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Deputy Finance Director Austin, Texas
Finance Director Austin, Texas
Digital Director Austin, Texas
Senior Press Secretary Austin, Texas
Deputy Director of Voter Protection & Assistant General Counsel Austin, Texas
Training Manager Austin, Texas
Regional Political Manager West Texas or Rio Grande Valley
Deputy Voter File Manager Austin, Texas
Apartment Program Manager Austin, Texas
Site-Based Registration Manager Austin, Texas
Relational Voter Registration Manager Austin, Texas
Community Voter Registration Lead Anywhere in Texas
Political Intern Austin, Texas
Resume Bank Austin, Texas

 

Deputy Finance Director

Description: The Texas Democratic Party seeks a Deputy Finance Director to help lead an expansive and growing State Party Finance Department. The Deputy Finance Director will report to the Finance Director, and work closely with the Co-Executive Directors, Convention Director, Operations Director and other senior staff to guide fundraising efforts, compliance with state and federal law, and implementation of fundraising events and the 2022 State Convention. Ideal candidates will possess strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills, in addition to understanding basic fundraising strategies. Familiarity with Texas politics is preferred but not required.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Develop, plan, and execute grassroots and high-dollar fundraising events, and coordinate logistics for raising across Texas.
  • Help oversee Call Time Program, conduct research on current and potential contributors, and conduct accurate and timely donor follow up and acknowledgement.
  • Work closely with members of other departments to prep for and participate in regular meetings to update existing high value stakeholders and funders as to the status of the Texas Democratic Party’s work.
  • Manage our data entry process through NGP and in coordination with our other database systems. 
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Finance Director, or Co-Executive Directors

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate numerous moving pieces and cross-departmental and cross-partner requests and concerns.
  • Help manage online Webstore, email program, and digital ads program in conjunction with the Finance Director, Digital Strategist and consultant team. 

Required Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized and committed to details, with an ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines at once
  • Familiarity with ActBlue and NGP, and other political databases
  • Excellent writing skills and computer skills, especially Excel and Google Spreadsheets

Required Tools: 

  • Reliable Transportation
  • A reliable laptop
  • A reliable cell phone 

Preferred Experience: 

  • Superior project management skills. Know how to plan a project or program, track progress, and adjust resources as needed. 
  • 1-2 cycles of campaign experience, preferably in a finance role. 
  • Willingness to travel in Texas and nationally.
  • Familiarity with Texas and Texas politics is helpful.

Start Date: TBD

Employment Type: Cycle

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $60,000/year

How to Apply: Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position. 

Finance Director

Description: The Texas Democratic Party is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to fill the position of Finance Director. This is a full time position based in Austin, TX. The Finance Director will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the other Co-Executive Director and department directors. The Finance Director is responsible for developing and executing the Party’s strategic fundraising plans, supervising both in-house and consultants, leading digital fundraising, and making continual progress towards larger organizational goals.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee finance plan creation & implementation for the Texas Democratic Party
  • Create and implement fundraising programs for varying donor constituencies
  • Cultivate major donor relationships
  • Lead fundraising event planning teams
  • Oversee Convention 2022, manage Convention Committee of the SDEC, and supervise Convention Director
  • Partner with Operations Director in budget creation & maintenance
  • Maintain strong relationships with Democratic elected officials, labor partners, and corporate lobby
  • Write and submit grant applications
  • Manage the finance and digital fundraising teams, and finance interns
  • Coordinate with digital ads consulting team, and major gifts consulting team
  • Work closely with the Chair, Finance Chair, and Executive Directors of the Party to implement fundraising strategies

Required Tools: 

  • Reliable Transportation
  • A reliable laptop
  • A reliable cell phone 

Preferred Experience: 

    Applicants should have 4 or more years of fundraising experience, and a demonstrated history in political fundraising. Applicants should be creative, self-starters who can juggle a variety of tasks and personalities. Ideal applicants will have a strong familiarity with NGP, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Drive.

Start Date: Immediately

Employment Type: This is a Texas based full-time position and will include some nights and weekends.

