FIELD ORGANIZERS

Friends of Sherrod Brown is seeking full-time Field Organizers to join the Campaign for Ohio 2018.  Field Organizers will be the face of the campaign on the ground, and responsible for recruiting, training, and developing volunteers to lead efforts aimed at persuading and mobilizing voters for the November 8th general election.

Field Organizers will gain invaluable battleground experience and will be placed in communities across Ohio. Applicants should be committed to Democratic values and be willing to put in the necessary work to win.

Reports to: Regional Field Director

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to implement the Campaign Field Plan in a specified turf
  • Empower volunteers to take on leadership roles within the program
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community leaders, allied organizations, political stakeholders, and local Democratic activists
  • Conduct outreach to community groups to increase the size and scope of program, including through digital and social media tools
  • Manage regular voter contact actions, including daily canvasses and phone banks, and assume responsibility for meeting voter contact and volunteer recruitment goals within a turf

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to meet tight and competing deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of political campaign structure and familiarity with campaign technology such as Votebuilder
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Good sense of humor and ability to adapt to a fast paced, changing work environment
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable motor vehicle
  • Previous campaign experience is preferred, but not required

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Field Organizer” in the subject line.

 

 

DIGITAL ORGANIZERS

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking full-time Digital Organizers to join the

Campaign for Ohio 2018. Digital Organizers will work with Field Organizers in assigned turfs across the state to build and support the campaign’s digital presence, and will be responsible for recruiting, training, and developing volunteers to use digital voter engagement tools aimed at persuading and mobilizing voters for the November 8th general election.

Digital Organizers will gain invaluable battleground experience and will be responsible for regionally leading the implementation of digital voter engagement tools geared towards supporting, innovating and expanding the use of traditional field organizing tactics. Applicants should be committed to Democratic values, and be willing to put in the necessary work to win.

Reports to: Digital Organizing Director

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to use a digital toolkit of voter engagement tools, including SMS, peer-to-peer email, online phone-banking, social media and other tools
  • Empower volunteers to take on leadership roles within the program, including training other volunteers and volunteer teams on their use of digital tools and tactics
  • Conduct outreach to community groups to increase the size and scope of digital voter engagement program, including holding training events focused on digital voter engagement
  • Support Field Organizers in implementing digital tools as an integrated aspect of their organizing toolkit

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to meet
  • tight and competing deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • Working knowledge of political campaign structure
  • Familiarity with campaign technology drive for working with new digital tools/programs quickly strongly preferred
  • Ability to work long and irregular hours, including nights and weekends
  • Good sense of humor and ability to adapt to a fast paced, changing work environment
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable motor vehicle
  • Previous campaign experience is preferred, but not required

Please email resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Digital

Organizer” in the subject line.

2018 CAMPAIGN FOR OHIO TRAINING AND SPECIAL PROJECTS DIRECTOR

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced professional to fill the role of Training & Special Projects Director for the Campaign for Ohio in 2018. The Campaign for Ohio will work with all Democratic Candidates on the ballot in 2018 to reelect Senator Sherrod Brown, and take back Ohio’s Executive Offices.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive training program with clear curriculum,
    goals, and timelines
  • Work closely with the Field Director to establish coaching needs and produce ongoing training materials
  • Develop and lead trainings for staff and volunteers
  • Assist the HQ Team with Special Projects as they arise

Qualifications:

  • At least two cycles of issue or electoral organizing and one cycle in management preferred
  • Experience implementing training within a large-scale field program
  • Ability to work collaboratively with senior staff across departments
  • Experience with managing large groups of staff and volunteers
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment while completing projects under tight deadlines

Application Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter, three professional references and a writing sample, with Training & Special Projects Director in the subject line, to Sarah Ross at [email protected]  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

DEPUTY DIGITAL DIRECTOR

The Ohio Democratic Party (ODP) is currently accepting applications for the position of Deputy Digital Director. Must-have: a positive attitude and thrive managing competing, urgent priorities and multiple complex projects at the same time.

