VOTER PROTECTION DIRECTOR

The Ohio Democratic Party is hiring a Voter Protection Director.  We seek a talented Voter Protection Director to ensure that all eligible Ohioans are able to cast their ballot. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Voter Protection Director is a crucial role that will develop, implement, and manage a robust, year-round voter protection program, ensuring free and fair elections in Ohio.

What You’ll Do

As our Voter Protection Director, you will have 5 major areas of responsibility:

  1. Hire and manage a team to execute Voter Protection programs
  • Recruit and hire great people to join your team.
  • Ensure that team members have clear, ambitious goals and are on track to meet them, troubleshooting where necessary.
  • Facilitate communication and collaboration between team members, as well as across teams with other departments.
  • Serve as a thought partner for team members, helping them make decisions and solving tough problems.

 

  1. Lead strategies to expand access and defend against incursions to the franchise at the state, local, and municipal level
  • Work across the state to develop proactive strategies to expand access to voting, including through legislation, executive action, public campaigns, and lobbying county and state-level officials, and considering improvements to voter registration, ballot access, and ballot counting.
  • Working with County Liaisons and other partners, collaborate with appropriate parties at every level of government to implement reforms ahead of the 2020 Election.
  • Monitor and inform legislation related to voting and elections.
  • Identify potential threats to the franchise and mobilize a coordinated response within the Party, including communications and press.
  • Oversee ‘Voting Communities’ – the voter registration efforts by cities and counties.

 

  1. Build and sustain strong partnerships with national, state, local, and municipal level officials and organizations
  • Build and manage your statewide Voter Protection Committee.
  • Supervise the Organizer in their work to recruit, train, and manage volunteer attorneys to serve as County Liaisons. Support staff and volunteers as they cultivate relationships with local level Elections Officials in counties, proactively advancing access to voting and responding to problems.
  • Cultivate relationships with State Elections Officials to advance your priorities and respond to threats to voting.
  • Maintain strong relationships with counterparts at the DNC, voting rights organizations, as well as local activists and more.

 

  1. Supervise your team’s voter education, outreach, and intervention programs, both year-round and specific to Elections. Working with campaign leadership:
  • Ensure that the Voter Protection Hotline provides top-quality service to voters year-round by supervising trainings, operations, reporting, and issue resolution. Working with your team, monitor calls to the hotline to identify trends and proactively resolve issues.
  • Design and supervise the execution of poll watcher programs for Elections, including the prioritization of precincts, assignment of volunteers, trainings, reporting mechanisms, and issue resolution processes.
  • Ensure that all communications to voters include timely, relevant, and accurate information about voting and their rights, including the voter protection hotline number. Working with Digital and Communications, develop specific voter protection campaigns to educate voters through digital, paid, and earned media.
  • Run the Voter Protection Boiler Room on Election Day, making sure that voters’ issues are thoroughly documented, resolved where possible, and escalated and aggregated where appropriate.
  • Advocate for campaign-initiated practices that expand voting, such as mailing absentee ballot applications directly to voters

 

  1. Prepare for and file potential litigation and serve as legal resource for team
  • Working with the Party’s Counsel, prepare for potential litigation before, during, and after Election Day, including drafting common filings. Ensure that county liaisons are ready to participate in election day litigation.
  • Design and supervise the testing of a potential provisional ballot chase program, ensuring it is ready to be enacted if necessary.
  • Serve as a statewide resource and point person for questions relating to voter suppression, intimidation, or efforts aimed at disenfranchising voters of Ohio.

Who You Are

We are seeking someone who, at their core, is fueled by the satisfaction of fighting for justice. You should be an attorney who doubles as an organizer and political operative, eager to build an army of people who together will create meaningful change. Additionally, you should be or have:

  • A seasoned, data-driven organizer and/or political operative: Demonstrated ability to stand up large-scale, diverse volunteer organizations that effectively deliver results by motivating and holding volunteers accountable for their goals. A track record of achieving wins through working with government officials and maneuvering complicated political situations. Adept at using data to inform strategy development, monitor progress to goal, and report on and analyze outcomes, including familiarity with VAN/Votebuilder, LBJ, Excel, and other tools. 
  • A strategically-minded attorney: Possesses strong legal analysis skills and experience the law to advance the goals of your client. Creative problem-solver who sees opportunity for novel interpretations and challenges to existing, as well as interest and ability to propose new regulations.
  • Superb project management skills: Demonstrated excellence in developing and leading the execution of multiple, complex projects simultaneously. Able to spot issues ahead of time, creatively resolve them, and keep the team on track to meet its goals.
  • Excellent people manager: Demonstrated ability to lead complex and diverse teams to achieve ambitious results. Can effectively build trust with direct reports, give strong and effective feedback and provide sound advice on problem solving programmatic challenges.
  • Strong lens and judgment on issues of race and equity: Clearly and consistently articulates a sophisticated understanding of racial equity and structural racism as it relates to the work we do and how we operate internally at The Ohio Democratic Party. Organizes from a racial justice perspective, with emphasis on voter suppression’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
  • Commitment to Democratic values

 

The salary band for this position is $60,000 – $80,000 annually, commensurate on the quality and breadth of experience the successful candidate brings to the table.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and three 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.

