principal’s new donor networks;
  • Supervise work of staff, interns and volunteers as well as finance consultants;
  • Manage follow up on all correspondence and pledges;
  • Work closely with compliance staff

Qualifications

  • 2+ cycles of campaign finance experience, previous statewide or congressional campaign finance experience or equivalent
  • Must have event planning experience
  • Experience managing staff preferred
  • Knowledge of NGP, BSD and Excel
  • Must have strong written and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Federal campaign and ethics finance law
  • Donor prospecting and research experience preferred
  • Prior experience with targeting contributors and follow up management
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized
  • Time management skills are a must
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

Compensation: Range of $4,000-$5,000/month with benefits; Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: To apply, please email [email protected] with “Finance Director Application” in the title along with your cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Positions accepted on a rolling basis.

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].

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS for 2017

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].