Jobs and Internships
FIELD DIRECTOR – CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN
Subject: Democratic Congressional candidate running against Jim Jordan seeking a Field Director
Election Day: Primary, March 17, 2020
Want to be part of a campaign that will raise over $1 million in 2020? This candidate raised $265,000 this past quarter. Join a race with money and national momentum! We’re in a position to win this seat and we’re looking to hire a competent field director to oversee and execute the field plan for the primary.
Top-Tier Consultant team including, TV, Mail, Digital, and Pollster
Candidate has the ability to fundraise in Ohio and through the US
The candidate is the only woman in the race
The Field Director will be responsible for a number of tasks, including but not limited to:
Work with the campaign manager to develop and execute a plan to win the Democratic Nomination
Work with campaign team to develop and execute voter registration, door, and phone goals.
Manage a team of field organizers, volunteers, and interns, as well as a minimum of two field offices.
Recruiting, training, and managing interns and volunteers in direct voter contact efforts
Performing direct voter contact
Working with the staff and campaign manager to meet deadlines and achieve goals
Scheduling, planning, and executing regular canvasses and phone bank
Helping with other aspects of the campaign as necessary
VAN knowledge and experience required
At least one cycle as a field organizer required
One cycle as a field director for a smaller level race or as a deputy field director on a larger race preferred
Strong interpersonal skills
Caucus experience preferred
Must be willing to relocate to the district
Must be willingness to work campaign hours, ie up to 7 days a week, including nights and weekends
Must have a car, laptop, and phone.
How to apply:
If interested please email your resume to [email protected] with subject line: “Field Director”. Please include some brief information about yourself.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Healthcare and help finding housing is included.
Our campaign is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Any candidate who identifies as members of historically underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply.
JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS – DIRECTOR
The Jefferson County Board of Elections is currently accepting applications for the position of Director. The candidate must be a member of the Democratic Party and a qualified elector of Jefferson County within 30 days of employment at the agency.
The Director will oversee the total operations of the Jefferson County Board of Elections, in conjunction with the current Deputy Director and members of the Board of Elections.
All functions of the operation of the office fall under the responsibility of the Director. The following are the common operations of the office, but not all fall under the complete operation of the Director. The Director has the discretion of assigning duties to the Deputy Director and staff members as he or she sees fit.
- Prepare and conduct all Primary, General, and Special Elections held in Jefferson County in accordance with all Federal, State, and Local regulations, primarily under the guidance and direction of the Ohio Secretary of State. This shall include preparation for petition distribution and intake, preparation of ballot language for local questions and issues, prepare ballot order and allocation of voting equipment, ballot layout and election machine programming, logic and accuracy testing of all scanners, certifying candidates and issues to overlapping counties, preparing/ posting/ distributing required notices, and preparation/conducting recounts.
- Process, evaluate, and report election results in various manners and formats.
- Maintain mapping software for precinct development.
- Create registered voter file for jury selection.
- Recruit and train precinct election officials, seasonal workers, and delivery workers/ rovers.
- Supervise the processing of voter records including registrations, cancellations, and updates.
- Keep a full and true record of the proceedings of the Board and all monies received and expended by the agency in conjunction with the Jefferson County Auditor’s Office.
- File and preserve in the Board Office all orders, records, and reports pertaining to the administration of voter registrations and elections.
- Prepare minutes of Board meetings and filing them within the office and with external agencies.
- Audit campaign finance reports.
- Calculate charge backs to political subdivisions for the operations of elections in their locality.
- Assist local liquor option petitioners and file all necessary paperwork with various agencies regarding the results of local liquor options.
- Receive and have custody of all books, papers, and property belonging to the Board.
- Perform such other duties in connection with the office of Director and Deputy Director and properly conduct of elections as the Secretary of State and Board determine.
- Review all Directives, Advisories, Memoranda, Correspondence, and Materials issued by the Ohio Secretary of State and take action as required by those communications.
- Assist the Board in drafting and implementing personnel policies and procedures on a revolving basis as operations and directives are issued or changed.
- Supervise and instruct Board of Elections employees, assign work, coordinate activities, make recommendations concerning hiring, responsibilities, compensation, discipline, and discharge of the Board of Elections employees to the Board. The Director shall prepare and process payroll to the Jefferson County Auditor’s Office for payment to staff.
- Develop a proposed annual budget to be submitted to the County Commissioners upon approval of the Board and monitor the Board’s budget and payroll relative to current year appropriations.
- Set and provide all appropriate notices for Board Meetings in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.
- Prepare responses to public records requests.
- Maintain and submit an annual report of consumable inventory.
- Direct public relations for the office including responses to media inquiries, proactively issuing press releases to media, being available and willing to conduct various types of interviews with media, speaking to local organizations, and being able to make presentations to various interest groups.
The Ohio Secretary of State has set forth minimum requirements that a Director if a County Board of Elections must possess. These may be found by reading the Election Official’s Manual, Chapter 2 (Election Administration), Section 1.02, Director & Deputy Director. This can be found at https://www.ohiosos.gov/globalassets/elections/directives/2019/eom_12-2019/eom_ch2_2019-12-18.pdf.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter by 4:00 PM on May 22nd, 2020 to:
Frankie DiCarlantonio, Board Member at [email protected]. We respectfully ask that there are no drop-ins or calls regarding this position.
Initial interviews will be scheduled between the time frame of June 15th, 2020 to June 19th, 2020. An anticipated start date for the selected candidate will be August 3rd, 2020. The candidate must be able to pass a background check to begin employment.
Salary will be negotiated based on experience. The Director shall receive all benefits afforded to full-time employees as prescribed by the Jefferson County Government.
The Jefferson County Board of Elections is an equal opportunity employer.
INTERNS – OHIO DEMOCRATIC PARTY
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
- Information Technology
- 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.
To be considered for this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].