VOTER PROTECTION ORGANIZER

The Ohio Democratic Party is hiring a Voter Protection Organizer.  We seek a talented Voter Protection Organizer to build a strong team of volunteer attorneys and advocates. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Voter Protection Organizer is a crucial role that will ensure every eligible Ohioan is able to cast their ballot in 2020

What You’ll Do

As our Voter Protection Organizer, you will be expected to:

  1. Recruit a robust team of volunteer attorneys and advocates who will serve as County Liaisons, Poll Watchers, and Voter Protection Hotline team members.
  2. Assist Voter Protection Director with volunteer training and management.
  3. Cultivate relationships with community organizations and other allies, including faith organizations, colleges and universities, and local business leaders to recruit volunteers and educate voters.
  4. Use digital tools to engage new volunteers, educate voters, and highlight our work on the ground.
  5. Work to implement proactive community registration program “Voting Communities” with city and county governments
  6. Report timely and accurate data to Director. 

Who You Are

We’re seeking a detail-oriented do-er that can handle a high volume of work with a problem-solving spirit of yes.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will identify as:

  • A highly organized, data-driven leader. The ideal candidate can juggle competing priorities in a changing environment without dropping balls. They have demonstrated experience in managing volunteers, planning and executing events, and moving projects forward. They are comfortable using data to inform decision-making strategy, appreciate the importance of reporting clean and accurate data, and possess a strong attention to detail. 
  • Strong cross-team collaborator. ​The ideal candidate communicates with stakeholders early and often, closes the loop quickly on outstanding issues, and manages up and across to their colleagues, manager, and other team leaders. 
  • Strong situational communicator, skilled at building bridges across lines of difference. ​The ideal candidate carefully adapts their written and verbal communications to meet the needs and preferences of a diverse group of stakeholders. They carefully craft tailored messages to each of the audiences they mobilize to action.
  • Self-starter who is highly skilled at managing up. ​The ideal candidate knows how to leverage limited manager or leader time to get the information needed to move decisions, and the work, forward.
  • Committed to Democratic values

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter and three 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.

VOTER FILE FELLOW

The Ohio Democratic Party seeks a Voter File Fellow (VFF) to help administer voter file needs of ODP, county party organizations, state and federal campaigns, and activists.  The primary responsibilities of the VFF will be to support the Data Director as needed and facilitate access to the Voter File for campaigns, county parties, etc.

The VFF will support users of the Voter File by providing, collecting, maintaining and analyzing data.

Qualified Candidates should have the following:

  • Comfort and experience with excel and/or google sheets;  SQL, Python, or GIS experience a plus but not necessary.
  • Strong customer service skills; strong verbal communications skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and work with deadlines.
  • Ability to be creative and think ‘outside of the box’.
  • Knowledge and prior use of VAN a plus.
  • Prior campaign/organizing experience a plus.

This position will remain open until filled.  Please send resume, cover letter, and three professional references electronically to [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.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Alaina Shearer for Congress is seeking a Finance Director to help execute and develop the campaign’s finance plan for OH-12.

Job Description:

The Finance Director is tasked with developing a finance and fundraising plan through 2020. The Finance Director will develop, implement, and manage all call time programs, low and high dollar events, low dollar phone program, donor prospecting and research, and execute call time.

The Finance Director may manage the online fundraising, email and direct mail programs with the support of the Campaign Manager. The Finance Director will work with the compliance accountants on FEC reporting and compliance.

Qualifications:

Candidates having one cycle as a Finance Director or two cycles as a Deputy Finance Director or Finance Assistant strongly encouraged. Candidates also must have significant experience with Microsoft Excel and NGP. Ideal candidates will have experience in all aspects of campaign finance operations including call time, events, mail, online, phone, finance committee, budget management, and compliance. Ohio experience preferred. The ideal candidate will be organized and meticulous.

Compensation:

Competitive salary and benefits based on experience.

Application Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter, and two professional references to [email protected]

About Alaina Shearer:
Alaina Shearer is a business owner, a mother, but above all, she is an American who is running to bring people together to solve our country’s biggest problems, make government function effectively for real hardworking people, and ensure our children are better off than the generations before them. In her life, Alaina has faced personal loss, single motherhood, near bankruptcy as a business owner, and sexual harassment. But in every case, she has picked herself back up, turning each challenge into a lesson-learned and a new opportunity. She has fought to forge a path not only for herself, but for all others behind her. Today she is the leader of a national movement for women, the mother of four, and a thought leader in bringing about cultural change. After everything she’s been through, Alaina has zero tolerance for the behavior of today’s average Washington politician. She is ready to meet their continued inaction and partisan fighting head-on with her positive, action-oriented leadership.

