ORGANIZERS

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking field organizers.  Field organizers will be responsible for overseeing the Democratic Party’s direct voter contact in a county or counties, recruiting and training volunteers, registering voters, coordinating campaign activities, and creating lasting community connections in their turf. Organizers will report directly to their Regional Field Director. We’re looking for diverse, outgoing, enthusiastic, and hard-working individuals to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket.

Duties include:

  • Recruiting, training, and managing teams of volunteers and volunteer leaders to meet voter contact and capacity-building goals
  • Building relationships with local activists and supporters
  • Implementing the campaign’s direct voter contact program, including canvassing and phone banking, and/or voter registration
  • Using digital and social media tools to amplify the campaign’s organizing program and spread our message
  • Campaign hours will include regular nights and weekends

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to voters with different backgrounds from your own
  • Experience working with volunteers or building coalitions to support a common goal
  • A desire to help elect and support Democrats up and down the ballot
  • Creative problem-solving, analytical skills, strong judgment, and goal-driven.
  • Excellent time management and task organizing skills. Ideal candidates can develop and manage their own schedule and time efficiently.
  • Experience working or volunteering on political campaigns is a plus, but this is also an appropriate job for a passionate voter looking to get involved in politics for the first time
  • Digital and mobilization experience and plus but not required (if yes, please specify)
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle

Women, people of color, and those who are traditionally underrepresented in politics are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter, three professional references to jobs@ohiodems.org.

The ODP is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.

REGIONAL FIELD DIRECTORS

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking Regional Field Directors.  The Regional Field Director will be responsible for implementing field goals, managing a team of organizers, fellows and volunteers, while coordinating with local leadership and partner campaigns. The Regional Field Director will report directly to the Campaign Director.  The ideal applicant works well in fast-paced environments, and can effectively communicate within our team and across departments, and is a strong trainer and coach. We’re looking for a diverse, passionate, patient, and hard-working individual to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Daily management of field organizers including monitoring and implementing systems to meet assigned goals
  • Ensuring that daily, weekly, and monthly goals are met and exceeded
  • Ensuring that all required reporting and data is accurate and timely
  • Managing relationships with community leaders, allied organizations, political stakeholders, and local Democratic activists
  • Provide the Campaign Director with quantitative and qualitative reports on progress

Qualifications:

  • Passion for working for and electing Democratic candidates
  • At least 2 complete cycles of field campaign experience
  • Strong coaching skills and abilities
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Votebuilder/VAN
  • Strong knowledge of google docs
  • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure
  • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting
  • Digital and mobilization experience and plus but not required (if yes, please specify)
  • Must have access to a cell phone, a laptop, and a reliable vehicle

Women, people of color, and those who are traditionally underrepresented in politics are encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure:

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

The ODP is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or disability.

 

DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking a Digital Engagement Director who will create and implement a digital media strategy for executing ODPs volunteer outreach and voter engagement program statewide.  The Director is responsible for:

  • Managing pro-active digital engagement projects and initiatives from inception to completion
  • Managing a team of digital engagement (outreach and organizing) staff
  • Create and conduct digital organizing training for staff and ODP fellows
  • Managing vendors/vendor relationships with vendors producing ads, peer-to-peer contact conducted through digital outreach
  • Growing ODP’s email list and social media followers through paid and organic means using industry best practices
  • Implementing a digital strategy to build local Democratic infrastructure and engage local elected leaders, county parties, allied organizations, and activists;
  • Using digital tools to build relationships with local leaders, key stakeholders, county chairs and activists in preparation for a statewide campaign effort;

This position reports to the Director of Party Affairs.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Previous political work ; several cycles of organizing experience, including digital
  • Proven skill and experience managing staff
  • Experience working with NGP, Action Network, Blue State Digital, Salsa, Convivo or similar customer relationship management platforms
  • Experience with SMS including Revere/Mobile Commons as well as experience with peer to peer texting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g. respectful, inclusive, active listening, ability to make people feel comfortable, ability to persuade without appearing overly domineering, etc.);
  • Be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, achieve goals, and creatively problem-solve;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (e.g. respectful, inclusive, active listening, ability to make people feel comfortable, ability to persuade without appearing overly domineering, etc.);

 

The position is highly collaborative and crucial to ODP achieving its mission of electing Democrats in 2020. Thus, the Director should be prepared to take on any and all additional duties as assigned to that end. Working night and weekend events and statewide travel are required of this position.

 

Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and three references ASAP to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected].

 

 

 

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.
CAMPAIGN FACTS:
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
JOB DESCRIPTION:
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
 Entering data
 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
REQUIREMENTS:
 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
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • Operations
  • Research
  • Administrative
  • Finance
  • Voter Protection
  • Political Caucus Organizing

The ideal candidate must be high energy, efficient, well-organized and be able to think on his/her feet. We are looking for people who can multi-task, work well with deadlines and under pressure and are strongly committed to Democratic ideals. Candidates with excellent oral and written communication skills are preferred.

Most intern positions are offered at our Headquarters in downtown Columbus. There are some additional positions available out in the field/throughout the state. There are opportunities for evening and weekend hours as well as during the regular ‘business’ day. We will accommodate school and work schedules. If you are enthusiastic, excited about politics and want to learn, this is a great opportunity to see things from the inside.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected].