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Communications Director Austin, Texas (preferred)
Press Secretary Austin, Texas
Texas Coordinated Campaign Director Austin, Texas
Distributed Voter Registration Program Manager Austin, Texas
Relational Organizing Program Manager Remote (Texas preferred)
Resume Bank Austin, Texas

 

Communications Director

The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) seeks a Communications Director to manage the overall messaging strategy, act as spokesperson for the TDP when appropriate, maintain and grow connections and relationships with the local, state and national press, and work alongside Democratic candidates and allies to hold Republicans accountable while sharing Democratic priorities and messages. The Communications Director will also be expected to contribute on several office-wide projects including large-scale fundraisers, large events, elections, the Convention and other TDP gatherings.

The Communications Director is a senior member of the staff and will work closely with other senior staff and Party Leadership to set strategic goals and raise the profile of the TDP and our candidates. Additionally, the Communications Director will work closely with the digital team to keep all communications, messages, and branding clear and concise.

Job Details and Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing overarching communications strategy, plans and messages for the State Party;
  • Ensuring message continuity across all areas of communications programs;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with communications leaders amongst Party allies and the media;
  • Building and executing an aggressive statewide surrogate program;
  • Writing and editing external communications, including talking points, scripts, press releases, and op-eds;
  • Working with legislative leadership to take advantage of press opportunities;
  • Maintaining and updating media lists;
  • Monitoring and tracking local and national press for relevant stories and developments; and
  • Developing and deploying rapid responses.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent people, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously under strict deadlines;
  • Strong on-the-record expertise, as well as experience with campaign operations and political communications;
  • Adept at reviewing crafting plans from polling and messaging data;
  • Responsive and positive team player who enjoys the versatility and constant new challenges;
  • Proficient in Google Docs, media-monitoring software, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools; and
  • A strong commitment to Democratic values.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5-7 years working in political and/or advocacy communications;
  • Previous experience of at least one full campaign or advocacy campaign cycle working in a communications role;
  • Strong interest in Texas politics;
  • On-the-record experience;
  • Experience with social media and digital branding;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Demonstrated abilities in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.

Required Tools:

  • Reliable Transportation
  • A reliable laptop
  • A reliable cell phone

Salary: $80,000/year

How to Apply:  Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position. Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two writing samples.

Press Secretary

The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) is seeking a Press Secretary to work closely with the organization’s Communications Director, communications team, and other leaders to execute a long-term organizational communications vision and strategy. The Press Secretary will be experienced in pitching national, state, and local reporters, bloggers and broadcast media; and in writing press releases, statements and op-eds. The Press Secretary will also be expected to contribute on several office-wide projects including large-scale fundraisers, press conferences, large events, elections, the Convention and other TDP gatherings. Additionally, the Press Secretary will work closely with the digital team to keep all communications, messages, and branding clear and concise.

This position is preferred in Austin.

Job Details and Responsibilities:

  • Help oversee the organization’s daily press outreach, editing press releases, talking points, statements and op-eds as needed;
  • Daily tracking of state and national legislative efforts as it relates to the Democratic Party and issues facing our membership;
  • Identify rapid response opportunities daily and work with staff to implement response to them;
  • Build relationships with top national, state, and local reporters, producers, correspondents and editors;
  • Work with legislative leadership to take advantage of press opportunities;
  • Maintain and update media lists.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent people, written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously under strict deadlines;
  • Responsive and positive team player who enjoys versatility and constant new challenges;
  • Proficient in Google Docs, media-monitoring software, Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools; and
  • A strong commitment to Democratic values.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years working in political and/or advocacy communications;
  • Previous experience of at least one full campaign or advocacy campaign cycle working in a communications role;
  • Strong interest in Texas politics;
  • On-the-record experience;
  • Experience with social media and digital branding;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Demonstrated abilities in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.

Required Tools:

  • Reliable Transportation
  • A reliable laptop
  • A reliable cell phone

Salary: $62,000/year

How to Apply:  Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position. Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two writing samples.

Texas Coordinated Campaign Director

The Texas Democratic Party and Beto for Texas are seeking a Coordinated Campaign Director to develop and manage the 2022 coordinated statewide program. We are looking for a highly motivated, top-tier self-starter to manage coordination between various campaigns and stakeholders in addition to designing and implementing the coordinated program. The ideal candidate will be assertive and able to work quickly in rapidly changing and high-stress environments. Candidates should be comfortable dealing with sensitive information and maintain constant confidentiality. Candidates must be willing to travel and have dependable transportation.