Responsibilities:

  • Websites
    • Update ODP website and related microsites
    • Build and maintain customized WordPress microsites
  • Social Media
    • Modern understanding of social media platforms and paid/organic growth
    • Produce engaging written content and graphics for social media
    • Pitch new and exciting ways to lead in this sphere
    • Work directly on ODP’s acquisition and digital ads program
    • Track, evaluate and report on metrics
  • Email
    • Write, test, and send email fundraising copy
    • Create graphic and video/social watch & share emails
    • Help mange Ohio Democrats’ CRMs
    • Produce regular analytics reports
  • Photo/Video
    • Capture photo/video/audio content at rallies and events across the state of Ohio
    • Proven ability to capture engaging content and repurpose quickly for social media and email

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working in one more more election cycles on a digital team for a candidate, advocacy group or non-profit
  • You are a strong and confident writer and copy-editor
  • You are a strong communicator and positive thinker
  • You have experience working with a political or non-profit CRM (BlueStateDigital, Action Network, Action Kit, Salsa, etc)
  • You have experience working with WordPress, Drupal, Joomla or other content management systems
  • You understand basic HTML and CSS and/or modifying WordPress templates
  • You are willing to work extensive hours, including nights and weekends with some travel
  • You are passionate about progressive causes and Democratic politics
  • You have a strong sense of good design / best practice and have proficiency in Photoshop and the Adobe suite.

The Deputy Digital Director reports directly to the Digital Director. Travel may be required, and the position requires possession of personal transportation.
If you are an interested candidate, please submit your resume (with two work references), cover letter and related work samples to HR Director Sarah Ross at [email protected] by April 30, 2018.

OHDC CAMPAIGN MANAGERS

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus is currently taking applications to place Campaign Managers in targeted races across the state.

Resumes and cover letters should be submitted by Friday April 6th to be considered for our first round of placement.  Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled. 

Description & Details

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is the only organization solely dedicated to electing a Democratic House in Ohio. From grassroots organizing to candidate recruitment to providing campaign funds for tight races, the OHDC is working hard all year, every year to elect Democrats.

Position Summary 

  • Campaign Managers will be in charge of formulating a winning message for their candidate that connects them with local voters, and draws a sharp contrast from his or her opponent;
  • Campaign Managers will need to manage a campaign budget and field plan;
  • Campaign Managers will have to determine where to target limited resources;
  • Campaign Managers will manage all aspects of the campaign – finance, press, field, research, new media, scheduling, event planning, and compliance.

Required Skills 

  • Candidate must have at least 1 cycle of campaign experience;
  • Candidate must be well-organized, professional, and punctual;
  • Candidate must have to ability to delegate work to his or her team;
  • Candidate must have strong writing and strong communications skills;
  • Candidate must be willing to work long hours;
  • Candidate must function well in collaborative and team-oriented work environments;
  • Candidate must have previous campaign experience, ideally in a variety of positions within a campaign;
  • Candidate must be able to function well in high-stress situations;
  • Candidate must be willing to relocate as necessary and have means of reliable transportation.

Benefits and Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Nick Tuell at [email protected]  Resumes and cover letters should be submitted by April 6th to be considered for first round of placement. Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.

 

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2018 COORDINATED CAMPAIGN REGIONAL FIELD DIRECTORS

The 2018 Ohio Democratic Coordinated Campaign is seeking highly motivated, experienced Regional Field Directors for our statewide organizing program.

Responsibilities:

Regional Field Directors (RFDs) will primarily be responsible for managing a team of Field Organizers who recruit, train, and manage volunteers. Additional responsibilities include developing regional organizing plans that both reflect the needs and realities of their region and fit with the statewide field plan. RFDs will also oversee the hiring, training, and management of FOs for their region as well as coaching FOs to cultivate and develop volunteer teams. Reports to Deputy Field Director 

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously
  • At least two cycles of organizing experience and one cycle of staff management experience are strongly preferred
  • Own a vehicle or other reliable mode of transportation
  • Working knowledge of the structure of political campaigns and familiarity with VoteBuilder
  • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting

Application Procedure:

Please send resume and a brief cover letter Sarah Ross at [email protected].  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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.

FINANCE DIRECTOR – CONGRESSIONAL

Progressive, well-connected, military veteran candidate for competitive midwest congressional campaign (OH-16) is seeking a creative and dedicated finance director for the 2018 cycle.

Job Description:

  • Developing fundraising goals and fundraising strategy
  • Researching and preparing call sheets
  • Staffing daily call time
  • Organizing, executing, and staffing fundraising events
  • Coordinating outside group fundraising strategies

Qualifications:

  • At least one cycle of campaign finance experience preferred
  • NGP experience preferred
  • The ideal candidate will be organized and meticulous, love a fast-paced work environment, and have a good sense of humor
  • Must be willing to move to the District for the duration of campaign

Competitive salary and benefits based on experience.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].