About OH-12:
OH-12 is a United States’ Congressional District in Central Ohio, covering Delaware County, Morrow County, and Licking County, along with parts of Franklin, Marion, Muskingum, and Richland counties. The District includes communities north and east of Columbus including Zanesville, Mansfield, and Dublin. It is currently represented by Troy Balderson, a member of the Republican Party. Balderson took office following a narrow win of 1,680 votes through a special election held on August 7, 2018. Balderson was then re-elected in the 2018 general election two months later.

Learn more at Alaina2020.com

FINANCE DIRECTOR/DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER-OH STATE SENATE RACE

Senior Level Staff, Exempt Position

Reports directly to: Candidate

INITIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  • FINANCE

o Develop fundraising plan

o Manage donor database (NGP)

o Manage candidate call time – Creation of targeted donor solicit universes (high, mid, and low tier); Organization / implementation of call time; Create call sheets

o Manage fundraising events – Manage creation of invitations, as well as creation/ targeting of invitation universes: Hard mail, Email, Outside platforms (social media, etc.); Create and manage internal tracking mechanisms to track progress/success; Provide ongoing & “final” updates to campaign and hosts (when desired); Oversee/review day of event needs (catering, valet, staffing, supplies, etc.).

o Manage solicitation programs outside of call time – Hard Mail, Email & Social Platforms § Will build and grow campaign e-mail list(s)

o Manage PAC outreach ongoing (Communication, endorsement, and fundraising)

o Manage finance department digital media / online presence

o Manage finance communications; create/refine language for all finance communications

  • NON-FUNDRAISING EVENTS

o Finance Director will implement a “social events” program; Work to identify key targets to host and potentially spearhead this endeavor; Work with host and internal campaign team to identify targeted plan for outreach – in conjunction with voter outreach targets (field program)

  • FINANCE DATA & REPORTING

o Oversee and collaborate with financial/compliance consultant

o Manage all outgoing disbursements (vendor payments, invoices, payroll, etc.)

o Manage internal books – to manage/review cash flow; Provide weekly updates to include raised to date, quarterly raised (to goal), available in bank account, and actually available (based on cash flow)

o Manage required reporting with compliance firm

  • SCHEDULING

o Manage communications, research opportunities and review campaign schedule; Make determinations/recommendations to candidate on what to attend; Coordinate staffing for each event based on finalized weekly schedule; Staff events as needed, and represent campaign for outreach

  • INTERNS / VOLUNTEERS

o Oversee intern and volunteer recruitment efforts – Especially as it relates to “finance interns”

o Manage volunteer communications / posting through e-mail universe on a consistent

  • OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED – This position will at least initially be the only paid staff position and the person hired must be able to multi-task and be flexible.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior campaign experience, preferably in finance role
  • Experience with NGP
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills

Application Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to [email protected].

The Ohio Senate Democrats are dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Desiree Tims, a Democratic candidate for United States Congress in OH-10, is seeking a Finance Director (FD) to begin immediately.

The FD will work closely with the candidate and campaign committee to oversee the finance team and meet the financial goals of the campaign.

The FD will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Working with the Call Time Manager to prioritize Desiree’s call time
  • Setting up and executing fundraising events
  • Managing pledges to contribute
  • Overseeing digital and physical mail solicitations
  • Other duties as assigned.

The FD will also assist in maintaining the candidate’s schedule and accompany the candidate to relevant events and meetings.

At least one cycle of relevant experience required – more than one cycle preferred. The position will be filled by 10/31/19 and run until 12/1/20.

Salary will commensurate with experience.

Please send resume and at least two recommendations to [email protected]

 

INTERNS – OHIO SENATE DEMOCRATS

Job Description: Interns will assist the Ohio Senate Democrats campaign committee.

Duties include: assisting the fundraising, and political teams with various tasks, administrative staff support, and much more! School and work schedules are acceptable but must be flexible to work a minimum of 10 hours per a week. We are willing to work with interns to accommodate their schedules. Interns will be an integral part of the team and will have the opportunity for growth and advancement.

Different Projects:

Fundraising

Press/Communication

Research

Operations

Job Qualifications: An interest in Democratic politics. Ability and willingness to work under close deadlines in a fast-paced working environment. Must have excellent writing and computer skills, organizational, and customer services skills. Candidates are to have patience and ability to work within a diverse group of individuals. Strong teamwork, and writing skills ARE A MUST! Ensure discretion and common sense when dealing with sensitive or timely information.

Open to: Qualified candidates who are college full-time or part time students without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

Salary: This is an unpaid internship, although college credit is available.

Location: Columbus, OH

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Millie Vaughan at [email protected]

INTERNS -ODP

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].