REGIONAL PARTY AFFAIRS DIRECTOR

About Ohio

Over the next year 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 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 Opportunities

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking talented, passionate professionals to foster strategic relationships, implement political programming, and build the party at the regional level. This critical role oversees core functions of the Ohio Democratic Party for stakeholders and strategy for engagement with the full federation of Democratic partners. Regional Party Affairs Directors will serve as the Ohio Democratic Party’s representative for their assigned region.

ODP intends to hire multiple Regional Party Affairs Directors across the state. Please indicate where you would want to live and work, especially if you have experience in a certain region.

Job Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain relationships with county parties, Democratic elected officials, activists, grassroots leaders, labor leaders, political clubs, candidates, campaigns, elected officials, Democratic staffers, etc.
  • Design and provide training with volunteers and activists on campaign management and tools like VoteBuilder, Reach, Mobilize, Action Network, etc.
  • Help candidates to create and execute campaign plans.
  • Work collaboratively with grassroots organizations and regional organizers on the Coordinated Campaign and other campaigns
  • Collaborate with county party leaders to help them build and improve their parties and build lasting infrastructure.

Qualifications:

At minimum, applicants should have:

  • At least two years of experience on campaigns, in political/progressive organizations, and/or working for elected officials
  • One full cycle in a field or community organizing role and can implement a basic organizing program with support (e.g. can cut turf, run phone banks, launch a canvass, recruit and coach volunteers, etc.)
  • Presence, composure, and confidence to engage directly with leaders and lead trainings for large groups
  • Interest in expanding political and campaign skillset (e.g., data, digital, VoteBuilder, advocacy, media, advance) and the broader ecosystem beyond individual campaigns
  • Willingness to live in and travel around their region, including occasional evening and weekend commitments to engage with volunteers, and to come to the Ohio Democratic Party HQ in Columbus about twice a month. (Evenings and weekends will increase as we get closer to Election Day 2022.)
  • A reputation for leading with integrity and making decisions with the input of the appropriate stakeholders
  • Ability to avoid involvement or side-taking in regional intra-party controversies

Most competitive applicants would have:

  • One full cycle as a mid-level or regional staffer with a statewide, congressional, coordinated, or issue campaign or state-based organization and/or as campaign manager role for a major local or state legislative race
  • Ability to analyze and maintain data in spreadsheets and the voter file
  • Ability to write and implement campaign, field, or program plans
  • Commitment to staying at the Ohio Democratic Party through November 2022, and interest in continuing to work in Ohio beyond that

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;
  • Valid driver’s license.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a detailed cover letter to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected] Applications will be taken on a rolling basis but candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. Currently these positions will last through the end of November 2022. The salary range for this position is $4,500-$5,000 per

month.

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 in 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.

VOTER PROTECTION 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. The 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 comprehensive Voter Protection Program for the state of Ohio. The Director will design an innovative program that will be responsible for planning and executing a data-driven program to ensure that eligible voters are able to cast their ballots and that their ballots will be counted. The Voter Protection Director will operate as a senior member of the state’s Coordinated Campaign leadership team and work closely with various senior staff at the Ohio Democratic Party to ensure cross departmental efficiency of these efforts. Externally, the Director will work with a variety of instate partners, elected officials, campaigns, key stakeholders, and membership organizations.

Preferred Background Experience

  • Juris Doctor highly preferred
  • Prior experience in the political organizing or voter protection space strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Votebuilder/VAN and in particular LBJ
  • Previous experience managing staff and volunteers

Expectations of the Role

  • Develop accessible, and accurate voting information products to be disseminated by the ODP and various stakeholders
  • Plan and implement a comprehensive voter protection program to identity and triage voting issues
  • Recruit, train, manage, and serve as a resource for poll observers, hotline volunteers, boiler room personnel, county liaisons, and other volunteers during Early Vote and Election Day
  • Build relationships with election officials and stakeholders to lead strategies expanding access and combating intrusions to voting
  • Collaborate with other departments of the coordinated campaign to ensure the voter protection department is fully integrated into the coordinated campaign
  • Support appropriate legal or non-legal tactics to resolve voting problems
  • Monitor for legislative or regulatory changes aimed at voter suppression
  • Learn in state voting procedures to structure the voter protection program to maximize voter turnout and minimize rejected ballots
  • Regularly conduct staff and volunteer trainings on best practices for voter registration, vote by mail, and other voter outreach.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Understanding of Ohio’s complex political and demographic realities and the ability to navigate delicate political landscapes
  • 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, [email protected] and Coordinated Director, Hilary Barrett, [email protected] with subject line Voter Protection Director – (Insert Name).