Salary: Starting salary is $80,000+ and open to negotiation.

How to Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter here.

Digital Director

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking a Digital Director to manage our cutting-edge digital program in Austin, Texas. The Digital Director will be expected to contribute to and lead key organization-wide projects including fundraisers, digital and in-person events, elections messaging and GOTV, the Texas Democratic Convention, and more.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about fighting Texas Republicans, working on the ground to build Texas Democratic Party digital infrastructure, and implementing cutting-edge digital programming.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Manage email program, social media, website, texting, and content programs, including managing, training, and mentoring staff;
  • Partner with the Senior Communications Director, senior staff, and Party Leadership to protect, build, and refine the Party brand;
  • Develop and implement Texas Democrats’ digital engagement strategy, including community mobilization, message amplification, and influencer engagement.
  • Lead Texas Democrats’ digital rapid response to major current events;
  • Oversee the writing, editing, and approving the content for our email list, social media platforms, video production, and shortcode texting platform;
  • Oversee maintenance of the Texas Democratic Party branding;
  • Manage website and creative assets for the 2022 Texas Democratic Convention;
  • Work with finance, political, and communications staff to achieve online programmatic goals;
  • Monitor social media and news outlets for breaking news and messaging opportunities; and
  • Perform other related duties as requested by the senior leadership.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills, including at least three years of experience directly managing paid staff;
  • At least three cycles of digital political work experience, demonstrating an ability to make smart, strategic decisions when faced with difficult political circumstances; 
  • Familiarity with digital and social media platforms and a sense of excitement for new innovations in digital communication, mobilization, and organizing;
  • Familiarity with online organizing platforms and/or website CMS & CRM (ActionKit, MobilizeAmerica, etc.); 
  • Previous experience with managing teams of 4 or more people;
  • Excellent people, written and verbal communications skills;
  • Responsive and positive team player who enjoys versatility and constant new challenges; 
  • Strong knowledge and experience using HTML/CSS, Django; Adobe Creative Suite;
  • SMS texting software & campaigns such as MobileCommons;
  • Comfortable working under deadline pressure; 
  • A willingness to work long hours as needed; and
  • A strong commitment to Democratic values.

Required Tools: 

  • Working laptop
  • Mobile phone
  • Reliable transportation 

Start Date: As soon as possible

Employment Type: This is a Texas based full-time position and will include some nights and weekends.

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $80,000+, open to negotiation

How to Apply: Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position. Attach a cover letter, resume, three references, and three writing samples including writing, graphics, or a digital campaign plan. 

Senior Press Secretary

The Texas Democratic Party (TDP) is seeking a Senior 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. We are seeking a seasoned press secretary who is fluent in Spanish; well-versed in pitching national, state, and local reporters, as well as bloggers and broadcast media; and in writing press releases, statements and op-eds. The Senior Press Secretary will also be expected to contribute on several office-wide projects including large-scale fundraisers, press conferences, large events, elections, the 2022 Texas Democratic Convention and other organizational events. Additionally, the Senior Press Secretary will work closely with the digital team to keep all communications, messages, and branding clear and concise. This position is based in Austin and is full-time in-person.

Job Details and Responsibilities: 

  • Help oversee the organization’s daily press outreach, editing press releases, talking points, statements and op-eds as needed;
  • Help advance the Texas Democratic Party’s mission and goals via the organization’s communications strategy, particularly in South Texas;
  • Daily tracking of state and national legislative efforts as it relates to the Democratic Party and issues facing working Texas families;
  • 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;
  • Organize press events including recruiting speakers, creating concepts, and hosting events; 
  • Work with legislative leadership to take advantage of press opportunities;
  • Maintain and update media lists.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as great people skills;
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously under strict deadlines; 
  • Knowledge of the South Texas media landscape with strong relationships in region; 
  • Bilingual Spanish/English (written and spoken); 
  • Previous Latin-outreach work; 
  • 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. 

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 4 years working in political and/or advocacy communications;
  • HA Bachelor’s Degree is required;
  • Previous experience of at least one full campaign or advocacy campaign cycle working as a press secretary;
  • Strong knowledge of Texas political landscape and strong commitment to Democratic values;
  • On-the-record experience;
  • Experience with social media and digital branding;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills;
  • Sharp communications instincts and demonstrated ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment; and
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Required Tools: 

  • Reliable Transportation
  • A reliable laptop
  • A reliable cell phone 

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $60,000+

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. 

Deputy Director of Voter Protection & Assistant General Counsel

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking a talented Deputy Voter Protection Director to join the Voter Protection Team and help ensure that all eligible Texans are able to cast their ballot in 2022. This person will lead aspects of the Party’s voter protection program (e.g., election worker training & support, vote-by-mail support, and/or poll watching). They will also serve as the Assistant General Counsel to the State Party, supporting the General Counsel on matters ranging from reviewing contracts to drafting briefs for voting rights litigation.

The Texas Democratic Party is creating a comprehensive educational and action plan to expand opportunities for Texans to be registered to vote, educated on all aspects of voting, and have full range of protections from any form of intimidation or voter suppression in casting a ballot or full participation in all aspects of Texas government. This person will be an integral part of that effort.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Voter Protection Team’s programmatic efforts in one or more of the following areas: election worker training & support, vote-by-mail support, mail ballot chase & cure, and/or poll watching (to be assigned depending on your skills and experiences).
  • Conduct legal research and assist the team with legal questions relating to voting procedures, voter suppression, intimidation, or efforts aimed at disenfranchising voters of Texas.
  • Support the General Counsel in contract drafting and review, answering legal questions from various departments, and briefing and assisting with pending litigation on behalf of the Texas Democratic Party.
  • Identify voting problems through collaboration with County Chairs & other stakeholders, hotline reports, monitoring the news and other resources and support the mobilization of a coordinated response within the Party. Strategies will include advocacy, public education campaigns, and others.
  • Recruit, train and organize volunteers to support the Voter Protection Team’s goals.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with select county-level officials to advance proactive improvements to voting, respond to threats, and resolve issues for individual voters, with a particular focus on issues impacting people of color and voters with disabilities.
  • Additional duties as assigned by the Voter Protection Director.

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • A licensed attorney and at least two years of litigation experience. You don’t have to be licensed in Texas, but Texas attorneys will be given preference.
  • Experience with campaigns – The ideal candidate has professional voter protection experience, but voter protection experience in a volunteer role (e.g., poll watcher, poll worker) is valued, as is campaign experience in another area (e.g., organizing/field).
  • Excellent problem-solving skills – you understand that litigation is a tool in your toolbelt but often the one of last resort, and you can find and utilize a variety of approaches to solve a problem.
  • Strong project management skills – Demonstrated excellence in developing and leading the execution of multiple, complex projects simultaneously. Able to spot issues ahead of time, creatively resolve them, and manage up, down and laterally to complete the project on schedule.
  • Strong lens and judgement 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. Operates and organizes from a racial justice perspective, with emphasis on voter suppression’s disproportionate impact on communities of color.
  • Grace under pressure: You thrive in a fast-paced environment, are decisive, and maintain your composure and teamwork skills under pressure.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who are fluent in written and spoken Spanish.

Required Tools: A smartphone

Note: All employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of work.

Start date: February 1, 2022

Employment type: Cycle through November 2022 (with the intention that the position becomes permanent if the candidate excels)

Reports to: Voter Protection Director and General Counsel

Location: Austin, Texas, with extensive travel throughout the state (up to 30%), including overnight and weekend trips (pending changes to COVID-19 safety protocols)

Salary: $62,000 – $72,000

How to Apply:  Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position.

Training Manager

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking a Training Manager. This person will bring together best practices in adult learning, leadership development, and political campaign strategy to support Democratic stakeholders in Texas in running more effective campaigns and programming. Stakeholders include: county chairs, candidates, campaign staff, and local leaders. The Training Manager will spend about half their time focused on creating and providing VAN and Data-related trainings and half their time supporting other teams at the State Party in developing and executing trainings on a wide range of topics. They will organize and facilitate trainings across all modalities: in-person, live online (i.e., Zoom), and on-demand using our Learning Management System.

We’re looking for individuals with experience teaching or training that have strong written and verbal communication skills. Ideally you will have experience working on a campaign or serving in a Democratic Party role (e.g., Precinct Chair, campaign volunteer, field organizer).

They will report to the Voter Protection Director. This is a cycle position based in Austin, TX, with employment through November 2022.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Create and facilitate trainings about VAN, TDP data products, volunteer recruitment & development, voter contact programming, and more. This includes:
    • Designing the curriculum and developing the training content, in consultation with the relevant departments
    • Facilitating some trainings
    • Organizing logistics and managing RSVPs for Zoom and in-person trainings
    • Ensuring content is reviewed and approved by the appropriate internal stakeholders
  • Lead on the development and organization of professional development trainings for select internal audiences (e.g., part-time voter registration staff) to support their ability to continue and advance within the Democratic campaign space
  • Design interactive, on-demand trainings on critical and evergreen topics
  • Collaborate with partners and allied organizations that offer trainings to facilitate participation by Democratic audiences
  • Support colleagues by providing ideas and feedback on content development and training methodology for trainings that they are leading on
  • Create documentation about technical tools (i.e. VAN) for non-technical audiences
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor

Required Skills:

  • Excellent writing skills, and you are very comfortable translating technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Experience teaching or training people and developing training materials
  • Adept at making creative and engaging content
  • Familiarity with campaign tactics (e.g., door knocking, phone banking) and political data tools, either as staff or a volunteer (i.e. VoteBuilder/VAN, Mobilize, Hustle, ThruText, ThruTalk, etc.)
  • Comfort with Zoom or other webinar/online meeting software — both in the background managing the event and in front of the camera presenting
  • You are resourceful, a team player, and an excellent problem solver
  • You thrive when you’re helping people solve problems, and are comfortable assisting people over the phone, in writing, or on video calls
  • In previous work environments, you’ve been known to assist your co-workers when they have problems, and are looked to as an excellent trainer of people.

Preferred Experience:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience required (ok if this is not political experience) — this is not an entry-level position
  • Experience as a staff member (e.g., organizer) on a political campaign or for an issue campaign preferred
  • Experience using or administering different voter contact/organizing tools (i.e. MiniVAN, VPB, Mobilize, Reach, Hustle, etc.) is a plus
  • Experience using Freshdesk, NGP 8, Airtable, and/or Asana are all a plus

Required tools:

  • A reliable cell phone
  • Reliable transportation (10-20% of your time will be spent facilitating in-person trainings across Texas)

Start Date: February 2022

Employment Type: Cycle — through November 2022

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $52,000 – $57,000/year

How to Apply:  Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position.

Regional Political Manager – West Texas or Rio Grande Valley

TDP is hiring Regional Political Managers (RPM) in West Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. A RPM will be responsible for implementing the organization’s political program in their assigned geographic region. This will include supporting County Democratic Parties in developing their capacity and building out voter engagement programs; recruiting candidates and connecting them with resources; and additional areas, as assigned.

Core Responsibilities

  • Communicate and coordinate closely with the county Democratic Parties and other regional coalitions in your region to implement political programming
  • Support and be responsive to questions from leaders of the county Democratic Parties in your region
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the key Democratic and progressive stakeholders and allied groups in your region
  • Identify and talk to potential candidates about running for office and share resources to foster Democrats competing for every office across the state
  • Maintain a strong understanding of campaign tactics, TDP political programs and rules affecting the stakeholders you’re engaging with

Preferred Skills:
This is not an entry-level position. Candidates should have 1-2 cycles of political experience. The ideal RPM candidate has experience as a campaign manager or other leadership role developing and implementing campaign strategy for a campaign or a county Democratic Party.

  • Strong verbal communicator
  • Strong emotional intelligence and ability to navigate challenging interpersonal dynamics deftly
  • Experience collaborating with partners to implement program or campaign strategy
  • Robust understanding of current campaign strategy and tactics

Required tools:

  • A reliable cell phone
  • Reliable transportation

Locations:

  • West Texas
  • Rio Grande Valley

Salary: Starting salary is $55,000 – $60,000

Employee Classification:
RPMs should be geographically located in their region for the long-term. Those already living in the Rio Grande Valley, Panhandle, South Plains, or Permian Basin are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time position and will include some nights and weekends. While the position is at-will, the ideal candidate would want to commit to the role for the duration for the 2022 cycle.

Start date: February 1, 2022, or as soon as possible

How to Apply:  Please click here and fill out this form to apply.

Deputy Voter File Manager

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking a top-tier, self-motivated, and innovative Deputy Voter File Manager. They will be responsible for assisting campaigns and county parties across Texas with VAN, including advising on targeting and troubleshooting technical issues.

They will report to the Voter File Manager. This is a cycle position, with employment through November 2022 and is based in Austin, TX.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Assisting in the management of Texas VAN support, including:
    • Responding to VAN help tickets and maintaining + improving the VAN help ticket system
    • Writing and updating VAN support documentation
    • Overseeing VAN account requests and creation, invoicing, and licensing agreements
    • Additional duties as assigned 
  • Providing strategic advice to campaigns, county parties, and all VAN users on VAN best practices and data standards.
  • Meet regularly with candidates and campaign staff to discuss VAN usage, and assist with data sharing, user permissioning, and voter contact programming

Additional Responsibilities: 

  • Providing data support to political and other teams
  • Other data / tech duties to support geographies / districts, including VAN administration, creating phone banks, managing texting programs, and more

About you:

  • You are kind, resourceful, a team player, and an excellent problem solver
  • You were the go-to VAN expert at your previous campaign / organization — you find joy in teaching others better ways to use VAN and sharing tips & tricks about the platform
  • You have experience in electoral politics and are passionate about using data and technical tools to organize and advance progressive causes
  • You enjoy the process of finding solutions to unexpected problems
  • You have a knack for customer service, and have demonstrated commitment to helping stakeholders achieve success
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and have experience explaining technical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • You are passionate about electing Democrats up and down the ballot across the state of Texas

Technical skills we’re looking for:

  • VoteBuilder / VAN
  • Experience using or administering voter contact tools (like Hustle, ThruText, ThruTalk, Callhub, Spoke, Callserver COS, Reach, etc.)
  • Interest in leveling-up technical skills — especially in becoming a Google Sheets expert or learning SQL
  • Experience using Freshdesk, NGP 8, Airtable, and/or Asana are all a plus

Required tools:

  • A reliable laptop
  • A reliable cell phone

Start Date: January 2022

Employment Type: This is a Texas based full-time position and will include some nights and weekends.

Location: Austin, TX

Salary: $44,000 – $52,000

Reports to: Voter File Manager

How to Apply:  Please submit your resume and cover letter here. Any questions can be directed to [email protected]

Apartment Program Manager

This person oversees a statewide program that coordinates with county parties and campaigns to hang voter registration forms on the doors of apartments in which the buildings are believed to have a significant number of unregistered but eligible voters who are likely to be Democrats.

Core Responsibilities

  • Work with the Data team and research voter registration trends and data to create the profile of apartment buildings we want to target
  • Create tracking systems to support volunteer-led door hanging
  • Curate and disseminate best practices for apartment door hanging
  • 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
  • Support other voter registration work, as needed/assigned

Required Skills & Experience

  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience, in or outside of the political world
  • You have participated in door-to-door canvassing efforts for a political candidate or issue advocacy
  • You have managed and organized data as part of your work — you are very comfortable with Google Forms and Google Sheets
  • 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

  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Employment Type: Cycle (through November 2022)
  • 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. 

Site-Based Registration Manager

This person oversees our site-based voter registration programs. By the fall of 2022, this person will manage a program with dozens to hundreds of voter registration canvassers who are registering voters at events, targeted high-traffic areas, and at their doors. 

Depending on the depth of your management experience, you may be considered for the Statewide Manager or Regional Manager position.

