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Political Director

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.


  • Washington, DC

Position Type:

  • Full-time/Regular
  • 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.

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