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Organizing Director Austin, TX
Targeting Director Austin, TX
Fellowship: Filming & Video Editing Austin, TX
Internships Austin, TX

Organizing Director

Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country, and Texas Democrats are poised to win. The polls are showing Donald Trump loses to a Democratic champion and we are in a dead heat for the United States Senate.

The TDP is seeking a top-tier, self-motivated, and innovative Organizing Director who will be responsible for creating a strategic field plan (in collaboration with party and political leadership), building an ambitious volunteer development program, and executing a massive statewide voter turnout operation. This person will work closely with the political, data, and training departments to develop and execute 2019 and 2020 programs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Developing a volunteer-driven voter contact program that supports electoral efforts up-and-down-the-ballot
  • Training, managing, and supporting a team of regionally distributed organizers and managers dedicated to expanding our volunteer base capacity
  • Training, managing, and supporting a special team of organizers focused on registering, training, and mobilizing core Democratic constituencies
  • Fostering an organizational culture of accountability, sustainability, respect, and excellence
  • Working collaboratively with other senior staff to ensure all departments are creating something greater than the sum of its parts

Requirements include:

  • Three cycles of organizing experience (electoral, advocacy, political or union organizing)
  • At least two years of experience managing staff
  • Superior project management skills, including effective task delegation and tracking, and familiarity with collaborative task management tools
  • Demonstrated history of excellent staff management, including staff training
  • Proficiency with voter registration efforts, base-vote and get-out-the-vote drives
  • Ability to communicate priorities, needs and expectations up and down the chain of command
  • Strong lateral management skills
  • Proficiency with organizing tools, including Votebuilder/VAN, MobilizeAmerica, and/or texting platforms
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate with different types of stakeholders, from high level elected officials to grassroots activists
  • An absolute commitment to complete the 2020 cycle at the Texas Democratic Party

Preferred background and experience:

  • Experience organizing in communities of color and/or non-English-speaking communities
  • Leadership position within a state party
  • Texas ties and/or battleground state experience

Send resume, cover letter to [email protected] using the subject line: “Organizing Director: (First Name, Last Name)”.


Targeting Director

Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country, and Texas Democrats are poised to win. The TDP is seeking a top-tier, self-motivated, and innovative Targeting Director who will be responsible for developing a model that will determine which voters campaigns and partners should be talking to this cycle. The model will enable campaigns to fully understand their path to victory, and maximize the effectiveness of their voter outreach. This person will work closely with the data, organizing, campaign services, and training departments to execute our winning strategy. They will report to the Data and Analytics Director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Building and maintaining a Texas partisanship model, including gathering and cleaning input data, training model, and re-running the model after every vote file update
  • Developing statewide targets for county parties and campaigns, including trainings and materials to explain targets
  • Hiring and managing team of 4-6 targeting analysts, who will each be responsible for developing targets for 8-10 races

Requirements include:

  • 5+ years of experience working as a software developer and/or data scientist
  • 2+ years of experience managing staff
  • Experience developing models using machine learning
  • Professional experience with Python, R, Gitlab / Github, and SQL
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, and experience explaining technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • An absolute commitment to working at the Texas Democratic Party through November 2020

Preferred background and experience:

  • Political or electoral experience, including having volunteered with campaigns
  • Passion to learn

This is a cycle job, expected to last through the 2020 election. The position will be based in Austin, Texas. This position pays $55-60k depending on experience and will include healthcare benefits.

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] using the subject line: “Targeting Director: (First Name Last Name)”.


Fellowship: Filming & Video Editing

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking a part-time, self-motivated, and ready to learn fellow in its Training Department. This fellow will be responsible for filming and editing training videos and other visual content. The fellowship will run for three months and applicants must have access to a laptop with the appropriate capacity to do this work. They will report to the training and programming director.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing shooting script and raw material to create a shot decision list based on content and contribution to continuity
  • Working with staff and content experts to plan, manage and film-specific videos and sections for videos
  • Edit film pieces in a way that is invisible to the audience, including: trimming footage segments and put together the sequence for each training/video
  • Input music, graphics, and effects
  • Create rough and final cuts

Requirements include:

  • Proven experience as a video editor (work, volunteer, or hobby)
  • Some experience with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Avid Media Composer, Lightworks, Premiere, After Effects and Final Cut)
  • Demonstrable video editing ability
  • Creative mind and storytelling skills

This will be a part-time, temporary fellowship. Fellows do not need to receive college credit for their work, but they must be students at an accredited university or college. The fellow will work no more than 20 hours per week and be paid a flat fee for the entirety of their work. The pay level will depend on their year of university.

Send resume and cover letter to [email protected] using the subject line: “Video Editing Fellow: (First Name Last Name)”.


Internship Program

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking Political Interns. Interns will gain hands-on experience working at the Texas Democratic Party’s statewide headquarters located in Austin. This is not just another paper-pushing internship — 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 be asked to research campaign districts, help create campaign plans, contribute to our communications strategy, and help plan and execute candidate training. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Interns will receive a small stipend and must be eligible to receive college credit. No calls, please.


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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