The 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.

TRAINING 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. The 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 comprehensive Training Program. The Director will design an innovative program that includes traditional/grassroots organizing, distributed/coalition organizing, and digital mobilization focused on training grassroots volunteers, leaders and county parties. The Training Director will operate as a senior member of the state’s Coordinated Campaign leadership team and work closely within the ODP’s Organizing Department to ensure campaign wide efficiency of these efforts. Internally, the Director will be responsible for routinely training a large number of staff on many aspects of our growing voter outreach operation. Externally, the Director will work with a variety of instate partners, elected officials, campaigns, key stakeholders, and membership organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Design and execute an internal training program to onboard, support and foster professional growth amongst organizing staff
  • Design and execute a variety of external training programs for supporters, volunteers, partner campaigns, county parties and organizations to fold in to our larger voter outreach programs as the cycle progresses
  • Lead large scale volunteer leadership development programs and pipelines in close coordination with the Organizing Director and Distributed Organizing Director
  • Work collaboratively with the Voter Protection and Data teams to design similar internal and external training programs for their programmatic priorities and goals.

Core Competencies:

  • 2 to 3 cycles of political campaign experience preferably in voter outreach and/or former training roles
  • Comfortable and experienced in public speaking
  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Understanding of Ohio’s complex political and demographic realities
  • Knowledge of volunteer 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 and a detailed cover letter to HR Director Sarah Ross, [email protected] and Coordinated Director, Hilary Barrett, [email protected] with subject line Training Director – (Insert Name).

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.

REGIONAL ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

About Ohio

Over the next year the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will build an organization to win highly consequential elections up and down the ballot. 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 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 experienced Regional Organizing Directors as we engage and empower communities in Ohio to help Democratic candidates across the state. The Coordinated Campaign is the umbrella organization under which the state party combines and focuses its resources for targeted races. We are looking for passionate, hardworking individuals who are committed to building the grassroots turnout operation needed to win elections up and down the ballot in 2022.

Regional Organizing Directors will be responsible for coaching and managing a team of Organizers to hit data-driven organizing metrics. Regional Organizing Directors should be skilled managers, positive, solutions-oriented, willing to work long hours, and capable of motivating a diverse team of Organizers. Candidates with experience developing accountability systems and using creativity to overcome organizing challenges are preferred. Regional Organizing Directors will report directly to the Organizing Director.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Including, but not limited to:

  • Recruit, train and manage organizers, fellows and volunteers in order to expand our volunteer network and organizing capacity
  • Help develop region specific strategies, systems and structures that lead your team to successfully meet daily and weekly organizing metrics, while also maintaining data integrity
  • Build meaningful relationships with grassroots and local leaders in your region.
  • Ensure that all Organizing staff in your region are properly trained on technical aspects of the job
  • Manage and successfully execute regular phone banks and cavasses

Core Competencies:

  • Firm knowledge of VAN/Votebuilder and able to train others on its use
  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Exceptionally organized with the ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • 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
  • 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, [email protected] and Coordinated Director, Hilary Barrett, [email protected] with subject line Regional Organizing Director – (Insert Name).

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.

OPERATIONS 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. The 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 manage a comprehensive Coordinated Campaign Operations Department . The Director will oversee all operations and logistics pertaining to the 2022 Coordinated Campaign programs. The Operations Director will act as a senior member of the state’s Coordinated Campaign leadership team and work closely with the Ohio Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign Director to ensure cross departmental efficiency of our efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Manage all operational and logistical aspects of the campaign
  • In close collaboration with the Coordinated Campaign Director, this Director will track all spending on behalf of the campaign and oversee the campaign budget
  • Oversee and the scouting, leasing and set up of campaign offices across the state of Ohio.
  • Oversee the hiring and onboarding processes of new campaign staff in close coordination with the ODP’s Human Resources Director
  • Play a large role in the management of labor relations on behalf of the coordinated campaign

Core Competencies:

  • 2-3 cycles of political campaign experience with at least 1 cycle of campaign operations department experience
  • Prior budgetary experience highly preferred
  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Understanding of Ohio’s complex political and demographic realities
  • Extremely organized with great attention to detail
  • 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, [email protected] and Coordinated Director, Hilary Barrett, [email protected] with subject line Operations Director – (Insert Name).

