EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Under the leadership of our new Chair, and with the help of committed Ohio operatives and stakeholders, the Ohio Democratic Party has turned a corner and is rebuilding to win. Here in Ohio, we’re shaking off the rust and working toward a bold vision of progressive power in the heart of the midwest. Now financially healthy, nimble, efficient, and with a significant early-cycle investment underway, Ohio Democrats are searching for our permanent Executive Director to help build the next level of infrastructure in the Buckeye state. If you are ready to lead a big team, build big structure, run high-impact program, win the cycle and win the future – this might be your next move. 

About the Cycle

Over the next year the Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) will build an organization to win highly consequential elections up and down the ballot. Ohio is a top tier U.S. Senate pick up opportunity for national Democrats because of Rob Portman’s retirement.. The battle to save the Senate majority will be fought in Ohio. 2022 also offers the chance to take control of the Ohio Supreme Court, win control of our state governmental constitutional offices (Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, and Auditor,) and make gains under new legislative and congressional maps.

About the Opportunity

The Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) is seeking an Executive Director.  In partnership with the Chair, the Executive Director is responsible for the strategy, activities, management, and growth of the ODP. This specifically includes, but is not limited to, election-based activities, fundraising, budgeting, staff recruitment, management and retention, communications, outreach, and building Party infrastructure. This position has a wide range of responsibilities, serving as a trusted advisor to and strategic asset for the Chairwoman, its staff, elected and party officials, candidates, and leaders across the state.

 

Candidates must be highly qualified with:

  • A minimum of at least six (6)years of political experience.  This should include at least 2 years of executive leadership in state and/or national campaigns or committees
  • At least two full cycles (4 years) in a leadership role in major statewide races or state-based organizations
  • Robust knowledge of organization planning for strategy and program
  • Demonstrated abilities in program structure and managing to goals
  • Extensive team management skills with demonstrated ability to achieve high levels of performance and outcomes through management and influence
  • A reputation for leading with integrity and making decisions with the input of the appropriate stakeholders
  • Conflict and crisis management experience with proven, clear decision-making ability
  • Fundraising and knowledge of donor networks preferred

Core competencies:

  • Clear, effective, high-quality writer
  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships
  • Good information/administrative organizational skills
  • Digital by nature – a natural with smart phone, iPad, tablet, and laptop for work and personal reasons; monitoring email and social media in real time is intuitive
  • Highly communicative – responsive to internal and external requests, emails, and calls, within reason
  • Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let something slip through the cracks
  • Organized in thinking and doing
  • Committed to the values and practices of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace with the ability to take feedback and learn
  • Knowledge of Ohio politics

Personal Characteristics:

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

Interested candidates should submit their resume, a detailed cover letter, and one writing sample to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected]. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. 

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 MANAGER

The Ohio Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign is seeking a highly motivated Distributed Organizing Manager to lead a diverse and robust digital volunteer team in Ohio in 2022. We are looking for a passionate, hardworking individual who is committed to building the online grassroots turnout operation needed to win elections up and down the ballot for Democrats in November 2022.

This position reports to the Deputy Organizing Director and is based in Ohio.

Your role will include:

  • Manage a robust volunteer-powered phones and texting program.
  • Learn more about digital tools and how we yield them to reach our outreach goals.
  • Oversee the development and execution of a statewide relational organizing program.
  • Oversee and ensure timely and accurate reporting and data management.

We encourage you to apply if you’ve got a combination of the following: ● The ideal candidate has strong organizing skills, is tech-savvy, is knowledgeable with predictive dialer technology, such as ThruTalk/LiveVox and VPB Connect, Spoke, Impactive, and has experience organizing and training large numbers of volunteers virtually.

  • The ability to be scrappy when it comes to solving problems and using the resources you have already available to you.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with volunteers. ● An excitement to meet people from your community and forge meaningful relationships with them.
  • A passion to elect Democrats up and down the ballot.

This position is salaried at $5,000 per month.

To apply, please fill out this form ASAP: https://tinyurl.com/Ohio2022

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

REGIONAL ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

The Ohio Coordinated Campaign is seeking experienced Regional Organizing Directors to lead a diverse and robust team of Organizers in Ohio in 2022. 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 for Democrats in November 2022.

This position reports to the Deputy Organizing Director and is based in Ohio.

