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Press Secretary Austin, Texas
Distributed Voter Registration Program Manager Austin, Texas
Relational Organizing Program Manager Remote (Texas preferred)
Poll Watcher Program Manager Austin, Texas preferred (Remote possible)
Resume Bank Austin, Texas
Political Internship Austin, Texas
Special Deputy Voter Protection Directors for Democracy Defense Austin, Texas

 


 

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.

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. 

Poll Watcher Program Manager

The Texas Democratic Party is hiring a talented Poll Watcher Program Manager, who will build a strong team of volunteers including attorneys, legal professionals, and advocates to observe polling places in all corners of the state. The Poll Watcher Manager will join our Voter Protection Team, which is working to ensure that all eligible voters are able to cast their ballot. Our right to vote is fundamental to all that we hope to accomplish; the Poll Watcher Manager is a crucial organizing role that will develop, implement, and manage a robust poll watching program that is critical to ensuring free and fair elections in Texas.

Core Responsibilities

As our Poll Watcher Manager, you will spearhead the statewide poll watcher program, which will involve: 

  • Recruiting a robust team of volunteer attorneys, legal professionals, and advocates who will serve as poll watchers during the Early Voting period and on Election Day. 
  • Managing, and leading phone banks to recruit and confirm poll watchers.
  • Cultivating relationships with community organizations and other allies, including faith organizations, colleges and universities, bar associations, and local business leaders to recruit volunteers. 
  • Managing the team’s data and assigning volunteers to their roles and shifts using the VAN/VoteBuilder, Mobilize and LBJ softwares.  
  • Training and supporting poll watchers.
  • Maintaining communication with volunteers between signup and Election Day, engaging them on voting rights issues and informing them about opportunities to support the team’s work prior to Early Vote and Election Day.
  • Using digital tools to engage new volunteers, educate voters, and highlight our work on the ground.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Voter Protection Organizing Director

Preferred Experience

We’re seeking an experienced community or political organizer who is committed to protecting voting rights.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will identify as:

  • A strong, data-driven organizer and/or political operative: Demonstrated ability to stand up large-scale, diverse volunteer organizations that effectively deliver results by motivating and holding volunteers accountable for their goals. Adept at using data to inform strategy development, monitor progress to goal, and report on and analyze outcomes, including familiarity with VAN/Votebuilder, Excel/Google Sheets, Mobilize and other organizing tools.
  • Excellent collaborator: ​The ideal candidate communicates with stakeholders early and often, closes the loop quickly on outstanding issues, and manages up and across to their colleagues, manager, and other team leaders.
  • Strong lens and judgment on issues of race and equity: Clearly and consistently articulates a sophisticated understanding of racial equity and structural racism as it relates to the work we do and how we operate internally at the Texas Democratic Party. Organizes from a racial justice perspective, with emphasis on voter suppression’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
  • Strong commitment to Democratic values.

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

Required Tools

  • A reliable cell phone

Compensation & Logistics

  • Start Date: August 1, 2022
  • Employment Type: Cycle through November 2022
  • Location: Austin, TX preferred (Remote possible)
  • Salary: $4,350 – $5,000/month
  • Benefits: 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

Political Internship

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking Political Interns for the Fall 2022 term. You will learn about modern political campaigns and play a role in our coordinated campaign effort to elect Democrats up and down the ballot across the entire state of Texas. Interns will get the opportunity to conduct research, work with VAN, assist with talking points, create social media content, and support special projects as needed. 

 

About You

This is an entry level position, though competitive candidates will have some prior political experience. Please see the requirements below:

  • Excellent communicator
  • You are passionate about electing Democrats up and down the ballot across the state of Texas
  • You’re responsible and can complete projects in a timely manner, ask questions when they arise, and can ask for help when needed
  • Can work independently or as part of a team

 

Requirements

  • Access to a computer or laptop
  • Enrollment in an accredited college or university
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination

 

The internship will begin on August 15, 2022 and conclude in December 2022. 

 

Location: Austin, Texas

Compensation: $15 per hour

How to apply: Please click here to apply for this position.

 

Special Deputy Voter Protection Directors for Democracy Defense

DEPARTMENT: Voter Protection 

 

The DNC is seeking Special Deputy Voter Protection Directors for Democracy Defense to help ensure that every ballot is counted and that election results are certified. The Deputy will be deployed to a state and will be a key member of the state voter protection team team and will manage the state voter protection team’s efforts to counter or mitigate attempted subversion of the election process, including post-election review, tabulation, and certification of results. “Subversion” means efforts to stop votes from counting (including by blocking or changing the official count) or to block the certification of an election. A successful candidate will have a strong sense of personal initiative, respect for the sensitivity and confidentiality of information, the ability to balance multiple tasks with enthusiasm and positivity, and the ability to see programs and projects through from inception to completion.  

 

Responsibilities/Duties: 

  • Spearhead anti-subversion efforts in a state.
  • Become an expert in the state’s election law and procedure in order to develop strategies and programming to counter efforts to subvert election results, including post-election strategies and operations. This includes, but is not limited to matters related to ballot chase and cure, vote count, canvass, recount, and certification. You will organize monitoring of these areas and advocate for proper law to be followed for each stage of the post-election process.
  • Prepare memos on various ballot chase and cure, vote count, canvass, recount, and certification processes, including potential pitfalls.
  • Track subversion efforts and work with state and national teams to develop and execute organizing and legal strategies to counter these efforts.
  • Interact on subversion issues with state and local election administrators.
  • Monitor proposed and active legislation, litigation, and regulations that impact post-election operations or create opportunities for subversion.

 

Skills:

  • Skilled attorney with strong legal research and writing abilities; as well as a solid understanding of organizing principles;
  • Ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment;  
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals;
  • Creative, versatile, and action-oriented problem solver;
  • Work collaboratively with other departments, such as data, political, organizing and communications to accomplish goals; and 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with experience giving public presentations.

 

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctor degree or prior experience managing/administering post-election activities.
  • Prior experience in campaigns or non-profits is preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced  24/7 organization.   
  • Strong commitment and passion in advancing the Democratic agenda and strengthening the Democratic Party.

 

Travel may be required.

 

How to apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should 1) showcase your interest in the position and vision for this position; 2) share your unique skill sets and qualifications; and 3) highlight the requirements listed above.

Apply here



The DNC is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC 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 disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the hiring process and on the job, as required by applicable law. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

 

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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