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.

LATINO OUTREACH 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. The 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 comprehensive Latino Coalition and Community Engagement Program. The Director will design an innovative program that includes traditional/grassroots organizing, distributed/coalition organizing, and digital mobilization focused on reaching and engaging Latino stakeholders and communities across Ohio. The Latino Outreach Director will operate as a member of the state’s Coordinated Campaign leadership team and work closely with the Ohio Democratic Party’s Party Affairs Department to ensure cross departmental efficiency of these efforts. Externally, the Director will work with a variety of instate partners, elected officials, campaigns, key stakeholders, and membership organizations.

Qualifications:

  • At least three cycles working on issue based or electoral campaigns in organizing or outreach focuses roles
  • Experience in project, stakeholder and staff management
  • Ability to work strategically and creatively across multiple departments
  • Experience creating clear, transparent processes for voter contact and political outreach programs
  • A proven track record of effective leadership development, recruitment, management and development of a diverse staff
  • Previous experience in racial justice and/or social equity work
  • Advanced Votebuilder, excel, and digital tool skills
  • Comfortable and confident in public speaking, particularly with grassroots leaders and building strong relationships
  • Commitment to working across multiple programs 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
  • 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, [email protected] and Coordinated Director, Hilary Barrett, [email protected] with subject line Latino Outreach Director – (Insert Name).

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.

DISTRIBUTED 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. The 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 comprehensive Distributed Organizing Program. The Director will design an innovative program that includes the creation, amplification and distribution of online programs of engagement aimed at building support and volunteers. The Distributed Organizing Director will operate as a senior member of the state’s Coordinated Campaign leadership team and work closely with the Ohio Democratic Party’s Organizing Director to ensure campaign wide efficiency of these efforts. Externally, the Director will work with a variety of instate partners, elected officials, campaigns, key stakeholders, and membership organizations.

Qualifications:

  • Partner with Organizing Director to develop an innovative Distributed Organizing Plan
  • Design and implement online infrastructure to expand relationships with volunteers and supporters
  • Amplify ODP messaging through identifying and cultivating online communities of engagement
  • Manage social media platforms inboxes to maximize engagement with the ODP and Coordinated Campaign and its programs
  • Build meaningful relationships with and opportunities for local grassroots leaders, community parties and down ballot campaigns
  • Work with senior staff across all Coordinated Campaign departments to integrate relational programs and events to supporters and volunteers.

Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge and fluency in p2p platforms, social media platforms and relational organizing tools in addition to fluency in best practices within those platforms.
  • 2-3 cycles of political organizing experience and at least 1 cycle of managing paid staff
  • 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 and a detailed cover letter to HR Director Sarah Ross, [email protected] and Coordinated Director, Hilary Barrett, [email protected] with subject line Distributed Organizing Director – (Insert Name).

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.

DATA AND ANALYTICS 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. The 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 comprehensive Data and Analytics Program. This Director will design an innovative program that provides support and critical analysis for our voter outreach efforts in a variety of data driven ways. The Data and Analytics Director will operate as a senior member of the state’s Coordinated Campaign leadership team and work closely with the Ohio Democratic Party’s Party Organizing Director and Coordinated Director to ensure cross departmental and campaign wide efficiency of our voter outreach efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Coordinated Campaign leadership team to develop regular reporting and ad-hoc analysis, including but not limited to voter registration trends, candidate recruitment, voter contact results, field reporting and predictive model validation
  • Developing and maintaining Ohio Coordinated Campaign’s My Campaign database
  • Collaborating with other staff to develop and deliver training curriculum
  • Providing timely and relevant analysis of data and fielding requests for specialized research projects, often times requiring rapid turnarounds
  • Tracking and disseminating analysis of voter contact results, early vote and absentee turnout, voter registration and other data relevant to campaigns
  • Collecting raw political data and converting it to usable form for analysis; scrubbing and matching acquired lists back to the voter file (VoteBuilder, Catalist or offline)
  • Create targeted volunteer and voter contact universes, tailored for specific contact modes

Core Competencies:

  • 2-3 cycles of political campaign experience in organizing and/or data work
  • Fluency in VAN/Votebuilder and former experience in it’s administration
  • SQL, python and/or any other programming language efficiency for critically analyzing large datasets.
  • Tableau, d3, Google Data Studio or other data visualization platform efficiency.
  • Familiarity with predictive models and probabilities, and their application to voter targeting/segmentation;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities while maintaining a passion for accuracy;
  • Ability and commitment to working across multiple departments and projects to provide data-oriented solutions
  • 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 and a detailed cover letter to HR Director Sarah Ross, [email protected] and Coordinated Director, Hilary Barrett, [email protected] with subject line Data and Analytics Director – (Insert Name).

