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.

DEPUTY FINANCE DIRECTOR

About Ohio

Over the next two years, the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will build an organization to win highly consequential elections up and down the ballot. With new leadership comes a new vision for our Party, refocusing on the core fundamentals that move the needle. ODP is building back better as a focused, modern, and nimble force to elect Democrats statewide now and in the future.

Ohio is a top tier U.S. Senate pick up opportunity for national Democrats because of retiring Republican incumbents. The battle to save the Senate majority will be fought in Ohio. 2022 offers the chance to take control of the Ohio Supreme Court, make gains under new legislative maps, and win control of state government constitutional including Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor. These opportunities give Democrats in Ohio early and strategic gains in rebuilding the Ohio Democratic Party.

About the Opportunity

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking a talented, passionate professional to serve as Deputy Finance Director. We are seeking an experienced fundraiser who will help to serve as a strategic asset to ODP’s finance department. The Deputy Finance Director will work closely with the Finance Director, have responsibility for implementing fundraising plans and meeting performance milestones, with continual progress toward larger organizational goals. Specifically, the Deputy will:

  • Execute fundraising and stewardship of statewide events program
  • Assist Finance Director in the management of the finance team
  • Manage a portfolio of donors
  • Manage special fundraising projects
  • Support the call time program, including donor research, debriefing, and prospecting
  • Staff at meetings and events
  • Other duties as assigned

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

opportunities to raise the necessary funds. The position reports to the Finance Director.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 cycles prior political fundraising experience
  • A minimum of 1 cycle of managing staff, volunteers, or interns
  • Track record of fundraising planning, implementation, and follow-through
  • Ability to identify and cultivate new and existing relationships with donors, prospective donors, partner organizations, and key stakeholders
  • Strong computer skills, including NGP and ActBlue
  • Must have a valid driver’s license as this position will require travel

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.

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. The salary range for this position is $4,500-$6,000 per month. 

ODP recognizes that our success requires we be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We are focused on building a staff that is diverse of race, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Candidates of color, women, LGBTQI, and more are encouraged to apply.

FINANCE ASSISTANT

About Ohio

Over the next two years the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will build an organization to win highly consequential elections up and down the ballot. With new leadership comes a new vision for our Party, refocusing on the core fundamentals that move the needle. ODP is building back better as a focused, modern, and nimble force to elect Democrats statewide now and into the future.

Ohio is a top tier U.S. Senate pick-up opportunity for national Democrats because of the state’s retiring Republican incumbent. The battle to save the Senate majority will be fought in Ohio. 2022 offers the chance to take control of the Ohio Supreme Court, make gains under new legislative maps, and win control of state government constitutional offices including Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor. These races give Democrats in Ohio early and strategic opportunities to rebuild the Ohio Democratic Party.

About the Opportunity

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

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

Additionally, this person will be an aggressive innovator of new ideas, approaches, and opportunities to raise funds. The position reports to the Finance Director and Deputy Finance Director.

Qualifications:

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

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Understanding of Ohio’s complex political and demographic realities
  • Knowledge of volunteer and paid tactics, and when/how to deploy them effectively and efficiently
  • Clear, effective, high-quality writer
  • Highly communicative – responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason
  • Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the ability to take feedback and learn

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate and thoughtful about what and how they do work and whom they work with;
  • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change (big and small);
  • Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed;
  • Realistic, but positive in outlook, not ego- or turf-driven, able to focus on opportunities when faced with challenges;
  • Collaborative by nature;
  • Fully invested in the success of Ohio Democrats.

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and three references to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected]. Applications will be taken on a rolling basis.  The salary range for the position is $3,500-4,000 per month.

ODP recognizes that our success requires we be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and do their best work. We are focused on building a staff that is diverse of race, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different. Candidates of color, women, LGBTQI, and more are encouraged to apply.

 

ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

About Ohio

Over the next two years the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will build an organization to win highly consequential elections up and down the ballot. With new leadership comes a new vision for our Party, refocusing on the core fundamentals that move the needle. ODP is building back better as a focused, modern, and nimble force to elect Democrats statewide now and in the future.

Ohio is a top tier U.S. Senate pick up opportunity for national Democrats because of retiring Republican incumbents. The battle to save the Senate majority will be fought in Ohio. 2022 offers the chance to take control of the Ohio Supreme Court, make gains under new legislative maps, and win control of state government constitutional including Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor. These opportunities give Democrats in Ohio early and strategic gains in rebuilding the Ohio Democratic Party.

About the Opportunity

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

Qualifications:

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

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Understanding of Ohio’s complex political and demographic realities
  • Knowledge of volunteer and paid tactics, and when/how to deploy them effectively and efficiently
  • Clear, effective, high-quality writer
  • Highly communicative – responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason
  • Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the ability to take feedback and learn

Personal Characteristics:

  • Passionate and thoughtful about what and how they do work and whom they work with;
  • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change (big and small);
  • Kind but willing to apply soft elbows when needed;
  • Realistic but positive in outlook, not ego- or turf-driven, able to focus on opportunities when faced with challenges;
  • Collaborative by nature;
  • Fully invested in the success of Ohio Democrats.

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

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.

 

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.