COORDINATED CAMPAIGN 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 to serve as the 2022 Coordinated Campaign Director. In partnership with the Chair and the Executive team, the Coordinated Campaign Director (CCD) will develop and oversee the 2022 Coordinated Campaign plan. They will design, manage, and execute a program that 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. They will set strategic goals for 2021, 2022, and manage a large budget, staff, and coalition of organizations.

Qualifications:

  • At least two cycles of senior-level campaign experience, particularly related to field programs
  • Demonstrated ability to hire and manage diverse staff and volunteers 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 including volunteer, paid, and digital media
  • 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 to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected]. 

ODP recognizes that our success requires us to 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.

PARTY AFFAIRS 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 manage party services. This critical role oversees the core functions of the Ohio Democratic Party for stakeholders and the strategy for engagement with the full federation of democratic partners. The Party Services Director will develop and implement a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy to engage, support, and mobilize key stakeholder communities including County Parties, ODP Caucuses, ODP Executive Committee, Democratic elected officials, and more. The Party Services Director will also oversee strategy and staff in training and leadership development to build a bench of Democrats in office at all levels of government, and support the Ohio Promote the Vote Committee year-round. This role serves as a trusted advisor to the Chair, Executive Director, and is a critical part of the senior team. Frequent travel around Ohio will be required and previous Ohio experience is a must.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of at least six (6) years of political experience on candidate campaigns, with previous committee work highly desired
  • 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
  • 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
  • The ability to create shared goals with clear metrics for individuals and groups and manage towards those ends
  • Experience mapping and working in complex political systems 

 

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;
  • Valid driver’s license.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and two to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected] by July 15, 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.

TRACKER/RESEARCH ASSISTANT

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 Tracker/Research Assistant is an important part of the Ohio Democratic Party’s efforts to hold Republican candidates accountable. A successful Tracker/Research Assistant will be highly motivated, able to work in a fast-paced environment, demonstrate attention to detail and sound judgment, and possess excellent communication skills.

Qualifications:

  • Prior political campaign staff or volunteer experience is a plus, but demonstrated organizational skills, work ethic, and drive are key factors.
  • Willingness and ability to travel and attend events within Ohio.
  • Tracker/Research Assistant must be able to work independently and exercise discretion in making significant decisions on ODP’s behalf with regard to the development and prioritization of research materials.
  • Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the ability to take feedback and learn

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring, capturing, and cataloging events, interviews, and other events held or participated in by Republican candidates, including but not limited to the timely production of reports analyzing the events’ substance.
  • Maintain and update archive of Republican candidate appearances, schedules, and other activities over the course of the 2022 election cycle.
  • Provide support for the Ohio Democratic Party research and communications rapid response and accountability efforts.
  • Access to a vehicle for frequent in -state travel and a valid driver’s license for this Columbus, OH based position

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 July 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 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.

ORGANIZING 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 and execute a robust organizing program in Ohio. The Organizing Director will design an integrated program of traditional/grassroots organizing, distributed/coalition organizing, and digital mobilization in all of Ohio’s 88 counties.   This individual will hire, train, and manage a diverse team of organizing and outreach staff across the state; set goals and reporting for staff and relentlessly manage towards these goals. Equally as important, the Organizing Director will build and maintain strong and trusting relationships with local leaders, key stakeholders, county chairs and activist groups and create a professional staff culture that centers on community, empowerment, and willingness to solve problems.

Qualifications:

  • At least three cycles on issue or electoral campaigns in organizing, and organizing leadership roles
  • Experience creating clear, transparent processes for voter contact goal construction, accountability, and reporting for all organizing staff
  • A proven track record of effective recruitment, management and development of a diverse staff
  • Advanced Votebuilder, excel, and digital tool skills
  • Comfortable and confident in public speaking, particularly with grassroots leaders
  • Commitment to using data to inform decisions, while also maintaining a positive, quality-driven culture
  • Access to a vehicle for frequent in -state travel and a valid driver’s license for this Columbus, OH based position

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

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 July 9, 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 ASSISTANT

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 races give Democrats in Ohio early and strategic opportunities to rebuild the Ohio Democratic Party.

About the Opportunity

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking a talented, passionate professional to serve as Finance Assistant. We are seeking a self-starter and natural leader who will help to serve as a strategic asset to ODP’s finance department. Specifically, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and planning events
  • A successful call time program
  • Donor research
  • Building and maintaining key relationships
  • Directly raising money from local, state,and national donors
  • Database maintenance

Additionally, this person will be an aggressive innovator of new ideas, approaches, and

opportunities to raise funds. The position reports to the Finance Director and Deputy Finance Director.