Responsibilities

  • Hire, train, and hold accountable organizers across your region to weekly voter contact and volunteer recruitment goals.
  • Develop and execute a regional organizing plan that is in line with the statewide priorities and objectives of the organizing program.
  • Build and implement systems and structures to lead a region to hit daily, weekly metric goals.
  • Oversee and ensure timely and accurate reporting and data management.
  • Willingness to manage a diverse team with different experiences and perspectives, and a commitment to helping staff grow and succeed.
  • Keep your team focused and motivated in a high-stress, rigorous work schedule and environment.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 

Required Qualifications

  • 1-2 cycles of campaign organizing experience.
  • Willingness to work in the field office and in the community with your regional team.
  • Ability to create a motivating and inclusive culture in the region.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with organizers, activists and local leaders.

This position is salaried at $5,000 per month. The start date for this position is April 11, 2022.

To apply, please fill out this form ASAP: https://tinyurl.com/Ohio2022

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

DEPUTY ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

The Ohio Coordinated Campaign is seeking an experienced Deputy Organizing Director to lead a diverse and robust team of Regional Organizing Directors in Ohio in 2022. 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 for Democrats in November 2022. 

This position reports to the Organizing Director and is based in Columbus, Ohio. 

Responsibilities 

  • Coach and manage a team of Regional Organizing Directors.
  • Develop strategies and systems that lead your regions to successfully meet and exceed daily, weekly, and phase organizing goals, as well as maintain data integrity.
  • Assist the Organizing Director in program development and execution. 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned. 

 

Required Qualifications 

  • 2+ cycles of organizing experience with staff management responsibilities, experience managing managers is preferred. 
  • Ability to create a motivating and inclusive culture both in specific super-regions and statewide. 
  • Experience hiring and training a sizable team. 
  • Willingness to manage a diverse team with different experiences and perspectives, and a commitment to helping them grow and succeed. 
  • Experience working in large, metric driven voter contact programs. 

This position is salaried at $6,000 per month. The start date for this position is March 15, 2022.

To apply, please fill out this form ASAP: https://tinyurl.com/Ohio2022

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

CAMPUS ORGANIZERS

The Ohio Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign is seeking Campus Organizers to organize communities across Ohio in 2022. Campus Organizers will be the Ohio Coordianted’s leaders in engaging students in the electoral process and turning them out to vote for Democrats in 2022.

This position reports to the Regional Organizing Director and is based in Ohio. Campus Organizers will be union represented by IBEW Local 1466 with competitive hourly rates and guaranteed benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Educate students about the 2022 Midterm Election
  • Register students to vote in order to expand the electorate
  • Recruit and manage fellows and volunteers to scale voter outreach across the campus community
  • Develop partnerships with existing campus organizations and entities to reach broader networks of students
  • Organize via relational networks across campus, both in-person and digitally
  • Turn out the school’s progressive student body to vote in November 2022

 Skills & Qualifications:

  • Previous campaign experience is not required.
  • Highly organized; able to work independently and problem solve
  • Results and solutions-oriented, yet creative and willing to innovate
  • Demonstrates effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated passion for the Democratic platform and excitement about building the campaign on campus to recruit a broad, diverse coalition of young Democrats
  • Willing to work substantial hours on a college campus, including outside of traditional work hours

To apply, please fill out this form ASAP: https://tinyurl.com/OHOrg2022

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

 

FIELD ORGANIZERS

The Ohio Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign is seeking Field Organizers to organize communities across Ohio in 2022. 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 for Democrats in November 2022.

This position reports to the Regional Organizing Director and is based in Ohio. Field Organizers will be union represented by IBEW Local 1466 with competitive hourly rates and guaranteed benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Recruit, train, and manage fellows and volunteers to conduct direct voter contact.
  • Coordinate volunteer events included but not limited to in person canvasses, phone banks, and community meetings.
  • Utilize a number of tactics and tools to hit daily and weekly metric goals including but not limited to phone recruitment, texting, high traffic canvassing and tabling.
  • Recruit, manage, and train volunteer leaders to execute a large scale GOTV.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Previous campaign experience as staff or volunteer preferred but not required.
  • Willingness to work in the field office and in the community you are assigned.
  • Commitment to electing all Democrats up and down the ballot.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and solutions-oriented.
  • Must have access to a cell phone and ability to relocate if necessary.