Responsibilities: 

  • Design and direct overall coordinated program, in consultation with stakeholders, to meet electoral goals.
  • Manage the coordinated budget to optimize coordinated resources.
  • Build coordinated strategies on messaging, organizing, voter protection, operations, data and paid programming to ensure strategic imperatives are met.
  • Regularly convene the members of the coordinated campaign table to work towards shared priorities.
  • Create a reporting structure to ensure accountability of staff, programs, and activities by developing, setting, and implementing performance milestones, and ensuring these milestones are met and progress is continually demonstrated toward their fulfillment.
  • Advise on overall voter-contact strategy, including but not limited to voter-identification, voter-registration, and get-out-the-vote drives conducted by the coordinated campaign.
  • Work with the Data / Analytics team to set data-driven goals and develop a system to track progress to goals.
  • Maintain relationships with stakeholders including regular reporting and providing recurring updates as the coordinated campaign progresses.
  • Negotiate and manage vendor contracts for paid services.
  • Manage the development of a statewide coordinated GOTV plan to support Democrats up and down the ticket.
  • Build communication structures to collaborate, share information, and track progress toward goals with partnering campaigns, local parties, and state and national allies.
  • Regularly update and offer guidance to statewide campaign slate.
  • Proficiency in campaign and general technology including NPGVAN, Google Apps, Hustle, Microsoft Office apps, etc.

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of at least two (2) cycles of senior level organizing experience in federal, statewide, or advocacy campaigns is required
  • Record of working with national, state and local political players engaged in electoral strategies and programs
  • Experience managing multi-level staffing structures
  • Familiarity with Federal and State financial compliance
  • Ability to hire and manage diverse staff
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact professionally with staff and external stakeholders, from elected officials to grassroots activists
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Ability to work long, irregular hours, and maintain a positive attitude
  • General understanding of campaign finance laws and other applicable federal and state regulations governing coordinated campaigns

Salary & Benefits: 

  • This is an exempt position.
  • $96,000/ year
  • Healthcare eligibility on the first date of employment.
  • $50/month cell phone stipend

How to Apply:  Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position.

Distributed Voter Registration Program Manager

This person oversees a statewide program that coordinates with county parties, campaigns, and volunteers to register local voters.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the voter registration and data teams to research voter registration trends and develop targets for outreach
  • Create tracking systems to support volunteer-led voter registration
  • Curate and disseminate best practices for lit drops, canvasses, and other field activities
  • Identify the language access needs of the program and implement the program to support unregistered voters who need voter registration support in languages other than English
  • Work with super volunteers and party leaders to plan and troubleshoot program issues
  • Support other voter registration work, as needed/assigned

Required Skills:

  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience, in or outside of the political world
  • Experience as a canvasser or field organizer for an election or issue advocacy campaign
  • You have managed and organized data as part of your work — you are very comfortable with Google Forms and Google Sheets
  • You have experience working with coalitions
  • You are a team player who is good at building and maintaining bidirectional, collaborative professional relationships

Required Tools

  • Reliable transportation — You will be required to travel within the state to support the program

You will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day.

Compensation & Logistics

  • Reports To: Voter Registration Director
  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Salary: $55,000-$65,000/year
    Employee health insurance premiums paid fully by employer

How to Apply: 

Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position. 

Relational Organizing Program Manager

This person will manage a program that uses relational organizing tactics to reach voters. The program will have a paid component where you hire community members to engage their own networks in politics, including registering them to vote. The program will also have a volunteer-based component where you work with Democratic organizations and leaders across the state to engage their own networks.

Core Responsibilities

  • Hire and manage the paid staff for this program
  • Develop the systems, protocols, guides and resources to support both the paid and volunteer elements of the program
  • Design and develop recruitment tactics for paid relational voter registration staff members
  • Design and develop screening tactics to identify ideal paid relational voter registration candidates, in collaboration with the Operations Team
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of tools, strategies, and tactics used in the program and develop new options, where appropriate
  • Conduct regular check-ins with paid staff and provide coaching, guidance, and advice to support program success
  • Collaborate with the Data Team to effectively test the program in different communities and geographies and then analyze the results to provide  recommendations to senior staff on where and how to most effectively scale the program 
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Required Skills

  • Experience managing paid canvassers, phone bankers, or other staff for voter outreach (or similarly staffed program)
  • Experience organizing volunteers to do voter contact
  • You have a systems orientation to developing resources and tools that will scale as the program grows and you hire additional relational organizers
  • You have developed tools and resources for use in a campaign
  • Experience coaching staff from a variety of backgrounds, with a wide range of skills and experiences
  • Tech and data comfortable
  • Experience with digital organizing

Preferred Skills

  • Experience leading a relational organizing program in Texas or another state
  • Fluency in Spanish (written and spoken)

You will be asked to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your first day.

Required Tools

  • Reliable transportation

Compensation & Logistics

  • Reports To:Voter Registration Director
  • Location:: Remote (Texas preferred)
  • Salary: $55,000-$65,000/year
  • Employee health insurance premiums paid fully by employer

How to Apply: 

Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position. 

Texas Democrats Resume Bank

We welcome all aspiring staffers who want to work on a Democratic campaign in Texas in the 2022 cycle to submit your resume to the Texas Democrats’ Resume Bank! Whether you’re looking to be a campaign manager for a local city council race or do fundraising for a state legislative race, we want to help connect you to those opportunities. Submit your resume, and if you match the criteria that a campaign is looking for, we will send them your resume for their consideration. They may reach out to you about formally applying or interviewing if they think you’d be a good fit for their campaign.

More Details: txdem.co/blog-resume-bank

Submit your resume: txdem.co/resume-bank

The Texas Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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