 

Qualifications:

  • 1 cycle prior political fundraising experience prefered
  • Strong abilities in program planning, implementation, and follow-through
  • Collaborative by nature with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and analytical skills accompanied with the ability and desire to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere
  • Strong computer skills, experience with NGP and ActBlue preferred
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle as this position will require travel

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

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 three references to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected]. The salary range for the position is $3,500-4,000 per month.

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.

DIGITAL 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 create, implement and oversee a comprehensive digital strategy for the 2022 cycle and beyond. ODP is committed to reaching voters in new and creative ways to hold Republicans accountable and lift up the good work being done by Ohio Democrats. The Digital Director will work closely with the communications, elections and other departments to expand our audience and meet voters where they are, through social media and other channels.

Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the role and power of digital strategies across a political organization with demonstrated experience in mobilization, fundraising, and persuasion
  • Ability to create and implement comprehensive digital strategies utilizing social media, digital advertising platforms, graphic design and video production
  • Past experience with peer-to-peer texting programs, as well as website development platforms
  • Experience writing emails in multiple voices and writing and editing basic html
  • Good time management skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willing to work extensive hours, including nights and weekends with some travel

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
  • 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 a sample  digital portfolio to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected].

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.

 

PRESS SECRETARY

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 communicate ODP’s priorities and hold Republicans accountable both inside and outside of the media. The Press Secretary will work closely with the research department and outside stakeholders to share messaging and be responsive to the press needs of Ohio Democrats.

Qualifications:

  • Campaign or legislative communications experience and past experience working with in-state and national media
  • Familiarity with Ohio’s media landscape and the unique needs of Ohio’s diverse media markets
  • Experience drafting media materials, including news releases, talking points, op-eds, letters to the editor
  • Exceptional written, verbal and digital communications skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment while completing projects under tight deadlines

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
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the 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- 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 two writing samples  to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected].

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.

 

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.

OHDC – ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

Position Title: Organizing Director

Employment Status: Full Time / Exempt – Salaried / UFCW 75 Bargaining Unit

Supervisor: Executive Director

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus seeks energetic and dedicated individuals to develop and lead a team of organizers that build political and community power in districts across Ohio for the 2022 election cycle and beyond. The Organizing Director will be responsible for creating and managing community organizing campaigns, hiring, training, and supporting organizers, providing candidate and campaign support, and maintaining political relationships throughout the state.

The ideal candidate will have at least two cycles of campaign, advocacy, union, or community organizing work, have knowledge of various organizing models and techniques, can manage and work with the candidates and campaign staff to support electing Ohio House Democrats.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Organizing Director is responsible for the following:

  • Develop an organizing model and plan that builds community power, expands the electorate, and builds political infrastructure that supports house candidates and their campaigns;
  • Oversees all aspects of the field, community, and electoral organizing programs;
  • Assist and coordinated field plans for targeted district races;
  • Serve as a point of contact for campaigns and house candidates;
  • Collaborate with the coordinated campaign, state and county parties, and other partner entities;
  • Hire, train, mentor, support, and manage regional field organizers;
  • Track and report on quantitative metrics of the organizing program;
  • And other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Performance Expectations

The Organizing Director must:

  • Understand the needs of communities of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, rural, urban, suburban Ohioans, in order to effectively connect Ohio house democratic priorities with voter concerns.
  • Effectively build and maintain relationships with local leaders, elected officials, campaign staff, volunteers, and the house candidate.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and is disciplined in time management.
  • Meet deadlines, have a responsive and collaborative communication style.
  • Have knowledge of Ohio politics, the demographic differences of the various Ohio communities, and an understanding of the political landscape.
  • Be adaptable to the changing nature of campaigns and flexible to create new tactics and use new tools with a positive attitude.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude. Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • Frequent local travel. Must be available for frequent evening and weekend work.

Qualifications

  • A solid understanding of modern organizing practices, think outside of the box, and work well with diverse coalitions.
  • A track record of success designing and delivering results on political, legislative, union, and/or electoral programs, plans, and campaigns;
  • An approach to management that is empowers others and develops leadership;
  • Experience with VoteBuilder/VAN (or other large, technical databases) in an administrator role;
  • Knowledge of modern and effective community organizing and/or voter contact tactics and how they impact elections;
  • Experience managing and mentoring staff and volunteers; and
  • A belief that our mission matters and that electing Democrats to the Ohio House is critical in moving Ohio forward.

