Working America – Washington, DC
The Political Director is a national headquarters position that leads the development, implementation, and oversight of Working America s electoral and issue campaigns. The Political Director works closely with the Executive Director and other programmatic departments to direct Working America s field and digital assets to meet organizational and campaign goals and objectives. The Political Director is also responsible for helping conceive and execute clinical experiments, build and expand the organization s profile in the political space, manage relationships, and support outreach as needed.
Reports to: Executive Director
- Oversee all aspects of campaign planning and implementation including campaign conception, research, assessment and analysis, plan development, and management;
- Effectively recommend on hiring, promoting, discharging, disciplining, evaluating and participating in grievance handling for all Political staff;
- Work with Field leadership team to develop canvass raps and questions for campaign execution;
- Support and manage the development and production of campaign materials;
- Work with political and programmatic teams to develop and implement in-cycle clinical experiments and conduct ongoing analysis with the goal of improving campaign design and execution;
- Alongside the Deputy Director, serve as lead coordinator among various departments including Political, Campaigns, Field, Data, Communications, Legal, and Administration on implementation and execution of new campaigns;
- Help manage relationships with stakeholders;
- Conduct and support political and programmatic teams on outreach;
- Manage vendor relationships as needed;
- Other duties as assigned.
- 7-10 years of experience managing electoral campaigns or political programs;
- Experience with strategic planning and implementation of field canvass to support electoral and issue campaigns including voter contact and GOTV operations;
- Advanced user knowledge of NGP VAN, Catalist, and other data platforms and tools;
- Familiarity with the structure and workings of the labor movement and progressive infrastructure;
- Ability to work independently in politically-sensitive and high-pressure environments;
- Ability to manage and direct staff and work across departments;
- Excellent problem-solving and relational skills;
- Strong written and verbal communication skills;
- Ability to travel on a regular basis as needed;
- Must be able to work irregular and long hours.
- FLSA classification: Non-exempt
Starting salary is $105,000. Includes medical insurance and 401(k) with employer contribution. Working America is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to [email protected], or fax a resume and cover letter to 202-508-6992.