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.

AFRICAN AMERICAN OUTREACH 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. The 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 comprehensive African American Coalition and Community Engagement Program. The Director will design an innovative program that includes traditional/grassroots organizing, distributed/coalition organizing, and digital mobilization focused on reaching and engaging African American stakeholders and communities across Ohio. The African American Outreach Director will operate as a member of the state’s Coordinated

Campaign leadership team and work closely with the Ohio Democratic Party’s Party Affairs Department to ensure cross departmental efficiency of these efforts. Externally, the Director will work with a variety of instate partners, elected officials, campaigns, key stakeholders, and membership organizations.

Qualifications:

  • At least three cycles working on issue based or electoral campaigns in organizing or outreach focused roles
  • Experience in project, stakeholder and staff management
  • Ability to work strategically and creatively across multiple departments
  • Experience creating clear, transparent processes for voter contact and political outreach programs
  • A proven track record of effective leadership development, recruitment, management and development of a diverse staff
  • Previous experience in racial justice and/or social equity work
  • Advanced Votebuilder, excel, and digital tool skills
  • Comfortable and confident in public speaking, particularly with grassroots leaders and building strong relationships
  • Commitment to working across multiple programs 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
  • 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, [email protected] and Coordinated Director, Hilary Barrett, [email protected] with subject line African American Outreach Director – (Insert Name).

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.

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 Ohio Democratic Party is seeking a talented, passionate professional who will be based in Ohio and conduct comprehensive research for the 2022 cycle and beyond. The research assistant will report directly to the research director and help hold Republican politicians accountable for the various ways they’ve betrayed Ohio voters. More specifically, the assistant will help conduct research on public records, news clips and other public sources to produce work products that will help inform Ohio media and voters across the state.

The research assistant will also assist the Research Director in managing the rapid response operation by assisting with fact checking research materials, media monitoring, vetting, handling information of a highly confidential nature, and working with the Research Director to achieve the goals of the entire Research Department.

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding written communication and analytical skills.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, be detail oriented and meet deadlines.
  • Applicants should possess a keen knowledge of the political process and political campaigns. Legal and/or previous research experience a plus.
  • Occasional travel around Ohio may be required and candidates should have a valid drivers license.

Core Competencies:

  • Understanding of Ohio’s complex political and demographic realities
  • 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 and a detailed cover letter 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.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST

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 who will be based in Ohio and help create, implement and oversee a comprehensive digital communications strategy for the 2022 cycle and beyond. The right candidate will have the ability to develop audiences across several channels to engage voters directly about GOP corruption and cronyism in Ohio with compelling narrative and content.

ODP is committed to reaching voters in new and creative ways to show voters that Democrats are looking out for them while Republicans only look out for themselves and special interests. The Digital Communications Strategist will work across departments to expand our audience and meet voters where they are, through social media and other channels. While this role will engage broadly in the organization, the primary focus will be developing the voice of the ODP in digital spaces for voter education and persuasion.

Qualifications:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the role and power of digital strategies across a political organization with demonstrated experience in mobilization and persuasion
  • Clear experience in the creation and implementation of comprehensive digital strategies
  • Demonstrated experience developing audience on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and more
  • Attention to detail, accuracy in content, and a creative eye – willing to try new things and innovate
  • Graphic design skills a plus, but not required
  • Ability to direct and work with candidates, principles, and activists to generate content and lift up voiced and perspectives across the ODP coalition 

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.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

About the Opportunity

A statewide candidate in Ohio is seeking a Finance Director. Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to build and manage a dynamic finance operation for a statewide candidate in a competitive election cycle.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 cycles or 3+ years of campaign finance experience
  • A minimum of at least 1 cycle of managing staff and/or consultants
  • Must have experience working with a Campaign Manager, other senior staff and external partners
  • 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, ActBlue and Microsoft Suite
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, computer, and access to a car

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 the campaign

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 December 1, 2021. 

This campaign 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.

 

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.