CAMPAIGN FOR OHIO – DEPUTY COORDINATED DIRECTOR

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

Reports to: Coordinated Campaign Director

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with reconciling and tracking the Coordinated Campaign budget
  • Supervise Supply orders and regional supply budgets
  • Acquiring office space
  • Track technology purchases
  • Manage 2 full time operations staff
  • Work seamlessly with the party operations staff

Qualifications:

  • 3+ cycles of electoral organizing or operations experience
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Experience in managing and tracking budgets, supply orders, and office inventory
  • Management experience preferred
  • Ability to work collaboratively with partner organizations, complete projects under tight deadlines, and maintain a positive attitude

Application Procedure:

Please send resume, cover letter, three professional references and a writing sample, with Deputy Coordinated 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.

CAMPAIGN FOR OHIO – DISTRIBUTED ORGANIZING DIRECTOR

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

The Distributed Organizing Director will work closely with Field and Coordinated directors to target potential groups for digital engagement in and out of state.  The Distributed Director will play a strategic role in the use of SMS, peer-to-peer email, online phone banking, distributed canvassing tools and digital volunteer engagement.

Reports to: Coordinated Campaign Director

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a statewide Distribute Organizing Program
  • Work with coordinated director to develop distributed volunteer management program
  • Hire and manage a team of highly motivated, experienced organizers
  • Manage strategic use of P2P SMS, Email and Social media use
  • Work with stakeholders to push candidate and state party digital content

Qualifications:

  • At least two cycles of issue or electoral organizing and one cycle in management preferred
  • Experience implementing field program including: setting and enforcing goals, developing trainings, and volunteer management
  • Ability to work collaboratively with partner organizations, complete projects under tight deadlines, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Working knowledge of voter persuasion and identification programs, and Get Out the Vote
  • Experience organizing in partnership with communities of color

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references in a single PDF document to [email protected] with “Distributed Organizing Director” in the subject line.

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.

CAMPAIGN FOR OHIO – DATA AND ANALYTICS DIRECTOR

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

Reports to: Coordinated Campaign Director

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage targeted voter contact universes in conjunction with relevant consultants, coordinated director, and field Director.
  • Manage daily, weekly and monthly reporting on required metrics from Vote Builder, P2P text tools, P2P email tools and any other relevant field tools
  • Providing clear, concise reports to the field director, coordinated director, affiliated campaigns, and coordinated partners.
  • Manage a highly-motivated team of data professionals

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will have worked at least once cycle as a deputy data director or data associate, and one cycle in field.
  • Strong analytical mindset and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical individuals
  • Ability to keep a cool head under pressure
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Proficiency in SQL, QGIS, and R preferred
  • Experience using data visualization tools like Tableau and Platform
  • Strong ability to work under tight deadlines and adapt quickly to changing work priorities
  • Capacity and desire to work long hours in a campaign setting

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references in a single PDF document to [email protected] with “Data and Analytics Director” in the subject line.

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.

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.

POLITICAL DIRECTOR

The Ohio Democratic Party is seeking a Political Director.  The Political Director is responsible for:

  • Planning and supervising the execution of the ODP Political Outreach Program statewide.
  • Implementing a political strategy for local elected leaders, county parties, allied organizations, and activists.
  • Supporting 2018 campaigns with strategic planning and tactical training.
  • Working with other ODP departments to ensure that the ODP and its campaigns have the support of key stakeholders, local leaders and opinion makers as well as elected officials.
  • Building relationships with local leaders, key stakeholders, county chairs and activists in preparation for a statewide campaign effort.
  • Building a strong party for future years and election cycles.

This position reports to the Engagement Director with substantial involvement from the Executive Director of the ODP.

Qualified candidates may have:

  • A minimum of at least three (3) years of political experience;
  • At least one full cycle in statewide races, state-based organizations or congressional races;
  • Experience in managing staff; and
  • Ohio experience a plus.

The position is highly collaborative and crucial to ODP achieving its mission of electing Democrats up and down the ballot in 2018. Thus, the Political 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].