Core Responsibilities

  • Hire, manage and coach a team of paid community voter registration leads to do site-based registration
  • Use data and political relationships to support your team in identifying locations to do voter registration
  • Build scalable systems and tools for in-person voter registration
  • Develop the scripts, resources and data systems your staff need to succeed, in close collaboration with the Data, Voter Protection, and Political Teams
  • Ensure your staff’s strict compliance with Texas election law and TDP procedures
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of tools, strategies, and tactics and develop new options, where appropriate
  • Support other voter registration work, as needed/assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least one cycle of experience managing field staff to achieve voter registration or contact goals (for the Regional Manager role)
    At least one cycle of experience as a Regional Organizing Director, Deputy Organizing Director or Organizing Director, or their equivalent (for the Statewide Manager role)
  • You have a systems orientation to developing resources and tools that will scale as the program grows and you hire additional canvassers
  • Experience with VAN, sophisticated spreadsheets, and holding people accountable for meeting data hygiene standards
  • You are detail oriented 

Preferred Experience

  • You have developed and scaled a field program previously for a voter registration, voter turnout, or issue advocacy campaign

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

  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Employment Type: Cycle (through November 2022)
  • 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 Voter Registration Manager

This person will manage a program that uses relational organizing tactics to register 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 in politics, focused on voter registration.

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 (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

Preferred Skills

  • Comfort and experience using the Reach or Outreach Circle relational organizing platforms
  • 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

  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Employment Type: Cycle (through November 2022)
  • 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. 

Community Voter Registration Lead

The lead will identify opportunities to register likely Democratic voters in their area and assist would-be voters in registering to vote. While we will only be hiring a handful of folks in 2021 for this phase of the project, if you are not hired your resume will be kept on file and considered in future rounds of hiring.

Core Responsibilities

  • Register voters at community events and targeted high-traffic areas
  • Work with leaders in the community to collaborate on these voter registration efforts and avoid duplication with other voter registration
  • Become certified as a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in your county (and other nearby counties, as assigned) and keep your VDR certification in good standing
  • Return all completed voter registration forms entrusted to you within three days of completion
  • Track data on a daily basis 
  • Communicate regularly with your supervisor about goals and scheduling
  • Represent the Texas Democratic Party positively and effectively at all times
  • Follow all training protocols and applicable laws
  • Support other voter registration work, as needed/assigned

Other Responsibilities

As the program progresses, we may add organizing responsibilities to recruit, support, and engage volunteers to add capacity to your voter registration efforts in your community.

Required Skills

  • No professional experience necessary, but must be a people person who can talk to strangers easily and is eager to engage with members of your community
  • Committed to the values of the Democratic Party and motivated to register voters
  • Some experience block walking or phone banking to talk to voters about political issues or candidates in the past
  • Comfortable with data entry and spreadsheets
  • Strong written communication skills to coordinate in a digital and largely online environment 
  • Eligible to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar in the State of Texas 
    • 18 years or older
    • Citizen of the United States
    • Resident of Texas
    • not have been finally convicted of a felony, or, if convicted, must have completed all terms of your sentence
    • Additional requirements listed here

Preferred Skills

  • Fluency in a language other than English that is spoken widely in your community is a strong plus

Required Tools & Availability

  • Reliable transportation — You will be required to travel within your area to voter registration events and sites
  • Computer or tablet for data entry
  • Smartphone 
  • Available nights and weekends — much of your work will be done at these times, but your schedule will be irregular
  • Able to work a minimum of 15 hours per week

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

Compensation & Logistics

  • Start Date: December 2021 or January 2022
  • Employment Type: Temporary 
  • Reports To: Site-Based Registration Manager
  • Location: In your home county in Texas
  • Pay Rate: $15/hour
    Paid Professional Development Opportunities will be offered

How to Apply: Please click here and fill out this form to apply for this position. 

Political Intern

The Texas Democratic Party is seeking Political Interns. 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 in managing volunteers, 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

A computer is required for this internship. The intern must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination is required. The internship is located in Austin for the Spring 2022 term and will require a 15 hour per week commitment.

Compensation is $15 an hour

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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.

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Submit your resume: txdem.co/resume-bank

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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