To apply, please fill out this form ASAP: https://tinyurl.com/OHOrg2022

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

OHIO HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS -CAMPAIGN MANAGERS

Position Title: Campaign Manager

Supervisor: Candidate and/or Executive Director of the OHDC

Compensation: $4000-$5000

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus seeks energetic and dedicated individuals to provide leadership and support to the candidates running for office in the 2022 election cycle. The Campaign Manager(s) will be responsible for managing a field campaign, providing candidate and campaign support, and maintaining political relationships throughout the state house district assigned.

The ideal candidates will have at least two cycles of campaign work, have knowledge of the state house district, can manage and work with the candidate and campaign staff to support Democratic candidates for the Ohio House.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Candidate, Executive Director or Organizing Director, the Campaign Manager is responsible for the following:

  • 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.

Performance Expectations

The Campaign Manager must:

  • Effectively build and maintain relationships with local leaders, elected officials, campaign staff, volunteers, and the house candidate.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and are disciplined in time management.
  • Meet deadlines, have a responsive and collaborative communication style.
  • Have knowledge of Ohio politics, the demographic differences of the house district, 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 regarding the house candidate. Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • Frequent local travel. Must be available for frequent evening and weekend work.

Qualifications

  • Willingness to live in and travel around the Senate district, including evening and weekend commitments to engage with volunteers. (Evenings and weekends will increase as we get closer to Election Day 2022.)
  • A solid understanding of modern campaign practices, think outside of the box, work well with diverse coalitions, and be able to raise funds from donors.
  • A track record of success designing and delivering results on political, legislative, and/or electoral programs, plans, and campaigns;
  • An approach to management that is empowers others and develops leadership;
  • Past experience with VoteBuilder/VAN in an administrator role;
  • Knowledge of modern and effective voter contact tactics and how they impact elections;
  • Experience managing and mentoring volunteers; and
  • A belief that our mission matters and that electing Democrats to the Ohio House is critical in moving Ohio forward.

Benefits

Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance, and flexible paid time off.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and a sample state legislative campaign plan to OHDC Executive Director Jordan Hawkins at [email protected] with the subject line “OHDC Campaign Manager Application.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are 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. We have done the work to put Democrats in a strong position and we have momentum on our side going into 2022 by recruiting strong diverse candidates who will work hard for working families in their communities if elected.

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 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.

STATE SENATE CAMPAIGN MANAGER

Job Description

Over the next year the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus (OSDC) is building a campaign program to win highly competitive State Senate elections across the state. With new districts and new candidates, the OSDC is looking for experienced campaign professionals to run each campaign.

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.

OSDC intends to hire multiple State Senate Campaign Managers 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 one year of experience on campaigns, in political/progressive organizations, and/or working for elected officials.
  • Experience in a field, finance, or communications role on a campaign 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, donors and the principal candidate.
  • Ability to consistently and clearly communicate with the Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus leadership and staff on a regular basis.
  • Willingness to live in and travel around the Senate district, including evening and weekend commitments to engage with volunteers. (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

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, and finance program plans
  • Commitment to staying as a State Senate Campaign Manager 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 to Simon Dallas 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.

OHIO HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS – COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Position Title: Communications Intern

Supervisor: Executive Director of the OHDC

Expected Pay: $15 per hour; 15 – 20 hours per week

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus seeks an energetic and dedicated individual to help manage the OHDC’s daily communications operations. The Communications Intern will be responsible for managing all OHDC Social Media Platforms, distributing talking points & overall messaging to candidates and campaigns, and amplifying policy and issues integral to the OHDC’s message to Ohio voters.

The ideal candidate will have experience with digital communications & major social media platforms, is a strong writer, understands best practices for strategic communication staretgies, and can manage and work with candidates and campaign staff to support Democratic candidates for the Ohio House.

Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Candidate, Executive Director or Organizing Director, the Communications Intern is responsible for the following:

  • Oversee and manage all social media platforms of the OHDC
  • Work collaboratively with candidates to amplify campaign announcements, milestones, and original content via social media
  • Craft & share press releases directly to members of the press as needed
  • Craft useful talking points & rapid response messaging to salient policy issues and developments throughout the 2022 cycle
  • Work with the OHDC Executive Director on social media campaigns that will highlight candidates running for the Ohio House

Performance Expectations

The Communications Intern must:

  • Effectively build and maintain relationships with local leaders, elected officials, campaign staff, volunteers, Ohio House candidates.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and are disciplined in time management.
  • Meet deadlines, have a responsive and collaborative communication style.
  • Have knowledge of Ohio politics, the demographic differences of the house district, 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 regarding the house candidate. Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.
  • Understand how to use Adobe Photoshop and/or Canva
  • Frequent local travel. Must be available for frequent evening and weekend work.