DEPUTY FINANCE DIRECTOR

The Ohio Democratic Party has an immediate opening for a 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 help execute finance strategy by managing a portfolio of donors, major events and special projects, and coordinating closely with the Finance Director. Specifically, the Deputy will be responsible for:

  • Executing fundraising and stewardship events
  • Managing portfolio of donors
  • Managing special fundraising projects
  • Coordinating digital fundraising
  • Supporting the call time program, including donor research, debriefing and prospecting
  • Staffing principles at fundraising meetings and events

The Deputy Finance Director will have responsibility for implementing fundraising plans and meeting performance milestones, with continual progress toward larger organizational goals. Additionally, he or she 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 years prior fundraising experience – political preferred
  • Prior experience with planning fundraising events
  • Prior experience with call time preferred
  • Ability to manage details and stay on top of multiple tasks, large and small, at once
  • Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills – the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere
  • Ability to adapt and remained focused on goals and outcomes
  • A strong commitment to Democratic ideals and issues
  • Effective computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite and NGP preferred
  • Social media skills

The Deputy Finance Director should be prepared to take on any and all additional duties as assigned. Working night and weekend events and statewide travel are required.

Application Procedure:

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

The Ohio Democratic Party 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.

 

 

STATEWIDE CAMPAIGN – POLITICAL DIRECTOR

Job Overview:

The Political Director will be responsible for writing and executing the campaign’s statewide political engagement plan. From elected officials, to allies in labor and the progressive community to grassroots level supporters, the political director will be responsible for building coalitions and utilizing them to help the campaign achieve its goals. The Political Director will report to the Campaign Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify and build support across key constituencies.
  • Keep current supporters from elected officials, to labor allies to grassroots activists up to date on the campaign’s message and operation.
  • Work with the Communications Director to develop a network of validators and surrogates across key constituencies and assist with earned media opportunities.
  • Work with the finance team to maximize fundraising potential from political supporters.
  • Work with allied campaigns and organizations to plan and execute events.
  • Support the paid media plan by developing a network of public validators.
  • Other duties as needed.

 Qualifications:

  • Fixer – ability to creatively problem solve on-the-fly, especially under pressure.
  • Knowledge of Ohio politics preferred and ability to pick up political dynamics quickly required.
  • Ability to build relationships across a diverse set of constituencies.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and willing to work campaign hours, including nights and weekends with some travel.
  • Experience with VoteBuilder and/or NGP is a plus.
  • At least one cycle of Ohio experience required. 

Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a resume to [email protected]

 

 

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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].

FINANCE DIRECTOR – RICK NEAL FOR CONGRESS

Job: Finance Director position for Rick Neal for Congress in Central/Southern Ohio.

Background: Ohio’s 15th Congressional District covers 12 counties in Ohio including parts of Columbus, Ohio (the fastest growing city in the Midwest) and all of Athens, Ohio which also has Ohio University.

Responsibilities: Rick Neal for Congress is seeking a Finance Director. The Finance Director will lead the fundraising and development goals that include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and execute strategic finance plan which includes events
  • Principal call time
  • Low-dollar online solicitations and direct mail
  • Oversee principal call time and other activities to hit raise targets and deadlines
  • Execute and manage donor research and expand principal’s new donor networks;
  • Supervise work of staff, interns and volunteers as well as finance consultants;
  • Manage follow up on all correspondence and pledges;
  • Work closely with compliance staff

Qualifications

  • 2+ cycles of campaign finance experience, previous statewide or congressional campaign finance experience or equivalent
  • Must have event planning experience
  • Experience managing staff preferred
  • Knowledge of NGP, BSD and Excel
  • Must have strong written and communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Federal campaign and ethics finance law
  • Donor prospecting and research experience preferred
  • Prior experience with targeting contributors and follow up management
  • Excellent attention to detail and highly organized
  • Time management skills are a must
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends

Compensation: Range of $4,000-$5,000/month with benefits; Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: To apply, please email [email protected] with “Finance Director Application” in the title along with your cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Positions accepted on a rolling basis.

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].

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].