 

CAMPAIGN MANAGER IN CENTRAL OHIO

A progressive candidate is seeking a top-quality campaign manager for a county wide race in Central Ohio for the 2018 campaign season.  We seek a highly organized, detail-oriented, self-starter with

proven leadership skills to help us achieve a Democratic victory in Central Ohio.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Managing the day to day operations of the campaign
  • Creating and executing the campaign budget
  • Motivating and managing staff and consultants on a day-to-day basis
  • Coordinating of campaign communications
  • Maintaining political relationships throughout the region

Required Skills:

  • Minimum experience of a campaign cycle
  • Experience with fundraising, campaign budgets
  • Management or leadership experience desired
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Great organizational and communications skills with a strong commitment to follow-up.
  • Strategic thinking and planning abilities

Timeline:

Candidate is looking for campaign manager to start no later than January 2018

Compensation

Compensation and benefits will be competitive and negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

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

CAMPAIGN FOR OHIO – FELLOWS

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking ambitious and hard-working fellows for the Campaign for Ohio.  The Campaign for Ohio will work with Democratic Candidates up and down the ticket in 2018 to reelect Senator Sherrod Brown, and take back Ohio’s Statewide Offices.

Gain firsthand experience in a top-tier, fast paced campaign environment, led by professionals from the across the country. If you are enthusiastic about politics and want to learn about electing Democrats, this is the way to learn how a campaign works.

Fellows will be responsible for helping Organizers with various facets of the Campaign’s daily operations.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Recruiting and organizing volunteers in your community
  • Learning how to utilize digital organizing tools
  • Attending and working campaign events
  • Working with local community leaders to facilitate outreach
  • Engaging in voter outreach and data integrity
  • Having fun and making a difference in your community!

 

The ideal candidate must be high energy, efficient, well-organized and be able to think on their 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.

These positions will be available out in the 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, with an expectation of a 10 hour commitment per week.

This rewarding opportunity is a non-paid fellowship, but can frequently be applied toward credit for school. Fellows will gain invaluable battleground experience, and is ideal for any student considering a future in politics.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

OHDC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The Ohio House Democratic Caucus (OHDC) is currently seeking motivated, politically-minded individuals to join the OHDC Internship Program for the 2018 election cycle. Interns will work directly with a Democratic candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives. 

Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to have the following qualities:

  • Interest in politics, government, campaigns and/or public affairs
  • Ability to multitask and adapt to a fast-paced environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; ability to multitask and manage time effectively
  • Strong attention to detail

Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Work with the caucus on upkeep and maintenance of donor database
  • Donor research
  • Produce weekly news clips of House candidates and opponents
  • Analysis of campaign data
  • Direct voter contact by phone and/or door
  • Other duties as needed

Ohio House Democratic Caucus interns are expected to gain the following skills:

  • Wide ranging-knowledge of campaign strategy and targeting
  • Research and tracking techniques
  • Data tracking and upkeep
  • Familiarity with NGP VAN and VoteBuilder software

Application Process

Applicants should submit a resume to Nick Tuell at [email protected]

with a subject line: “Internship Application”. Please include your availability and location.

Placement is flexible depending on your location.

 

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERNS for 2018

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking Digital Communications Interns to support our coordinated campaign efforts.  We are currently focused on critical issues facing Democrats in Ohio as well as on national, statewide, various local and issue based campaigns.  As a digital intern, you will work to support the overall messaging strategy for the Ohio Democratic Party.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the writing, production, publishing and content across email, social media, and websites
  • Write and load emails for fundraising and GOTV efforts
  • Create social media/digital content
  • Monitor social media
  • Provide research support for digital communication campaigns
  • Assist in publishing of website content
  • Monitor website performance and traffic patterns
  • Provide general support functions to Communications team

Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of social media platforms
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Be efficient and well organized
  • Be able to multi-task and think on your feet; work well with deadlines
  • A good ”eye for design”
  • Be strongly committed to Democratic ideals

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

INTERNS

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. This rewarding and valuable opportunity is a non-paid internship, but can frequently be applied toward credit for school.

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