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Regional Political Director

Company: Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: October 13, 2019

Job Description:

Democratic Legislative Campaign CommitteeThe Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee's mission is to win Democratic majorities and build Democratic power in state legislatures.In the 2018 cycle, Democrats flipped over 400 state legislative seats and gained eight new Democratic majorities. This is the most chambers flipped since the 2006 cycle, and the most seats flipped by Democrats in a generation. Nearly 1,250 of the Democrats elected to their state legislatures in 2018 were women, and more than 900 were candidates of color.As the only organization exclusively committed to electing Democrats to state legislatures all over the country, the DLCC has been working with state legislative leaders for over two decades to invest strategically in state programs and build the Democratic Party from the ground up.Regional Political DirectorThe Regional Political Director is a member of the DLCC's Political Department and leads DLCC engagement in assigned states to capture or maintain legislative majorities and to build Democratic power in states.A successful Regional Political Director builds and maintains caucus and ally relationships; collects and analyzes political information and intelligence to enable effective DLCC support; and executes DLCC's programs, interests and needs with in-state actors. DLCC Regional Political Directors collaborate with one another to identify and instill best practices and work across departments to ensure that DLCC is achieving its objectives and vision.This position reports to the Deputy National Political Director. Significant travel is required.The Regional Political Director is expected to model the values of DLCC:

  • Credibility
  • Teamwork
  • Results Driven
  • Risk
  • InclusiveResponsibilities include: Deliver campaign tools and services that enable caucuses to adopt best campaign practices:
    • Use available data and political intelligence to advise state legislative leaders and caucus staff on the path to retain or obtain Democratic majorities.
    • Regularly assess caucus performance against best practices and standards considering the state specific context.
    • Provide coaching, training, and feedback to caucuses to implement campaign best practices and address needed changes to caucus campaign programs and to help caucus programs meet DLCC investment standards.
    • Analyze resource allocation requests and ensure alignment with the scale of opportunity and departmental priorities.
    • Report state-by-state political lay of the land to Deputy National Political Director, including contributions and engagement recommendations within a defined set states.
    • Continue professional development to remain up to date on the latest campaign tools and techniques.Ensure DLCC remains the authority on state legislative campaigns:
      • Be the DLCC authority on assigned states.
      • Pursue tactics that provide timely, accurate availability of data for DLCC and state caucus use.
      • Be accountable for the accuracy and timeliness of political intelligence.
      • Consistently use DLCC reporting systems and respond to requests for information from other departments in a timely fashion.Manage DLCC Relationships in States:
        • Maintain accurate and up to date profiles/analyses of organizations and individuals that are integral to achieving Democratic state legislative majorities in assigned states.
        • Develop and maintain strong relationships with caucus leaders and Democratic Legislative leaders.
        • Develop and maintain partnerships with caucus staff.
        • Identify like-minded organizations and individuals that are key to building Democratic state legislative majorities and build alliances.
        • Serve as a connector between DLCC departments and state-based individuals and organizations to achieve organizational objectives.
        • Track organizational asks for legislators, including but not limited to DLCC event attendance, fundraising asks and brand ambassador opportunities.
        • Model internal department processes and procedures.
        • Identify fundraising opportunities in states, both for the legislative caucus program and for DLCC.
        • Other duties as assigned.Expected Outcomes:
          • DLCC has impactful and influential relationships in assigned states.
          • DLCC has actionable political information and intelligence in assigned states.
          • Legislative campaigns are modeling best practices.Salary for the Regional Political Director position is $85,000-110,000, commensurate with experience. In addition, the DLCC offers a generous benefits package, including fully paid health/vision/dental insurance, an up to 6% retirement contribution, transit and FSA subsidies, and more.Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to via email by October 21, 2019. The DLCC may review applications after this deadline in limited circumstances, however this is not a guarantee that your application will be considered it if not submitted by October 21, 2019. Reference "Regional Political Director" and your name in the subject line. No calls, please.The DLCC 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 DLCC 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, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, personal appearance, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, or any other legally protected basis. The DLCC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.Qualifications:
            • At least three cycles of campaign experience.
            • At least two cycles managing staff.
            • Experience working with state legislative campaign staff is preferred.
            • Experience working directly with candidates.
            • Experience fundraising and managing a budget is preferred.
            • Outstanding relationship building and analytical skills.
            • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
            • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks appropriately.Requirements:The requirements, including but not limited to physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All DLCC employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. Many roles at the DLCC include business travel expectations, and most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email.Essential Functions of the role of Regional Political Director include:
              • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in-person with stakeholders.
              • This position requires the employee to travel to targeted states more than 50% of the time, to attend events, meetings, and conferences offsite, hosted by key collaborators in a variety of physical settings.
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