Compensation

Salary range is between $55,000-$65,000 and is dependent on experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, life insurance, and flexible paid time off per the UFCW Local 75 collective bargaining agreement.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a description of your thoughts and philosophy on community and/or electoral organizing that is no longer than 2 pages to [email protected] with the subject line “OHDC Organizing Director.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

About the Ohio House Democratic Caucus

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is the official campaign arm with the goal of electing Democrats to the Ohio House of Representatives.

The OHDC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds, and specifically individuals of color, women, Indeginous people, and members of the LGBTQIA community, are highly encouraged to apply.

The OHDC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

OHDC – FINANCE ASSISTANT

Position Title: Finance Assistant

Employment Status: Full Time / Exempt – Salaried / UFCW 75 Bargaining Unit

Supervisor: Finance Director/Finance Consultant

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus seeks an individual to assist with fundraising and support the campaign committee and candidates running for office in the 2022 election cycle. The Finance Assistant will be responsible for supporting fundraising of the organization and candidates in their efforts to raise funds through researching donors, managing call time, staffing fundraising events and meetings, and using proven and tested best practices and testing new methods to meet fundraising goals.

The ideal candidate will have at least one cycle worth of fundraising experience on a political campaign, political party, or advocacy organization and can work with diverse elected leaders, candidates, donors, partners, and staff.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Finance Director or caucus finance consultant, the Finance Assistant is responsible for the following:

  • Ongoing donor research for major donors, organizations, PACs, and individuals in Ohio and across the county;
  • Manage and staff call time with elected members and candidates
  • Promote and staff fundraising events;
  • Candidate fundraising support and consultation;
  • Manage fundraising database and maintain data integrity
  • Create fundraising and thank you print (letters) materials;
  • Mentorship of finance fellows;
  • And all other duties as assigned by the Finance Director/Finance Consultant.

Performance Expectations

The Finance Assistant must:

  • Effectively build and maintain relationships with elected members and candidates.
  • Meet deadlines, have a responsive and collaborative communication style.
  • Be adaptable to the changing nature of fundraising and flexible to create new tactics and use new tools with a positive attitude.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards. Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and our elected members and candidates. Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • Frequent local travel including occasional overnight or out-of-state travel will be required for meetings with elected leaders, candidates, donors, and for conferences. Must be available for frequent evening and weekend work.

Qualifications

  • An understanding of fundraising practices, think outside of the box, and work well with diverse candidates;
  • Experience developing and maintaining relationships with elected leaders, candidates, and/or donors; and
  • A belief that our mission matters and that electing Democrats to the Ohio House is critical in moving Ohio forward.

Compensation

Salary range is between $35,000-$45,000 annually and is dependent on experience. Benefits include health, vision, dental, life insurance, and flexible paid time off per the UFCW Local 75 collective bargaining agreement.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] with the subject line “OHDC Finance Assistant.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 

About the Ohio House Democratic Caucus

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is the official campaign arm with the goal of electing Democrats to the Ohio House of Representatives.

The OHDC is committed to inclusion and diversity. We seek to hire staff that reflects the diverse communities and perspectives that comprise Ohio. Qualified candidates of all backgrounds, and specifically individuals of color, women, Indeginous people, and members of the LGBTQIA community, are highly encouraged to apply.

The OHDC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR – OH SENATE DEMOCRATS

About the Opportunity

The Ohio Senate Democrats is seeking a Finance Director. In partnership with the Senate Leader, Campaign Chair and all the members, the Finance Director is responsible for the strategic direction and overall growth of OSD’s multiple revenue streams. This specifically includes, but is not limited to in-state fundraising, member fundraising, online fundraising, labor, and events. The finance director will be responsible for drafting and implementing a cohesive and all-encompassing finance plan, meeting and exceeding quarterly and yearly fundraising goals, all while the Ohio Senate Democrats broader mission and organizational goals.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 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
  • A reputation for leading with kindness and empathy
  • 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 and ActBlue

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
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace
  • Ability to take feedback and learn

Personal Characteristics:

  • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change
  • Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed
  • Realistic but positive in outlook
  • Collaborative by nature
  • Fully invested in the success of Ohio Senate Democrats

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a detailed cover letter, to Joe Rettof at [email protected]. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by June 1, 2021. 

Ohio Senate Democrats 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, LGBTQ+, and more are encouraged to apply.