Qualifications

  • A solid understanding of modern campaign communication practices, able to think outside of the box, and is proficient at using social media to create and amplify content
  • A proven track record of being a strong and dilligent writer
  • An approach to communication that is digestible, inclusive and effective and driving home the intended message to any and all communities as needed
  • Past experience with drafting press releases and other notices to press or members of the public
  • Past experience with creating well designed graphics using digital tools like Adobe Photoshop and/or Canva
  • A belief that our mission matters and that electing Democrats to the Ohio House is critical in moving Ohio forward.

Benefits 

Benefits include health, vision, dental, and life insurance, and flexible paid time off.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, three references, and at least 2 writing samples displaying your ability to discuss policy and campaigns to OHDC Executive Director Jordan Hawkins at [email protected] with the subject line “OHDC Communications Intern Application.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are 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. We have done the work to put Democrats in a strong position and we have momentum on our side going into 2022 by recruiting strong diverse candidates who will work hard for working families in their communities if elected.

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 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.

OHIO SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS – FINANCE ASSISTANTS

About the Opportunity

The Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus (OSDC) is seeking Finance Associates for the 2022 campaign cycle. Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to work in a dynamic finance operation for a statewide caucus in a competitive election cycle.

Qualifications:

  • Ability and willingness to learn campaign finance.
  • 1 cycle of political experience is preferred.
  • Must have experience working with a Campaign Manager, other senior staff and external partners.
  • Strong knowledge of Ohio politics and political systems.
  • A strong desire to work in a culture of collaboration 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
  • A strong commitment to Democratic ideals
  • Strong computer skills, including NGP, ActBlue and Microsoft Suite preferred
  • Finance experience is heavily preferred, but not required.

Core Competencies:

  • Clear, effective, high-quality writer
  • Excellent in interpersonal skills and building relationships.
  • Effectively take instruction and accomplish tasks; must be intrinsically motivated
  • 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
  • 15 to 20 hours per week; some work must be done in-office in Columbus, OH; must have reliable transportation

Personal Characteristics:

  • Resilient, resourceful, and adaptive to priority shifts and change.
  • Ability to clearly and consistently communicate with the Finance Director.
  • Realistic but positive in outlook.
  • Collaborative by nature.
  • Fully invested in the success of the campaign.

Expected Pay:

$15 per hour; 15 – 20 hours per week

Interested candidates should submit their resume to Simon Dallas at [email protected]

OSDC 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.

 

FINANCE DIRECTOR

About the Opportunity 

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

Responsibilities:  

  • Drafting and executing a campaign finance plan to meet budgetary goals for the overall  campaign 
  • Implementing full use of a donor management platform across the fundraising team to  streamline donor correspondence, donation tracking, and pledge monitoring
  • Overseeing fundraising events throughout the district/state; traveling to various events  as necessary 
  • Preparing for and staffing fundraising call-time with the Candidate 
  • Assisting the candidate with maintaining donor relationships 
  • Managing other fundraising staff members and/or regional fundraisers/consultants Working with the communications team on digital fundraising solicitations and donor  messaging 

Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 2 cycles or 3+ years of campaign finance experience, and least 1 cycle of  managing staff and/or consultants 
  • Must have experience working with a Campaign Manager, other senior staff and  external partners 
  • Excellent verbal, writing, and analytical skills 
  • A strong commitment to Democratic ideals 
  • Strong computer skills, especially NGP8, ActBlue, Google Apps and Microsoft Suite Must have a valid driver’s license, computer, and access to a car 
  • Must reside in or within 30 minute drive time of the district, or willing to relocate High school diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred. 

The Preferred Candidate will: 

  • Be highly communicative, with a focus on being responsive to internal and external  requests, emails, calls, etc.  
  • Be able to multitask, juggling multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities .  Multitasker – Able to juggle multiple activities yet not lose focus on top priorities or let  something slip through the cracks

Interested candidates should submit their resume and three references to Christopher Clevenger-Morris at [email protected] Applicants are encouraged to submit their  materials by January 17.  

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.